WildCare Foundation: Executive Director Job Description and Position Announcement

WildCare’s mission is to provide people a place to bring native wildlife struggling to survive with the goal of releasing healthy individuals back to nature. Through this mission WildCare provides a community service that is unique and crucial to the native wildlife of Oklahoma.

The executive director is the leader and chief spokesperson for the organization and is responsible for managing the operations and fiscal activities of WildCare Foundation. The executive director leads in the development of strategic plans and standardized business practices; enhances visibility and outreach through promotion of the center; implements and coordinates fundraising and development efforts to achieve sustainability; prepares and monitors budgets; and provides direction on programs and facilities; responsible for public relations, social media, digital communications.  The executive director reports to and is accountable to the board of directors.

WildCare is at a pivotal moment in its 30-year history. The founder and executive director is retiring after more than three decades of service. With her leadership and the board’s guidance, WildCare is on a solid foundation and ready to start a new chapter, one in which philanthropy will continue to play a critical role.  The new executive director will inherit a supportive community, loyal volunteers and a dedicated staff. This team will work together to achieve the next milestone, to become a premiere facility in the country that can showcase the best practices for rehabilitating our nation’s wildlife.

For more information about WildCare Foundation:




  • A bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Nonprofit Management and/or Wildlife related field
  • At least 2 years demonstrated successful management and supervisory experience managing a nonprofit; preferably an animal facility or wildlife rehabilitation facility
  • Experience supervising a staff of five or more
  • Knowledge of fundraising, budgeting processes and accounting procedures


  • Proven skills in operations, business, and people management
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills
  • Highly detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to manage and supervise a team of staff and volunteers
  • Articulate, organized and well spoken
  • Effective problem-solving and mediation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to share skills and knowledge with others
  • Proficiency with MS office, QuickBooks and donor database software
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced setting


Fundraising Management

  • Leads the development and oversees the implementation of fundraising plans into tactical actions/activities (newsletters and other mailings) to secure adequate funding
  • Preparing, submitting and supervising grants
  • Identifying, preparing and presenting corporate proposals
  • Implementing and maintaining social media presence
  • Maintaining client/donor data base

 Personnel Management

  • Manages the operation of the organization, including staff, programs and physical facilities.
  • Directs professional staff by delegating responsibilities as necessary to effectively serve the organization’s clients and accomplish its goals.
  • Charged with hiring, evaluating, administering employee benefits, and handling other personnel matters.
  • Develops, establishes and utilizes organizational performance measurement standards.

 Financial Management

  • Provides oversight for the financial affairs of the organization. This includes, but is not limited to, preparation of the budget, statements of financial position, and profit and loss statements.
  • Ensures generally accepted accounting principles are continually adhered to and related to all budget and financial matters
  • Understands and manages operations within budget constraints
  • Ensures ongoing financial growth of the organization.

 Board Responsibilities

  • Serves as the principal professional resource to the board of directors assisting them in matters of policy formulation and interpretation.
  • Communicates regularly and openly with the board.
  • Creates a culture of partnership between board and staff based on genuine trust and respect for each other’s contributions of time, talent and resources. Implements the policies established by the board of directors through the administration of the organization and its activities.
  • Participates in board meetings, (i.e., providing input, information and feedback as the organization’s liaison).

 Community Relations

  • Chief spokesperson for the organization. Represents the organization to the community and fosters a good relationship and image among the organization, its clients, its donors and the general and philanthropic community in Oklahoma.
  • Manages public relations, social media and digital communications.


Salary will be determined based on the education and experience of the successful candidate.


All applications are due by 5 p.m. April 12, 2019. Applicants are expected to submit a cover letter, résumé, references and salary requirements to [email protected]

WildCare Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. WildCare Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other protected class under federal, state or local laws.

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