[MARMAM] Immediate Openings for Managment Positions with Seal Rescue Ireland

Seal Rescue Ireland sealrescueireland at gmail.com
Wed May 25 13:50:21 PDT 2016

Seal Rescue Ireland is currently recruiting for the following Positions
(open immediately):

-          Hospital Operations Manager (Full Time Salary Position)

-          Assistant Animal Care Manager (Possible Free Food/Housing)


Seal Rescue Ireland is a very busy marine animal rescue and rehabilitation
facility located in Courtown Ireland. It is the only seal rehabilitation
facility in Ireland and responds to strandings along the entire coast of
Ireland. Most strandings are Grey and Common Seal pups who have been
wounded, orphaned or injured. The centre also has an extensive education
program and is open to the public. Due to a new business restructure, there
are currently new management positions available with immediate start dates.
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. 


After reading the descriptions below please send your resume and cover
letter and available dates to: 

Attention: "Name of Position of Interest" sealrescueireland at gmail.com 

More info: Telephone: 087 461 3798 www.sealrescueireland.org



This is a management position will be a responsible for overseeing all daily
operations at Seal Rescue Ireland(SRI). SRI is a small facility so
candidates must be extremely versatile since the operations manager takes on
multiple roles. Duties will include but are not limited to overseeing the
finances, overseeing multiple programs, event planning, planning
fundraisers, facilities paperwork, making sure animal welfare and protocols
are maintained, delegating out duties, hiring/recruiting new management and
volunteers, and networking. The successful canidate will supervise Animal
Care Managers, interns, & volunteers. He or she will work closely with the
Executive Director to help achieve organizational goals. This person must be
passionate about the mission and be self-motivated. The ability to juggle
multiple projects/tasks at once is a must. Although the Animal Care Managers
are responsible for the daily care of the seals, the Hospital Operations
Manager will be involved in planning releases and other aspects that deal
with animal care - yet it must be noted this position is expected to be
overseeing the departments rather than directly being involved in animal
care daily - but stepping in when needed or being there for advice or
training new management. 

Reports to:  Executive Director and Board of Directors

Full Time Position (Salary): 40+hrs/week


The Animal Operations Manager will be thoroughly committed to SRI's mission.
All candidates should have proven leadership management experience. Concrete
demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

.         Must be legally allowed to work in Ireland -visa assistance not
available. Must be 25 or older and be able to legally drive in Ireland. 

.         Advanced degree, with at least 1 year of management experience;
track record of effectively leading organisations and staff. Prior
experience with volunteers is desired. 

.         Experience event planning or fundraising is desired. Not for
Profit experience is desired. 

.         Excellence in organisational management with the ability to coach
staff, manage and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic
objectives and manage a budget. The ability to multitask and handle multiple
projects at once is a requirement. 

.         Must be able and willing to delegate duties since a successful
operation depends on this.  

.         Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and
passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary
project skills.

.         Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative
approach to program management

.         Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups
of people

.         Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven
and self-directed.

.         Animal care experience with marine mammals is preferred but not

.         Must be proficient in Microsoft programs such as Excel, Word and

.         Public speaking skills are a requirement. 

Duties Include:

.         Supervise, recruit, and train managers and volunteers

.         Coordinate releases and other conservation events

.         Oversee all parts of the daily operations of the organization
including the behind the scenes experience, gift shop, fundraising program,
maintaining volunteer housing & education program. 

.         Responsible for the PR and Marketing of the organization and

.         Grant writing and seeking new ways of funding with assistance from
Executive Director.

.         Responsible for helping the centre maintain a positive reputation
with the public and visitors. 

.         Delegating out duties and overseeing all work done by volunteers,
interns and managers.

.         Participate in educational talks and tours.

.         Provide assistance to the Executive Director and rehabilitation
staff as needed.

.         Assisting with fundraisers, educational events, clerical duties
and office work as needed 

.         Representing Seal Rescue Ireland at networking events 



Job Summary: This is a management position will be a responsible individual
who will supervise programs, supervising interns/volutneers, supervising
daily husbandry of animals in care, and  take care of necessary office
duties to keep the centre running. He or she will work closely with the
Hospital Operations Manager and Animal Care Manager in all aspects involved
in running a wildlife hospital. This position is split between working with
the animals and working on management tasks in the office. Participation in
the rescue groups educational program and fundraising program are required.
If interested, selected assistant managers are responsible for caring for
the volunteer house and in exchange get free room and board. 

Reports to:  Animal Care Manager and Hospital Operations Manager

Requirements:  Applicants must have a background or interest in areas of
study such as Pre-Vet, Biology, Zoology, or any other animal related field.
Previous work with marine mammal rehabilitation is required. Applicants MUST
be comfortable with computers and Microsoft office programs, be comfortable
speaking in front of a crowd, be comfortable giving direction/teaching, be
organized and self-motivated. Applicants should be agile with a good sense
of balance in order to maneuver around the exhibits and holding areas, and
must be able to lift 25 kilograms.  Applicants must possess the ability to
adapt to an ever-changing work environment, and be available to work nights,
weekends and holidays. Applicant must be 25 or older and have a driver's
license that allows them to drive in Ireland. 

Duties Include:

.         Supervise, recruit, and train interns and volunteer

.         Coordinate releases and other conservation events

.         Management of Seal Records Database 

.         Responsible for managing specific programs within the organization

.         Responsible for hospital inventory and stock checks

.         Supervising and participating in daily animal diet preparations,
routine cleaning of enclosures, giving medical treatments, tube feeding, and
maintenance of the grounds

.         Overseeing medical treatment plans and upgrading animals and diets
with other managers

.         Assist and coordinate rescue of stranded animals including
assisting with the rescue hotline.

.         Participate in educational talks and tours.

.         Supervise, Maintain, and update seal records. Applying for rehab
licenses as needed.

.         Provide assistance to the Director and rehabilitation staff as

.         Assisting with fundraisers, educational events, clerical duties
and office work as needed 

.         Representing Seal Rescue Ireland at networking events 


This is an unpaid position. Housing is available at 85 Euro/Week (includes
food) if desired and there is an option of getting free housing/food if
willing to additionally take on the house manager role. Applicant is
responsible for all travel expenses. One year Volunteer visas are available
for people from specific countries and if certain criteria is met. 




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