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    Position: Executive Director (EARS)

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    Detailed Information:
    (16 20 hours per week)

    The role
    You will be responsible for developing and managing a membership based organisation focused on supporting and delivering key processes and activities. You will execute the day-to-day management of the alliance, including writing and executing year and work plans, financial management and legal compliance. In collaboration with the Board you will help set strategic direction. You will organise and support board and annual Partner meetings. The Executive Director serves as the main contact point for Partner rescue centres and sanctuaries and you will be responsible for developing relationships with rescue centres and sanctuaries across Europe interested in joining EARS. At national, regional and international levels you will develop and maintain close contacts and good relationships with relevant institutions (government and non-governmental). The role will also include developing and maintaining communication materials and tools for internal and external audiences. You will also be responsible for fund raising for EARS initiatives and operations.

    Skills and qualifications
    Working and thinking at an academic level (in a relevant subject, for example: animal welfare and management, wildlife conservation, NGO management).
    Relevant sector-oriented knowledge and experience (NGO/animal welfare / conservation/network).
    Understanding of relevant issues concerning European rescue centres and sanctuaries is an advantage.
    Managerial and administrative skills including financial management.
    Excellent communication, interpersonal and diplomatic skills.
    Fluency in English, both written and spoken. A second European language advantageous.
    Strong networking and collaborating skills.
    Ability to show initiative and work independently and to work as part of a team.
    Capable of working with common computer programmes and applications.

    We offer
    You will be an employee of EARS but the contract is currently managed by AAP Rescue Centre for Exotic Animals in the Netherlands. The starting salary ranges between 22.906- and 29.746 gross per year (based on 20 hours per week, including 8% holiday payment) depending on relevant work experience. The location of the position is open for discussion. The person must be willing and able to travel.

    Want to know more or apply right away?
    For further information call David van Gennep, Executive Director at AAP, or Erik Peeters, Operational Manager at AAP, phone number 31 (0)36 523 87 87. Check our website for further information about EARS.

    How to apply
    Send your application letter and CV before 26 August, mentioning number 2013-12-EARSED, preferably by e-mail to or by regular mail to EARS c/o: Stichting AAP, Postbus 50313, 1305 AH Almere, the Netherlands, for the attention of Elly Koppers, HR Coordinator.
    A practical assignment may be part of the application process.,com_vacatures/Itemid,14/id,62/

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