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Communications/Administrative Director
City Wildlife, Washington DC

The Center: City Wildlife, Inc. (www.citywildlife.org), located in Washington, DC, is a twelve-year-old nonprofit dedicated to protecting wildlife in our nation’s capital through rehabilitation services, advocacy, and education. With more than 7,600 acres of parkland, Washington is one of the ‘greenest’ cities in the United States and home to hundreds of wildlife species. Until City Wildlife opened, however, the District of Columbia had no rehabilitation services for sick, injured, or orphaned wild animals. City Wildlife was founded to change that situation and — with the completion of its 3,000 sq. foot indoor rehabilitation center in July of 2013 — now provides excellent wildlife rehabilitation services for about 1,800 animals a year. It enjoys enthusiastic and grateful community support.

The Position: The Communications/Administrative Director reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for a range of functions critical to the Center’s operation and mission. Her/his primary responsibilities include:

  • Helping members of the public with inquiries about wildlife by telephone and email,
  • Receiving animal patients from the public and animal control officers and collecting intake information,
  • Maintaining City Wildlife’s social media accounts and website,
  • Representing City Wildlife at public outreach, fundraising, and educational events,
  • Playing a pivotal role in City Wildlife’s online fundraising efforts: email solicitations, GivingTuesday, GoFundMe projects, and the like.
  • Preparing quarterly grant reports reflecting the Center’s work with wildlife patients, telephone calls, and outreach events.
  • Providing clerical support for City Wildlife’s citizen science projects (currently Lights Out DC and Duck Watch) and wildlife advocacy efforts.
  • Doing certain routine clerical and administrative to support the Center’s operation.

Qualifications: An ideal candidate for the Clinic Director position will have:

  • A college degree in communications, biology, marketing, administration, or relevant field;
  • Experience with computer databases, managing social media accounts, and working with electronic photographs and video,
    Superior customer service skills,
  • Superior writing abilities,
  • Excellent communication skills, including fluency in English, and preferably a second language,
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a high-pressure environment, and
    Good health, stamina, and the ability to lift 20 lbs.

Hours and Benefits: Full time, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., 5 days/week with one weekend day required. Assistance with health insurance. Paid sick days and vacation time. Salary to be commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume by e-mail (preferred) to:

Jim Monsma, Executive Director, City Wildlife, Inc.
at jim.monsma@citywildlife.org or by mail to:

City Wildlife, Inc.
PO Box 60078
Washington, DC 20039