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Wis. Animal Org Looks for New VP

Global Conservation Group, Inc.

MILWAUKEE, WIS. - The Global Conservation Group, an animal advocacy and rescue organization announced today that it has started accepting applications for a new Vice President of Operations.

Responsibilities: Setting and implementing strategy, maintaining accountability, heading departments, reporting to the president, managing personnel, oversee committees, train committee chairpeople, and be a liaison between committee chairpeople and the executive board, and work closely with the other organizational executives and president.


University graduation in a related field or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


Individual must possess a minimum of 10 years combined leadership experience including five to eight years in a senior management.

Must have direct management experience with large-scale initiatives involving significant dollar amounts and implications, a large staff, and involving diverse stakeholder groups.

Experience working with volunteers and knowledge of the not for profit sector are preferred.


The ability to lead and motivate groups and individuals. Able to think creatively and strategically to successfully mediate and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. Able to overcome obstacles to cooperation and to foster harmonious relations.

Strong project management skills. Able to balance competing priorities, complex situations, and tight deadlines.

Proven leadership and consensus building skills. Solid and broad understanding of all aspects of fiscal management and information technology. Proven negotiation and mediation skills.

Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills.


1. Honesty. Always do the honest thing. It makes employees feel like they know where they stand with you at all times.

2. Focus. Know where you're going and have a strong stated mission to lead people on. If you're not sure, how can your people be sure? You have to have strong focus and stay the course.
3. Passion. Whatever it is, you must have passion for what you're doing. Live, breathe, eat and sleep your mission.
4. Respect. Not playing favorites with people and treating all people -- no matter what station in life, what class or what rank in the org chart -- the same.
5. Excellent persuasion abilities. People have to believe in you and your credibility. Image is everything and the belief people have in you, your product, your mission, your facts or your reputation are key to being a great leader. You have to persuade people of this -- it doesn't just happen.

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