Job Openings and Employment Opportunities at Oakland Zoo

Oakland Zoo is always looking to add to our team of dedicated and hardworking employees.

A great place to work, we are strongly committed to being a workplace free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability. There are a variety of employment opportunities and job openings throughout the year. Whether you like to work with animals or people; indoors or outdoors... there's something for everyone!

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
 

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Seasonal Full-time

DAYS/HOURS: Actual days and hours may vary, but will include weekends and holidays.

SALARY: DOE

START DATE: ASAP

END DATE: TBD

CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt

JOB SUMMARY:
Performs routine intermediate maintenance and repairs. This position may be extended into regular full-time in future, but currently is running as a temporary position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Performs routine intermediate maintenance and repair of Zoo structures, vehicles, equipment, and irrigation.
  2. Assists Maintenance Staff with other basic tasks (e.g. inspecting devices and minor repairs, assist with construction or general maintenance and upkeep of exhibits or similar projects, change fixtures, etcetera)
  3. Performs other duties as requested
  4. Demonstrates superior customer service with both internal (i.e. co-workers) and external (vendors, park visitors, contractors, etc) guests
  5. Demonstrates knowledge of, and supports, the East Bay Zoological Society's mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and codes of behavior

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Must be able/willing to read and comprehend manuals, directions, and be able to order parts for the job at hand, as required.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, be a self-starter and work with little or no supervision.
  • Must possess skills in the safe use of tools and equipment associated with mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and welding trades; ability to operate powered equipment normally found in maintenance operations.
  • Basic knowledge/skill/ability needed in maintenance projects/work.
  • Basic knowledge of general construction practices.
  • Ability to work effectively with little or no direct supervision.
  • Active CA Driver's License with clear DMV record (ability to obtain authorization to drive from Zoo's insurance carrier).
  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing 75 lbs or more.
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions, sometimes in or around excessive dust or dirt.
  • Able to bend and twist, stand, kneel, sit, climb, walk, bend, stoop, speak and hear regularly and for long periods of time (8 hours or more)

MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

  • High school diploma or GED (or greater), due to the need to read and interpret complex instructions and manuals.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • At least two years of formal maintenance experience.
  • Must be 18 years or older.

DISCLAIMER:
Please note that this job description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and the people or person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as a exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of the personnel fpr this position. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant, and personnel may be reqired to perform duties beyond this list or outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time or as needed.

TO APPLY:
Email your resume and cover letter to bob@oaklandzoo.org, along with:

  • 2 professional references

If you choose to apply via email, please remember to put the title of the position in your subject -- failure to do so may result in your application not being seen/forwarded to the correct party for review.

You may also download an application by going to our website http://www.oaklandzoo.org (under "Employment", where you will be able to print out a blank copy of our application form. You can then mail your completed applications to the address provided in application or FAX your application and resume to (510) 746-7175 (attn: HR).

In addition, you may pick up an Employment Application at the parking booth/main entrance (Golf Links Road) to the Zoo. You may simply return your completed application, along with your resume, etc., back to the Main Gate or to the Zoo's Human Resources office.

Please, no phone calls!  We apologize, but due to the heavy volume of applications, only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Do not call to follow up on the status of your application

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:
Open until filled


JANITOR
 

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Seasonal Full-time

DAYS/HOURS: Actual days may vary, but generally 40 hours per week

SALARY: $12.55/hour

START DATE: ASAP

CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt

JOB SUMMARY:
Under the direct supervision of the Janitorial Manager, the Janitor performs all necessary janitorial duties as required. The Janitor performs these duties at one or more designated areas. Upholds the mission and values established the East Bay Zoological Society (the "Zoo") and adheres to policies and procedures as set forth by the Zoo.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. General office maintenance, including, but not limited to: trash removal; dusting; cleaning and re-stocking supplies in restrooms, break-rooms; sweeping and mopping floors; vacuuming; window washing; buffing floors; stripping and waxing floors; carpet cleaning.
  2. Utility work as directed by supervisor including, but not limited to moving furniture, assisting in loading, unloading and distribution of supplies, servicing of lobbies and high public use areas, servicing complaints and performing special cleaning.
  3. Ensure daily cleaning assignments are completed and that routine checks are conducted/completed to maintain cleanliness throughout Zoo.
  4. Monitor and help maintain supplies and equipment inventory as directed; keep janitor closets clean and orderly.
  5. Complete and submit accurate time/log sheets; work adjusted schedules and/or overtime as required.
  6. Maintain a safe working environment and report any unsafe conditions to supervisor. Report accidents, and any out-of-order equipment in the buildings (e.g., leaking or broken fixtures) to supervisor and/or Maintenance Dept.
  7. Read and follow label instructions on chemicals/cleaning materials, follow proper operating instructions for powered equipment, and wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  8. Operate powered equipment typically used in janitorial operations; performing simple preventive maintenance on equipment as needed or directed.
  9. Drive Zoo carts (and other Zoo vehicles as directed).
  10. Performs other related duties as required and assigned.
  11. Demonstrates superior customer service with both internal (i.e. co-workers) and external (vendors, park visitors, contractors, etc) guests
  12. Demonstrates knowledge of, and supports, the East Bay Zoological Society's mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and codes of behavior

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Ability to operate powered equipment normally found in janitorial operations
  • Ability to organize work, prioritize and follow schedules and instructions.
  • Ability to work around and positively interact with the public.
  • Ability to work effectively with little or no direct supervision, and alternately as a member of a team.
  • Active CA Driver's License with clear DMV record (ability to obtain authorization to drive from Zoo's insurance carrier).
  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing 50 lbs or more.
  • Able to bend and twist, stand, kneel, sit, climb, walk, bend, stoop, speak and hear regularly and for long periods of time (8 hours or more)

MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

  • High school diploma or GED (or greater), due to the need to read and interpret complex instructions and manuals.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • At least one years of formal janitorial experience.
  • Knowledge of total hard floor care, carpet care and general office maintenance preferred
  • Must be 18 years or older.

DISCLAIMER:
Please note that this job description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and the people or person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as a exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of the personnel fpr this position. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant, and personnel may be reqired to perform duties beyond this list or outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time or as needed.

TO APPLY:
Email your resume and cover letter to pepper@oaklandzoo.org, along with:

  • 2 professional references

If you choose to apply via email, please remember to put the title of the position in your subject -- failure to do so may result in your application not being seen/forwarded to the correct party for review.

You may also download an application by going to our website http://www.oaklandzoo.org (under "Employment", where you will be able to print out a blank copy of our application form. You can then mail your completed applications to the address provided in application or FAX your application and resume to (510) 746-7175 (attn: HR).

In addition, you may pick up an Employment Application at the parking booth/main entrance (Golf Links Road) to the Zoo. You may simply return your completed application, along with your resume, etc., back to the Main Gate or to the Zoo's Human Resources office.

  • Pick up an Employment Application at the parking booth/main entrance (Golf Links Road) to the Zoo. You may simply return your completed application, along with your resume, etcetera, back to the Main Gate or to the Zoo's Human Resources office.

Please, no phone calls!  We apologize, but due to the heavy volume of applications, only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Do not call to follow up on the status of your application

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:
Open until vacancy filled


ANNUAL GIVING MANAGER
 

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Regular Full-time

DAYS/HOURS: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm

SALARY: $40-45K (DOE)

START DATE: May 16, 2016

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY:
The Annual Giving Manager is responsible for coordination of unrestricted fundraising programs that solicit one-time and renewable gifts from individuals and organizations in support of the Zoo's annual operating budget. Reporting to the Director of Development, this position oversees strategies to build and expand on current success that helps increase donor investment and distinguish Oakland Zoo as the premier Zoo in Northern California.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Develop an annual budget of expenses and revenue consistent with an annual work plan.
  2. Manage solicitation of gifts, acknowledgements, and all related follow-up calls, reports, correspondence and record-keeping for unrestricted gifts.
  3. Plan and actively promote special giving programs, including commemorative gifts, monthly giving, bench program, car donations, train plaque tributes, and Adopt-an-Animal using strategies that include direct mail, telemarketing, direct solicitation, onsite solicitation, and online giving.
  4. Responsible for writing solicitation appeals, including acquisition, renewals, and donor updates.
  5. Management of the Zoo's Friends of the Wild program (unrestricted gifts $1,000 and greater), including benefits tracking, stewardship, annual donor reception, and spring event.
  6. Coordinate the planning, management, and implementation of the annual holiday for Board members and donors.
  7. Play an active role in donor/prospect events that support the California Trail Capital Campaign.
  8. Provide Raiser's Edge reports and assistance to the Director of Development, as requested.
  9. Coordinate Walk in the Wild sponsorships and materials in conjunction with Marketing.
  10. Participate in development department and other meetings, prepare materials as needed.
  11. Demonstrate superior customer service with customers, both internal (i.e. co-workers) and external (vendors, visitors, students, parents, etc) donors and donor prospects, and volunteers.
  12. Some supervisory responsibilities required.
  13. Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Self-starter, well-organized, detail-oriented, and ability to work flexible hours.
  • Able to set priorities, manage multiple projects and work within budget restrictions.
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, spreadsheet essentials, and database technology.Experience with the Raiser's Edge (fundraising software) a plus.
  • Three or more years of experience in fundraising, with an emphasis on donor/client relations, required with a solid understanding of fundraising mechanics.
  • Event planning, management, and implementation required.
  • Highly adept at developing successful, cross-functional teams, characterized by effective communications, a positive attitude and shared goals.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to organize tasks and ensure timely completion of projects with strong detail to accuracy.

MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Three or more years of experience in fundraising or public relations, preferably with an emphasis on donor/client relations, required.
  • Event planning, management, and implementation required.
  • Self-starter, well-organized, detail-oriented, and ability to work flexible hours.
  • Candidates must have long enough tenure in positions to be able to demonstrate abilities.

DISCLAIMER:
Please note that this job description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and the people or person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as a exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of the personnel fpr this position. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant, and personnel may be reqired to perform duties beyond this list or outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time or as needed.

TO APPLY:
Email your resume and cover letter to ericm@oaklandzoo.org, along with:

  • At least 3 professional references.
  • Optional: A writing sample and/or solicitation if available, as well as any additional endorsements you'd like to include.

If you choose to apply via email, please remember to put the title of the position in your subject -- failure to do so may result in your application not being seen/forwarded to the correct party for review.

You may also download an application by going to our website http://www.oaklandzoo.org (under "Employment", where you will be able to print out a blank copy of our application form. You can then mail your completed applications to the address provided in application or FAX your application and resume to (510) 746-7175 (attn: HR).

In addition, you may pick up an Employment Application at the parking booth/main entrance (Golf Links Road) to the Zoo. You may simply return your completed application, along with your resume, etc., back to the Main Gate or to the Zoo's Human Resources office.

Please, no phone calls!  We apologize, but due to the heavy volume of applications, only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Do not call to follow up on the status of your application

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:
Open until filled


Development Services Associate
 

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Regular Full-time

DAYS/HOURS: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm

SALARY: 35-40K (DOE)

START DATE: April 25, 2016

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY:
Oakland Zoo seeks an individual with events experience to oversee data entry, gift processing and gift acknowledgments for all contributions and special campaign gifts to the Zoo. The associate provides administrative support; supports meetings with volunteer committees, staff and outside organizations by preparing materials, agendas, and minutes; creates and manages donor acknowledgements; and plays an active role in the production of the Friends of the Wild donor events, Walk in the Wild, and Campaign events. The associate will join a ten person, mission-focused, team that is dedicated to increasing philanthropic support for Oakland Zoo. This individual will report directly to the Development Director and work closely and in partnership with the full development team. This is a unique opportunity to play a critical role in Oakland Zoo's strategic growth by being a part of a high-performing fundraising program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Process all development department gifts and pledges, including: memorials, annual fund, events, adopt an animal, capital campaign, planned gifts, car donations and other restricted or miscellaneous gifts.
  2. Prepare acknowledgements for the above gifts and pledges; work with team to coordinate acknowledgements for major gifts, pledges and grants that are received from high level campaign or one-time special solicitations and proposals.
  3. Reconcile batch totals with Finance in coordination with the development team
  4. Administer Adopt an Animal and Car Donations programs.
  5. Prepare special reports, mailing lists and donor lists for annual reports, donor boards and other signage as needed for Development and capital projects.
  6. Update and maintain Board, Docent, committee and volunteer records in Raiser's Edge.
  7. Review and provide ongoing database and record maintenance; make recommendations for system upgrades and changes needed to assure best practices are followed.
  8. Support prospect management and donor tracking for major gifts and grants; maintain donor plaques and signage.
  9. Provides support for meetings with volunteer committees, staff and outside organizations by preparing materials, agendas, and minutes.
  10. Develop and maintain Development Department calendar and record keeping systems.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Support annual donor reception and events, Walk in the Wild, and campaign related events. Coordinate logistics to include: sponsor tracking, reservations, timelines, and other activities that assure successful events.
  • Work with the Development and Marketing teams to coordinate all deadlines, logistics and reservations for Walk in the Wild, the Zoo's signature fundraising event.
  • Provide support for Campaign events; coordinate logistics to include: reservations, volunteer coordination, signage, printed materials, rentals, catering, timelines, and other activities that assure successful events.
  • Collaborate with team on event related press releases, e-blast content, and promotion on Facebook.
  • Demonstrate superior customer service with customers, both internal (i.e. co-workers) and external (vendors, visitors, students, parents, etc) donors and donor prospects, and volunteers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and support for the East Bay Zoological Society's mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of behavior.
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

  • Associate Degree minimum requirement and/or college course work and professional training; bachelors or advanced degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • One or more years of experience in fundraising, with an emphasis on donor/client relations.
  • Experience coordinating special events and volunteers
  • Self-starter, well-organized, detail-oriented, and ability to work flexible hours.
  • Able to set priorities, manage multiple projects and work within budget restrictions.
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, spreadsheet essentials, and database technology. Experience with the Raiser's Edge (fundraising software) a plus.
  • Highly adept at developing successful, cross-functional teams, characterized by effective communications, a positive attitude and shared goals.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to organize tasks and ensure timely completion of projects with strong detail to accuracy.
  • Solid understanding of fundraising mechanics.

DISCLAIMER:
Please note that this job description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and the people or person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as a exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of the personnel fpr this position. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant, and personnel may be reqired to perform duties beyond this list or outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time or as needed.

TO APPLY:
Email your resume and cover letter to

If you choose to apply via email, please remember to put the title of the position in your subject -- failure to do so may result in your application not being seen/forwarded to the correct party for review.

You may also download an application by going to our website http://www.oaklandzoo.org (under "Employment", where you will be able to print out a blank copy of our application form. You can then mail your completed applications to the address provided in application or FAX your application and resume to (510) 746-7175 (attn: HR).

In addition, you may pick up an Employment Application at the parking booth/main entrance (Golf Links Road) to the Zoo. You may simply return your completed application, along with your resume, etc., back to the Main Gate or to the Zoo's Human Resources office.

Please, no phone calls!  We apologize, but due to the heavy volume of applications, only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Do not call to follow up on the status of your application

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:
Open until filled


Grill Cook
 

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Seasonal Full-time

DAYS/HOURS: Varies

SALARY: $12.55 per hour

START DATE: April 22, 2016

END DATE: September 6, 2016

CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt

JOB SUMMARY:
Cook and prepare a variety of foods that require a short preparation time using a grill and fry baskets while maintaining the highest food and service standards along with exceptional customer service. Upholds the mission and values established the East Bay Zoological Society (the "Zoo") and adheres to policies and procedures as set forth by the Zoo.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Grill, cook and fry foods such as hamburgers, chicken strips and French fries.
  2. Perform food preparation tasks.
  3. Must be able to control quantity and food proportion.
  4. Must restock food storage drawers nightly and/or as needed.
  5. Required to thoroughly clean and sanitize all cooking and preparations areas nightly
  6. Responsible for proper filtration and rotation of cooking oils.
  7. Must maintain cooking area and utensils in a sanitary, clean and orderly fashion.
  8. Demonstrates superior customer service with customers, both internal (i.e. co-workers) and external (vendors, visitors, customers, etc).
  9. Demonstrates knowledge of, and supports, the East Bay Zoological Society's mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of behavior.
  10. Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Must have a working knowledge of food preparation terms
  • Must have a general knowledge of general work rules and polices for food quality standards.
  • Must be able to work efficiently in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to work independently and muti-task handing as many as 30 food orders at a time.
  • Must be neat in appearance and have good personal health standards.
  • Must have good work habits and comply with governmental heath, safety and sanitation standards.
  • Must have the ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with management, staff, co-workers and general public.
  • Must be team oriented and have excellent customer service skills.
  • Must be able to stand or walk for prolonged periods and be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must have Servsafe food handler's card on their person at all times while on duty.

MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

  • High school diploma or equivalent education and related experience.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain current food handler's permit within 90 days of employment.
  • Must be able to read, write and understand English.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • One to two years experience in short order cooking in a fast food environment.
  • A through knowledge of health regulations related to food preparation and handling.

DISCLAIMER:
Please note that this job description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and the people or person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as a exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of the personnel fpr this position. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant, and personnel may be reqired to perform duties beyond this list or outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time or as needed.

TO APPLY:
Email your resume and cover letter to jason@oaklandzoo.org, along with:

  • 2 professional references If you choose to apply via email, please remember to put the title of the position in your subject -- failure to do so may result in your application not being seen/forwarded to the correct party for review.

If you choose to apply via email, please remember to put the title of the position in your subject -- failure to do so may result in your application not being seen/forwarded to the correct party for review.

You may also download an application by going to our website http://www.oaklandzoo.org (under "Employment", where you will be able to print out a blank copy of our application form. You can then mail your completed applications to the address provided in application or FAX your application and resume to (510) 746-7175 (attn: HR).

In addition, you may pick up an Employment Application at the parking booth/main entrance (Golf Links Road) to the Zoo. You may simply return your completed application, along with your resume, etc., back to the Main Gate or to the Zoo's Human Resources office.

Please, no phone calls!  We apologize, but due to the heavy volume of applications, only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Do not call to follow up on the status of your application

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:
Open until filled


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