Reporting to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), this position serves as the key strategic, academic, and management leader of the Southeastern Raptor Center (SRC), overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan, as well as marketing, fundraising, and community outreach functions of the Center. Collaborates with the Dean to develop the SRC’s mission in concert with key partners, and is responsible for leading the SRC in a manner that supports the mission.
Directs the administration and business functions of the Southeastern Raptor Center, implements appropriate resources to ensure SRC operations are aligned with its mission.
Responsible for supervising, hiring, training, supporting, evaluating, and retaining competent and qualified staff. Establishes employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions of the SRC in collaboration with CVM Human Resources.
Develops, manages, and maintains financial plans for the raptor center to ensure financial viability of the SRC. Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenue necessary to support the SRC’s mission. Prepares annual budget and updated strategic plans, and reviews financial performance quarterly with appropriate personnel. Ensures finances are maximizing utilization of resources.
Leads the academic programs of the Southeastern Raptor Center in support of the College of Veterinary Medicine, and contributes directly to one or more aspects of the Center’s mission. Ensures educational programs promote awareness and appreciation for birds of prey.
Responsible for the enhancement of SRC’s image by being active and visible in the greater Auburn community, Auburn alumni organizations and events, and on-campus events. Serves as the primary spokesperson for the SRC to various constituents, media, and the general public. Ensures the SRC is compliant with federal and state requirements.
Directs the rehabilitative care services rendered at the rehabilitation hospital. Ensures proper care of raptors in rehabilitative and educational units under the direction of veterinary staff. Collaborates with veterinary staff within CVM regarding raptors in rehabilitation.
Oversees and ensures proper cleanliness and maintenance of rehabilitation facilities and equipment as needed.
May perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Education Level Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Field of Study
Degree in Wildlife, Zoology, Biology, Business, or related field.