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Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association


Employment type
Full Time
29 days ago
Los Angeles

The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking leader to serve as its next President. The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens (the “L.A. Zoo”) opened to the public in 1966 in its current location. Owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles, the L.A. Zoo exhibits approximately 1,100 animals on 113 acres and is dedicated to creating a unique environment for conservation, recreation and discovery. The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) was created in 1963 as the support partner of the L.A. Zoo in its mission to nurture wildlife and enrich the human experience. Today, GLAZA operates and manages seven essential departments at the L.A. Zoo – fundraising, membership, publications, volunteers, special events, concessions, marketing and public relations. GLAZA also commits significant resources to support the L.A. Zoo’s wildlife conservation and endangered species preservation efforts both locally and around the world. For more information about the L.A. Zoo, visit and for additional information on GLAZA, please visit:

Reporting to the GLAZA Board of Trustees, the President must work closely with the Board Chair to develop the strategic direction of GLAZA. The President will serve as a partner to the Zoo Director in making certain that the goals of GLAZA support the goals of the L.A. Zoo. The President will leverage the power of relationships and networks, and work across private, public, corporate and government sectors to advance the missions of GLAZA and the L.A. Zoo. The successful candidate will possess a high level of broad nonprofit financial and management experience. Proven fundraising experience and the ability to relate comfortably with a variety of constituencies are essential. The ideal candidate will have at least ten years of experience in a senior strategic leadership position in the nonprofit sector with experience managing in a complex organization with multiple stakeholders. An undergraduate degree is required. Training, experience or advanced degree in business or nonprofit management is preferred.


To apply

The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the President search. To apply and to review the full position description, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: