Senior Operations Officer (gn)

Frankfurt, Headquarters, Employee, full-time, 5-7 years of experience

Your Tasks

As ​Senior Operations Officer, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring ​FZS’s long-term success in safeguarding the world’s most remarkable wilderness areas. You will be ​a strategic partner for our Senior Management Team ​focusing on the execution of our strategic, operational, and cultural initiatives.

Main Tasks include:

  • Lead the implementation of FZS’s ambitious ten-year strategic plan.
  • Collaborate closely with FZS’s senior management team on organizational planning, policy development, project management, and communication.
  • Offer valuable insights and analysis to the Executive Director, contributing to the enhancement of FZS’s operations.
  • Evaluate the risks and potential impacts of strategic decisions, providing practical guidance to the senior management team.
  • Foster a culture of teamwork and collaboration throughout the organization.
  • Embrace and encourage open communications and a flat hierarchy within the organization.
  • Inspire and promote a passion for achieving conservation impact both within and beyond FZS.

Your Profile

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Organizational Management, Business Administration, Project Management, Non-Profit Management, or a related field
  • Experience in a similar role, preferably within an international non-profit organization
  • Proven track record of successfully leading and executing large-scale, organization-wide projects
  • Exceptional communication skills in both written and spoken English and German, additional languages are beneficial
  • Extraordinary communication and listening skills
  • A genuine passion for nature and a strong alignment with FZS’s goals and mission

We Offer

  • Engaging and meaningful work that encourages independent and entrepreneurial thinking
  • Opportunity to get to know impressive wilderness areas and to contribute towards their protection
  • A dynamic and motivated team environment, working to secure outstanding wild places across the globe
  • Flat hierarchy, opportunities for further training and the option for remote work within limits
  • Job-Ticket, Corporate Pension Scheme, 30 days of vacation per year

The contract will be for 2-years initially with a longterm perspective

Your Application

​Please send your application, ​your salary expectations and the earliest possible starting date via ​our online tool or ​via e-mail to

Frankfurt Zoological Society
Lysann Tscheschner, Human Resources
Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1
60316 Frankfurt

We look forward to receiving your application by ​22 October 2023.

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Zoologische Gesellschaft Frankfurt von 1858 e.V.
Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1
60316 Frankfurt

Telephone: +49 (0)69 - 94 34 46 0
Fax: +49 (0)69 - 43 93 48

You will find our office in the Zoogesellschaftshaus (1st floor).