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Chief of Staff - Focus: Change

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Sectors Business, Support & Other
Location Germany (South) - Europe
Town/City Frankfurt
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Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 14/04/2024
Company Name Frankfurt Zoological Society
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Telephone +496994344620
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Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) is embarking on an ambitious ten-year growth strategy to double its conservation impact. To realize this vision, we are introducing the pivotal position of Chief of Staff. You will spearhead the execution of FZS's global strategy, working closely with the Executive Director and the Senior Leadership team.

While this role doesn't involve team leadership responsibilities, it offers the chance to make a meaningful impact within our organization.

Your Tasks:

As Chief of Staff, you will play an integral role in ensuring ?FZS's long-term success in safeguarding the world's most remarkable wilderness areas. As ?a strategic partner for our Senior Leadership Team, you will also engage actively in the implementation and execution of transformational projects, demonstrating a proactive and practical approach.

Main Tasks include:

  • Further develop the plan to move FZS’s ten-year global strategy forward and ensure its execution
  • Closely monitor the progress towards milestones, oversee the critical paths to ensure timely completions of tasks, and ensure efficiency and quality through Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Assess and monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the organization and for individual projects in collaboration with leadership teams as well as the Monitoring & Evaluation team at HQ
  • Support the departments in taking the necessary development steps for the organization to grow sustainably
  • Consolidate departmental and organizational risk assessments and establish a risk management/tracking system as well as contingency plans
  • Facilitate teamwork, collaboration, and organizational priorities

Your Profile:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Organizational Management, Business Administration, Project Management, Non-Profit Management, or a related field
  • 5 + years experiences in a similar role, preferably in a rapidly growing environment
  • Experience in international non-profit organizations.
  • Strong project management and organizational development skills
  • Excellent presentation skills, especially summarizing and presenting complex matters
  • Exceptional written and spoken communication skills in English; additional languages are beneficial
  • 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 contribute towards the protection of impressive wilderness areas
  • A dynamic and motivated team environment, working to secure outstanding wild places
  • Opportunities for further training and the option for remote work within limits
  • A fair and competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

The contract will be for 2-years initially with a long-term perspective.


Please send your application (incl. CV and motivation letter), your salary expectations and the earliest possible starting date using the link below.


 Frankfurt Zoological Society

 Lysann Tscheschner, Human Resources

 Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1

 60316 Frankfurt


We look forward to receiving your application by 14th April 2024.


Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) is an internationally operating conservation organisation based in Germany that has been supporting conservation projects in Africa, South America, South East Asia and Europe for many decades. Following our mission to conserve wildlife and ecosystems we are focusing on protected areas and outstanding wild places.

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