Senior Operations Officer (gn)

Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS)


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.

Your task

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.

Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS)
Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1
60316 Frankfurt am Main
Lysann Tscheschner
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