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926 Mary StreetAnn Arbor, MI 48103


Management: Clinic Director

Purpose of the Role:

The Clinic Director is responsible for the successful execution of the day-to-day operations of the Bird Center of Washtenaw County as well as furthering the mission of the Bird Center. The Clinic Director will manage a team of staff, interns and volunteers focused on the proper care of birds from the Washtenaw County area while providing the necessary coaching, mentoring and education to ensure all members are successful in their role with the Bird Center. The Clinic Director will also be the main point of contact for all third-party relationships, sponsorships and funders.

Primary Responsibilities:
  1. Actively engage in continuous improvement activities for the Bird Center

  2. Identify, develop, maintain, grow and create new strategic relationships with the community, local government and fund sources

  3. Provide continuous feedback to all Bird Center personnel on their growth and development at the Bird Center

  4. Provide guidance to all aspects of the Bird Center on projects including, but not limited to, space improvement, fundraising, and public relations.

  5. Consistently and successfully engage both the public as well as Bird Center personnel in a positive, uplifting and enthusiastic manner

Operations Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure each shift is properly staffed

  2. Work with the Operations Manager to develop Standard Operating Procedures, best-practices, and other support documentation for Bird Center Operations

  3. Identify and solve operational bottlenecks in Bird Center procedures

  4. Engineer processes to include fail-proofs while maintaining maximum efficiency

  5. Attend and participate in Board of Director’s meetings to create a strong mission for the Bird Center

Management Responsibilities:

  1. Identify and ensure key roles are properly staffed and supported

  2. Develop and maintain all necessary documents to aid in Bird Center personnel training, management and support

  3. Be available through email, text or phone call to handle Bird Center personnel questions, comments or concerns

Minimum Experience (Skills, Knowledge and Abilities)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with both Bird Center personnel as well as members of the local community

  • 3+ years management experience or experience coordinating the work of others

  • 3+ years of bird care or equivalent relevant experience

  • Completed animal welfare or rehabilitation courses through accredited third parties

  • Ability to commute to the Bird Center as well as other locations for Bird Center business

  • Ability to handle multiple projects and responsibilities while maintaining an attention to detail

  • Ability to teach bird care principles

Preferred Experience (Skills, Knowledge and Abilities):

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in STEM related field

  2. 5+ years of bird care

  3. 5+ years of management experience

  4. Experience developing and running bird education courses

  5. Completion of courses through the National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association or the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council

  6. Currently have, or have the ability to obtain, State and Federal rehabilitation licenses

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to:

The Bird Center of Washtenaw County is committed to aiding birds, wildlife, and the environment through public education and rehabilitation.

The Bird Center of Washtenaw County provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Bird Center of Washtenaw County complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Management
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Full time April - November, part time otherwise.

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