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On behalf of our client City of Minneapolis, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for their Director of Long Range Planning!

The City of Minneapolis has an exciting opportunity for the position of Director of Long Range Planning.  This person will have the opportunity to shape the future of the City of Minneapolis. In partnership with the Mayor, City Council and City staff, the Director of Long Range Planning will work to establish annual priorities for the City of Minneapolis as well as maintain contact with Elected and Appointed Officials to determine future planning projects.

This position is dedicated to leading and managing long-range planning and research staff with the responsibility of integrating urban design principles into the City of Minneapolis’ long range plan for housing, economic development and neighborhood planning. The Director of Long Range Planning position should be a collaborative, adaptive person who can quickly read institutional cultures and priorities and find convergences. They should be an innovative urban planner who can live between the spaces of idealism on one side and the complex realities of a major metropolitan area on the other.

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On behalf of our client, Minnesota Zoo Foundation, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained search for its Executive Director.   From its beginning, the Minnesota Zoo has transformed the zoo experience and made significant impact. It has changed people’s perceptions of what a zoo can be. More than 36 million guests have walked through the gates into a world of exotic and rare animals, award winning exhibits, nationally recognized education programs, and leading conservation efforts.

The Role: Under new President John Frawley, The Minnesota Zoo will continue to provide unique exhibits of animals with enriched habitats while offering guests closer and more engaging encounters with nature. The Executive Director of the Foundation will play a critical partnership role with the President by: shaping the vision for outdoor experiences; helping individuals and their families unplug from technology and discover and explore the natural world in a safe environment; addressing shifting attitudes towards zoos by reinforcing their mission to save wildlife; and embracing new ways to engage individual donors and corporate partners to expand a world-class zoo experience. This role will continue to elevate the visibility of an organization that adds immeasurably to Minnesotan’s quality of life.

The Executive Director provides overall leadership and day-to-day management of the Minnesota Zoo Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization whose primary role is to raise contributed income of behalf of the Minnesota Zoo.   He or she will play a key role in the greater community representing the Foundation and advocating for the mission of the Minnesota Zoo. This role provides for opportunity to be entrepreneurial on behalf of the Foundation—as an effort to continually diversify its sources of revenue.

The Executive Director of the Minnesota Zoo Foundation reports jointly to the Zoo Director/President and the Zoo Foundation Board of Trustees and will serve as a member of the overall leadership team of the Minnesota Zoo.

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