The Executive Director (ED) serves as the chief operating and financial officer of the Winnie Berry Humane Society of Angelina County. In this capacity, the ED oversees all organizational functions including the operation of the animal shelter and the coordination of all programs and services. The ED is directly responsible for organizational development and fundraising, administrative operations, community relations, board relations and financial management.
The position of ED requires the individual to make operational decisions by following, and sometimes interpreting, established policy and precedent. In the absence of policy or precedent, the ED has authority to make immediate decisions, if needed.
- Supervise and support the Shelter Manager to ensure that daily operations of the shelter are operating effectively and efficiently, including but not limited to, intake, adoptions and placement, and care and feeding of the animals.
- Enforce and clarify organizational policies and procedures and applicable state and federal law, including safety and permits.
- Serve as a liaison between shelter staff and the Board of Directors including the implementation of the strategic plan.
- Oversee all daily administrative operations.
- Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
- Develop and revise organizational policies and procedures as needed.
- Continually evaluate shelter operations and organizational programs and create reports to provide critical analysis to Board of Directors, as needed.
- Plan, implement, and evaluate strategic goals and objectives.
- Provide, by example and leadership, motivation and direction to all employees and volunteers.
- Hire, evaluate, and supervise management staff.
- Develop and maintain positive work environment and foster effective teamwork among staff members.
- Oversee the fiscal affairs of the organization to assure that assets are properly preserved and utilized and that adequate control and reporting procedures are in place.
- Prepare and direct the budget and financial control program, as approved by the Board of Directors.
- Oversee preparation of monthly and quarterly financial statements, review with the Finance Committee and present recommendations to the Board of Directors.
Fundraising and Development
- Enhance the organization's fundraising and development capability through annual campaigns, special events, capital campaign programs, cultivation of potential donors, bequests, and special events coordinated with Board efforts.
- Collaborate with Board of Directors on events and campaign planning.
- Research grant opportunities and submit applications as appropriate.
- Provide ongoing contract management for any/all awarded grants and program funding.
- Promote and maintain a favorable image in the community at large through effective public relations at all levels and by responding to the community's needs through educational and other outreach programs.
- Enhance organization’s exposure to community and continually expand community awareness of program services and value to the community.
- Address and resolve complaints, create tracking mechanism in order to spot trends and issues of concern.
- Maintain effective relationships with a number of key constituents and community stakeholders including veterinarians, towns, and community organizations.
- Ensure that all program services are provided in an efficient, effective and professional manner.
- Ensure that Board designated priorities, goals, and objectives are achieved at the highest level of quality possible.
- Develop and maintain innovative community based programming.
- Foster volunteerism at the organization maintaining a positive environment and providing volunteers with information and support.
- Prepare and develop oral and written reports for the Board of Directors regarding organizational operations and make recommendations for change or improvement to operations.
- Gather material and data for use by the Board of Directors and its committees in order to assist them in carrying out assigned tasks.
- Serve as liaison between Board of Directors, management and support staff, and volunteers.
- Bachelor's Degree and/or equivalent work experience
- Five (5) years of administrative and managerial experience, preferably in the non-profit sector.
- Thorough knowledge of budgeting and familiarity with accounting principles and practices.
- Demonstrated communications skills, written and oral.
- Ability to prepare financial reports, statements, and related documents.
- Proven skills in personnel management and organizational leadership.
- Acquainted with, and sympathetic to, the principles, purposes, and objectives of the Winnie Berry Humane Society of Angelina County.
Based on experience - range $45,000-$52,000
Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.