Nationally-recognized progressive animal welfare organization in North Texas looking for an experienced accomplished Executive Director. Our vision is to create compassionate communities free of homeless pets. We accomplish this by eliminating pet overpopulation through low-cost/free spay/neuter services, while empowering communities to care responsibly for dogs and cats. We are looking for a forward thinking, growth-driven leader to manage a 6 million dollar budget that currently services more than 130,000 pets a year at our three veterinary clinics and mobile clinic, first-ever public school education program and a growing 311 Pet Support and Resource Center that provides help with pet surrender requests in the City of Dallas. The right candidate will have strong business skills, a collaborative spirit, and the ability to think outside the box when strategically planning.
Spay Neuter Network Board of Directors is seeking a qualified, motivated, and outgoing Executive Director to lead our growth as an organization. The ideal candidate is an accomplished strategist, a persuasive leader, and a compelling visionary. This goal-oriented leader energizes teams to exhibit extreme accountability and exceptional results. Utilizing passion and charisma, a successful candidate leads prosperous fundraising campaigns and cultivates valuable relationships with donors, national and local community leaders, and foundations and organizations. This position reports to the President of the Board.
The position is as follows.
ADMINISTRATION OF ALL PROGRAMS: (Clinic, Volunteer, Development, and Community Outreach)
STATUS: Full-time, exempt
DIRECT REPORTS TO President of the Board
PROVIDES DIRECT SUPERVISION TO:
- Business Manager
- Director, Community Outreach
- Director, Clinic Operations
- Fund Development
- Marketing Manager
- Provide executive-level leadership of all management, staff, and volunteers;
- Promote the development of skills for staff to accomplish SNN goals while fulfilling the SNN Mission;
- Implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization and provide leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, annual goals, objectives, and growth.
- Provide administration of and guidance for all organizational programs and activities and staff responsible for them (i.e., program and facility management, fiscal management and fundraising, community and public relations/advocacy, human resources, and clinic).
- Report to the Board President monthly as to the fiscal and operational status of the organization
- Effectively manage the annual budget and account for budget expenditures on an on-going basis;
- Attend monthly Board meetings to update the status of goals and request participation from Board
- Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
- Maintain official records and documents and comply with federal, state, and local regulations.
- Retain and attract a motivated and diverse top-quality team.
- Establish functional working relationships with Board members, managers, staff volunteers, and vendors;
- Build and maintain relationships with donors and public officials;
- Develop and document appropriate standards of procedure for all core functions of the organization.
ANIMAL WELFARE AND ADVOCACY:
- Monitor animal welfare issues and comply with all applicable law, and regulations;
- Collaborate with SNN BOD in developing positions and policies concerning these issues consistent with the organization’s mission, veterinary board standards, and state and federal law;
- Network with local animal shelters, and animal welfare and rescue groups establishing viable coalitions
- Lead the development of the local community education programs promoting spay/neuter.
- Ensure sufficient annual operating revenue is available and that development evolves to support needed growth;
- Supervise the CFO and accountant in performance of payroll and accounts receivable/payable functions;
- Develop and recommend the annual budget for Board approval and manages the agency’s resources within those budget guidelines;
The Executive Director liaisons between the contract employee resource agency, the Board, and employees, effectively managing the human resources of the agency according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations.
- The Executive Director ensures the implementation of the following:
- recruitment and orientation;
- hiring and termination;
- training supervisors to fulfill their roles efficiently;
- health and safety, workers’ compensation;
- development of work schedules;
- personnel policy development and enforcement;
- development of job descriptions and regular performance evaluations.
FUNDRAISING AND DONOR CULTIVATION:
- Cultivate and maintain donors and prospective donors;
- work with the Board of Directors to develop, implement, and oversee fundraising projects (i.e., special events, grant-writing, funding requests, direct solicitations, etc.); and
- participates in grant development.
- Provide oversight and direction for all communications representing the organization;
- maximize public relations opportunities to enhance the image of SNN in the community;
- represent (with the BOD) SNN before agencies and the public in delineating these positions affecting public policy; and
- consistently embody the organization’s mission, programs, and services with a strong, positive image.
Bachelor’s degree required. Additional certifications in veterinary management and non-profit management encouraged.
Must have experience (preferably with a non-profit agency):
- supervising (for a minimum of 5 years) 35 or more staff, including managers;
- training supervisory staff;
- implementing personnel policies including health and safety practices and workers’ compensation;
- developing and writing policies;
- developing and working within a budget;
- computer experience required.
Must have demonstrated:
- excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing;
- success in leading a complex organization;
- ability to organize and motivate staff;
- ability to make decisions in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities;
- initiative to work independently, set and accomplish goals and meet deadlines;
- knowledge of current applicable state and federal human resources laws and regulations.
- in-depth experience in business planning
- developing operating budgets and managing nonprofit finances;
- be a strong advocate on public policy issues;
- possess superior critical problem solving, strategic thinking, and entrepreneurial skills.
- knowledge of quality high volume spay/neuter procedures, medical protocols, state and federal laws of veterinarians practice, and that affect the care and treatment of shelter animals in our care, government structure and processes, and the various State and Federal agencies that have jurisdiction over areas of animal welfare and environmental concern;
- grant writing experience; and
- success in non-profit development;
- Working hours vary depending on scheduling of programs and may often include evenings, weekends, and holidays in addition to daytime hours.
- Must be able and willing to work with animals.
- Must be able to tolerate loud working conditions.
Salary and benefits package commensurate with experience and qualifications.
How To Apply
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter describing their qualifications and interest in the position to:
Bonnie Hill - firstname.lastname@example.org