Executive Director- Humane Educational Society

POSITION SUMMARY

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is chiefly responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and organizational objective. The Executive Director’s major mandate is to ensure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress on its goals. Other key responsibilities include program development and administration, allowing for optimal use of organizational finances, staff, and resources. This individual will also provide financial leadership by managing budgets and monitoring long-term strategic fiscal plans.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The Executive Director:

· Implements policy

· Hires, trains, delegates, supervises, evaluates, and releases staff

· Is ex officio (by virtue of his/her position), attends all board meetings, participates and receives reports, but has no vote

· Acts as consultant to the board and its committees

The Executive Director may delegate duties as appropriate, but the responsibility for the accomplishment of all duties remains with the Executive Director.

POSITION: Executive Director

REPORTS TO: Directly: President, Board of Directors Indirectly: Board of Directors

DATE REVIEWED: May 2019

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. POLICY MANAGEMENT

2. STRATEGIC PLANNING

3. LEADERSHIP

4. PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

5. PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

6. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

7. RISK ANALYSIS

8. ADVOCACY MANAGEMENT

9. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL PROCESS

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

The following are general descriptions of some of the requirements necessary to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this position. The Executive Director of HES must have:

· University degree or equivalent required

· At least 5-7 years management experience with a passion for animal care or related area; leadership experience is required

· Current working knowledge of companion animal care, control, and adoption issues required

· Effective leadership skills, with a strong focus on mentoring and motivating an employee base of professionals

· Proven ability to prepare, attain, and administer external grants is greatly desired

· A solid team player with excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated success building dynamic, high performance teams

· Computer software and office equipment skills, required use of Microsoft Office and shelter management software

· Ability to work collaboratively with all sectors of the community, the Board of Directors, and staff

· A well-defined sense of diplomacy, even in high stress situations, including solid negotiation experience, conflict resolution, and people management skills to manage key constituent relationships, including patrons, business partners, government agencies, etc.

· Able to identify key issues through sound analytical thinking

· Knowledge of all federal and state legislation applicable to nonprofit organizations, including employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, charities, taxation, labor laws, as well as legislation related to animal welfare and control

· Strong knowledge of fiscal responsibility and management, business finance, capital funding, contracts, and partnerships

· Genuine concern for welfare of animals and appreciation for the role that animals play in society and our community

· Conducts business in accordance with the letter, spirit and intent of all relevant laws and refrains from any illegal, dishonest, or unethical conduct

· High level of integrity, confidentiality, and accountability

CORE COMPETENCIES

· Communication

· Project & Team Management

· Creative & Innovative Thinking

· Accountability & Dependability

· Customer Focus

· Quality Orientation

Interested applicants may send a cover letter and resume to: Tai Federico, Board President, at director@heschatt.org