Executive Director Position available


Purpose/Definition of Position

The Board grants the Executive Director the authority to run the organization. The Executive Director reports to the President of the Board. The Executive Director is responsible for the daily operations, personnel and any actions needed to support the daily operation.


The Executive Director must:

Report plans and results to the Board on a regular basis, serves as the administrative agent of the Board of Directors and directs the Animal Outreach shelter and clinic operations.


Design, develops and direct plans and the daily operations of the organization and use any and all resources available to accomplish the goals and requirements of the job.


Serve as the voice, face, liaison  and contact between the Board of Directors, the community, rescue groups, staff and volunteers. The Director is expected to uphold the stated mission of Animal Outreach and its strategic plan. The Director promotes its’ goals, and advises the Board of Directors in making decisions in the best interest of the organization.


Position Requirements/Responsibilities

It is not expected that an Executive Director will directly accomplish all of these items, but they are responsible for accomplishing them with any and all resources available where appropriate.

  • Must exhibit a passion for animal welfare and humane treatment.  Ensures the physical health, well-being, and placement of all shelter animals and proper care of client pets.
  • Directs all aspects of Animal Outreach including finances, facility,  personnel, operations, grants, capital outlay and day-to-day operations.
  • Creates and presents business plans, both short and long-term and annual budgets to the Board.
  • Reviews and manages all finances including, but not limited to: bank accounts, pricing structures, salaries, rent and profit/loss statements.
  • Analyzes ongoing fiscal status and funding availability. Identifies concerns/problems concerning finance. Develops strategies to correct deficiencies, and keeps the Board informed on progress, concerns and changes.
  • Determines costs and budgets for equipment, supplies, hardware and software needed to operate. Manages the acquisition of materials, supplies, equipment and contractors.
  • Maintains the existing facility to ensure it is clean and safe. Ensures that all State, OSHA and local health and safety standards are met.  Ensures  that repairs and routine maintenance are done correctly and timely.
  • Manages staff recruitment, selection, licensing, training, discipline, job classification, pay and compensation, and evaluation.
  • Maintains professional, positive working relationships with other local animal agencies and animal welfare organizations in an effort to further our needs, and realize Animal Outreach’s  mission statement.
  • Develops and updates contracts with rescue groups and recommends pricing changes to the Board of Directors.
  • Prepares and submits to the Board; monthly and annual reports summarizing, organization activities , shelter and clinic statistics, financial status, personnel and public relations matters.
  • Researches and finds new grants, and oversees preparing, attaining and administering them.
  • Initiates and coordinates activities involving special events, fundraisers, media advertising and communication both electronic and print.
  • Exhibits professional behavior. Has strong motivational skills and instills the same in others. Willingly involves themselves any day-to-day activity needing support.
  • Promotes and educates the public in the organizations goals and needs including how they may help achieve them.



  • Bachelor’s degree or above.
  • Experience in fiscal, human resources, long and short term financial and strategic planning and facility management in a small or medium sized business.
  • Proven leadership skills developed through previous experience in senior management.
  • An interest and passion for animal welfare, health and ethical treatment beyond personal pets.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organization, stakeholders and the public
  • Good public speaking skills with small and large groups.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid Class C California driver’s license.



The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these and other essential functions.

  • Ability to understand and use accepted practices of animal care such as health care, physical care, intake procedures, adoption needs and processes and be able to interact with and handle animals even while being treated or vaccinated.
  • Sufficient mobility to sit, stand, stoop, and walk intermittently though-out the work day to perform office, shelter and clinic work. Can lift and move litter, food, cages and similar items.
  • Sufficient hearing and vision to perform the duties of the job.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally (speak and listen) and in writing.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to other locations to attend meetings, participate in community activities, interact with other rescue groups, and visit other adoption sites and shelters.