The Humane Society of Scott County, located in Davenport, Iowa is seeking an Executive Director to lead, direct and guide our organization into the future. As the face of the Humane Society, the Executive Director will represent the organization throughout the county, focusing on fulfilling the mission and accomplishing its goals. HSSC is a compassionate environment for those who respect and value animals and people who care for them.
Overview of the Position
The Executive Director is the leader of the Humane Society of Scott County and is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Essential Job Functions
-Works with the Board to fulfill the Humane Society’s mission.
-Responsible for leading the HSSC in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
-Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and make informed decisions.
-Serves as spokesperson for the organization and fosters beneficial relationships with customers, businesses, donors, and foundations.
-Develops and oversees the Humane Society fundraising programs.
-Creates and maintains community contacts with government agencies and civic groups and interacts effectively with the public.
-Responsible for overall Shelter procedures and operating strategies.
-Oversees Animal Control for local municipalities.
-Remain informed on current animal welfare issues as well as the needs of the communities we work in.
Human Resource Responsibilities
-Ensures development and implementation of all employee training programs for staff.
-Maintain a strong working environment that attracts and retains reliable staff.
-Maintains performance evaluations for all staff.
-Ensures the HSSC mission is practiced throughout the organization.
-Knowledge of and genuine compassion for domestic animals and wildlife.
-Knowledge of nonprofit management, leadership principles and decision-making techniques.
-Budget and financial competence is preferred.
-Capable of working independently and as a member of a team.
-Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively including the ability to provide customer service in difficult situations.
-Knowledge of grant writing and best practices in fundraising is required.
-Knowledge of and skill in the safe handling and care of animals.
-Knowledge of legal liabilities and understanding of applicable regulations, ordinances and laws.
-Working knowledge of PetPoint and Microsoft Office programs
-Ability to work well under pressure and respond quickly and effectively in emergency situations.
-A minimum of five years’ shelter experience with at least two years in a supervisory capacity is required. A bachelor’s degree is preferred.
Paid holidays, PTO, sick leave, a 403(b)-retirement plan, health insurance, dental insurance and company paid life insurance.
To apply, submit cover letter and resume to HSSCED@gmail.com.
No phone calls, please.