Executive Director

Butler County Humane Society


Website Butler County Humane Society

A safe, no-kill shelter.

The mission of the Butler County Humane Society (BCHS) is to provide a temporary, safe, no-kill shelter for homeless, unwanted, and abandoned lost cats and dogs, ultimately placing them in loving homes or with caring rescues while increasing community awareness of the humane treatment of animals through education, spay-neuter programs, rabies clinics, and a respect for life.  The role of the Executive Director is to fulfill this mission with fidelity, integrity, and compassion.

The Executive Director serves as the  liaison between the staff, Board of Directors, volunteers, and the Butler community.  The Executive Director will be shelter’s visible spokesperson and will have the opportunity to positively influence the community at large.  The Executive Director works closely with the Kennel Director to oversee all aspects of animal care, ensuring that their welfare is a top priority.

The Executive Director’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Personnel/Human Resources

  • Oversee all employees including hiring, scheduling, conducting performance evaluations, promotions and terminations.
  • Work with the Kennel Director regarding animal health issues, animal transport and euthanasia.
  • Maintain and update the operation manual and employee handbook.
  • Ensure all staff are properly trained and conduct internal trainings as required.

Shelter Operations

  • Ensure high-quality animal care in all aspects of operations.
  • Oversee and participate in intake, medical care, behavioral enrichment and adoption services, including low-cost spay/neuter program and the selection of animals for euthanasia.
  • Provide exceptional customer service and ensure placement with nurturing guardians.
  • Manage effective systems to track progress and regularly evaluate program components, measuring successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, staff, donors and other constituents.
  • Maintain strong relationships with local veterinarians.
  • Oversee facilities and property maintenance to ensure that all staff, volunteers, guests, and shelter animals are provided a safe and pleasant environment.
  • Attend continuing education programs on shelter management and animal welfare.

Financial Management

  • Oversee all aspects of fiscal management and fiscal personnel of BCHS including:
    • Management and recording of cash receipts, cash disbursements, accounts receivable and accounts payable;
    • Employee payroll information;
    • Monthly Financial Statements;
  • Work with the Board of Directors to develop the annual operating budget.
  • Oversee all organizational contracts and foster relationships with vendors, customers, and community partners/agencies.

Board of Directors Liaison

  • Prepare reports for monthly Board Meetings, including financial reports, and information on shelter intake and adoptions.
  • Prepare an annual report in cooperation with relevant BCHS staff and Board Members.
  • Keep the Board of Directors apprised of any major shelter and fiscal developments.

Fundraising and Development

  • Build and maintain relationships with funders and donors.
  • Research and write grants, and manage donor appeals.
  • Develop and assist the Board of Directors with fundraisers and community events.
  • Oversee all major fundraisers including the Annual Fur Ball

Community Outreach and Public Relations

  • Develop and manage community outreach initiatives, marketing and public relations.
  • Oversee creation and distribution of seasonal newsletters.
  • Manage and expand educational and volunteer programs.
  • Foster good relationships with local veterinarians and animal-related businesses, as well as local newspapers and other community organizations.
  • Oversee online marketing including social media, E-mail distribution, and the shelter website.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in nonprofit management, business administration, or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of three years non-profit/business leadership experience as an Executive Director, Assistant Director, or other high level leadership position, including staff supervisory experience.
  • Passion for animal welfare; current working knowledge of companion animal care and adoption issues.
  • Current understanding of compliance issues involving pertinent federal, state and local regulations is preferred.
  • Experience with strategic and operational planning.
  • Understanding of financial management and accounting principles.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong public speaking skills.
  • Ability to set clear priorities, delegate and guide investment in people and systems; keen analytic,
    organization and problem-solving skills, which support and enable sound decision making.
  • Strong motivational skills, management skills and interpersonal skills, with the ability to provide staff and community leadership.
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff and a successful track record of recruiting and retaining a team. Ability to encourage staff to share ideas and take appropriate initiative.
  • Ability to be flexible and able to adapt to immediate or unforeseen challenges.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers, particularly MS Outlook, Word and Excel; QuickBooks
    experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated proficiency across multiple social media platforms.

Compensation: Salary range is $80,000 – $90,000 annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply for this job email your details to bchsjobs2021@gmail.com