Executive Director

Job title: Executive Director
Organization: League for Animal Welfare
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

The Executive Director is the key management leader of the League for Animal Welfare, located in suburban Greater Cincinnati. The League is one of the oldest non-profit, no kill shelters in the Cincinnati area and The League consists of a no-kill shelter that houses 80 – 130 dogs and cats at a time with nearly 1,000 adoptions each year; and a full veterinary clinic for the care of shelter animals, services for partner rescues, and a veterinary practice that is open to the public. The position is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, participation on the Marketing Committee and community outreach. The Executive Director will work closely with the key leaders of the organization including the Clinic Practice Manager and the Shelter Operations Manager.

General Responsibilities

Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.

  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support the League’s mission and operations.
  • Responsible for the overall fiscal integrity of the League, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Responsible for overall fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Identifies opportunities and threats to the League’s financial position and recommends specific actions to the Board.

Board Governance:  Works with board in order to fulfill the organization’s mission.

  • Responsible for leading the League 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 to make informed decisions.

Organization Mission and Strategy:  Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.

  • Responsible for implementation of the League’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
  • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that the League can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.
  • Responsible for the enhancement of the League’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.

Organization Operations:  Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.

  • Responsible for the hiring and retention of Shelter Operations Manager, Clinic Practice Manager and Development Assistant.
  • Responsible for effective administration, in collaboration with the Shelter Operations Manager and Clinic Practice Manager, of the League’s shelter and clinic operations.
  • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.

Professional Qualifications Required

  • A bachelor’s degree, ideally in business administration.
  • Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience.
  • Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise and collaborate with staff and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated high-level strategic thinking and planning skills.
  • Strong financial management and budgeting skills.
  • Active fundraising experience with a history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
  • Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to convey the organization’s strategic future to key constituencies.
  • Strong public speaking ability.
  • A history of developing and managing successful special events.
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy and passion for the organization’s mission.
  • Ability to manage change and conflict with minimal disruption.

Send cover letter and resume to jobs@LFAW.org by May 15, 2020; no phone calls please.