|Title||Executive Director of No More Homeless Pets|
|Location||Los Angeles, CA|
Best Friends Animal Society of Los Angeles, CA is seeking a candidate who will be responsible for overseeing the general vision, direction and all aspects of Best Friend’s NMHPLA office as initiated through the Community Programs and Services Division. This includes, but is not limited to the strategic planning and budgeting process, human resources and personnnel, statistical and data collection and assessment, development, programming, advertising, marketing, public relations and promotion, and community affairs. Responsible for effective administration of the program, meeting stated goals, staying within budget and ensuring human resources and appropriate functions are in compliance with local and federal guidelines.
Works within Senior Managers and the CPS Director to develop and execute project plans, status reports, and comprehensive documentation as it relates to the Los Angeles programs.
Monitors overall budget for Los Angeles programs; enables and empowers Los Angeles staff to oversee their specific budgets. Makes modifications as needed.
Responsible for supervising, creating, approving and reviewing benchmarks and progress with Los Angeles personnel to ensure adherence to the program’s strategic plan and goals.
Estimates the resources and participants needed to achieve program goals.
Provides staff with systems of accountability. Empowers staff to achieve goals, hold staff accountable and provides a monthly reporting system of determining measurable successes within each campaign.
Conducts regular meetings with staff and other stakeholders to oversee assigned activities.
Representing Best Friends at national, regional and state events and conferences including public speaking and making presentations on a variety of topics related to nonprofit management and animal welfare.
Identifies and cultivates new relationships with animal welfare and rescue community, city planners, BF members, volunteers, supporters to work toward No More Homeless Pets.
Oversees the steering committee that gives overall direction and goals to the NMHP LA movement.
Oversees the strategy and budget for funding the NMHPLA coalition effort. This includes but is not limited to increasing adoptions and spay/neuter within the city.
Oversees the accountability for financial resources working to achieve the goals as laid out by the steering committee.
Oversees the staff focused on increasing spay/neuter and adoptions within Los Angeles.
Monitors trends in animal welfare field, including legislative arena, and advises on positioning, messaging and programming.
Consulting with grassroots humane organizations and individual animal advocates, providing practical advice and assistance. Facilitate greater community involvement in achieving NMHPLA through overseeing a steering committee and utilizing volunteers to drive successful programs.
Facilitate greater community involvement in achieving NMHPLA through overseeing a steering committee and utilizing volunteers to drive successful programs.
Critically analyze data to better direct resources to more efficiently achieve NMHPLA.
High Volume Spay/Neuter Clinic
Oversee the smooth functioning of the high-volume spay/neuter clinic. This includes having the clinic work at capacity, within budget with minimal complications.
Ensure that the clinic is attracting clients from the targeted demographic.
Ensure that the clinic follows all policies and procedures accepted by LAAS.
Ensure that the clinic is providing quality veterinary care when necessary to the animals being housed at the adoption center.
Ensure that the clinic meets all standards established by the California Veterinary Medical Association.
Ensure that the adoption center is operating within the budget, meeting the adoption goals, providing good customer service and quality animal care.
Ensure that volunteers are being utilized effectively at the adoption center to maximize the number of adoptions, reduce staffing costs, provide excellent care for the animals and a positive experience for the public.
Ensure that the clinic follows all policies and procedures accepted by LAAS for utilization of the facility.
Develop out foster programs and off-site adoption programs to increase the number of animals adopted.
Make recommendations on ways the adoption center can be utilized to help more shelter animals.
Oversee the events team and help to determine ways to improve their success to continue to achieve NMHP LA.
Oversee a communications team to maximize PR opportunities as well as successful marketing and promotions of the programs.
Build out volunteer program to better support existing programs and events.
Work with the development team to cultivate fundraising opportunities in Los Angeles.
Experience / Requirements:
Background in the humane movement: 5+ years of experience working for or with a humane organization.
Experience with overseeing a high-volume spay/neuter clinic.
Experience with overseeing and growing an adoption program.
Experience with training and cultivating volunteers.
Experience with reviewing statistical information to inform program direction.
Strong leadership skills with the ability to act decisively in difficult and fast paced situations are a must.
Experience developing and implementing management policies in a positive and fair manner. Excellent communication skills and professionalism are necessary for this position.
Strong interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. The ideal person for this job would be a team player, personable, professional, upbeat, and energetic, takes initiative, uses tact and diplomacy.
Ability to set measurable goals, and work independently to plan and carry out projects.
Able to understand and manage a large budget.
Proven attention to detail with advanced organizational and time management skills.
Ability to professionally advocate Best Friends’ position on issues. Knowledge and experience in the animal welfare movement required.
Willing and able to travel.
Experience with overseeing large scale events.
Experience working with volunteers and donors.
Public speaking and presentation experience.
Proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Office applications, especially Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Comfortable learning new systems, including online information systems.
Valid Driver’s License with access to transportation to travel on organization business.
Ability to travel via various forms of public transportation.
Ability to be in a shelter environment and handle dogs of all sizes and cats when necessary.
Able to drive a Best Friends van or other Best Friends vehicle when necessary
Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career at Best Friends Animal Society. Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.