Founded in 1912 the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society “GMHS” is a private animal shelter in coastal Virginia. The shelter’s mission is to improve life for all animals by providing temporary shelter, compassionate care, community support and education.
Serving as the face of the organization and as its primary spokesperson, the Executive Director leads GMHS in a manner that supports and guides its mission and vision. Though a primary focus is on fundraising, the role oversees all aspects of the organization –administration, finance, marketing, development and advocacy--and all programs, working closely with its Board of Directors
IDEAL CANDIDATE POSSESSES: ·
A passion to save the lives of homeless animals! · Knowledge of animal advocacy on the local, state, and national level. · Experience in a senior leadership position. · Measurable experience in organizational development to include, administration, shelter operations, finance, human resources, marketing and communications and development. · Ability to evaluate, transform and implement policies and procedures for moving an organization to a new level of excellence and sustainability.
QUALIFICATIONS: · Minimum of 5 years of executive-level experience · Animal welfare experience desirable · Thorough and measurable knowledge of all aspects of fundraising. · Extensive experience in financial management with annual budgets of $1 – 3 million. · Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
GMHS offers a competitive salary and benefits.
accepting resumes with cover letters until December 4, 2022