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Executive Director

Gloucester Virginia

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.

Areas of Responsibility: 


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 



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.

Additional Information: 

accepting resumes with cover letters until December 4, 2022

Organization Info

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Nov 18 2022
Active Until: 
Dec 17 2022
Hiring Organization: 
Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society