“Open Door. Open Heart.” is the motto of The Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County (HSVB). Celebrating its 65th year of serving the animals and people of Vero Beach and Indian River County, HSVB is the only open admissions animal shelter in Indian River County that promises to accept all animals, regardless of age, health, behavior, or adoptability. Situated on 38 acres, 30,000 sq. ft. facilities (which include two buildings) a barn and exercise fields provide a full range of services to keep animals “out of the Shelter” and in loving homes. Approximately 5,500 animals are processed through the shelter on an annual basis.
Reporting to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the oversight of HSVB, which includes administration of all programs and services. The Executive Director will develop and oversee a budget of $3.45M. Additionally, the Executive Director is responsible for the strategic processes of the organization, managing and developing a talented paid staff of 50 and more than 577 volunteers. The direct reports for the Executive Director are currently the Chief Finance Officer, Director of Operations, Director of Development and Marketing, Director of Animal Protection Services, Director of Education, Director of Volunteers and Director of Retail Sales.
Experience in a senior leadership role where he/she has either reported directly to or worked closely with a Board of Directors is expected. The ideal candidate will bring extensive and innovative operations experience from a humane society or animal control facility. The person we seek should demonstrate a balance between creative thinking and management acumen as well as the ability to assess and maintain policies and procedures for moving an organization to a new level of excellence. Knowledge of business principles applied to a nonprofit enterprise, including a background of good budget management, is necessary. We seek an exceptional communicator who can demonstrate a successful background in external relations, including experience speaking with the media in a variety of situations. This person will be articulate and passionate about the humane treatment of animals and will welcome and respect the multiple perspectives and groups that demonstrate an active interest in animal welfare.
An undergraduate degree from a four-year college or university is required. CAWA certification is helpful.
Applications and nominations are being received by Noetic Search. Please click here to submit a current resume and cover letter. For more information, visit www.noeticexsearch.com or www.hsvb.org.