Executive Director, Animal Welfare

Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA
Posted: May 19, 2017
Location: Virginia, United States
Position: Executive
Field: Animal protection
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: July 1, 2017
Category: Executive
Employment Level: Full-time

Organization Summary

The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA (CASPCA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, animal welfare organization established in 1914. The CASPCA strives to set the highest standards of excellence in animal care, humane education, and progressive animal welfare programs. Headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, the CASPCA employs a staff of 60, including two full-time veterinarians, and over 400 volunteers contributing over 23,000+ hours per year. The CASPCA provides pound services for the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County under a negotiated contract that is reviewed annually.


Position Summary

The Executive Director provides strategic and tactical leadership across all organizational functional lines to include Accounting / Finance, Operations, Human Resources, Marketing, Fundraising, Veterinary Services, Animal Care, Clinic Operations, and Pound Services. Further, to ensure the organization’s ongoing health and vibrancy, the Executive Director facilitates and cultivates strategic partnerships and relationships with the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, donors, and CASPCA stakeholders.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Senior level leadership experience in animal welfare and proven ability to make decisions necessary to drive positive operational and financial performance.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and build high-performing talent.
  • Proven track record of fundraising (donor cultivation, major gift solicitation, corporate outreach and grant writing), fiscal management and fund stewardship.
  • Outstanding communications skills, including public speaking, written communications, media relations, marketing strategies, and customer service.
  • Unwavering commitment to animal welfare and the organization’s no-kill mission.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.


Interested candidates can submit resumes and letters of interest, which should include salary expectations, to EDSearch@CASPCA.org  

Deadline to apply: July 1, 2017                    


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