Because of the retirement of its current leader, the Humane Society of Elkhart County is seeking a new Executive Director. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced nonprofit executive with a heart for animals and a head for business. This transition comes fresh on the heels of HSEC opening a beautiful new shelter in late 2017. The facility will provide the perfect platform for a strategic leader to build strong connections with the 200,000 residents of Elkhart County as well as ensure that each year more than 4,000 animals in need are served in a caring and humane manner.
The next Executive Director will be a visionary leader who can also maintain focus on the sound management of the organization’s $1 million-per-year budget. In addition, he or she will strive to elevate HSEC’s fundraising and other revenue streams. Currently, 50 percent of revenues are derived from grants and donations with another 27 percent provided by government sources. Other priorities for the new leader will include engaging effectively with local government and law enforcement agencies; creating new ways to utilize volunteers throughout the agency; and building and empowering an employee team committed to serving both human customers and animal clients with the highest levels of care and professionalism.
The ideal candidate will be a seasoned executive who can confidently manage all of HSEC’s departments, activities and staff of 21 employees—all while maintaining a positive and productive relationship with the board of directors. The Executive Director must be a top-notch networker, compelling communicator and experienced fundraiser, effective at articulating the value of the Humane Society to everyone in Elkhart County, from pet owners to prospective donors. He or she must have experience in business planning and implementation, both for short-term success and long-term strategic advantage. Expertise in animal welfare issues is not a requirement, but a passion for both animals and learning about the issues that affect them is.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree and three to five years’ experience as a CEO or executive-level business leader. Nonprofit management and facilities management experience are both a plus. Compensation includes a competitive salary and a professional benefits package, including health insurance.
For more information, contact Don@CharitableAdvisors.com.