If you have a passion for lifesaving, a commitment to the No-Kill philosophy, the resourcefulness to tap into the problem-solving ability of staff and volunteers, and the ability to excite the community, we invite you to apply.
The Executive Director of Nevada Humane Society (NHS) is responsible for overseeing the organization's consistent achievement of its vision, mission and financial objectives. The Executive Director is also responsible for planning, organizing, and supervising all aspects of NHS operations, directing the development and implementation of a strategic plan for the success of the agency, ensuring quality animal care and sustaining the strong community rate of lifesaving.
In February, 2006, NHS moved into a new state-of-the-art facility which it shares with Washoe County Regional Animal Services. Today, NHS is an open-admission, no-kill shelter that plays a critical role in sustaining a 94% communitywide save rate for homeless dogs and cats. This is a unique opportunity to lead the no-kill effort in a community and work closely with a well-connected and committed Board of Directors, as well as a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, in a very civic-minded and engaged community.
The ideal candidate will have excellent management and supervisory skills and the ability to develop a cohesive and positive team, which will be customer-service and animal oriented. She or he will be a self-starter who is well organized, innovative, and professionally motivated to develop and implement the goals, objective, and policies for the agency. The ideal candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills that can build bridges with the community and must be an effective communicator with the ability to speak to a variety of audiences. The ideal candidate will be firmly committed to the no-kill philosophy. Although prior sheltering experience is not required, candidates who do have such experience must have a demonstrated record of lifesaving success.
Send one-page cover letter and resume to: NHS Search Committee, c/o Debra Kelly, Nevada Humane Society, 2825 Longley Lane Ste. B, Reno NV 89502 or . (Open until position is filled.)