Job Description

The Executive Director for the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS) works closely with, and reports to, the Board of Directors. Under the direction of the UPAWS Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the comprehensive and integrated management of all UPAWS services and programs. The Executive Director must have an understanding of the No-Kill movement as it is defined nationally. The Executive Director will serve as the key spokesperson and visible community leader of the organization and has the unique opportunity to influence a dynamic community based organization.

Bachelor's Degree Preferred and at least three to five years experience in non-profit management. Prior experience with public relations and marketing Preferred. Must have compassion and concern for the humane treatment and care of animals and have a clear understanding and commitment to UPAWS Mission and Vision. Must have knowledge and experience with business administration and strategic planning with a proven track record of success in fundraising, including donor outreach and grant writing. Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Must have experience in personnel management and operating as a team to provide organizational leadership and direction of a non-profit organization, animal shelter, or similar entity; including skills in multi-tasking and project management in a fast paced, changing environment.

UPAWS is located in Gwinn, Michigan (Marquette County). This position pays $55,000-$65,000/annually.

This is a full time job

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Heather Reardon
Executive Recruiter

Closing Date: Friday, November 6, 2020

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