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Executive Director

Lynchburg Humane Society

Job Description

Lynchburg Humane Society
Executive Director

Position Description

About LHS The Lynchburg Humane Society is a 501c3 private non-profit organization caring for stray, lost, and homeless pets. We are the largest No Kill Humane Society in the state of Virginia and believe that no healthy or treatable pet should be euthanized. We operate the public shelters and adoption centers for the City of Lynchburg and the county of Appomattox with a combined annual intake of more than 5,000 pets. The LHS spay/neuter clinic is located in Evington, VA and performs more than 6,500 surgeries annually.

Learn more about our mission, vision and core values here:

Position Overview

The Executive Director serves as a compassionate leader and liaison between the Board of Directors, the community, municipalities, and shelter staff. Required skills of the Executive Director include strong interpersonal, motivational and leadership skills with the staff and public, strength in public speaking, demonstrated ability to develop and manage an annual operating expense budget of $2.5M and lead a staff of 50 full and part-time employees; demonstrated knowledge and experience in fund-raising and development, and a passion for pets. The Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of running the two shelters and spay/neuter clinic, public and donor relations, and is the “face” of the Lynchburg Humane Society.

Essential Duties

  • Organizational leadership
  • Financial acumen, including developing and managing a $2.5M annual operating expense budget
  • Fund raising and development – building on our successful $1.5M annual fund-raising program
  • Participatory leadership of the executive team, to include the Associate Director, the Director of Development, and the Director of Finance and Administration
  • Community and donor relations


  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 3 years significant management experience
  • Non-profit leadership experience preferred

Please submit your resume and salary requirements to The deadline for receipt is ……August 26, 2019

This is a full time job.

Contact Information

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Board of Directors
Lynchburg Humane Society
Lynchburg, VA

Closing Date: August 26, 2019