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Executive Director

Animal Shelter Assistance Program

Job Description

The Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) located in Santa Barbara, CA seeks an Executive Director. We are a private non‐profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to save the lives of cats in Santa Barbara County by providing shelter, veterinary care, behavioral support, adoption and foster services, education and community outreach.

The Executive Director is responsible for managing and developing the organization, which includes current paid staff of 3 full‐time and 3 part-time employees, roughly 250 volunteers, including 25 in management or leadership roles, and overseeing a $850k annual budget. The ideal candidate is an experienced leader, relationship builder, and manager. Crucial skills include leadership experience; knowledge of and commitment to accepted shelter animal care standards; fundraising experience; the capacity to work with the Board of Directors to develop and implement a strategic plan; and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and stakeholders. An understanding of basic business principles, including a background of good budget management, is necessary.

The shelter receives 75% of its funding from individuals and businesses in the local community, and the Executive Director is an important liaison in our effort to raise funds to ensure the ongoing financial sustainability of the shelter. Demonstrated accomplishments in fundraising, including developing new relationships, successful cultivation, solicitation, and acquisition of donations is essential. In addition, demonstrated success in grant writing is required.

The Executive Director is also responsible for the oversight, program development, and accountability for best practices over all operational areas of a full-service cat shelter, including intake, behavior, animal care, foster care, adoptions, and partnerships with other animal welfare organizations to provide the necessary infrastructure to achieve ASAP’s mission. The Executive Director provides high level coordination across all program service areas to provide a quality of care and service that matches the ASAP mission. Position open until filled.

This is a full time job.

Contact Information

Hilda Zacarias
Interim Executive Director
Animal Shelter Assistance Program
Santa Barbara/Goleta, CA

Closing Date: September 1, 2019