Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 23-Jul-2018 to 04-Sep-2018
  • - Humane Society of Elkhart County/Charitable Advisors
  • Bristol, IN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Health Insurance, Vacation

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced nonprofit executive with a heart for animals and a head for business. Because of the retirement of its current leader, the Humane Society of Elkhart County is seeking a new Executive Director. 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 4,500 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 $1.2 million-per-year operating budget. In addition, he or she will strive to elevate HSEC's fundraising and other revenue streams. 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. About 58 percent of revenues are derived from grants and donations, 27 percent from government, and more than 15 percent from various fees and services.
 
The ideal candidate will be a seasoned executive who can confidently manage HSEC's departments, activities and staff of 21 employees ' while developing and maintaining a productive partnership 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, or extensive experience, and three to five years' experience as an executive-level nonprofit or business leader. Nonprofit management and facilities management experience are both a plus.
 
ATTENTION: Be Prepared - To assist you and the search committee in discerning your match for the position, we suggest you prepare your responses to these questions prior to hitting "APPLY" to make your application. Applications will not be considered without question responses.
1. Why would this opportunity be a great fit for you?
2. Briefly share some of your recent successes in fund development (or relational business development, if you've been in the for-profit sector). What were the keys to success?
3. Provide an example of how you have effectively recruited and engaged your staff team and briefly describe how it was successful.
4. Describe your experience managing a nonprofit or business (or part of a larger organization), focusing on finance/budgeting, facilities management, and human resources.
5.  Briefly describe your experiences in developing community partnerships. Have you ever worked with local government and/or law enforcement agencies?
6. Share how you have worked with or been a part of a nonprofit board of directors and the role you played to make a difference for that organization.
 
Click the APPLY button to submit cover letter and resume.



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