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Executive Director

Company: SPCA Serving Erie County
Date Posted: November 10, 2015

The SPCA Serving Erie County, based in a suburb of Buffalo, NY, opened its doors in

February of 1867 and is the second-oldest humane society in the country. The SPCA

cares for approximately 14,000 animals each year through programs that

include adoptions; admissions; animal rescues; animal emergency transports; stray

lost and found services; animal cruelty investigations and seizures; care for

wildlife, reptiles, exotics, and farm animals; and much more. The SPCA has a large

shelter in Tonawanda and several off site locations such as PetSmart, Petco and a mall



Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the

oversight of the SPCA, which includes administration of all programs and services of the

organization. The Executive Director is responsible for the strategic processes of the

organization, managing and developing a talented paid staff of 110 and volunteer staff in

excess of 1,700; and overseeing a $6 million budget and a reserve of approximately $7

million. The Executive Director supervises six direct reports.


The ideal candidate will bring strong and successful leadership of an animal

welfare/control agency or other nonprofit organization if there is a demonstrated level of

both passion for and involvement with an animal welfare organization. Demonstrated

accomplishments in fundraising including capital campaign experience and financial

management of a multi-million dollar budget are needed. The candidate should be

motivated by the best interests of the organization, demonstrate success managing

change, and be an exemplary manager of financial, capital and human resources.


An undergraduate degree from a four-year college or university is required; an MBA or

other graduate degree is preferred. Evidence of a passionate commitment to the proper

care of all animals is strongly recommended. CAWA credential is helpful.


Applications and nominations are being received by Noetic Search via electronic mail at If

interested, please submit a current resume and cover letter to the above email address.