Executive DirectorCompany: 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
www.noeticexsearch.com via electronic mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. If
interested, please submit a current resume and cover letter to the above email address.