Executive Director Job Posting

The Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Georgia SPCA) located in Suwanee, GA seeks an Executive Director.   We are a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to reduce pet overpopulation by rescuing and finding homes for more than 1,000 abandoned and unwanted pets each year. 

The ideal candidate is an experienced leader, relationship builder and manager.  Crucial skills include leadership experience preferably in non-profit setting; knowledge of and commitment to accepted shelter animal care standards; fundraising experience; skill and experience preparing and delivering public presentations; capacity to work with the board to develop and implement a strategic plan; ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and stakeholders.  An understanding of business principles, including a background of good budget management, is necessary.

The shelter receives 70% 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.

The Executive Director is responsible for managing and developing a paid staff of 3 full-time and 15 part-time employees, a volunteer staff of 100, and overseeing an $800k annual budget.

Reports to the Board of Directors.

Please submit resume and cover letter to cindy@georgiaspca.org

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Executive Director – Reports to Board of Directors

ADMINISTRATION OF ALL PROGRAMS:  Clinic, Community Outreach, Development, Volunteer


             Shelter Operations Manager


  • Provide executive level leadership of staff and volunteers.

  • Promote development of staff skills.

  • Implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization and provide leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, annual goals, objectives and growth.

  • Provide administration of and guidance for all organizational programs and activities and staff responsible for them (program and facility management, fiscal management and fundraising, community and public relations/advocacy, human resources, and clinic.

  • Report to the Board monthly regarding fiscal and operational status of the organization.

  • Ensure effective management of the annual budget and be accountable for budget expenditures on an ongoing basis.

  • Establish effective working relationships with Board members, managers, staff, volunteers, and vendors.

  • Build and maintain relationships with donors and other supporters.

  • Develop and document appropriate standards of procedure for all core functions of the organization.


  • Monitor animal welfare issues and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

  • Network with other local animal shelters, animal welfare groups, and rescue groups to build coalitions.

  • Lead the development of community educational program promoting animal welfare.


  • Attend Chamber of Commerce and other community meetings.

  • Identify networking opportunities and attend these events with Board members.

  • Develop public speaking opportunities and cultivate relationships (Rotary Club, local businesses in our community).


  • Ensure sufficient annual operating revenue is available and that development evolves to support needed growth.

  • Supervise the accountant in performance of payroll and accounts payable functions.

  • Develop and recommend annual budget for Board approval; manage the organization’s resources within budget guidelines.

  • Develop and maintain sound financial practices.


  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with donors and prospective donors.

  • Develop, implement, and oversee fundraising projects (special events, direct solicitations, grant-writing).


  • Ensure personnel policies and procedures conform to current laws and regulations

  • Ensure implementation of the following;

    • Recruitment and orientation

    • Hiring and termination

    • Training supervisors to efficiently fulfill their roles

    • Health and safety standards

    • Development of work schedules

    • Development of job descriptions and regular performance evaluations


  • Provide oversight and direction for all communications representing the organization.

  • Maximize public relations opportunities to enhance the image of the GA SPCA in the community.

  • Ensure our mission, programs, and services are consistently presented with a strong, positive image