Position title
Executive Director

Purpose of Position
The Executive Director serves as the liaison between the Board of Directors and the Shelter staff. The E.D. will be expected to direct the administrative, financial, managerial, and supervisory activities necessary to uphold the mission statement, policies, and goals of AFA, consulting with the BOD in making decisions for the highest interest of the organization.

Work Location: Action For Animals Shelter, event locations.
Work Hours: Full-Time,  Salaried.
Reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Salary commensurate with experience.


In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:

  • Planning, organizing and directing programs that carry out AFA goals as established by the BOD, and ensuring these meet community needs.
  • Establishing and directing operational procedures of AFA.
  • Being responsible for the oversight of all operations.
  • Ensuring compliance of AFA to all applicable laws, regulations, licensures and accreditation standards.
  • Supporting the staff needs of AFA, including employees and volunteers of the Shelter. This includes periodic performance reviews, safety meetings, cross-training, and salaries.
  • Managing the recruitment, hiring, development, employment, evaluation and discharge of all employees.
  • Creating and coordinating annual and long-term fund development plans.
  • Controlling and monitoring all purchases and managing other fiscal and property resources in coordination with the BOD.
  • Managing the maintenance of facilities, grounds and equipment.
  • Preparing an annual budget, in conjunction with the Finance Committee, operating AFA within the limits of the total approved budget, and informing the BOD of the monthly financial status.
  • Negotiating contracts and other business matters approved by the BOD.
  • Preparing reports and other records as required by the BOD.
  • Overseeing AFA fundraising.
  • Meeting regularly with BOD to present reports and apprise them of important issues, problems, and new ideas, assisting various committees with their assignments, serving as liaison between the governing body and AFA Staff.
  • Supervising and directing AFA vendors, contractors and consultants.
  • The Executive Director works under the general guidance of and is responsible only to the Board of Directors as a group. The E.D. may delegate duties as appropriate, but the responsibility for the accomplishment of all duties remains with the E.D.
  • Minimum 2 years of animal shelter operations management experience.
  • Current working understanding of companion animal care and adoption issues.
  • Must have a sincere interest in and knowledge of animal rights issues and animal health care.
  • Must have a demonstrated knowledge of organizational and financial procedures for non-profit agencies.
  • Must have demonstrated skills in human resource management and strong leadership abilities.
  • Must have experience working with and coordinating multiple tasks using staff and volunteers, and accommodating Board and Board Committees in their organizational functions.
  • Demonstrated communication abilities to include effective interviewing techniques, public speaking, and ability to communicate effectively with employees and volunteers verbally and in writing.
  • Valid Driver’s License is required.
  • Background check is required, and references will be contacted.

Email resume and references to board@afashelter.org

Employment Type
Beginning of employment
Animal Care
Job Location
386 Route 217, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 15650
Date posted
January 25, 2022
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