JOB TITLE: Executive Director
REPORTS TO: Board of Directors
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is
responsible for organization management, including leadership,
strategic planning, fundraising, Board of Director relations,
budget/finance, human resources, public relations,
communication, and development planning. The ED also acts as
the chief organization spokesperson to government agencies,
community organizations, and the public.
COMPENSATION: Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience
HOURS : Full-time
RESPOND BY: 5 pm, July 6th, 2020
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three references
to Kevin Williamson, (Board member) at firstname.lastname@example.org
IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the critical
importance of spay and neuter in our community and will be
passionate about animal welfare. The ideal Executive Director will
have proven fundraising and leadership abilities and will be a
positive force and cheerleader for WeSnip. Many of our clients
come from underserved communities and the ideal candidate will
be comfortable working with these populations.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Fund Development :
▪ Responsible for leadership and administration of fundraising activities and
events. Identify partnership opportunities for additional fundraising and along with
the Board of Directors, identify and establish additional special events.
▪ Manage the major gift efforts including donor identification, cultivation,
solicitation, and stewardship. Major donors include individuals, corporations, and
▪ Conduct research to determine opportunities for funding through grant programs,
apply for grants and complete necessary reporting.
▪ Develop a communication plan to deliver IMPACT message to supporters.
▪ Plans public relations events and publicity campaigns.
Board Development :
▪ Establish and implement a comprehensive board development process, including
the identification, selection, orientation, evaluation, and training of Board
▪ Ensure active participation by Board members and support effective board roles
▪ Provide monthly reports, financial statements, and updates for the Board to
review as well as other factual and timely information as needed to make
high-level strategic decisions.
▪ Submits an annual report to the Board of Directors and other interested
organizations and parties as appropriate.
Program Development :
▪ Oversee and support the development, design, and delivery of program
initiatives, assuring that the goals and objectives are aligned with WeSNiP’s
overall strategic plan.
▪ Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with
the Board of Directors and staff. Carry out plans and policies authorized by the
▪ Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the
▪ Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal,
state, and local regulations and Board policies.
▪ Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
Human Resources / Operations :
▪ Responsible for the hiring process, including recruiting, hiring and terminating
staff as appropriate.
▪ Develops and updates job descriptions and Employee Handbook, ensuring that
the organization maintains compliance with State and Federal Human Resources
▪ Conducts staff training for WeSNiP personnel on progressive discipline, legal
terminations, and other employment-related topics as necessary.
▪ Responds to and completes all informational inquiries from state agencies,
including Employment Security, Labor and Industries, DSHS, and other entities.
Budget and Financial :
▪ Responsible for developing, reviewing, and maintaining sound financial practices.
▪ Maintains and updates monthly working budget for the organization, updating the
Board as appropriate on all financial issues and long-range budget planning.
▪ Ensures organization adheres to a realistic, fiscally sound budget and reviews
expenditures and revenues to ensure WeSNiP operates within its designated
▪ Ensures compliance with financial reporting requirements of State, Federal, and
Funding agencies, including 501(c)(3) Status.
▪ Prepares the proposed annual budget for the Board Finance Committee.
Community Relations :
▪ Establishes and maintains community relationships to facilitate needed support
for the organization: i.e. volunteers, funding, and recruitment of Board members.
▪ Maintains a positive and effective WeSNiP relationship with other service
providers in Whatcom County.
▪ Establish connections to the local communities where WeSNiP serves. In order
to be effective, the ED must be able to gain an understanding of each
community’s demographics, needs, opportunities, and strengths along with
building trust amongst community members.
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
▪ Proven fundraising abilities.
▪ Knowledge of non-profit finances and regulations.
▪ Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
▪ Ability to promote a positive image of WeSNiP through personal and professional
contacts. Maintain an effective working relationship with clients, partner agencies,
volunteers, donors, employees, and Board members.
▪ Strong organizational skills.
▪ Proficient skill with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, and social media.
A current Washington State driver’s license or the ability to obtain one is required.
WeSNiP is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for
employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Katie Franks, (Board member) at email@example.com