Class Title: Director – Humane Society of Chilton County Salary: $11 Hourly Weekly Hours: 40 (+)
plan, organize, manage and supervise all aspects of operations of the
HSCC as established by the Executive Board of Directors in accordance
with the HSCC Standard Operations Procedures and Bylaws. The
as a dynamic liaison between the Board of Directors, HSCC Board
Members, the community, county and municipal customers and HSCC
be expected to uphold the mission of the HSCC and promote its goals,
advising the Board of Directors in making decisions for the best
interest of the organization.
be expected to take the leadership in the shelter operations and,
with the help of the employees, the shelter will become a state of
the art adoption center, low fee spay/neuter clinic, and humane
Required Job Tasks
current working knowledge of companion animal care and adoption
understanding of compliance issues involving pertinent federal,
state, and local regulations.
motivational skills, management skills and interpersonal skills with
the staff and the public.
programs for the HSCC, increase adoption and rescue rates, and
educate and promote spaying/neutering.
as the administrative agent of the Board of Directors and the
manager of the HSCC.
available to the HSCC Director, Board of Directors, HSCC Board
Members, and committee members for professional consultation in
connection with the affairs and activities of the HSCC.
be available and willing to complete chores of daily cleaning,
washing dishes, laundry and intaking of animals as necessary.
Essential Job Functions
for ensuring the mental and physical health, well-being, and
placement of all shelter animals, including maintaining a working
relationship with local veterinarians and consulting with them on
general and specific matters, as necessary.
of a competent staff.
the required medical and clerical supplies.
disposal of hazardous waste.
a clean working environment in all areas of the facility.
preparation of all necessary paperwork.
and address all client concerns, questions or problems.
to all federal, state, county and city laws and ordinances
pertaining to animal care and welfare while performing HSCC
regular programs to meet the mission of the organization and the
needs of the membership and the public as approved by the Board of
the physical and security needs of the property and all the
and complete preventative and required maintenance for facility
equipment, buildings, and grounds.
professional, working relationships with other animal welfare
organizations to further our cause and realize our mission
municipal board meetings with the Board of Directors’ President,
as requested, to discuss contract services provided by the HSCC.
with the HSCC Director and the Board’s Finance Committee in the
preparation of an annual budget for submission to the Board of
Directors and Board Members for consideration and approval.
the Director in the development and maintenance of the adoption
website is kept current; maintain statistics about adoptions and
pets available for adoptions; as well as keeping current on upcoming
the donor database, enters donor and adoption receipts in
appropriate ledger/equipment and manage bank account used for
the Board of Directors with fundraising activities, as required.
all HSCC fundraisers or appoint an employee to fill in for you.
the absence of the HSCC Director, prepare monthly reports
summarizing shelter statistics, activities completed,
personnel/public relations issues, and other information for the
Board of Directors.
conjunction with the HSCC Director, complete Human Resources tasks
of the HSCC to include the following:
recommendations for hiring;
of employees with board approval;
with workers compensation laws of the State of Alabama;
licensed personnel remain current with continuing education
full-time/regular staff within the HSCC; and
coordination with the HSCC Director, develop and maintain a job
description for all employees.
HSCC Director in coordinating all efforts between employees and
volunteers of the HSCC to achieve maximum results.
for carrying out other such duties and tasks as may be assigned by
the HSCC Director or Board of Directors.
Education and Experience
Possess a valid driver’s
High school diploma or
Minimum of two (2) years’
experience in customer service, public relations, clerical
experience, and/or working in an animal shelter related facility.
Possess Euthanasia Certification
or acquire euthanasia certification within six (6) months of being
made a permanent employee (providing option is available within the
Proven ability in preparing, attaining, and administering external grants is greatly desired.
Willingness to work overtime and non-standard hours as required.
Be willing and available to attend training related to job.
Injuries from animals pose a work hazard for employees in this class.
Compassion and empathy for
animal and human clients.
Strong interpersonal and verbal
and written communication skills.
Maturity, good judgement and
Ability to work individually and
on a team, multi-task and self-start.
Ability to remain calm and
empathic in stressful situations.
Handle and restrain animals weighing up to 150 lbs.
Lift 50 lbs. to waist height.
Frequent standing, walking, bending, lifting, stooping, carrying and reaching.
Must have no allergies to felines.
Knowledge, Skills, and
Good knowledge of internet and social media platforms and methods to connect with potential partners.
Good knowledge of animal shelter operations, adoptions and rescues or the ability to readily acquire such knowledge.
Good knowledge of written and verbal communication methods and principles; good knowledge of customer service principles and practices.
Good knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
Some knowledge of safety practices and procedures in dealing with animals, or the ability to readily acquire such knowledge.
Some knowledge of area animal advocacy groups, or the ability to readily acquire such knowledge.
Ability to manage, coordinate and multi-task.
Ability to in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to operate a camera.
Ability to understand and explain general policies of animal control and shelter operations, including euthanasia of animals.
Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion when dealing with sensitive subjects, such as euthanasia of animals.
Ability to maintain professionalism in all aspects of work.
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate events.
Ability to compile and present oral and written report
Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle and travel to locations within the community and surrounding counties.
Ability to establish and maintain social media relationships.
Ability to work independently and efficiently on multiple projects.
Ability to communication, both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, employees and the public.
Hear well enough to respond to verbal communication and to use the telephone.
Body movement to bend, stoop and move about.
Manual dexterity to write and type.
Work is performed inside and
Exposure to unpleasant odors and
Exposure to bites, scratches and
Possible exposure to contagious
At Will Employment
There is no minimum period of employment guaranteed or implied by acceptance of an employment offer. It is the policy of the HSCC that employment is at will, which means that employment is for no specific term and that employment may be terminated by the employee or the HSCC at any time without cause.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The HSCC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with the HSCC depends solely on your qualifications.
Statements included in this description are intended to reflect in general the duties and responsibilities of this classification and are not to be interpreted as being all inclusive. The employee may be assigned other duties that are not specifically included.
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