We are hiring

New Hope Dog Rescue is searching for the ideal candidate for the Executive Director position. Do you know someone who has excellent interpersonal skills, is organized, driven and has experience in non-profit/animal welfare sector?… 

Resumes should be submitted to [email protected] by February 6th.

Salary: Negotiable based on experience.

Position: Executive Director

Start date: March 1st 2022

Overview: Responsible for the overall management of New Hope Dog Rescue (NHDR). The Executive Director role is a full-time position serving as the key leader of NHDR operations; communicates NHDR’s vision and mission to the community while demonstrating a fundamental understanding of our programs and services.

  • Reports to and meets regularly with the Board to present reports and inform them of important issues, problems and new ideas. Serves as a liaison between the governing body and volunteers.
  • Oversees all dog intakes and manages the NHDR foster program. Discusses with the Board of Directors a budget for any dog(s) that require above average medical care and when required ensure a fundraising plan is in place to cover additional costs. Determines whether our foster program is suitable for dogs with behavioral issues in conjunction with foster home coordinators and intake coordinators.
  • Ensure efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization, including but not limited to:
  • Ensures that exceptional care is provided to foster dogs.
  • Ensures the programs and services offered by NHDR contribute to the organization’s mission and reflect the priorities of the Board.
  • Ensures appropriate operational policies are developed, understood, complied with and updated.
  • Identify and mitigate operational risks.
  • Data entry and generation of medical authorization forms to ensure appropriate veterinary care and needs are met.
  • Communicates with foster homes regarding medical treatment.
  • Refers behavioural or training problems to appropriate coordinators or seeks outside assistance.
  • Develops an appropriate plan to assist foster homes.
  • Ensures that post-adoption follow up, spay/neuter compliance and transfer of medical and microchipping documents are completed.
  • Schedules meetings and develops strategies for orientation of new foster homes and volunteers and as well as updates for current volunteers.
  • Manage the NHDR executive committee to ensure goals of NHDR are met and tasks are completed as required. Co-ordinate and assigns tasks to executive committee as required. Plans bi-monthly meetings with NHDR executive committee to discuss relevant NHDR issues and/or concerns, possible solutions, and upcoming events.
  • Implement short- and long-term strategies to address pet overpopulation. Continue to improve animal care, provide public education, encourage spaying and neutering, and help pets stay with their responsible caretakers.
  • Meets with partners, member veterinarians, and supporters to increase NHDR’s visibility within the community and to further reach out to our supporters.
  • Ensures a monthly newsletter is generated to be distributed to sponsors/donors and posted on the website about current activities. Ensure that the website and social media is up to date with current news, events and fundraising initiatives.
  • Managing key support programs such as the safekeeping program, spay and neuter partnerships.
  • Represents NHDR as a spokesperson. Speaks on behalf of NHDR at promotional events, special campaigns, media coverage or special interest stories.
  • Oversees the organization’s outreach and community programs. Travel to promotional events, fundraisers, and transport of materials if required.
  • Oversees the fundraising and events staff to ensure event planning is on schedule and that fundraising goals are met.
  • Incorporates improvements into organizational tasks and functions in coordination with the Board to ensure efficiency of the organization
  • Ensures all procedures and policies set by the NHDR board are followed while maintaining an environment that attracts and retains quality staff and volunteers. Ensure staff and volunteers are engaged, supported and contributing to the organization’s success. Resolves conflict with positive outcomes.
  • Represents NHDR in the animal welfare community. Maintains a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the animal welfare and animal control fields. Attendance of professional development opportunities is required including but not limited to the Saskatchewan Animal Welfare Meeting. Additional professional development opportunities are encouraged and the ideal candidate will seek out and present such opportunities to the Board for consideration.