Executive Director: PACT for Animals

Posted February 27th, 2015 at 11:37 am.

Job Description: Executive Director, PACT for Animals

Reporting to and working with: Founder and Board of Directors

Direct Reports: Assistant Director, Volunteer Coordinator, Financial Manager, Social Media Manager


PACT for Animals is the only nationwide program that assists people in hospitals or military personnel with finding safe emergency foster homes for their pets. A 501(C)(3) non-profit, our programs were created to help prevent responsible pet owners from having to lose their best friends due to military service or an unexpected health crisis. Under certain conditions, PACT also fosters for the homeless who will not relinquish their pets to an animal shelter. We pride ourselves on providing personalized support and carefully screened foster homes to each of our foster placements, at no cost to the program participants. We are at an exciting period of growth and are now recruiting an experienced Executive Director to help increase this organization’s reach and raise national awareness.

The role calls for a senior-level nonprofit leader with the knowledge, ability, energy and drive to ensure PACT’s continued success. Reporting to and working with the Founder, the Executive Director holds overall strategic and operational responsibility for PACT’s personnel, programs, and performance of its mission. PACT is governed by a Board of Directors and has a staff of 2 full-time and 3 part-time employees that manage the programs, volunteers, social media, and finances of the organization. Funding comes from a diverse mix of grants, foundations, and gifts.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience as an Executive Director for a nonprofit organization.
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to make compelling presentations to diverse groups.
  • Experience soliciting local and national foundations and corporations.
  • Experience managing and interacting with diverse staff and volunteers.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects.
  • Experience managing a growing grants schedule.
  • Experience working with volunteers and/or personally volunteering.
  • Flexibility to adapt to a changing work environment.


  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the organization and staff.
  • Hire and manage staff, interns, and consultants, and perform regular performance reviews.
  • Maintain an effective and positive working environment.
  • Increase local and national awareness of PACT’s work.
  • Act as a catalyst for fund-raising and cultivation of donors and volunteers.
  • Identify ways to diversify PACT for Animals’ funding base and launch appropriate programs and initiatives.
  • Research, prepare and submit grant proposals and reports.
  • Plan and conduct 1-2 events a year designed to raise funds and awareness.
  • Strengthen and cultivate relationships with past, present, and potential donors.
  • Implement media and marketing strategies to promote PACT.
  • Oversee ongoing database management.
  • Implement and oversee the growth and strategic management of the organization.
  • Represent PACT for Animals at public events and in other contexts as needed.
  • Organize public outreach materials such as our annual report, newsletters, direct mail, advertising, brochures, and web site.
  • Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to strengthen the link between volunteerism and financial support.

Minimum Requirements:

  • College graduate with at least 5 years leadership and management experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization.
  • Strong commitment to PACT’s mission.
  • Proven record in successful grant research, writing, and management.
  • Strong planning, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Visionary and innovative thinker.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Working knowledge of software such as Office Word and Excel.
  • Proven ability to work well with a diverse range of people, prioritize work assignments, and delegate effectively.


  • Full-time salaried position.
  • Flexible schedule, but position will require some evenings and weekends.
  • Employee health benefits.
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays.
  • $50-60,000/yr.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to info@pactforanimals.org and note “Executive Director” in the subject line.

How to apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to info@pactforanimals.org and note “Executive Director” in the subject line.

Filed under: Executive Level by Margie DuBrow

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