At the Virginia Beach SPCA we are passionate about connecting people and pets. As a trusted resource for our community, we create lasting adoptions, provide quality veterinary care, and inspire compassionate action through education and awareness. We are innovative, we are passionate, and we are committed. In partnership with our community, we end animal homelessness.
We have an opening on our Executive Team for an innovative Director of Shelter Operations who will be responsible for creating best practices that align with strategic goals, developing and leading an effective team of shelter managers and associates to promote the organization’s mission to eliminate animal suffering while increasing human compassion.
Operational responsibilities include assuring all animals are afforded a humane and compassionate environment while maintaining a high-level of customer service both internally and externally and complying with policies and procedures that align with community needs.
As a member of the Executive Team you will be responsible for developing operational plans to achieve strategic goals for sustainability and growth. You will participate in annual budgeting and planning, development and oversight of critical policies and procedures, and program development to further our mission.
Our Executive Team adheres to a servant leadership philosophy of management. If you are interested in joining our team, please apply at https://vbspca.com/employment/ through our career center.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
Associate’s degree and 5-years shelter experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Five years of professional experience working with animals in a kennel, shelter, or veterinary hospital.
Three years of supervisory management experience.
Knowledge of domestic animals including breeds, behavior, appropriate care and housing, common health problems, disease symptoms and handling techniques is required.
Excellent communications, public relations, and written skills.
Ability to communicate clearly VBSPCA’s mission and humane care and treatment of animals to the public and staff.
Intermediate level computer skills using standard Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel as well as Google applications required.
Experience with Shelter Ops and Pet Point systems preferred.
Ability to function well as a team member.
Ability to build and lead a team.
Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and Saturdays, in a fast-paced setting.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:
Ability to communicate effectively in English.
Ability to restrain animals in a safe and appropriate manner
Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Ability to clean the kennel and deal with offensive odors.
Ability to comfortably interact with animals, including wildlife.
Ability to sit, talk, hear, stand, walk; use hands and fingers, handle or operate objects, reach with hands and arms; climb and balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.
Ability to move throughout the building as needed to meet the requirements of the job.
Physically able to be exposed to cleaning chemicals and offensive odors.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications
About Virginia Beach SPCA
Our Mission: It is the mission of the Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (VBSPCA) to create a more humane and responsible community by eliminating animal suffering while increasing human compassion.Our Vision: We connect people and pets. As a trusted resource for our community, we create lasting adoptions, provide quality veterinary care, and inspire compassionate action through education and awareness. We are innovative, we are passionate, and we are committed. In partnership with our community, we end animal homelessness.