Director, Animal Relocation
The Animal Relocation Director will work as the project manager to programs and initiatives aimed at increasing adoptions and decreasing euthanasia nationwide through animal relocation. This position will participate in planning, budgeting and allocation of resources for the initiative, and will have oversight for the program and the distribution of assigned funds. Incumbent will be responsible for the management of special projects and grant funded projects to expand capacity of relocation efforts. Director will assist with the selection of partners, and will be responsible for establishing and maintaining good working relationships with partners and within communities. Director will monitor all activities related to the projects, track progress, metrics, and budget. Position responsible for keeping projects on target to ensure goals are reached, and creating detailed written reports on efforts and results to allow for duplication is other areas of the country. This position will be responsible for applicable sections of the Strategic Plan for Department 38.
- All aspects of program oversight and management of ASPCA Relocation projects and initiatives
- Management of program budget and financial resources
- Oversee relocation projects in Los Angeles, CA, and western US as assigned.
- As relevant, create detailed written summary of projects to allow for duplication in other areas of the country.
- Assist with the identification and management of special projects where ASPCA Relocation can expand capacity of relocation efforts (e.g. summits, NM Coordinator, OKHS Quarantine Facility, etc.).
- Responsible for applicable sections of the ASPCA Strategic Plan and for assisting in development of plan each year
- Promote ASPCA tools to expand national relocation efforts (e.g. MAP, PRO, etc.).
- Serve as main contact person for assigned projects. Visit agencies as needed to establish positive relationships, ensure understanding of expectations for project/s and develop mutually beneficial partnerships.
- Maintain regular communication with the project partners, Animal Relocation team members, and other ASPCA departments as needed.
- Schedule and facilitate meetings, in-person and remote, in order to keep partners informed, motivated, and encouraged. Plan celebrations when milestones toward goals are reached.
- Research and prepare information and materials for reports, metrics, internal and external presentations. Give presentations as needed.
- Research best practices, related industry standards, sustainability concepts, and other information. Provide summaries and/or detailed reports of findings as directed.
- Maintain updated project information in Salesforce.
- Coordinate with team members to create and maintain client database.
- Manage the collection of stories and pictures of transported animals. As requested, write stories for Facebook, ASPCA blogs, newsletters, etc. and submit to the appropriate ASPCA departments.
- Participate in Animal Relocation Strategic planning process, collection of metrics, group and departmental meetings.
- Collect data for each project in pre-determined format. Assist clients with data collection as needed.
- Create and submit written monthly reports on projects as directed. Monitor numbers to ensure projects are on target to meet goals. Spot check data to ensure accuracy.
- Support all other department activities which will contribute to the advancement and success of the team and the ASPCA as identified by supervisor. Perform other duties as assigned.
- Assist in the selection, hiring, orientation and mentoring of new staff as directed Support all other activities which will contribute to the advancement and success of the team and the ASPCA as identified by supervisor
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Minimum 3 years successful project/program management and team leader experience
- Minimum of 3 years in animal sheltering or companion animal welfare experience
- Minimum 2 year of experience with animal relocation
- Proficient in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
- Knowledge of business technology (file sharing, webex, phone conferencing)
- Knowledge of animal sheltering software a plus
- Knowledge of ASV Transport Best Practices
- Excellent administrative/ organizational and computer skills
- Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to represent ASPCA philosophy and policy in all work areas
- A strong sense of teamwork & collaboration with staff, volunteers and external constituents
- Must be detail oriented and have strong project management skills
- Must be self directed and able to work independently and meet deadlines
- Must be a motivated, flexible, pro-active individual, who is mission and goal oriented
- Must be self guided, able to work in a remote office with minimal supervision
- Must have ability to multi-task and support the team on a wide variety of projects
- Must possess highly developed people skills and be able to positively adapt to differing personality types.
- Travel is required and some weekend work will be required
- Must occasionally lift and move up to 35 pounds
- Good animal handling skills
- Valid driver’s license required
Our generous benefit package includes the following for full-time employees and (if qualified, we offer domestic partner coverage!) Medical, Dental, STD, 401(k), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Transit checks, Tuition Assistance Program, Training Seminars, EAP, 50% hospital discount, Paid Time Off.