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Bitter Root Humane Association Executive Director in Hamilton, Montana

Under the direction of the Board of Directors of the Bitter Root Humane Association (BRHA), with general supervision by the President of the Board of Directors or the assigned Personnel Liaison, this position is responsible and accountable for the effective and efficient financial, operational and administrative management of BRHA. The Executive Director provides overall leadership for BRHA in accordance with the policies, objectives, and directions of the Board of Directors to promote its overall mission, health and growth.

1. Plan, develop, evaluate and oversee existing and new BRHA programs to ensure that all programs are consistent with BRHA's mission and provide high quality service to customers and the community at large.
2. Oversee/Manage all BRHA personnel by:
• Applying BRHA personnel policies and procedures;
• Building and fostering a professional, safe, inclusive and respectful working environment;
• Ensuring compliance with state and federal employment laws and regulations;
• Acting as a liaison and channel of communication between the Board of Directors, its committees, staff and volunteers;
• Conducting periodic salary reviews and making salary recommendations to the Board of Directors;
• Supporting the Operations Manager in personnel management including hiring, evaluation, discipline, and implementing and enforcing employment policies.
3. Participate in the preparation and administration of BRHA’s budgets, grants, contracts and financial procedures.
4. Ensure the fiscal continuity and direction of BRHA through:
• Developing grant proposals to be submitted to local, state and federal public and private funding sources;
• Ensuring that all grant and contract reporting deadlines and objectives are met;
• Growing our funding base by developing individual and corporate donors along with other income sources.
5. Maintain relationships and work collaboratively with a variety of elected officials, other organizations, staff, volunteers, veterinarians, donors, news media and the community at large.
6. Work with the Board of Directors to further the mission of BRHA by:

• Keeping the Board of Directors informed of the status of BRHA projects, quality of service, financial status and other information that could affect BRHA’s mission.
• Working with the Board to conduct periodic long and short-term planning to support BRHA’s philosophy and goals.
• Participating in Board committees as needed.
• Actively participating in BRHA, civic group and community events.
• Maintaining and improving community awareness of the organization, its mission and services by effectively representing the organization in the media and the community.
• Ensuring accurate and timely reports.
• Overseeing proper facilities maintenance & security systems by scheduling maintenance and upkeep according to specifications and need.
• Actively pursuing a working knowledge of best practices in shelter management and animal care. Keeps abreast of significant developments and innovative practices in the field.
• Working with the staff to implement high standards for shelter operations and ensuring the highest quality care of shelter animals, including medical care, training and enrichment.
7. Performing related work as required.

The Executive Director will:
1. Have experience and skills in personnel management, program development and budget preparation and management.
2. Have experience in long and short-term planning.
3. Have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board of Directors, employees, volunteers, donors, veterinarians, elected officials, community leaders, media and the general public.
4. Have the ability to implement and evaluate work plans, goals and objectives.
5. Have experience in supervising, training, scheduling and evaluating staff.
6. Have experience/comfort level enforcing rules and policies, making decisions and changes that challenge the status quo.
7. Have the ability to function effectively under stressful conditions.
8. Have the knowledge and experience to research, write and submit appropriate grants for specific projects and operations.
9. Have effective oral and written communication skills.
10. Have management level knowledge of computer and related software applications.
11. Possess a Bachelor's Degree or two year degree combined with minimum two years relevant work experience, preferably in nonprofit management.
12. Possess a valid Montana driver's license, proof of insurance and an acceptable driving record.
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