The Nevada Humane Society, one of the most successful No Kill shelters in the country, is reopening its search for an Associate Director.

If you have strong leadership skills, a passion for saving lives, and a commitment to the No Kill philosophy, NHS invites you to apply to become a key player at one of the leading No Kill animal shelters in the country.

This is a unique opportunity to become a key player in leading a No Kill organization with a community campaign, and to work closely with a skilled and dedicated team of paid staff, large volunteer base, and committed board of directors in a very civic-minded and engaged community.

Since 2007, NHS has achieved dramatic results:

  • Increased the adoption rate 53% for dogs and 84% for cats in 2007 (compared to 2006), a higher increase than any other community in the nation.
  • Decreased the number of dogs killed by 51% and the number of cats killed by 52% in Washoe County animal shelters in 2007 (compared to 2006). This was the greatest decline of any community in 2007.
  • Achieved a county-wide save rate of 90% for dogs and 82% for cats despite a high per capita intake rate, effectively making Washoe County one of the safest communities for homeless animals in the United States.
  • Found loving, new homes for over 8,600 animals in 2008.
  • As of September 30, 2009, NHS is leading the initiative saving 93% of dogs and 88% of cats countywide.

The Associate Director of Nevada Humane Society (NHS) is responsible for assisting the Executive Director in overseeing the organization’s consistent achievement of its vision, mission, and financial objectives. This includes taking responsibility for specific aspects of organizational planning, program implementation, and operational supervision, as well as the achievement of fundraising and lifesaving goals.

This is the number two position in the organization and reports directly to the Executive Director. For a job description and application instructions, click here.

Please note: The deadline to apply is November 27, 2009. Interested candidates should send a one-page cover letter and one-page resume. (There is no exception to the one-page limit. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered.)

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