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Executive Director Lemhi County Humane Society

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Are you ready to take the reins at Lemhi County Humane Society and make a difference in the lives of countless animals?

We are seeking a dynamic and passionate Executive Director to lead our organization and drive our mission forward. The position will be responsible for the overall management and operation of the organization and reports to the Board of Directors. Lemhi County Humane Society (LCHS) is a well-established animal sheltering non-profit operating Salmon Animal Shelter and Rags & Wags Thrift Store in Salmon, Idaho.

The Humane Society was founded in 1977, with a mission to provide high quality sheltering and adoption services for homeless companion animals. We also provide funds for public spay and neuter programs to decrease the number of cats and dogs entering our shelter. The Lemhi County Humane Society serves as the first line of defense against animal abuse and neglect by working closely with law enforcement officials to ensure that all animals in Lemhi County are treated in a kind and humane manner.

Compensation commensurate with experience. PTO. Visit our website for more information and a detailed job description.

To apply submit cover letter and resume to the board of directors email by March 10, 2023.

Duties and Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee daily operations and responsible for consistent achievement of our mission, financial objectives and the administration, oversight and accountability of all operations.
  • Ensure safe and humane treatment of animals in our care and advocate for humane treatment of animals. Oversee all aspects of animal care in accordance with State and local laws. Develop and implement policies and procedures for their care and handling.
  • Be the driving force behind our fundraising and development efforts. This includes developing and implementing fundraising campaigns, building relationships with donors and sponsors, and managing grants and philanthropic efforts.
  • Develop annual operating budget to accomplish yearly operational goals.
  • Fiscally responsible for profit and loss.
  • Lead our team of employees; be responsible for recruitment, training, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
  • Proactively negotiate and manage all operational and funding contracts.
  • Seek and cultivate community, donor, and volunteer relationships.
  • Function as the principle public relations officer for the organization.
  • Clearly communicate the vision, mission, programs and services of LCHS to all stakeholders.
  • Refresh service offerings and grow our organization to meet outyear operating expenses.
  • Continually observe conditions within the organization and recommend changes/improvements to the Board of Directors to ensure efficient use of resources and sustainability of operations.
  • Use computer, tablet, camera, graphics, and printing equipment and software daily in fulfillment of oversight and public affairs responsibilities of the organization.
  • Report regularly to the Board of Directors.


  • Fundraising abilities. Demonstrated experience in fund raising required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Compassion for the safe and humane treatment of animals. Deep understanding of the mission and values of the organization.
  • BA/BS degree in related field is preferred for this position.
  • 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience, preferably in a non-profit environment.
  • Prior experience in animal shelter management or related field is preferred.
  • Business acumen.

Must be able to:

  • Advocate strongly for the safe and humane treatment of animals.
  • Review, interpret and draw conclusions from numerical and financial data.
  • Operate (and train and oversee staff in operating) modern office equipment including computers, tablets, cameras, communications, and printing equipment, and software programs to include database/spreadsheets, word processing, online data entry programs such as Shelter Software system, Square and Point-of-Sale system, graphics creation (Canva) application, and website and social media applications.
  • Provide strong leadership to accomplish goals through employees and volunteers.
  • Work odd hours, inspect, and/or fill in evenings/weekends as staffing situation, and fundraising activities may require at both Shelter and Thrift Store.
  • Innovatively accomplish the goals of the organization with limited resources.

If you are ready to roll up your sleeves and make a difference, we want to hear from you!

Disclaimer Statement

The above is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for, the performance of this job, not an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

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