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Director, Fund for Animals Wildlife Center

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s largest animal advocacy organization, is seeking a Director for its Fund for Animals Wildlife Center (FFAWC). The main responsibility of this position is to manage the operations and fiscal activities of FFAWC, as well as assisting in the development of strategic plans and standardized business practices.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing all functions associated with the management of FFAWC;
  • Enhancing visibility and outreach through promotion of the center and providing direction on programs and facilities;
  • Prioritizing needs and approving expenditures along with formulating and producing annual budget;
  • Generating public and donor interests, providing and coordinating presentations, acting as media contact and speaker informing audiences of the broad work of the FFAWC to solicit support;
  • Driving development of all aspects of communications with publications and online materials and websites, in collaboration with the Communications team;
  • Supervising employees as needed;
  • Maintaining all records, providing and seeking out training opportunities, coordinating scheduling and ensuring FFAWC runs efficiently;
  • Developing, cultivating, and retaining donor base to achieve revenue goals and sustainability;
  • Developing business partners and building relationships with major donors, foundations, constituents, and the public at large;
  • Developing and implementing operational policies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a management field or equivalent experience required;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in fundraising and donor cultivation required;
  • Managing a non-profit or zoological facility preferred;
  • Experience in fundraising and donor cultivation required;
  • Supervisory of 5 or more employees required;
  • Knowledge of business operations, including effective budget development and management processes, as well as the ability to translate strategic thinking into action plans and related outcomes;
  • Excellent communication skills, including public speaking and writing for diverse audiences;
  • Demonstrated ability to build community and individual relationships and the ability to build/foster relationships by reinforcing trust and respect, and demonstrating high standards of tact, diplomacy and discretion;
  • Superior leadership skills with demonstrated knowledge and understanding of staff management practices and processes along with the ability to establish accountabilities and expectations, and manage performance to achieve results;
  • Knowledge of good rehabilitation practices and organizations, particularly as it pertains to California and USA regulations;
  • Knowledge and prior training in PC (protected contact) method preferred;
  • Must be able to move/lift up to 50 pounds.

Please submit a cover letter and resumé using this form or fax to 301-548-7701. This position is located in Ramona,CA.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identify, disability, marital or parental status, or protected veteran status. EOE

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