Executive Director – South Florida

By: Canine Assisted Therapy, Inc.

Job Summary:

The Executive Director is responsible for overall operations, staff management, volunteer management, asset protection, fundraising, donor management, and public relations for the organization. The incumbent maintains all financial records, is responsible for bank deposits, expense payments, reoccurring reports to both federal and state agencies, prepares annual budget report for Board review and approval, and works with external auditor and the annual financial report. Also, the Executive Director schedules the meeting of the full Board and prepares the agenda and reports for each meeting. Provides leadership to the Board and Staff by participating with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization and communicating vision and plan to Staff, stakeholders and the greater community. Advises the Board on all aspects of the organizations activities. Issues communications on behalf of the organization and represents the organization at community activities to enhance the organization’s community profile.

Ensures the fiscal integrity and stability of the organization by managing state funded contracts, grants and other sources of funding. Works with board of directors to develop sources of funding including conducting grant writing activities. Assures all funds are administered in accordance with the approved budget and state regulations, and maintains appropriate internal fiscal controls. Directs and manages the organization’s staff. Ensures appropriate staffing is in place to facilitate all requirements. Recommends for Board review and approval significant changes to policies which will further the image, messaging, goals and objectives of the organization. Ensures appropriate planning, implementation, and evaluation of the organization’s programs and services making sure the services offered contribute to the organization’s mission and reflect the priorities of the Board.

Ensures policies, procedures and standards are enforced and the public image of the organization is upheld. Identifies and evaluates risks to the organization’s people, property, finances, goodwill, and image and implements measures to control risk. Regular and punctual attendance during office hours to ensure prompt and reliable communication among staff, providers, funders, and relevant community groups and stakeholders. Represents the organization in a variety of community venues and facilitates collaborative partnerships with other organizations to help better serve the community. Facilitates training and technical assistance needs of the organization’s staff, its board of directors, its contracted providers, and its community partners on issues that promote the organization’s mission and ensure quality services. Ensures the correct maintenance of all records of the organization. Knowledge of financial management, including ability to develop budgets, monitor expenditures and present financial reports. Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profit organizations. Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the organization’s mission. Must also possess a love for providing service to others and a comfort around all sizes and breeds of dogs.

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements via email to Debra Berger, Founder/Interim CEO debra@catdogs.org