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Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) located in Santa Barbara, CA seeks an Executive Director, and a Shelter Operations Manager. We are a private non‐profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to save the lives of cats in Santa Barbara County by providing shelter, veterinary care, behavioral support, adoption and foster services, education and community outreach. Please find more information on both positions below.

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Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for managing and developing the organization which includes a paid staff of 5 full‐time and 3 part time employees, over 250 volunteers and fosters, including 25 in management or leadership roles, and overseeing a $800k annual budget. The Executive Director would be responsible for growing the budget at a conservative rate of 5-10% annually.

The ideal candidate is an experienced leader, relationship builder and manager. Crucial skills include leadership experience preferably in non‐profit setting; knowledge of and commitment to accepted shelter animal care standards; fundraising experience; skill and experience preparing and delivering public presentations; capacity to work with the board to develop and implement a strategic plan; ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and stakeholders. An understanding of business principles, including a background of good budget management, is necessary.

The shelter receives 75% of its funding from individuals and businesses in the local community, and the Executive Director is an important liaison in our effort to raise funds to ensure the ongoing financial sustainability of the shelter. Demonstrated accomplishments in fundraising, including developing new relationships, successful cultivation, solicitation and acquisition of donations is essential. In addition, demonstrated success in grant writing is required.

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Shelter Operations Manager

The Shelter Operations Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of all areas of a full service cat shelter; animals who pass through our ASAP benefit from a wide range of care including complete medical treatment, behavior assessment, socialization, daily enrichment activities and adoption services designed to match pets with people based on lifestyle and compatibility. Services including, but not limited to: intake, behavior, animal care, foster care, adoptions (including off site adoption outreach) and partnerships with other animal welfare organizations provide the necessary infrastructure to achieve ASAP’s mission.

The Shelter Operations Manager must coordinate across all program service areas to provide a quality of care and service that matches the ASAP mission. The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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