Available Positions

Executive Director

Due to retirement, the Humane Society of Jefferson County (HSJC), Jefferson, WI, is seeking an experienced, collaborative, passionate individual to lead the shelter’s team in support of its mission. As a full-time, exempt position, HSJC’s Executive Director role offers an opportunity for a savvy relationship builder, strategic thinker and skilled people-manager to both facilitate and manage HSJC’s partnerships with key supporters throughout Jefferson County and beyond, including local municipalities, educational institutions, businesses and service organizations, area public figures and law enforcement, while also directing the operations of the shelter. This role is also responsible for, but not limited to: developing and implementing annual fundraising and public relations plans; providing expertise and overseeing the overall shelter operations including hiring, managing, training, developing and disciplining its staff; assisting the Board of Directors in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to be executed by the shelter’s team; and serving as spokesperson for and represent HSJC at the highest level.

Qualifications:

  • at least five (5) years of professional experience required
  • high school diploma or GED required
  • college education preferred, or equivalent work experience
  • proven fundraising and public speaking experience, excellent collaboration skills with an ability to bring others along on important decisions
  • exceptional communicator with strong interpersonal skills
  • commitment to animal welfare demonstrated through work and/or volunteer service preferred
  • passion for animal welfare and protection
  • and will be an influencer and excellent communicator who is energized by the opportunity to make an impact through sharing and learning between local community organizations and HSJC

Additional skills and abilities include: proven computer knowledge and skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, as well as database systems; able to work flexible hours, which will include some evenings, weekends, and holidays; able to lift and carry animals, equipment and supplies up to 50 pounds; and possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license.

How to Apply:

Individuals meeting the needs and qualifications of this position should submit a letter of interest and resume to: Humane Society of Jefferson County, Attention: Executive Director Opportunity, Email: HSJC.WIS.Hiring@gmail.com. Best consideration will be given to those who apply by April 5, 2019.

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Community Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator

Due to retirement, the Humane Society of Jefferson County (HSJC), Jefferson, WI, is looking for a full-time, energetic Community Outreach/ Volunteer Coordinator CO/VC) to join our team. In coordination with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors and its Committee Chairpersons, the CO/VC is a key member of HSJC’s leadership team, responsible for: planning, coordinating and/or assisting with fundraising efforts, including soliciting sponsors; ensuring ample volunteers are trained and ready to assist in any HSJC activity/event; educating students and the public regarding animal issues, and creating a positive image for the shelter. In addition, this exempt role will: recruit, orient, develop, manage, evaluate and discipline volunteer staff in concert with the requirements provided by the Executive Director; maintain a commitment to the mission, philosophies and policies of HSJC in the performance of their duties; respect the dignity and basic rights of each animal; and serve as liaison between the shelter and volunteer staff and/or event sponsors.

Qualifications:

  • high school diploma or GED required
  • willingness and ability to:
    • fundraise
    • manage volunteers
    • develop new community and business partnerships
  • possess excellent collaboration skills with an ability to bring others along on important decisions
  • solid communicator with strong interpersonal skills able to speak at schools, senior homes, businesses and service organizations, and media
  • commitment to animal welfare demonstrated through work and/or volunteer service preferred
  • establish and maintain partnerships with local schools and teachers, to use humane education in the curriculum

Additional skills and abilities: the self-motivated CO/VC candidate will possess strong organizational skills, with attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines; proven computer knowledge and skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, as well as familiarity with database systems; able to work flexible hours, which will include some evenings, weekends, and holidays; able to lift and carry animals, equipment and supplies in excess of 50 pounds; and possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license.

How to Apply:

Individuals meeting the needs and qualifications of this position should submit a letter of interest and resume to: Humane Society of Jefferson County, Attention: CO/VC Opportunity, HSJC.WIS.Hiring@gmail.com. Best consideration will be given to those who apply by April 5, 2019.

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The Humane Society of Jefferson County provides equal opportunity in all matters of employment, promotion, training, compensation, benefits and working conditions to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, handicap, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other class protected by law.