Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at CCHS!  Listed below are current job openings we have available.  We also have many great volunteer opportunities which you may be interested in.


Position: MANAGING DIRECTOR
Type: Full-time, exempt
Hours: 40 hours
Pay: based on experience
Benefits: CCHS does not currently offer medical or retirement benefits. Paid time off (holidays, vacation and sick time) per employee handbook.
Reports to: Board of Directors
Supervises: Bookkeeper

Overview: The Managing Director provides the leadership and operational knowledge necessary to realize the vision of the Contra Costa Humane Society (CCHS) – a world where all animals are cared for, respected, and loved. The primary responsibility of the Managing Director is resource development, i.e., raising sufficient funds to achieve the annual operating budget and accomplish mission objectives. Through CCHS programs and services the Managing Director will help to adopt cats and dogs, reduce the number of unwanted animals, and educate the public to foster compassion, responsibility and respect toward animals.

Essential Functions
Leadership and Planning:
• Ensure that CCHS short and long-range strategies, that align the organization’s resources to achieve its mission, are met.
• Manage the day-to-day operations, evaluate activities and make corrections as needed.
• Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of the issues and stakeholders surrounding the work of CCHS.
• Build collaborative and productive relationships with volunteers, donors, partners and the general public by representing the organization in a positive manner.
• Analyze internal and external data to identify long-term trends impacting service delivery, the needs of stakeholders and external opportunities and threats facing the organization.

Fund Development and Community Relations:
• With an emphasis on organizational financial stability, actively oversee the planning and execution of major donor cultivation/solicitation and the prioritization and implementation of a diverse portfolio of development initiatives necessary to raise the operating budget on an annual basis including: internal and external events, direct mail, tribute and memorial gifts, planned giving, corporate sponsorships, individual giving, institutional giving, earned income opportunities and in-kind support.
• Represent CCHS to external constituents including news media, partner organizations, funders and community leaders. Deliver presentations on CCHS services to community groups, local employers and to various news media outlets.

Finance and Administration:
• Oversee sound financial planning, management, reporting and organization accountability as it relates to both program services and fundraising.
• Oversee the development of the yearly budget including the implementation of adequate financial controls and practices.
• Participant in the recruitment, employment, development and release of personnel and ensure that good human resource practices are in place.
• Ensure that the agency complies with all relevant federal, state and local laws, regulations and applicable policies set forth by the Board of Directors.
• Support the Board of Directors as needed to succeed in its governance role.

Qualifications & Requirements:
• Proven ability to develop, manage and lead a non-profit organization with at least three years prior experience.
• Proven experience and background of at least 2 years in fundraising and development, with heavy emphasis on raising financial support through corporate sponsorships, individual giving, institutional giving through grant proposal writing and donor relations.
• Excellent communications skills – both written and verbal and the ability to communicate complex topics to a variety of audiences.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills that demonstrate an ability to work productively with a variety of people and groups with varying interests.
• Experience in developing, managing and monthly variance reporting for both program and organizational budgets.
• At least 2 years-experience managing a small staff.
• Proficiency in a variety of workplace software programs, including Salesforce, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Quick Books.
• Demonstrated success in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with business communities, other non-profit organizations and government entities.
• A strong personal connection and commitment to the mission and goals of CCHS.
Preferred Experience
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Experience soliciting gifts of $1,000 or more from individuals and corporations.
• Previous non-profit event management experience.