Executive Director

9/15/22-Hill Country SPCA Fredericksburg, TX

Job Description

Hill Country Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Fredericksburg, Texas
Title: Executive Director
Reports to: President of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee
HCSPCA Mission: To give every pet in the Hill Country the best life possible through
successful rescue, adoption, community relationships, awareness, and advocacy
Established in 1997, the Hill Country SPCA (HCSPCA) provides safety, comfort, love,
and enrichment for unwanted animals in our community as they await their forever
homes. We envision a community with no pet overpopulation, and we strive to never
turn an animal in need away. Currently, we employ 8 full-time and 1 part-time staff who
care for over 520 animals each year. HCSPCA is committed to living our values each
day: can-do attitude, passion for animals, empathy, teamwork, and reliability.
Job Description
The HCSPCA Executive Director is responsible for the daily operations of the shelter.
He or she works closely with the Board of Directors to continue the mission of the
HCSPCA and is the “face” of the shelter in the community.
Management and Leadership
• Hires, evaluates, supervises, and employs all employees and volunteers based on
policies set forth in the HCSPCA Employee Handbook
• Directs shelter staff in the performance of their duties to meet program and
budgetary objectives
• Develops and maintains an organizational structure/staffing plan
• Establishes and maintains a positive, open, and collaborative work environment
• Ensures compliance with applicable government, professional services, media and
other requirements
• Reviews inquiries/complaints regularly to determine program effectiveness,
outreach deficiencies, and areas for improvement, and communicates priorities to
the HCSPCA Board of Directors
• Functions as the primary communication liaison among the HCSPCA Board of
Directors, staff, and volunteers
• Creates reports, attends meetings, provides input, and solicits feedback to work
effectively with staff, community, and HCSPCA Board of Directors
• Develops and manages operational and project budgets
• Annually determines resource needs to meet goals, in conjunction with the
HCSPCA Board of Directors
• Demonstrates responsible financial management practices and understanding of
both short-term and strategic fiscal planning
• Monitors and ensures responsible use of accounts, including restricted accounts
• Works with auditors and financial advisors to assess practices and records,
implementing corrective actions upon direction of the Board
• Exercises purchasing authority within the expenditure limits and Limits of Authority
of the HCSPCA Board of Directors approved budget
Development/Public Relations
• Leads the organization’s fundraising through annual campaigns, grant writing and
development, cultivation of potential donors, and bequests, and follows through
with acknowledgements
• Processes donation acknowledgements in compliance with IRS regulations
• Promotes the HCSPCA in the community via marketing strategies and speaking
• Coordinates outreach and dialogue with community stakeholders (i.e. general
public, government agencies, media), professional advisers in the field of veterinary
medicine, and animal welfare agencies
Collaboration with Board of Directors
• Implements HCSPCA Board of Director’s objectives
• Reports all pertinent information to the Board President and Executive Committee
• Performs functions of management as requested by the HCSPCA Board of
Note: The HCSPCA Board of Directors has the right to assign or reassign duties and
responsibilities to the Executive Director at any time. The above statements are strictly
intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They
are not intended to be construed as a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and
skills required of employees in this position. This job description does not create an
employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.
Required Qualifications and Education
• Holds a Bachelor’s degree
• Knowledge of administration, management, and supervision of a complex
organization with defined goals and budget
• Ability to work effectively and communicate, both in person and in writing, with
people at various levels, within and outside of the organization
• Ability to set priorities, plan, delegate, organize, and control a wide variety of
programs, some of a technical or financial nature
• Possesses and maintains a valid Texas driver’s license
Preferred Qualifications and Education
• Has a minimum of 5 years of experience in a nonprofit environment
• Understands and is dedicated to the philosophies of animal welfare as embraced
by the HCSPCA Mission Statement and Bylaws
• Ability to develop both short and long-term strategies for implementing various
program directives set forth by the HCSPCA Board of Directors
This is a full time, salaried position. Salary is competitive based on experience in the
range of $62,000-66,000. Requires some weekend and evening hours. The work
schedule is flexible, and some duties may be performed from home. Benefits include,
among others, 15 PTO days, 5 days sick leave, 3-5 days bereavement (depending on
where the services are held), 100% coverage under Workers Compensation from the
date of hire, and waived adoption fees for up to 4 pets in a calendar year.
To Apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume, and at least 3 work-related references. Additional
materials beneficial to the search committee are examples of successes in public
relations efforts, grant applications, fundraising, and program event implementations.
Send all by email to Caroline Eidson at carolineceidson@gmail.com by October 31,
2022. Applications are considered as they are received.
Phone: (830) 990-9085
HCSPCA website: https://www.hillcountryspca.com
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The Hill Country SPCA is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity with
respect to all employees, applicants, and interns for employment. We recruit, hire, train,
and promote without discrimination due to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion,
citizenship, national origin, military or veteran status, marital status, gender identity and
expression, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable federal,
state, or local law.