Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
10200 County Road 2403
Tool, Texas 75143 (about 52 miles SE of  Dallas)

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Human Society of Cedar Creek Lake, Inc.

Executive Director Job Description


Position Description:

Position reports to the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake (HSCCL) Board of Directors (BOD), the Executive Director supports HSCCL in achieving its mission and strategic goals, serving as leader, visionary and decision maker.  This position, which oversees all staff and volunteers, makes recommendations to the HSCCL BOD regarding daily and long-term operations; oversees and participates in the initiation of programs that advance the image of HSCCL in the eyes of the community it serves; and actively seeks contributions to ensure adequate funds are available for the operation of HSCCL and its advancement.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Along with the BOD develop, implement and coordinate annual and long-range plans and strategies to help accomplish the mission of HSCCL.
  • Administer fiscal management responsibility including the planning and preparation of annual operating budgets in conjunction with the Executive Committee to meet annual goals, proper expenditure of funds to ensure all funds and assets are appropriately safeguarded and administered.
  • Assures responsible and effective fundraising planning and implementation including identification, cultivation and solicitation of potential funding sources.  Promotes and represents HSCCL to potential and current donors and funding organizations.
  • Set direction for and oversee grant funding and mange all print and social media publications.
  • Responsible for the development and oversight of all HSCCL programs.  Monitor all programs for effectiveness and recommend changes.
  • Responsible for hiring, supervising, evaluating, disciplining, training, development and termination of all HSCCL personnel.
  • Oversee the handling, treatment and care of all the animals admitted to the care of HSCCL including intakes, adoptions, fostering, medical testing and evaluation for euthanasia.
  • Assures adequate maintenance of the buildings and site and make recommendations to the BOD for improvements and new facilities as needed.

 Essential Duties:

  • Attend regular monthly BOD meeting to present reports including shelter programs and operations, and apprise BOD of important issues and new ideas.
  • Delegate shelter operation tasks to appropriate staff but retain responsibility for the accomplishment of all duties.
  • Schedule, coordinate and execute regular staff meetings.
  • Provide leadership, direction and guidance in conducting day-to-day function of HSCCL.  Treat Board members, staff, volunteers, colleagues and the public with respect and professionalism.  Respect differences in opinion and view them as opportunities for growth.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred (or equivalent work experience); advanced degree and/or Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) designation highly desired.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience supervising subordinate personnel preferably in animal welfare field.
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations relating to the management of a non-profit animal welfare organization and other challenges and concerns facing the field.
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain within first six months, an Animal Control Officer (ACO) certification and a Euthanasia certification.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a non-profit BOD and various constituency groups.
  • Demonstrated personal credibility and ability to lead with honesty and integrity.
  • Must possess a valid and unrestricted driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass background check.
  • Must have the ability to work on own initiative and meet deadlines.


  • Will be discussed during interview process.

 To Apply:

  • Interested applicants must email a cover letter and resume to



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