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Executive Director

$70,000 – $100,000 yearly

Humane Society of St. Thomas

Last Updated: 1/27/23

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Job Description

Purpose of Position: To plan, organize, manage, and supervise all aspects of operations
of the Humane Society of St. Thomas as established by the Board of Directors in accordance with
the Humane Society of St. Thomas policies and bylaws.

Position Summary: The Executive Director serves as a dynamic liaison between the Board of Directors, the
community, and the shelter staff. The Executive Director will uphold the mission of the organization and
promote its goals advising the Board of Directors in making decisions to the best interest of the organization.
Skills required are a working knowledge of companion animal care and animal welfare issues, an understanding
of local laws and regulations and strong motivational management and interpersonal skills with the staff and the

The Executive Director will take the leadership in the shelter operations to transform our shelter into a state-of the-art adoption center with new innovative programs to increase adoptions and promote spaying and neutering and establish our organization as the center of humane education for the island of St. Thomas.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Operational Management
  2. Public Relations
  3. Personnel Management

  1. Responsible for ensuring the mental and physical health, well-being, and placement of all shelter animals and for overseeing all aspects of developing and implementing of proper medical care in accordance with the ASV Shelter Guidelines for Standards of Care including the following:
      • Employment of a competent volunteer and/or paid veterinary staff
      • Maintaining the required medical logs
      • Ensuring a clean working environment
2. Maintaining the physical and security needs of the property and developing and maintaining
preventative and required maintenance for facility equipment, buildings, and grounds.
Oversee that computers, website, donor database, Shelter Luv and inventory are kept up to date.
Directly oversee the jobs of Administrative Manager (when hired) / Programs Manager/ TNR
Community Outreach in accordance with their job descriptions.

Coordinate all activities involving all media advertising related to: animals available for adoption, clinics,
general public relations pertaining to the Humane Society of St. Thomas.
Assist the Board of Directors with Fundraising activities and attend as required
Prepare monthly and annual reports.
Be prepared for court appearances and assisting with cases as needed.

3. Responsible for all staffing and human resources needs including employees and volunteers. This includes all aspects of staffing cycle including but not limited to the following:
      • Advertising and interviewing potential candidates
      • Performance reviews and safety meetings
      • Compliance with laws and ensuring that licensed personnel remain current with continuing education programs
      • Tracking of personnel compensated absences and overtime and salary surveys and reviews
      • Cross training full time/part time staff
      • Negotiate insurance for employees and shelter
      • Develop and keep updated: job descriptions & SOP Manual
The Executive Director will be responsible for carrying out other duties and tasks as may be assigned by the
Board of Directors from time to time.

The Executive Director will attend and volunteer, when possible, at HSSTT events

This is a full-time salaried position which sometimes requires nights and weekend availability. It is a hands-on Executive Director position.
Compensation and Benefits: The salary range is $70,000 - $100,000 including standard fringe benefits commensurate with experience and references.
Minimum Requirements: Three (3) years in a management position at a high-volume shelter. Proven track record of success in spay/neuter programs and adoptions. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with staff members as well as donors and public.

Company Details

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, U.s.
Since 1957, the Humane Society of St. Thomas has been sheltering abandoned animals, fighting cruelty, animal neglect and working to create an environment of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals throughout the territory. Our functional campus sits on 4.7 acres and consists of five major buildings. We are open admission shelter, meaning that our doors are always open for any anima...