Job Title: Shelter Director
Reports to: APS Board of Directors
Positions Supervised: Assistant Shelter Managers, Shelter staff and volunteers
The Shelter Director is responsible for the overall management and leadership of shelter operations, promoting the shelter’s mission and ensuring the humane care of the animals at the shelter. The director reports to the Board and provides supervision of employees, program administration, volunteer coordination, facility management, fundraising support, financial management and community outreach and education.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Animal Shelter Management
Communication & Public Relations
Fundraising, Development and Donor Relations
Normal working environment in an animal shelter. Direct contact with dogs and cats with exposure to animal smells and sounds, exposure to animal dander, bites and scratches. Requires lifting and bending.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary range: $35,000-45,000
This position is full-time and exempt.
If interested in applying, send your resume and cover letter to:
Sally Hodson, Board President, Orcas Animal Shelter, 84A Hope Lane, Eastsound, WA 98245
Review of applications begins April 8th and will continue until position is filled.
Duties listed above are examples of the various types of work that may be performed by the person holding this position. Other duties may be required or assigned. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.
OAPS is an equal opportunity employee. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status.
We are excited for another awesome year at the OAPS. There will be a number of fundraising events and activities happening at and for the shelter this year so make sure to check the website each month so you don’t miss anything!
We started off 2018 by taking in another 3 dogs from Texas to help with the continued relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Ginger, Jetta and Quincy are all sweet dogs who are sure to find good homes soon.
If your New Years resolution was to get in shape you can always come down to the shelter to walk the dogs. Or spend some quiet time playing with the cats. We hope to see you at the shelter soon!
The dogs coming to us as part of the Hurricane Harvey rescue are finding homes on island and on the mainland. Tanner joins another Texas rescue dog and is now a city dog in Seattle. Milo joins a small pack of little dogs here on Orcas and fits perfectly in with his new companions. The only Hurricane Harvey dog still waiting for a home is Freddie. He’s adorable, high energy and loves people. If only we could convince him to like other dogs! If you are looking for that one and only dog in your life, Freddie would be a perfect choice.
We are excited to say that recently the large and handsome Sampson was adopted to a wonderful home, where he will have lots of critters to hunt outside but a warm bed to share with his person at night. Also, the fluffy Dolly will go to her new home. She’s a senior, like many of our cats, so finding a special place for her makes our day. Our brother and sister duo of Andre and Chai can now be found wondering the lobby. Andre strolls past the mini cat rooms and the shy ‘girls’ come out to greet him. I guess, in the cat world, he’s considered a hunk.
Our Christmas tree is up at Rosario! Take your family and friends to see all the beautiful trees and vote, vote, vote!
Check out another of our awesome Painted Pets. This is Prince, he was created by Barbara Wixom. This funky purple dog will help you remember the late, great musician. Pick out your favorite as a wonderful gift for yourself or a loved one. All proceeds will go to the animal shelter.
Today’s featured Painted Pet is the adorable, Cat’s Pajamas. This charming piece was created by Debi Secor. Check out The Cat’s Pajamas and all the painted pets at Rosario in August. Pick out your favorite as a wonderful gift for yourself or a loved one. All proceeds will go to the animal shelter.
We are pleased to introduce Pansy! This beautiful dog was painted by Paula Capitano. Check out Pansy and all the painted pets at Rosario in August. Pick out your favorite as a wonderful gift for yourself or a loved one. All proceeds will go to the animal shelter.
For the second year in a row the animal shelter is doing our Painted Pet fundraiser. We are so excited about all the beautiful animal sculptures that our local artists have painted. Come back every week to see a spotlight post about each piece we will have for sale.
Starting in August you can visit Rosario to see all the animals on display and pick a favorite to buy for your garden, children’s room or anywhere else you want a little joy.