Job details


$30,000 – $40,000 a year

Job Type
Number of hires for this role


    • US work authorization (Required)

    • Associate (Preferred)

    • Nonprofit management: 4 years (Preferred)

Full Job Description

The New River Humane Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that runs and oversees the operations of the Fayette County Animal Control Center. With an annual intake of approximately 1,800 animals per year, we provide a caring environment for homeless animals, find them nurturing homes or rescues, and inspire community participation. NRHS has a Board of Directors, 9 paid staff members, and several dedicated volunteers that assist in the operational aspects of the shelter. The humane society serves the communities of Fayette County, West Virginia, but is linked to a number of local, regional and national animal welfare organizations for support and collaboration.

Under the Supervision of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the Animal Shelter in accordance with the policies and by-laws of the organization. The Executive Director directs the administrative, financial and supervisory activities in order to carry out the mission, goals, objectives and strategic plans. This professional position requires 40 hours per week at a minimum, including some weekends and evenings.

Key Areas of Responsibility include, but not limited to:

Leadership and Management

Policy Development

Strategic Planning

Fiscal Management

Fund Development

Community Relations

Donor Relations


Candidates who apply should be goal-oriented, with a proven track record and possess the following strengths & skills:

– Fund development skills (grants, community business, foundations, and individuals).

– Ability to prepare budgets, read financial statements and maintain sound fiscal practices.

– Organizational skills with an attention to detail.

– Develops the direction of the organization in conjunction with the Board of Directors.

– Demonstrates mission and values continually; builds a culture that reinforces them.

– Leadership and relationship building skills that enables him/her to collaborate with all sectors of the community, the Board of Directors and staff.

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including stellar public speaking skills.

– Knowledge of animal protection issues and commitment to the objectives of the organization.

– Knowledge of applicable laws including labor, animal welfare, non-profit reporting.

– Able to remain calm, providing leadership and thoughtful decision making.

– Computer proficient (QuickBooks, Microsoft Word, Excel, shelter database and cloud based applications like Google Drive)

Additional Area of Responsibility include:

– Development and oversight of all shelter programs.

– Ensure animal care is administered humanely, in accordance with policy.

– Oversee staff; performs hiring, performance evaluations, discipline, training, development, and termination.

– Ensure implementation of personnel training programs that support staff to accomplish goals, continuously learn and maintain a working environment that attracts and retains quality people.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree preferable or a minimum of 4 years’ experience in either an Animal Shelter or non-profit environment, preferably in animal welfare, and a minimum of 4 years’ experience supervising subordinate personnel.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $30,000.00 – $40,000.00 per year


  • Paid time off


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Weekends


  • Associate (Preferred)


  • Supervisor: 2 years (Required)
  • Nonprofit management: 4 years (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

This Job Is:

  • A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks)
  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Company’s website:

  • Www.NRHS wv.org

Company’s Facebook page:

  • https://www.facebook.com/FayetteCountyWVAnimalControlCenter

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply

Work Remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Plastic shield at work stations
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place