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Executive Director

Company: KLR Executive Search Group
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

KLR Executive Search Group is proud to partner with our client, FOUR PAWS, a global animal welfare organization for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them.Founded in 1988 in Vienna by Heli Dungler and friends, the organization advocates for a world where humans treat animals with respect, empathy, and understanding. Today, with offices in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Kosovo, the Netherlands, Switzerland, South Africa, Thailand, Ukraine, the UK, the USA, and Vietnam, as well as sanctuaries for rescued animals in eleven countries, FOUR PAWS provides rapid help and long-term solutions.Our client works towards a world filled with love and compassion for animals and believes in the same values for people. They strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply as they welcome everyone who wants to support their mission.Mission / Purpose: To achieve and establish changes in politics, society, and the economy that will benefit animals through rescues, sanctuary, campaigns, and education.Vision: A world where humans treat animals with respect, empathy, and understanding.The FOUR PAWS US Director leads the operations of the US site. This is a unique opportunity to work at a global organization and collaborate with a large, international group of individuals focused on animal welfare.Key Responsibilities include:

  • Leading the implementation of strategic plans, ensuring alignment with global FOUR PAWS - priorities.
  • Executing strategic development plan, recommending timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
  • Managing overall operations, overseeing the development and evaluation of programs, and ensuring operational excellence across fundraising, finance, administration, and communications.
  • Working in collaboration with FOUR PAWS International in Vienna, Austria to translate the global program's priorities to the local context, executing fundraising operations as well as the national communications strategy.

    The Successful Candidate will bring:

    • Bachelor's degree; Master's degree preferred, or combination of Bachelors and experience.
    • Demonstrated experience in a senior leadership/management role.
    • Experience in animal welfare, non-profit, or another similar environment.
    • Proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience preferably with a non-profit.
    • Ability to effectively lead and expand a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff.
    • Understand how to develop and operationalize strategies to take an organization to the next stage of growth.


Keywords: KLR Executive Search Group, Boston , Executive Director, Executive , Boston, Massachusetts

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