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YOUR Humane Society SPCA

Seeking New Executive Director

Job Description

YOUR Humane Society SPCA is seeking an Executive Director for its nonprofit animal shelter and adoption center located in Lake Panasoffkee in central Florida. This is an opportunity to lead the oldest and largest no-kill shelter in Sumter County, Florida.  We are located on a five-acre campus and are mortgage-free.

Our Organization

The mission of the YOUR Humane Society SPCA is to protect animals. The mission is carried out through direct care for animals that are injured, abused, unwanted, or abandoned, securing homes for as many as possible; and through community assistance programs including spay/neuter services and pet food distribution as well as providing humane education and pet safety information to our community in order to reduce pet overpopulation and improve the quality of life for animals. 

To read more about YHSSPCA, visit

The Position

The Executive Director will provide leadership across all operations and programs, including management of staff, facilities management, day-to-day administration, financial forecasting and budgeting, training, adoptions, community outreach, marketing, and fundraising.  The Executive Director will also develop and maintain policies and procedures for all staff functions; ensure fiscal responsibility over the budget.   Working closely with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will help to maintain, develop and implement major fundraising initiatives through donor relations, direct mail campaigns, grants and events.


  • Four-year college degree (B.S. /B.A.) in Business Administration, Animal Science or health-related field preferred.
  • Strong business management and supervisory experience, 3 years supervisory preferred
  • Non-profit experience of at least 1 year
  • Strong animal welfare experience. Experience running an animal shelter, sanctuary and/or adoption center required
  • Expertise with a proven track record in fundraising
  • Good financial skills in budgeting and forecasting
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to engage the public and serve as an effective ambassador and spokesperson
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, etc.
  • Valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving history.

Compensation and Benefits

Job Type:  Full time

Salary:  $42,000 – $47,500 per year, paid time off including 2 weeks vacation

How to Apply

YHSSPCA is an equal opportunity employer that considers all applications without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation or preference, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  To apply for this job, go to our website and email a resume to

YOUR Humane Society SPCA

Seeking New Animal Caregiver

Job Description

This position is responsible for daily care of shelter animals. Responsibilities include feeding, cleaning, medical care (as directed by Animal Care Manager), and record keeping.  Work with potential adopters by showing dogs and cats to them and providing the animal’s age, breed, and personality traits to help them find the best match.  This position is primarily working with dogs and cats but is not limited to other species as needed. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Morning opening of Kennels, which includes letting each dog out of its overnight kennel, cleaning/sanitizing kennels and kennel areas; providing clean bedding
  • Cleaning and sanitizing bowls, toys, and other equipment
  • Feeding and watering animals as needed
  • Putting on and taking of collars, leashes, harnesses
  • Administering medication/vaccines, drawing blood, implanting microchips, etc.  as directed by Animal Care Manager
  • Bathing dogs when necessary
  • Supervising dogs in play groups
  • Cleaning up any accidents immediately following cleaning protocol
  • Update/maintain animals’ cage cards, as necessary, to keep current records
  • Transport animals to events, vet, etc. as needed 
  • Working with volunteers to walk dogs, etc. and directing community service workers.
  • Closing of kennels, which includes ensuring the overnight kennel has clean bedding, fresh food/water and placing the dog in the kennel.
  • Using the laundry facilities to wash bedding

General Qualifications/Personal Attributes:

  • A general love and understanding of animals.
  • Must be dependable, honest, trustworthy, and drug free 
  • Detail oriented, strong multitasking ability, and a positive attitude
  • A team player able to work effectively on their own and within a team
  • An ability to maintain composure and be clear headed under pressure
  • To maintain professionalism with clients and coworkers
  • Desire to maintain a high level of cleanliness
  • Excellent time management and an ability to work productively with minimal supervision
  • An ability to follow directions and procedures

 Minimum Requirements/Physical Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be physically able to restrain a dog
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid Florida driver’s license
  • The animals need care 365 days a year.  May need to work weekends and/or holidays

Animal Caregiver duties are not limited to the above and other duties may be assigned as needed by the Animal Care Manager or Executive Director. This position pays $8.60-$10.89 per hour based on animal handling experience with the possibility of an increase after 90 days of employment. 

To apply, please e-mail your resume to the Executive Director –