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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT H.O.P.E.

The Shelter has served the surrounding communities for about 30 years and we’re proud to have a very positive relationship with area businesses and the general population of the area. The Shelter is supported by a Gogebic County (Michigan) Millage Tax, Iron County (Wisconsin) annual support contribution, plus donations, bequests, legacies and regular fundraising.

Current Board of Directors consists of 6 members with the intention to expand director membership this year.

Staff is currently comprised of 10 part-time employees who do the majority of feeding, cleaning, walking and caring for animals, including transporting for veterinary care. We have approximately 10 regular volunteers who assist frequently with animal care at the Shelter. We have an additional pool of volunteers who we call on for various fundraising events.


RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Hiring, training, and management of staff
Maintain and modify policies and procedures
Oversee building maintenance
Day-to-day administration and scheduling
Purchasing
Community outreach, marketing
Maintain, develop and implement fundraising initiatives
Work in collaboration with the Board Treasurer in regard to budget and payroll
 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

This position is full time with a flexible schedule. What we would like to see from a successful candidate includes:

Previous experience in non-profit animal shelter management
Knowledge / expertise in animal sheltering issues such as animal care, disease prevention, volunteer management, adoption issues and methods to decrease the length of stay.
Ability to coach staff, develop high-performance teams, and lead by example
Strong marketing, social media, public relations and fundraising skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Budget development

We are aware candidates may not have all the preferred qualifications or skills listed above, so annual salary may vary: $40,000 to $52,000


EXTRA INFORMATION

If you’re not from our area and want to learn more about the community:
City of Ironwood
Gogebic Community College
Ironwood Chamber of Commerce
Travel Ironwood
Hurley Chamber of Commerce
Iron County, WI


No phone calls. Position posting to remain open until filled. Please send resume and cover letter to hopeshelterboard@gmail.com