POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Pet Placement will serve a critical function within the organization by providing innovative business leadership in several key areas. Initially, the director will lead the capacity and flow strategic initiative and ensure that we optimize our capacity through improvements to flow and efficiency while adhering to the ASV Standards of care. The Director of Pet Placement will provide operational and financial leadership to the admissions, adoptions, alternative placement, foster and retail / adoptions teams. The director will evaluate current business processes and performance and make recommendations for improvements resulting in improved efficiencies and performance, and increased pet placement and related revenue. They will partner with peers to ensure that organizational goals are met and participate in or lead special projects as needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and lead team of 4-5 direct reports and serve as positive team lead for 25+ indirect reports.
Streamline and improve foster processes to allow for increased number of animals to be cared for in foster, decreasing the space challenges of the shelter, while maintaining a high level of service to foster pets and parents.
Identify additional outlets for live release of pets.
Evaluate adoptions strategies to increase pet placement and adoption related revenue.
Evaluate retail model and offsite adoption space to determine optimal assortment and or services offered at off site locations.
Assist in strategic goal of designing and building a new campus to meet future needs of the organization.
Lead the preparation and analyses of departmental budgets and manage expenditures within budget parameters.
Prepare required reports and for VP of Medical Services.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration preferred OR four to six years’ management experience.
Experience in developing and implementing operational plans. Animal welfare operations experience helpful.
Must have excellent public relations skills plus experience with purchasing, budget preparation and analyses.
Project management experience beneficial.
Language Skills: Able to speak, read and write English; Spanish language helpful.
Mathematical Skills: Able to develop budgets and estimate costs.
Computer Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Explorer; able to learn other software programs as necessary.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid AZ Driver's License and Insurance.
Other Skills, Abilities and Qualifications: Regular attendance is required. Access to reliable transportation; this position will work from both South Mountain and Sunnyslope locations.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment: There will be exposure to dust, heat, cold and temperature changes; occasional wet floors, and animal noises, odors and dander. Most time will be spent in a typical air conditioned and heated office environment.