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President & CEO, spca cincinnati

Company: spca cincinnati
Date Posted: May 1, 2017

Founded in 1873, spca cincinnati has a long history of service to the Greater Cincinnati community. Originally founded as the Ohio Humane Society, it was the first organization of its kind in Ohio. Today, spca cincinnati remains the very epitome of true service to the people and animals in its community. spca cincinnati takes in more than 7,305 dogs and 6,000 cats annually. In addition to providing shelter and rehabilitation to these animals in need, spca cincinnati collaborates with government, law enforcement, and social service organizations in its ongoing effort to encourage humane principles and foster the human-animal bond. In 2016, spca cincinnati found homes for more than 3,900 dogs and 3,300 cats.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for the oversight of the spca cincinnati, which includes administration of all programs and services.  The CEO will develop and oversee a budget of $4.6M, and an investment portfolio of $5.4M. Additionally, the CEO is responsible for the strategic processes of the organization, managing and developing a talented paid staff of 78 and more than 400 volunteers. The direct reports for the CEO are currently the COO and Executive Assistant.

The ideal candidate will bring strong and successful leadership of an animal welfare/control agency or other nonprofit organization if there is a demonstrated level of both passion for, and involvement with, an animal welfare organization. Experience in a senior leadership role where he/she has either reported directly to or worked closely with a board of directors is expected. We seek an exceptional communicator who can demonstrate a successful background in external relations. An understanding of business principles applied to a nonprofit enterprise, including a background of good budget management, is necessary.

An undergraduate degree from a four-year college or university is required; a graduate degree is preferred. Evidence of a passionate commitment to the proper care of all animals is strongly recommended. CAWA credential is helpful.

Applications and nominations are being received by Noetic Search via their website at  If interested, please submit a current resume and cover letter to the above website.