Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining the Lynchburg Humane Society Team. We are an equal opportunity employer who seeks individuals who enjoy working in a team environment. You have the opportunity to work for a growing and changing organization that has many opportunities for growth and advancement.

 

Executive Director Position

About LHS

The Lynchburg Humane Society is the largest intake No Kill organization in the state.  Our main Center for Pets facility in Lynchburg takes in around 4,000 pets a year and is currently saving 95% of them.  In 2017, we began managing the Appomattox Pet Center and the Pittsylvania Pet Center. Along with running three shelters the organization has a spay/neuter clinic in Evington where we alter around 7,000 annually and provide wellness services.  Lynchburg Humane Society is leading the charge for a NKVA by 2020 by working with the VFHS and other leading organizations in the state.
Learn more about our mission, vision and core values here https://lynchburghumane.org/about-us/mission-and-vision/

Position Overview

The Executive Director will develop and lead a fiercely innovative, happy, compassionate, glittery and performance-minded culture that drives the organizations’ Mission and Vision in a responsible and sustainable manner.  The position requires active involvement in the sheltering community, maintaining knowledge and understanding of industry trends and innovative practices, while directing application of high-performing business practices to assure the organization is delivering to all of its constituents; animals, staff, volunteers, and the community. The Executive Director will provide leadership across all functional lines including Accounting/Finance, Operations, Human Resource, Marketing, Fundraising, Veterinary Services, Clinic Operations, while engaging local government representatives, the media and businesses to inform and educate the community about relevant issues while promoting the LHS vision.

Qualifications

  • Outstanding communication skills, including public speaking, written communications, media relations, marketing strategies and customer service.
  • At least 3 years of senior level leadership and management experience with a proven ability to make decisions necessary to drive positive operational and financial performance.  
  • Proven track record of donor cultivation, major gift solicitation, and grant writing.
  • Nonprofit experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree required

For a complete job description please click here.

Please submit your resume and salary requirements to edsearch@lynchburghumane.org

The deadline for receipt is September 16th, 2018.

Opportunities at the Main Center for Pets:

Training and Behavior Coordinator – Are you ready for a unique opportunity?  We are seeking a training and behavior coordinator to help the pets in our care with any behavior needs, ensure pets are getting proper enrichment while they are at our Center, provide group training classes to the public, work with owners with behavior issues to help keep their pets in their homes.  The qualified candidate will be certified in training/behavior in a positive, force-free curriculum.  Please see the job description for more information.   If you want to be part of a progressive, life-saving organization please submit your resume, and send to jill@lynchburghumane.org, fill out our application for employment here and read our Core Values on our Mission & Vision Page, no phone calls please.

Pet Care Associate – We are seeking hardworking pet lovers to help care for the pets.  This position is responsible for making sure the pets have a clean and healthy environment while they are in our care.  If you want to be part of a progressive, life-saving organization, please fill out or application for employment  and read our Core Values on our Mission & Vision Page, no phone calls please.

Pet Help Associate – Do you want to help pets and their owners?  Our Pet Help team is responsible for helping owners who want to rehome or surrender their pets, answering phone calls, assisting in transferring pets to our facility from other organizations, performing initial exams, administering vaccines, and other duties.  This is a fast paced position that requires compassion, multitasking and time management and excellent customer service skills.  If you want to be part of a progressive, life-saving organization please fill out or application for employment  and read our Core Values on our Mission & Vision Page, no phone calls please.

Adoption Counselor – Want to help people and pets Find Happiness?  That is what adoption Counselors do!  If you are a friendly, helpful, multitasker who loves people and pets with a go-getter attitude, then this position might be made for you!  Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail and a love for working in a fast-paced environment are all a must for the right candidate.   If you want to be part of a progressive, life-saving organization, please fill out or application for employment  and read our Core Values on our Mission & Vision Page, no phone calls please.

 

Opportunities at our Appomattox Center:

Pet Care Associate – full-time and part-time -We are seeking creative individuals with a positive attitude, ability to multitask, and drive to help the pets find their new homes, help owners in need of rehoming their pets and to help care for the pets at our center.  This position is responsible for making sure the pets have a clean and healthy environment while they are in our care, interacting with the public, processing adoptions and intakes, performing exams and giving vaccines for incoming pets.  If you want to be part of a progressive, life-saving organization, please fill out or application for employment  and read our Core Values on our Mission & Vision Page, no phone calls please.

Opportunities at our Spay/Neuter Clinic:

None at this time.

Click here for opportunites at our Pittsylvania Pet Center