Careers with Dakin

Executive Director

Reporting to the board of directors, the Executive Director is the primary management leader of Dakin and is responsible for providing strong leadership for the overall direction, coordination, performance, evaluation, and fiscal stewardship of Dakin as guided by the mission, policies, and authority established by the board of directors.

They must possess strong people skills and emotional intelligence, and can work up, down, across the organization to achieve goals in a way that inspires and engages others. They have experience working with a board of directions, staff and volunteers, and the capacity to develop and nurture relationships with key stakeholders both inside and outside the organization.

A visionary leader will build upon Dakin’s history as an innovator in animal welfare nationally and regionally. The organization is progressive in its practices and is focused on serving the community’s greatest needs, which includes providing wellness and veterinary services to those in need. Working with their team and a variety of stakeholders, the ED will be the chief architect responsible for determining how the organization will respond to today’s community’s needs.

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Now Hiring: Full-time Development & Volunteer Coordinator

Do you daydream about having a job that combines your impeccable attention to detail with your love for animals? Do you enjoy working independently while having the support of a team (both two-legged and four)? Do you prefer an environment that fosters collaboration with your human colleagues? Do you want to work in an environment that is welcoming, friendly, supportive, and has no shortage of humor? If yes, we may have an opening for you! Already got your dream job? Please share this posting with someone you think would be awesome and wants to work on behalf of animals.

Dakin Humane Society is currently seeking a full-time Development & Volunteer Coordinator who will be responsible for ensuring the efficient operation of the volunteer programs, events and development functions at Dakin. Responsibilities include volunteer administration, gift processing, event support, and administrative support. Experience in non-profit is not required but preferred!

The workweek would be Monday through Friday with occasional weekends for events. Excellent benefits including extremely generous PTO to give you plenty of time for your personal life (like 30 days in your second year of full-time employment, 35 days in your third year)!

Interested in applying?

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Development & Volunteer Coordinator job description

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