Position:  TCRAS Executive Director Responsibility, Authority and Accountability

Accountability: Board of Directors

Primary Interface: President of the Board of Directors


General Description of the Position:

To direct the administrative, financial, managerial, and supervisory activities necessary to carry out the policies and goals of TCRAS as outlined by the Board of Directors.  Expected salary is $42,000 to $50,000 annually.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Consistent with our policies, the duties of the Executive Directors include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop the mission and direction of the organization in conjunction with the Board of Directors.
  • Plan, organize, and direct programs that carry out TCRAS’ goals as established by the Board of Directors.
  • Oversee the handling, treatment, and care of all the animals admitted to the care of TCRAS.
  • Manage the recruiting, hiring, development, employment, evaluation, and discharge of all employees.
  • Create and coordinate annual and long-term fund development plans.
  • Prepare an annual budget in conjunction with the Board of Directors, operate TCRAS within the limits of the total approved budget, and inform the Board of the monthly status of TCRAS’ financial position.
  • Control and monitor all purchases and manage other fiscal and property resources as directed by the Board of Directors.
  • Serve as the liaison between the Board of Directors and the public and between the Board of Directors and other agencies or organizations.
  • Establish and direct the operational procedures of TCRAS.
  • Manage the maintenance of facilities, grounds and equipment
  • Negotiate contracts and other business matters for approval by the Board of Directors.
  • Act for TCRAS in designated matters pertaining to bequests, estates, contracts, donations, and other matters of concern.
  • Prepare reports and other records as required by the Board of Directors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

Work Controls:

The Executive Director works under the general guidance of and is only responsible to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director’s primary interface to the Board of Directors for operational concerns is the President of the Board of Directors. The Executive Director may delegate duties as appropriate, but the responsibility for the accomplishment of all duties remains with the Executive Director.

Physical Demands:

The work may require irregular hours, including evening and weekend meets, as a normal part of the job.


The Executive Director must meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience working in an animal shelter, animal rights, or wildlife rehabilitation center, with at least two year’s administrative or supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in fund development for a nonprofit organization, including annual funds, membership drives, planned giving, and budget management.
  • Experience working with and coordinating multiple tasks using staff and volunteer resources, especially training and accommodating Board members in their membership functions.
  • Able to meet with the public in a tactful and diplomatic manner, communicate effectively eith other individuals, and be able to objectively evaluate problems and recommend appropriate actions.
  • Have a sincere interest in and knowledge of the philosophy of animal rights issues and of animal health care.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of organizational and financial procedures for nonprofit agencies.
  • Possess a creative and dynamic approach to fund raising opportunities.
  • Demonstrated skills in human resource management, and strong leadership skills.

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