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Friends of Tri-City Animal Shelter is a small (but mighty!) non-profit committed to improving the welfare of homeless, neglected, and lost animals in the Cedar Hill, Duncanville, and DeSoto Texas communities. We have transformed over the last decade from a dedicated group of volunteers providing beds, toys, and other resources for shelter animals -- to funding a robust spay/neuter initiative, providing adoption support and educational programs, and offering emergency veterinary care for shelter animals. In 2021, we will complete the construction of a Surgery Suite & Medical Center for Tri-City Animal Shelter that will serve shelter animals in need for many years to come. 



Our next leader will partner with the Board of Directors to develop a vision and strategic plan for the next season in our growth as an organization and a community resource. As the sole employee of the non-profit, the ideal candidate is a self-starter who excels at determining what needs to be done, developing a strategy, locating the resources needed, and executing the plan. Our new Executive Director will have a wealth of fundraising experience, close ties to the community, and be known for their ability to develop trusting, transparent relationships with donors and stakeholders.



  1. Support the Board of Directors in their efforts to carry out the mission, vision, and strategic plan of the organization

  2. Participate in the Board’s development of a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization and accomplish its mission

  3. Identify and pursue funding opportunities in the form of grants, major gifts, corporate sponsorships, and individual donations

  4. Cultivate and manage donor relationships with individuals, corporations, and foundations

  5. Support the planning and execution of fundraising events (including an annual gala) and campaigns in collaboration with the Board, event chairs, and volunteers 

  6. Manage the organization’s programs and partnerships; evaluate effectiveness

  7. Oversee the completion and grand opening of a new Surgery Suite & Medical Center

  8. Communicate the organization’s mission, values, and achievements to donors, partners, and other stakeholders

  9. Manage the organization’s website and social media presence

  10. Manage the organization’s donor database and donation processing systems 

  11. Attract and manage volunteers to support the organization’s mission and programs

  12. Maintain a collaborative, effective partnership with shelter leadership

  13. Drive the organization’s advocacy work for animal welfare issues within the community and with governing bodies and representatives

  14. Prepare a comprehensive annual budget, monthly financial statements, and annual tax return, with support from the Board Treasurer and CPA

  15. Administer the funds of the organization and ensure the accuracy, integrity and timeliness of all financial accounting and reporting

  16. Maintain official records and documents in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations

  17. Carry out any other day-to-day operations of the organization as necessary 



  1. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional experience

  2. At least five (5) years of experience in non-profit management, fundraising, communications, marketing, or related field preferred 

  3. Deep understanding of best practices and demonstrated success with fundraising

  4. High degree of professionalism with strong interpersonal skills

  5. Strong verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills

  6. Ability to independently manage multiple priorities with little supervision

  7. Strong financial management skills

  8. Strong technical skills and the ability to learn and master new technologies

  9. High degree of accuracy and accountability for data management and reporting

  10. Ability to handle and maintain the integrity and confidentiality of highly sensitive material and information


While a commitment to improving the health and well-being of shelter pets is crucial, professional experience within the field of animal welfare is not required for the right leader. 


Qualifications & Skills

  1. Fluent with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  2. Fluent with Google Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Google Drive)

  3. Experience with donor database management (Little Green Light)

  4. Event planning skills, including live/silent/virtual auction components (ClickBid Online)

  5. Strong knowledge of social media, including as a fundraising platform (Facebook)

  6. Fluent in basic website design and management (Wix)

  7. Graphic design skills for meaningful graphics for social media posts, flyers, newsletters, and other digital/print materials (Canva)

  8. Experience with marketing and email platforms (MailChimp)

  9. Experience managing various financial platforms (Donorbox, Stripe, PayPal)

  10. Demonstrated grant writing skills, especially in the animal welfare field


Please note in your application if you have prior experience with any of the organization’s current (or comparable) technologies that are listed above in parenthesis. 


Additional Requirements

  1. Ability to pass a comprehensive background check

  2. Current Driver’s license and use of personal vehicle to attend meetings and run errands

  3. Ability to lift, carry, and move 20 pounds 

  4. Authorized to work in the United States


This is a Part-Time, Exempt position.


The Executive Director should anticipate working, on average, 20-25 hours per week. This role has a cyclical nature and may require additional hours during peak fundraising seasons.


The Executive Director is expected to participate in evening and weekend meetings, events, and other commitments, including monthly board meetings, as needed. Daytime schedule offers much flexibility, including the ability to work from home on a regular basis when the nature of the work allows. 


Salary Range: $30,000-$35,000, depending on experience, qualifications, and skills

Benefits: Two (2) weeks paid vacation after one (1) year of service


Please send your cover letter and resume to Mary White, Board President, at

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