Vice President of Development & Communications - St. Hubert’s

September 30, 2014

Summary: As a member of St. Hubert’s senior leadership team, the Vice President of Development and Communications provides leadership and direction for all development and communications programs, creating and implementing a sustainable and innovative philanthropic program to support and further St. Hubert’s mission. S/he will also lead communications initiatives that support St. Hubert’s strategic goals and enhance the organization’s visibility and brand.  The Vice President will be joining a dynamic team at a progressive animal welfare organization.

Broad Function: As a member of St. Hubert’s senior leadership team, the Vice President of Development & Communications is responsible for the overall design and implementation of St. Hubert’s fundraising and communications plan for the organization.  Components include planned giving, major donor cultivation and solicitation, annual giving program, special events, retail store, foundation and corporate giving.  The position is also responsible for the management of St. Hubert’s communications and brand identity. Knowledge of Raisers Edge, Blackbaud Net Community preferred. i

Reports to: President/CEO.  Supervises: Development Manager & Development Associate


  • Directs the development team to design and implement fundraising strategies for organization to sustainably achieve annual needs as well as special funding needs.
  • Writes grants proposals and researches potential funding sources such as foundation and corporate sponsors. Reports to program donors on gifts received.
  • Researches potential major donors and prepares major donor solicitation mailings and cultivation program. Drafts solicitation and acknowledgement letters.
  • Consults with Direct Mail firm and President on membership program and planning of direct mail solicitations.
  • Works with Board of Trustees to target and facilitate board success in giving and getting and provides regular report cards to trustees.
  • Develop, market and manage annual and corporate giving opportunities
  • Plans and implements online, third party, affiliate and in-house and community giving
  • Plans and implements the events calendar
  • Drafts press releases for the organization and distributes.  Maintains and cultivates press and media list.  Coordinates media interviews for the President, and/or program representatives.
  • Organizes production, design and printing of St. Hubert’s newsletter, Humane News and Annual Report.  Writes newsletter articles, text and provides photos as needed.
  • Crafts, executes and continually monitors/adapts a top level communications plan to support mission and position St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in the public and in the field. Includes, but not limited to website, social media, pitching stories to media, press releases, newsletters, speaking engagements and position letters. Develops and maintains Press Kit.
  • Markets organization, programs and overall animal welfare through targeted, strategic efforts.
  • Oversees participation in Local Independent Charities, United Way, or any other workplace campaign for St. Hubert’s.  Completes applications for inclusion in campaigns and handle any other correspondence as needed.
  • Plans, advertises and implements Planned Giving Program.
  • Oversees management of the Retail Store Buddy’s Boutique.
  • Responsible for data integrity and optimization of constituent and contact software.
  • Participates in continuing education opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations related to charitable giving.
  • Provides monthly reports and other analytics.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Significant management level experience with responsibility for annual fundraising of at least $1 million including a demonstrated ability to implement impactful organizational communication efforts.  A proven track record of success with major donors, corporate giving, private and family foundations and a demonstrated success directing internal and external cause related communications.  Bachelors degree, advanced degree and certifications preferred.  Experience with endowment campaigns desired.  A passion for the welfare of animals. Valid Drivers License.  Available to work evenings and weekends.

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume via mail, email or facsimile, attention Heather Cammisa, President & CEO
Mail: P.O. Box 159, 575 Woodland Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
Fax: 973-377-5012

Applications will be accepted through October 8th, 2014

Job Posting - Shelter Manager - Jersey City, NJ

June 15, 2014

Shelter Manager (FT: Salary)


Responsible for managing and supervising the operation of the shelter and shelter staff. Oversees animal custodial and remedial care, admissions, assessments, placements and euthanasia. Ensures the safety, sanitation and upkeep of the facility and the implementation of all policies and procedures. Provides staff training, prepares operational reports and educates the public about responsible pet ownership and animal regulations and laws. Oversees animal control staffing and operations as necessary. May perform duties of an animal care worker.

Reports to the Executive Director. Hires and supervises animal care attendants, veterinary technicians, animal control officers and shelter office personnel.


• Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, promotion, discipline, and termination of shelter staff, providing regular, on-going feedback and timely evaluations. Prepares and posts monthly work schedule ensuring effective use of staff time. Addresses employee problems and grievances and ensures a safe and positive work environment.

• Makes daily inspection of shelter to ensure work is accomplished, animals are appropriately fed and cared for, facility is sanitary and all policies and procedures are properly implemented. Monitors safety compliance of staff and volunteers.

• Supervises and provides final approval for incoming animals, adoptions, fosters and transfers. Monitors each animal in shelter daily. Makes sure each animal is receiving the care and enrichment they need, creating individual plans for animals as necessary. Provides staff with direction for animal flow plans. Oversees management of the foster care list and inventory. Ensures that all animal records are updated daily.

• Maintains numerous files, records and statistics that include but are not limited to: animal population, adoption, euthanasia, spay and neuter, animal control, incident and personnel data. Maintains controlled substance records as required by law and renews license yearly. Provides direction for operation of shelter’s computer system and software programs.

• Ensures that the public receives accurate information and excellent customer service. Takes control of tense situations with distraught or angry customers or volunteers. Prepares budget, projection figures, program estimates and payroll information. Monitors revenue and expenses in relation to annual budget and regularly reviews and modifies procedures to maintain an efficient yet effective service. Oversees billings and proper handling of all monies.

• Works with vet techs to monitor the general health of shelter animals and insure timely medical care in accordance with current medical protocols. Makes final decision regarding adoption, treatment, transfer, and euthanasia. Supervises euthanasia to insure proper techniques are used. Relates staff concerns to veterinarian regarding specific animals and insures compliance with veterinary instructions and dispensing of medication as prescribed. Coordinates and helps conduct behavior assessments. Works with Behavior Team to determine behavior modification needs. Ensures staff conducts and documents behavior modification work as directed. Provides information to the disposition committee regarding animal behavioral needs and recommendations for final disposition of animals. Ensures that humane euthanasia is carried out following proper procedures when necessary.

• Performs the duties of an animal care worker as needed. Works collaboratively with workers to achieve shelter goals.

• Conducts and participates in regular meetings with staff to review procedures, discuss workplace issues, provide direction and share ideas to improve animal care. Continuously institutes staff training, continuing education seminars and development programs to ensure staff is aware of existing, new and revised policies, procedures, rules and regulations as well as current animal care, control and welfare information. Maintains quality performance of all shelter staff.

• Meets with executive director to develop long-range programs and regularly review policies and procedures. Regularly compiles and presents reports to the executive director on facility operations and activities.

• Oversees all inventories and ordering of shelter supplies and equipment and assures that appropriate quantities of all supplies are on hand at all times. Regularly inspects shelter property (buildings, grounds, machinery, vehicles, equipment) for needed repairs and maintenance and secures contractors as necessary to maintain buildings and grounds.

• Develops and maintains cooperative work relationships with other community agencies and organizations. Attends meetings and fulfills speaking engagements as needed.

• Other duties as requested


Prior experience as an animal shelter supervisor or manager. Superior attention to detail and knowledge of NJ sheltering and animal control laws and regulations. Strong knowledge of animal health and well being to include nutrition needs, resources for information, knowledge of common animal diseases and treatments, skill in animal first aid and CPR, skill in performing euthanasia. Ability to identify animal species, breed, age and gender.
Ability to identify signs of animal illnesses and injuries. Demonstrated supervisory knowledge to include knowledge of principles and techniques of supervision, motivation techniques, and basic training methods. Knowledge of relevant labor issues. Knowledge of decision-making techniques, skill in mediating dispute, conflicts and grievances.
Demonstrated program management knowledge to include basic statistical methods, fiscal and budgeting practices and procedures, knowledge of local, state and federal regulations for the workplace, knowledge of federal and state wage and hour regulations.
Demonstrated personal communication ability to include effective phone skills, effective interviewing techniques, public speaking and ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.

HOURS FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT POSITION Full-time salaried position will require an individual to be present and engaged a minimum of 8am-6pm, 5 days per week. Schedule may vary depending on the needs of the department. Position will require weekend, night, on-call and holiday work.

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD The introductory period runs from the date of hire for three months thereafter. For employment in any position with Liberty Humane Society, this introductory period is the period during which the specifics of the job are learned. During this period, either the employee or the Liberty Humane Society may end the employment relationship without notice or prejudice.

EMPLOYMENT There is no minimum period of employment guaranteed or implied by acceptance of an employment offer.

TO APPLY: Email cover letter referencing your specific interest in this position at LHS to Also include your resume and contact information for three professional references

Job Opportunity - Animal Control Officer - Montclair

April 23, 2014

Post Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Job Title: Animal Control Officer

Description: The Township of Montclair is seeking a self-motivated individual to fill the position of Full-Time Animal Control Officer for the handling, capturing, and when necessary, the humane destroying of wild and strayed domesticated animals and birds; for the compassionate care and well-being of all impounded animals; and for the cleaning and maintenance of the impounding facility; does related work as required.

Requirements: A current and valid certificate as an Animal Control Officer issued by the New Jersey Department of Health, and a current New Jersey driver’s license.

Salary/Hours: $33,094 - $39,558. Full time position, 35 hours per week. Weekend hours may be required.

Apply: Township of Montclair, Human Resources Department, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 (Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Fax 973-233-1720, email:

Closing Date: Friday, April 25, 2014

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