Executive Director

Prison Pet Partnership
Gig Harbor, Washington State
$90,000 - $100,000
Mar 24, 2021
Apr 23, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Transformational vision, collaboration and follow-through is the heart of this position!  Put your talents and skills towards efforts which will significantly impact the lives of others and bring about community change.  How?  By guiding this organization that trains rescue and purpose-bred dogs as service, therapy and companion animals while providing vocational education for people experiencing incarceration.

The Prison Pet Partnership (PPP) is seeking an experienced person with solid practice in co-creating a vision and seeing it strategically carried out, all in alignment with the mission and values of the organization.  This impactful position requires a dynamic, mission-focused leader who has demonstrated experience in achieving organizational plans and empowering a high performing staff, which includes those who are justice-involved.  A key partner, the executive director will build trust and foster excellent working relationships with our board, our community partners, and the clients they serve.  The PPP is located inside of the Washington Corrections Center for Women and the executive director must be comfortable working with incarcerated individuals, past and present. The ideal candidate must have experience working with a diverse population.

Skills and Attributes

  • Effective communication, with the ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers, and donors with clarity and compassion.
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership.
  • Collaborative with staff to emphasize teamwork.
  • Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
  • Strong public speaking ability.
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
  • Demonstrated respect for or knowledge of the human-animal bond.
  • Experience, knowledge, or interest in working with and empowering marginalized individuals and communities.
  • Possesses empathy, compassion, patience, and a sense of humor.
  • A problem-solver that is willing to be flexible and try new ways of doing things.
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn about the historical and current institutions and policies that negatively affect the incarcerated and previously incarcerated community and people with disabilities, including individuals with PTSD.
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn about structures affecting our populations such as racism, ableism, trauma, domestic violence, and animal-rescue.

Professional Qualifications

  • Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Successful experience with strategic thinking and planning.
  • Knowledge and skill in working with a Board of Directors.
  • A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
  •  Relevant fundraising experience.
  • Previous success in establishing relationships and collaborating with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.

We’re waiting to hear from you!

Similar jobs

Similar jobs