Executive Director

Cat Depot | Sarasota, Florida


The Executive Director is a dynamic leader and visionary who possesses a proven track record of successful planned and implemented marketing, development, fundraising, social media, volunteer and retail programs. Highly organized and self-motivated, the Executive Director is energetic with excellent communication skills and strong leadership and management acumen. The Executive Director drives the professional strategic direction, culture, and overall management of Cat Depot.

TheExecutive Director is responsible for the overall management and oversight of the organization and in coordination with the Director of Operations to meet the values, vision, and mission of the organization as approved by the Board of Directors of the Cat Depot.

Job Summary

  • Responsible for overseeing the organization's consistent achievement of its vision, mission, and financial objectives. The Executive Director is responsible for directing in coordination with the Operations Director the development and implementation of a strategic plan for the long-term growth and success of the organization that supports the finest standards of quality animal care.
  • Committed to the mission and vision of the organization
  • Management emphasis will include direct leadership/management of, and the establishment and achievement of goals in the following areas.
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Social Media
  • Donor Development
  • Major Gifts
  • Community engagement
  • Local and national presence *See Full job description at under Current Searches

Reports To

The Board of Directors


  • Key Responsibility Functions:
    • Fund Raising/Development
      • Create a comprehensive, strategic development plan and effectively execute it to ensure adequate resources for the continued work and progress of Cat Depot.
      • Oversee all development and fundraising efforts. Plan successful short and long-term funding strategies.
      • Develop and implement collaborative programs and services. Raise alternative sources of funding to aid in the overall mission and goals.
    • Maintain Community and Government Relations
      • Nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses
      • Education Systems
      • Community foundations, trusts, financial advisors
      • Education systems
    • Communications
      • Oversee marketing, advertising, social media, and publicity for the organization’s activities, programs, and goals.
      • Work with local businesses, community groups, other animal welfare and for-profit organizations, the news media, and the general public to convey the mission and work of Cat Depot.
    • Staff Management and Development
      • Maintain a culture which attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse team of dedicated professionals who embrace and promote the mission and goals of Cat Depot.
      • Oversee the consistent and positive maintenance and growth of volunteers. Promote recruitment, employment, direction, management, and positive mentoring of all personnel to ensure that job descriptions are maintained, that regular performance evaluations are conducted and that motivational practices are in place.
      • Ensure all staff follows Cat Depot’s human resource policies and protocols for compliance with local, state, and federal law.
    • Budget and Finance
      • Develop and maintain sound financial practices under the guidance and direction of Cat Depot Board of Directors.
        • Prepare with the Operations Director, as requested, financial reports, budgets, and summaries. Monitor budgets for compliance of expenditures within approved budgetary constraints by the Board of Directors.
        • Compliance with Laws, Regulations, Policies, and Guidelines
          • Oversee record-keeping practices for budget accountability. Work directly with the President of the Board of Directors to ensure official records and documents are maintained and secured in accordance with the Board.
        • Animal Care and Daily Operations
          • Duties, responsibilities, and operational staff management are under the direction of the Director of Operations who will in consultation with the Executive Director implement all policies and procedures approved by the Board of Directors


  • Education: Minimum Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience: Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a senior fundraising leadership position with an animal welfare organization or equivalent. (CFRE preferred)
  • Health: Ability to work with and around the zoonotic disease, injured, and fractious animals, allergens, chlorine, and other chemicals.
  • Time commitment: Position requires a minimum of 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week and will include weekend, night and holiday work.
  • Physical Abilities: Must be able to lift 20 lbs. repeatedly, stand or sit for long periods of time, bend, lift, haul, and have the agility to rescue and contain a loose cat.
  • Transportation: Valid FL driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and reliable transportation.
  • Ability to operate:
    • Personal computer
    • Other digital equipment
    • Audio-visual equipment


85,000 to $ 120,000


Strong Fundraising Skills and track record and a passion for Cat Rescue services

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to [email protected] by June 25, 2018

Cat Depot