Job Description

The Animal Foundation (TAF) is seeking an enterprising chief executive to build on our extraordinary record of saving all healthy and treatable animals and industry leadership in operating one of the highest-volume animal shelters in the nation.

About The Animal Foundation

Founded in 1978, TAF is one of the largest and most respected animal shelters in America. Last year we saved over 15,000 lost, homeless, and often mistreated animals. Our mission to save the lives of all healthy and treatable animals in the Las Vegas Valley means breaking barriers to TAF’s lifesaving programs and services for all pets and pet owners who need them.

Located in Las Vegas, NV, TAF’s current staff includes 185 full and part time employees, in addition to hundreds of volunteers. The organization’s annual budget is roughly 12 million dollars. More information about TAF can be found at

In addition to serving as a major entertainment and tourist center, Las Vegas is home to a number of high-tech companies and other professional businesses. It is also home to the University of Nevada School of Medicine, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) and Le Cordon Blue Culinary Institute. Professional sports teams include the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League and the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League. Located in the Mojave Desert and Clark County, with 2.6 million residents, Las Vegas is in close proximity to many National Parks including the Grand Canyon and Red Rock Canyon. The city is serviced by an international airport. The State of Nevada has no state income tax.

About the Position

The CEO of TAF will hold one of the most visible and important nonprofit leadership positions in Southern Nevada. Advancing the TAF mission will result in the systemic improvement in the quality of life of our residents and their animals. The CEO will oversee a three-pronged lifesaving approach based on lowering intakes, increasing positive animal outcomes, and ensuring we properly house and care for all animals who come into our care.
The CEO reports to our Board of Directors, a dedicated and influential group of leaders committed to furthering the mission and providing a strong organizational foundation for our team. The CEO will directly oversee the TAF executive team and carry out the next stages of our strategic plan. This plan will prioritize serving animals by keeping them in the community rather than admitting them to the shelter whenever possible.


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Becky Hauk
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Closing Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

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