Job Description

Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is one of Austin’s most dynamic and best-loved nonprofits. With programming that is only 12 years old, the organization is a leader in the No Kill Movement nationally and is considered a national thought leader in animal welfare. APA! locally rescues, treats, and adopts out some 12,000 homeless dogs and cats each year, providing the safety net for Austin’s most at-risk shelter pets, which causes Austin to be a No Kill City, and helps other communities increase their live release rates. The organization is distinguished by the scrappiness of its grassroots, non-traditional animal rescue work.

The successful candidate will embrace this leadership role. They will jump in, get involved, learn all about the operations from others and bring ideas and results to the mission. The success of the role is dependent upon strong leadership, outstanding creativity, and a high degree of personal responsibility and ownership.

Work in partnership with all program managers/directors to provide advice, coaching and counsel on key human resources practices and expectations
Develop tools and programs which may be used effectively across many institutions – e.g. leadership development programs, recruiting tools, national education courses, etc
Provide situational advice and counsel to small organizations regarding various HR topics (e.g. staffing, organizational design, personnel relations, executive coaching, etc.)
Act as primary contact with employment counsel and outside government agencies for multistate employment needs
Direct a process of organizational planning that evaluates structure, job design, program succession and people power forecasting throughout APA!.
Oversee, evaluate and develop a 360° Career Development program, training and merit increases
Create and drive in-house management training programs that address organization needs (e.g., Performance Management, Career Development, Interviewing)
Direct provision of necessary education and materials to line management and personnel—workshops, manuals, personnel handbooks, standardized reports
Direct compensation planning for multi-year budget projections and planning
Develop and implement an effective and highly competitive compensation program for APA! personnel
Develop and implement an effective volunteer retention program
Stay abreast of compensation market movements in the various areas of talent and ensuring alignment with internal process and financial planning cycles
Actively participate in and manage an annual performance management process to ensure the organization is performing at its collective and individual best
Work closely with the leadership team and personnel to document, build on and cement core culture in order to meet the mission

Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent in Nonprofit Management, Public or Business Administration or related field
Master’s degree in Business or Organization Development a plus
Human Resources background with broad and in depth knowledge of employment, compensation, organizational planning, personnel relations, and training and development
Experience working in the nonprofit or animal welfare field strongly preferred
Thorough knowledge of Local, State and Federal laws, regulations and best practices related to management of employees and volunteers
Experience navigating multistate employee compliance

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This is a full time job

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Melinda Lauffer

Closing Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021

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