Job Description

Prairie Paws Animal Shelter (PPAS) is seeking an Executive Director for its nonprofit animal shelter located in Ottawa, KS.

Organization: Prairie Paws Animal Shelter’s Mission Statement is to provide compassionate care and placement for animals in need. PPAS is a private, no kill, 501 (c)(3), non-profit shelter, founded over 70 years ago by Beatrice Martin Peck.

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Purpose of Position: To plan, organize, manage and supervise all aspects of operations of the Prairie Paws Animal Shelter, Inc. as established by the Board of Directors in accordance with the Prairie Paws Animal Shelter, Inc. policies and bylaws.

Position Summary: Uphold the mission of Prairie Paws Animal Shelter, promote goals and advise and report to Board of Directors; plan, organize, manage and supervise all aspects of operations at Prairie Paws Animal Shelter as established by our Board of Directors and its policies; and serve as a dynamic liaison between the PPAS Board, shelter staff/volunteers, the community-at-large, our customers and the animals PPAS helps. Experience in a senior leadership role where he/she has either reported directly to or worked closely with a Board of Directors is needed. The ideal candidate will bring strong and successful leadership of an animal welfare/control agency or other animal welfare nonprofit. The person we seek should demonstrate a balance between creative thinking and management acumen as well as the ability to assess and maintain policies and procedures for building an organization. The candidate should excel in planning, forecasting and determining courses of action. Full Details:

This is a full time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Melissa Reed
Executive Director

Closing Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021

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