Best Friends Animal Society
Position Title: Regional Director, Southeast RegionReports to: Senior Director Regional ProgramsLocation: RemoteFLSA status: ExemptPosition Summary: This is a leadership and management position within Best Friends Animal Society. This position is responsible for overseeing the building and general management of Best Friends Animal Society's City program, Regional program and Coalition(s) in the Southeast region. Emphasis will be on growing activity in key communities and maintaining organizational awareness by providing key community awareness of the shelter death problem, how key stakeholders in the region are currently trying to solve the problem, and the strategies through which Best Friends Animal Society can collaboratively help the region achieve no kill status. Once those strategies have been determined, this position will help lead the implementation of Best Friend's efforts within the region. The Regional Director is also responsible for managing the integration of Best Friends Animal Society Atlanta and Southeast's staff into the organization culture.Responsibilities: Mission. Lead the determination of the purpose and role of Best Friends Animal Society's effort in the Southeast Region within Best Friends. This may involve reaffirming the existing role, refining the existing role or other outcomes deemed useful. Ensure that the purpose and role is appropriate and consistent with Best Friends' organizational mission.Vision. Lead the determination of the Vision for Best Friends Animal Society in the Southeast within the Best Friends organization. This may involve reaffirming the existing vision, refining the existing vision, or other outcomes deemed useful. Ensure that the vision is appropriate and consistent with Best Friends' organizational vision and Best Friends' leadership vision for the No Kill movement.Strategies. Lead the determination and implementation of the strategies for engaging shelters and rescues individually and in coalitions in order to achieve our organizational Vision. This will involve participating in the development of, and choosing the key strategies from among many possible strategies and ensuring that there is broad understanding and support within the organization for these key strategies.Organizational Capabilities and Capacity. Lead the development of the Organizational Capabilities and Capacity required to implement the Strategies within the region.Culture. As one particular organizational capability, ensure that Best Friends Animal Society's employees in this region understand the Best Friends organizational culture and act in accordance with it in order to achieve optimal results and employee engagement and to live and represent the Best Friends brand core values.Stewardship of the Best Friends Brand. Ensure that Best Friends Animal Society employees within this region understand the Best Friends brand and the role that they play in building, sustaining, and communicating that brand to external constituencies.Development and Execution of the Best Friends Regional Programs and CoalitionsAlign with the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) of Best Friends Animal Society (BFAS) on the Southeast Regional goals for Best Friends, including achieving no kill in Atlanta and the definition of what success looks like by the end of 2025 and the interim milestone goals.Co-lead with National Marketing the development of the regional Best Friends brand within the region.Lead the execution of Best Friends Atlanta and Regional programs and coalitions within the region through general management of any adoption, spay\/neuter, and partnering programs implemented by Best Friends.Ensure that Best Friends Regional work is always consistent with and supportive of the BFAS organizational brand.Ensure that regional staff as well as staff of the entire BFAS organization understand Best Friends Regional presence and priorities and that staff at any Best Friends regional locations work consistently to fulfill Best Friends' brand promise. Be able to support National Development staff in representing the vision, strategies for achieving the vision, and status of execution of strategies within the region in any meetings with donor prospects as arranged by or in conjunction with the National Development staff who have responsibility for regional Best Friends development efforts.Manage the work of Best Friends Regional Specialist(s) in the region. Ensuring that they continue to be aligned with the national NMHP Network goals while supporting the regional strategy.OperationsEnsure that there is alignment with the SLT on the role of the adoptions, spay\/neuter, and partnering programs implemented in the region.Help identify gaps in shelter operations of key network partners in order to increase and speed up lifesaving in areas identified to have potential for high impact. Create written recommendations on how the shelter or rescue can fill those gaps and how they can work collaboratively with others outside the shelter system to achieve no kill by 2025 (or sooner) in that community.Be accessible as a mentoring support for key partners in the region.Work closely with other regional directors, executive directors, and NMHP network partner managers to help identify key partners, assess regional gaps, and help create plans to fill those gaps. Provide ongoing mentorship for assigned key network
Best Friends Animal Society
Website : http://bestfriends.org
More than 5,500 dogs and cats are killed each day in America’s shelters simply because they don't have a safe place to call home. At Best Friends Animal Society, we believe that no animals should have to die in shelters when solutions exist to save them—solutions like adopting, fostering, spaying/neutering and Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR). Best Friends is the only national nonprofit animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. An authority and leader in the no-kill movement for more than 30 years, we run the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, regional centers in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and New York, as well as life-saving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since our founding in 1984, we have helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from 17 million per year to 2 million. No other animal welfare organization has the knowledge, technical expertise and on-the-ground network to end the killing and Save Them All.