Overview

We are seeking an Executive Director who is enthusiastic about making SASHA Farm a better place for rescued, abused, and surrendered farmed animals.

The Executive Director reports to the President, and works closely with, the Board of Directors to make decisions that will help the organization most effectively carry out its mission and grow sustainably.  On a day-to-day basis, the Executive Director reports to the President.

Primary duties include organizational leadership, fundraising, marketing, fiscal management, and compliance with local, state, and federal laws.

These responsibilities include:

  • Create and direct strategies to promote the image of SASHA Farm, oversee the functions and activities of the farm, facilitate fundraising, maintain a culture of long-lasting engagement of donors and volunteers, and articulate the farm’s vision among employees and the broader community.
  • Create and execute a comprehensive fundraising plan to generate financial resources for the farm’s operations and goals.
  • Develop and implement strategies to attract new donors and retain existing donors, focusing on building long-term relationships.
  • Oversee and coordinate fundraising activities, including annual campaigns, major gifts, grant applications, special events, and online fundraising initiatives.
  • Acknowledge and recognize donor contributions in a timely and meaningful manner, including personalized communications and recognition programs.
  • Manage and oversee all online social media networks and strategy.
  • Recruit, train, and manage a team of employees and volunteers, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Serve as primary spokesperson with staff, volunteers, donors, the media, and the public.
  • Develop and monitor the annual budget, revenue and expenses, with regular reviews of results with the Board of Directors to monitor progress.
  • Approve animal intake based on farm policy and available resources.
  • Oversee the physical facilities, building upkeep, and management of supplies and equipment.
  • Lead the maintenance of a safe workplace. Value and model safe work practices, adhering to the farm’s safety practices and rules, and addressing or communicating to employees, volunteers, and the Board about unsafe practices and conditions.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies
  • Experience with strategic planning, budgeting, and demonstrated fundraising success.
  • Ability to coach staff, manage and develop teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Passion, integrity, cheerful outlook, mission-driven, and self-directed
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, Google applications, and social media applications
  • Willingness to work infrequent non-traditional hours such as occasional nights and weekends—particularly for fundraising, Board meetings, and farm events.
  • Experience at a farmed animal sanctuary, animal shelter, or other nonprofit preferred
  • Ability to work with a diverse workforce.

Physical demands/working conditions

While this position is mostly administrative in nature, given that the position leads a farm sanctuary, it may occasionally include moderate to heavy work – lift up to 25 pounds, standing, sitting, reaching, computer work, and walking.  Able to work in all types of weather conditions.

 

About Sanctuary and Safe Haven for Animals

Sanctuary and Safe Haven for Animals (SASHA Farm) has been providing a safe haven for farmed animals for over 30 years and has been a 501c3 nonprofit for 20 years. Currently, we have almost two hundred animals including cows, pigs, potbelly pigs, horses, donkeys, mules, chickens, ducks, goats, sheep, an emu, and an ox.

Our mission is to provide a home to rescue and rehabilitate neglected, abused, and surrendered farmed animals.

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