pink-paw

Our Mission

Making a difference – Saving Lives

Our Vision

Every animal is valued
through dignity and respect in
all communities within our region.

Employment Opportunities


Job Description: Executive Director
Fort McMurray Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (FMSPCA)

The Fort McMurray Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (FMSPCA) has an opportunity for a visionary leader to work directly with the Board of Directors to grow our organization by furthering its position of excellence and best practices among animal rescue and protection organizations and our community. Our facility in Fort McMurray provides a safe haven for hundreds of homeless, abandoned, and abused animals each year throughout the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

As Executive Director (ED) you will report to the Board of Directors as senior administrator in carrying out the organization’s mission, vision and strategic plan. This is a high profile position requiring strong public relations, interpersonal and communication skills in building and nurturing collaborative relationships with a diversity of stakeholders and community groups who play an integral part in the FMSPCA.

As a leader and mentor to our staff you will be accountable for providing strategic direction in organizational planning, policy and program development, human resource and financial planning and management, risk analysis and advocacy support. In planning for the future of the FMSPCA you will mentor and oversee the coaching and developing of staff, growing tomorrow’s leaders.

Our successful candidate will have a combination of leadership experience, managerial expertise and if possible post-secondary achievements that would support the attainment of the goals and vision of our social profit organization.

This position is a 40 hour work week with additional hours required as needed. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Purpose of the Job: as Senior Manager, carries out the FMSPCA mission, guided by the organization’s guiding principles and strategic/operational plans to meet FMSPCA goals and objectives for the successful operation of the organization.

1.1. The FMSPCA board functions as a governing body setting policies and standards.
1.2. It is the responsibility of the Executive Director to set operational procedures and directives for staff of the FMSPCA and contractors.
1.3. Provides leadership to the organization, including staff and contractors; and support to the Board.
1.4. Provides skilled management of finances, human resources, programs and services. Is responsible for staff supervision.
1.5. Acts as an advisor to the Board to support their governance functions.
1.6. Serves as media spokesperson for the organization and maintains, adheres and promotes key organization messages. Communicates frequently and openly with the community, public and stakeholders.
1.7. Networks with like organizations to share ideas and collaborate to increase program and service effectiveness.
1.8. Responds to internal and external crises with effective problem solving strategies, calm manner and good judgement.
1.9. Critically evaluates the quality of all aspects of the organization; makes changes needed to create improvements in programs, financial stewardship (including budget development) and administrative efficiency.
1.10. Manages the operation of the FMSPCA including any and all contracts and agreements to carry out programs and services of the organization.

Please forward your resume and salary expectations by August 15th, 2017 or until the posting is filled to FMSPCA_ED_Search@shaw.ca