Our mission is building a community of caring by helping animals and educating people.
The Anti-Cruelty Society has opened its search for a Director of Community Programs to lead the Mission Impact Team and convey our message of compassion to the people and pets of Chicago. Supervising the Society’s education, outreach, volunteer, and community care teams, the Director leads the charge in engaging animal lovers in all aspects of our mission. The Director is responsible for program budgets, staffing, development and oversight, as well as project implementation, evaluation, and evolution.
Mission Impact Team
The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Impact Team is building a community of caring by meaningfully engaging people and their pets both within and beyond the walls of our organization. Whether it’s facilitating adoption matches, equipping fosters and volunteers, responding to community pet needs, or inspiring the next generation of animal advocates, the Impact Team is helping to make The Anti-Cruelty Society the most welcoming and supportive shelter in Chicago.
Steward a culture of caring by engaging direct reports with professionalism and kindness
Provide strategic vision and direction for the continued evolution of programming
Strategy & Planning
Align programs with organization’s core values, ideology, strategic priorities, and objectives
Ensure grant funded programs are meeting benchmarks and goals
Establish partnerships to expand community outreach opportunities
Program Development & Innovation
Adapt and customize programs to meet emerging community needs
Work with marketing and development teams to evolve engagement and outreach strategies
Plan, delegate, and implement tasks for project completion
Develop, manage, and maintain community partnerships
Build, manage, and monitor program budgets
Quality Assurance & Evaluation
Monitor program quality, consistency, and long-term results
Ensure each program is delivering a positive, memorable experience
Key Personal Qualities and Abilities
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Strong leadership skills and the ability to take initiative
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Can translate vision into effective action
Communicates respectfully with diverse audiences
Self-motivated and able to work independently
Ability to publicly address audiences of varying sizes and ages
Outstanding attention to detail, organization, decision making and analytical skills
Ability to plan, organize, and carry out multiple assignments effectively and in a timely manner
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs required
Provides support for the organization’s vision and direction
Committed to our mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people
Bachelor’s degree preferred in social services, communication, education, or other area.
Successful candidate likely to have experience in program management and 5+ years supervisory experience
Experience working with community-based organizations strongly preferred
Note: A comparable combination of education, experience or training that would provide the level of knowledge, skills and ability required may qualify an individual.
Please submit a letter of interest, including salary expectations, a writing sample and a resume for consideration. Pay will be commensurate with experience and ability. Please note that applications that do not include all required documentation will not be considered.
Direct all applications to:
The Anti-Cruelty Society ATTN: Meshia Burrell, Vice President of People and Culture 157 West Grand Avenue Chicago IL 60654 Facsimile: (888) 391-0164 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls please
The Anti-Cruelty Society is an equal opportunity employer