Job Posting: CLOSED
Executive Director
Tails of Help

Posted On: February 10th, 2016

Submit By:  February 29th, 2016

Location: Edmonton or Calgary, Alberta

Effective: As soon as possible

Employment Type: Part - Time

Salary Range: $30,000 - $35,000 per Annum

Job Description

Tails of Help was established in 2013 as a charitable foundation with the approval of Council of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA). This foundation is arms-length to the ABVMA and has received Charitable Organization status with the Canadian Revenue Agency.

Tails of Help benefits Alberta pet owners and their animals and is supported by Alberta veterinary practices, veterinarians and veterinary technologists who frequently encounter the situation where animals are surrendered or euthanized due to an owner’s limited financial resources.

Tails of Help charitable activities are delivered through participating Alberta veterinary practices.  Veterinarians and veterinary technologists are essential to program success. As well, Tails of Help encourages ABVMA members, animal rescue and shelter groups to become involved as volunteers in the Tails of Help activities with respect to education, and the reduction of root causes leading to forced and unnecessary surrender or euthanization of pets due to an owner’s financial hardship.

Now entering its third year of operation, Tails of Help is poised to grow into an even more impactful organization. It is driven by its goals to provide assistance to the Alberta pet owner facing financial hardship and to educate the public on the cost and responsibilities of pet ownership.

To support these goals, Tails of Help is conducting a search for a new:

Executive Director

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be a visionary and strategic leader with proven experience leading and building success within a fundraising organization. This executive position is accountable for advocacy, significant fundraising growth, inspirational leadership of volunteers, and strategic planning. This position also has responsibilities for financial, program, and policy management. Tails of Help is embracing an exciting opportunity for growth and change.  The Executive Director will be an entrepreneurial leader who is comfortable with change and confident in their ability to take the organization to the next level.
The Job Description is posted on our website here:  CLICK for Job Description PDF file  

Experience & Professional Attributes:

  • A strong leader with a minimum of five years management experience in a relevant role in a non-profit organization
  • Excellent executive presence with strong presentation and public speaking skills
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Demonstrates and promotes a clear understanding and passion for mission, vision and strategic priorities
  • Able to promote cooperation and collaboration throughout the organization
  • Professional demeanor under pressure
  • Flexible and open to changing priorities
  • Proven track record in relationship building

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest, in confidence, by e-mail to Dr. Jen Willans, President at prior to February 29th, 2016.

For additional information please contact .  We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.