President and CEO

Organization: Michigan Humane Society
Location: Bingham Farms, MI, us
Job or Internship: Job
The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) has been serving the animals and people of metro Detroit and beyond since 1877. Founded on the principles of Henry Bergh, founder of the ASPCA in New York, MHS evolved into the organization it is today with three centers for animal care, each incorporating an adoption center and veterinary clinic. MHS adopts approximately 8,000 animals each year from these three facilities as well as programs in PETCO and PetSmart stores. A five-year strategic plan is now in its fourth year. The number one goal is to adopt not only the healthy animals but also those that need treatment before being adopted. The campaign GOING HOME is MHS’ multi-faceted drive to ensure that every potentially adoptable animal brought to the shelters finds a permanent, loving home.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President and CEO is responsible for the oversight of MHS, one of the largest animal welfare organizations in the United States, to include administration of all programs and services of the organization. The President and CEO is responsible for the strategic processes of the organization, managing and developing a talented staff of 220 and overseeing a $16 million budget and a reserve of approximately $10 million. The President and CEO serves as a non-voting member of the Executive Committee of the Board and supervises seven direct reports.

We seek an individual with demonstrated accomplishments in fundraising and financial management of a multi-million dollar budget. Experience in a senior leadership role where he/she has either reported directly to or worked closely with a Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will bring strong and successful leadership of an animal welfare/control agency or other nonprofit organization. An exceptional communicator, a person who is articulate and passionate about the humane treatment of animals and who welcomes and respects the multiple perspectives and groups that demonstrate an active interest in animal welfare. An undergraduate degree from a four-year college or university is required; a graduate degree is preferred. CAWA credential is helpful.

To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction via electronic mail to For more information about the opportunity, please go to