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Charlotte Laws
Member of the
 Greater Valley Glen Council
21781 Ventura Blvd., Suite 633
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Tel.  818.346.5280
Fax.  818.985.1690
drlaws@roadrunner.com

Dr. Charlotte Laws - Councilperson Valley Glen

OAKLAND ANIMAL SERVICES

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS AND DUTIES

 

 Executive Director

 POSITION SUMMARY

The Executive Director of The Oakland Animal Services (OAS) is responsible for overseeing the organization's consistent achievement of its vision, mission and financial objectives. The Executive Director is responsible for planning, organizing, managing, and supervising all aspects of the operations and directing the development of a strategic plan for the promotion of animal care, animal control, and reduction of euthanasia rates of animals in the City of Oakland, California. 

BACKGROUND

OAS serves two equally important functions:

            1. Providing a shelter for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals; and,

            2. Protecting the public health, safety and welfare.

OAS is seeking a dedicated and compassionate Executive Director to transition the agency into a national model of animal care while enhancing its animal control responsibilities.

OAS is committed to ending the euthanasia of adoptable and treatable animals in the City of Oakland.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties and job responsibilities include the following:

Humane Care and Shelter for Animals in Need

·        Oversee the care provided for the animals that come under the protection of OAS  and ensure their humane treatment.

Program Development and Administration

Communications

Staff management and Development

Budget and Finance

Compliance with Laws, Regulations, Policies, and Guidelines

Perform related work as required.

 TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

OAS is looking for an innovative and dynamic individual who brings skills, enthusiasm, and accountability to animal care and control. It is not essential that the successful candidate have senior management experience of an animal shelter or animal control facility. OAS is looking for someone with specific and transferable skills (working in a team environment, leadership, financial control, management, bottom line results) that can be transferred to the shelter environment, such is found in other professions (business, law, veterinary medicine, public administration, public relations, etc.).

  1. EDUCATION:

A BS or BA is required in Business, Public Relations, Communications, Public Administration, Public Health, Veterinary or Animal Sciences, Law, or a closely related field.

  1. EXPERIENCE:

A minimum of five years experience in either senior management of an animal shelter or animal control facility; or five years experience in a supervisory position with transferable skills such as business, law, veterinary medicine, communications, public administration or other related field. Experience working in a union environment helpful, but not required.

 3.      PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Allergic conditions which would be aggravated when handling or working with animals may be a disqualification.

4.      4. COMPASSION:
Affection for animals, concern for their welfare and a willingness to accommodate animals in the work place.

 

I hope you will find this information useful. Please contact me at (818) 781-5280 with any questions. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Charlotte Laws
14320 Ventura Blvd., Suite 408
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 781-5280 phone
drlaws@adelphia.net

www.ValleyGlen.us

 

*Job description written by Nathan Winograd for the City of Philadelphia.

(Potential Wording. Submitted to the City of Oakland on March 29, 2005 by Charlotte Laws)

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