Director of the Animal Shelter

Municipal/State Openings

Director of the Animal Shelter

Westerly, RI

Posting Date: March 01, 2018
Closing Date: March 30, 2018

Overview back to top

The Town of Westerly is accepting applications for the position of Director of the Animal Shelter. This position is responsible for directing and managing the day-to-day operations of the municipal animal shelter, including staff and volunteer management. This position is also responsible for coordination of the low cost clinic.

What You Should Bring back to top

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Communications, Marking or other related filed. The candidate will also have at least five years of working extensively with animals in a professional setting including caring for and feeding of animals, with at least three years in a management or supervisory role. Experience must include working with undesirable animals or diseased animals and making decisions on whether to place or euthanize. Professional certification and/or credentialing by the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators or the Human Society Academy is highly desirable, and will be required within the first year of employment.

Salary/Other Information back to top

The salary range for this position is between $55,000 - $65,000 per annum on a 37.5 hour work week, depending on E/E. This position is an exempt managerial position and is not eligible for overtime. Extended hours beyond 37.5 hours a week can be expected due to clinic operations.

Selection Process back to top

The candidate offered the position will be required to successfully pass a background investigation. A complete job description is available on-line at or at the Human Resources Department. Interested applicants must submit a resume with salary requirements to All resumes must be received by 4:30 pm on or before March 30, 2018.


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