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President and CEO
Veteran Companion Animal Services [VCAS], Inc. in Delaware, Ohio
Date Posted 02/07/2022
Salary $55,000 - $70,000  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

President and CEO

Full Job Description

Veteran Companion Animal Services, Inc.

Candidate Search Announcement


The Veteran Companion Animal Services [VCAS] Governing Board has recently, with deeply mixed emotions, accepted the resignation of its venerable Founder, Dr. Heather A. Lane, DVM. In light of this development the Board of Directors has appointed an Executive Search Team and launched a Candidate Search to select a successor President/CEO. This is a full-time, in-person position with a demanding, varied work schedule that includes occasional weekend and evening responsibilities.

Qualified candidates for this executive leadership position are encouraged to review the information provided, and must submit a Cover Letter, a Resume, and no more than five (5) Professional References to ‘apply.’

Applications will be accepted until February 20, 2022 at 11:59 PM, and must be electronically submitted via the Website; hard-copy Applications will not be considered. [Inquiries related to protocol may be submitted to The Pulliam Group, LLC].

VCAS is seeking a self-driven and highly competent President/CEO to lead and influence the organization towards favorable growth, and to enhance and direct strategies that support and expand our Veteran- and Canine-related operations, and which are in alignment with the VCAS Vision and Mission. The ideal candidate must possess strong entrepreneurial drive, outstanding communication skills, team leadership qualities, with proven planning and organizational capabilities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with the Governing Board to maintain a sensitive, mutually respectful workplace culture conducive to program innovation, success and staff retention.
  • Provide operating oversight and evaluation for staff and volunteers; supervise program director[s], manager[s] and office coordinator; work closely with staff to continually build skills, competence and confidence to successfully mentor, encourage, and motivate other staff and volunteers.
  • Develop effective leaders within the organization through training, coaching and modeling.
  • Monitor the implementation of programs and projects in line with annual programmatic budget plans and restricted funding requirements, ensuring that outcome goals are met.
  • Maintain active engagement in community- and funder-partnerships to expand coordinated joint actions and enhanced mutual outcomes.
  • Work with city, county and state officials and community representatives to seek and enhance partnerships with private, government and other veteran related entities to grow the VCAS Mission.
  • Collaborate with divers resources in response to government and foundation requests for proposals and funding opportunities; build relationships with current and prospective donors to expand private charitable contributions.
  • Enhance coordination between staff and Board Committees to develop and ‘pilot’ new service ideas, and successfully integrate them into fully operational program elements.


  • Position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent formal training in Business, Nonprofit Management, Veterinary Medicine, Public Administration, Social Sciences or a related field; Advanced degree(s) strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of program management experience, with at least 3 of these years in a team leadership role.
  • Proven leadership skills and fiscal management competencies, including the ability to monitor and develop team performance and accountability, and a genuine desire to coach and mentor.
  • At least 5 years of successful experience in a nonprofit, senior leadership role strongly preferred.


  • VCAS has established a projected, initial pay range. Actual salary will be based upon final candidate’s levels of expertise, skill and education. Projected annual salary range - $55,000 to $70,000.
  • VCAS is a small, financially stable and growing organization that offers limited benefits at this time.


VCAS does not discriminate in any aspect of employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws.

All initial interviews will occur via Zoom. Interviewees must have access to a device with audio/video capabilities and high-speed internet connection.

Final interview(s) will be hosted in-person at a neutral site. Interview participant(s) must follow any/all COVID-19 related protocols then in place and/or required by the host site.

The recommended Candidate for the position of President/CEO must submit to and pass a background check and drug screen prior to employment.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year


  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off


  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Chief Executive Officers: 3 years (Required)

Work Location: One location

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