A Shelter Full of Hope and Promise

WAG is hiring an Executive Director!

Whistler Animals Galore (WAG) is a not for profit animal shelter and rehabilitation center. Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment to homeless and lost dogs and cats in our community and to be advocates in finding their forever homes. We place a strong emphasis on rehabilitation, critical, and compassionate care.

WAG is seeking a compassionate animal lover to join our team in the Permanent Full-Time Executive Director position to oversee the organization’s operations and management. This is an exciting position that is vital to facilitate the continued success and growth of our programs and organization. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director provides overall leadership and management of the shelter’s services and programs, including supervision of the WAG staff team, key partner relations and contracts, providing leadership in the areas of community liaison and engagement, shelter administration, policy development, fundraising and donor relations. Qualified applicants will have post-secondary education in an applicable related field plus a minimum of five years related work experience gained in a leadership capacity. The successful candidate will be an inspiring team leader with a proven track record in leading, guiding and mentoring staff. Experience and knowledge of companion animal care, adoption issues, animal welfare, workplace health and safety and working in the non-profit sector are desired assets. Applicants will bring financial management, grant research/application and fundraising experience. The successful candidate will have strong communication and conflict management skills and the ability to work with and create effective relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders in a positive respectful manner. A valid BC Drivers’ License, driver’s abstract and clean criminal record check is required. This position works with the animals in WAG’s care and assists in safe animal transport in the event of a medical emergency therefore candidates must have the ability to safely handle and restrain animals according to Fear Free protocols, lift up to 50lbs, walk all type of dogs including high energy, strong breeds and not be allergic to animals.

As Executive Director you bring a genuine compassion for animals and commitment to the best care for the animals that find themselves in need of WAG’s services. Your ethics and values align with WAG’s mission and compassionate animal welfare practices including positive reinforcement behavioural methods. If you’re committed to making a difference in the lives of animals, leading a great team and align with WAG’s values we’d love to hear from you.

Shelter Assistants

Whistler Animals Galore (WAG) is a not for profit animal shelter and rehabilitation center. Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment to homeless and lost dogs and cats in our community and to be advocates in finding their forever homes. We place a strong emphasis on rehabilitation, critical, and compassionate care.

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Please submit a detailed resume in combination with a cover letter expressing your interest by Monday, February 13, 2023 to [email protected] A full position description is available via email.