We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Executive Director


The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors and have overall strategic and business development responsibility to lead and support HATS staff in the execution of the organization’s mission. The Executive Director will provide leadership across all operations and programs; including management of staff, facilities, day-to-day administration, human resources, program development, financial forecasting and budgeting, fundraising and development, community outreach, and marketing. The Executive Director will develop and maintain policies and procedures for all organizational functions; ensure fiscal responsibility in collaboration with the Board Treasurer; and generate major fundraising initiatives through donor relations, grants, and events. The Executive Director will be the organization’s visible spokesperson and project a positive public image in our community.



  • Genuine passion for and commitment to animal welfare

  • Excellence in organizational management with proven ability to coach staff and develop high-performing teams

  • Extensive marketing, public relations, fundraising, and grant writing experience; with a proven track record in fund development and public engagement

  • Thorough knowledge of social media platforms and digital marketing trends

  • Ability to learn complex donor and shelter management software programs; proficiency with Excel 

  • Budget development and strategic planning experience

  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning

  • Ability to speak clearly and confidently in group settings, strong writing skills, and a high level of attention to detail

  • Ability to maintain professional rapport with team members, Board of Directors, and community members

  • Excellent problem-solving skills; ability to work independently using exemplary discretion and judgement

  • Ability to foster an inclusive environment and work effectively with diverse groups of people

  • Ability to focus and remain organized in an unpredictable environment with frequent interruptions; working with or near dogs and cats everyday 



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required 

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a management position required; demonstrated experience in nonprofit management preferred

This is a full-time, salaried position which includes paid time-off and optional health insurance benefits. Work schedule may include weekends, evenings, and Holidays, as needed. Potential applicants must apply through Indeed. Please include resume, cover letter, and references. Materials may be addressed to the Hiring Committee. 

Humane Animal Treatment Society

1105 S. Isabella Rd. 

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

(989) 775-0830


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