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Tri-Lakes Humane Society (TLHS) is seeking a new shelter director.

TLHS has been saving little lives in the Adirondacks since 1942. We are a no-kill shelter. TLHS provides care and shelter for hundreds of stray, unwanted, and mistreated companion animals every year. We work to reunite lost pets with their families, educate the public about humane animal care, and spaying/neutering pets to reduce overpopulation. We cover a large geographic area and, under contract with local towns and villages, provide both shelter and dog control services for communities in our area.

Ideal Candidate: 

Dynamic and organized leader who holds a passion for both animals and people to fill the role of shelter director. The shelter director is responsible for helping establish the strategic direction and management of TLHS to ensure the organization operates efficiently and effectively and meets it mission and budget goals. The shelter director serves as the dynamic liaison between the BOD, the shelter staff, and the community. The shelter director will be expected to manage the administrative, fundraising, and supervisory activities necessary to uphold the mission, policies, and goals of TLHS, collaborating with the BOD in making decisions for the highest interest of the organization.

Reports To: 

TLHS Board of Directors, collaborates on the strategic plan, oversees and supports all areas of the organization. 

Key Responsibilities: 

-Oversee TLHS programs.

-Plan, implement, and manage a fundraising plan.

-Serve as the voice of TLHS, managing social media, website, and communications.

-Develop, maintain, and promote positive relationships with staff, board of directors, donors, and community.


Qualifications & Skills: 

-Bachelor’s Degree preferred or other combination of education, training, or work that demonstrates the ability to perform described duties.

-Supervisory experience (preferably in a nonprofit organization/animal welfare setting).

-Passion for animals and their welfare.

-Experience in fundraising.

-Ability to bridge relationships between a wide array of people and groups, from diverse backgrounds.

-Excellent verbal and written communications.

-Experience with Microsoft office software applications and social media platforms.

-Ability to learn new technology and experience with website content management systems, web-based applications, and donor software preferred.


For a complete job description, please email Lea Bedore at


Email a cover letter indicating why you would be a good fit for this position, contact information for 3 professional references, and your resume to Lea Bedore at