Executive Director – Nashville Humane Association

Website Nashville Humane Association

The board of directors of the Nashville Humane Association invite applications for the position of Executive Director.


The Nashville Humane Association (NHA), incorporated in 1946 to protect the well-being of animals in Davidson County, is one of the oldest service organizations in Nashville. The roots of NHA can be traced back to a society founded in 1887 to protect children from inhumane working conditions and draft horses from mistreatment.


While our location and logo have changed throughout the years, our devotion to being a voice to those without one has remained steady and strong.


The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Association, as well as effective leadership in working with the board of directors and the management team in establishing and carrying out goals, strategies, plans, and policies.  The Executive Director functions as chief spokesperson, advocate, outreach, and development officer.


Selection criteria include:


-A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related subject, or significant leadership experience and accomplishments in a relevant area
-A track record of successful leadership and management experience
-Experience with an animal-related nonprofit preferable, having a proven record of sustained organizational growth either as a senior staff member or board member
-A demonstrated capacity for and commitment to a collaborative, transparent, honest, ethical and supportive work environment
-Exceptional communication skills with staff, board, volunteers, media, donors and the public, with a demonstrated ability to articulate the unique aspects of the mission and core values of the NHA
-A team oriented and nurturing management style
-Successful experience cultivating and soliciting funds from individuals, foundations and corporations


To be considered for the position, individuals must provide a letter of interest and current resume to:

NHA Search Committee

c/o Center for Nonprofit Management

E-mail: Anna@cnm.org


Applicant screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. All applications are confidential.  Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

To apply for this job email your details to anna@cnm.org

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