February 14, 2017
Categories: Announcements

Are you an executive leader committed to developing and strengthening your knowledge and skill sets in no-kill animal sheltering management and leadership? Or maybe you know someone who is? Spread the word: Applications are now being accepted for the Maddie’s Fund® Executive Leadership Fellowship at Charleston Animal Society (CAS).

This is the second Fellowship in the Maddie’s Executive Leadership program designed to prepare future chief executives to collectively raise the standard of management in the animal sheltering field. One Fellow will be chosen to move to Charleston for a 12-month field assignment.

What makes this fellowship so special? “The Fellow will gain experience in every aspect of animal welfare oversight,” explained Joe Elmore, CEO of CAS. “In addition, he or she will take on a special project critical to the organization’s future growth and success. This type of intense professional executive development opportunity is setting a precedent in the field of animal welfare.”

Charleston County became one of the first no-kill communities in the southeast in 2013, and continues to be a leader in working toward ending pet homelessness in the US. “The Fellowship excites us because we want to contribute in any way that we can,” Elmore said. “We have been fortunate to experience a high level of success and view ourselves as having a disproportionate responsibility to the field of animal welfare.”

As for the overall impact this will have on future leaders in the industry, Elmore said, “This will give ‘rising stars’ in our field a more solid foundation to enter executive management positions where they can build No Kill communities, having hands-on executive management experience with leading shelters in current No Kill communities. This will also be a catalyst for creating a core of progressive, capable and confident leaders to deploy nationwide.”

Fellows will serve one year and receive $65,000 plus a generous benefits package and relocation stipend.

Learn more about the Fellowship opportunity and how to apply here. The application deadline is March 6, 2017.

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