The Humane Rescue Alliance is seeking a Chief Medical Officer to grow the organization’s medical program and offerings from a regional leadership role to a national one. The organization provides a broad range of programs including: rescue and adoption, humane law enforcement, low-cost veterinary services, animal care & control, behavior and training, spay-neuter services, humane education, and many others. This position reports to the CEO.
This position is the primary medical leadership role in the organization. It spans five key areas of responsibility:
Direct the program and processes regarding the care of the animals in the shelter, those brought in by the public, and those brought through animal control officers and long range rescue. Lead a team of staff veterinarians as their direct manager. Develop and maintain relationships within the local veterinary community, as colleagues and as sources of pro bono services and volunteering.
Oversee the Hospital Director in ensuring excellent animal care, high customer satisfaction and financial vitality throughout the medical facilities.
To work as part of a team leading community-based programs that bring our services directly into DC neighborhoods. This will include basic health care services; you will help scope, shape, and administer these programs to the extent that medical expertise is helpful.
To extend the capabilities and range of our veterinary services, program and hospital. This includes the establishment of a residence externship program with the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, which is in the planning stages. Play a key role in the design of a new medical center in a state of the art facility in the Capital Riverfront area of the nation’s capital.
To serve on an extended leadership team for the entire organization, responsible for the culture, climate, and overall brand of the organization.
HRA is an EOE
Applicants should have:
minimum five years of progressively responsible experience in shelter medicine or general veterinary medicine and care;
a demonstrated record in successful management of staff including coaching on performance management and accountability;
a passion for developing the next generation of shelter veterinarians and veterinary technicians;
the ability and enjoyment of working as part of a collaborative team of leaders;
exceptional organizational skills;
a curious spirit with a passion for innovation in life-saving and relationship-building;
a strong belief in the ethics of helping families of all income levels;
current valid license to practice veterinary medicine in the District of Columbia (or a willingness to pursue a D.C. license);
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited college or university.