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President. The President works closely with the founder, board, and executive director to meet the financial expectations of the organization. The President will develop the agenda for and preside over board meetings. The President, under the guidance of the board, establishes strategies for the financial running of the nonprofit organization. A top priority is to make sure the flow of funds meets present needs. The President will oversee short-term and long-term financial goals. The President, with the Community Outreach Director and Executive Director, will work with agencies, foundations and major donors to develop branding and marketing strategies. The President will make presentations to executives, donors o r board members. The President is a voting member of the board.

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensuring the organization’s activities are compliant and in furtherance of its mission
  • Leading, managing, and developing the organization’s employees, volunteers, and organizational culture
  • Developing, implementing, monitoring, and assessing the organization’s programs (including their impact)
  • Developing, informing, and supporting the board and the board committees to carry out their governance functions
  • Partnering with the Executive Director to help ensure the Board’s directives, policies, and resolutions are carried out
  • Working with the development staff and Executive Director in cultivating and soliciting major foundation grants and individual gifts
  • Developing and maintaining beneficial relationships with donors, funders, supporters, collaborators, allies, vendors, and other stakeholders
  • Ensuring effective external communications about the organization and its mission, priorities, importance, programs, and activities
  • Championing the organization and advocating its mission to internal and external stakeholders
  • Keeping informed and the organization’s leadership informed of significant developments and changes in the internal and external environment
  • Leading the organization’s planning processes
  • Ensuring legal compliance (including all required filings) and sound risk management p ractices
  • Is the back-up for Executive Director Responsibilities

Required Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is an experienced, creative, and resourceful professional who is well-organized, highly motivated, people-oriented, and excited about working in a nonprofit focused on expanding housing and building community.

Ideal candidates will have the following:

  • Experience in leadership of strategic planning
  • Ability to focus on external engagement/visibility and internal association management simultaneously
  • Experience in fundraising and advocacy
  • Passion for and experience with community-focused housing or other community-based organizations
  • Experience with virtual and in-person event and conference planning and management
  • Ability to build and strengthen collaborations with allied organizations
  • Experience in market identification, development and messaging, preferably in public relations/education campaigns
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent management, decision-making and problem solving skills
  • Confident and goal-oriented
  • Ability to inspire diverse stakeholders toward a common vision
  • Self-starter traits

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in:
    • Financial budgeting and management
    • Website maintenance
    • Public policy and advocacy
    • Experience in nonprofit management
    • Experience working with a Board of Directors
  • Ability to travel 1-2 times to Detroit annually
  • Willingness to continue education in this industry

Weekly Time Commitment: 8 to 12 hours per week

Compensation and Benefits

This is a non-paying position.

Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control is both a force-free organization and an anti-BSL organization. We do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of sexual orientation, socio-economic status, education level, gender or perceived gender, neurodivergence, race, creed, physical ability, or any protected class. We will not enter into any partnerships with any organization, business, or person who is not also aligned with our philosophies.

Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control

Our Vision
Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control is committed to saving animals' lives, ensuring equal access to companion animals for those of all socio-economic levels, and raising the level of care for animals living in the city of Detroit.

Our Mission

Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control exists to support Detroit Animal Care and Control in the areas of volunteer management, donation solicitation and acceptance, and live release, which includes shelter intervention.

Our Core Values

Our goal is to create and train a team of volunteers who are knowledgeable of canine and feline body language, adept at handling animals in the most humane way, practice current scientifically based training methods, and who are advocates for this city, its citizens, and all animals.

Our goal is to supplement the budget allocated to the shelter by the city of Detroit in order to operate a fully functional shelter with innovative and lifesaving programs by applying for grants, holding fundraisers, forming relationships with and stewarding donors and foundations, and accepting all material and in-kind donations from our volunteers and supporters.

Our goal is to work with DACC to expand and perfect their adoption program, foster program, and transfer/transport program. We want to host off-site adoption events and get animals from Detroit adopted back into Detroit, as well as surrounding communities. We also want to work with partner shelters in other regions of the state and country to move dogs and cats from our overpopulated area to areas where there is not such an abundance of homeless animals. We also want to expand our shelter intervention services to stem the flow of animals into the shelter in the first place by keeping them in their homes or reuniting them quickly if they become displaced.

Our goal is to practice and promote science-based training methods that are not harmful to a dog’s mental or physical state and encourage and strengthen the bond between humans and animals. Our goal is to promote education both inside and outside the organization and community that all dogs are individuals, that breed-specific legislation and policies don’t work, that no cat should be declawed, and that community cats should be cared for in line with progressive humane programs like trap-neuter-return.


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Mission Statement

Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control exists to support the daily operations of DACC in the areas of volunteer management, donations, and live release.


Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control is committed to saving animals' lives, ensuring equal access to companion animals for those of all socio-economic levels, and raising the level of care for animals living in the city of Detroit. We work hand in hand with Detroit Animal Care and Control to help the homeless animals at DACC and proactively keep animals out of our shelter in the first place.


Board Development
Animals, Board Development, Community


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7401 Chrysler Service DrDetroit, MI 48211



  • Strategic Planning
  • Program Management
  • Business Development
  • Management
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Relationship Building




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • 8 to 12 hours per week

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