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Director of Animal Services
City of Dickinson

Dickinson, Texas is located on the beautiful Dickinson Bayou, a pathway to Galveston Bay, and is a prime geographic location, situated halfway between Houston and Galveston.  With a total land area of 10.3 square miles, comprised of 70 percent residential and about 8 percent is commercial development, Dickinson can offer its residents and visitors an inviting lifestyle with a “small town feel.”

The City of Dickinson provides animal control and sheltering services for the cities of Clear Lake Shores, Dickinson, and Santa Fe through Bayou Animal Services, a non-profit local government corporation.  The city also has an Animal Advisory Committee, which is comprised of members that serve one-year terms, and include municipal officials, a licensed veterinarian, an animal shelter operator, and a representative from an animal welfare organization, that advise the City Council and the City’s animal services provider (Bayou Animal Services) on animal control problems and compliance with regulations of State or other governmental entity. 

The new Director must have a passion for the welfare of animals, along with successful experience managing animal shelter operations and animal care issues, as well as fiscal management and planning, resource allocation, and innovative solutions for sustainability.  It is imperative that this new leader has the ability to create a supportive environment that instills staff loyalty and superior morale, as well as a strong understanding of the complexities of widely diverse communities providing appropriate, culturally and economically sensitive services. The ideal candidate for this role must be a professional and strategic leader who possesses an unwavering commitment to public service, their employees, colleagues and organization, and the community. The new Director will quickly establish a level of credibility, mutual trust and respect and bring a proven track record of successful, sustainable change management. 

Candidates shall possess a bachelor’s degree in business administration, animal science or closely related field.  Three to five (3-5) years of experience in an animal shelter or animal-focused environment. 


Location: Dickinson, Texas
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
Final filing date: January 21, 2022

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.