The City of San Jose, CA is seeking a Director of Animal Care and Services. The ideal candidate is an accomplished strategic leader and creative problem solver who possesses an unwavering commitment to public service, their employees, colleagues and organization, and community. The ideal candidate will be someone who understands current animal care issues and practices, is innovative in developing animal care programs, and can build strong and lasting relationships with community partner agencies. He/she will be able to communicate effectively with the media, community groups, elected officials, staff, and executives in a way that clearly conveys the vision and benefits of ACS programs; be able to effectively analyze data in order to enhance division operations and support decisions; and must possess excellent problem-solving and writing skills. A confident decision-maker, who can adeptly and diplomatically navigate sensitive issues while encouraging innovation, cooperation and a ‘let’s get it done’ attitude will find this role fulfilling.