About Us

The Trempealeau County Humane Society is a non-kill shelter located near Blair, Wisconsin. TCHS is a nonprofit organization that focuses on the overall care of stray, abandoned and surrounded animals. Our objective is to protect these animals both mentally and physically by offering them shelter and training while they wait for their forever home.

The Shelter Manager upholds the mission of TCHS, by supporting its objectives, while working in tandem with the Board of Directors to offer these animals a safe place filled with love and compassion. The Shelter Manager will also encourage and oversee pet adoptions, while offering education to the owners that will help strengthen the bond between humans and animals.

If you are a energetic, compassionate person with nonprofit management and animal welfare experience, this position is designed for you.

The Shelter Managers responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Personnel Management

  • Oversee all employees and volunteers including hiring, scheduling, conducting performance evaluations, promotions and terminations.
  • Works with the local veterinary clinics regarding animal health issues and animal transport.
  • Maintain the operation manual and employee handbook.
  • Oversee shelter programs and promotes community outreach activities with other community organizations throughout the county.
  • Ensure high-quality animal care. Oversee and participate in intake, medical care, behavioral enrichment and adoption services, including organizing spay/neuter programs and researching additional training programs that may be needed for higher risk animals.
  • Provide exceptional customer service and ensure messages and phone calls are returned in a timely manner.
  • Manage effective systems to track progress and regularly evaluate the shelters policies and procedures that can be effectively communicated to the board, staff, donors and other constituents.
  • Maintaining and fostering a strong relationships with local vets.
  • Oversee maintenance of the facilities and property.
  • Oversee ordering of medical and office supplies.
  • Attend continuing education programs on shelter management and animal welfare.

Financial Management

  • Manage and record cash receipts for all adoptions and insure that these funds as well as all cash donations are received by the Board Of Directors in a timely manner.
  • Produce monthly shelter reports and present them to the Board of Directors at their monthly meeting.
  • Work with the Board of Directors to development the annual operating budget.
  • Prepare reports for monthly Board Meetings, including information on shelter intake and adoptions.
  • Work with the Board of Directors to develop new programs. Fundraising and Pet Adoption Events
  • Build and maintain relationships with funders and donors.
  • Research and write grants, and manage donor appeals.
  • Develop and assist the Board of Directors with fundraisers and community events. Community Outreach and Public Relations
  • Develop and manage community outreach initiatives, marketing and public relations.
  • Create and distribute a quarterly newsletter.
  • Manage and expand educational and volunteer programs.
  • Foster good relationships with local veterinarians and animal-related businesses, as well as local newspapers and other community organizations.
  • Manage online marketing including social media, E-mail distribution, and the shelter website.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in nonprofit management, business administration, or a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Passion for animal welfare; current working knowledge of companion animal care and adoption issues.
  • Current understanding of compliance issues involving pertinent federal, state and local regulations.
  • Experience with strategic and operational planning.
  • Understanding of financial management and accounting principles.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong public speaking skills.
  • Ability to set clear priorities, delegate and guide investment in people and systems; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills, which support and enable sound decision making.
  • Strong motivational skills, management skills and interpersonal skills, with the ability to provide staff and community leadership.
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff and a successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team. Ability to encourage staff to share ideas and take appropriate initiative.
  • Ability to be flexible and able to adapt to immediate or unforeseen challenges.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers, particularly E-mail, the Internet, MS Word and Excel; QuickBooks experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated proficiency across multiple social media platforms.

Compensation: Full-time wages based on qualifications and experience.

  • Paid Vacation.

Application: E-mail the following under the subject “Shelter Manager,” prior to tchspets@gmail.com

About Us

Our Vision

  • Transforming animal and human relations

Our Mission

  • Provide safe shelter for stray/abandoned/abused cats and dogs
  • Promote the placement of animals through adoption and foster care
  • Require that all animals placed through us be spayed/neutered
  • Reunite lost animals with their families
  • Educate the public on issues affecting the well-being of animals

Our Story

We opened our doors to the public on November 25, 2005 with one cat available for adoption. The land, materials, and construction of our building were donated by individuals and businesses in the community who were dedicated to ensuring the welfare of the animals we serve. The decision was made that we would be a no-kill shelter and we remain that way to this day.

We have two paid staff members and a strong group of volunteers that provide care and support for our cats and dogs as they wait for their families. We partner with local law enforcement, other animal welfare organizations, as well as community members to ensure we are helping as many cats and dogs as possible. We’ve even be able to help a few rabbits, a couple of guinea pigs, and a lamb find their way home through the community connections that we have fostered over the years!

Presently, we are updating some areas of our current facility and looking into the option of a different facility to meet the increasing needs of the animals of our community. In addition, we’re very excited to be offering a neuter clinic for cats in our community in the very near future. Check out our Facebook page for more details.

Trempealeau County Humane Society Non-Discrimination Policy

Trempealeau County Humane Society does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provisions of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.

Trempealeau County Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.