Chief Hospital Administrator (CHA)

Job Summary: Reporting to the VP of Ops and Strategy, this position supports the Animal Society in achieving the mission and vision through driving the goals and achievements of the Sam Greer Spay/Neuter Clinic, Simon Greer Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic and all other spay/neuter functions. It will also oversee the functional use of hospital-related resources and activities on a cost per unit of service basis, such as scheduling/providing services to the Animal Society’s shelter and sanctuary functions and This leadership position is responsible for a wide range of complex administrative activities. This includes ensuring quality patient care, ensuring spay/neuter goals are met, effective management of clinic resources including hospital inventories, and the management of upward of 25 employees. The individual we are seeking is a skillful coordinator of logistics, people, and managing the schedules of others with the ability to juggle multiple responsibilities under pressure. The ideal candidate will be a person of integrity, loyalty, and who has the capacity for hard work, perseverance, and resiliency.

Schedule: Weekends (Saturdays & Sundays) only

Pay: Exempt; Full-time, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Organizes an efficient and effective high-volume, high-quality (HVHQ) spay and neuter aiming at approximately 20,000 or more spay and neuter procedures annually.
  • Responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Sam Greer Spay/Neuter Clinic, Simon Greer Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic and all other spay/neuter functions.
  • Responsible for the daily/weekly/monthly/yearly spay and neuter surgical goals, prioritizing the most at-risk animals (those in SC shelters), and impacting the prevention of unwanted and overpopulated companion animals with a focus on (by priority):
    1. Charleston Animal Society shelter spays and neuters (NKSC2024 Initiative)
    2. South Carolina at-risk shelter spays and neuters (NKSC2024 Initiative)
    3. Pit Bull Type Dog (PBTD) spays and neuters in high-intake areas
    4. Free Roaming Cat (FRC) spays and neuters
      1. Florence County (NKSC2024 Initiative)
      2. Charleston County
    5. Public Spays and Neuters 
      1. Grant-funded (Helping Hands for Rural Paws, etc.) with focus on PBTDs
      2. Cost-recovered (fee-based) – non-at-risk animals
    6. Non-revenue spays and neuters
      1. Pets for Life (non-PBTDs)
  • Ensures proper HVHQ spay/neuter training for staff and team building for the entire area of responsibility.
  • Responsible for managing the monthly scheduling of Surgical Veterinarians, Surgical Support Staff, Surgical Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVTs), and support staff.

Qualifications: 

  • Prefer a minimum of 3-5 years of proven leadership experience in High Volume, High Quality (HVHQ) Spay/Neuter (10,000+ procedures) practice and success in developing a solid team.
  • Must be able to learn basic medical concepts including vaccine protocol, anesthetic risks, etc.
  • Must thrive in a multi-tasking, fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to think strategically and deploy vision through change management.

Additional Information: 

  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Occasional travel throughout Charleston County, and occasionally the State and Nation.
  • Must be a self-guided individual requiring minimal supervision.
  • Physical requirements include, but are not limited to, walking, standing and moving of equipment and animals.

Send resume to:

Angel Waterfield, MHR, SHRM-SCP

Senior Director of Human Resources

Email: awaterfield@charlestonanimalsociety.org