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Executive Director


Full Time


Lead this ADI and AAII Accredited organization in continuing to fulfill its mission

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with Manager of Training and Interventions to ensure proper training and care of assistance dogs by trainers, support staff, and the volunteers who work with them, in accordance with all ADI and AAII standards and to develop and implement new animal assisted intervention programs as well as monitoring existing programs;

  • Work with Development Coordinator to create and implement fundraising and other events, sponsorships, donor development/retention and grant writing;

  • Work with Operations Manager to ensure facility and all activities that occur there meet safety and security regulations;

  • Manage programs through scheduling, staff evaluations, program reviews, and new program development/implementation;

  • Create and hold all PAALS staff, interns and volunteers accountable to agreed upon goals and visions; and

  • Report to PAALS Board of Directors through written reports at regular intervals and by attending board meetings.

Job Location:

Columbia, SC (Northeast)




Medical insurance and retirement benefits not included at this time. Many other perks at the discretion of PAALS Board of Directors based on work performance and feasibility.


40 hours+/week, with flexible schedule.

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