MFOA hires a new Executive Director


On January 1, 2022 Maine Friends of Animals hired Jane Delson of Freeport as the new Executive Director and Maggie Wood of Brunswick as the new Office Manager and Volunteer Coordiantor. More information will be forthcoming soon on all the exciting changes that will mean. In the meantime, although they may change somewhat from time to time, the major day to day responsibilities of the Executive Director will be:

  • Implement the corporation’s mission, objectives and tenets, code of behavior (and directives in the Robert Fisk, Jr. Endowment Fund).
  • Provide organizational leadership and develop operational policies in  transitioning the corporation from a board driven to a staff driven model.  
  • Meet monthly with the Board President to discuss organizational matters and develop board meeting agendas; serve as ex-officio member of the Board.
  • Administer and provide operational oversight of the organization, offices and staff, including current part-time Office Manager. 
  • Oversee fundraising strategy, development, implementation and management; develop a comprehensive plan to increase financial resources and capacities in accordance to achieving short- and long-term  funding goals.
  • Create, implement, manage, and access a donor relations plan that will assist to identify, cultivate, solicit, and expand the number of new donors; articulate corporate mission to donors in a way that both educates and compels them to give.
  • Build upon MFOA’s history and success to increase its visibility, impact, reputation and corporate value to the community with increased attention to marketing. 
  • Learn and understand the Legislative Committee role and work with the members of that standing committee in developing and executing MFOA’s  legislative agenda.
  • Develop public relations strategy and media contacts; maintain media list. 
  • Facilitate and develop current and new programs promoting humane education while building community goodwill of the organization.  
  • Act as corporation spokesperson unless otherwise delegated or the ⅔ vote of the Board; provide information to the public about the corporation, including its mission, objectives and agenda; suggest website content updates to webmaster, the Board President; be a MFOA goodwill Ambassador. 
  • Serve as the primary contact / liaison to other animal associations,  organizations, state agencies and political supporters unless otherwise delegated; seek collaborative strategies and partnerships. 
  • At the annual meeting, with the President’s consultation, provide the Board a plan of action for the next year in conjunction with the on-going corporate strategic plan; provide an annual budget for Board approval.
  • Oversee and manage all fiduciary responsibilities of the organization and provide monthly financial reports to the Board.  
  • Be knowledgeable and prudent in compliance with non-profit principles  and practices.
  • Organize the selection and implementation plan for the annual Robert Fisk, Jr. Scholarship.  










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