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Strategist, South Central

Posted April 14, 2021

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile
Kanab, UT

About This Job

Location: Remote in AK, LA, OK or TX 

Position Summary

Directly impact shelter killing by helping to carry out strategy, identifying and creating opportunities, assisting with building relationships with regional stakeholders and influencers, providing ideas on breaking down barriers and helping to cultivate influence in the region. This position will also work directly with shelters and communities as a mentor to identify programming, resources and strategies to increase lifesaving on a shelter or community level in key locations and help with implementation of programs and aligning strategy with cross-departmental teams

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the regional leadership to inform projects, identify key lifesaving strategies, partnerships, and tactics to reduce shelter death in the region with the goal of having all shelters in the region achieving a 90% or better save rate by the end of 2025.  
  • Leverage opportunities (grants, mentorships, education, assessments, advocacy, etc.) to maximize strategic impact, result in sustained and measurable RSK, and deliver on OGSP.
  • Provide technical support and mentorship to assigned shelters and groups and skillfully leverage Best Friends internal resources in order to aid groups in implementing lifesaving programming identified through gap analysis, engagement, and/or reviews and assessments.  
  • In collaboration with cross-sectional departments throughout the organization, ensure Best Friends staff are informed and privy to progress and opportunities in regional work, as necessary. 
  • Assist in evaluating requests for assistance, creating agreements or MOUs that clearly outline expectations and deliverables, monitor report and progress and provide ongoing mentoring of the regional recipients in achieving their goals, as needed.
  • Treat people around you with Kindness and Compassion, build trust by demonstrating authenticity and following through on your commitments, prioritize your well-being like you do our mission, and work to build strong relationships with your colleagues by participating in communication loops to share and receive honest feedback. You are responsible and accountable for the culture you add to your team dynamic.
  • Other duties as needed.

About this Employer

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile

30 North 300 West
Kanab, UT 84741

Telephone (435) 644-2001
Reservations (435) 644-3400

40 Room Hotel

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Who We Are 

For over 30 years, Best Friends Animal Society has been running the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and building effective programs that reduce the number of animals entering shelters.

Just for Pets

At the Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile, pets are just as much guests as their people are. For their comfort and happiness, we are pleased to provide:

  • Personal pet welcome
  • Complimentary self-serve pet washing facilities
  • Complimentary cleaning products, located in the service building
  • Pet walking service provided in half-hour increments by Best Friends volunteers and staff (a fee applies)
  • Pet visits by our staff during the day (a fee applies)
  • Fenced pet-park area with splash water feature (for pets of lodging guests)
  • Pet treats, beds and retail items in the mercantile building
  • Built-in cubbies and snuggling areas in select guest rooms

Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.