Country Director (m/f/d)


Fulltime / Boston, MA, USA 

FOUR PAWS is an international animal welfare organisation with headquarters in Vienna, Austria, and offices in 14 other countries. Founded by Heli Dungler in 1988, the organisation strives to help animals in need with sustainable campaigns and projects. FOUR PAWS focuses on animals that are directly under human influence, for example stray dogs and stray cats, farm animals, companions animals and wild animals kept in inappropriate conditions. FOUR PAWS aims to help animals in need directly and quickly.

We are searching for a positive thinking personality with great affinity to animal welfare as soon as possible:

Country Director (m/f/d)

Main duties:

  • Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities such as donor development, major giving, bequests and corporate fundraising, to support existing program operations and FOUR PAWS International projects
  • Execute a national development plan, recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
  • Work in collaboration with HQ in Vienna-Austria to execute fund raising operations as well as the national communications strategy
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand
  • Ensure compliance with State and Federal legislation maintaining the organizations’ 501(c)3 status
  • Review and implement State regulations on employment and Federal regulations
  • Build partnerships exploring new markets, establishing relationships with service providers, funders, and fellow non-profits in the field



  • The ideal candidate has worked a minimum of 5 years in the non-profit sector and will be thoroughly committed to the FOUR PAWS International mission and have great affinity with animal welfare and FOUR PAWS values
  • Thoroughly committed to the FOUR PAWS International mission
  • Track record of effectively leading and expanding a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff
  • Advanced degree, ideally an MBA, with at least 5 years of senior management experience
  • All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience in non-profits
  • A persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience
  • Track record of effectively leading and expanding a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Willingness and ability to travel abroad


What we offer:

  • A dynamic and challenging working environment and a motivated team
  • A work environment with a high level of inspiration and dedication
  • National and International Travel
  • A competitive salary, commensurate with experience and extended PTO


We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Are you looking for an opportunity like this?
FOUR PAWS is looking forward to meeting you!

Moreover, we are happy to consider your application for other suitable job opportunities within our global organisation.

Please send your application to