Executive Director

The Animal Assistance Foundation (AAF) is a private grant-making foundation that supports Colorado nonprofits that work with companion animals and are committed to building Socially Conscious animal communities.  

AAF was established in 1975 and made possible through a generous donation from the granddaughter of brewer Adolph Coors, Louise Harrison, who was passionate about animal welfare.  Today, AAF is led by a volunteer board of community members invested in our mission. 

AAF believes that animals enrich our lives and communities are happier and more humane when people and animals live in harmony. Animal welfare is a community concern, too vast for any single organization, and requires strong collaboration from multiple diverse organizations to enact lasting change.


The Executive Director works with the Board in developing the vision and direction of the Foundation, then implements a strategy and provides the motivation necessary to ensure the Foundation’s success.  The Executive Director makes decisions that result in efficient and effective foundation functioning, and which contributes to the dialogue, vision, and direction of the statewide animal welfare field.  The Executive Director creatively expands ways to leverage the Foundation’s resources, is strategic in funding choices, demonstrates a deep understanding of the Foundation’s programmatic areas, evaluates the impact of funding, and prioritizes effectively.

The Executive Director manages a small team and an annual operating budget of $1.7 million.




To learn more about this position and the work of AAF, please visit us at https://www.aaf-fd.org. If you are excited about what lies ahead for the Animal Assistance Foundation and would like to lead our team, then we would like to hear from you as soon as possible.  Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to our search consultant, Carolyn McCormick of Peak HR Consulting, LLC at [email protected].  All applications are to be submitted electronically.  To learn more about this position and the work of AAF, please visit us at https://www.aaf-fd.org 

The Animal Assistance Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels.  All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics are encouraged to apply.


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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2022-08-17 15:23:26 -0400