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Super Freaking Awesome Job Opening: Dare County Animal Control/Outer Banks SPCA

The Dare County Animal Control/Outer Banks SPCA have an opening for a “Director of Animal Care and Control.” There’s already one notable difference between that job posting and the one advertised by Sampson County last Sunday: see the word “care” in the job title?

See what other differences you can spot between the Dare job posting below and the one by Sampson County:

Director of Animal Care and Control
Dare County Animal Control/Outer Banks SPCA

The Dare County Animal Control/Outer Banks SPCA located in Manteo, NC is looking for a results focused and dynamic individual who possesses strong management skills, high energy and accountability to oversee the daily operation of its shelter. The position is responsible for the direction of staff and volunteers, including fundraising, community relations, adoptions and animal control. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of strong leadership, demonstrate excellent communication skills and represent the organization in a professional manner. The successful candidate will have strong HR, PR and teambuilding skills and will work with community members, donors and other animal welfare organizations to effectively communicate the organization’s Mission and Vision. Dedication to building a no kill organization and compassionate animal care a must. Full job posting and job description can be viewed at Qualified individuals should submit a cover letter and resume via email to or by mail to Outer Banks SPCA, PO Box 2477 Manteo, NC 27954.

Contact Information: Outer Banks SPCA Dare County Animal Control 1031 Driftwood Drive Manteo, North Carolina 27954 (252) 475-5620

See one, near the end of the first paragraph? “Dedication to building a no kill organization and compassionate animal care a must.” 

But there is also something missing from this ad that’s very prominent in the Sampson ad (which is believed by some to have been written to closely match the skills and experience of incumbent interim director Lori Baxter): the Dare county ad is missing the requirement that the applicant know how to kill animals.

This just made my day.

(Thanks to Lindsay for alerting me to this job posting.)

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