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Animal Foster Care Coordinator, Seattle Animal Shelter (Closing Date 12.17.13)
SALARY: $25.77-$29.99 Hourly
LOCATION: Seattle Animal Shelter, 15th Avenue West, Washington
JOB TYPE: Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time
DEPARTMENT: Finance and Administrative Services
BARGAINING UNIT: Not represented
CLOSING DATE 12/17/13 04:00 PM Pacific Time
POSITION DESCRIPTION:The Seattle Animal Shelter is seeking qualified applicants to fill an Animal Foster Care Coordinator position. Reporting to the Manager of Volunteer Programs and Fundraising, this position provides a unique opportunity to contribute to sustaining the Seattle Animal Shelter's current gold standard save rate for animals, which is currently 93%. This position will provide general oversight of the Seattle Animal Shelter Foster Care Program that channels approximately 700-1,000 animals annually through the foster care program.
• Develop and implement foster care program work plans, goals, and objectives
• Facilitate adoptions of foster animals by matching foster animals with potential adopters; maintain a database of potential adopters and the type of animal they are looking to adopt.
• Work directly with shelter staff, veterinarians, trainers and behaviorists to determine appropriate rehabilitation or maintenance for foster animals
• Develop, coordinate, schedule and lead foster care training sessions; develop training manuals and related training materials
• Recruit, interview and screen volunteers and match applicants with program needs. Supervise volunteers, assign, train and evaluate work of volunteers.
• Evaluates volunteer programs and conducts needs assessment. Compiles data, prepare report on Foster Care Program and recommend changes to improve program.
• Perform outreach with the community, local rescues, and professional businesses to increase support for foster care program; including promoting community events, fundraising and seeking grant writing opportunities.
• Coordinate intake appointments with persons surrendering animals.
Two years of college coursework in personnel, recreation, social services or public administration AND two years of experience in personnel, social service or recreation program including six months coordinating a volunteer program. Comparable education, training and/or experience may be considered to meet the requirement to perform the work of the class.
Knowledge & Skills: Must be able to work with and around animals. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven ability to exercise good judgment and problem solve.
A valid Washington State driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility
Ability to lift 50 pounds
Prior experience working or volunteering at an animal shelter or animal rescue is highly desired. Experience as a licensed veterinary technician is a plus. Certification or formal training in animal behavior. Prior experience managing volunteers including assigning work and evaluating performance. Prior experience conducting community outreach and or fundraising.
A pre-employment physical is required. Apply here:
Please check these sites for additional job opportunities:
The Humane Society of the United States
Society of Animal Welfare Administrators
American Humane Association
National Animal Control Association