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Thanks for your interest in Home at Last Humane Society!
We are currently accepting applications for employment. If you think you would be a great fit for our team, please apply!
Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
Reports to: Shelter manager
Position Status: Full-time, hourly
Wage: Starts at $ 12.00/Hour
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
To serve as the team leader who is responsible for managing community outreach efforts and the overall recruitment, training, and management of volunteers serving Home at Last (HAL). To work cohesively with those leading fund development efforts to ensure overall coordination of all community and special events as well as donor outreach. To maintain a commitment to the philosophies and policies of HAL in the performance of his/her duties and respect the dignity and basic rights of each animal. To support the mission of HAL.
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinate Pet of the Week and other promotions.
Develop and coordinate promotions for adoptable animals at HAL.
Develop, coordinate, and manage community outreach efforts including but not limited to bequests, fundraisers with local businesses, adoption days at local partners and other offsite partners.
Maintain positive communication with HAL donors, public officials, related organizations, and the general public to promote HAL goals, programs, and activities.
Assist with all HAL special event/fundraising planning.
Regularly attend events and maintain memberships in organizations to foster positive relations between the community and HAL (ie. Rotary, Chamber, Lions).
Develop copy for newsletters, media releases, social media, and other promotional collateral.
All other duties as assigned.
Responsible for providing shelter staff with appropriate placement of volunteers including but not limited to animal care, fundraising, educational endeavors, foster care, transportation, building and grounds needs, and community events.
Responsible for recruiting, training, and scheduling volunteers.
Maintain effective relationships with community volunteer organizations
Maintain membership with volunteer management listservs/forums.
Maintain close relationship with animal care team to assist with volunteer needs for animal care and assist when volunteer concerns arise.
Work with certified dog trainer to coordinate ongoing animal handling training for volunteers.
Develop and maintain volunteer/community service volunteer policy and procedures.
Coordinate volunteer of the quarter profile.
Prepare monthly or quarterly informational emails to volunteers as needed to keep abreast of shelter needs and efforts being made.
Coordinate and lead volunteer meetings and trainings (at a minimum quarterly).
Prepare monthly volunteer activity report/s.
Prepare and maintain volunteer information including but not limited to name, all contact information, volunteer interests, and availability utilizing HAL approved software/website.
Participate in leadership meetings, HAL special events, and in service and community workshops as needed.
Address groups on volunteer opportunities at HAL.
Assist Shelter Manager as needed.
All other duties as assigned.
Associate Degree preferred or equivalent work experience conducive with supporting the responsibilities of this position.
Self-starter, initiating activities within the framework provided/developed with minimal supervision.
Proven experience working with the public, developing and maintaining excellent relationships to support goals/mission and the ability to communicate sensitively and respectfully with the elderly and other relevant stakeholders.
Ability and desire to work in a fast paced, changing environment.
Professional public image.
Experienced animal handling skills preferred.
Experienced with Microsoft Office; design experience with Microsoft Publisher and Adobe programs preferred.
Excellent oral, written, and organizational skills with attention to detail.
Able to work flexible hours, which will include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Able to lift and carry animals, equipment, and supplies in excess of 50 pounds.
Valid Driver’s License.
Physical demands include:
o Lifting and moving animals and cages.
o Frequent movement, including but not limited to standing, walking, stooping, carrying heavy loads, movement of cages, restraining active animals, and operation of motor vehicle.
Working conditions include:
o Possible exposure to dangerous, diseased, frightened, and injured animals.
o Possible exposure to potentially harmful chemicals and drugs.
o Working with strong cleaning agents on wet surfaces.
o Indoor and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
Emotional demands include:
o Animal abuse.
o Animal neglect.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties that you may be asked to perform. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
Thank you for your interest in working at Home At Last Humane Society.
Please contact Home at Last for more information.