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 Outreach Coordinator (Full Time)

Your Job Duties:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Outreach Coordinator works closely with the Executive Director and management team to lead all aspects of volunteer and foster relations.  This position provides communications support through a variety of media outlets. In addition, this position supports the activities of the Marketing and Development Coordinator for outreach and special events coordination.

Essential duties:

Volunteer and Foster Outreach

~ Recruit and place PHS volunteers

~ Maintain existing and seek out relationships with current volunteers/fosters

~ Handle all requests and coordination for community service workers/groups

~ Manage volunteer database and update, create, coordinate and implement

~ Train and provide adequate logistical support from volunteers for special events

~ Handle volunteer/foster/community service inquiries in a timely fashion

~ Volunteer recognition activities to include:

  • Volunteer/Foster Appreciation Dinner
  • Volunteer/foster articles for submission in PHS newsletter(s)
  • Lead all volunteer/foster orientations and arrange for training with necessary staff

Marketing 
~ Assist the Marketing and Development Coordinator in maintaining media outlets

Special Events/On and Off Site Support
~ Provide support and coordination for special events including but not limited to:

  • Participate in planning meetings
  • Secure permits
  • Assist in soliciting area business for participation
  • Manage off site adoption locations and their volunteers

Assist in coordinating logistics for special events throughout the year

Other duties/functions

  • Assist as directed with customer service to include but not limited to: front office assistance and adoption counseling
  • Assist as required with fosters for the shelter, to include taking a turn with the foster phone.
  • Able to manipulate normal office machines: computer systems, copier, multi-phone line, fax, remote access.
  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Willing to travel to events throughout Hampton Roads for events; beyond for training
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced and ever-changing environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to be on your feet, bend, stoop, and walk for an 8 hour work day
  • Willingness and ability to communicate with people in a friendly and professional manner
  • Ability to work productively and efficiently, individually and on a team
  • Ability to deal with and manage difficult and stressful animal situations
  • Ability to communicate with public, volunteers and staff in a professional manner
  • Able to be exposed to cleaning chemicals and their strong odors
  • Ability to sit, talk, hear, stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or operate objects, reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl
  • Ability to use a computer and other standard office equipment.
  • Must be able to move throughout the building as needed throughout the day
  • Willingness to take a drug screening
  • Ability to work weekends/evenings as assigned

No phone calls, please.  To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:  director@portsmouthhumanesociety.org

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Portsmouth Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against candidates or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, military status, veteran status, genetic history or any other protected status. Portsmouth Humane Society encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

 

Animal Care Technician

Full Time  positions available

Portsmouth Humane Society (PHS) is the oldest continually operating animal shelter in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Serving on average, 75 dogs and 120 cats per day, the ideal candidate must show an affinity for supporting animal welfare. The role of the Animal Care Technician is to provide routine care for our animals. Pay set at $8.50 per hour.

Supervisor:
Animal Care Managers

Duties and daily tasks:
• Exercise, groom, medicate, and feed animals
• Clean, sanitize work areas and animals’ kennel spaces
• Assist customers in viewing animals
• Communicate health and behavior concerns to the attention of a manager
• Maintain safe and effective work environment which complies with animal shelter procedures, policies, rules, regulations and other duties as assigned by management

Essential functions:
• Feed and medicate animals as directed
• Bathe, groom, exercise animals as directed
• Provide enrichment to animals
• Assist customers in viewing animals and matching families with the appropriate animal
• Communicate concerns regarding animals, staff, volunteers, customers to managers
• Maintain a healthy environment for all animals, staff, and volunteers
• Comply with PHS procedures, policies, rules and regulations per the PHS Standard Operating Procedure manual and Staff handbook
• Vaccinate animals as directed
• Clean, organize and maintain all work areas
• Assist managers with behavioral/medical exams and new intake exams or any other duties assigned by Animal Care Managers

Qualifications and Essential Functions and working conditions:
• High school diploma
• Ability to lift 50 pounds
• Ability to be on your feet, bend, stoop, and walk for an 8-hour work day
• Willingness to take a drug screening
• Willingness and ability to communicate with people in a friendly and professional manner
• Ability to deal with difficult and stressful animal situations
• Professional animal husbandry experience, preferred

Please send completed application and cover letter to the Executive Director at: director@portsmouthhumanesociety.org

No phone calls please.

Portsmouth Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against candidates or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, military status, veteran status, genetic history or any other protected status. Portsmouth Humane Society encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

 

 

 

Portsmouth Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against candidates or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, military status, veteran status, genetic history or any other protected status. Portsmouth Humane Society encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

 

 

 

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