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Kitsap Humane Society always accepts employment applications. Our current job openings are listed below.
Kitsap Humane Society
Half-time salaried position
Full-time equivalent salary in the mid $20,000s
Includes sick, vacation & holiday leave; no health benefits
KHS is a progressive animal welfare shelter whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome homeless animals. We are committed to an open admissions policy, animal rehabilitation and a low euthanasia rate.
KHS depends on foster families to house and care for animals that we cannot care for at the shelter. The Foster Coordinator is responsible for maximizing the number of animals cared for in foster households through active recruitment, training and support of foster families, and for monitoring the health and well-being of all animals in foster care.
Job responsibilities include:
Recruiting foster families. The Foster Coordinator will spend the majority of his/her time reaching out to the community to recruit new foster families at venues such as fairs, the military, community organizations, service clubs, 4H, scouts, schools, and senior living complexes.
Training foster families. The Foster Coordinator will provide training, as needed, to foster families to ensure that they can care appropriately for their animals.
Matching foster families with appropriate animals. The Foster Coordinator will assess the skill level and circumstances of foster homes and place animals accordingly.
Supporting foster families. The Foster Coordinator will answer questions and provide support to foster families to ensure that they can care appropriately for their animals. When necessary, the Coordinator will refer foster families to shelter veterinarians for higher level care.
Tracking foster animals and households in the KHS database. The Coordinator will maintain accurate records of all foster animals and foster households so that we know the location of all foster animals at all times.
Monitoring the health and well-being of all animals in foster care.
Recording the number of volunteer hours spent by foster families and other foster program data.
Working directly with animals that are transitioning into and out of foster care. These duties will include: animal feeding, kennel cleaning, bottle or tube feeding, dog walking, animal transporting, etc.
demonstrated leadership skills
demonstrated people skills and a love of working with people
comfort teaching and doing public speaking
enthusiasm and the ability to motivate people
excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
strong organizational and time management skills
comfort with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software
the ability to multitask and work in an often hectic, fast paced environment
love of animals and comfort handling them
the ability to be a team player
Send a resume to email@example.com along with a cover letter explaining why you are the perfect person for this job. Applications will be accepted through close of business on 12/6/13.