Foster Program Coordinator
The Foster Program Coordinator is responsible for maintaining day-to-day operations of the foster program. As a Foster Program Coordinator, you will be responsible for coordinating the movement of animals in and out of foster homes, providing support to a network of over 800 foster parents, and help facilitate the adoption process for every animal in foster care.
Provide support to foster volunteers to ensure all their needs are being met. This includes answering questions, providing support for behavioral issues, following up with medical concerns, and handling other issues that may arise.
Coordinate transportation of foster animals to foster volunteers, between care centers, and to adoption events.
Coordinate with Veterinary Services to ensure foster animals leave the care center with appropriate vaccines and treatment plans, schedule follow-up vet appointments, and assist with handling animals when appropriate.
Assist in identifying appropriate foster animals for off-site adoption, outreach, and media opportunities.
Coordinate logistics for foster animals attending events including scheduling behavior assessments, medical, and transport.
Assist Foster Supervisor with management of foster volunteer database.
Secure appropriate photographs of animals for foster and events.
Recruit new foster volunteers through orientations, interviews, and training.
Lead Open Foster Hours, identify appropriate foster animals to new fosters.
Perform additional tasks as assigned.
Able to excel in a fast-paced, often high-stress, ever-changing environment. Customer-driven and focused on providing a positive, upbeat, experience for all clients. High attention to detail, strong work ethic, and the ability to thrive while working in busy environment. Treat animals and people with respect and employ humane handling techniques whenever possible. Work well independently but also function seamlessly as a member of a team. Bi-lingual (Spanish) preferred but not required.
Education and Work Experience
The ideal candidate should have a minimum of one year work experience in a client facing position. Prior experience with animals, either paid or volunteer, is strongly preferred but not required.
At ACC it's all hands-on deck. We work together as a team, which means you may be asked to help with tasks that involve working outside in all sorts of weather. As a busy animal shelter in one of the biggest cities in the world it can get noisy inside. Employees should have the ability to remain calm yet professional in stressful situations involving animals and/or members of the public. ACC houses hundreds of animals in its facilities at any given time and with that comes fur, odors and other airborne particles in abundance.
ACC offers many low-cost services to pets and people in need. This includes compassionate end-of-life services for people who cannot afford to go to a private veterinary office but still want to provide a professional and peaceful transition for their beloved pet.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required. New hires must have one dose of a single-dose vaccine (J&J) or a first dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) by their first day of employment. For Pfizer or Moderna, you must provide proof your second dose within one month of your start date. Reasonable accommodations will be considered.
Reports To: Foster Supervisor
Overtime: This position is eligible for overtime.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
This is a full time job
Job Contact Details
Closing Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022