Job Description

Mt Pleasant Animal Shelter is a limited-capacity, private shelter, that finds homes for approximately 1,000 animals annually. The Foster Program Manager leads all day-to-day operations for the foster program and works closely with medical and volunteer leaders. The primary function of this position is to provide support for the animals and people involved in the MPAS Foster Program. The salary range for the Foster Program Manager is $35,000 - $45,000 (commensurate with experience). The FPM should be comfortable working weekends and evenings as needed.

FOSTER PROGRAM MANAGER POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
People Management
Screen, train, supervise, and mentor all volunteers working within the foster program
Recruit and replenish foster roster - keeping track of involvement and adding where needed
Match incoming dogs and cats with appropriate foster caregivers
Conduct training seminars for volunteers and fosters for animal care and application clearance
Establish and maintain relationships with foster caregivers to identify their strengths & challenges
Create a climate that attracts, retains and motivates fosters
Assist with new intakes and foster pickups, appointments, surgeries, and/or transfers

Communication
Respond to foster program email messages in an informed, polite, and timely manner
Oversee the Foster Facebook group
Maintain up-to-date foster training, information, and emergency documents
Assist in marketing foster programs and animals in need of foster care

Program Administration
Monitor the health/behavior of animals in foster care and report findings
Maintain accurate and timely foster records for caregivers and dogs
Work with the medical team to create vaccination schedules, and treatment plans and schedule appointments for foster animals as needed with the long term goal of ownership of the medical program from intake to adoption for each foster animal
Identify and work towards short and long-term goals of the foster program by monitoring key performance indicators - foster retention, length of stay, etc - and working with the team to evolve standards of practice where needed to grow the program
Assist with special projects and perform other duties (as needed)


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Take charge attitude with the ability to self-manage and identify priorities - both daily, weekly and long term
Excellent time management skills with the ability to work independently and self-manage schedule
Prior experience working (paid or volunteer) at a rescue organization, animal shelter, or in the veterinary field for more than one to three years
Passion and love for dogs and animal care
Flexible, detail-oriented, and able to effectively prioritize
Excellent oral/written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse community of staff/volunteers/fosters in one-on-one, small group, and large group situations
Enthusiastic commitment to the mission, staff values, programs, and services of Rescue City
Common sense and sound judgment, including under emotional stress and with limited direct supervision
Capacity to work independently and as a team member in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressures
Basic knowledge of dog breeds, characteristics, and animals’ health, nutrition, and humane care
Ability to evaluate and provide feedback to foster program volunteers

This is a full time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Lorri Coppola-Caffrey
Executive Director
973-386-0590
ed@njshelter.org

Closing Date: Monday, August 15, 2022

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