Job Description


JOB TITLE: Adoption Welcome Team

DEPARTMENT: Mission Impact

REPORTS TO: Adoption Experience Manager

STATUS: Non-Exempt


The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Mission Impact Team is building a community of caring by meaningfully engaging people and their pets both within and beyond the walls of our organization. Whether it’s facilitating adoption matches, equipping fosters and volunteers, responding to community pet needs, or inspiring the next generation of animal advocates, the Impact Team is helping to make The Anti-Cruelty Society the most welcoming and supportive shelter in Chicago.


The Adoption Welcome Team works with Adoption Experience staff to create a culture of caring within the adoption center and elevate the entire guest experience. Whether an adopter, volunteer, shopper, donor, or visitor, the Welcome Team provides customized care to make a positive impression on each and every Society guest. Welcome Team members engage the public in a variety of ways, including greeting guests in the lobby, supporting Adoption Experience Guide processes, facilitating foster and rescue animal pick-ups, spot-cleaning public spaces, capturing adoption photos, and providing support to donors and Society Store patrons. The Adoption Welcome Team staff report to the Adoption Experience management team.

Provide compassionate, professional guidance to everyone we engage with
Understand organizational philosophies, policies, and procedures
Answer incoming calls and address caller needs and concerns
Assist with adoption center prep: spot clean, disinfect and prep courtyard, restock adoption supplies, assemble adopter kits, print kennel signage, update animal records.
Support Adoption Guides throughout the adoption process: collect adoption fees, issue contracts, assign rabies tags, engrave personalized ID tags, and sell pet care supplies
Follow opening and closing procedures and maintain records to ensure accurate cash, credit, and check handling
Monitor adoption center tidiness, signage, and safety
Other key responsibilities include: data entry, filing, store sales, digital adopter survey distribution, laundry support, donation processing

Exceptional interpersonal, communication, listening and feedback skills
Enjoys engaging with both people and pets
Professional, positive, and enthusiastic attitude
Takes initiative and makes accommodations to ensure outstanding client care
Excellent phone etiquette
Communicates respectfully with diverse audiences
Effectively multi-tasks under pressure while proactively solving problems
Comfortable using a desktop computer, laptop, and/or tablet
Works well in a team environment while motivating and supporting peers
Maintains a neat and professional appearance
Committed to our mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people

High school diploma or GED required
Minimum of one year of customer service and cashier experience preferred.
Animal handling experience preferred
Note: A comparable combination of education, experience or training that would provide the level of knowledge, skills and ability required may qualify an individual

Ability to handle work with and around companion animals
Ability to remain on feet for long periods of time Ability to and bend, stoop and reach as needed
Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
Ability to work in all weather conditions
Ability to push a 50 pound loaded cart up a ramp approximately one hundred and fifty feet long at a six percent grade
Available to travel to Everyday Adoption Center and satellite adoption sites, work an extended schedule, including weekends, early mornings, evenings and holidays according to job demands. Ability to accommodate adjusted schedule to cover EAC or Adoption Center hours.

Sun: 11-7
Tues: 11-7
Wed/Thur: OFF
Fri: 11-7
Sat: 11-7

This position is temporary. Looking for an employee to work through the end of this year and possibly longer.

This is a full time job

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Closing Date: Friday, June 25, 2021

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