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Rescue/Transport Coordinator (Part-Time)

Lee County Humane Society


Job Description

The Rescue/Transport Coordinator will work with the Shelter Director and staff to maximize the number of shelter animals that are re-homed.

To accomplish this responsibility, the Rescue/Transport Coordinator will maintain working relationships with rescue and transport partners, maintain required documentation for all rescues and transports, ensure that all requirements of transporters are met, train as a backup to the front desk staff, maintain the CARE – Companion Animal Rescue Effort Facebook page, generate invoices and collect payment from rescues, maintain the lost/found section of LCHS, respond to inquiries and messages about the rescue program in a polite and timely manner, and perform other duties as assigned. The coordinator will work closely with all managers and the Foster/Volunteer Coordinator in order to keep all communications of all animals open.

Anyone interested in this position should email a resume to tj@leecountyhumane.org

Responsibilities

  • Assist Shelter Director, Foster/Volunteer Coordinator, Kennel Manager and the Animal Health and Behavior Coordinator with weekly population assessment to ensure adequate space for transfers and appropriate breed and size selection, etc.
  • Coordinate with source shelters on individual animals eligible for transfer by reviewing medical and behavior records, provide further dialogue as needed. 
  • Maintain transfer vehicle by performing regular maintenance and cleaning, re-stock vehicle as needed.
  • Design, implement, and maintain various programs of the organization that relate to foster and transport.
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures and contracts related to programs.
  • Continually assist the Foster/Volunteer Coordinator to recruit new volunteers and fosters, and rescue organizations to maintain viable and organized programs.
  • Design systems to maintain accurate and easily retrievable records (e.g. electronic and/or paper).
  • Responds courteously and promptly to calls, emails and social media messaging from program participants to resolve issues in a timely manner. This can require attention after normal business hours.
  • Maintain transfer program statistics and reports monthly. 
  • Must have the ability to work individually as well as with a team.
  • Demonstrates punctual, regular and reliable attendance.
  • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions.
  • Completes required reports.
  • Performs other duties assigned.

 

Required Experience

  •  One year experience in shelter operations or equivalent experience.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of animal health and behavior.
  • Proficiency with similar or equivalent computer software relevant to this job description such as Microsoft Office Suite, Constant Contact, Petfinder, ShelterLuv, etc.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of proper animal handling.
  • Individual must be able to multi-task, have excellent verbal and written skills and needs to be self-motivated.
  •  A love of animals and people.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s licenses for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of the safe and humane use of animal handling equipment.
  • Desire to learn what you don’t already know and be open to new ideas.

 

Contact Information
Phone: (334) 821-3222 Ext.
Email: tj@leecountyhumane.org
Website: https://www.leecountyhumane.org/
Address

Lee County Humane Society
1140 Ware Drive
Auburn, AL 36832

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