Community Outreach Specialist (Animal Services) 11 views2 applications
- Salary Offer $17.10-19.33 hourly
- Salary Offer Commensurate with Experience
- Experience Level Entry Level
- Total Years Experience 1-2
- Education GED
- Conducts ongoing community outreach with particular emphasis on spay/neuter and general pet wellness;
- Builds relationships and collaborates with representatives from other City departments, local animal organizations, community groups, community leaders, etc;
- Assists in planning, organizing, promoting and implementing agency’s participation in community events;
- Engages pet owners on and offers spay/neuter services for their pets and helps to identify and address medical, health, behavior and wellness concerns;
- Coordinates spay/neuter and veterinarian appointments;
- Operates a vehicle to transport animals, pick up supplies and conduct community outreach;
- Prepares transport vehicles before and cleans/sanitizes vehicles after appointments;
- Completes and submits all data collection forms and implements program measurements;
- Writes routine reports and completes written and electronic forms, using database management software and personal computer;
- Conducts follow-up and continued engagement with clients according to the program guidelines;
- Assists the public with animal related concerns;
- Shares information with pet owners, provides direct support, and access to pet resources;
- Conducts door-to-door visits in focus areas to provide pro-active outreach and pet owner support services;
- Attends trainings deemed necessary by management;
- Assists in the development of new outreach volunteers;
- Assist when possible with fundraising, community presentations and other educational opportunities;
- Displays a proper attitude conducive to good relationships and with other personnel and clients and which fosters trust;
- Observes all safety rules and regulations;
- Maintains interior and exterior of facility for safety of employees and public as requested by supervisory personnel.
- High School Diploma or Equivalent, PLUS:Minimum Qualifications
One (1) year of work experience (full-time or part-time equivalent) which involved community outreach, community education, social services, social justice or other advocacy work. Such experience may include work for health facilities, government agencies, community centers, or non-profit organizations. Animal care experience is preferred but not required.
Valid Class D New York State Operator’s License at time of appointment. Licensure must be maintained throughout employment in this title.
Candidates must have a satisfactory police record, background check and medical screening.