Employment Central - Shelter Coordinator

Shelter Coordinator

Humane Society Dawson

The Shelter Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Humane Society Dawson (HSD) including, but not limited to, animal care, staff supervision, overseeing volunteers and other shelter activities. 

  • Term position, starts ASAP until April 2023
  • Part-time: 5 hours/day, 5 days/week
  • Wage $20/hour

  • Maintain a positive, clean, safe and healthy environment for employees, volunteers, visitors and animals
  • Proper care and maintenance of animals; this includes feeding, exercising, organizing vet appointments and transportation, administering medicine and cleaning kennels
  • Hire, train and supervise weekend staff and volunteers; this includes setting work schedules/keeping time records, managing the Facebook volunteer page and calendar, and assigning tasks and duties
  • Coordinate and implement fundraising events
  • Apply for grants and programs 
  • Promote humane education and animal care to the community
  • Maintain records of animal intakes, statistics, and other administrative duties
  • Writing and promoting animal bios for potential adoption, calling references of applicants, making informed decisions re; adoption, and following up on adopted animals
  • Follow Humane Society Dawson policies
  • Attend monthly Board meetings
  • Maintain general upkeep of shelter and yard
  • Other administrative tasks: interacting with visitors to the shelter; answering the phone and emails; managing the HSD website; managing social media 

  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Ability to work with the public
  • Being an advocate for responsible animal ownership
  • Knowledge of public relations and staff management skills
  • Knowledge of website and Facebook page upkeep
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Be reliable and accountable
  • Able to work with a team and with a volunteer Board of Directors
  • Have good interpersonal skills
  • Must have own transportation to and from work (5-minute car ride from town)
  • Experience handling cash
  • Ability to work with somewhat flexible hours
  • Able to lift up to 32 kg (70 lbs)
  • First Aid Certificate recommended but not required 

For more information, please contact Humane Society Dawson at 993-6900. 

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