S.A.V.E – Dallas Coordinators are essential members of the SNN team who coordinate the spay/neuter services component, volunteer program, and assist with other aspects of the Dallas spay neuter program. Coordinators provide great customer service to SNN clients, and operational and logistical support to various components of the SNN program.
The position is as follows:
STATUS: FT 40 HOURS/WEEK
DIRECT REPORTS TO: Director of Community Outreach
Spay Neuter Network has an exciting opportunity for a bilingual (Spanish/English) animal welfare advocate. We are looking for community outreach liaisons for specific areas of South and Southeast Dallas. This individual must have a passion for making a difference for pets and pet parents, but also communities. You must have fantastic community and public relations skills with an ability to speak to leadership and grassroots community members and well as pet owners. You must also love problem solving, but a desire to show outcomes through data.
You will be responsible for oversight and facilitation of our strategic community wide spay/neuter program, develop and institute an educational program for the community, train and organize volunteers for outreach programs. Identify target locations for mobile spay/neuter clinic and/or transports, arrange dates and parking locations, develop marketing plan for serving the area, build relationships with local businesses and customers and ensure success of the spay neuter program in your territory. Identify and build relationships with government officials, local business owners and traditional media to develop partnerships. You will also work with shelters, rescue groups and other animal welfare organizations as it pertains to you area. You will work closely with the project manager to ensure goals are on target.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND GOALS:
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Work closely with Spay Neuter Network S.A.V.E. Dallas Spay Squad team members to ensure overall success of project.
- Working with the Director of Community Outreach, coordinate between SNN, City leaders, rescue groups, traditional media and other interested parties.
- Work directly with City and County personnel to organize the efforts in your territory.
- Gather useful statistics from the Cities and Counties and other Spay/neuter groups to establish good base line numbers and to track improvements in your territory.
- Develop a strong group of volunteers, using the current volunteer training program; organize regular ‘jobs’ for them to do in the field.
- Find locations, organize and promote MASH units to be help at centralized locations.
- Network and establish relationships with community groups, local veterinarian providers, animal welfare groups and city organizations in order to support SNN efforts in the area.
- Coordinate and promote vaccination clinics.
- Coordinate with SNN to schedule spay/neuter appointments for clients via community organizers. Follow designated process for being in communication with community organizers and managers and arranging logistics.
- Conduct all follow up with clients signed up for spay/neuter before and after appointments and make community organizer and manager aware of clients who need additional engagement.
- Help plan, advertise for and implement community events.
- Collection of all data and reporting for you territory to project manager.
- Attend and/or speak at local schools, churches, local events, and HOA meetings
- Any special assignments or training requested.
- Work with feral cat trappers in your territory to piggy back on their work to provide services for owned pets.
- Meet a goal of 5000 surgeries a year in your given territory.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Treats all animals humanely, with compassion and concern, both on and off the job and transmits these values to others.
- Provides accurate information and friendly professional service to the public and to co-workers in a responsive, positive, courteous, truthful and tactful manner.
- Collaborates with the other managers and other special interest groups on special programs regarding spay and neutering.
- Assists in tours, lectures, public education programs, special events and fundraising activities as needed.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- One to three years in administrative, customer service-oriented work.
- Experience with event planning or fundraising a plus.
- Knowledge of companion animal welfare issues and sterilization.
- Must have excellent computer and record keeping software skills.
- Must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, regarding SNN.
- Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with SAVE staff and other SNN departments.
- Must have valid drivers license
- Any allergic condition that would be aggravated from exposure or through contact with animals or chemicals used to sanitize facilities, vehicles or equipment, may be a disqualification.
- Must be able to move/lift 50 lbs, bend frequently, and stand throughout the workday.
- Standard office, animal care, public, and surgical environment with exposure to hazardous chemicals, anesthetics and sharp objects.
- Must be able to work in hot, cold and raining weather. Many days will be spent working the street in neighborhoods that may not be as safe as you would like.
- Must be able to deal with an often times emotion-charged public and carry a fast paced and changing work load which at times can be stressful.
- Must be available and willing to work such weekends, holidays, overtime, and attend mandatory training and meetings as the employer determines are necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
- Must be a good driver and has reliable transportation to your territory.
How to Apply:
Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the position title in the subject line.