Reports to: Director of Operations and Development
Hours: Full Time, some weekends as needed
The Foster Coordinator at Nashville Humane is a combination people and pet person, because that’s what they do. They work to make perfect temporary matches for NHA’s amazing foster families and our little furry friends who may need a temporary place to stay outside the shelter. Our ideal special someone is organized, likes to solve problems (because a new challenge is always around the corner), appreciates and knows how to deliver top-notch customer service, has a great attitude, and wants to help us end animal homelessness one snuggly shelter pet at-a-time! Do you like checklists? Spreadsheets? Organizing things, lists, and people, while also getting to be a front-facing representative of an amazing charitable organization? That’s this job. And as an added perk, you get to help make a little positive change in this crazy world… all while holding a few snuggly puppies and kittens along the way.
Qualified and Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to: email@example.com with the SUBJ: Foster Coordinator. Please no calls or DMs.
Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree or educational equivalent. 2+ years of professional experience working with working with public, developing and maintaining excellent relationships to support goals/mission and/or animal welfare/management and care. Qualified candidate will be both a “people” person and a “pet” person, with keys on organization and attention to detail. Additional professional experience may be considered as a replacement for degree. Should possess strong collaboration, organization, oral & written communication, time management, customer service, and project management skills. Basic computer experience including MS Office suite. Able to work flexible hours including some nights, weekends, holidays.
The Foster Coordinator will report to the Director of Operations (DO) of the Nashville Humane Association. In this role the Foster Coordinator will serve as the leader of the NHA’s Foster Program who is responsible for managing the overall recruitment, training, and management of fosters serving Nashville Humane. Position is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the Foster Program efforts at NHA. This position requires a person with strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills, people skills, ideal candidate is task-oriented and self-motivated.
FOSTER CARE MANAGEMENT – (90% job tasks/time)
SHELTER SUPPORT – (10% job tasks/time)
Responsible for operating within departmental budget. Responsible for supporting shelter staff, when necessary, at the direction of the Director of Operations and Executive Director. Additionally, this position may be responsible for other duties as assigned though not specifically numerated above and for all duties specifically delegated by the Director of Operations and Executive Director. Possess high degree of discretion, integrity, professionalism and accountability, consistent, punctual and regular attendance, professional image and demeanor both in person and online. Able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed; able to travel as needed. Minimum physical requirements: Able to successfully travel and maneuver within the day-to-day workspace, Able to lift and transport up to 25 pounds, Valid Driver’s License. All positions require working with, and in direct contact to, shelter animals and various other wildlife.