ISO of Keep’Em Home Outreach Program Manager
The Keep’Em Home Project is a progressive, community based public outreach effort created to keep dogs out of animal shelters and with their original owners - specifically, those dogs identified as 'pit bulls' and their mixes. The program provides a range of services and specialized support to several hundred under resourced clients each year including: No or low cost spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, microchips, behavior/training counseling, reunification support for lost dogs, affordable housing support for families at risk of losing their homes and/or their dogs and pet care supplies such as pet food, leashes, and collars.
We're looking for a detail maniac and big picture thinker with great people skills who can manage this important dog owner support focus. Must be creative, resourceful and comfortable navigating a wide range of challenges to maintain the project’s success, make necessary improvements and increase our scope and reach.
Position candidate must be ready to identify under-served communities in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, scout locations for spay/neuter van visits and create opportunities for outreach work
Job will require scheduling s/n van visits in select locations and coordinating with local veterinarians, volunteer RVT, and BR volunteer help for each event.
Maintain inventory of spay/neuter event essentials, both at BR’s Oakland based Rescue Barn and in the van. Solicits supply donations and makes purchases as needed.
Maintain spay/neuter requests that come into BR website, communicate with clients, prioritize their requests, offer support and resources as appropriate.
Attends each spay/neuter event, and oversees clients flow with the assistance of BR staff and volunteers:
Coordinates with volunteers to distribute flyers prior to event
Coordinates transport of spay/neuter supplies and van to and from event
Works with team during event to oversee client support and general flow of services. Ensures that proper paperwork including s/n vouchers, client waivers, and various forms are printed, distributed, signed, and filed during each event.
Oversees client follow up as needed.
Broad Range Priorities
Coordinates with BR staff, volunteers and community partners to improve and increase BR's outreach mission.
Maintains microchip database and works with animal shelters and other parties to reunite lost dogs chipped at our events with their owners.
Provides counseling and support to families who are at risk of losing their dogs due to housing challenges.
Participates in training interns and attendees of 'Pit Ed Camp' in outreach focus.
Seeks out funding via grant writing opportunities
Good people skills, decent dog skills, some experience with spay/neuter programs and/or a social work background. Management experience required. Spanish language skills preferred.
Strong preference for candidate with a working familiarity with harm reduction model.
Must have a working understanding of BR’s mission, history and message.
Able to lift 50lbs, work weekends as needed.
SF East Bay residents preferred. Must have own transportation, be reliable, prompt, professional and organized.
Contractor position with flexible schedule. To start, 10-15 hours a week building to 25 hours a week as position develops and scope of project increases. Hourly reimbursement ($20-$30) dependent on experience.
Will be required to volunteer at one public event as part of the interview process.
Email: BADRAP. Please understand that we will not be able to respond to resumes that do not include job experience relevant to this position. Thank you!