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Job Title: Community Outreach Assistant
Position Status: Part-Time to Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Reports To: Community Programs Manager
The Community Outreach Assistant will assist in community outreach programming. This position must support all of BRHS board policies.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Including but not limited to:
Manage the Pet Food Assistance program
Run the weekly Volunteer Food Bagging shifts
Deliver food to partner food pantries
Participate in scheduled food giveaways on site and at partnering organizations
Assist with the Meals on Wheels Pet Pal Program on an as needed basis
Assist with the Vaccination Clinic
Coordinate & develop adult public education events and community outreach presentations with schools, churches, civic groups, neighborhoods, and various community organizations, as well as adoption events and special fundraising events as needed
Assist the emergency vet assistance program
Assist grassroots initiative that promote pet retention and spay/neuter
On an as needed basis work in conjunction with the SNIP Coordinator with administering the Spay-Neuter Incentive Program which includes: registering animals for SNIP, handle payments, schedule surgeries, review post-operative instructions with pet owners and help to coordinate the transports to and from the spay/neuter clinic in Asheville
Work in collaboration with the Henderson County Animal Services and Henderson County Sheriff’s Department
Maintain effective relationship with volunteers and BRHS staff
Advocate the importance of responsible pet ownership through home visits and grassroots neighborhood visits
Monitor outreach data in reporting programs for accuracy and efficacy
Treat all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance and promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals
Other duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Diploma from an accredited High School
A valid driver’s license with a driving record acceptable by BRHS’s insurance carrier
Experience in animal handling and knowledge of basic animal husbandry
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word and Excel
Detail oriented and accurate recordkeeping and accuracy in processing confidential information
Conversational Spanish Preferred
Ability to work cooperatively with staff and general public
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to drive a 15 passenger van
Ability to lift 55 lbs.
Able to meet deadlines
Ability to be flexible in a fast paced environment.
Ability to perform all duties that ensures positive image of the Blue Ridge Humane Society
Must love animals AND people!
This is a part time job
Job Contact Details
Closing Date: Monday, December 7, 2020