Job Description

Every pet deserves a good life. We save the most vulnerable animals and enrich the lives of pets and people. Our mission is made possible with the hard work of our valued employees. We offer a friendly, professional work environment with a culture that promotes innovation, compassion, and excellence.

Job Title: Community Outreach Assistant

Department: Administration

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.


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

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Melissa Gagliano
Operations Manager

Closing Date: Monday, December 7, 2020

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