It’s been a while since I foud a job to apply for that really got me stoked…most of the time, I’ll find something and go “ehhh, yeah I guess I can do that,” but then never get motivated enough to apply. This sounds like so much fun, though
And I’m qualified enough to (in a good and just world) get an interview…and if I can get an interview, I’ll (again, in a good and just world) be competitive.
The only thing I’m lacking, really, is actual shelter experience. But I think I can get around that by playing up my training, organization, and public speaking experience.
The City of (City) is seeking applications for a Volunteer Coordinator with a passion for improving the lives of animals, a high level of energy, and a desire to be involved in the community. The City is preparing to open a new 27,260 square foot, state-of-the art animal shelter in late September/early October 2012. It is anticipated that approximately 5,000 dogs and cats per year will be housed at the facility. The City’s goal is to work towards maintaining a “no kill” shelter. The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for coordinating volunteer programs within the Health Department/Animal Control Division. Recruits, trains, assigns and schedules volunteers for the animal shelter. Evaluates performance of volunteers; works with staff to assure performance of assignments; maintains accurate records for administrative and recognition purposes. Designs and develops training programs; develops training material, etc. Works with volunteers to initiate new programs. Represents the City at various functions; makes speeches within the community and before citizen groups. Generates correspondence and solicits donations and performs related duties.
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; and, two to four years progressively responsible related experience; or, an appropriate combination of education, training and experience. Knowledge of principles and practices of training and public relations; animal shelter and adoption procedures; administration of volunteer staff activities and performance. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; speak effectively before public groups and respond to questions. Skilled in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up assignments of volunteers. Physical Demands: Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel. Lift and/or move up to 10 lbs. Hand dexterity to operate a personal computer. Typical Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Typical animal shelter environment.