The Houston Humane Society is seeking an experienced and highly driven Education and Community Outreach Coordinator to develop educational programs to encourage humane behavior and responsible pet care within the community. This position will work under the supervision of the Marketing Manager and will be expected to grow the education program by organizing presentations, classes, camps, tours, and events for adult and youth groups and individuals, partners, community organizations, and donors. The Education and Community Outreach Coordinator will also be responsible for representing the Houston Humane Society at community events, and within educational material that promotes humane education. He/She will work closely with the Marketing Manager to assess needs and target populations in order to take the most effective actions within the organizations scope, mission, and budget.
Requirements include high school diploma or equivalent with 2 years of college and teaching experience preferred, knowledge of and passion for animal welfare issues, and comfort with public speaking and broadcast opportunities. Strong interpersonal skills will be crucial for organizing and supervising a variety of volunteers and program attendees as well as maintaining professionalism in fast-paced, interview style, or difficult situations. Applicants should be willing and able to interact comfortably with animals both in and out of educational settings, and should have a demonstrated ability in handling multiple priorities, project management and meeting deadlines as well as strong planning and organizational skills.
The Houston Humane Society is looking for an Advancement Manager to take responsibility for development, managing, and administering the organizations’ fund development. Under the leadership of the Development Director and Executive Director, the Advancement Manager will implement short and long term fundraising plans by managing major donor, corporate and business, foundation, endowment, special event, and direct mail efforts. The Advancement Manager should capitalize on networking opportunities in order to maintain and grow existing relationships with donors, sponsors, and partners, while also working to expand our community engagement, find untapped resources, and recruit new champions for the organization. This person is expected to have effective written and verbal communication skills as to also be effective at developing and delivering presentations, letters, and engagement campaigns. This position will require participation in all steps of the grant process including research, proposal generation, calendar management, revenue and expenditure tracking, and status reports.
Requirements include at least three years’ experience in fundraising and nonprofit organizations including major gifts fundraising. In addition to always maintaining a positive and professional demeanor as a public representative of the organization, applications must be prepared to adhere to the highest ethical standards while interacting with highly sensitive organizational finances and donors. Must have demonstrated writing and editing skills, be an experienced public speaker, and have excellent attention to detail. Experience working with Donor Perfect and Microsoft Office is desired, as is being self-motivated, deadline motivated, and adherent to progressive values and social change.
Responsibilities of the Adoption Supervisor include, but not limited to; overseeing the daily operations of the Adoption Department, work with the Shelter Manager to hire, train and schedule Adoption Counselors, ensure that visitors are provided excellent customer service, work to resolve disputes or complaints involving the public, employees or volunteers, oversee the adoption process and ensure that all paperwork is completed, entered into the shelter software and filed accordingly, work with the Mobile Adoption Coordinator to recommend animals for offsite adoption events, work with other departments to recommend animals for transport to partners, ensure that financial transactions balance at the end of the day, and to lead by professional and positive example.
Candidate must have a minimum 2 yrs experience in a supervisory position, managing both small and large groups of staff, and preferred, a minimum 2 yrs of experience working in the animal care field. Candidate must have a minimum of 1 yr of experience with basic animal handling and behavior and be able to lift up to 50lbs. Must be available to work at least one weekend day and during special events when scheduled. Pay rate is $14 - $16 an hour based on experience.
Mobile Adoptions Coordinator
It is the responsibility of the Mobile Adoptions Coordinator to; coordinate, organize, prepare and operate Houston Humane Society’s Mobile Adoption Program; to adopt animals and bring public awareness about the Houston Humane Society, its programs and services.
Daily duties include, but are not limited to, screening potential pet adopters, reviewing applications, filing paperwork, educating adopters about their pet’s needs, and driving to events. A valid driver’s license, animal experience, organizational and computer skills and strong customer service is required. Bilingual is a plus. Candidate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and work weekends.
Full Time Bilingual Adoption Counselor
Full Time Bilingual Adoption Counselor needed to help our animals find their perfect home. Daily duties include, but are not limited to, screening potential pet adopters, reviewing applications, filing paperwork, introducing pets to potential adopters, and educating adopters about their pet’s needs. Animal experience, organizational and computer skills and strong customer service is required. Candidate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and work weekday and weekends. Pay rate $10.00 /hour
The Houston Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.