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Humane Education Coordinator

January 08, 2024 7:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

Job Title: Humane Education Coordinator

FLSA Status: Full time, non-exempt

Pay Range: $20-22 per hour

Date Effective: 01/01/2024

Reports to: Deputy Director

Position Summary

We are seeking a passionate and dedicated individual to join our team as a Humane Education Coordinator. This position plays a crucial role in overseeing programs and outreach initiatives aimed at educating both children and adults on the principles of responsible pet care and ownership. The ideal candidate will have a deep commitment to animal welfare, exceptional organizational and communication skills, and a strong background in developing and implementing educational programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Humane Education:

· Design, develop, and implement comprehensive humane education programs for Longmont Humane Society (LHS).

· Create engaging and age-appropriate curriculum materials that address various aspects of proper pet care, animal behavior, and the importance of empathy towards animals.

· Coordinate onsite tours with local community, business, education, and volunteer groups.

· Oversee a successful summer camp program for children ages 7-9 and 10-12, with an eye towards expanding the program into fall, winter, and spring breaks.

· Implement a suite of community centric programs hosted by LHS, examples include a “Reading to Pets” program, birthday parties at the Humane Society, adult classes on animal care, online training/engagement programs, and/or an animal ambassador program.

· Represent LHS in a positive, professional manner, demonstrating interest in and compassion for teaching people about companion animals and responsible pet ownership

· Implement systems for collecting data on program effectiveness and participant feedback.

· Analyze and evaluate the impact of educational initiatives, making recommendations for improvements and adjustments as needed.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience:

· Experience in education or similar field; animal welfare experience desirable

· Experience in program development and coordination, particularly in the field of humane education or animal welfare.

· Experience working with children and/or teens

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage diverse audiences.

· Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.

· Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel

· Excellent organizational and time-management skills

· Demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet deadlines

· Demonstrated ability to professionally maintain composure and effectiveness under pressure and changing conditions

· Demonstrated ability to comfortably handle animals

· Hold a valid Colorado Driver’s License and have an insurable driving record

· Ability to speak Spanish a plus

Working Conditions:

· Office and animal shelter environment

· Potential exposure to high noise levels and zoonotic diseases

· Exposure to all weather conditions when working at outdoor events

· Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds

· Frequent use of computer and telephone

· May be required to work after hours and/or on weekends

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter. Examples of previous work or program materials related to humane education may be requested as part of the interview process. The position offers a flexible start date, available anytime after January 1, 2024.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.00 - $22.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • Monday to Friday

Work setting:

  • In-person
  • Office
  • Outdoor work

Work Location: In person

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