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
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
· 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.
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
· 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
- Outdoor work
Work Location: In person
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