Offsite Adoption Outreach Assistant
The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) has an immediate full-time opening for an Offsite Adoption Outreach Assistant. This position will report directly to the Offsite Adoption Manager; the position will also be working collaboratively with other operations staff. The Offsite Adoption Outreach Assistant will be assisting the Offsite Adoption Program with tasks including, but not limited to: transporting animals and supplies to MHS’ offsite adoption centers; covering shifts at the offsite adoption centers on one weekend day each week; cleaning animal cages and providing direct care to offsite animals (primarily cats); assisting at weekend offsite adoption events at least twice a month; communicating in a professional manner with the offsite adoption center host stores and prospective adopters; and accurately updating paperwork and database for every transferred animal.
The preferred candidates must have a high school diploma or GED; a college degree is preferred. They must have excellent customer service and communication skills. Excellent animal handling skills are required, therefore experience with companion animals in a shelter, placement group, veterinary clinic, or animal related business is preferred. They must also have the ability to take direction and work consistently with a positive attitude; meticulous recordkeeping skills and attention to detail; strong organizational skills including self-motivation and reliability; and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
They must have the ability to interact in a professional, positive, and articulate manner with a wide audience, including diverse clientele, the general public, collaborative partners, and MHS staff and volunteers as well as uphold the principles and beliefs of the organization at all times. Candidates must be able to work a flexible schedule (daytime, evenings, and weekends) and have a valid State of Michigan driver’s license as this position entails frequent travel.
For best consideration, submit a cover letter and resume. Resumes will be accepted for this position until it is filled. No phone calls, faxes, or third parties will be accepted.