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Animal Care Volunteer Coordinator (public Health Associate I)

Company: Port of Long Beach
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

DESCRIPTION The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine is a nationally recognized and award-winning organization with 1,100 full-time/part-time staff and a budget of $57 million. The Department oversees facilities and programs that reflect the needs and interests of a culturally diverse community, including: 170 parks with more than 3,200 acres devoted to open space and recreation, 27 community centers, 3 public pools, 6 miles of beaches, and 3 marinas. In 2019, the City of Long Beach implemented the Compassion Saves model of shelter operations which ensures that all healthy and treatable animals are saved. The mission of the Long Beach Animal Care Services Bureau is to ensure "Compassion Saves" by supporting the people and animals of our community through outreach, education, guidance, and support services. We protect shelter animals by creating an environment of care through enrichment and innovative programs, and by providing public safety and the humane treatment of animals to nearly 600,000 residents in five cities. With a staff of over 50 employees, and an annual operating budget of over $4.8 million, the Bureau will care for more than 4,000 live animals in 2022. The Animal Care Services Bureau is seeking qualified candidates interested in applying for a full-time Animal Care Volunteer Coordinator (Public Health Associate I) position. There is currently one (1) full-time opening. Scheduled shifts may vary by week, but this position will work 40 hours per week, including weekends and holidays. Day shifts are typically assigned, but occasional evenings are required. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES * Actively recruit volunteers through the use of the website, print media, community calendars, public speaking, attendance at community meetings and events, etc.; * Research, devise, and implement effective volunteer recruitment and retention strategies; * Train, mentor, and serve as initial primary contact for all volunteers; * Prepare for, schedule, and provide regular volunteer orientations; * Keep all volunteer materials and programs up to date, and provide all volunteers with appropriate orientation materials; * Assist with enrichment program in cooperation with Behavior Coordinator; * Work closely with Community Information Specialist on staffing Long Beach Animal Care Services on and off-site events with volunteers; * Uphold the shelter's values and mission statement during interactions with the public and other staff; * Manage volunteer database using volunteer management software; * Send out a monthly newsletter to all volunteers with updates, events, and other pertinent information; * Perform other related duties as required. REQUIREMENTS TO FILE This position is open to all candidates meeting the following minimum qualifications: * High school diploma or equivalent; * Must be at least 18 years of age; * Must possess a valid driver's license; * 2 years' experience working in an animal shelter or other official animal welfare organization, including experience coordinating a volunteer program; * Must be able to safelyandhumanely handle and restrain cats and large dogs up to 50 pounds; * Must be willing to work weekends and holidays; * Relevantcertificationsin animal training and/orbehavior isdesirable; * Bilingual speaking ability is desirable; * Experience interacting with people from a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds is desirable. The successful candidate will possess the following: * A positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills when dealing with the public, especially in difficult and sensitive situations; * Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; * Ability to interact with employees at all levels of the organization. PLEASE NOTE:The City of Long Beach requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious accommodation is approved by the City of Long Beach's Human Resources Department.* SELECTION PROCEDURE All candidates must submit a complete application no later than 11:59 p.m., Thursday, November 18, 2021. The most qualified applicants will be invited to continue in the selection process. The City of Long Beach intends to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If a special accommodation is desired or if you would like to request this information in an alternative format, please call (562) 570-3181. In support of the City's Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer and/or Tagalog) are desirable for positions interacting with the public. The City of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization. For technical issues with your application, please call (877) 204-4442.

Keywords: Port of Long Beach, Long Beach , Animal Care Volunteer Coordinator (public Health Associate I), Healthcare , Long Beach, California

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