Role: Volunteer Dog Handler Coordinator
Show Location: Golf/Meacham PetSmart (1440 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg)
Brief Description: The main purpose of this role is to schedule dog handlers for weekly Saturday adoption shows. Adoption shows are every Saturday from 11am to 3pm.
Role ResponsibilitiesCommunicate with current volunteers each week regarding availability for the upcoming Saturday adoption showAssign volunteers to handle dogs whose foster parent is unable to attend the adoption showRegularly attend Saturday adoption show for at least the first half of the show to get handlers settled with their dogs and to make assignment changes as neededRespond to prospective volunteer email inquiriesTrain new handlers during adoption show hoursSupervise and evaluate high school student volunteers as neededMaintain a current list of dog handlersOther duties or tasks as needed
*Access to volunteer list, communication templates, and training materials will be provided.
QualificationsBe able to communicate effectively with people in writing and in personHave good organizational and team coordination abilitiesBe comfortable with, as well as have frequent and reliable access to: a computer, internet, and emailAbility to be flexible with unexpected and last minute changes to handler assignments and requestsAbility to conduct oneself in a calm and professional, especially in difficult situations
Time Commitment (may vary week-to-week)30-60 minutes communicating via email with current and prospective volunteers1-2 hours attending Saturday adoption shows
**This is not a temporary, one-time position. The individual in this role will dedicate his/her time in an on-going, consistent and dependable way.