Making Dallas a No-Kill city is a big job and as a volunteer-based organization, we need a lot of great volunteers to do it. As a Rescue Coordinator, you'll represent our organization at our partner shelters, fostering a positive relationship with them.
Reports to: the Rescue Director, the VP of Animal Operations, and the Executive Director
Works with: Rescue team members, foster parents, and other volunteers over the phone or otherwise virtually.
Responsibilities: Volunteering at Dallas Animal Services at least once a month, responsibilities may include: Visiting shelter animals and documenting with photos and video, reporting back ASAP Meeting foster pickups and making sure pickup goes smoothly and all paperwork is correct and sent in to DPA medical team Conducting dog tests to check for dog friendliness and reporting back within 24 hours Assisting with any other duties needed to help drive Dallas Pets Alive!’s mission and support our valuesQualifications/Skills: HS diploma/equivalent and some related animal/rescue group experience Ability to visit shelter at least once a month Must complete DPA handler training within first 3 months of joining team Must not have conflicting associations with similar non-profit organizations or business(es) related to animal welfare
Dallas Pets Alive! Musts: Excellent oral and written communication skills to maintain professional level correspondence at all times A motivational, can-do attitude to represent Dallas Pets Alive! in a positive manner to our supporters and the general public A problem-solving mindset to handle and diffuse challenging situations in a professional manner A love for animals and dedication to the cause of animal welfare