Foster Volunteer Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time




201 Alabama Street
San Francisco
United States


For almost 150 years, the San Francisco SPCA has been at the forefront of animal welfare. We are seeking a Foster Volunteer Coordinator to join our talented and dedicated Volunteer Services team and help continue our mission.

Who We Are:

The San Francisco SPCA is an independent, community-supported, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving, protecting and providing immediate care for cats and dogs who are homeless, ill or in need of an advocate. The SF SPCA also works long-term to educate the community, reduce the number of unwanted kittens and puppies through spaying and neutering, and improve the quality of life for animals and their human companions. The organization does not receive government funding and is not affiliated with any national organization.

Volunteers are the backbone of the Foster Program and expand the life-saving capacity of the SF SPCA. With the support of the Foster Volunteer Coordinator, foster volunteers are able to provide safe and enriching homes for the most vulnerable members of the SF SPCA shelter population. The Foster Program works primarily with underage kittens, puppies, and animals with chronic disease that can include both medical and behavioral challenges. 

Who You Are:

The Foster Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, training, supporting, and managing of SF SPCA foster volunteers. The Foster Volunteer Coordinator is also responsible for managing the medical needs of foster animals. The position reports to the Director of Volunteer Services, is a member of the Volunteer Services team, and works closely with Shelter Medicine and other departments to ensure that volunteering at the SF SPCA is a rich and rewarding experience.

A successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, qualifying work experience may be considered as an alternative
  • Minimum one year program development experience
  • Outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, train and motivate people
  • Comfortable working in a veterinary environment
  • Skilled at creating and delivering innovative and engaging training 
  • Ability to communicate skillfully and effectively with diverse communities of staff, volunteers, and donors
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment, embrace and foster change, problem solve and multi-task
  • Ability to calmly and efficiently handle situations ranging from routine to emergency

SF SPCA offers a competitive salary that depends on the depth and breadth of your experience as well as a generous benefits including: vacation and holiday pay, paid sick time, medical, dental & vision insurance, tax-deferred retirement plan with matching, pre-tax commute expense deductions, discounted veterinary care, employee discount on retail, pet supplies, and dog training classes.

The SF/SPCA requires pre-employment drug screening and background checks. 

Level of Language Proficiency

A successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, qualifying work experience may be considered as an alternative
  • Minimum one year program development experience

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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