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Adoptions & Volunteer Manager for Wonder Dog Rescue

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Wonder Dog Rescue
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Penngrove, CA
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Published 22 days ago

Wonder Dog’s current lifesaving mission is a synthesis of 30 years of rescue work. Our founder began in dog rescue in 1990 and started a Boston Terrier rescue in San Francisco. As the organization grew, so also did our ability to help other dogs in need. Today, we rescue all types of small dogs, from 6 weeks to 16 years!  All of our dogs live in foster homes while awaiting adoption. There they are given the love and support they need to transition into their forever homes. In addition to our work in San Francisco, we now have a sanctuary in Pennrove, CA.

We also rescue dogs who are at the greatest risk of euthanasia in the shelters due to medical issues, both physical and emotional. While some of these dogs continue on to being adopted, many remain with us as foster/hospice, or fospice dogs… beloved dogs who need care and compassion at the end of their lives.


The Adoptions and Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day running of the dog rescue. S/he will be the main point of contact for volunteers, potential adopters and fosters. They must have good office skills, be able to maintain the database and reports, and provide support to the Executive Director and Board.  


The successful individual in this role provides a high level of customer service, enjoys working with animals and people, and will enthusiastically promote Wonder Dog Rescue’s mission.


In this role, you will have the opportunity to:


Manage Dog Intake

  • Liaise with ED on dog selection, shelter and transport coordination, medical intake and setting up in a foster home while observing all protocols for intake and puppies.
  • Schedule medical appointments for procedures, liaise with vet clinics, transport dogs to the vet as needed. 
  • Photograph new dogs and create bios for our database and web page. 


Recruit, Educate, and Support Volunteers

  • Coordinate Foster Families
  • Conduct outreach to potential fosters
  • Regularly communicate with the ED regarding supplies, advice and emergencies, including participating in video conference calls to exchange info and answer questions.
  • Meet foster families at adoption events or zoom “meet & greet” when occurring. Ensure that adoption event details are published on website and social media.
  • Cultivate volunteers to help at mobile adoptions and wherever possible. 
  • Work with ED on Volunteer/Foster Appreciation events.


Manage Adoptions

  • Work with ED to learn how to screen applications for adoption. 
  • Share apps with foster family, to identify the best match. 
  • Set up the meeting, invite to mobile event, etc. 
  • Follow up with new adopters to ensure a smooth transition.


The essential requirements of the job include: 

  • Passionate about dogs and the people who take care of them
  • At least 3 years of dog rescue experience 
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior organization skills


It would be a plus if you also possess experience in:

  • Live in Sonoma or have the ability to commute
  • Dispensing medications and giving fluids 


For consideration, please email your resume and cover letter to linda@wonderdogrescue.org


Wonder Dog’s current lifesaving mission is a synthesis of 30 years of rescue work. Our founder began in dog rescue in 1990 and started a Boston Terrier rescue in San Francisco. As the organization grew, so also did our ability to help other dogs…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    July 15, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 14, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$20 - $25Salary commensurate with experience

Benefits

No benefits offered

No benefits offered

Location

On-site
Penngrove, CA, USA

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