Description: Foster Placement Coordinators serve the incredibly important role of placing incoming animals into foster homes. You will help ensure each animal has a loving, temporary home prior to its arrival. This is a critical position that will require consistent effort and excellent communication. In return, you will experience the incredibly rewarding experience of personally helping to save the lives of over a thousand animals in need.
Reports To: Foster and Adoption Manager.
Location of Work: Remote.
Schedule: Days and hours vary based on the schedule of incoming transports and the availability of your peers.
Time Commitment: Approximately 5-10 hours per/wk. We request a minimum of 3 months in this role.
Core Responsibilities Include:
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of each available foster parent, their preferences, experience, expertise, and limitations.
- Match incoming animals with the most appropriate available foster.
- Reach out to each foster individually.
- Gain commitment from fosters that they will pick up their animal at transport.
- Work with the Intake and Medical Manager to acquire the medical history of incoming animals.
- Update and maintain the foster database with appropriate placement information.
- If necessary, assist in relocating animals if a foster placement does not work out.
- Work closely with the Adoption and Foster Manager.
- Respond to all emails, Facebook posts and Slack messages relating to foster placement.
- Post an intake album on our private FB group page
- Work with the returns coordinator for any pet that is being returned to the rescue.
- Evaluate the foster placement process and make suggestions for improvements.
Qualifications: Are you?
- Positive and professional?
- An animal lover?
- An equally good people-person?
- Committed to saving the lives of animals in need?
- An excellent communicator?
- Cool under pressure, able to calmly navigate high-pressure situations?
- Talented at providing feedback and managing conflict?
- Extremely organized?
- Able to use available information to make successful decisions?
- Willing to gain a deep understanding of the fostering process?
- We prefer that you foster with our rescue
- Maintain open and frequent communications.
- Familiar with Google Sheets, Slack, and/or other administrative and data entry systems?
- Have access to a phone, computer, and internet access?
If this sounds like you, please help Louie’s Legacy achieve our Vision to help rescue more animals, more efficiently, by working in a positive, professional and collaborative way with our community.
Important note - All Louie’s Legacy volunteers with access to internal communications, financial information, or personally identifying information must also:
- be over 18 years old.
- Commit to demonstrating the values outlined in our Organizational Cultural Agreement.
- Sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement in order to maintain a safe and responsible relationship with our volunteers, donors, fosters, and adopters.