Volunteer Coordinator

Humane Society of Macomb in Utica, MI

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  • Type: Full Time
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The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for managing community outreach efforts and the overall recruitement, training and management of the Humane Society of Macomb's volunteers. Responsible for leading fundraising, community, donor and special events. To collaberate on the creation and implementation of organiztional operations, policies and procedures.Our mission:To help those who cannot speak for themselves.To provide humanecare for unwanted, abused, and injured animals.To provent cruelty to animals.To place adoptable pets into good, permanent homes with responsible owners.To make every effort to return stray animals turned into the shelter to their original owners.To promote spay and neutering, to prevent overpopulation through education.Qualifications:Knowledge of basic animal behavior.Previous experience in an animal shelter or related field.Must be 18 years or olderHave a highschool diploma or equivalent or higherMust be able to stand for long periods and lift 50+ pounds.Must be willing to travel locally.Self-starter, initiating activities within the framework provided/developed with minimal supervision.Proven experience working with the public, developing and maintaining excellent relationships to support goals/mission.Ability and desire to work in a fast paced, changing environment.Excellent oral, written, and organizational skills with attention to detail.Ability to lead large teams.Must be comfortable speaking to large groups of people.Able to navigate shelter software.Duties:COMMUNITY MANAGEMENTFollow shelter procedures.Develop, coordinate and manage community outreach efforts.Maintain positive communication with members and donors, public officials, related organiztions, and the general public to promote goals, programs and activites.Assists with special event planning.Regularly attend events.Coordinate pet promotions.Assist with the developement of newsletters, media releases and other promotional tasks.Creating and managing volunteer opportunities and programs.VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENTResponsible for providing shelter staff with appropriate placement of volunteers including but not limited to animal care, fundraising, educational endeavors, foster care, transportation, building and grounds needs, and community events.Responsible for recruiting, training, and scheduling volunteers.Maintain close relationship with animal care team to assist with volunteer needs for animal care and assist when volunteer concerns arise.Work with the dog and cat trainers to coordinate ongoing animal handling training for volunteers.Develop and maintain volunteer and community service volunteer procedures.Maintain volunteer and community service volunteer handbooks.Update and maintain volunteer and community service volunteer training handouts and materials.Coordinate and lead volunteer meetings (at minimum quarterly).Responsible for maintaining an accurate list of locations for donation banks and overseeing volunteers to pick up the funds collected from donation banks.Review and keep records of volunteer applications and liability waivers.Attend monthly coordinator meetings.Assist Executive Director as needed.All other duties as assigned.

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