Employment

We’re Always Looking for Good People to Join Our Team


Caring for our precious pups and mamas takes a ton of time, effort and people! We’re always keeping a lookout for really great people who can join our team, love what they do and feel the satisfaction that comes with saving the lives of these adorable and deserving animals.

Take a look at our current job openings below!

Volunteer Coordinator

Full Time
Position Summary:

$36,000 Annual Salary

Manage, schedule, and communicate with volunteers in a kind, respectful, and charismatic manner while utilizing leadership skills to ensure all are well trained, confident, and excelling in their positions. Recruit new volunteers to help grow our program, develop a schedule for thanking volunteers and expressing our gratitude, and maintain volunteer profiles. Keep an open mind, always thinking of ways to grow and improve our volunteer program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Run and maintain all volunteer orientations, online and in person.
  • Treat volunteers with kindness, respect and gratitude, making them feel like family.
  • Maintain constant and clear communication with volunteers.
  • Communicate with potential volunteers via email and phone. Answer any and all questions our volunteers may have.
  • Recruit, train, and schedule volunteers.
  • Maintain and manage volunteer management system(s).
  • Maintain close relationship with animal care team to assist with volunteer needs for animal care and resolve issues when volunteer concerns arise.
  • Coordinate ongoing continued education classes for volunteers.
  • Develop and maintain volunteer procedures and handbook.
  • Track volunteer milestones and successes, and reward and/or publicly acknowledge said volunteers.
  • Develop system in which to send rewards & write thank you notes to volunteers for being active for x amount of months, years, or hours to show our sincere appreciation!
  • Prepare weekly informational emails to volunteers at end of week to explain anything significant happenings, any adoptions, and any new pups
  • Prepare biannual volunteer appreciation events, while finding other small ways to show appreciation throughout the year.
  • Coordinate and lead volunteer meetings.
  • Prepare and review monthly volunteer report.
  • Maintain an accurate list of locations for donation banks and assign volunteers to pick up the funds collected from said donation banks.
  • Prepare and maintain volunteer information including but not limited to name, address, volunteer interests, and availability utilizing ATR approved software/website.
  • Participate in leadership meetings, ATR special events, and in service and community workshops as needed.
  • Attend at minimum, one animal care department meeting per month to stay informed about animal care topics, challenges, and needs in which volunteers may need to be aware of or in which volunteers may be able to assist.
  • Maintain volunteer positions as you see fit. If someone is not working in one position, you must be able to kindly redirect them to a different position or have the ability to let them go gently.
  • Assist Executive Director as needed.
  • Co-maintain volunteer and foster Facebook page
  • Complete other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Volunteer Coordinator experience preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, team-building, and interpersonal skills

Animal Care Specialist

Part Time or Full Time
Shifts:

Within the hours of 6am-9pm Monday-Sunday

Position Summary:

A clean home is a happy home! Keep our pups and people happy by tending to the mutternity suites, play areas, and public spaces, making sure to keep every space squeaky clean and sanitized! Keep an eye on our pups to ensure everyone is looking happy & healthy, enter notes and information into our online database, keep our various rooms properly stocked, feed and water the pups, mop the floors, and do laundry. This job is not for the faint of heart: you will see and clean a lot of poop- all different kinds- all day. You will also see a lot of happy wagging tails and receive tons of puppy kisses, which make it all worthwhile!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Clean and sanitize entire facility (both public and private spaces) and animal habitats according to outlined procedures in a timely manner, including emptying garbage, washing and sanitizing floors, bowls, blankets, and towels in all locations.
  • Clean dog kennels. Have complete knowledge of all cleaning and animal care procedures.
  • Handle all animals humanely and safely using safety equipment if necessary.
  • Feed, water and observe animals brought into Almost There Rescue for signs of illness and behavior pattern changes.
  • Be able to recognize signs of illness or behavior changes and enter correct information into the computer.
  • Knowledge of cleaning chemicals, proper handling of cleaning chemicals, and safety procedures while
    using and handling cleaning chemicals.
  • Interact with internal and external customers while maintaining a friendly and helpful demeanor.
  • Restock supplies in all areas as outlined.
  • Assist in training of new staff members.
  • Move animals as required and change kennel location in the computer.
  • Clean laundry, fold, and neatly stack on shelves.
  • Feed all animals as required. Note any exceptions placed for that kennel. Provide clean/fresh water daily. Check all animal water containers periodically.
  • Transport dogs in Almost There Rescue vehicle when transportation volunteers are not available.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Previous dog handling experience is preferred but not required.
  • Applicants must have reliable transportation and the ability to perform in an ever changing, hectic environment.
  • This position requires frequent physical demands and movement such as standing, walking, reaching, crouching, kneeling, and the ability to carry supplies and animals weighing over 70lbs.
  • Almost There Rescue employees are exposed to potentially dangerous, fast-moving animals. There will be exposure to dust, heat, cold, wet floors, animal noises, animal odors, and animal dander.