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Kitsap Humane Society always accepts employment applications. Kitsap Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability. The following job opportunities are available:

 

Adoption Outreach Assistant

Posting Date: August 25, 2014

Start Date: Immediate, negotiable

Schedule: 22-24 hours/week (Fridays- Sundays)

Compensation: $10.15/hr

JOB DESCRIPTION

Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) is a progressive animal welfare shelter whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome homeless animals. We are committed to an open admissions policy, animal rehabilitation and a low euthanasia rate.  The Adoption Outreach Program is an essential part of KHS’ progressive mission because it brings shelter pets into the community for adoption, and represents KHS’s life saving programs in the public.

Kitsap Humane Society is seeking an animal lover with strong people/customer service skills to be an Adoption Outreach Assistant. This position takes shelter pets (primarily dogs and cats) into pet stores and other community locations and to find the animals adoptive homes. This is both a customer service and animal handling position. The Adoption Outreach Assistant must be comfortable handling animals of all sizes and breeds, cleaning kennels, and working with people in a public setting. A big part of the Adoption Outreach Assistant’s job is discussing animals with prospective adopters to help them make a suitable choice, and talking about KHS’ mission and programs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

- Working with other staff to select pets for weekend Adoption Outreach events

- Transporting animals and supplies to off-site locations in KHS vehicle

- Setting up Adoption Outreach booth and animal housing at off-site locations, with a focus on presentation and animal safety

- Cleaning and maintaining Adoption Outreach supplies, including bedding and display cages

- Greet and engage with the public at off-site locations about KHS programs including adoptions, volunteering, fostering, and donating

- Assisting potential adopters with meeting pets, including educating the adopter about the specific animal as well as general adoption information

- Counsel adopters on basic animal care and behavior to ensure a successful transition for the pet into its new home

- Process adoptions in the shelter’s computer data base both off-site and on-site

- Other duties as assigned

 

The ideal candidate will:

- be hard working, able to multi-task and able work as a team or self-directed

- love animals and have experience handling cats and dogs of all sizes and temperaments

- have demonstrated customer service experience (preferably in a retail setting) and skills, including positivity, friendliness, tact, and sound judgment

- be computer literate

- have excellent verbal and written communication skills

- be thorough and organized with record keeping

- be able to communicate respectfully and effectively with people of all backgrounds

- have a willingness to learn about animal breeds and characteristics and basic animal health issues

- be able to lift 50 pounds (for loading/unloading) and walk a big dog that pulls on the leash

- have a valid WA state driver’s license and a clean driving record

 

Please email nsmith@kitsap-humane.org with your resume and 1-2 paragraphs about yourself and why you are interested in this position.


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