This position is primarily responsible for working alongside our Manager of Placement Services, Rescue Coordinator and Foster Coordinator to elevate the Placement Department in shelter operations, strategize lifesaving outcomes for animals on intake and decrease length of stay for our resident animals. This position facilitates communication and assists coordinating transfer of animals out to foster homes and rescue groups by identifying animals in need of those programs and streamlining operations.
Essential Job Functions:
Must have animal behavior knowledge to identify best placement path for each animal.
Work directly with the Foster and Rescue Coordinators to assist with foster and rescue placement. Serve as backup to Foster and Rescue Coordinators when they are out of office.
Develop and manage a system to categorize our â€œinventoryâ€? with regards to possible outcomes i.e. rescue, foster or adoption
Create and routinely update a master rescue list of all-breed and breed specific rescue groups.
Maintain and update current foster inventory, and â€œactiveâ€? and â€œnon-activeâ€? fosters.
Create calendar for tracking foster vaccination, preventatives, etc.
Assist in tracking and maintaining Foster and Rescue records.
Complete check-ins with Fosters and Rescues as needed.
Assist in determining if animals are suitable foster or rescue placement.
Schedule spay/neuter surgeries and other procedures with our clinic staff
Evaluate the health of potential foster/rescue candidates with the help of the Veterinarian, Clinic Manager, Manager of Placement Services, Rescue Coordinator and Foster Care Coordinator.
While maintaining a high regard for public safety, evaluate the health and behavior of shelter animals to help determine their status as euthanasia, adoption, foster or rescue candidate.
May assist in contacting foster homes and rescues with updates on an animalâ€™s disposition.
Organize transport of animals to and from shelters and rescue groups including driving LifeLine vehicles to and from shelters in the area as needed.
Frequently coordinate with LifeLine volunteers and volunteers from other agencies on transport needs.
Must be punctual and maintain regular, predictable attendance.
Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the employerâ€™s safety policies and procedures and must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel.
Additional Duties and responsibilities:
Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated.
Treats all animals humanely, with compassion and concern, both on and off the job and transmits these values to others.
May be exposed to hostile or abusive members of the public. Must be able to deal with an often times emotion-charged public and carry a fast paced and changing work load which at times can be stressful.
By nature of the job, there is occasional exposure with dead, injured, sick, unruly, vicious, and/or dangerous animals in addition to exposure to parasites and infectious diseases.
Must be available and willing to work such weekends, holidays, overtime, and attend mandatory training and meetings as the employer determines are necessary or desirable to meet its business needs
Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Either employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without notice and with or without cause.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of wild/exotic animals and domestic animals, including breeds, behavior, appropriate care and housing, common health problems, disease symptoms and handling techniques.
Excellent communication and public relation skills
Ability to read, write, speak, spell, and understand English at a professional level.
Ability to get along and work effectively with the public, management, fellow employees, volunteers, and other agencies and groups.
Basic office skills: filing, phones, email, data entry, copy machines
Type and enter data at a rate of 30 words per minute with minimal errors.
Basic computer skills using standard office programs such as Word, Excel and similar programs
Valid Georgia driverâ€™s license with a clear driving record for at least one year prior to application. Driving skills for both standard and automatic transmission vehicles
Education and Experience:
High school graduate or GED equivalent with one year related animal care experience and/or training.
About LifeLine Animal Project
Founded in 2002, LifeLine Animal Project (LifeLine) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. LifeLine is working to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in metro Atlanta shelters and is the managing organization of Fulton County Animal Services and the DeKalb County Animal Services shelter