TITLE: Foster Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Rescue Operations
ACCOUNTABILITY: Director, Rescue Operations
FUNCTION: Under direct supervision of the Director, Rescue Operations, the primary responsibility of the Foster Coordinator is the oversight and management of their assigned fosters in the rescue program assuring proper sanitary conditions, efficient and humane care of the foster animals while in foster care, supervision of foster volunteers, necessary communication with other members of the organization as it relates to the foster program and assist with other rescue operations task as assigned.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for accurate record-entry/submission to the appropriate person
2. Assure that their assigned volunteers receive the necessary training and support to perform their foster care responsibilities.
4. Serve as main contact for their assigned foster volunteers. Oversea placement and care of the foster animals assigned to them. Coordinates movement of foster animals to veterinary appointments, training, transport, and other placements as needed.
5. Communicate to Rescue Coordinator and others as required, to assure your assigned fosters have a contact for emergencies. The Foster Coordinator should carry a cellular phone or be available in a reasonable amount of time.
6. Properly maintain paperwork for their foster animals and accurate control of foster supplies. (Prevention, medication, food, etc)
7. Schedule, through the appropriate channels, foster animals for proper vaccinations and health check-ups.
8. Follow Wag Again medical protocols
9. Coordinate medical treatment, vaccination, and medication including prevention to those animals foster animals assigned to them as directed by the Director, Rescue Operations or veterinary staff.
10. Perform all duties in the prescribed manner and assures the safety of oneself and others.
11. Responsibly communicate principles that convey and impart an understanding of the policies and procedures of Wag Again Rescue to the public.
12. Treat animals humanely, with compassion and concern at all times and transmit these values to others.
13. Provide orientation materials to all assigned fosters plus coordinate training sessions as needed.
14. Develop a strong working relationship with fosters.
15. Assists Director, Rescue Operations, to maintain database of foster volunteers.
16. Provide accurate information and friendly professional service to the public and to rescue volunteers in a responsive, positive, courteous, truthful and tactful manner.
17. Acquire knowledge of canines including breeds, behavior, appropriate care and housing, common health problems, disease symptoms and handling techniques.
**Approved courses to acquire this knowledge will be reimbursed under our Tuition Reimbursement Program**
18. Monitor health and behavior of animals in foster care and reports findings to Rescue Coordinator, veterinarian, or trainer
19. This description is not intended to be all inclusive and coordinators will also perform other reasonably related b duties that may be requested by the Executive Director or other management staff as required which will ensure a positive image and/or will improve the services of Wag Again Rescue -Essential Functions
1. Must be 18 years or older.
2. High school graduate or GED equivalent.
3. Experience with canines required. Prefer one or more years’ experience in a foster based rescue or shelter.
4. Ability to read, write, speak, spell and understand English at a level commensurate with professional job performance and to interpret safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
5. Valid driver’s license with a good driving history.
6. Must submit to a background check and have no felony alcohol or drug-related convictions.
7. Ability to communicate with the public and volunteers in a professional, pleasant, courteous,
tactful, and effective manner at all times.
8. Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated.
9. Knowledge of canines including breeds, behavior, appropriate care and housing, common
health problems and disease symptoms, in addition to handling techniques is preferred but not
1. Be able to deal with an often times emotion-charged public and carry a fast paced and changing workload which at times can be stressful.
2. By the nature of the job there is occasional exposure to dead, sick, injured, unruly, vicious and/or dangerous animals; in addition to exposure to parasites and infectious diseases.
3. Volunteers in this position will perform the administration of prescribed veterinary medications.
4. Willingness to attend training programs to upgrade skill levels.**
**Approved courses will be reimbursable under Tuition Reimbursement Program**
5. Commitment to attend meetings and to be a contributor.