Current Openings


Title:    Volunteer Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Development and Marketing

Hours: Full-time, including some nights and weekends

The New Hampshire SPCA seeks an energetic, motivated Volunteer Coordinator to join our Team! This position will support all aspects of the agency’s work and develop plans to expand reach to new potential volunteer pools. This position includes every aspect of working with volunteers, from marketing to recruitment to training and appreciation.   The ideal candidate will be creative, innovative, detail oriented, organized, all in a fast paced environment. This self-starter will be eager to learn while ready to bring new ideas to this ever growing group of volunteers.

  • Recruit, orient, train and schedule volunteers to provide maximum volunteer participation in daily animal care needs as well as fundraising and project requirements.
  • Tracks volunteer hours, provides statistical and anecdotal reports on volunteer activities
  • Effectively support projects and events: demonstrate creativity, oral and written communication, listening, and decision making skills
  • Plan and execute all volunteer ongoing training, volunteer appreciation events and ongoing appreciation.
  • Provide excellent communication with volunteers
  • Write the ongoing Volunteer pages in the newsletter as well as contribute to newsletter or blog celebrating activities completed by volunteers
  • Collaborate with all departments to ensure their volunteer needs are met
  • Balance priorities to provide well planned opportunities to existing and new volunteers
  • Provide feedback or disciplinary action as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent management experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • An enthusiastic attitude and self-motivated work ethic
  • Proven ability to motivate, delegate, problem solve, and work with minimal supervision.
  • Computer literacy. Database experience preferred.
  • Strong commitment to animal welfare.

For consideration, please forward resume, cover letter, salary requirements and writing sample (not to exceed 200 words) to [email protected].  No phone calls please.

 


Title:      Adoption Counselor

Reports to: Manager of Adoption Programs

HOURS: Full-time, including nights, holidays and weekends

FUNCTION: Responsible for providing excellent customer service to assist the public on adoption related concerns, and using NH SPCA policies and procedures to find appropriate homes for the organization’s adoptable animals.

General responsibilities :

  • Feeding, cleaning and care of animals and building as needed, including spot cleaning of animal and public areas throughout the day.
  • Stocking and organization of shelter areas.
  • Preparing animals for adoption (including, but not limited to: taking pictures, writing profiles, editing computer database, and completing paperwork)
  • Monitoring the health of the animals on an ongoing basis and immediately reporting any health problems or conditions (medical or behavioral) to Medical Staff or Management.
  • Working with, training and supervising volunteers
  • Willingness and ability to learn the shelter computer database program used to track animals in our care.
  • Willingness and ability to learn about cat, dog, and small animal behavior, common issues, and ways to address them in order to advise pet owners and to keep animals in homes.
  • Treating all animals and people humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Working courteously and cooperatively with other staff members, volunteers, and the public.
  • Conduct consultations for owner surrendered animals with compassion and sensitivity
  • Understand and follow department SOPs
  • Answer phones and respond to voice messages
  • Other duties as assigned by the Adoption Center manager

Requirements :

  • Strong interpersonal skills. The ideal person for this job would be personable, outgoing, patient, professional, and able to get along well with a variety of people.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Maturity, good judgment and a professional personal appearance.
  • Flexibility, ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize them.
  • The ability to remain pleasant and calm even in stressful situations.
  • Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical and/or other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.
  • Minimum two years of experience in a customer service or counseling environment
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a busy workplace environment
  • Ability to understand and effectively teach methods of humane animal care and treatment
  • Comfortable handling a wide variety of animal species
  • Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required.
  • Physical ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands, to hear, to see, to move animals and materials.
  • Ability to routinely lift 50 pounds and less
  • Associates Degree in related field
  • Availability and a willingness to work a flexible schedule are a plus.
  • Includes weekend and holiday work.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have valid driver’s license.

Please send salary requirements along with your resume to [email protected]


 

Title:           Animal Care Technician

Reports to: Manager of Animal Care

HOURS: Full-time, including nights, holidays and weekends

FUNCTION: Responsible for providing the highest quality of care, using NH SPCA policies and procedures, for the organization’s adoptable animals.

General responsibilities :

  • Feeding, cleaning and care of animals and building as needed, including spot cleaning of animal and public areas throughout the day.
  • Stocking and organization of shelter areas.
  • Preparing animals for adoption (including, but not limited to: providing medical care in conjunction with the Medical team, taking pictures, writing profiles, editing computer database, and completing paperwork)
  • Accurately monitoring the health of the animals on an ongoing basis and immediately reporting any health problems or conditions (medical or behavioral) to Medical Staff or Management.
  • Working with, training and supervising volunteers
  • Willingness and ability to learn the shelter computer database program used to track animals in our care.
  • Willingness and ability to learn about cat, dog, and small animal behavior, common issues, and ways to address them in order to advise pet owners and to keep animals in homes.
  • Treating all animals and people humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Working courteously and cooperatively with other staff members, volunteers, and the public.
  • Understand and follow department SOPs
  • Other duties as assigned by the Adoption Center managers

Requirements :

  • Strong interpersonal skills. The ideal person for this job would be personable, outgoing, patient, professional, and able to get along well with a variety of people.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Maturity, good judgment and a professional personal appearance.
  • Flexibility, ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize them.
  • The ability to remain pleasant and calm even in stressful situations.
  • Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical and/or other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a busy workplace environment
  • Ability to understand and effectively teach methods of humane animal care and treatment
  • Comfortable handling a wide variety of animal species
  • Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required.
  • Physical ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands, to hear, to see, to move animals and materials.
  • Ability to routinely lift 50 pounds and less
  • Availability and a willingness to work a flexible schedule are a plus.
  • Includes weekend and holiday work.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have valid driver’s license.
  • Please send salary requirements along with your resume to [email protected]

 


We always have opportunities for volunteers and interns.
Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 772-2921 ext.104 for more information.