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Community Organizer, Pets for Life Philadelphia

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s most effective animal protection organization, is seeking a Community Organizer Philadelphia for its Pets for Life (PFL) program. The main responsibility of this position is to be an integral part of the program by delivering critical messages, resources, information, and services to our communities of focus.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Conducting ongoing community outreach to pet owners in our communities of focus on the issues of spay /neuter and general pet wellness;
  • Engaging pet owners on and offering spay/neuter services for their pets and helping to identify and address medical, health, behavior and wellness concerns;
  • Coordinating spay/neuter and veterinarian appointments and transporting pets to and from spay/neuter and veterinarian appointments;
  • Prepping PFL Center and transporting vehicles for appointments;
  • Completing and submitting all data collection forms and implementing program measurements;
  • Building relationships with community members and with other local animal organizations, community groups, community leaders, etc.;
  • Assisting in planning, organizing, advertising, and implementing community outreach events as well as assisting in maintaining PFL Center;
  • Following up and continuing engagements with clients according to the program guidelines;
  • Assisting when possible with fundraising, community presentations, and other educational opportunities;
  • Acting as a media spokesperson for Pets for Life program with the media, to other organizations, at conferences, etc. as needed.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent required;
  • Experience in community outreach or advocacy work;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with staff and other departments;
  • Candidates must be willing and able to travel;
  • Must be able to move/lift 50 lbs., bend frequently, and stand throughout the workday;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred, but not required;
  • Knowledge of animal welfare preferred.

Please submit a cover letter and resumé using this form or fax to 301-548-7701. This position is located in Philadelphia, PA.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital or parental status or protected veteran status.EOE

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