GMHS’ mission is to improve life for all pets by providing temporary shelter, compassionate care, community support, and education. We are proud to be fierce advocates for pets in our care and maintain a 96% live release rate, touching the lives of more than 7,000 pets in 2022 through temporary shelter, adoption, transfer to Highway to Home adoption-guaranteed partners, Pet Pantry, and low- and no-cost spay/neuter surgery a tour Fixin’ to Save Spay & Neuter Clinic.
We are currently hiring a Humane Educator to join our team. The Humane Educator is a part-time position to support community outreach, education and programs. The Humane Educator will report to the Communications and Development Coordinator, and collaborate with other GMHS coordinators when planning outreach/educational events. We seek a candidate who is self-motivated, possesses a superb attention to detail, and is excited to work in a dynamic team environment and advocate on behalf of pets in need.
The ideal candidate will have a huge heart for those in need--people and pets alike--be confident, skilled, decisive, and well organized; have a positive attitude; and, possess strong oral and written communication skills.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Developing public education materials
- Providing educational outreach to schools and community organizations
- Scheduling and leading monthly shelter tours
- Scheduling and leading monthly Story Time and Craft Time at GMHS
- Creating videos and content for monthly newsletters and social media
- Representing GMHS at offsite events
- Strong communication skills and the ability to work independently to fulfill goals
- Excellent attention to detail
- Flexible, adaptable, and committed to team work and fostering a collaborative environment
- Commitment to serving as a GMHS brand ambassador
- Good driving record as regular use of a company vehicle will be required to perform essential job functions
- Ability to multitask, take and follow directions, adapt and accommodate changing demands, and make appropriate prioritization decisions
- Must be comfortable handling both dogs and cats including: general handling (leash-walking, lifting and carrying), animal restraint, and placing animals in cages/carriers
- Ability to perform occasional kneeling, stooping, reaching, pulling and lifting up to about 50 lbs.
- Work may include early mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays
- Work may include visits to or assistance at multiple locations, including, but not limited to, Fixin’ to Save Spay & Neuter Clinic, Petco, and partner shelters and schools
- Fast-paced, dynamic work environment
The Humane Educator may support shelter cleaning, animal care, or other general shelter operations as requested by management, to ensure the success of our mission and the highest quality of care for our animals.
Reports to: Communications & Development Coordinator
Classification: Part-time, non-exempt
Compensation: $15.00 per hour, with paid time off
Please email a resume, cover letter, and completed GMHS employment application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer.