If you love animals and you love people who love animals, then you are invited to join Pawster, a growing non-profit working to keep people and pets together through crisis. As the Foster Coordinator, you will have the chance to change the lives of people and animals every day.
The Foster Coordinator oversees foster care in the Crisis Foster Care Program. This includes all steps of managing a pet’s stay with a foster home, from intake to outcome. The Foster Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director and works alongside the Executive Director to continue improving the Crisis Foster Care program.
*Please note: This position is Hybrid: Work-from-Home and In-the-Field (local travel required)
- Onboard new foster homes
- Schedule and complete initial Pawster Foster Orientation
- Oversee completion of onboarding paperwork and training
- Intake new pets into Crisis Foster Care program
- Process new intake requests for temporary foster care
- Match and place pets in foster homes
- Schedule vet and grooming visits
- Support foster homes throughout foster placement
- Check in weekly with foster homes
- Send weekly updates to pet owners
- Coordinate additional supplies to foster homes
- Coordinate new foster placements and return to owner
Additional Tasks (as time allows):
- Recruit new foster homes through in-person events, social media posts, and connections with community organizations.
- Plan and oversee foster retention activities, such as social events, thank you notes, and foster recognition on email and social media.
- Maintain supply inventory for all pet supplies.
- Mileage reimbursement
- Laptop provided
- On-the-job training
- Flexible schedule
- Flexible work location (remote and in-the-field)
- Opportunities for advancement
You are perfect for this job if you have:
- Love for people and animals
- Strong customer service skills
- Positive, supportive and empathetic attitude with all people in difficult situations
- Ability to creatively problem solve
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Email, phone, and internet access
- Comfortable with shifting priorities based on foster and animal needs
- Willingness to learn low-stress, fear-free animal handling and safety precautions
- Ability to learn a variety of new computer programs, including ShelterLuv, Google Sheets, Google Meet, Meta Business, and more
- A driver’s license and reliable transportation
Not required, but please brag if you have:
- Customer service experience in a non-profit or government setting
- Volunteer management experience
- Animal welfare experience
Key Performance Indicators for this role:
- Number of animals placed in foster homes
- Length of stay in foster care
- Foster retention rate
- Feedback from foster caregivers and pet owners yearly surveys
Hours and Compensation:
Part-time: $20/hour, 20 – 30 hours per week (flexible scheduling)
Hybrid: Work-from-Home and In-the-Field (local travel required).
Supervisors: Executive Director, Board Personnel Liaison