Humane Education Coordinator
The Humane Education Coordinator’s primary duty is to find opportunities that provide presentations for school aged children and individuals within other organizations. In addition, they must promote responsible pet ownership and motivate humane behavior in an effort to reduce the number of unwanted, abused and neglected animals in northern communities.
1. Responsible for planning, implementing and managing Humane Education programs, which work to inspire children and adults to demonstrate compassion towards all animals.
2. Deliver presentations to schools, youth groups and community organizations and coordinates Humane Education outreach efforts in Northern BC.
3. Prepare Humane Education materials for schools and the general public, while assisting with outreach programs designed to further the goals of the organization.
4. Enhance and maintain on-going relationships through lesson plans, updates on shelter activities and special projects.
5. Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to recruit and train humane education volunteers and continuously monitor the success of the Humane Education programs and implement changes as necessary.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Develop and maintain good working relationships with schools and appropriate agencies.
2. Provide assistance to community groups, students, educators and the general public seeking information on animal related issues.
3. Maintain a library of educational materials (books, slides, visual aids etc.) for classroom use and other educational opportunities.
4. Facilitate funding to support the Humane Education Program.
5. Assist other departments/staff with special events, community events as needed.
6. Coordinate and facilitate birthday parties.
7. Assist with other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of teaching methods to accommodate students’ varied learning processes. Skill in lesson planning and presentation.
2. Demonstrate interpersonal relationship skills to include building alliances with schools and community organizations.
3. Knowledge of animal welfare issues; highly motivated toward promoting animal welfare and protection is a preference.
4. Ability to perform well under pressure.
5. Ability to organize, supervise and motivate volunteers.
6. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, employees and the general public.
Education and Experience:
1. High school graduate.
2. Previous teaching experience preferred.
3. Experience and comfort delivering presentations to a variety of different age groups.
1. Must be available and willing to work weekends, holidays, overtime, and attend mandatory training and meetings as the employer determines are necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.
2. Possess a valid driver’s license.
Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday, February 20th. We thank you for your interest and qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.