The Willamette Humane Society (WHS) located in Salem, Oregon is looking for qualified, self-motivated, energetic, organized, and outgoing individual with experience working with school age children.
We’re an organization of passionate people
working together to find the best possible outcome for homeless animals in our
community. Our team includes 45 staff
and over 400 volunteers in any given month working jointly to achieve our
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Education and Outreach Coordinator (EOC) develops, implements, and oversees Willamette Humane Society’s community education, outreach, and advocacy programs. The goal is to inspire our community to demonstrate compassion towards all living creatures, as well as to educate both children and adults about the role and impact WHS has in our local community.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate with the public, volunteers, and staff in a positive, educational, and professional manner. Strong presentation skills preferred.
● Strong computer aptitude with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google products.
● Outstanding organizational and planning skills with a passion for project management. Must be thorough and have strong attention to detail.
● Demonstrated ability to work and interact effectively with diverse audiences.
● Present a creative and dynamic approach to public outreach and education.
● Demonstrated advocacy skills on behalf of animals are preferred.
● The successful candidate will serve as a representative of WHS and should be someone who models the organization’s core values with a comprehensive knowledge of our many programs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
● Identify and/or develop curriculum and teaching materials that inspire compassionate, responsible pet ownership, as well as further the WHS mission.
● Coordinate and lead on-site tours and education time, as well as manage off-site educational opportunities that align with organizational goals.
● Operate successful summer and other seasonal camps for age-appropriate groups.
● Promote the organization’s educational programs and youth camps in collaboration with the Community Engagement and Marketing Manager (CEMM).
● Manage all inquiries regarding educational programming, youth camps, on-site tours, etc.
● Remain current with trends, techniques, and resources within the humane education industry, obtaining expertise both in regional and national humane education best practices and trends.
Community Events and Outreach:
● Manage community partnership and third-party event inquiries; review, prioritize, and respond to opportunities, delegating to other shelter teams as appropriate; serve as primary point-of-contact for community partners throughout campaign or programming.
● Attend select community and outreach events as a representative of WHS, serving as an ambassador for the WHS mission and services.
● Work closely with the Volunteer Manager to recruit necessary volunteer talent for community outreach events and opportunities; support onboarding and ongoing training of community engagement volunteers.
● Maintain WHS outreach material and resources through an organized inventory and check-out process; order replacement supplies as needed.
● Support major shelter events and programming, as needed.
Planning and Strategy:
● Create presentations and outreach material in collaboration with CEMM and Digital Content Coordinator (DCC); update and revise current materials when necessary.
● Support CEMM in the planning and implementation of an annual community engagement survey and other research tactics.
● Spearhead research into new businesses and community partner candidates; identify and explore community and social groups outside of the organization’s current scope, flagging possible sponsorship and donor opportunities for Development Manager; etc.
Administration and Program Support:
● Maintain accurate and timely records of all education and outreach programs including an appropriate measurement tool such as a survey, attendance records, testimonials, volunteer hours, and any additional metrics deemed valuable.
● Support program reporting and record keeping under the guidance of the CEMM.
● Provide effective training and guidance for camp counselors and other program volunteers.
● Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
● Demonstrated experience in developing and delivering programming to youth and adults is required.
● At least two years in a community or customer facing role, such as customer service, reception, sales, etc. required.
● Previous experience in community relations or event planning is desired.
● A college degree in an applicable field or area of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience to enable the person to successfully perform the job.
Additional requirements: Must have a demonstrated interest in, and enthusiasm for, animal welfare and WHS mission; be willing to work weekends and evenings as required by the job; have a valid Oregon driver’s license and be insurable by WHS vendors; meet the physical requirements of the job; and pass a background investigation for working with children.
Wage: Position begins at $12.60 per hour.
Schedule: Part time – Approximately 25 hours a week.
Benefits: A 401(k) retirement plan is available after one year of service.
Current employees should following the procedure outline in the Employee Handbook, page 15.
Volunteers may apply on line at: https://whs4pets.org/get-involved/employment/
To be considered for this position, apply on line at https://whs4pets.org/get-involved/employment/.
A complete application package is required. INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. The application package will include:
• a completed WHS job application
• a cover letter explaining your interest in this position; MUST BE IN PDF FORMAT
• a résumé of your educational background and professional experience. MUST BE IN PDF FORMAT.
Submit a completed application packet to WHS business office in one of the following ways:
Online at: https://whs4pets.org/get-involved/employment
Mail: Willamette Humane Society ATTN: Human Resources PO Box 13005 Salem OR 97309
Due to the large volume of responses, WHS will contact only those candidates selected for interview.
Completed application materials received by the business office will be reviewed upon receipt. This position may close at any time.
All WHS employees are committed to the following mission-driven values:
Positive Service to All
Collaborative Problem Solving
Initiative and Innovation
Accountability and Responsibility
Under the provisions of the Immigration and Reform Act
of 1986, the successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of
identity and eligibility for employment. WHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does
not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, national origin,
marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic profile or any class
protected by law. WHS is a drug free/smoke free workplace. Employment will be contingent upon
successfully passing a drug screen conducted at WHS expense.