Job Title: Education & Outreach Coordinator
Department: Marketing & Communications
Reports To: Community Outreach Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
The Education & Outreach Coordinator’s primary duty is to seize opportunities to provide presentations for school age children and individuals within other organizations to promote responsible pet ownership and motivate humane behavior in an effort to reduce the number of unwanted, abused and neglected animals in the community. As part of the Community Outreach Team, this position will also support outreach efforts and serve as an ambassador for the Sacramento SPCA while actively promoting our mission, services and programs at events.
Essential Job Functions:
- Subject matter expert: Develop and maintain comprehensive knowledge of the Sacramento SPCA programs and services.
- Responsible for planning, implementing and managing Humane Education programs, which work to inspire children and adults to demonstrate compassion towards all animals.
- Delivers presentations to Sacramento County Schools, youth groups and community organizations and coordinates humane education outreach efforts.
- Coordination of all aspects of Camp Kindness sessions for children ages 7 through 16.
- Prepares humane education materials in collaboration with RedRover Reading program for schools and the general public and assists with outreach programs designed to further the goals of the organization.
- Enhances and maintains ongoing relationships through lesson plans, newsletters, updates on shelter activities and special projects.
- Serves as project liaison for students seeking to complete a community service project at the Sacramento SPCA.
- Works with the Community Outreach Manager to recruit and train humane education volunteers and continuously monitors the success of the humane education programs and implement changes as necessary.
- Collaborates with Marketing, Development and Operations teams to maximize program awareness.
- Maintains educational materials distributed at community events.
- Recruit, train, and engage volunteers to assist with community events.
- Fuel and clean Community Outreach vehicles.
- Clean and prep for mobile adoptions and Street Team as well as being lead when needed at these events.
- Provides quality customer service to clients, volunteers, and staff while actively promoting our mission, services, programs and events.
- Must be punctual and maintain regular, predictable attendance.
- Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the employer’s safety policies and rules and must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop and maintain good working relationships with schools and appropriate agencies.
- Provide assistance to community groups, students, educators and the general public seeking information on animal related issues.
- Maintains library of educational materials (books, slides, visual aids etc.) for classroom use and other educational opportunities.
- Facilitate funding to support the Humane Education Program.
- Assist other departments/staff with special events, community events as needed.
- Assist with other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of teaching methods to accommodate students’ varied learning processes. Skill in lesson planning and presentation.
- Demonstrated interpersonal relationship skills to include building alliances with schools and community organizations.
- Knowledge of animal welfare issues; highly motivated toward promoting animal welfare and protection.
- Ability to perform well under pressure.
- Ability to organize, supervise and motivate volunteers.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, employees and the general public.
Education and Experience:
- High school graduate or GED equivalent.
- Two years college work and previous teaching experience preferred.
- Experience and comfort delivering presentations to a variety of different age groups.
- Possess a valid California Driver’s license and clean driving record for one year prior to employment with willingness to use personal vehicle as transportation and to utilize personal telephone.
- Any allergic condition that would be aggravated from exposure or through contact with animals or chemicals used to sanitize facilities, vehicles or equipment, may be a disqualification.
- Must stand, walk, bend and stoop frequently to perform duties. Have the ability to perform prolonged strenuous physical activity, including lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds alone or up to 100 pounds with the help of fellow employees for short distances.
- Frequent interaction with children who may or may not be well behaved and occasional contact with the public in what may be an emotionally charged environment.
- By nature of the industry, there may be occasional exposure to dead, injured, sick, unruly, vicious, and/or dangerous animals in addition to exposure to parasites and to infectious diseases.
- Must be available and willing to work such weekends, holidays, overtime, and attend mandatory training and meetings as the employer determines are necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.