Pet Community Center
Pets for Life Coordinator
Pet Community Center
Pet Community Center (PCC) is a highly respected nonprofit in Nashville, Tennessee, dedicated to strengthening the human-animal bond through accessible veterinary care and support services. We envision a future where all pets are happy, healthy, and cared for by people whose lives they enrich.
PCC’s Pets for Life program takes a comprehensive, long-term approach to addressing the inequity in and lack of access to affordable veterinary services people living in underserved communities experience. Through door-to-door outreach, the Pets for Life program builds relationships and extends animal care information and resources to pet owners with limited access to pet care services.
The ideal candidate will have significant understanding of systemic issues that affect underserved populations and commitment to serve the community.
- Oversee and provide hands-on support for all aspects of Pets for Life program including relationship building, door-to-door outreach, data collection, outreach events, and transport to ensure meaningful, long-term sustainable impact.
- Help coordinate spay/neuter appointments and conduct follow-up communication.
- Pick up pets from the area of focus and transport them to the PCC spay/neuter clinic for surgery using the PCC Pets for Life van.
- Provide pet owners with supplies and resources such as crates, leashes, harnesses, etc.
- Build relationships with community and program partners such as Metro Animal Care and Control and Humane Society of the United States.
- Collect and input data into Pets for Life database to monitor and track program impact.
- Help plan, advertise for, and implement community outreach events.
- Assist when needed with fundraising, community presentations, and other program tasks.
- Keep track of program spending and supply inventory.
- Serve as liaison between clinic staff and PFL clients to ensure clear communication.
- Ensure that the PFL program remains in compliance with local and state law, and PCC policy.
- Ensure that the program operates according to the established Pets for Life model, approach, and philosophy
- Support PCC’s spay/neuter program and aid the vet technicians in the everyday care of animals as they are going through surgery.
- Implement PCC’s philosophies in customer service by demonstrating a non-judgmental, service-based approach to helping pets and people.
- All other duties as assigned.
- Must be able to communicate effectively with clients and stakeholders regarding PFL.
- Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with PCC staff and outside partner agencies.
- Willingness to travel and work on weekends.
- Clean driving record. Will be required to operate the PCC cargo van.
- Must be able to move/lift 50 lbs, bend frequently, and stand throughout the workday.
- Flexible schedule required.
- Must be able to work under stressful conditions and work efficiently and effectively under those conditions.
- Ability to respond quickly to a variety of medical situations (with training).
- Ability to cope with loss of animal life either due to surgical complication or euthanasia.
- Must be able to use PC operating systems, Google Drive, and Google Voice systems.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- High school diploma or equivalent required.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work independently.
- One (1) year of work experience which involved community outreach or social services.
- One (1) year of work experience which involved animal care, veterinary assistance, veterinary technology, or other work with companion animals.
- Competitive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.
- 9 paid holidays; 120 hours of accrued Paid Time Off (PTO).
- PCC’s clinic operations are a 4-day work week (Mon-Thur), 3-day weekends. (Note: the PFL coordinator is on call for any special weekend events or any emergency situations that may arise.)
- Allowance for PCC-branded shirts and work attire.
- Use of a company van and travel allowance.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to Kelsey Hall, Pet Community Center’s director of community outreach and volunteer development, by November 30. Kelsey’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Date Posted: November 7, 2022
- Type: Full-Time
- Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
- Service Area: Animal Welfare
- Start Date: 01/09/2023
- Salary Range: 37,000 to 40,000
- Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-Th, 8am - 6pm