City of Abilene Careers – Community Cat Program Coordinator

Website City of Abilene

Job Description:

Work on all aspects of promoting and advocating a Best Friends-supported Community Cat Program (CCP) at Abilene Animal Shelter. This program involves spaying/neutering, vaccinating, ear-tipping, and returning community cats brought into the shelter to their home colony location.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Build and manage shelter relationships for enhanced program success.  Review complaint calls; train staff; educate the public, and showcase the program’s successes.
  • Identify and prioritize the needs for CCP Cats; coordinate intake by diverting community cats; identify and implement solutions for colony locations, and prioritize and manage colony locations.
  • Liaison and coordinate with veterinarian clinics for surgical procedures.
  • Manage and recruit program volunteers, to include delivering traps and supplies; maintaining records; setting up traps, and operating a trap loan system.
  • Manage database entry for the program; provide monthly and year-end reports.

Job Requirements:

  • Maintain accurate recordkeeping and produce monthly program reports.
  • Handle sensitive and confidential situations.
  • Manage volunteers and a volunteer program.
  • Interact with the general public.
  • Work independently and use good judgment while working within established guidelines.
  • Work with, handle, and care for cats.
  • Safely set up and operate cat traps.
  • Multi-task, think quickly, and act effectively.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.
  • Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Three (3) years of experience in an animal shelter; wildlife rehabilitation, veterinarian clinic, or an equivalent position is required.
  • Two (2) years of experience in office administration or project management, is preferred.

Job Details:

Company: City of Abilene

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Other

Job Location: Sweetwater, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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