Description: Join our team and help keep people and pets together. The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of community programs at the APA, focusing on spay/neuter, pet food distribution, pet health wellness, and other pet-related resources for owned pets in the APA’s service area.
This position starts at $18/hour and has flexible schedule options. The APA also offers a comprehensive benefits package for full time employees to support the health and wellbeing of our team and their families. This position reports to our Community Programs Manager and will work in the community, at the APA Adoption Center, and some remote work is also an option.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Schedule spay/neuter services for owned pets and community cats.
- Provide transportation to and from spay/neuter appointments and other services as needed.
- Implement pet food distribution.
- Assist with community wellness initiatives such as vaccination and microchip clinics.
- Assist with pet owner support programs for survivors of domestic violence and families facing eviction.
- Conduct ongoing community outreach to pet owners in our communities focusing on spay/neuter, microchips, pet health and wellness, and other pet-related issues.
- Track data for all services provided.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- 1 year animal handling experience preferred. Willingness to work around animals and activities related to their care.
- Experience providing and managing direct services to diverse audiences preferred.
- Ability to approach conversations and interactions with staff, peers, and clients about sensitive topics in a calm and empathetic manner with the intention of finding a mutually beneficial resolution through collaboration.
- Passion for helping pets and pet owners in underserved communities
- Must have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance
- Must be able to lift 40 lbs., stand for periods of four hours, and walk two or more miles consecutively.
The Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA) is an innovative and progressive leader in animal welfare, dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education, and creating programs beneficial to the human-animal bond. With a nearly 100-year history in the St. Louis region, the APA helps over 4,000 pets find safe loving homes each year. Thousands more are helped through wellness, outreach, and supportive programs that keep pets healthy and with the people who love them.
The APA is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where all employees and volunteers feel valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunities for employment, growth, and advancement in all areas of the organization.
The culture of the APA is built on trust, compassion, accountability, joy, support, and respect. We continually invest in the personal and professional growth of our team members and value innovation and new ideas that make it possible for us to meet the needs of the community we serve.
Interested applicants should use the form below to upload their resume for review.