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Berrien County Administration Volunteer and Event Coordinator in St Joseph, Michigan

Required: High School Diploma or GED and two years of experience working with an adult volunteer staff, scheduling, training implementing programs and guidelines and two years of experience in assessing the behavior of cats and dogs including proper PPE training related to animals. A minimum typing speed of 40 words per minute net is required. Note: Please contact Personnel to schedule a typing test if you have not taken one before with our office. Your application will not be forwarded until you have taken and successfully passed the typing test at the net speed required for the position. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid vehicle operator's license and a vehicle is required. Regular, Reliable and predictable attendance. Minimum score of 60% on Computer proficiency test in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint). Ability to communicate effectively with people of all social/economic backgrounds and cultures, including emotional pet owners. Must submit to an extensive background check, including to but not limited to criminal history, driving record, credit history. Must be able to work in an environment with pet related noises, animal feces and urine, and an environment where euthanasia of animals occurs. Attends appropriate training as required. Desired: Personal initiative and the ability to effectively plan and organize work. Knowledge and skill in care, handling, and habits of companion animals. Knowledge of geography, street and principal locations within Berrien County. Knowledge and ability to use social media outlets. Ability to tactfully handle critical and sensitive situations in a calm and professional manner. Duties: Serves as the Volunteer Coordinator organizing volunteer orientations as necessary. Creates and maintains animal bios and behavior assessments as necessary. Schedules and conducts meet and greets as required alone or with assistance of a volunteer or staff. Arranges adoption/fund raising events with prior approval of the Director. Maintains social media presence for Berrien County Animal Control within strict policies and guidelines. Works with Kennel Supervisor on animal transfers, and completes shelter transfer documentation. Provides assistance to the front desk including answering phones, selling licenses, and intake of animals as necessary. Completes special projects as assigned by the Animal Control Director. The duties stated are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person so classified and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.

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