Education Committee Lead


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All over Central MNCentral MN, MN 55371


Education Committee Lead Coordinator Role

Basic Description: The Education Committee Lead is responsible for overseeing the Ruff Start Rescue Education program. This individual will manage the education committee, recruit and communicate needs with volunteers, arrange for presentations, reach out to potential presentation locations, respond to general education inquiries, and maintain direction for the education program. This person will also cover other committee positions as needed, requiring an understanding of other roles and responsibilities within the committee structure. The Education Committee Lead takes an active role in the Ruff Start Rescue leadership team and acts as the liaison between the two committees. This position requires someone who is motivated and passionate about the work of Ruff Start Rescue and the role of education in making a difference for animals.

Specific Job Skills and requirements

  • Must be 18+ and have a valid driver's license

  • Ability to work courteously and cooperatively with all members of RSR and the public.

  • Work as a team player, supporting the overall goals of the organization.

  • Strong interpersonal skills - outgoing, patient, professional, and able to get along well with a variety of people.

  • Access to Internet.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work in a fast-paced environment under sometimes tight deadlines.

  • Maturity, good judgement and a professional personal appearance.

  • Ability to show compassion and empathize with the foster families.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to read, write, and understand English.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Office, especially Word and Excel.

  • Proficiency using Gmail preferred, including Google Drive (was Google Docs).

  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision and direction at times.

  • Well organized.

  • Demonstrate affection for animals and concern for their welfare.

  • Ability to handle stressful or awkward situations with new fosters or RSR volunteers.

  • Familiarity with animals, knowledge of animal behavior, and experience working with animal welfare programs is preferred.

Availability: Ability and willingness to be flexible is key. Daily commitment expected to average anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. This individual is expected to attend quarterly leadership meetings in Princeton, as well as monthly meetings with the Education Committee. These meetings will take place in Zimmerman, Minn., or an agreed-upon location determined by committee members.

Specific Duties and areas of responsibility:

  • Facilitate and lead monthly committee meetings

  • Recruit new committee members.

  • Orient new volunteers to the committee

  • Reach out to the community to promote work of Ruff Start Rescue and solicit presentations.

  • Develop presentation curriculum with committee input

  • Explore and research new and innovative animal rescue education materials

  • Hold the committee accountable and ensure fidelity between presentations

  • Schedule presentations and committee members to staff them

  • Ensure all positions are filled, help as needed

Reports to:

Executive Director and Board of Directors


  • Education Committee (12+ members)

    • 1-2 schedulers

    • 5-6 presenters

The Education Committee Lead must be well versed in each role in order to fill in when necessary. Monitoring of the Education Committee is crucial to ensure individual team members are comfortable with the workload and responsibilities.

How to Apply:

Please submit resume, cover letter, and three professional references to


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 minutes - 1 hour daily
  • Flexibility needed

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