Public Relations Media Liaison
Animal Rescue Konnection (ARK) is a nonprofit organization specializing in finding homes for hard-to-place but home-able dogs who are at risk for euthanasia. We specialize in behaviorally challenged and marginalized breeds. We have a passionate team of volunteers but are missing one key member to help us spread awareness.
ARK is in need of a PR professional who has media contacts in the MA and NH areas or highly transferable skills and personality to make media contacts. We need someone who lives in this area which is where we perform most of our rescue work.
This position is for an established PR professional who is ready to make volunteering part of their overall lifestyle. We are looking for a long-term commitment from someone who aligns with our mission. This could be a fulfilling use of talents, energy, and time by a professional who is semi-retired, newly retired, or currently employed with few outside commitments to juggle.
ARK's day-to-day operations involve networking dogs for adoption, but our mission also includes educating the public about the importance of helping shelter dogs who are struggling with behavior issues and not judging them unfairly. Rather, we promote determining their needs and helping them thrive v. euthanizing the problem away.
We have several articles that have been written on this topic, and writers for future articles, but we need help finding print and online sources for them to be published as well as finding media commentators interested in reporting.
The media liaison will work with the president, the PR Manager, and at times a writer or admin volunteer. You will have support from these team members at all times, but being a self-starter and an independent person is needed. An average week would entail about two hours three times per week, or six hours total.
If you have an interest in animal advocacy, share our passion with the types of dogs we help, and have the experience and skills to provide media solutions, please consider joining our team!
Please explore ARK's website before responding: animalrescuekonnection.org and be sure to check out the Just Save Them tab, which highlights a campaign we launched last year!
We look forward to discussing this opportunity with you!
Hard to place, easy to love.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About ANIMAL RESCUE KONNECTION INC
9 SKIPPER WAY, GLOUCESTER, MA 01930, US
Animal Rescue Konnection (ARK) bridges the gap between dogs in need and the organizations that can help them find new homes. We specialize in matching breeds that are hard to place due to discrimination and labeling with progressive shelters and rescues willing to take on the challenge of taking in these 'at risk’ dogs and giving them what they need to succeed. We are not a shelter. Rather, we are a networking organization enabling us to save more dogs’ lives by collaborating with existing rescues and shelters. We focus on at risk dogs that are behaving poorly in the shelter or holding facility and/or do not do well on their behavioral evaluation due to stress. Since our founding in May 2012, we have helped save more than 400 at risk dogs in need of transfer, by finding them a shelter or rescue and giving them a second chance at the life they deserve.
A small organization that achieves a lot because of the commitment, dedication, business, and common sense of a handful of volunteers.
Too many dogs were being euthanized under the guise of labels like 'unadoptable’ and 'not place-able’ without evaluating the dog as an individual, looking at the dog’s stresses, looking at the physical environment or enlisting a training regimen. We decided to do something about it.
We focus on helping dogs that are displaying behavior symptoms during their confinement. Why? Because, in our experience, these dogs manifest entirely differently in new environments, after they can de-stress from the trauma of being misplaced or with proven training regimens.
These dogs can be saved if only other shelters and rescues knew about them. Leveraging our vast connections in the rescue community, we fill a huge void collaborating between progressive shelters and rescues and dogs whose time up or were not doing well in their current environment.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
September 15, 2021
- Public Relations
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- People 55+
- Must be at least 30
- Flexible. Approx 6 hours per week (broken up throughout the week, such as three 2-hour blocks. At first, you will spend time talking, collaborating, reading content, and learning about ARK.
- Respond to emails promptly, know Google drive/docs, computer skills, communication skills, organized.