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Foster Coordinator

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ORGANIZATION: Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue Illinois

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  • 6 people are interested

The Foster Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the placement of animals from SFAR into the care of foster families, providing ongoing support to these foster caregivers, tracking information and ensuring the animals are adopted. The Foster Coordinator also assists in general clerical tasks to support the overall program, including routine office duties as well as special projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with the foster recruitment team and marketing team
  • Coordinating the volunteer foster program, including placement and documentation.
  • Coordinating the pickup and transfer of animals between partner organizations and processing and preparation for foster pickup.
  • Ensuring that animals awaiting foster care are cared for, safe and secure for the night, whether in a shelter setting, regular foster home, or temporary foster home or with˙a volunteer for the night.
  • Providing ongoing assistance, coaching, and moral support to current foster families.
  • Staying in contact with foster families to ensure that animals are brought to vet appointments at the appropriate time.
  • Overseeing the input and maintenance of foster animal and volunteer data.
  • Assisting with animal care, adoptions, projects and events as needed, always in a manner which demonstrates the organization’s interest, care and concern for the public and the animals we serve.
  • Promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals and treating all animals with respect and compassion at all times.
  • Working courteously and cooperatively with staff, rescue groups, and volunteers to ensure that all established procedures and policies of the shelter are followed.
  • Treating people with respect; contributing to effective teamwork; and fostering good public relations

Required skills and experience:

  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills-outgoing, patient, professional, and able to get along well with a variety of people.
  • Very strong written and verbal skills, including the ability to communicate skillfully and effectively with a culturally diverse group in a professional and respectful manner at all times.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Comfortable learning and using online information systems.
  • Affection for animals and concern for their welfare
  • Enthusiastic support of the no-kill philosophy.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Maturity, good judgment and a professional personal appearance.
  • Ability to read, write and understand English.
  • Familiarity with animals, knowledge of animal care and behavior, including special needs animals. Experience working with animal welfare organizations is preferred.
  • Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical and other problems
  • Valid driver's license

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About Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue Illinois


P.O. Box 341, Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide refuge for senior animals and animals needing hospice care. We aim to provide education, assistance and support to the public to help people better understand and care for their companion animals. We do more than just rescue, we DRIVE change.


Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue Illinois is a registered 501(c)(3) senior animal rescue serving the Chicagoland area. Senior animals in shelters are most at risk for euthanasia and are often times overlooked. At SFAR we believe all senior animals deserve to live out the rest of their lives in comfort and peace. After two years of hard work and dedication the board of directors came together and the rescue started to take off. SFAR is 100% foster based. SFAR not only rescues senior animals but also strives to educate the public about animal welfare and animal health. We believe rescue and education go hand in hand. SFAR would not function without the help of volunteers. We are still a young organization and are still building our organizational capacity. We are working hard to build a volunteer network so that we have the ability to save more animals. As we grow, we need people like you - who can help illustrate the work that we do each day and can highlight the impact that we have on the animals and the overall community. We need you. We need your brilliance, your drive, your expertise and your passion. It goes without saying that your support in this role would help build the foundation we need to reach new programmatic heights.


Computers & Technology
Animals, Community, Computers & Technology


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Multiple locations Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096



  • Human Resources Recruitment
  • Human Resources Training & Development
  • Recruiting
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • Internet Research


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Work can be done at volunteer's leisure, as long as deadlines are met, virtual meetings are attended and communication skills are strong.

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