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Foster Coordinator

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Flatbush Cats

Flatbush Cats is a TNR-focused 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to end the cat overpopulation crisis in Brooklyn.

We can only rescue friendly street cats when they have somewhere to go, so an effective foster program is a crucial part of our mission. We are seeking a volunteer Foster Coordinator to provide oversight and guidance to a growing team of foster caregivers. This is a remote position, Brooklyn preferred.


FOSTER COORDINATOR VOLUNTEER ROLE DESCRIPTION:

The Foster Coordinator plays a key role in our ability to help as many cats as possible. Coordinators typically manage approximately 5 - 8 foster "cases" - ensuring that each foster caregiver volunteer has the support they need to succeed.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Help grow our foster caregiver team by screening / interviewing applicants
  • Onboard new foster parents and set them up to succeed
  • Coordinate transportation for foster cats heading to their homes or the vet
  • Maintain weekly check-ins with 5-8 active foster homes
  • Provide guidance and track milestones
  • Request photos and videos for social updates and adoption listings
  • Help keep up-to-date records
  • Refer medical issues to our Medical Consultant as needed
  • Support our Adoptions team with meet and greets (as needed)


BENEFITS OF BEING A FOSTER COORDINATOR:

You will be enabling the rescue of friendly cats (by our Community Cats team) from the streets into caring foster homes so they can then be adopted! This is an opportunity to use your love for animals and people by helping us in our mission to reduce the outdoor cat population in Brooklyn. Gain valuable skills and experience, and volunteer with a dedicated team of animal lovers.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

Excellent communication, recordkeeping and computer skills. Mature, reliable, organized, and detail-oriented. Must love people and cats. Ability to treat all people with respect, compassion and professionalism. Positive and solution-oriented. Familiarity/experience with cats. Experience with Google Suite and Slack preferred, familiarity with AirTable software helpful, but not required. Training provided.

This role requires approximately 5-10 hours per week (flexible with your schedule).

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org

Location:

389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.

Description

Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Animals

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

348 Coney Island Avenue#2097Kings County, NY 11218

(40.64928,-73.97193)
 

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