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Program Manager/Dog Training

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ORGANIZATION: Your Hearing Dog Inc

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Your Hearing Dog Inc supplies specially trained service dogs to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. YHD is searching for a Program Manager to lead the implementation of our hearing dog training program. If you enjoy interacting with people and dogs then this may be the position for you.

The Program Manager will provide leadership for the development, management, delivery and implementation of the YHD dog training program, with support from other YHD team members and community partners. The Manager is a member of the Training and Marketing team, where they will provide additional training, program management, and other activities in support of YHD's mission.

Reports to: Board President

Core Job Functions

  • Develop relationships with potential participants and other community partners as well as colleagues to explore and guide objectives, activities, dog training components, and design concepts before finalizing overall program.
  • Coordinate an Advisory Committee to co-design capacity building opportunities for the dog training program.
  • Develop a process to recruit participant organizations and oversee the selection of those businesses.
  • Build and maintain relationships with program participants, including volunteer dog trainers.
  • Manage and respond to requests for assistance with the application for a hearing dog from potential applicants.
  • Manage and oversee any YHD team members assigned to assist with the training program.
  • Participate in planning and budgeting process and manage the program budget.

Qualifications:
  • Commitment to the organization's mission, vision, and values.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in at least one area directly relevant to the position: program management and/or relationship building, nonprofit program design, or dog training.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Broad-based knowledge of nonprofit program implementation is highly desirable.
  • Commitment to building strong relationships, as well as excellent communications and organizational skills, are required.
  • Love of animals, especially dogs, and an advocate for their rights.
  • Sense of humor and appreciation of other YHD colleagues.

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About Your Hearing Dog Inc

Location:

581 S. Laporte Drive, Pueblo West, CO 81007, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Your Hearing Dog, Inc. (YHDI) is to directly support the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. This is accomplished by supplying specially trained service dogs who will alert their owners to specific sounds and situations, in essence becoming their ears. Our dogs are carefully matched with potential owners and supported for the lifetime of the match.

Description

Your Hearing Dog is a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing support and assistance to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

Our five (5) year plan includes the following:

  1. Identifying Hearing Dogs - YHD collaborates with a local shelter in Colorado to screen dogs for suitability to be trained as service dogs for the deaf and hard of hearing community.
  2. Matching Program - YHD matches suitable dogs with eligible owners through an application process and needs assessment.
  3. Training - The standard training for YHD service dogs involves two parts - the first part is to teach the service dogs a set of tasks to assist people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing while the second part involves a personalized bootcamp between the dog and the matched owner.
  4. Help desk - YHD provides ongoing support through a phoneline and email, with potential for a virtual assistant on their website.
  5. Meetups - YHD creates both in-person and online communities for support and annual events for successful matches to gather and provide feedback for improvement.
  6. Museum - As part of our five-year plan, we intend to establish a museum showcasing the historical journey of prominent individuals who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families
Animals, People with Disabilities, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Community Outreach
  • Storytelling

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 25
  • We'll work with your schedule but will require 6 - 8 hours per week and availability via online communication tool, such as WhatsApp.
  • Must be available to serve on one committee every six months.

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