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ADOPTION COORDINATOR
Send your RESUME and COVER LETTER to info@dogswithoutborders.org

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The ADOPTION COORDINATOR position is a full-time role at our office in NORTHRIDGE, CA,

They are responsible for reviewing adoption applications, scheduling interviews and approving new homes for our rescue dogs.

They will provide excellent customer services to our applicants and adopters, answering questions about our dogs, our adoption policies via email and during interviews.

They will keep our database up to date and work with other staff, and core volunteers to ensure that each dog’s status and profile is current.

They will upload new dog files and documents to our doggie database.

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Scheduling medical and grooming appointments

Following up with vets to ensure that all medical care and records are up to date.

Microchipping and vaccinating  (we will train)

Maintain, and manage, our inventory of supplies and alert leadership when items are running low.

Transporting dogs or supplies from our Northridge office to/from an adoption fair.

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You will be comfortable asking people about their home and lifestyle in order to place dogs in the right home, and you will be comfortable saying a firm NO and sticking to it.

You will have good time management skills. We are a very busy rescue and receive dozens of applications each day which must be replied to, in addition to interviews.

You are comfortable being around dogs of all temperaments and cleanliness. Not all dogs are groomed, healthy, house trained or friendly when they arrive in our care.

You are computer savvy and can use email, Docusign, Airtable/Spreadsheets and learn new internal software applications

You are approachable, confident, positive, charismatic, and outgoing in person and on the phone & email.

You are able to communicate clearly, compassionately and diplomatically.

You are willing to new learn new things, receptive to coaching, and confident expressing your opinion.

You can work with others.

You have a good grasp of written English.

You have reliable transportation.

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You are experienced in basic dog care such as trimming nails, checking teeth, cleaning ears

You have a solid understand of positive reinforcement training and dog behavior.

You are generally familiar with common medical issues such as kennel cough, eye/ear/urinary infections, skin infections (dermatitis, mange, etc)

You have experience with fearful dogs and unsocialized dogs, perhaps from overseas  such as dogs from the Korean Meat Markets

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We are a small team of passionate dog lovers who work hard to place dogs in their forever homes in Los Angeles

We follow POSITIVE, FORCE-FREE training methods ONLY and do not tolerate any abusive, aggressive nor intimidating behavior towards our dogs (or staff).

We work together to maintain a clean and clutter free workspace.

We are solutions oriented and keep lines of communication open between departments to ensure that applicants and dogs always find their perfect match,

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M,T,W,F,Sun (Wed & Sat off)

Flexible. You will occasionally leave the office for dog or supply pickups and drop offs when needed.

We hold weekly adoption fairs inHollywood and Beverly Hills (when not in quarantine. You will be required to attend one weekend event, and occasional special events.(once it is considered safe to do so)

Although this position ultimately helps homeless dogs in need, it is primarily a human facing role. You will not be visiting shelters, feeding, playing with dogs or managing a kennel.

The right candidate MUST be meticulously organized with acute attention to detail, confident, positive, empathetic, charismatic, and outgoing as well as extremely tolerant and sensitive to an array of personalities(!)

If you are passionate about helping dogs, and like to work in a positive environment where you can make a difference in both dogs and humans’ lives alike. This opportunity is for you!

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