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Pet Advocacy Manager

Pet Advocacy Manager 

Rose Brooks Center, a non-profit domestic violence agency, is currently hiring a full-time Pet Advocacy Manager. The Pet Advocacy Manager is responsible for coordinating and implementing the daily operations of the pet shelter and related advocacy services, providing supervision and leadership to pet volunteers, providing training for Rose Brooks Center staff and community partners, collaboration with grants team for funding initiatives and reporting, and overall sanitation and cleanliness of shelter pet areas. The Pet Advocacy Manager will collaborate within a multidisciplinary team, across programs at Rose Brooks Center, as well as systems outside of the agency to provide supports for survivors and their pets as well as improve the coordinated response to the co-occurrence of domestic violence and pet abuse. The Pet Advocacy Manager will partner with agency leadership to develop and implement program improvements, policies, procedures, and expansion. This position works within a low barrier and voluntary participation program and is responsible for providing survivor centered, accessible, trauma informed, and equitable and inclusive advocacy to residents of Rose Brooks Center. For more information, visit https://rosebrooks.org/career/.

  1. Perform all job responsibilities while demonstrating proficiency in all RBC Competencies and a commitment to the overall mission of Rose Brooks Center.
  2. Perform functions of job according to agency policies and procedures, utilizing the principles of trauma informed care, accessibility, and equity and inclusion; maintains awareness of risks of secondary trauma and one’s own responsibility of self-care.
  3. Participate in all required trainings and optional trainings as determined; attend required/scheduled staff and team meetings, which may occur outside of normal work hours.
Required Skills/Experience:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 2 years of animal welfare/related experience, preferably in a domestic violence agency and/or commensurate experience
  • Direct service experience with vulnerable populations, preferably working with survivors of domestic/sexual violence trauma
  • Volunteer management, program development/management experience and/or project management experience; demonstrated leadership capacity
  • Knowledge of and experience working with or in animal welfare agencies, including general knowledge of animal health and behavioral issues
  • Knowledge of the link between domestic violence and pet abuse and ability to train staff, volunteers and community partners on the link
  • Knowledge of general methods and procedures for managing an animal shelter or kenneling facility
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Efficient time management, problem solving, and organizational skills; ability to work independently
  • Ability to perform computer skills (including MS office, database, and security software)
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to provide proof of automobile insurance
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and spend a significant amount of work hours standing, walking, bending, and lifting
  • Demonstrated ability to be aware of potentially dangerous situations when working with animals
  • Demonstrated ability and comfort in working with animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical or other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies; to respond and cope with unexpected dog behavior without assistance; ability to remain calm with animals who are distressed or overstimulated; and demonstrate good judgment in these situations

Work Hours:
This is a full-time salaried position that may require mid and evening shifts and work hours that accommodate participants’ schedules and needs, including some evening, weekend and holiday hours.

Compensation: This position falls into a salary range starting at $22.12/hour.

Or email us at: HumanResources@rosebrooks.org

Candidates must consent to background and
Division of Family Services (Central Registry/Child Abuse) screenings

Open until filled per qualifications. For questions, please contact Human Resources,

816-523-5550 x7108.

Rose Brooks Center is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity.


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