HUMANE EDUCATION COORDINATOR

Recruitment #21-119-2193

Job Description

Can you rattle off our native wildlife faster than most people can order their coffee? Are you passionate about litterbox placement? Does talking to school groups about responsible pet ownership sound like the perfect way to spend a day? If so, this might just be the job for you! We are seeking a full time Humane Education Coordinator to join our dedicated and enthusiastic team here at Loudoun County Animal Services.

The Department is looking for a motivated and innovative educator who is ready to jump in and help grown our Humane Education program. The Humane Education Coordinator will play a vital role in our work, educating our community about animal welfare and how we all can make Loudoun County a more compassionate place for people and animals alike. Successful applicants will have experience presenting to a variety of audiences, be well-versed on relevant topics and enthusiastic about writing creative curriculum that educates our audience. Programs and events include but are not limited to, virtual shelter tours, scout group projects, birthdays, wildlife presentations, dog bite prevention classes, pet retention education and programming. A significant amount of programming may be conducted virtually, and candidates should be comfortable with a variety of digital meeting platforms. The Humane Education Coordinator works as part of the Outreach team and coordinates closely with team members to plan programs, events and recruit volunteers as necessary.

Candidates must have excellent communication and public speaking skills, be able to facilitate and maintain relationships in the community and work well in a dynamic, progressive environment. Candidate must have a strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite to create and disseminate messaging through written and visual materials. Loudoun County Animal Services is an award winning team, about to open a groundbreaking facility in Leesburg, and we are looking for someone who will join us to enthusiastically prepare and present educational curricula that will be in high demand.

Job Requirements

Requires Bachelor's degree and two years of related work experience especially with Developing community education and outreach programs; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements

This position is physically demanding, with the potential for exposure to infectious diseases, viruses, noxious fumes and chemicals, strong odors and loud and repetitive noises as well as risk of injury. Must be able to occasionally handle animals weighing over 75 pounds and routinely lift and carry animals in crates or carriers. Candidates may not have fears of or allergies to common companion animal species.

May be required to work and perform duties (other than normally assigned) during emergencies; subject to emergency to extend normal workday or work on a regularly scheduled day off including severe weather days when rest of County government is closed. Work is performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to evolving goals, priorities, and needs.

The candidate will be required to drive County vehicles regularly, including the 33ft mobile adoption unit. Applicants should be comfortable with the Pets for Life and Adopters Welcome models of animal welfare operations.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Valid driver's license and good driving record (driving records may be reviewed annually for continued qualification). Pass pre-employment background checks to include criminal and DMV.

Complete pre-exposure rabies vaccinations unless proof of prior vaccination is provided. Complete FEMA ICS Certifications 100, 200, 700 and 800 within one (1) year of hire. Certified Humane Education Specialist (CHES) preferred.