K9s For Warriors is the nation’s largest provider of service dogs to veterans suffering from the invisible wounds of war, such as Post-traumatic Stress. Our unique, in-house program helps change the lives of American heroes by pairing them with a battle buddy, who was likely a rescue dog, and then teaching him or her to utilize that dog to mitigate the symptoms of their disabilities. It takes a team effort to make this happen. Our dedicated staff, no matter what department, comes into work knowing that they are helping to save lives! Our mission-first culture has guided our incredible success and growth. In order to help fuel our life-changing program, we are in search of a K9 Procurement and Adoption Specialist.
Role and Responsibilities
Under the general direction and supervision of the Manager of Training, the specialist is responsible for the procurement and adoption of the dogs in our program and maintaining of all associated records and documentation. Adoption duties include but are not limited to: setting up posts on the Facebook site and reviewing applicants; setting up appointments for applicants to meet the dogs they are interested in. Other duties include: responding to emails on general K9s info address and responding to voice messages. Must be able to travel to animal shelters and humane societies for the temperament testing and procurement of dogs. Required to maintain relationships with various breeders, shelters, organizations so that quality dogs can be procured for our program.
Must actively be able to read, speak, and write in English. Must have basic computer literacy skills and can handle multiple unrelated tasks simultaneously while working in a busy environment.
Must be able to lift 50 lbs., work on feet for most of the day. Specialist will be required to work all shifts, including nights and weekends when scheduled.
Must be able to work independently with little or no supervision and handle oneself in a professional manner when dealing with the various shelters/rescues.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
H.S. diploma or equivalent.
Ability to multi-task
Good organization and time management skills
Ability to work independently and also within a group setting.
Make appointments for dogs entering kennel to have their hips evaluated by veterinarian.
Provide transportation for dogs with regards to veterinary care and when dogs need to be surrendered back to shelters of origin.
Create posts on FB Dog Connection page for our adoptable dogs
Good communication skills a must
Need to be able to walk through a shelter and look at all types of dogs objectively and follow the company’s guidelines
Some kennel experience preferred but not required.
K9s For Warriors provides competitive compensation, a full benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, FSA, and supplemental benefits for yourself and your dependents. K9s For Warriors pays in full; Life, STD, LTD for all employees, and company match to our 401K plan. We offer PTO and Holiday pay as part of our total compensation package. We are an EEO employer. M/F/V/D
Full time, 40 hours per week.