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Fundraising Officer
Veterinarian
Animal Care and Adoption Specialist (ACAS)


Fundraising Officer

Duties:
This position will primarily be managing our development program, identifying and cultivating prospects, and engaging PARL’s community and stakeholders. This is a new position that the successful candidate will have the opportunity to build. The Fundraising Officer will report to the Executive Director. This position is responsible for managing and implementing campaigns for fundraising, donor engagement and retention, and new donor acquisition in order to expand and diversify PARL’s base of support and increase giving. The Officer will have the opportunity to dig in and build systems and programs that support PARL’s current activities and future growth; manage annual appeal plans and activities, prospect development, advocacy and list growth; research and plan approaches to grant and individual prospects; manage community and corporate outreach; plan and implement fundraising and donor cultivation events (help with sponsor recruitment, work with volunteer host committees, coordinate event promotion, materials and onsite event management). Working with Gifts Administration staff, Officer will oversee donor tracking platform and coordinate with staff responsible for data management.

This is an all-round fundraising position, working in partnership with the Executive Director and Board of Directors. The Officer will have significant responsibility for engaging with and raising donations from a wide range of stakeholders, and is expected to take a systematic approach to planning, executing, and documenting programs in order to build a measurable and sustainable fundraising program. Where needed, the Officer will have both volunteer and staff support to achieve his/her goals.

Experience Required: The successful candidate will have three to five years of experience in development with a proven fundraising track record; experience developing and maintaining productive working relationships with board members and donors; have familiarity with customer/donor relationship management software (preferably Salesforce); and be a strong email, phone, and in-person communicator. He or she must be able to prioritize projects and tasks effectively, work independently as well as collaboratively, take initiative, demonstrate resourcefulness, and respond flexibly to changing demands in a dynamic work environment.

We seek: Excellent communication skills, including writing and speaking
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate effectively to senior professionals and community stakeholders
• Organizational ability and teamwork orientation
• Must be able to juggle multiple projects, prioritize activities, and meet deadlines

We require:
• Bachelors degree and 3+ years relevant experience, preferably in a non-profit environment with similar responsibilities.
• Strong customer service and interpersonal skills.
• Strong computer aptitude.
• Experience in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and Outlook.
• Experience with Salesforce or similar donor/CRM software
• Must be able to prioritize, manage, follow through and report on multiple tasks on a regular basis. Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail and accuracy.
• High level of professionalism, diplomacy, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to solve problems creatively.

Wage or Salary: $36,000-$39,000
Approximate Work Hours or Days: 40 hours per week
Posting End Date: 4/1/2017

How To Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter via email to parlcareers@gmail.com. We appreciate your understanding that we do not accept telephone inquiries about open positions. Only complete applications (both a cover letter and resume) will be considered for this position.

About PARL

The Providence Animal Rescue League (PARL) is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1913. PARL serves communities throughout Rhode Island and beyond. It receives no federal or state funding and rely solely on donations from generous individuals, businesses, and foundations to support its programs and services.

PARL's mission statement is to provide for the rescue and relief of suffering or homeless animals and perform charitable or benevolent acts for the welfare of animals. PARL's mission is accomplished by providing appropriate shelter and humane care for homeless animals, seeking permanent responsible homes for adoptable animals, reducing pet overpopulation through strict spay/neuter measures, and providing a diversity of humane education programs to meet community needs.

PARL will only help animals by working proactively and compassionately with people. Reflected in all of its programs and services is the belief that people and animals are inherently good. PARL strives to create a judgment free and caring environment for all community members seeking its services, whether they are surrendering a pet, adopting, or utilizing low-cost services. Those interested in becoming a part of the organization are expected to promote and exemplify this positive and understanding culture.

PARL is licensed by the RI Department of Environment Management and the RI Department of Health. All Animal Welfare Services are provided under the direction of RI licensed veterinarians.

PARL Philosophy

We will only help animals by working proactively and compassionately with people. Reflected in all of our programs and services is our belief that people and animals are inherently good. We strive to create a judgment free and caring environment for all community members seeking our services, whether they are surrendering a pet, adopting, or utilizing our low-cost services. Those interested in becoming a part of our organization are expected to promote and exemplify this positive and understanding culture.


Veterinarian

Contract, Part-time

The Organization
The Providence Animal Rescue League is a professional and knowledgeable community resource committed to serving and advocating for people and their companion animals. We are a progressive leader in our field, which provides positive solutions to maintain the human-animal bond. We believe that we will only help animals by working proactively and compassionately with people. In order to achieve this, we provide an understanding and caring environment for all community members seeking our services; whether they are surrendering a pet, adopting, or utilizing our low-cost services.

Position Summary
The Veterinarian will assist the organization’s efforts to provide high quality veterinary care to all animals served by the organization. This position will ensure that animals utilizing PARL’s services will receive preventative medical care, prompt diagnosis and treatment of illness, and relief from suffering.

Essential Functions
• Perform routine health screenings/wellness examinations on animals in PARL’s care and determine the recommended individual treatment protocols.
• Contribute to creation, implementation and maintenance of shelter medical protocols to ensure effective treatment and care of individual animals while maintaining awareness and consideration of herd health.
• Act as Lead Veterinarian during community wellness clinics; performing vaccinations, exams, and other treatments to publicly owned animals. Work with management to streamline procedures during these events.
• Participate in the euthanasia decision process in conjunction with the shelter team.
• Provide post-adoption support for animals exhibiting shelter related illness.
• Maintain strict control of all drugs and complete paperwork efficiently and accurately.
• Act as a liaison between outside veterinary hospitals and the Providence Animal Rescue League. Consult with other Veterinarians on shelter health issues as needed.
• Participate in staff discussions and provide guidance and training on medical and technical matters.
• Be available to consult during medical emergency situations to help guide decisions.

Qualifications
• Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
• 2 or more years experience in the practice of Veterinary Medicine, experience with shelter medicine preferred.
• A valid and current Rhode Island license to practice Veterinary Medicine.
• Good oral, written and presentation skills preferred.
• A high level of professionalism and strong interpersonal skills.
• A sense of humor.

Physical Requirements
• Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required.
• Physical ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands, to hear, to see, to move animals and materials.
• Allergic conditions, which would be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification.
• Occasional need to lift 50 pounds
• Occasional high noise level
• Some exposure to extreme weather conditions

Compensation
The Providence Animal Rescue League will provide a competitive salary for this contract, part-time position.

Availability
1-2 hours Monday through Friday mornings. Occasional weekend hours for community wellness clinics.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter via email to parlcareers@gmail.com. We appreciate your understanding that we do not accept telephone inquiries about open positions. Only complete applications (both a cover letter and resume) will be considered for this position.


Animal Care and Adoption Specialist (ACAS)

Part-Time Non-Exempt Position

Non-profit Organization
The Providence Animal Rescue League is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1913. PARL serves communities throughout Rhode Island and beyond. We receive no federal or state funding and rely solely on donations from generous individuals, businesses, and foundations to support our work.

PARL Philosophy
PARL is a professional and knowledgeable community resource committed to serving and advocating for people and their companion animals. We are a progressive leader in our field, which provides positive solutions to maintain the human-animal bond.
The Providence Animal Rescue League believes that we will only help animals by working proactively and compassionately with people. We strive to create an understanding and caring environment for all community members seeking our services; whether they are surrendering a pet, adopting, or utilizing our low-cost services.
Those involved in our organization are expected to promote and exemplify this positive and understanding culture.

General Position Summary
The ACAS will be responsible for the daily care, intake, and adoptions for resident cats, dogs, and small animals. The ACAS will also be responsible for Customer Service, Behavior Evaluations, Animal Training and Enrichment, and Medical Care. Must enjoy interacting with people and have a positive attitude.

Responsibilities include
• Actively reaching out to and interacting with the general public, specifically talking with prospective adopters to find out what they are looking for in a pet and working with them to make good matches.
• Feeding, cleaning and care of animals and building as needed, including spot cleaning of animal and public areas throughout the day.
• Monitoring the health of the animals on an ongoing basis and rapidly identifying any health problems or conditions (medical or behavioral) and immediately reporting it to the Clinic.
• Helping people through the adoption process, sharing information about animal care and behavior, having open conversations with adopters to make matches, and communicating with the applicant in such a manner that maintains a courteous and friendly attitude.
• Counseling clients on available options to assist their pets, and scheduling surrender appointments as needed.
• Performing behavior evaluations on dogs and preparing animals for adoption (includes, but not limited to: taking pictures, writing profiles, editing computer database, and completing paperwork)
• Working with, training and supervising volunteers
• Advising people who are having a problem with their pet and/or who want to surrender their pet.
• Willingness and ability to learn the computer database program used to track animals in the shelter.
• Willingness and ability to learn about cat and dog behavior, common issues, and ways to address them in order to make good adoption matches and to keep animals in homes.
• Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
• Working courteously and cooperatively with other staff members, volunteers, and the public.

Specific Job Skills
• Strong interpersonal skills. The ideal person for this job would be personable, outgoing, patient, professional, and able to get along well with a variety of people.
• Excellent written and oral communications skills.
• Generalized computer and database proficiency
• Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction.
• Maturity, good judgment and a professional personal appearance.
• Ability to read, write and understand English.
• Flexibility, ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize them.
• The ability to remain pleasant and calm even in stressful situations.
• Familiarity with animals, knowledge of animal behavior or experience working with animals is a plus.
• Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical and/or other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.

Physical Requirements
• Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required.
• Physical ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands, to hear, to see, to move animals and materials.
• Occasional need to lift up to 50 pounds
• Occasional high noise level
• Some exposure to extreme weather conditions

Educational Requirements
Two years working in a Customer Service focused field and two years of experience with animals preferred.

Details
Availability and a willingness to work a flexible schedule are a plus. Daily reporting hours and days of the week may vary based on shelter needs. Hours will typically range between 32 – 40 hours a week. Includes weekend and holiday work. Must be at least 18 years of age and have valid driver’s license. $9.60 - $10.00 per hour, DOE.