Looking for a career change which better reflects your passion? Have you ever thought about working to improve and save the lives of companion animals who are suffering in Atlanta? Take this opportunity to check us out now! LifeLine Animal Project at Fulton County Animal Services currently has the following job openings:

 

Reports to: Animal Care Manager

Responsible for cleaning cages and kennels, feeding animals, processing animals during intake, assisting people looking for their lost pets, and assisting customers who are interested in adopting a pet. Other duties may include washing dishes, doing laundry, unloading dog food, assisting with euthanasia, and other tasks as assigned.

Desired Skills:

  • Previous animal related employment experience required. Examples of previous experience include employment at an animal shelter, veterinary clinic, doggy daycare or other animal related business where you had hands-on experience with animals.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time (8 hours a day) and to bend and reach to perform assigned work activities. Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs without assistance.
  • Ability to interact with impounded dogs, cats, and other animals including vicious, stray, sick or injured animals. Ability to determine which animals are aggressive.
  • Ability to handle seeing and dealing with animals that have been abused, neglected, or treated cruelly.
  • Ability to learn/perform a variety of animal care related work activities.

Qualifications/Educational Background:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Must be available to work early mornings and on weekends.
  • Must pass background check and drug screening.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and salary history to employment@lifelineanimal.org.

Reports to: Community Programs Manager

Responsible for providing support and assistance to pet owners, community volunteers, and partners.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent customer service to clients, field officers, coworkers, and volunteers.
  • Deliver services and programs with an open-minded and inclusive attitude. Treat each community encounter with respect, kindness, and compassion.
  • Manage Friendly Finder program in the field and at the shelter. Communicate Friendly Finder process to stray finders. Process Friendly Finder Foster forms, coordinate with shelter staff for animal vaccines, photos, and other intake procedures. Arrange for transport for animal to and from field location as needed.
  • Coordinate with foster team to connect stray finders with foster volunteers on LifeLine’s foster waiting list.
  • Create FOUND flyers and post FOUND photos and descriptions on social media for animals found in the field and over-the-counter.
  • Respond to pet owners requesting assistance.
  • Connect owners to community resources such as food banks, medical services, temporary boarding, fence repair, or human services programs.
  • Provide re-homing packets to owners who wish to rehome their pets. Include adoption information, meet and greet instructions, questions to ask future owners, etc.
  • Offer information and counseling on spay/neuter, training classes, vaccine, and general pet care.
  • Offer owners food, crates, runners, and other supplies that may be available.
  • Keep records of all communications and assistance provided to owners and stray finders. Produce reports as requested.

Desired Skills:

  • Problem solving ability.
  • Compassion for animals and owners.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Passion for serving the community.
  • Clear oral and written communications.
  • General animal behavior and care knowledge.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in communication, note documentation, and data entry.

Qualifications/Educational Background:

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Georgia driver’s license and ability to meet insurance underwriting guidelines required.
  • Community outreach, social services, or advocacy experience.
  • Animal experience preferred.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and salary history to employment@lifelineanimal.org.

Reports to: Placement Supervisor

The Social Media Coordinator is responsible for creating and posting engaging, high-quality content, primarily videos and photos, for the Fulton County Animal Services social media pages. This person will also execute effective and creative engagement strategies while serving as the primary facilitator for online conversation through various social media and online channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Business, and Yelp). This person is responsible for responding and joining relevant conversations on behalf of LifeLine and the animals it cares for. Working closely with the marketing/communications team, this position will promote the needs of the shelter, enhance and increase LifeLine’s social media footprint and highlight lifesaving programs and initiatives while ensuring adherence to organizational brand standards. This position is also very hands-on with the animals in our shelter, in order to create videos, photograph and capture adoptable animals personalities to help drive adoptions, donations, and awareness. As part of the marketing team, this position will help with campaign planning and execution, graphic and video design.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Photograph and create videos for shelter animals for posting to social media with the intention of increasing adoptions, foster and rescue placement.
  • Photograph and write bios for shelter animals’ adoption page listing on website.
  • Educate and interact with others within the digital community.
  • Create and post positive, interesting and engaging content on LifeLine platforms.
  • Respond and address customer feedback and concerns.
  • Coordinate with shelter departments to develop digital content that assists with adoptions, donations and volunteer activities. Work hand-in-hand with marketing team to support LifeLine events, programs and initiatives.
  • Steer online conversations to promote positive conversations and escalate any concerns to marketing/communications and shelter team.
  • Help post, promote and oversee content on internal volunteer and team pages to inform and engage our internal supporters as well.
  • Work with volunteer content teams to coach and leverage content for social media channels.
  • Create graphic and video design elements for various content needs including presentations, flyers, videos, campaigns and more.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Knowledge of photography and videography.
  • Graphic design and video editing experience.
  • Basic knowledge of DSLR cameras
  • Excellent and professional written communication skills and grammar.
  • Expertise in Adobe photo and video editing software.
  • Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Professional experience using social media for business success a plus.
  • Flexibility to react to changes in shelter priorities.
  • Experienced, or expected to learn essential animal handling techniques and understand basic animal behavior.
  • Must love animals and be able to handle large dogs comfortably.
  • Must be self-sufficient in getting animals out of the kennel to photograph and video.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and salary history to employment@lifelineanimal.org.

Reports to: Director of Animal Care

Assisting the veterinarian by performing health checks, surgery, and providing medications for animals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform intake on new animals including exam, vaccines, testing.
  • Examine animals in the shelter for diseases, parasites, injuries and other afflictions.
  • Assist the veterinarian with diagnostic exams and medical procedures.
  • Collect blood, urine, and stool samples as needed.
  • Prepare animals for surgery. Monitor health during surgery and recovery.
  • Administer vaccinations and medications for animals in the clinic and kennel.
  • Perform basic first aid on injured animals.
  • Maintain cleanliness and orderliness of medication and medical equipment.
  • Clean instruments and surfaces. Wrap packs.
  • Clean recovery and other cages in the clinic area. Clean crates if needed.
  • Data entry of medical information, procedures, and notes.

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of general animal care principles and practices.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods (8 hours a day) and to bend and reach to perform assigned work activities.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. without assistance.
  • Ability to interact with impounded dogs, cats and other animals including vicious, stray, sick or injured animals. Ability to handle seeing and dealing with animals that have been abused, neglected or treated cruelly.
  • Ability to understand and follow a variety of oral and written instructions/procedures.
  • Ability to learn animal management software system and accurately enter information into the software system.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to learn/perform a variety of animal care related work activities.
  • Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity.
  • Ability to handle performing or assisting with euthanasia.

Working Conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, employee may be exposed to a kennel that is not air-conditioned and may be exposed to unpleasant kennel smells. May have to handle dogs and cats that are stray, injured, diseased or vicious. May also be exposed to animal carcasses.

Qualifications/Educational Background:

  • Minimum of high school diploma.
  • One+ years’ experience in animal related field preferred.
  • Certification in euthanasia may be required.
  • Drivers license may be required.
  • Must be available to work on weekends.
  • Must pass background check and drug screening.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must like animals!

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to employment@lifelineanimal.org.