The Community Advocate engages in grassroots efforts to increase overall wellness and the percentage of altered pets in focus communities by promoting the ASPCA C.A.R.E.S. program awareness, building trusted partnerships with community residents and agency leaders, and connecting ASPCA pet services directly to people who need them.
- Build relationships with community residents to promote & connect with people in need of ASPCA C.A.R.E.S. services
- Achieve spay/neuter goals in your assigned territory
- Plan, promote & execute events to connect people & the most at-risk pets to services we offer in the focus areas
- Share information about the benefits of spay/neuter to individuals and groups in focus areas
- Schedule spay/neuter appointments & follow up to drive 100% appointment compliance
- Meet and greet clients at clinic locations at prior to intake, transport pets to clinics as needed (flexible hours required)
- Gather & track outreach data and results; submit reports as required
- Serve as a liaison to connect people with pet services provided by partner agencies
- Identify and scout out new clinic locations and assist in improving current locations
- Cultivate and maintain new partnerships with local businesses, libraries, public housing leaders, community centers, and other organizations that lead to increased awareness about spay/neuter
- Seek out opportunities and represent the ASPCA and staff display booths at community fairs, festivals and other events in the focus areas
- Seek out potential volunteer partners to provide outreach and programming support in focus areas
- Represent ASPCA at local community forums to inform public about MSNC and benefits of spay/neuter in general
- Attend all staff meetings and training sessions.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Current NYS driver license with strong driving record required.
- Access to personal vehicle preferred.
- Must have 2-3 years of professional work experience community organizing, social service, sales or customer service experience.
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
- Must possess excellent verbal communication skills.
- Must possess excellent customer service skills.
- Must possess ability to manage multiple tasks.
- Must possess ability to work independently as well as part of team.
- Must possess strong self-motivation skills and ability to pay close attention to details.
- Must have strong interest in animal welfare and promoting spay/neuter.
- Must have experience with and/or interest in working with diverse urban populations.
- Must be able to present oneself and the ASPCA professionally.
This full-time position and is approximately 40 hours per week Tuesday through Saturday and may require evenings.
Our generous benefit package includes the following for full-time employees and (if qualified, we offer domestic partner coverage!) Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, 401(k), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Transit checks, Tuition Assistance Program, Training Seminars, EAP, 50% hospital discount, Vacation, Sick, Personal & Company Holiday time off.