Foster Coordinator

Job Description

Dogs of Gyumri is currently looking for an volunteer to assist in all aspects of coordinating our foster program which is going to expand outside of Gyumri for the first time and into the United States. This is a volunteer, non-paid, position.

The Foster Coordinator would contribute to D.O.G.'s cause of helping the dogs in Gyumri by fulfilling the following responsibilities: 

  • Assist in the screening, interviewing, and approval of foster parents for D.O.G.'s U.S. foster program
  • Maintain communication with foster parents to understand the foster dog's needs 
  • Coordinate funding for foster homes for dog food, toys, and veterinary care as needed
  • Engage with communities within the United States by reaching out to potential foster parents and providing them with information about the foster program
  • Manage potential foster conflicts
  • Regularly engage with foster parents to promote foster programs and animals in need of foster placement. 
  • Ensure a positive experience for all foster parents through customer care and service.

The ideal Foster Coordinator would have the following qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team
  • Fluent in English (Armenian is a plus, but not required)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a customer service orientation. Ability to communicate effectively, courteously, and professionally with a variety of individuals representing the organization. Ability to conduct and handle difficult conversations.
  • Effective in written and oral communication
  • Demonstrate care and concern for the well-being of people as well as animals
  • No previous experience in a shelter environment is required.

Work Environment:

  • This is a remote job and can be done from anywhere in the U.S. Applicants must be available to video chat, email, or message staff in Armenia when necessary. 

Apply by Email

If you are interested in this opportunity, you can apply by email by sending your resume to dogsofgyumri@gmail.com with "Foster Coordinator Application" in the subject line.