Overview

Job Title: Animal Care Coordinator

Job Status: Full Time

Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director

Position: The Animal Care Coordinator assists in the care of the 200+ animals (pigs, chickens, roosters, cows, turkeys, sheep, goats, horses, donkeys, llamas, alpacas, emus, geese, ducks, guinea fowl, peacock, peahens, and others) living at the sanctuary. The Animal Care Coordinator is a part of a 2-person supervisory team (along with our current Animal Care Coordinator) and is responsible for the cleaning, feeding, and medical care of the animals, as well as supervising staff and working with volunteers.   See below for specific responsibilities and duties.

Responsibilities

  • Animal feeding/watering/grooming/socialization and maintaining animal feed schedules
  • Daily animal health care and maintaining treatment records
  • Daily cleaning duties and maintaining the animal habitats, shelters and other areas
  • Leading weekly and monthly species health checks
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate 3-4 Animal Caregivers and Sanctuary Keepers
  • Work with the Outreach Coordinator to come up with tasks for Volunteer Workdays
  • Perform a weekly perimeter check
  • Examine, in the detail, all animal habitats and enclosures and fix any issues as necessary
  • Maintaining neat and organized work and storage spaces
  • Weekly status meetings with the Executive Director and daily check-ins as needed
  • Transport animals as needed
  • Ensuring tools & other items are put away at end of day
  • Taking weekly inventory of supplies and ordering what is needed
  • Assisting with veterinary visits and setting up treatment protocols
  • Completing office projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • MUST adhere to a vegan and cruelty-free lifestyle
  • Passionate about working for and with farmed animals
  • Previous farmed animal sanctuary experience (or related experience) required (1-2 years)
  • Previous supervisory experience required (1-2 years)
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Good animal behavior and observation skills
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions, including cold/wet weather and hot summers
  • Able to lift 50 pounds and perform strenuous/manual labor
  • Works well with a variety of people
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Able to follow detailed instructions and meet time sensitive demands
  • Able to learn and process new information quickly
  • Able to develop new processes and implement
  • Team player and self-motivator
  • Comfortable dealing politely with the general public
  • Committed to FCFS’s mission and a desire to be a part of the FCFS family
  • Willing to work on weekends/holidays/varying shift times as needed
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record (subject to verification)

Hours/Days: 40 hours/week, days off vary depending on activities at the sanctuary; required to work some holidays

Salary: based on experience and qualifications

Benefits Package:  Paid vacation, health, and dental insurance

Start Date: As soon as possible

To apply, please submit cover letter (discuss your vegan journey), resume, and three references to Gabby Mora at: gabbym@fcfsanctuary.org

Tagged as: animal care

About Full Circle Farm Sanctuary

Organization Description: Full Circle Farm Sanctuary (FCFS) is a 50 acre sanctuary located in Warm Springs Georgia that serves as a permanent safe haven for farmed animals. In addition to providing a nurturing lifetime home for over 100 animals here at our sanctuary, we also network with other sanctuaries and animal advocates in efforts to help find loving forever homes for many more animals who need our help. Likewise, through one-on-one interactions with our rescued animal resident ambassadors, along with community outreach and education, we strive to bring public perceptions of farmed animals full circle to embrace true compassion for ALL.

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