We are hiring!

Wonderful John, our current Community Coordinator, is going to tech school! While we are thrilled for him, we need a new Community Coordinator. We are looking for a VMA/VMR or RVT for a full time position.

If you think you fit the qualifications described below, please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to AlbertaHelpingAnimalsSociety@gmail.com with your name and “Community Coordinator position” in the Subject line. We thank everyone for applying but we will only contact those we will be interviewing.

After we hire our new Community Coordinator, we will also be hiring a Medical Associate, full or part time RVT or vet, so watch for that ad!

Community Coordinator                                                                  

Job Description

Alberta Helping Animals Society (AHAS) supports the human-animal bond between vulnerable people in Edmonton and their companion animals.  AHAS also fund raises to support AHAS Home Veterinary Services, providing veterinary care to our clients.  Reporting to the President of Alberta Helping Animals Society, the Community Coordinator will be the first point of contact for AHAS and AHAS Home Veterinary Services clients and the wider community.  This is a full-time (35 hours a week) position, including some weekend days.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Respond to requests that come through phone, text, email, and social media
  • Direct requests to appropriate resources as necessary
  • Verify client eligibility for AHAS Home Veterinary Services
  • Schedule AHAS Home Veterinary Services appointments and prepare associated paperwork
  • Complete client, animal, and histories in electronic medical record
  • Assist RVTs and veterinarians as necessary in clinics and on calls
  • Schedule food pick-up and delivery to the Inner City Pet Food Bank
  • Schedule donated medications and supplies pick-up for AHAS Home Vet Services
  • Coordinate volunteers as necessary
  • Identify information and educational needs of our clients
  • Assist the Board in community out-reach events

Qualifications

  • Veterinary Medical Assistant/Receptionist certificate, Animal Health Technologist diploma, or related experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an animal or veterinary field
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Occasional access to a vehicle
  • Knowledge of different neighborhoods in Edmonton
  • Excellent client communication skills
  • Sensitivity to the particular circumstances of vulnerable people
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong attention to detail organization, and record-keeping skills
  • Self-confidence and a positive attitude towards work