Employment Opportunity: Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator (Part-time, term)

The Saskatchewan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Saskatchewan SPCA) is working to raise awareness of the human-animal bond and promote the humane treatment of animals.

Saskatchewan Towards Offering Partnership Solutions (STOPS) to Violence is a province-wide partnership that promotes healthy relationships and strong, safe, violence free communities.

PATHS (Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services) of Saskatchewan is a provincial association for 21 women’s shelters and domestic violence counselling agencies.

The three organizations collaborate on initiatives aimed at supporting the growth of strong and healthy communities through improved access to resources for the victims of interpersonal violence and abuse. A joint research study completed in the spring of 2016 explored how concerns about animal safety impact the decision making of individuals leaving situations involving interpersonal violence. Building on this study, the new Animal Safekeeping Program aims to help improve the safety of persons fleeing interpersonal violence and abuse in Saskatchewan, and their animals.

The position:

The Program Coordinator will play a key role in the research and planning required for the successful launch of this program. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team is essential.

Responsibilities include:

  • develop education and training materials for the staffs of human service and animal welfare organizations;
  • deliver regional educational sessions on the link between interpersonal violence and animal abuse;
  • create a database of animal safekeeping resources to assist the victims of interpersonal violence and abuse;
  • assist in the planning and staging of a provincial conference;
  • help grow the number of organizations providing animal safekeeping services and supports in Saskatchewan;
  • explore new options for emergency and longer-term animal safekeeping services and supports; and
  • promote cooperation and collaboration between the human services and the animal welfare sectors.

The Program Coordinator will be based in Saskatoon. The successful candidate will be able to travel periodically, and work weekends and evenings, as required. A valid Saskatchewan driver’s license and reliable transportation are required. Related travel expenses will be reimbursed.

The candidate: 

This position will appeal to individuals with an undergraduate degree or other education/experience in the areas of social work, the humanities, education, veterinary medicine, or veterinary technology.

The successful candidate will also possess:

  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Good research skills
  • Strong problem solving capabilities
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Familiarity with the use of MS Access or other database program

Salary:    

Dependent upon experience

This is a part-time, term position, with possibility of extension.

Term:  February 15, 2017 to November 30, 2017

¾ time:  30 hours per week

To apply: 

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to info@sspca.ca by January 14, 2017.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note the successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal records check.

Funding for the Animal Safekeeping Program has been provided by the Community Initiatives Fund. The Community Initiatives Fund invests in the quality of life of Saskatchewan residents by offering grants for community projects that help support community development, inclusion, leadership and vitality.