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  • Nonprofit Management Internships

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    at Paws4ever

    On-going

    Paws4ever, a unique animal services agency in Mebane, seeks a creative, dedicated and detail-oriented student specifically interested in the nonprofit field for an internship. We currently have particular needs in the areas of volunteer management, fundraising/event planning, and communication.

    The details of a particular internship will be developed according to the current needs of the organization and the interests of the student.
    Examples of potential projects include:

    -helping to organize a fundraising event
    -creating marketing plans
    -curating a digital resource library
    -storytelling through photos and videos


    The candidate must be able to meet strict deadlines and work independently. The intern is expected to work at least 10 hours a week, and may work up to 40 hours a week if interested. Hours are flexible. It is preferable for the intern to work on-site at Paws4ever, although some work may be accomplished at home. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required. This position is unpaid, but may be used for course credit (if applicable).

    This position will serve as an excellent foundation for most careers in nonprofit management. The position will offer the student the opportunity to grow his/her interpersonal communications, public relations and organizational operations experience.

    Preference will be given to candidates with strong organizational and communication skills. A background in development, graphic design, or event planning is a plus.

    To apply for this position, please submit cover letter and resume to Kathryn Ruggeri at kathryn@paws4ever.org


  • Paws4ever's 2018 Annual Report

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    Thank you for an amazing year

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    Paws4ever's 2018 Annual Report is here! We are so grateful to all of our supporters, volunteers, adopters, training students, ReSale Store customers, and event attendees for helping us to serve more than 500 animals last year.

    2018 was a year of growth at Paws4ever. We participated in the Cat Pawsitive Pro program, launched a new foster network, began daily enrichment activities with our dogs, refreshed our training curriculum, and provided new learning opportunities for our volunteers.

    We hope that you will read our annual report and reflect with us on the lives we touched together last year. We thank you for a great year, and we look forward to having an even greater impact in our community in 2019!


  • Now Hiring!

    Now-Hiring

    Volunteer Manager (Part Time)

    Applications accepted until position is filled


    Purpose
    Paws4ever, an animal adoption center, dog training facility and Legacy Care Residence in Mebane, North Carolina, seeks a personable and organized individual to manage Paws4ever’s volunteer programs, enabling Paws4ever to continue in and strengthen its mission of creating and growing lifetime relationships between pets and people
    through adoption, training, education & care.

    Primary duties for this part-time position (20 hours per week) include recruiting, orienting, training, managing, and supporting all Paws4ever volunteers, as well as providing guidance, support, resources and tools to staff who supervise volunteers. These include volunteers in our Adoption Center, foster homes, ReSale Store, special events, and other volunteers as needed. The Manager will also be responsible for developing and implementing volunteer policies, maintaining a volunteer database, designing weekly volunteer communications to provide updates and keep volunteers engaged, acknowledging and appreciating volunteers, representing Paws4ever at community engagement events, and providing tours to Paws4ever guests.

    Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 1 to 2 years of experience in volunteer management or similar field. Animal welfare and customer service experience preferred. Ability to work flexible hours, which will include some evenings and weekends. Must have a valid driver’s license with access to reliable transportation. The ideal candidate will enjoy public speaking, have strong interpersonal and written communication skills, and possess a strong sense of personal responsibility, passion for our cause, and a commitment to excellence. Pay range for this position is $11-$13 per hour. For the full job description, see link below.

    Skills and Experience
     Ability to communicate skillfully and effectively with a diverse staff, volunteers and community in a professional, pleasant, respectful, and courteous manner at all times.
     Strong interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations.
     Candidate should be a team player, personable, professional, upbeat, and energetic, who takes initiative, uses tact, diplomacy and uses great customer service skills.
     Experience developing and implementing policies and procedures in a positive and fair manner.
     Ability to problem solve and work with minimal supervision.
     Ability to set goals, and work independently to plan and carry out projects.
     Strong presentation skills both one-on-one and in a group setting.
     Demonstrated ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
     Proven attention to detail with organizational and time management skills.
     Experience in care for and handling cats and dogs in a safe, effective and humane manner.

    Computer Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Office applications, especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Comfortable learning new systems, including online information systems (i.e. Volgistics) and shelter software such as Petstablished.

    Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs, balance, and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Work at a computer for extended periods to include repetitive typing, arm and hand motion. Lifting and
    handling dogs and cats, including bending and stooping. Must be comfortable working with cats and dogs of all sizes and temperaments.

    Work Environment: Work is performed in a kennel/shelter setting. Exposure to disinfectant solutions and zoonotic diseases possible. Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling or working around animals. There will be exposure to animal noises, odors and dander. Most time will be spent in a typical air conditioned and heated office environment.

    To Apply:
    Applications accepted until the position is filled. To apply, submit resume and cover letter to jobs@paws4ever.org and specify “Volunteer Manager” in the subject line.

    View the full job description in the link below!


  • Now Hiring!

    Now-Hiring

    Behavior Specialist (Part Time)

    Applications accepted until position is filled


    Purpose
    Paws4ever, an animal adoption center, dog training facility and Legacy Care Residence in Mebane, North Carolina, seeks a skilled and personable individual to provide safe, high-quality behavioral support from intake through to adoption and beyond. The Behavior Specialist is responsible for coordinating all Paws4ever programs intended to support the well-being of all animals at the Adoption Center, enabling Paws4ever to continue in and strengthen its mission of creating and growing lifetime relationships between pets and people through adoption, training, education & care.

    Primary duties for this part-time position (20-25 hours per week) include building shelter partner relationships, managing the intake process and performing intake evaluations, developing and managing stress reduction and enrichment initiatives, and identifying and addressing problem behaviors in Paws4ever animals. The Specialist also trains, supports, communicates and collaborates with staff in the Adoption Center in order to optimize the health and welfare of animals, and whenever possible, to set them up for success in a new home. As a member of the Adoption Center team, the Behavior Specialist will also assist in providing quality care for the animals at the Adoption Center and in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment.

    Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field plus 1 to 2 years of experience in animal training/behavior or similar education/experience. CPDT-KA or KPA-CT preferred, or currently pursuing education specific to dog training and/or dog/cat behavior through an equivalent accredited certification program. Animal shelter experience preferred and customer service experience a plus. Ability to work flexible hours, which will include some evenings and weekends. Must have a valid driver’s license with access to reliable transportation. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the mission of Paws4ever and knowledge of and commitment to animal welfare issues. Pay range for this position is $11-$13 per hour. For the full job description visit www.paws4ever.org.

    Skills and Experience
    • Extensive knowledge regarding canine and feline behavior issues.
    • Demonstrated training experience and knowledge in animal behavior and the practical application of science-based training techniques, including working knowledge of operant conditioning and positive reinforcement.
    • Experience addressing both basic and moderate obedience and behavior problems, as well as knowledge of breed characteristics, skill interpreting canine and feline body language, and experience with basic canine behavior functional assessments.
    • Ability to communicate skillfully and effectively with a diverse staff, volunteers and community in a professional, pleasant, respectful, and courteous manner at all times.
    • Strong presentation skills both one-on-one and in a group setting.
    • Proven attention to detail with organizational and time management skills.
    • Experience in care for and handling cats and dogs in a safe, effective and humane manner.
    Computer Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Office applications, especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Comfortable learning new systems, including shelter software such as Petstablished.

    Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs, balance, and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Work at a computer for extended periods to include repetitive typing, arm and hand motion. Lifting and handling dogs and cats, including bending and stooping. Must be comfortable working with cats and dogs of all sizes and temperaments.
    Work Environment: Work is performed in a kennel/shelter setting. Exposure to disinfectant solutions and zoonotic diseases possible. Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling or working around animals. There will be exposure to animal noises, odors and dander.

    To Apply:
    Applications accepted until the position is filled. To apply, submit resume and cover letter to jobs@paws4ever.org and specify “Behavior Specialist” in the subject line.

    See full job description in the link below


EVENTS

  • Events Calendar

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    What's happening at Paws4ever?

    Check out our events below!


    There's always something new at Paws4ever! We host events of all kinds to bring the community together and have fun with our four-legged friends. See what's on our events calendar or scroll down to see details for some of our events.



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