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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.

    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.

    Paws4ever is dedicated to creating and growing lifetime relationships between pets and people through adoption, training, education & care.
    Learn more at paws4ever.org

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


  • Now Hiring!

    Now-Hiring

    Dog Training Instructor (Part Time)

    Applications accepted until position is filled


    Title
    Dog Training Instructor (part-time position)

    Supervisor
    Dog Training Program Manager

    Purpose
    Paws4ever, an animal welfare nonprofit in Mebane, North Carolina, seeks a skilled and personable dog trainer to serve as Dog Training Instructor. Paws4ever is dedicated to creating and growing lifetime relationships between pets and people through adoption, training, education, and care. As one of our core programs, the Dog Training Program offers a comprehensive array of reward-based training opportunities to our community for affordable prices, and supports the assessment, enrichment, and training of dogs staying in our Adoption Center.

    The Dog Training Instructor is responsible for providing training services in the form of group dog training classes, private lessons, and one-on-one coaching as assigned.

    Qualifications & Requirements
    Qualifications include a high school diploma (or equivalent) and CPDT-KA, or KPA-CTP, or currently pursuing education specific to dog training through an equivalent accredited certification program. Candidate must have a minimum of two years’ experience in dog behavior, health, handling, training, and care, with a minimum of one year experience coaching dog owners in both group classes and private lessons, either professionally or as a skilled volunteer. Candidate must have 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. Candidate should have experience addressing both basic and moderate obedience and behavior problems, as well as knowledge of breed characteristics, skill interpreting canine body language, and experience with basic canine behavior functional assessments. The ideal candidate will have strong customer service skills and a passion for and understanding of the Paws4ever mission to create and grow lifetime relationships between pets and people through adoption, training, education and care.

    The Dog Training Instructor is expected to work approximately 5-10 hours per week, with evenings and weekends required. The Dog Training Instructor reports to the Dog Training Program Manager, and ultimately to the Executive Director. The salary range for this position is $12-15/hour, paid bi-weekly.

    Working Conditions: Work may be 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.


    To Apply:
    Expected start date is January 2019. Applications accepted until position is filled. To apply, submit resume and cover letter to jobs@paws4ever.org and specify “Dog Training Instructor” in the subject line.


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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