Foster Application Vetter
Making Dallas a No-Kill city is a big job and as a volunteer-based organization, we need a lot of great volunteers to do it. As a Foster Application Vetter, you'll conduct professional interviews with those who have applied to foster our animals. This is key to making sure the fostering arrangement is the right fit for the individual, the organization and most importantly - the pet!
Department and/or Team: Foster
Reports to: This position reports to the Foster Vetter Team Lead, the Foster Directors, and the Executive Director.
Works with: Will have regular and continuous contact virtually or over the phone with team leaders, foster representatives, potential foster parents, and other volunteers. Contacts with others will require tactful exchanges and a positive, professional demeanor.
Cold call applicants generated via email or from events to invite them to foster
Respond to all when they are able to take an interview so the rest of the team is aware of which applications still need attention and which are covered
Use the provided questionnaire to conduct professional interviews of applicants within 24 hours of the application’s submittal
Input data from the questionnaire into the appropriate area of the Foster Worksheet
Report findings to the team so further action may be taken in sending out welcome email when applications have been approved
Decline foster offers when needed
Assist with any other duties needed to help drive Dallas Pets Alive!’s mission and support our values
- Must not have conflicting associations with similar non-profit organizations or business(es) related to animal welfare
Must be a high school graduate with some related animal/rescue group experience preferred
Ability to work virtually (phone, email). Must be able to access to the internet at least 2 days per week
Must be moderately proficient in use of a compute
Must be comfortable in cold calling applicants and conducting professional interviews on behalf of Dalla Pets Alive!
Dallas Pets Alive! Musts:
Excellent oral and written communication skills to maintain professional level correspondence at all times
A motivational, can-do attitude to represent Dallas Pets Alive! in a positive manner to our supporters and the general public
A problem-solving mindset to handle and diffuse challenging situations in a professional manner
A love for animals and dedication to the cause of animal welfare