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Event/Volunteer Manager

Fayette County Animal Rescue is currently looking to hire a part-time Event/Volunteer Manager. Please completely read through the description and requirements of this position prior to submitting an application.


Event/Volunteer Manager


Job Classification

Part-time, Hourly


Job Description

The goal of this position is to deepen the the community reach of Fayette County Animal Rescue, raise additional funds to further our mission, enhance volunteer opportunities and assist in the day to day operation of our animal shelter.


It is important to note that this position will be primarily focused on people, not caring for the animals at our shelter. Coordinating large events, fundraising, volunteers, meeting with members of our community, supervising workers at our shelter, etc. This position will handle a myriad of varied activities and the successful candidate should be well organized, flexible and able to handle multiple tasks at one time under limited supervision.


Specific Duties

  • Fundraising - bake sales, garage sales, adoption events, 5K run, gala, etc.

  • Planning large events

  • Community Outreach

  • Volunteer Coordinator

  • Provide quality customer service while promoting FCARs mission, services, programs and events to the 

  •  public including but not limited to adopters, donors, potential adopters, volunteers, and supporters 

  • Cultivate positive relationships with customers, volunteers and co-workers through professional, courteous and 
    educational interactions

  • Answer phone calls; respond to inquiries and messages in a timely manner

  • General office duties


Required Skills & Experience

  • 3-5 years business experience

  • Self starter

  • Works under limited supervision

  • Commitment to mission, values, goals and success of FCAR

  • Highly motivated, polite and professional 

  • Team player, able to work in fast paced environment, multi-task and prioritize duties 

  • Detail oriented and strong organizational skills

  • Compassion for animals 

  • Basic computer skills

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills 

  • Ability to handle animals safely and effectively 

  • Ability to provide quality customer service 

  • Ability to work independently, practice independent sound judgment and take appropriate actions


Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in a shelter, office and outdoor environment 

  • Frequent bending, reaching, squatting and kneeling required while performing job function 

  • Typical shift requires long periods of standing and walking 

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds 

  • Work is subject to frequent interruption 

  • Exposure to cleaning agents and allergens 

  • Weekend work may be required

  • Subject to work outside in a variety of weather conditions 

  • Subject to loud/frequent noise 

  • Valid drivers license and proof of insurance required

  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen


Pay / Hours


16-24 hours/week; we have a need and work for someone 3 days a week, up to 8 hours a day. So depending on the candidate we can be flexible on hours to be worked. 
Preferred Hours:  We are flexible between 8am-6pm; Friday, Saturday, Monday.

This job description reflects the assignment of essential functions; it does not restrict or limit additional duties that may be assigned.


Successful candidate must pass a drug test and background screening.


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