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ASPCA Animal Relocation Drivers (Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas) in New York, New York

Summary: ASPCA’s Shelter Outreach department is seeking four Animal
Relocation Drivers to support our Animal Relocation Initiative - a
program aimed at increasing adoptions and decreasing euthanasia
nationwide through animal relocation and transport. Our Relocation team
is responsible for successfully transporting approximately 50,000 dogs
and cats each year - life-changing work that is made possible by our
dedicated team of drivers (that’s you!). The Animal Relocation Driver
will be responsible for safe, efficient, and humane short and
long-distance animal relocation between welfare organizations, basic
vehicle maintenance, and will have opportunities to manage projects and
resources that expand the capacity of relocation efforts. Trips are
often multiple night and occur on a weekly basis. The person in this
role will, in addition to being responsible for animals on transport,
provide support and excellent customer service for partner shelters. The
role is perfect for someone comfortable representing the ASPCA in
public, who thrives in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment,
and who loves travel and interacting with people passionate about animal
welfare. You will have opportunities to build relationships with animal
welfare advocates across the country and see first-hand how welfare
groups have teamed up to create opportunities for animals. It’s hard
work that takes a special person, but there is no better feeling than
knowing you personally and directly impacted outcomes for an animal by
ensuring geography is not a barrier to animals finding long-term homes.
This is a remote location position; however, candidates must be based
within a one-hour driving radius of one of the following locations:
Chattanooga, TN Dallas, TX Little Rock, AR Memphis, TN For all
locations, significant travel (approximately 80%) by ground and air is
required. Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include, but are not
limited to: Animal Transport Management (80%) Ensure safe animal
transport for long and short trips to destination locations throughout
the South, Midwest, and East Coast Assist in ensuring all animals have
received required preparation for transport such as vaccinations,
dewormers, microchips, etc. and have any required health certificates
Ensure animals are behaviorally sound for adoption and adequate space is
available on the plane or vehicle Load and unload vehicles, including
repeatedly up to 50 pounds Thoroughly clean cages and vehicle following
each transport in accordance with cleaning protocols Execute all aspects
of assigned relocation projects in and from throughout the South,
Midwest, and East Coast areas and other areas as assigned. Execute
transports including: partner relationships, animal readiness,
documentation and proper transport, vehicle oversight, transport, animal
handling, transport schedule, routes, emergency preparedness, etc.
Oversee and track supplies and proper maintenance of program assets
including vehicles and storage facilities Partner with and support the
National Field Response team in responding and deploying to disasters
Adhere to and enforce safety protocols including SOPs and protocols
adopted in response to COVID Animal Relocation Administration & Planning
(10%) Contribute to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and detailed
written summaries of projects to allow for duplication in other areas of
the country, as relevant. Maintain regular communication with the
project agencies, Relocation Team, and other ASPCA departments with
vested interest in the project/s Research best practices, industry
standards, sustainability concepts, and other information relevant to
the work. Make recommendations, provide summaries and/or detailed
reports of findings as required Serve as main contact person for
assigned projects. Participate in strategic planning process and
cross-departmental projects as assigned Support all other department
activities which will contribute to the advancement and success of the
team and the ASPCA as identified by supervisor Research and prepare
materials for reports and metrics. Prepare and deliver presentations as
needed Develop and implement programmatic advancements in conjunction
with leadership - virtual systems and streamlining process Report and
update inventory information for vehicles and program storage units
Perform other duties as assigned Outreach & Engagement ASPCA Animal
Relocation (10%) Promote ASPCA tools to expand national relocation
efforts Assist with the identification and management of projects where
ASPCA Relocation can expand capacity of relocation efforts (e.g.
summits, State or regional team member, facility or equipment
opportunities, etc.) Develop an understanding of expectations for
project/s and ensure positive relationships are established with
stakeholders Act as a liaison between source and destination partners to
encourage communication and transparency Solicit and provide stories and
pictures of transported animals. As requested, write stories for
Workplace, ASPCA blogs, newsletters, etc. and submit to management for
distribution to the appropriate ASPCA departments. Participate in media,
marketing and communication materials as requested Exemplifies the
ASPCA’s Core Values: Has Commitment and dedication to improving the
lives of animals Demonstrates Ownership and feels responsible for
outcomes Believes in Team - that we are stronger together Seeks to
Elevate others and reimagine what is possible Focuses on Impact,
specifically making change for animals Experience Minimum 4 years of
overall work experience Minimum 2 years of experience with an animal
relocation program or working with animal shelters or directly handling
animals in a professional setting Driving and Travel Requirements
Extensive air and ground travel is required. Travel includes multiday
trips that occur on a weekly basis. Must have held a driver’s license
for at least the last 5 years Must be able to drive eight hours in
shifts as part of a team Must be comfortable being on the road for up to
sixteen hours at a time Must be willing to travel frequently, including
some weekends Must be able to repeatedly bend, lift and move up to 50
pounds Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
Must have dependable personal transportation Knowledge of Association of
Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) & Association of Animal Welfare Advancement
(AAWA) Transport Best Practices preferred Required to obtain a DOT
medical card upon hire Qualifications: Ability to represent ASPCA
philosophy and policy in all work areas, A strong sense of teamwork &
collaboration with staff, volunteers and external constituents, Brings a
spirit of generosity and assumes the best in others, Comfort with the
Microsoft Office Suite, Excellent animal handling skills required,
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, Must be able to work
in a remote office with minimal supervision, Must be a motivated,
flexible, proactive individual, who is mission and goal oriented, Must
be detail oriented and meticulous about following SOPs and keeping
accurate records, Must be self-directed and able to work independently
and meet deadlines, Must have ability to multi-task and support the team
on a wide variety of projects, Must possess highly developed people
skills and positively adapt to differing personality types, Project
management skills preferred Language: English (Required) Education and
Work Experience: High School Diploma (Required)