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Family Ties Coordinator

1 October 2021
Saskatoon, Canada
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The Saskatchewan SPCA is the provincial animal welfare organization working to prevent animal cruelty and promote the welfare of animals and their people.

The Family Ties Coordinator will coordinate new and existing programming that supports animal owners experiencing domestic violence or other emergency situations that impact their ability to provide animal care.

The Family Ties Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the SaskSPCA Family Ties Program.
  • Identify needs of animal owners in crisis and help develop programs to assist these owners and their animals.
  • Coordinate the operation of the SaskSPCA provincial pet food bank.
  • In conjunction with the Provincial Association of Transition Houses of Saskatchewan (PATHS) and STOPS to Violence, develop initiatives that work towards ending violence.
  • Assist with training and support the launch of new animal safekeeping programs.
  • Support the development of pet-friendly domestic violence shelters.
  • Work with provincial partners in the development of a provincial emergency planning strategy.
  • Develop a pet safekeeping program for the SaskSPCA Emergency Animal Care Facility.
  • Develop policies and procedures for the care and disposition of surrendered and seized animals at the SaskSPCA Emergency Animal Care Facility.
  • Work with the One Health Committee to provide educational sessions for human service and animal welfare professionals.
  • Build relationships with stakeholders in the livestock sector.
  • Serve on the Canadian Violence Link Coalition Steering Committee.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Work well as part of a team (share information, pitch in)
  • Demonstrate accountability (follow through on responsibilities and commitments, be reliable and dependable)
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Possess a university degree or diploma in a relevant field such as veterinary technology, animal sciences, community development, or social work
  • Hold a valid driver’s licence
  • Be willing to travel and have access to a reliable vehicle
  • Experience with animal shelters or rescues is desirable
  • Knowledge of animal husbandry is desirable

Terms of Employment

Full time, one-year term position. Position will include occasional travel, with some evenings and weekends.  Satisfactory criminal record check required.

COVID protocols are in place to ensure the health and safety of all SaskSPCA staff.

To apply

Send your cover letter and resume to:

Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Questions regarding the position may be sent to Frances Wach, Executive Director, at 306.382.4471.

Closing date:  October 12, 2021

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