Under general supervision, the Foster Coordinator is responsible, as part of the foster team, for developing and administering the foster program primarily for large dogs from Oakland Animal Services (OAS). With approximately 40% of OAS dogs in foster care, the Foster Coordinator will also be tasked with improving the adoption program for foster dogs to better engage foster volunteers in the marketing and adoption process. Since OAS launched the foster program in 2020, it has helped OAS increase the live release rate for dogs from 84% in 2020 to over 90% today.
Through support from Friends of Oakland Animal Services (FOAS), OAS has created an Outcome Team, made up of the Foster, Adoption, Transfer and Behavior Coordinators, to focus on placing animals and reducing length of stay. The Dog Foster Coordinator will work in close collaboration with the Outcome Team, OAS leadership and it’s veterinary team.
The ideal candidate will be highly organized, flexible and able to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment.