Under general supervision, the Foster Coordinator is responsible, as part of the foster team, for developing and administering the foster program primarily for kittens, with some adult cats, from Oakland Animal Services (OAS).
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 Cat Foster Coordinator will work in close collaboration with the Outcome Team, OAS leadership and the OAS veterinary team.
The ideal candidate will be highly organized, flexible and able to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment.
As a pilot shelter in the Human Animal Social Services (HASS) program, OAS has introduced equity focused shelter-intake and community-serving programs, such as providing access to veterinary care, to help keep animals with their families.