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Kitten Foster Program Coordinator

Position: Kitten Foster Program Coordinator
Reports to: President, Board of Directors
Effective: January 1, 2024

Overview: The Animal Programs Assistant – Kitten Foster Coordinator serves as the primary CCHS coordination point for the kitten foster program for CCHS, including foster recruiting, orientation and training; and underaged foster kitten placement in coordination with Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS).  The Kitten Foster Coordinator also assists with ShelterLuv animal records management, ensuring that all animal records are current and accurate, and is consistent with records maintained by CCAS for each animal in the foster program.

The Kitten Foster Coordinator assists the Programs Manager with the following tasks, including but not limited to: animal intake; foster recruiting, coordination, management and training; daily adoption application screening; adoption meeting coordination; animal records management; transportation of animals to veterinary appointments, foster supplies management, and Kitty Corner support, as needed.

Working Hours

Up to 20 hours a week, with weekends expected. Adjustments to assignments that require additional hours are agreed in advance.

Essential Functions

Kitten Foster Program Coordination

  • Manages all aspects of kitten foster volunteer management including recruiting, onboarding, training, coaching assignments, ongoing support, and feedback which may include foster dismissal.
  • Primarily responsible for coordination and oversight of kittens in foster up through adoption, including foster movement and final outcomes.
  • Recruits and trains volunteers as foster care providers on basic procedures and foster guidelines, assigns coaches, and provides support, when needed, to help every foster be successful with the kittens in their care.
  • Assists Program Manager with foster kitten intake, including assessment and records management, as needed.
  • Coordinates movement of animals into and out of foster care, including between animal shelter(s) and within the Contra Costa Humane Society foster network.
  • Maintains regular contact with foster care providers; provides first-line support for behavioral and medical issues.
  • Manages communication with fosters, including procedure updates, and health/behavior escalation.
  • Maintains meticulous records of animal care, status, location and treatment plans using the shelter database software and other tools as needed
  • Transports animals using own vehicle from shelters to fosters and vet appointments within Contra Costa County, as needed.
  • Coordinate vaccinations and medical treatment plans Animal Programs Assistant and fosters, including oversight of foster-administered medication
  • Maintains Foster Orientation and Training Guidelines, working with assigned Staff and volunteers, as needed, to ensure resources are current and easily accessible.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements

  •  High school diploma or equivalent
  •  Familiarity through training or hands on experience with basic animal care such as handling animals, vaccination, deworming, weighing and medical treatment
  • A minimum of one year of experience working or volunteering with an animal care facility, rescue, or shelter is preferred
  •  Hands on experience as a kitten foster is preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work in close coordination with Contra Costa Animal Services to ensure kittens are placed in foster with priority and timely transfer.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission, goals and success of Contra Costa Humane Society
  • Knowledge of basic animal health care and safe animal handling practices
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders – foster families, volunteers, staff, shelter personnel, and Contra Costa Humane Society Board of Directors
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and aptitude for effectively prioritizing multiple tasks and responding to high-pressure requests, including decision making and escalation when needed
  • Able to operate effectively in a team environment
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and database systems; experience with ShelterLuv shelter management software preferred, but not required
  • Comfortable working directly with and handling animals
  • Valid California driver’s license, working car, and insurance

Working Conditions

  • Primary working location will be in animal shelter environments (both Contra Costa Humane Society and local animal shelter(s), as assigned)
  • Potential for exposure to animal bites and scratches; and animal feces, blood and zoonotic diseases
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule which may include nights and weekends
  • Must be able to tolerate the emotional aspect of working in an animal shelter environment
  • Adept at managing through unexpected situations to ensure animal care needs are addressed

Job Types: Part Time | Salary: $18.00 per hour


  • 5 hour shift – Noon to 5pm, preferred
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • On call support with Foster Hotline

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Pleasant Hill, CA 94523: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Animal care or foster: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Please email resume to Jan at jbono@cchumane.org