City of Fort Wayne

Intern - Humane Education

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Working under the direction of the Community Relations and Education Specialist, and Humane Education Assistant, the incumbent will support educational program, tours, summer camps, and community-focused events.
Job Code: 2018146
Posted On: Tuesday, 22nd May 2018
Category: Intern
Department: Animal Care and Control
Shift: 15-20 hours per week
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: Unpaid

Job Description:

SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the Community Relations and Education Specialist, and Humane Education Assistant, the incumbent will support educational program, tours, summer camps, and community-focused events. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assist with tours, educational programs, summer camp, and community events;
  • Communicate clearly with staff, donors, sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and event guests;
  • Manages lesson plans and room set-up for educational programs;
  • Develops interactive lessons for children focusing on topics such as: responsible pet ownership, spay/neuter, dog bite prevention, etc.;
  • Assists in developing humane education videos;
  • Provides support as needed for social media, website and newsletter materials;
  • Performs other duties and special projects, as assigned.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Experience working with children;
  • Flexibility and effective task management skills;
  • Project management skills;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people;
  • Ability to create effective lesson plans for children of all ages;
  • Ability to prioritize and work effectively as a member of the team;
  • Excellent written, oral, and analytical skills;
  • Proficient in Microsoft computer applications (Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook etc.);
  • Commitment to the mission of Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control;
  • High energy level and takes initiative in a fast-paced environment.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid Indiana Driver’s License if a City vehicle is used.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee has frequent exposure to animal related hazards. High stress may occur due to attachments made in caring for shelter animals with the knowledge of possible euthanasia of these animals. The position requires continual physical activity including lifting and carrying large animals.

Apply Online

All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at www.cityoffortwayne.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

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