Southeast Colorado Manager

Colorado Pet Pantry is looking for a Southeast Colorado Manager. This is a part-time position (approximately 20 hours/week) with the ability to grow.

WHO WE ARE
The Colorado Pet Pantry is a nonprofit pet food bank serving families and animal welfare organizations in Colorado. The organization temporarily feeds Colorado pets, allowing families to increase their ability to care for pets with the goal of keeping them out of shelters and with their families.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Southeast Colorado Manager for the Colorado Pet Pantry oversees operations for our southeast Colorado programs (as far west as Monte Vista, north as far as Colorado Springs, and east to the state border). The Manager will manage the pet food banks in the region, including creating and honoring partnerships in the area, organizing and celebrating volunteers, overseeing the transport of pet food and supplies, and clearly communicating with compassion with all parties.

Volunteer Management: The Manager ensures that enough volunteers are assigned to each event. The Manager communicates proactively with volunteers and helps to recruit new volunteers.

Pet Food Bank Management: The Manager ensures that volunteers, pet food and supplies are ready for each event, and responds to any issues at these locations. The Manager also researches new locations for pet food banks throughout their area of the state.

Pet Food & Supplies Transport: The Manager will assist in transporting pet food and supplies from the Denver warehouse and from area storage units throughout Southeast Colorado to keep supplies in check. The Manager will not be the sole transporter of large loads from Denver, but they will need to move supplies around and check inventories. A dependable large vehicle is ideal. Colorado Pet Pantry will reimburse wear & tear at the IRS recommended level of 57.5 cents per mile.

Donation Management: The Manager coordinates pet food donation pickups at stores or partners as needed. Most locations have a Lead Pickup Volunteer, but if needed, the Director will assist in coordinating or picking up directly.

Additional duties include getting pet food and supplies to organizations as requested/needed.

Communications: This role needs to communicate effectively and frequently with the team in Southern Colorado, the warehouse staff in Englewood, and the management team. Facebook, email, phone and text are all utilized.

General Skills: The person in this role must be on-time for events, able to lift up to 50 lbs., and able to effectively communicate.

WHO YOU’LL BE WORKING WITH:
The Southeast Colorado Manager is a direct report to the Executive Director.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
-A passion for helping people and their pets
-Well organized
-Ability to travel throughout southeast Colorado and up to Denver occasionally
-Has a dependable vehicle
-Strong communication skills
-Strategic and collaborative personality
-Adherence to strict safety protocols
-Ability to be flexible and to roll with changes as they happen
-Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. At times, this role will be very labor intensive.
-Ability to drive the organization’s van when fully loaded with pet food. (Good motor vehicle record is a must to drive the van)
-Respond in a timely manner to email and calls from Colorado Pet Pantry team, partners, volunteers, and clients.
-Ability to be proactive and see what needs to be done
-Self-motivated & capable of working independently as well as with a team.
-A positive, compassionate personality. We work frequently with volunteers and the community, so a good attitude is a must.

DESIRED (NICE-TO-HAVE) SKILLS:
-Own a large vehicle that can transport pet food and supplies when needed
-Willingness to learn how to drive a forklift, use a pallet jack, and other equipment

START DATE:
As soon as possible.

HOURLY RATE (USD):
$15

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to eileen@coloradopetpantry.org.