Opportunity Details

Animals, Families

Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:18+

Volunteer Shelter Coordinator

Job purpose:    We’re looking for an experienced administrative manager who can help us become more efficient and effective at executing our mission. Below is a fairly comprehensive scope of the job responsibilities.

FFF mission:    The mission of Forgotten Felines and Fidos, a nonprofit, all-volunteer, no-kill animal organization in Germansville, Pa., is to reduce the number of homeless, unwanted cats by offering a low-cost spay/neuter program and by working together with the community to help control the feline population.

We provide a supportive environment for all of the cats at our shelter until they can be matched with their forever homes, or shelter them for the rest of their lives, if necessary.  In addition, we provide medical care for our sick and injured felines in a nurturing environment.

We are committed to educating feral colony caretakers and the general public on the humane treatment of feral cats. We offer a trap-neuter-release (TNR) program to encourage spaying/neutering of feral cats, followed by returning them to their natural habitats.

Job responsibilities

Manages the day-to-day administrative activity of the shelter

Oversee and coordinate the physical plant/facility including identifying maintenance, setting up preventive maintenance, scheduling vendors and contractors for repairs, improvements, etc., and overseeing their work

Develop relationships with and manage various vendors and suppliers

Manage all supplies and materials necessary to keep the shelter running smoothly

In conjunction with the Volunteer Coordinator, coordinate and help train volunteers, and handle scheduling, keeping updated lists, finding subs if people call out, etc.

Oversee scheduling for twice-weekly spay/neuter clinics

Collaborates with FFF board

Manage vet and vet staff; oversee and troubleshoot daily volunteer activities

Develop annual budget for all administrative functions and supplies

Receive and verify all invoices for accuracy; works with treasurer on payment

Prepare monthly reports for board meetings

Identify opportunities for improvement and bring ideas to board for consideration

Play with cats and kittens


Required skills/competencies:


  • Strong leadership and management skills

  • Superior organizational skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong negotiating skills

  • The ability to manage multiple, sometimes competing priorities and different personalities with decorum

  • Very good and current technological skills

  • Substantial problem-solving skills

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills


Additionally, please do not apply if you are allergic to cats, we have more than 100 at the shelter and there will be cats in your work environment.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter (as PDFs) to:


Thanks so much for your interest.


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Bethlehem, PA  18015

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