WHAT IS AN AWARENESS COORDINATOR?
Working online, an awareness coordinator helps make the public aware of the lost dog through online sharing.
WHAT DOES AN AWARENESS COORDINATOR DO?
When a case comes in that requires community awareness, the awareness coordinator distributes the electronic version of the dog’s flyer (which is prepared by the Intake team) to that community. This requires searching Facebook for local businesses, then sending the flyer to their pages. This can be done through a private message to the business, or through a visitor post. In either case, the awareness coordinator informs the business that there’s a lost dog in their area and asks if they would share the flyer with their followers on their main page. Screen captures of the activity are posted to the dog’s case thread in the Retrievers’ private Facebook group (the Retrievers’ Den).
- Increase online awareness as needed for lost dog cases
- Report where the dog’s flyer was shared
- Contribute ideas for increasing awareness online
- Ability to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours a week
- Facebook account and strong social media skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills
- Highly computer savvy
- Strict adherence to client and team confidentiality
- Ability to take direction and work with a team in a crisis situation
- Tolerant of intermittent periods of stress and ability to work quickly
- Enjoy working as part of a team
- Attendance at the team’s annual meeting held in the greater Twin Cities metro area
- Assist on the ground with feeding station maintenance, trap monitoring and ground searches
- Help out at occasional Retrievers public events