We're Hiring: Community Outreach Specialist


Friends of PACC is looking for a person who cares about pets and people to be a Community Outreach Specialist at Pima Animal Care Center. This team member will work 30 hours each week helping people and their pets out in the community. This position does not offer benefits. Some weekend and evening hours are required. We are hiring immediately and offer flexibility in schedules and a fun, fast-paced work environment.  

Job Title: Community Outreach Specialist at Pima Animal Care Center
Schedule: Flexible, weekends required
Type: Part-Time, 30 hours a week, $15 per hour.

SUMMARY: This position will work independently to engage the community through targeted outreach, providing supplies to pet owners who need assistance to keep their pets, and other forms of community engagement. They will track data to demonstrate the efficacy of the program and will maintain and monitor supplies to be provided to the community. 


  • Coordinate and attend Pup in Boots outreach events. Includes communicating with partnering organizations, transporting supplies to events, and communicating with pet owners served by the program.

  • Coordinate fencing assistance program. Includes communicating with the public about their fencing needs, determining whether an individual is eligible to assistance and what type of assistance is needed, delivering fencing materials, and following up to ensure compliance.

  • Assist in developing the Neighborhood Pet Support program. Implement and coordinate the program including conducting outreach, training volunteers, giving input on policies and procedures, and other tasks as needed.

  • Assist with other outreach events and initiatives as needed.

  • Maintain inventory of supplies for Pup in Boots, fencing assistance, Neighborhood Pet Support, and any other programs as assigned. Track number of items given to the public, organize storage of supplies, coordinate with Communications Specialist to solicit donations, and coordinate with Community Programs Manager to order supplies as needed.

  • Document outreach efforts. Maintain thorough data recording number of people and pets assisted, items given out, appointments made, and other relevant information. Create monthly reports to share with PACC leadership. Take photos and gather stories designed to promote programs to the community to share with the Community Programs Manager, Communication Specialist, Friends of PACC team, and PACC leadership.

  • Coordinate appointments for pets met through outreach with outside clinics and other departments as needed. Maintain database of needed appointments, communicate with outside clinics to schedule appointments and arrange payments, and communicate with pet owners to ensure the appointments can be kept.

  • Transport animals back to their homes and to vet appointments for pet owners unable to transport their pets themselves. Includes coordinating transport with owners and clinics, maintaining all safety procedures, and ensuring pet owners sign appropriate paperwork.

  • Handle animals for transport, during events, and with their owners following all handling procedures and protocol.

  • Work with coordinators and supervisors in other functional areas to fulfill program needs. Includes working with the Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, Clinic Coordinator, vets, and APS.

  • Train volunteers on proper protocols and procedures for outreach programs. Work with Outreah and Volunteer Coordinator to recruit and schedule volunteers.

  • Serves as PACC’s point-of-contact in target communities. Maintain non-judgmental relationship with the community and establishes PACC as a resource center.


  • ·A high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Able to work independently and efficiently as well as with the public, staff, and volunteers.

  • Able to communicate effectively with the public, volunteers, and staff.

  • Excellent verbal and written skills.

  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish preferred.

  • Must be friendly, non-judgmental, and measured even in difficult situations.

  • Comfortable interacting with dogs and cats, many of whom may be undersocialized and/or large.

  • Basic knowledge of animal behavior and pet wellness or the ability to easily learn about these topics.

  • Knowledge of issues facing high poverty and minority communities.

  • Computer literate and quick to pick up new programs.

  • High-level of ability to multi-task, organize, and keep detailed records efficiently and with accuracy.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable mode of transportation, and good driving record.

  • Exhibit flexibility and professionalism.

  • Animal Welfare experience not required.

 Work Environment:

  • Exposure to high noise levels and odors.

  • Exposure to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.

  • Exposure to outdoor weather conditions.


Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift & move up to 50 lbs, occasionally up to 100 lbs with assistance.

  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to frequently stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • The employee should have no known allergies to animals that would prevent them from performing the duties as required.


About Friends of Pima Animal Care Center (PACC)

Friends of PACC is the official, nonprofit, philanthropic partner to our county animal shelter which is the only shelter in our community that never turns away a pet in need, taking in approximately 16,000 pets annually.  Friends of PACC exists to support and enhance PACC’s efforts to save the lives of pets in need.  We grant critically needed resources—like veterinary care, medications, and equipment—to PACC so that it can continue the amazing lifesaving progress it has made in recent years.  We envision a future in which every pet who comes to PACC is supported with the resources needed to find a loving home.

 Friends of Pima Animal Care Center is an equal opportunity employer, complies with all Federal and Arizona State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.


Friends of Pima Animal Care Center conducts pre-employment screenings for all positions, which includes a background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history. In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States.


TO APPLY: Send your cover letter and resume to bennett.simonsen@pima.gov with COMMUNITY OUTREACH SPECIALIST in the subject. Position will be open until filled.

Sara Wolfe Vaughan