animal care assistant and foster coordinator resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Self-motivated and dependable worker capable of achieving high performance with minimal supervision. Experienced in running multiple programs, and working closely with others. Experienced in communicating with the public via phone, email, and in person. Experienced in working in a high paced environment, works well under pressure. Not afraid to ask questions or speak out. Willing to do minimal or undesirable tasks for the betterment of the company.

  • Effective customer upselling
  • Price memorization
  • Sales techniques
  • Customer service
  • Community service background
  • Team collaboration
  • Well-trained in handling all personalities
  • Customer support and assistance
  • Administrative support
  • Time management
  • Recordkeeping
  • Computer experience
  • Trouble shooting
  • Lifting and moving large loads
Animal Care Assistant and Foster Coordinator, 02/2020 to 03/2021
Coast Community College DistrictCosta Mesa, CA,
  • Offered every foster exceptional customer service and support as well as top-notch care to each animal.
  • Managed over 80 foster volunteers, being aware of their needs and limitations in regards to animals.
  • Observed animals and conducted examinations to identify signs of injury, illness or disease.
  • Counseled fosters during medical issues with foster animals. Accessing the severity of illness and consulting medical personnel.
  • Stayed on top of housekeeping requirements such as laundry, sweeping and disinfection during slow periods.
  • Unloaded and organized supplies and product inventory to maximize team efficiency.
  • Adhered to all pet care plans, medication requirements and dietary restrictions while providing care.
  • Monitored safety and security of every animal to prevent injuries from other animals or environmental hazards.
  • Bathed animals to remove dust, debris or contaminants and maintain wellbeing.
  • Walked many dogs of varying sizes at one time while enforcing each dog's good behavior and walking manners.
  • Collected and documented animal information such as weight, size, physical condition and food intake.
  • Created spread sheets to record all information on every animal in foster. Over 600 animals last year (2020).
  • Creating ads and bios for social media pertaining animals in need, medical behavior, or age.
  • Prepared food and formulas to meet individual needs of animals under care with safe and nutritious meals.
  • Administered vaccinations to dogs and cats of all sizes, as well as recording vaccination records.
  • Managing multiple volunteers, scheduling appointments and entering in volunteer hours.
  • Accessing volunteer capabilities with available dogs, and counseling volunteers on dog behavior.
  • Working with large groups in "vaccination trains". Maximizing the number of vaccination within a given time.
  • Working with multiple programs and learning policies in order to fill in when help is needed.
  • Assisting with adoptions
  • Counseling potential adopters, assessing adopter wants and capabilities in order to find the best match.
  • Educating potential adopter on breed specific traits as well as clearing up breed misconceptions.
  • Answering questions from potential adopters via phone, email, and in person. Referring adopters to proper sources for spay and neuter, as well as rescue.
  • Using Microsoft Word, Excel, and other platforms.
  • Lifting and moving donations, shipments, and animals.
Seaman Recruit, 09/2019 to 11/2019
NavyCity, STATE,
  • Maintained military equipment using my superiors guidelines(Chiefs and Petty Officers) with zero incidents or failures.
  • Performed lookout and helmsman duties aboard ship.
  • Wrote daily vessel reports and updated logs, detailing any issues and remediation efforts.
  • Maintained and organized ship's compartments for better efficiency and to easily obtain needed items, including bathrooms and cleaning equipment.
  • Cleaned, maintained and mended ship decks and assessed areas requiring major damage repair.
  • Trained Forward Hold PO(Manager of cleaning supplies) which improved overall productivity and efficiency.
Volunteer, 05/2017 to 03/2019
Stockton Animal ShelterCity, STATE,
  • Kept facilities(Cages and storage) organized, clean and well-maintained to best meet program needs.
  • Improved operations by assisting with various entry-level tasks(Dishes and laundry), saving valuable time for busy staff.
  • Partnered with similar organizations to meet greater needs (Pet-smart), and optimize program efficiency.
  • Assisted with adoptions and showing dogs at the Pride event to provide smooth and enjoyable experience for participants and organizers.
  • Removed trash and other waste from cages and rooms.
  • Modeled social, behavioral and physical skills to promote a positive and friendly environment for the public when going through the adoption process.
  • Welcomed customers and answering questions to provide excellent customer service.
Volunteer for Pancake Breakfast, 07/2015 to 07/2018
Kiwanis ClubCity, STATE,
  • Satisfied customers by keeping drinks topped off and anticipating needs such as condiments and extra napkins.
  • Managed closing duties, including restocking items and reconciling cash drawer.
  • Arranged each place setting attractively and verified all items were clean and free from water spots and chips.
  • Educated guests on daily specials and menu offerings such as appetizers, entrees and desserts.
  • Cleaned dining area between guests with efficient sweeping, glass washing and spill removal.
  • Completed opening and closing checklists, including emptying trash, and dissembling tables and chairs
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/2019 to Stockton Collegiate International School - Stockton, CA,

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School Attended

  • Stockton Collegiate International School

Job Titles Held:

  • Animal Care Assistant and Foster Coordinator
  • Seaman Recruit
  • Volunteer
  • Volunteer for Pancake Breakfast


  • High School Diploma

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