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IGDF Members E-Newsletter April 2024
Organization: Leader Dogs for the Blind
Location: Rochester Hills, MI
Job Type: Full time
Deadline: February 28, 2023

Job Description

Contact at organisation: Lea Clemence, Leader Dogs for the Blind

Phone: 2482186429


The Breeding Program Data Coordinator is responsible for managing the dog data and content between the International Working Dog Registry (IWDR) and Leader Dog’s Dynamics 365 data program to provide support with regular reports and colony statistics. This position is responsible for regular data clean up as well as tracking medical and behavioral data on 450+ dogs annually.


  • Enters medical and behavioral data into the respective database; regularly utilizes Excel functions to interpret and communicate data.
  • Reviews data and monitors colony trends in phenotypic traits.
  • Actively participates as a member of the breeding selection committee.
  • Collaborates cross departmentally to perform canine temperament assessments as part of the selection of breeding candidates according to the behavior checklist (BCL) standards and guidelines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Bachelors or Associates degree in data, statistics, animal science, or related field. Minimum 2 years’ experience in data reporting and interpretation. Additional years of experience may be substituted for the university requirement. Experience with canine behavior and training is strongly preferred.


  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of veterinary terminology and dog behavior/training.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines; ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
  • Proficient in latest version of Microsoft Office products; excel spreadsheets, data entry and review of data trends.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as exceptional organizational skills, and have acuity to detail.
  • Possess sound business judgment, exercise professional conduct, understand and follow business ethics and standards, and maintain a high level of confidentiality in all duties.
  • May be required to have a valid driver’s license with no restrictions and the ability to travel as needed.
  • Comfortable with and willing to work around large dogs.
  • Possess a passion and commitment for the guide dog mission.
  • Be willing to perform general public relations duties on behalf of Leader Dog (perform tours, answer general questions, be a professional and courteous representative of Leader Dog, etc.)
  • Must be able to establish and maintain professional, productive and courteous interactions with employees that promote positive teamwork, as well as with volunteers, donors, clients and all constituents of Leader Dog. This encompasses going beyond giving and receiving instructions and includes but is not limited to (a) performing work activities requiring interacting or speaking with others; and (b) responding appropriately to constructive feedback or suggestions for improvement from a supervisor

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Upon receiving notice, reasonable accommodations may be made, if possible, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, bend, crouch, kneel and reach with hands and arms.

Leader Dogs for the Blind reserves the right to change, amend, add, delete, and otherwise assign any and all duties, responsibilities and position title as it deems necessary to meet the needs of its business.

Leader Dogs for the Blind is an at-will employer. This means that the employment relationship may be ended at any time without notice by the employer or employee for any reason. Neither this document, nor any manual issued by Leader Dogs for the Blind, is a contract of employment.

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