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IGDF Members E-Newsletter April 2024
Organization: Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc.
Location: Athens, Georgia
Job Type: Full time
Deadline: September 6, 2022

Job Description

Contact at organisation: Loretta Quis, Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc.

Phone: 631 930 9031

Email: Loretta.Quis@guidedog.org

GUIDE DOG FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND, INC

PUPPY ADVISOR, (location of position is near or in Athens, Georgia, (USA )

Be part of a team that empowers people to live without boundaries!
We have been providing guide dogs since 1946 and service dogs since 2003. We change lives every day!

At the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs our Core Values are more than just words, they’re the fabric of our mission. We’re looking for people with a positive attitude and a strong work ethic, an ability to identify and resolve problems, a demonstrated commitment and desire to help people with disabilities, and excellent interpersonal skills.

GUIDE DOG FOUNDATION FOR THIE BLIND, INC. has the position of Puppy Advisor, Full Time available. This position will be located in or near Athens, Georgia

Under the supervision of the Puppy Program Manager, the Advisor provides training, arranges temporary homes, and puppy socialization. Supervises volunteers in opportunities for proper raising, informal training and socialization activities of puppies meant to maximize the dogs’ success as guides or service dogs.

Key Job Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Minimum of BA or BS degree or equivalent, such as technical degree with 3 to 5 years’ experience in customer or volunteer oriented service.
  • Proficient interpersonal, communication and public speaking skills needed for recruitment, class instruction, and obedience training.
  • 2 years’ proven experience in dog and puppy handling and training.
  • Ability to evaluate and manage volunteers to maximize the potential of their puppies.
  • Ability to commute 85-90% of time working in field and work overtime including weekends and evenings.
  • Ability to travel out of state periodically.
  • Ability to communicate via voice mail and e-mail and use computer efficiently.
  • Valid driver’s license in good standing.
  • Located in or near Atlanta, GA.
  • Must safely handle a variety of large breed dogs, weighing up to 90 pounds, with varying strength and manageability. Able to safely lift up to 40 pounds. Employees are required to seek assistance when lifting dogs or objects weighing more than 40 pounds.
  • Possess near acuity and accommodation to see and read dog’s reaction to environment and distractions. Ability to hear to interact with dog, puppy raiser volunteers, and public either in an informal way or giving formal instructions through seminar and training exercises. Ability to hear above traffic and other outside noises.
  • Employee is required to: stand, walk, push, pull, reach overhead and bend to the floor.
  • Exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or exert 10 to 20 pounds of force frequently.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to :
Employment@GuideDog.org. Please place “Puppy Advisor” in the subject of your email.