Pay: $50,000-$60,000 (based on skills and experience)

FLSA Status: Exempt, Salaried. Full time with benefits package. Benefits package includes (health, dental, vision, FSA, 401.3b account after 90-day introductory period). 80 hours of vacation, 24 hours of personal, 16 hours of floating holidays and 40 hours of sick time in the first year, in addition to 9 federal holidays.

Schedule: 40 hours per week. Daily hours and days of the week may vary according to the needs of the department schedule. Will include some weekends and nights on occasion.

Travel: Local travel required with valid driver’s license and ability to drive work vehicles.

Details: This position is slated to start in September 2023 or earlier. Fluency in Spanish is required. This position will include time in the office, schools, community organizations and outside in all weather conditions. Child abuse, state back ground checks and FBI clearances required upon hire.





The Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA) is a non-profit animal welfare organization founded in 1867. Our mission is to protect animals, prevent cruelty and improve the health and quality of life for all animals in Pennsylvania.


The Outreach and Humane Education program works to build access to animal care information and resources in Philadelphia neighborhoods that have been denied services due to poverty and discrimination. Over the past 8 years, the Outreach and Humane Education program has expanded hands-on programming for teens and young people at the animal shelter and built long-term relationships with community partners and residents to build access to free pet food, free veterinary care and animal care resources in an effort to support pet owners and create a safety net program for residents experiencing poverty.




The Outreach and Humane Education Coordinator will work collaboratively with staff and the community to build access to pet care resources in PSPCA priority areas of Philadelphia and to provide meaningful and thoughtful internships and opportunities for young people. The Outreach and Humane Education Coordinator will take a leadership role in the design, development and implementation of youth programming with a focus on long-term partnerships and hands-on learning experiences for young people and teens. The role will lead an ongoing internship opportunity for high-school students through a youth diversion program partnership and local Philadelphia high schools.


Additionally, the Outreach and Humane Education Coordinator will support the community organizing work of the department through assisting with community vet clinics, door knocking, pet food distributions and spay/neuter transports.


This position is for individuals seeking to promote compassion and support for young people and Philadelphia residents experiencing poverty with pets.


Primary Responsibilities

Research best practices in animal care and behavior to provide accurate, up-to-date youth presentations and information to the community.
Develop and implement thoughtful presentations and programming for youth and teens about a variety of animal and social issue topics.
Facilitate and expand upon presentations that engage youth in critical thinking skills around the conditions of suffering versus cruelty, and opportunities for community support.
Design and lead high school internship sessions at the shelter and in the community.
Work in collaboration with other shelter departments to create a wide-variety of engaging and hands on projects for youth interns.
Integrate and support youth in diversion into PSPCA high school internship sessions.
Conduct intakes and family introductions for youth in diversion programs with the PSPCA.
Recruit and enlist ongoing participation from PSPCA volunteers in support of Humane Education initiatives.
Manage the data and reporting for the Humane Education program.
Participate in and lead community door-knocking efforts with the Outreach and Humane Education Manager in high-poverty neighborhoods to connect with residents about services and resources.
Support and participate in outreach veterinary clinics, food distributions and spay/neuter transports for the community.
All other duties assigned.
Educational and Experiences Requirements Minimum qualifications:

·       Bachelor’s Degree or 3-5 years of leadership experience working with young people, with a special emphasis on teens.

·       Experience working in low-income neighborhoods with diverse groups of people from all backgrounds, ages and abilities.

·       Experience working with youth in the criminal justice system, preferred.

·       Fluency in Spanish is required.


Knowledge, Interest and Ability Requirements

·       Excellent written and verbal communication.

·       Ability to work some nights/weekends.

Experience and comfort delivering presentations to a variety of different age groups.
·       Fluency in Spanish.

A desire to work in partnership with community members to build access to pet resources and services.
An overwhelming love and respect for people and their experiences.
Ability to perform well under pressure.
Ability to maintain a thoughtful and non-judgmental mindset.
Ability to organize, supervise and motivate volunteers.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Must be self-motivated and able to work independently and as a team.
A commitment to social justice and disrupting social inequities pet owners face in Philadelphia.
A pre-disposition to self-reflection, communication and growth within the work.
·        Valid driver’s license with clean driving record.

Immediate Supervisor: Outreach and Humane Education Manager, Mandy Hood

To Apply: In lieu of a formal cover letter, please send your resume and responses to the 4 questions listed below to mhood@pspca.org and use, “Outreach and Humane Education Coordinator” as your subject line.


1. Why are you interested in the Outreach and Humane Education Coordinator position?

2. What do you want young people/ teens to take away from your programs?

3. Please provide an example of a youth program you designed and implemented? Please describe your approach to working with youth in that program?

4. Why are you interested in working with Philadelphia residents and their pets?

Qualified candidates will be contacted for an in-person interview. Based on organizational capacity, unqualified applicants or those providing incomplete applications will not be contacted.

Introductory Assessment Period The introductory assessment period runs from the date of hire for ninety days thereafter. For employment in any position with the Pennsylvania SPCA, this introductory assessment period is the period during which the specifics of the job are learned.

Employment There is no minimum period of employment guaranteed or implied by acceptance of an employment offer. It is the policy of Pennsylvania SPCA that even exempt positions are governed by the needs of the agency, which means that employment is for no specified term and either the Pennsylvania SPCA or the employee, may terminate that employment at any time. The Chief Executive Officer has final authority over these decisions and determinations.