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Job Posting: Better Together Program Manager

Summary of Position

The Better Together Program Manager will be the lead staff member for Paws for Hope Animal Foundation’s Better Together Program. The Manager is responsible for outreach, stakeholder engagement, program promotion and supporting clients enrolled in the Better Together program. The Manager reports to the Executive Director.

This is a home office position. The Manager will need to be located in Metro Vancouver or the Fraser Valley region of British Columbia and be a self-directed worker, with an appropriate workspace set up. Having a vehicle will be considered an asset.

Duties and Accountabilities

  • Enroll pet guardians in the Better Together Program
  • Act as a liaison between Paws for Hope clients and Veterinary Service Providers
  • Assist the family with making pet-related treatment decisions
  • Offer in coping with the life adjustment associated with illness or death of a pet
  • Assess pet guardian needs and connect with existing community resources to
    meet their needs
  • Provide consultation, with informed consent, with the pet guardian’s mental
    health and/or other support professional(s)
  • Maintain records and communication methods
  • Provide internal service reports
  • Assist in the annual evaluation of the program
  • Link pet guardians to services and supports in the community to assist with other
    life circumstances or crises, including, but not limited to, domestic violence,
    addiction/mental health treatment and food insecurity
  • Manage the program budget
  • Coordinate data collection for research and evaluation purposes
  • Perform other duties as required


A strong candidate for this position would possess the following combination of

  • Social services sector and /or veterinary
  • Technician/animal health technologist
  • Community and stakeholder engagement
  • Collaboration with both paid and volunteer teams
  • Project management
  • Trauma informed practice, demonstrated cultural agility, and a commitment to
    sustained learning and development of Indigenous Issues are considered assets
  • Crisis intervention is considered an asset

Skills and Abilities

  • Self-motivated, collaborative and a good listener
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to collaboration, maintaining an environment of honesty, openness
    and energetic exchange
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Passionate about animal welfare and the human-animal bond
  • Ability to manage priorities

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:

  • Applicants who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (BIPOC); Peoples with
    diverse gender identities or expressions; and/or, People with disabilities.
  • Lived experience with human rights, which could be through the applicant’s own
    identity and/or personal experiences related to human rights.
  • Fluency in two or more languages.


This position is a 4 day a week (32 hours / week), full time position.


This is a salary position is $48,000/year.

Application Deadline

November 3, 2023

To Apply

Eligible candidates are invited to respond to these two questions and submit their
resume detailing their experience and qualifications to Paws for Hope’s Executive
Director, Kathy Powelson, at [email protected].

What does the statement, “animal welfare is a social justice issue” mean to you?

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