Best Friends Animal Society
  • 256 - Group Volunteers
  • Kanab, UT, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Part-time employees enjoy benefits such as pro-rated time off and holidays plus participation in Best Friends’ 401k plan.

Position Title: Group Coordinator (part time)

Reports to: Group Coordinator Team Lead

Location: Kanab, Utah


Position Summary: People come from all over the world every year to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary to engage with our animals and staff and learn more about our life saving work. The Group Coordinator (part time) is responsible for helping coordinate and arrange a meaningful and rewarding experience at the Sanctuary for visiting volunteer groups. This person is positive, enthusiastic and understands the importance of building a strong relationship with all participants while creating a seamless intersection with daily life at the sanctuary. The Group Coordinator (part time) must possess good organizational and excellent customer handling skills so that all participants leave educated and inspired to return home to their communities and continue the lifesaving work, which supports the Best Friends' Mission to Save Them All. 

This is a part time position with variable, flexible hours based on schedule of visiting groups and coordinator availability.



  • Help coordinate the daily logistics of visiting volunteer groups:
    • Follow a pre-established group schedule.
  • Help plan the volunteer experience and coordinate logistics
    • Help promote volunteer group offerings;
    • Help update and maintain information regarding groups on social media.
    • Coordinate the daily setup of equipment for presentations as needed and greet the speaker and introduce if appropriate.
    • Handle coordination and communications of daily schedule with group leaders;
    • Help develop group schedules, revise as needed;
    • Help coordinate with Animal Care areas regarding visits and service projects;
    • Report actual participant count and schedule variations on the monthly log
    • Ensure group participants' satisfaction and safety;
    • Help identify new group offerings - service projects, presentations, etc - working proactively to ensure alignment with Best Friends Mission;
    • Follow up with animal areas after the departure of groups to assess caregivers' experience. Make recommendations to Team Lead for program adjustments based on feedback;
    • Complete a group sign off survey for each group.
  • Communicate effectively and amicably with all personnel and visitors at the Sanctuary.
  • Must be able to work with and provide excellent customer service to groups from a variety of demographics such as: seniors, college students, residential treatment program participants, church and scout groups and young children.
  • Be knowledgeable and informed regarding current trends in and materials about animal welfare. Share information with assigned group where appropriate.
  • Maintain staff availability calendar and email, respond to emails in a timely manner.
  • Attend monthly Group Coordinator meetings.
  • Attend bi-monthly VVE Division meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal person for this position needs to be a team player, resourceful and proactive, and exhibit a positive outlook. They should be professional, upbeat, and energetic, and have strong interpersonal skills that include tact and diplomacy as well as the ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations appropriately.
  • Must be able to professionally advocate Best Friends' positions on animal welfare issues and be well informed on all aspects of animal welfare both in and outside of Best Friends.
  • Written and verbal correspondence must be of a professional standard.
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google (email, docs & forms).
  • Working knowledge of Facebook/social media helpful.
  • Valid Driver's License with no citations in the last 3 years. Must have access to transportation.
  • Ability to work in a team (team player) and good interpersonal skills (ability to communicate with various personalities).
  • Demonstrate initiative and ability to solve problems independently.
  • Meet and maintain the requirements of our vehicle insurance provider necessary for the operation of BFAS vehicles. Experience driving a multi-passenger vehicle preferred, or possess a willingness to learn.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and have the physical ability to perform strenuous manual labor.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule (i.e., weekends, evenings, early mornings).
  • Must be able to work around allergens like hay, dust, and animal fur.
  • Must be able to effectively interact with and handle most Sanctuary animals.


Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.




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