Job Title: Prison Program Coordinator for Assistance Dog Training - Minnesota
Organization Summary: Can Do Canines is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs.
Job Summary: Performs actions to provide dog training and coordination of prison program activities to carry out the mission of the organization.
Salary Range & Benefits: Exempt, Salary Range of $39,000 to $41,000 based on experience
Eligible for Health and Dental Insurance, 403(b), Paid Time Off (PTO)
Hours: Minimum 40 Hours per week, occasional weekend and evening hours.
Positions Supervised: Frequent supervision of inmate handlers and volunteers
Person Making Work Assignments: Dog Training Manager
Frequent Interactions With: Volunteer Coordinator, Dog Training Manager, Puppy Program staff, Wisconsin Prison Program Coordinator, Breeding Coordinator, Director of Training
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Coordinate all Minnesota prison programs for assistance dog training.*
- Design and write prison lesson plans.*
- Create and update documents relevant to prison programs.*
- Communicate expectations about prison programs to Can Do Canines staff and prison staff.*
- Coordinate with prison program staff to ensure consistency across individual prisons.*
- Instruct at assigned prisons.*
- Communicate with prison staff regarding inmate handlers.*
- Be cognizant of and follow all prison rules in which inmate handlers are located.
- Complete puppy evaluations with inmate handlers and ensure other instructors are completing them.
- Ensure staff or volunteer availability for transporting dogs to and from prisons.
- Conduct supply inventory tracking for each prison.
- Order supplies as needed for prison programs with approval from Director of Training.
- Conduct short-term volunteer foster home interviews for assigned prisons.
- Update database with learning progression, puppy medical information, and updates of assigned prisons.
- Vaccinate dogs as needed
- Contribute to the creation, review, and updates to training manuals.
- Other duties as assigned.
*Denotes essential functions of this position
Experience and Qualification Requirements
Knowledge of and experience in program coordination, creation of innovative classroom assignments, assistance dog training, teaching dog handling skills to others, and volunteer relations. These qualifications are generally obtained from five or more years of related work experience. This position requires coaching students to reach their full potential, the use of a telephone and computer to perform work, experience and ease in public speaking, and the ability to perform work without close supervision. A valid driver’s license and insurance are required.
Experience in working with animal rescue organizations and client relations, and knowledge of Assistance Dog International (ADI) regulations, are preferred.
Associate’s degree and five or more years of related experience, Bachelor’s degree and or three or more years of related work experience, or ten or more years of experience, or reasonable variation of the above.
Must pass a comprehensive background check to work in the prison environment.
Minimum of 3 days per week of driving company vehicle to assigned Minnesota prisons.
How to Apply
Please email your COVER LETTER and RESUME (both required) to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line list: Your last name, your first name; Prison Program Coordinator
Please no phone calls, video resumes or in-person visits.
Tell us why you should be the person we hire!
Expected Working Conditions** for This Position & Frequency
- Exposure to dog and cat dander: Daily
- Exposure to dog and cat feces: Regularly
- Work directly with dogs: Regularly
- Exposure to cleaning chemicals: Rarely
- Use cleaning tools: mops, brooms, vacuum cleaner, etc.: Never
- Work outdoors: Occasionally
- Work in public environment, sometimes in retail: Occasionally
- Work in prison environment: Frequently
- Work in office environment: Regularly
- Perform work using a computer: Daily
- Heavy lifting, up to 30 pounds: Occasionally
- Heavy lifting, 30 pounds or more: Occasionally
- Perform work using a telephone: Daily
- Stoop, crawl, kneel, rise from a prone or kneeling position: Frequently
- Sit for long periods of time: Frequently
- Stand for long periods of time: Frequently
- Work in small or cramped spaces: Rarely
- Work with clients: Never
- Work with parties external to the organization: Daily
- Work with volunteers: Frequently
- Drive organizational vehicles: Frequently
- Handle checks, cash, credit card transactions: Never
- Public Speaking: Frequently
Working Conditions Guidelines:
Daily = Daily
Frequently = Weekly
Regularly = Monthly
Occasionally = Quarterly to Bi-Annually
Rarely = Annually
Never = Never
**Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the "ADA") requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. In general, an accommodation is any change in the work environment or in the way things are customarily done that enables an individual with a disability to enjoy equal employment opportunities.
Can Do Canines is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs. The dogs are provided to the client at no charge. The organization is supported primarily by donations from individuals, corporations, service clubs, and foundations. We receive no government funding.