Youth Programs Specialist - Milwaukee Campus
Position Details
Experienced
Milwaukee Campus - Milwaukee, WI
Full Time
College Degree/Equivalent Experience
None
Flexible
Education
Position Description

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is looking for a Youth Programs Specialist to join our team that serves more than 8,000 young people each year. WHS is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation with six operating locations, a budget of approximately $12 million, and a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. This position will work at our Milwaukee Campus. The position will work Tuesday through Saturday, with Monday through Friday hours required during the summer months.  Some evenings are required.

 

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is the oldest and largest shelter in Wisconsin. It was founded in 1879 and operates shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Door, Brown, and Racine Counties, as well as a Spay/Neuter clinic in West Allis. The organization offers adoption services, youth programs, veterinary resources for animals from low-income households, retail stores, volunteer programs, and dog training classes. The Milwaukee shelter also houses the state’s largest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. WHS is an independent nonprofit and receives no general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella group. 

Position Summary

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead high impact youth programs in alignment with organizational resources and priorities
    • Lead youth programs year-round that engage young people ages 2-18 in the Wisconsin Humane Society’s mission, particularly Scout Nights, birthday parties, Kids’ Night Outs, and field trip programs
    • Lead summer camps from June through August for young people in 1st – 8th grade including:
      • Camp Critter (grades 1-3)
      • Camp Unleashed (grades 4-6)
      • Junior Veterinary Camp (grades 6-8)
  • Participate as a member of the youth programs team in planning and implementing the organization’s youth engagement strategy
  • Recruit, train, schedule, and support youth program volunteers; train and supervise seasonal staff
  • Ensure programs are delivered in alignment with the Milwaukee youth programs budget
  • Ensure excellent customer service and delivery of programs consistent with organizational priorities
  • Track program metrics that support program and organizational impact and engagement goals; pull reports as requested
  • Develop and maintain relationships with youth serving professionals in the community
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience working with youth
  • Experience and skill working with diverse groups of young people
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Comfortable presenting to groups
  • Dedicated to providing strong customer service
  • Works well with a team and can lead programs with minimal supervision
  • Able to work evenings and weekends
  • Commitment to treat animals with respect and kindness

Benefits

Full-time staff are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including up to 2 weeks' Vacation, 1 week Paid Time Off (PTO), and 6 paid Holidays within their first year. Paid time-off will be prorated based on the full-time hire date and is available after 45 days of consecutive employment. On the first of the month following 60 days of consecutive employment, full-time staff are eligible for these additional benefits:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • 403b retirement plan
  • Short term disability, long term disability, and life insurance
  • Flexible benefits and HSA plan options
  • Paid vacation, personal days and holidays
  • WHS employee discounts (adoption fees, retail, etc.)

All staff are eligible for the following benefits package on their hire date:

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • 30% off discount on animal adoption fees
  • 10% off merchandise discount in our Animal Antics Store
  • Limited retail (i.e. apparel, pet food, special order merchandise), service fee, event, and education program discounts

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please complete the Apply Now section at the top of this job page to begin your online employment application. Only applications submitted through our online application system may be considered. Please know that it is our policy to reply to each and every application received once we have a status update.


Come see why over 200 staff call one of WHS’s 6 locations home! You’ll be happy you did!


Equal Opportunity Employer

The Wisconsin Humane Society believes in equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. WHS’s success depends on the effective utilization of qualified people regardless of the age, race, creed, color, disability, marital status, veteran status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual preference, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


About Us

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is the oldest and largest shelter in Wisconsin. It was founded in 1879 and operates shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Door, and Brown Counties, as well as a Spay/Neuter Clinic in West Allis. The organization offers adoption services, educational programming, and veterinary resources for animals from low-income households, retail stores, volunteer programs, and dog training classes. The Milwaukee shelter also houses the states busiest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. WHS is an independent nonprofit and receives no general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella group.

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