Humane Society of Mason County Foster Coordinator Belfair, WA · Full time

The Foster Care Coordinator facilitates deep engagement in the mission of the Humane Society of Mason County through the administration and support of dedicated volunteer Foster Care families and the animals in their care. The Foster Program currently provides temporary care and placement options for all animals in care of the Humane Society of Mason County. As the Humane Society of Mason County has no physical shelter for housing animals.



Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and oversee the foster program, including recruitment, training, and retention of foster families.
  • Assess animals for suitability for the foster program, considering their medical and behavioral needs.
  • Match animals with appropriate foster homes based on their individual requirements and the capabilities of the foster family.
  • Manage transport of foster animals to partner organizations, appointments, events, ect. 
  • Provide ongoing support and guidance to foster families, including assistance with medical care, behavior management, and emotional support.
  • Maintain accurate records of animals in foster care and monitor their progress.
  • Provide top customer service to the HSMC foster families, respond to emails, Facebook posts and phone calls from foster parents in a timely manner and resolve issues as they arise
  • Initial health tests, vaccinations, and treatment for internal and external parasites. 
  • Adoption outreach to promote adoptable animals in foster homes. 
  • Stay informed about best practices in shelter medicine and animal welfare to continuously improve the foster program.
  • Provide top customer service to the HSMC foster families, respond to emails, Facebook posts and phone calls from foster parents in a timely manner and resolve issues as they arise
  • Partner closely with the lead Veterinarian and LVT/Clinic Manager  to manage medical concerns and or treatments
  • Prepare for and participate in weekly foster rounds via email or phone with fosters; monitor health and behavior of animals , track and report any important findings and concerns, 
  • Assist with medical appointments and procedures with vet staff. 


  • High proficiency in learning new software systems 
  • Must be comfortable administering injections and medications. 
  • Previous experience supervising and or training staff and volunteers is required. 
  • Must have at least one year of employment working with animals in a profession capacity 
  • Must be available evening and or weekend hours, as well as for emergency calls. 
  • Minimum of two years working in a shelter or veterinary clinic with a focus on shelter medicine. 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast - paced environment. 
  • Compassionate and empathetic approach to working with animals and people. 
  • Ability to pass the medical clerks testing requirements per Washington state. 
  • Demonstrate ability to meet deadlines, juggle multiple and competing priorities, and maintain a positive, engaging atmosphere
  • Ability to quickly, calmly, and efficiently adjust to changes in direction and re-prioritize work
  • Extensive knowledge and experience on handling various types of animals who may be frightened, aggressive or in need of medical care. 
  • Experience with conflict resolution
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; authentic team player
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize multiple projects and be responsive to requests


$18 - $22 per hour