Search is on for Dayton's next community cat coordinator

This falls in to the category of "You Need This Job for the Title Alone": Community Cat Coordinator for the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.

If you are anything like me, you probably imagine this has something to do with organizing festivals, dance parties and/or protests for members of the kitty cat community.


You'd be wrong, unfortunately.

?"  Thirty-one days of Kissifer is a wonderful idea.

As explained in the job description posted below, The Humane Society of Greater Dayton's "position is responsible for developing and implementing trap-neuter-return in targeted municipalities and educating the public about proper care of community cats."


I like my imagined description better, but this might be job for you.

Meet Julissa. Her and her siblings are just a few of the cats that will be at the Whiskers and Wtiches adoption event...

Posted by Humane Society of Greater Dayton on Thursday, October 8, 2015

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Community Cat Coordinator from the Humane Society of Greater Dayton's website

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is currently looking for a part-time Community Cat Coordinator. This position is responsible for developing and implementing trap-neuter-return (TNR) in targeted municipalities and educating the public about proper care of community cats. Required are strong leadership skills and commitment to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, TNR and its mission. Functions of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Implement TNR in targeted municipalities.
  • Develop and train a strong volunteer team of trappers and coordinate other volunteer efforts related to helping outdoor cats.
  • Develop and train volunteers to help with the care of community cats (feral & un-owned stray cats) while they recuperate from surgery.
  • Provide hands-on assistance with trapping cats in targeted TNR municipalities and perform mass trapping projects of identified large target cat colonies.
  • Provide transport to return cats to their colony or community as needed. Develop and run a Barn Cat program to help with the placement of cats that cannot be released back to the community.
  • Conduct workshops to train interested parties in TNR, feral cat housing and provide information on Trap/Neuter/Return and advocacy techniques.
  • Provide TNR support to the public who have community cat or feral cat situations via phone, e-mail, and in person. Be a resource for the public in relation to outdoor cats.
  • Maintain records of colonies and caretakers, situations and their resolution, gathering success stories, and producing a written quarterly report to supervisor and to TNR municipal governments as needed.
  • Work harmoniously and effectively with other Humane Society of Greater Dayton staff members and other local groups and individuals.
  • Treat all animals properly with kindness, respect, and with compassion at all times (humanely) regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Other duties as requested by the supervisor


  • High school diploma
  • Education in various aspects of TNR and cat behavior.
  • Excellent cat handling skills required
  • Ohio driver’s license and owned vehicle, must show proof of insurance


  • Experience/knowledge in the areas of TNR, feral cats, cat behavior, general health care, animal rescue, and strong interpersonal skills. The ideal person for this job would be a team player, personable, outgoing, patient, and able to get along well with a variety of people including people who are under stress.
  • Excellent cat handling skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work independently to follow through on projects with an attention to detail and strong organizational skills with the flexibility and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Maturity, good judgment and a professional personal appearance.
  • Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical and other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position requires a flexible schedule. Evenings and weekends may be required, must be willing to work a flexible schedule.
  • Non-exempt, part-time position. Average 30 hours per week. May include weekend work.

To apply for this position, send your cover letter and resume to Mackenzie Phillips at Please no phone calls regarding this position.

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