We’re hiring a Million Cat Challenge program manager in Gainesville [UPDATED]

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Update! The Gainesville Million Cat Challenge program manager position will be open for applications until Sept. 28. Apply now!

Your bag has a special spot for your cell phone and you rarely lose your keys. You like to brainstorm new ideas, but your mind immediately goes to all the resources it would take to execute and all the competing projects that still need to be finalized. You can’t help it, you were born to manage things. We want to hire you to manage us!

In 2014, the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF partnered with the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, with support from Maddie’s Fund, to create the Million Cat Challenge, a shelter-based campaign to save the lives of 1 million cats in North America over the course of 5 years. The core strategy of the campaign was centered around 5 key initiatives that offer every shelter, in every community, practical choices to reduce euthanasia and increase live outcomes for sheltered and community cats. By the end of 4 years, more than 1,200 shelters had joined and collectively saved more than 1 million cats.

This Phase 1 success led to a Phase 2 expansion of the project to include a deeper focus on one-on-one consultations in shelters, development and dissemination of digital training materials, and broader recruitment reach to engage more shelters where cats are most at risk for euthanasia with the goal of ensuring that every cat presenting to a North American shelter experiences the right care and the right outcome.

That goal means we’re looking for a program manager to support the Phase 2 expansion (3 years) by managing the work of the UF team to assure the success of multiple projects, including shelter consultations, website management, data accrual/validation, recruitment, event planning, and outbound communications. The manager will coordinate projects with the equivalent position at UC Davis, the work of multiple offsite consultants, and faculty/staff at UF by establishing.

Tasks will include:

  • Tracking project work plans and team calendar
  • Developing an organizational structure that ensures that work is identified, owned, and continues moving forward
  • Facilitating effective team communication and operations
  • Prioritizing projects in balance with team capacity and workload; scheduling and facilitating meetings
  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of a strategic plan
  • Assisting as needed with execution of tasks, reporting, and management of partnerships

Want to learn more and apply? The post closes Sept. 21 28, so check it out now!

Can’t work in Gainesville? Check out this remote position with the Challenge! (Closed 9/18/18)