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Guide Dogs for the Blind has an opportunity for a Community Field Representative (CFR) in Salt Lake City, UT
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Posted Feb 25

Guide Dogs for the Blind is the largest Guide Dog School in North America. Our mission is to empower lives by creating exceptional partnerships between people, dogs and communities. We have a core set of values and behaviors focusing on our mission, integrity, kindness and respect, teamwork and collaboration, and empowerment.   Our Community Field Representative (CFR) is an integral part of our mission; supporting out Puppy Raising Program, working with volunteers to give our puppies the best chance of a successful future.

 

Guide Dogs for the Blind has an opportunity for a Community Field Representative (CFR) in Salt Lake City, UT. Our CFRs are responsible for ensuring an adequate pipeline of puppy raisers within their territory to accommodate the number of puppies that need homes and to ensure there are enough dogs properly prepared for recall into training. This includes providing direct support, supervision, and guidance for puppy raising activities undertaken by youth and adult volunteers and recruits new raisers and leaders to assist with raising Guide Dog puppies within a designated territory. The CFR works out of his or her home, visits raisers to evaluate puppies’ progress, mediates problems that arise, and actively recruits new program participants.

 

The CFR may also be actively involved in fundraising, marketing, outreach and other events throughout their territories with individual clubs or with Development staff. The CFR coordinates public presentations and special events within their territories; assists in identifying and developing partnerships with local community programs that are of benefit to GDB, our constituents and the community (through education and public relations). The CFR will also assist in the placement and monitoring of dogs with blind youth and into homes which will further our mission and the communities where they reside.

 

Candidates should have at least 5 years’ experience in dog obedience or handling, knowledge of behavioral modification techniques, and the corresponding ability to read and evaluate raisers and leaders in order to give them appropriate guidance.

 

If interested, please send your resume to recruiting@guidedogs.com or apply online at www.guidedogs.com/careers