Office Assistant

We are looking for a very special, animal-loving person. You must be friendly, have good communication skills, work well with others, and have the ability to lead others as well as follow. You must be even-tempered and down to earth and be happy and healthy. You will be expected to embrace the communal, family-living style at the sanctuary if you plan to live on site (a negotiable option for the right person). The successful team member will come to Jungle Friends with an open mind and open heart, ready to work hard and become a part of the Jungle Friends team.


  •  Experience with social media, especially Facebook and YouTube.
  • Strong computer skills, including file management and troubleshooting.
  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Office i.e. Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent telephone etiquette, as well as verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to animal advocacy. Willingness to learn our philosophy, mission, history.

 Duties include:

  • Day-to-day social networking tasks (posting, managing friends, creating content etc.) for social media.
  • General office skills: filing, copying, data entry, scanning, organizing documents, ordering and maintaining supplies for the animals, as well as medical and office supplies.
  • Data Entry: Accurate data entry into several systems; Donor Perfect is our data base, and Constant Contact is our email marketing program; proactively assure that all relevant information is captured and recorded.
  • Perform clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. 
  •  Assist with mailings, packing/shipping , bulk mailings, prompt thank you notes (on-line and postal) and other office tasks as needed. 
  •  Participate in special projects such as creating newsletters, email campaigns, or writing grants, or organizing special events. 
  •  Provide assistance as needed for the Executive Director and staff (i.e. "gopher" jobs) ? as well as arrange travel plans track schedules, appointments and deadlines and take responsibility for reminders, preparations, and appropriate follow-up. 
  •  Answer telephones and record every call and follow-up in every area. 
  •  Keep the office clean & run errands.
  • Feed, water and medicate the Assistant Office Manager, Lulu the 3-legged rescue dog.

 Ideal candidate:

  •  Extensive experience with social media networking. Day-to-day social networking tasks; posting, managing friends, creating content, Wishes & Causes, engaging others with photos, videos and comments using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Blogger, LinkedIn, BranchOut, Flickr, and more. Ability to establish measurements and success metrics for social networking initiatives.
  • Create and edit video files and upload to YouTube using Adobe Premiere Pro & Photo Shop. Knowledge of filmmaking; filming, editing, voice overs, producing, etc.
  • Ability to translate the day-to-day realities and issues of our organization into engaging stories and effective campaigns to engage and expand our online community and support base. Understanding of marketing, public relations and fundraising.
  • Strong computer skills, including file management, organization and troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics, Google Grants and Google Apps.
  • Exceptional communications skills.
  • Must be a dog lover! We have one dog who lives in the office, and many of our other rescue dogs are in and out during the day.

 How to Apply