This is a full-time 40 hour a week position.

Northeast Animal Shelter is offering a unique opportunity for an animal foster care coordinator. If your dream job is to make a positive impact in people’s and animal’s lives and your community, this is your opportunity.


The Foster Care Coordinator oversees all aspects of the foster care program including recruitment, training and on-going management of foster care families. As a Foster Program Coordinator, you will be responsible for coordinating the movement of animals in and out of foster homes, providing support to a network of foster parents, and facilitating the adoption process for animals in foster care. The Foster program provides temporary care for animals who are not ready for adoption and for owned animals of families in crisis. The Foster Coordinator ensures that foster families are safe, engaged, well-trained and have positive and fulfilling foster experiences.


  1. Bachelor’s Degree required.
  2. 2 years of professional experience in animal care and customer service.
  3. Must have a valid driver’s license.
  4. Work well and communicate effectively with foster care families, staff, supervisors, volunteers and the general public.
  5. Excellent understanding of animal welfare best practices and general animal handling skills.
  6. Well-developed oral and written communication skills, and planning and organizational skills.
  7. Knowledge of computers and applicable software programs.


Northeast Animal Shelter’s (NEAS) animal relocation program transports thousands of cats and dogs from overpopulated animal shelters across the country to Massachusetts, where each animal receives medical care, enrichment, and behavior training prior to adoption. NEAS’s affiliation with the MSPCA-Angell not only provides hands-on care to homeless animals in need, but we also work together to offer access to affordable care to pet owners through our community veterinary clinics and through our community outreach teams who work directly in Massachusetts’ most underserved communities. NEAS’ animal relocation network, combined with the MSPCA-Angell’s veterinary and adoption center resources, works to protect the largest number of animals possible by serving as New England’s premier destination shelter for the nationally coordinated movement of animals.