Dog and cat

Shelter adoption Coordinator (m/f/d)

Full-time | 40 hours per week | Vienna Headquarters, Austria


FOUR PAWS is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Find out more about our sustainable campaigns and projects on

Would you like to contribute to something meaningful and work with us to achieve our mission? This is your chance to be part of an international team dedicated to improving animal welfare worldwide

Your contribution will be

  • Supporting the development and implementation of the Shelter Adoption Programme focused on helping shelters worldwide to increase local adoption rates
  • Working closely with the Community Engagement Unit team to ensure the programme is integrated in our Community Engagement approach
  • Promoting and further developing the Shelter Adoption Academy, an e-learning course for shelter staff and volunteers
  • Developing and implementing a grant programme to support shelters in Ukraine
  • Developing and running shelter adoption campaigns to support shelters with increasing their local adoption rate
  • Managing, evaluating, monitoring and reporting of the Shelter Adoption Programme impact
  • Supporting in producing and making programme-information accessible for global fundraising and communications
  • Producing content for FOUR PAWS websites and social media channels on Shelter Adoption Programme
  • Helping with the presentation of our Shelter Adoption Programme both internally and externally
  • Responding to enquiries related to the Shelter Adoption Programme both internally and externally


Your profile ideally illustrates

  • Education to degree level with a focus on companion animal welfare
  • Experience in working in a shelter and the rehoming of animals
  • Excellent command of English (written and oral)
  • Strong IT-skills, especially knowledge in using SharePoint and PowerPoint 
  • Ideally experience in working for a non-profit-environment
  • Highly communicative, structured and well organised personality with an intercultural understanding
  • Ability to work as part of an international team and willingness to travel abroad
  • Great affinity to animal welfare and FOUR PAWS values


Our offer includes

  • The opportunity to truly contribute to global animal welfare
  • Working as part of a multinational team with the spirit of being ONE FOUR PAWS
  • Full training and opportunities for further professional training advancement
  • A gross salary of EUR 40,000 (full-time base, consisting of 14 payments), negotiable depending on higher than required qualifications, skills and professional experience relevant for the position


FOUR PAWS works towards a world filled with respect, empathy and understanding for animals and believes in the same values for people: we strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply as we welcome everyone who wants to support our mission. Please contact  if you require assistance applying to this position.

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Dr Gerhard Klein

+43 1 512 35 05-23

A-1010 Vienna, Universitätsring 14

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