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Wanted: Social Media Coordinator

Wanted: Social Media Coordinator

Volunteer Position (8-16 hrs/week)

Looking for a dynamic and creative Social Media Coordinator who loves animals!

POSITION SUMMARY: The Social Media Coordinator will be responsible for monitoring AARCS’ social media sites. This includes creating, scheduling and editing posts, maintaining up to date albums, monitoring for questions from the public, answering messages and removing any inappropriate content. This position will work closely with the Creative and Marketing Specialist.

ABOUT US: ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY  is a registered non-profit charity located in Calgary, Alberta rescuing and re-homing abandoned, abused and surrendered animals facilitating over 3,000 animal intakes each year and providing numerous community support programs across the province, including Emergency Foster Care, Humane Education, Spay/Neuter Assistance Program and Animal Disaster Response. Our mission is Changing Lives Through Kindness. This role is responsible for fundraising, sponsorships and executing numerous events throughout the year.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and establish original, relevant content, including graphics and call-to-action posts to generate audience participation
  • Work collaboratively with Creative and Marketing Specialist to maintain high engagement rates from our followers
  • Ensure all messages are being responded to in a timely manner (within 24 hours)
  • Direct questions to the appropriate coordinators, via email
  • Monitor all content and delete or hide, if necessary
  • Assist in keeping photo albums up to date
  • Add and promote events
  • Take news stories/adoptable animals off website, post to Facebook
  • Ensure social media sites are kept current while maintaining a balance on page for foster home requests, cat/dog posts, stories, events etc.
  • Seek out opportunities to increase exposure and impact for AARCS via Social Media

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in not-for-profit sector an asset; Genuine interest in animal welfare
  • Formal knowledge and understanding of Social Media Content Strategies and analytics
  • Strong technical ability; including word processing, design programs and database management
  • Education or professional experience in Communications and/or Marketing
  • Personable and able to develop a positive rapport with people of diverse experiences and backgrounds
  • Can effectively communicate information and ideas
  • Self-motivated; Has the ability to set priorities and manage workloads with minimal supervision

Apply Now:  Please submit your cover letter and resume to Amber Perry, Creative and Marketing Specialist at amber@aarcs.ca.

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Candidates can apply until February 23rd, 2018.

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Thank you in advance for your interest.

 

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Holiday & Mew Years Bottle Drive 2017


AARCS Bottle Collection over the Holidays & Mew Years!

PLEASE PAWRTY SAFELY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!
When:  FROM DEC. 15th – JAN. 5th
Time:  ALL DAY, EVERY-DAY
Where:  AARCS SAFE HAVEN - 5060 74 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2C 3C9
Price:  FREE
About:
Please BAG YOUR BOTTLES and drop them off into our BLUE BOTTLE BINS out front of our animal shelter. Funds raised from donated bottles will go towards our animals in AARCS’ care.
THANK YOU SO MUCH! PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

 

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Mew Years Cat Adoption Special


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Purring in the Mew Year with an AARCS Kitty!


Cats, Cats, Cats! ❤️ Adoption fees are only:


• $25 for Adult Cats
• $75 for Kittens

until December 31st. Find the feline of your dreams at AARCS.ca/Adoptable-Cats today!

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2018 Calendars ON SALE MEOW!


2018 Calendars ON SALE MEOW!

Fetch your copy today!

OUR CALENDARS HAVE ARRIVED! ★ You can fetch yours at AARCS Safe Haven during business hours; 9am-5pm M-F or online at AARCS.ca/Shop/2018-AARCS-Calendar

Featuring stunning images of AARCS’ Rescues by:
★ The Dog with a Bow Photography
★ Faces in Places Photography
★ Inga Morozoff Photography
★ Kathryn Langley Photography – Calgary Newborn Photographer
★ Alexei Chernenkoff Photography

Remember to SHARE to help us spread the word! If you would like to be a retailer for our calendars — please submit this form:
https://goo.gl/forms/n3nbNYMQ7287DviS2

 

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AARCS’ Mutts, Meows & Martini’s


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Mutts, Meows & Martini’s

AARCS Signature Event
When:  November 18, 2017
Time:  7:30PM – MIDNIGHT
Where:  Vagabond Calgary
Price: Tickets for the evening are $40 each, or two tickets for $70. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
About:

The Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) will be hosting Mutts, Meows & Martini’s fundraiser on Saturday November 18, 2017 at Vagabond Calgary! Last year’s event (Diamond in the Ruff – 10 Year Anniversary) was sold out and raised over $43,000 for the animals in AARCS’ care. Guests at the event will enjoy beer and wine tastings, appetizers, silent auction, raffles and we have a couple of surprises in store! Put on your cocktail dress, grab a date and put on your dancing shoes! This is an event you will not want to miss! Tickets for the evening are $40 each, or two tickets for $70. We hope to have 200+ guests in attendance.

We are currently looking for Sponsors and Auction Items for this event – please email events@aarcs.ca if you are interested in partnering with us!

 

OUR SPONSORS: 
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Donation Match

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AARCS' KENNEL CAMPAIGN ]

Once again longtime supporter, Heather Waddell has given us a challenge and we need your help! When we approached Heather about the need for the kennels for AARCS Safe Haven & Veterinary Hospital, she said she was willing to donate half the costs – ($20,000) IF we can raise $20,000.

So for every $1 you donate, Heather will donate $1.Give a Donation to AARCS!

$20,000 can be daunting, so we thought we’d have some fun while raising these much-needed funds. In order to unlock each kennel below, we need to raise $1,000 – 20 times! When we reach $1,000 increments the kennel door will open and reveal a surprise video, story and a giveaway!

[ BONUS! ]

Your name will be entered into a draw for a “Door Prize,” which will be drawn from the names of those donors who have donated towards that kennel. Donate again after each kennel door is opened and be entered to win again!

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Meow Luau – Cat Adoption Special

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Meow Luau Cat Adoption Special!


The Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) currently has over 400 cats in care. The time to adopt your new feline is meow! We are despurrrate to help them find loving forever homes as the calls for cats in need keep coming and we are running at full cat-pacity!

For the MONTH OF AUGUST, we are hosting a Meow Luau Cat Adoption Special!
  • Cats + Kittens ★ (7+ months) Min. $25 Adoption Fee
  • Kittens ★ (under 6 months) Min. $75 Adoption Fee

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2018 Calendar Sponsors Wanted!

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An opportunity for Sponsorship and Advertising


The Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) is preparing to launch the very popular annual Animal Rescue Calendar; featuring 12 stunning photographic portraits of AARCS rescued animals. All funds raised from sponsorship and calendar sales will go towards helping even more animals in need.

We are looking for companies/organizations to purchase advertising spots in the calendar to cover the cost to produce the calendars. By being involved, you will be helping us raise funds for animal emergency costs, veterinary care, food and supplies. In addition, corporate sponsors will gain brand recognition among our rapidly growing support base. Calendars will be distributed to local businesses for distribution. AARCS typically circulates over 1500 calendars.

Ads will be placed on each calendar page, rates and sizes are as follows:
  • Monthly Banner Ad $495
  • Monthly Block Ad $195
  • Back Page Business Card Ad $100
Additional Benefits:
  • Fosters corporate responsibility in supporting local charities
  • Company name mentioned on social media (our Facebook page has over 77,000 followers)
  • Brand recognition with AARCS’ rapidly growing volunteer/support base

 


CONTACT INFORMATION

5060 74 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2C 3C9

Rachel Howard, Volunteer Manager

Email: volunteer@aarcs.ca

PH: 403-250-7377


 

Registered charity Number 80718 8479 RR0001

Download 2018 Calendar Advertising Form here!

Save completed form and email to volunteer@aarcs.ca

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Staff Announcement

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Staff Announcement: Veterinarian & RVT Hires


 

WendyWe are pleased to announce that Dr. Wendy Drohan will be starting with AARCS as our Veterinarian in AARCS Veterinary Hospital on May 15th, 2017.  Dr. Drohan comes to us with 21 years’ experience as a primary care veterinarian and a wealth of experience with companion animals.  Dr.  Drohan loves working with animals and is looking forward to combining her passion for animal welfare and the homeless animals with her love for veterinary medicine. She is an experienced surgeon and takes pride in keeping up-to-date on the latest advances in veterinary care. Dr. Drohan has been working with AARCS’ animals at one of our partner clinics and is a primary veterinarian for the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force where she volunteers her time. Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Dr. Wendy Drohan to the team.


 

JessicaIn addition, we are pleased to announce that Jessica Perillo will also be starting at AARCS as a RVT (Registered Veterinary Technologist) in AARCS new Veterinary Hospital starting on May 15, 2017.   Jessica started her career as a veterinary assistant with small animals and exotics in Ontario in 2004, and has been working in the veterinary field ever since.   She relocated to High River in 2008 where she continued to gain experience working in various areas of a veterinary clinic, and attended Old’s College, graduating as a RVT in 2012.  Jessica comes with a wealth of experience and dedication to animal welfare. Jessica is a current foster home for AARCS and has been a long-­‐term volunteer with the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force working on their medical team.  Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Jessica to the team.


Should you have any questions please feel free contact me.

Deanna Thompson 

Executive Director

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society 

deanna@albertaanimalrescuecrew.com