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Category Operations
Job Title Shelter Veterinarian
Job Description

Connecticut Humane Society
701 Russell Road
Newington, CT 06424

Title of Position: Shelter Veterinarian

Position Description: The Connecticut Humane Society, located in Newington, is seeking a Shelter Veterinarian.

  • This position will help fulfill our mission by providing surgical and medical care to shelter animals.
  • This position will perform high-volume, high-quality spay/neuter surgeries, as well as handle additional surgical procedures including, but not limited, to: cystotomy, growth removal, and basic orthopedics.
  • This position will also help to ensure that staff are following herd health protocols and proper sanitation practices.
  • This position may be required to provide medical and surgical coverage in the other shelters or the clinic.

Position Requirements:

  • Degree in veterinary medicine from an accredited school of veterinary medicine.
  • Current license to practice in the state of Connecticut or the ability to obtain a license to practice in Connecticut.
  • At least two to five years’ experience working in shelter or high volume spay/neuter clinic.
  • Proficiency in on-line medical records a plus.
  • This position includes travel and may require some weekend coverage.

Deadline for Application: 4/30/2012

By Email: hr@cthumane.org
 

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Category Executive
Job Title President / CEO
Job Description

Michigan Humane Society
30300 Telegraph Road, Suite 220
Bingham Falls, MI 48025-4507

Title of Position: President & CEO

Webpage: www.michiganhumane.org

Position Description
: The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) has been serving the animals and people of metro Detroit and beyond since 1877. Founded on the principles of Henry Bergh, founder of the ASPCA in New York, MHS evolved into the organization it is today with three centers for animal care, each incorporating an adoption center and veterinary clinic. MHS adopts approximately 8,000 animals each year from these three facilities as well as programs in PETCO and PetSmart stores. A five-year strategic plan is now in its fourth year. The number one goal is to adopt not only the healthy animals but also those that need treatment before being adopted. The campaign GOING HOME is MHS’ multi-faceted drive to ensure that every potentially adoptable animal brought to the shelters finds a permanent, loving home.

  • Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President and CEO is responsible for the oversight of MHS, one of the largest animal welfare organizations in the United States, to include administration of all programs and services of the organization.
  • The President and CEO is responsible for the strategic processes of the organization, managing and developing a talented staff of 220 and overseeing a $16 million budget and a reserve of approximately $10 million.
  • The President and CEO serves as a non-voting member of the Executive Committee of the Board and supervises seven direct reports.

Position Requirements:

  • We seek an individual with demonstrated accomplishments in fundraising and financial management of a multi-million dollar budget.
  • Experience in a senior leadership role where he/she has either reported directly to or worked closely with a Board of Directors.
  • The ideal candidate will bring strong and successful leadership of an animal welfare/control agency or other nonprofit organization.
  • An exceptional communicator, a person who is articulate and passionate about the humane treatment of animals and who welcomes and respects the multiple perspectives and groups that demonstrate an active interest in animal welfare.
  • An undergraduate degree from a four-year college or university is required; a graduate degree is preferred.
  • CAWA credential is helpful.

To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction via electronic mail to jane@noeticexsearch.com.

For more information about the opportunity, please go to www.michiganhumane.org.

Deadline for Application
: Open Until Filled

By Email
: jane@noeticexsearch.com

 

 

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Category Executive
Job Title Deputy Director
Job Description

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control
212 17th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55412

Title of Position: Deputy Director

Webpage: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/jobs/index.htm

Position Description
: This appointed position supervises the assistant manager(s) of Animal Control, Animal Control lead officers, Animal Control officers and administrative staff.
The nature of the work includes:

  • Managing the Minneapolis Animal Care & Control division of the Department of Regulatory Services, including directing the division’s business lines and field activities.
  • Coordinating services with other city departments, outside agencies, responding to the City Council as directed and serving on the Regulatory Services leadership team.
  • Working conditions include a normal office setting with occasional field and kennel work.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution or equivalent (various combinations of education and experience may qualify for this position).
  • Five years of relevant experience, which has included ordinance development, enforcement, policy work.
  • At least three years of supervisory experience.

If interested please send a letter of interest, resume, and four references to Noah Schuchman: Noah.Schuchman@minneapolismn.gov.

You may also call Noah to discuss this opportunity further at (612) 673-2781.

Deadline for Application
: 3/28/14

By Mail
: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/jobs/index.htm

By Email: Noah.Schuchman@minneapolismn.gov

 

Contact Name Noah Schuchman
Contact Phone (612) 673-2781

Category Operations
Job Title Shelter Manager - Newington/Westport
Job Description

Connecticut Humane Society
701 Russell Road
Newington, CT 06424

Title of Position: Shelter Manager - Newington/Westport

Webpage: www.cthumane.org

Position Description
: The Connecticut Humane Society is seeking a District Manager to oversee our Westport and Newington shelters.

  • This leadership position is responsible for the overall day-to-day operation of both the Newington and Westport animal shelters.
  • The District Manager must put a high priority on the welfare of animals and the sanitation of the facility. This includes, but is not limited to, providing great animal care, coordination of medical services, increasing the flow of qualified animals for adoption and increasing the number of successful adoptions.
  • This position will participate in the development of the annual budget for the shelters as well as identifying and implementing methods to reduce expenses/increase income as appropriate.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for the staff management, establishing and driving a culture of excellent customer service, providing regular, ongoing feedback and timely evaluations as well as working with the assistant district managers to address all employee problems and issues.

Connecticut Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Deadline for Application
: 05/01/2014

By Email: hr@cthumane.org

 

 

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Category Operations
Job Title Veterinarian/Director of Animal Services
Job Description

Hernando County Board of County Commissioners
20 N. Main Street - Room 264
Brooksville, FL 34601

Title of Position: Veterinarian/Director of Animal Services

Webpage: www.hernandocounty.us/hr

Position Description
: Hernando County is seeking a Veterinarian/Director of Animal Services to manage the operation of the Animal Services Shelter in compliance with State Laws, County Ordinances, Board of County Commissioners adopted policy and the Guidelines for Standard of Care in Animal Shelters.

Responsibilities include management of employees and volunteers, budgets, practicing veterinary medicine and surgery and promoting animal related public safety of the County’s Citizens and humane treatment of animals housed at the County’s Animal Services Shelter, maximizing live outcomes and minimizing euthanasia wherever possible.

Position Requirements
:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an accredited College or University.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience practicing veterinarian medicine required.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience supervising animal care personnel.
  • Requires a Florida Veterinary License in good standing with the Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine, a Drug Enforcement Agency License, and a valid Florida Driver's License.

Deadline for Application: 04/02/2014

Other: www.hernandocounty.us/hr.

 

 

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Category Operations
Job Title Animal Behaviorist
Job Description

Capital Humane Society
2320 Park Blvd.
Lincoln, NE 68502

Title of Position: Animal Behaviorist

Webpage: www.capitalhumanesociety.org

Position Description
:

  • The Animal Behaviorist is responsible for performing behavior assessments of animals for the adoption program.
  • This includes but is not limited to temperament tests and Feline-ality assessments.
  • The Animal Behaviorist will develop enrichment programs for the animals while they are in the shelter's care.
  • This position will provide continuing education to staff and volunteers regarding safe animal handling and animal behavior.
  • Assisting the public with behavior concerns through consultations and teaching basic canine obedience classes.

Position Requirements:

  • Ability to get along well with people and animals.
  • Must demonstrate ability to communicate and work well with the public, volunteers and co-workers.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and be insurable by Capital Humane Society's insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to life up to 25lbs. throughout the day.
  • College education is preferred.
  • Education and certification in animal training is highly desirable.
  • General knowledge of animal welfare issues and animal shelter environment is important.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary.
  • The ability to work independently and as a team member, the ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment are skills important to the position.

Deadline for Application: March 28th, 2014

By Mail
:
Capital Humane Society
2320 Park Blvd.
Lincoln, NE 68502

By Email
: chsadmin@capitalhumanesociety.org

 

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Category Operations
Job Title Rabbit Manager
Job Description

Best Friends Animal Society
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UT 84741

Title of Position: Rabbit Manager

Webpage: http://bestfriends.org/

Position Description
: Best Friends Animal Society is seeking a Rabbit Manager to manage the Rabbit Department to best utilize resources, meet objectives; supervise budget, safety and operational plans for delivering exemplary rabbit care. Join Best Friends and turn your career into a labor of love.

Our benefits package is one of the best! Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Child Care and Pet Sitting reimbursement, Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, PTO, Paid Holidays, Employee Assistance Program, 401K, Staff Discounts and Flex Work Policy. For a complete job description and online application visit http://www.bestfriends.org/Careers.

Every day, more than 9,000 dogs and cats are killed in America’s shelters simply because they don’t have a safe place to call home. By increasing the number of people who adopt pets and implementing spay/neuter programs to reduce the number of animals who enter shelters, we know we can end the killing. We know we can Save Them All. Best Friends Animal Society has been building effective life-saving programs for nearly 30 years. When we began, 17 million animals died every year in shelters. Today, thanks to caring people like you, that number is down to 4 million. Work with us to help Save Them All!

Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.

Position Requirements
:

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the intake of new rabbits/guinea pigs when conducive with department strategy.
  • Perform caregiving duties: cleaning, handling, feeding and medical needs of the rabbits.
  • Work directly with the Team Leader, Vet Tech and Veterinarian in caring for the rabbits and following any medical protocols.
  • Ensure staff is using proper rabbit-handling protocols
  • Ensure the implementation of exemplary standards in rabbit care.
  • Educate staff and the public on all aspects of rabbit care, and work to ensure safe and effective care environments for the various needs of rabbits at the Sanctuary
  • Lead and manage staff: interviewing and selection of new hires; provide job and rabbit care training opportunities for staff; identify and resolve employee relations and performance issues; establish and maintain a professional work environment while providing appropriate leadership and direction; promote positive morale, facilitate teamwork among staff; evaluate employee performance and set clear goals and expectations; prioritize, assign, and review work assignments
  • Foster a collaborative work environment
  • Keep abreast of concerns and trends in the rabbit welfare movement and serve as one of the key representatives of the Rabbit Department as work schedule allows or appoint and mentor appropriate staff to serve as a representative for public presentations, email correspondence, etc
  • Prepare and manage performance to the operational budget and metrics for the Rabbit Department, including forecasting
  • Provide to shelters, groups and individuals consultation and training on rabbit behavior and training as work schedule allows or refer them to appropriate staff
  • Responsible for providing on-call support for sanctuary rabbit on sleepovers and sanctuary rabbit emergencies
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Experience:

  • This is a leadership position requiring 3 plus years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Knowledge of animals and animal welfare essential with the ability and desire to learn detailed aspects regarding the care of rabbits.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. The ideal person for this job would be a team player, personable, professional, upbeat, and energetic, takes initiative, uses tact and diplomacy
  • Experience in team building and staff development preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in various stages of development, each with a unique timeline
  • Work requires continual attention to detail. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word and Excel. Experience with Gmail and Google Calendar or similar software.
  • Demonstrates accurate, appropriate, clear and concise written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to professionally advocate Best Friends position on issues.
  • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to facilitate group processes as well as develop and influence others
  • Valid Driver’s License with access to transportation to travel on organization business. Access to driving records will be needed for insurance purposes

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to work at a computer for extended periods of time including repetitive typing, arm and hand motion.
  • Able to routinely lift 40 pounds.
  • Able to work out of doors in all weather conditions, with temperatures ranging from below freezing to above 100 degrees.
  • Able to perform strenuous physical activity on a daily basis, including but not limited to: lifting, carrying, reaching, stooping, squatting, cleaning, and bending.
  • Able to work around allergens like hay, dust and rabbit fur.

Deadline for Application: 4/24/2014

Other: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=938991

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Category Operations
Job Title Animal Control Officer I
Job Description

City of Sacramento
2127 Front Street
Sacramento, CA 95818

Title of Position: Animal Control Officer I

Position Description: Entry level Animal Control Officer City of Sacramento

Essential duties: Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Learn to investigate reports of animal cruelty, nuisances, and potentially dangerous animals; learn to communicate with and advise owners of loose animals.
  • Learn to patrol City streets, neighborhoods, and/or other designated areas in order to monitor, remove, transport, and locate stray, vicious, trapped, injured, and/or dead animals.
  • Learn to rescue and impound stray animals;
  • Learn to use remote chemical immobilization equipment;
  • Learn to vaccinate, photograph, and process impounded animals prior to kenneling;
  • Learn to transport injured animals to veterinary hospitals for treatment.
  • Learn to assist law enforcement personnel and other agencies by taking animals into custody due to death, emergencies, arrests, and/or police investigations. May be required to forcibly enter a residence to obtain an animal.
  • Learn to enforce City and State laws, regulations, and ordinances related to animal control.
  • Learn to compile case evidence and prepare animal control cases for court.
  • Learn to safely operate rifles, shotguns, and tranquilizer equipment to capture, humanely euthanize animals, or defend the public from vicious or uncontrollable animals as necessary.
  • Learn to educate and provide the public with information regarding animal control laws, licensing requirements, owner responsibilities, and appropriate animal care.
  • Learn to maintain and safeguard assigned equipment and supplies such as citation books, computers, controlled substances, and animal control vehicles.
  • Learn to operate a computer and a two-way radio to maintain close communication with dispatching personnel.
  • Learn to prepare and maintain a variety of animal control records, documentation, and reports.
  • Provide courteous and professional customer service to those contacted in the course of work.
  • Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed may necessarily be performed by each individual holding this classification.

Position Requirements:
Knowledge of:

  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions of work around animals.
  • Habits and characteristics of domestic animals and wildlife.
  • Symptoms of common animal diseases.
  • Principles and practices of customer service, including conflict resolution.
  • Basic computer operations and applications.
  • Basic State laws and regulations related to animal control functions (such as rabies and search and seizures); current local animal control codes and regulations.
  • Record keeping principles and practices.
  • Basic laboratory analysis principles and practices.

Skill in:

  • Answering inquiries and providing factual and technical information.
  • Handling criticism and hostility from citizens with tact and good judgment.
  • Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Collecting, compiling, and analyzing basic information and data.
  • Making field contact with various animals, some of which may be hostile and/or injured.
  • Using common office computer software.
  • Safe and proficient use of specialized law enforcement weapons and equipment.
  • Providing courteous and professional customer service.

Ability to:

  • Read, write, speak, and understand the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance.
  • Learn, understand, retain, interpret, and enforce basic animal control codes, laws, case law, and regulations.
  • Identify and report animal control problems encountered in the course of work.
  • Safely care for and physically control live, sick, or injured domestic and exotic animals and reptiles.
  • Humanely euthanize animals by the end of probationary period.
  • Gather specimens for laboratory analysis and observe contamination protocol.
  • Properly operate animal control equipment by end of probationary period.
  • Learn, understand, and comply with basic departmental policies, rules, and instructions.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with the public, community volunteers, and City personnel.
  • Prioritize work; coordinate several activities, and follow-up as required.
  • Timely prepare well-written, clear, concise, and well-substantiated reports.
  • Learn how to train volunteers as needed.
  • Learn to efficiently and effectively perform assigned duties with considerable independence within legal and procedural guidelines.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Experience: Six months of experience in animal care or control.
Education: Possession of a High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
Driver License: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Loss of the Class C License is cause for discipline. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Certifications:

  • Must possess or obtain the State of California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Penal Code 832 (Arrest and Firearms) Certificate during probationary period and throughout the course of employment. Failure to maintain the certificate could be cause for discipline.
  • Must possess or obtain the American Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate during probationary period and throughout the course of employment. Failure to maintain the certificate could be cause for discipline.

Background: Must pass a background investigation, which includes a criminal history check for job related convictions, fingerprinting, drug use history, and polygraph. Felony

Convictions:

  • Free of felony convictions under California Penal Code Sections 29900 and 29905.
  • Medical/Drug Test: Must pass a medical and/or drug test.

Work Conditions:

  • Must perform shift work as assigned, including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Standby duty is also required.

Environmental Conditions:

  • Work outside in various types of weather and unsanitary environments.
  • Incumbents must be able to work in or around dead people, human excrement, animal fur, dander, disorganized and/or substandard houses; deal with infectious, emotionally distressed and confrontational people and aggressive animals.
  • Additionally, incumbents are exposed to and/or in contact with chemicals used to perform euthanasia and people who may be under influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
  • Must be willing to obtain a pre-exposure rabies vaccination, and when medically required, revaccination shots.

Physical Conditions: Must be able to regularly lift, carry, restrain, and capture animals between 60-70 pounds; occasionally up to 100 pounds. Incumbents may be required to walk, run, stand, or climb on slippery, even or uneven, and paved or unpaved surfaces as well as bend, stoop, squat, and crawl in small, low and/or confined areas.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD:  Employees must complete twelve (12) months of probation at a satisfactory performance level prior to gaining permanent status.

THE SELECTION PROCEDURE:
1. Application: (Pass/Fail)

  • All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application by the final filing deadline (5:00 pm on Friday, April 4, 2014);
  • Employment applications must be submitted on-line; paper applications will not be accepted.
  • Employment applications that do not list current and/or past job-related experience in the "Work Experience" section will be considered incomplete and will be rejected.
  • Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 paid hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week). •Incomplete applications will not pass the application review; information omitted from the "Work Experience" section cannot be considered or assumed.
  • Employment applications with "see resume" in the "Work Experience" section will be considered incomplete and will be rejected; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.

2. Supplemental Questionnaire:
The Supplemental Questionnaire is the Training and Experience Exam (Weighted 100%)

  • In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire.
  • Only the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications by the final filing date will become candidates and their supplemental questionnaire will be rated and scored.
  • This exam will evaluate the relevance, level, and progression of the candidate's education, training and experience.
  • Therefore, your responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough and complete because the exam score will determine your ranking on the eligible list for this job.

When completing the supplemental questionnaire, please note:

  • Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaire will not be accepted.
  • Incomplete supplemental questionnaires will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed.
  • A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire.
  • Possession of the minimum qualifications is not necessarily a guarantee of further advancement in the selection process. All applicants competing in the selection process will receive written notice of their exam results either by mail or email based on designated notification preference. Candidates achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list.

Deadline for Application: 5:00 pm on Friday, April 4, 2014)

By Mail
: On-line applications only www.cityofsacramento.org/personnel

 

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Category Operations
Job Title Animal Control Officer II
Job Description

City of Sacramento
2127 Front Street
Sacramento, CA 95818

Title of Position: Animal Control Officer II

Webpage: www.sacpetsearch.com

Position Description
:
Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Investigate reports of animal cruelty, nuisances, and potentially dangerous animals; communicate with and advise owners of loose animals.
  • Patrol City streets, neighborhoods, and/or other designated areas in order to monitor, remove, transport, and locate stray, vicious, trapped, injured, and/or dead animals.
  • Rescue and impound stray animals; use remote chemical immobilization equipment; vaccinate, photograph, and process impounded animals prior to kenneling; transport injured animals to veterinary hospitals for treatment.
  • Assist law enforcement personnel and other agencies by taking animals into custody due to death, emergencies, arrests, and/or police investigations. May be required to forcibly enter a residence to obtain an animal.
  • Enforce City and State laws, regulations, and ordinances related to animal control.
  • Compile case evidence and prepare animal control cases for court; provide court testimony and render opinions on the nature of case animals.
  • Issue warnings and citations for violations of animal control regulations and may be required to testify in court or at administrative hearings.
  • Safely operate rifles, shotguns, and tranquilizer equipment to capture, humanely euthanize animals, or defend the public from vicious or uncontrollable animals as necessary.
  • Educate and provide the public with information regarding animal control laws, licensing requirements, owner responsibilities, and appropriate animal care.
  • Maintain and safeguard assigned equipment and supplies such as citation books, computers, controlled substances, and animal control vehicles.
  • Operate a computer and a two-way radio to maintain close communication with dispatching personnel.
  • May train others performing similar work.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of animal control records, documentation, and reports.
  • Provide courteous and professional customer service to those contacted in the course of work.
  • Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed may necessarily be performed by each individual holding this classification.

Position Requirements:
Knowledge of:

  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions of work around animals.
  • Habits and characteristics of domestic animals and wildlife.
  • Symptoms of common animal diseases.
  • Principles and practices of customer service, including conflict resolution.
  • Computer operations and applications.
  • State laws and regulations related to animal control functions (such as rabies and search and seizures); current local animal control codes and regulations.
  • Record keeping principles and practices.
  • Laboratory analysis principles and practices.

Skill in:

  • Answering inquiries and providing factual and technical information.
  • Handling criticism and hostility from citizens with tact and good judgment.
  • Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Collecting, compiling, and analyzing basic information and data.
  • Making field contact with various animals, some of which may be hostile and/or injured.
  • Using common office computer software.
  • Safe and proficient use of specialized law enforcement weapons and equipment.
  • Providing courteous and professional customer service.

Ability to:

  • Read, write, speak, and understand the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance.
  • Understand, retain, interpret, and enforce animal control codes, laws, case law, and regulations.
  • Identify and report animal control problems encountered in the course of work.
  • Safely care for and physically control live, sick, or injured domestic and exotic animals and reptiles.
  • Humanely euthanize animals by the end of probationary period.
  • Gather specimens for laboratory analysis and observe contamination protocols.
  • Properly operate animal control equipment.
  • Understand and comply with departmental policies, rules, and instructions.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with the public, community volunteers, and City personnel.
  • Prioritize work; coordinate several activities, and follow-up as required.
  • Timely prepare well-written, clear, concise, and well-substantiated reports.
  • Assist with staff and volunteers training as needed.
  • Efficiently and effectively perform assigned duties with considerable independence within legal and procedural guidelines.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Experience: Eighteen months of experience in animal care or animal control, of which six months must be in public contact work and the enforcement of rules and regulations.
Education: Possession of a High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
Driver License: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Loss of the Class C License is cause for discipline. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Certifications:

  • Must possess or obtain the State of California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Penal Code 832 (Arrest and Firearms) Certificate during probationary period and throughout the course of employment. Failure to maintain the certificate could be cause for discipline.
  • Must possess or obtain the American Red Cross Standard First Aid Course Certificate during probationary period and throughout the course of employment. Failure to maintain the certificate could be cause for discipline.

Background: Must pass a background investigation, which includes a criminal history check for job-related convictions, fingerprinting, drug use history, and polygraph.

  • Felony Convictions: Free of felony convictions under California Penal Code Sections 29900 and 29905.
  • Medical/Drug Test: Must pass a medical and/or drug test.

Work Conditions: Must perform shift work as assigned, including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Standby duty is also required.

Environmental Conditions:

  • Work outside in various types of weather and unsanitary environments.
  • Incumbents must be able to work in or around dead people, human excrement, animal fur, dander, disorganized and/or substandard houses; deal with infectious, emotionally distressed and confrontational people and aggressive animals.
  • Additionally, incumbents are exposed to and/or in contact with chemicals used to perform euthanasia and people who may be under influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
  • Must be willing to obtain a pre-exposure rabies vaccination, and when medically required, revaccination shots.

Physical Conditions: Must be able to regularly lift, carry, restrain, and capture animals between 60-70 pounds; occasionally up to 100 pounds. Incumbents may be required to walk, run, stand, or climb on slippery, even or uneven, and paved or unpaved surfaces as welll as bend, stoop, squat, and crawl in small, low and/or confined areas.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD:  Employees must complete twelve (12) months of probation

Deadline for Application
: Fri. 04/04/14 5:00 PM Pacific Time

By Mail
: On-line applications only: www.cityofsacramento.org/personnel

 

 

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Category Operations
Job Title Senior Animal Control Officer
Job Description

City of Sacramento
2127 Front Street
Sacramento, CA 95818

Title of Position: Senior Animal Control Officer

Webpage: www.sacpetsearch.com

Position Description
: Senior Animal Control Officer Under general direction, the Senior Animal Control Officer performs supervisory, training, and skilled work in planning, coordinating, and assigning animal control and compliance functions and may assume responsibility for field enforcement activities in the absence of the Supervising Animal Care Officer.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

  • The Senior Animal Control Officer is a supervisory level classification, in addition to performing more complex tasks in the enforcement of laws and ordinances related to animal control and compliance.
  • The Senior Animal Control Officer is distinguished from the Animal Control Officer II in that the latter performs journey duties, while the Senior Animal Control Officer performs the full, first-line supervisory duties such as plan, evaluate, and assign the work of subordinates.
  • This classification is distinguished from the Supervising Animal Care Officer in that the latter is an exempt level position that assists with the administration of the Animal Care Services Division, responsible for facility maintenance, and oversees and coordinates investigations.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

  • Direction is provided by the Supervising Animal Care Officer or higher-level administrative or division manager.
  • This classification provides technical and functional supervision to subordinate Animal Control Personnel.

Position Requirements:
Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plan, assign, and review the work of subordinate personnel.
  • Train subordinate employees via instructing them in department policies, laws, ordinances and proper techniques to be used in their work.
  • Arrange for repair and routine maintenance of equipment.
  • Submit requisitions for field supplies and equipment.
  • Maintain inventory control for equipment issued to field officers.
  • Investigate reports of animal cruelty, nuisances, and potentially dangerous animals; communicate with and advise owners of loose animals.
  • Patrol City streets, neighborhoods, and/or other designated areas in order to monitor, remove, transport, and locate stray, vicious, trapped, injured, and/or dead animals.
  • Rescue and impound stray animals; use remote chemical immobilization equipment; vaccinate, photograph, and process impounded animals prior to kenneling; transport injured animals to veterinary hospitals for treatment.
  • Assist law enforcement personnel and other agencies by taking animals into custody due to death, emergencies, arrests, and/or police investigations. May be required to forcibly enter a residence to obtain an animal.
  • Enforce City and State laws, regulations, and ordinances related to animal control.
  • Compile case evidence and prepare animal control cases for court; provide court testimony and render opinions on the nature of case animals.
  • Issue warnings and citations for violations of animal control regulations and may be required to testify in court or at administrative hearings.
  • Safely operate rifles, shotguns, and tranquilizer equipment to capture, humanely euthanize animals, or defend the public from vicious or uncontrollable animals as necessary.
  • Educate and provide the public with information regarding animal control laws, licensing requirements, owner responsibilities, and appropriate animal care.
  • Make presentations to interest groups or organizations regarding animal care, including the legal statutes governing animal control.
  • Maintain and safeguard assigned equipment and supplies such as citation books, computers, controlled substance, and animal control vehicles.
  • Operate a computer and a two-way radio to maintain close communication with dispatching and subordinate personnel.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of animal control records, documentation, and reports.
  • Provide courteous and professional customer service to those contacted in the course of work.
  • Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed may necessarily be performed by each individual holding this classification.

Deadline for Application: Fri. 04/04/14 5:00 PM Pacific Time

By Mail
: On-line applications only www.cityofsacramento.org/personnel

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Category Executive
Job Title Executive Director
Job Description

The Naperville Area Humane Society
1620 W. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, IL 60563

Title of Position
: Executive Director

Position Description: Naperville Area Humane Society seeks a dynamic and innovative Executive Director to lead the organization to the next level. NAHS is a non-profit, limited-admission shelter currently handling 800 animals annually with a staff of 10 and volunteer base of 400+. The Executive Director is responsible for the planning, development, and execution of all operations and programs of NAHS within the framework of policy and authority established by the Board of Directors.

Position Requirements
:

  • We seek an individual with demonstrated accomplishments in fundraising, financial management and animal welfare.
  • The ideal candidate will bring strong and successful leadership of an animal welfare agency or other non-profit organization, as well as exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • An undergraduate degree from a four-year college or university is required.

Deadline for Application: 04/09/2014

By Email: awood@napervilleareahumanesociety.org

 

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Category Operations
Job Title Senior Animal Control Officer
Job Description

County of Sacramento
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814

Title of Position: Senior Animal Control Officer

Webpage: www.saccountyjobs.net

Position Description
: Under direction, performs sensitive, difficult and/or complex animal control activities; monitors and gives work direction to Animal Control Officers and Animal Care Attendants in the Sacramento County Animal Shelter and to Animal Control Officers performing field enforcement activities.

SENIOR ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER Exam # 27553-14-O
Approximate Monthly Salary: $3,687.06 - $4,482.24

Position Requirements
:
Either one of the following:

  • One year of full-time paid experience in the class of Animal Control Officer in Sacramento County service.
  • Two years of full-time paid or volunteer experience in the care or impounding of animals. Examples of qualifying experience are: Veterinarian technician or helper, kennel attendant, S.P.C.A. attendant, zoo attendant, 4-H or farm experience, or animal training experience.
  • Two years of full-time paid experience enforcing and/or explaining laws and regulations to the public.

Deadline for Application: April 21, 2014, 5:00 PM

Other: Apply on-line at: www.saccountyjobs.net

 

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Category Operations
Job Title Supervising Animal Control Officer
Job Description

County of Sacramento
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814

Title of Position: Supervising Animal Control Officer

Webpage: www.saccountyjobs.net

Position Description
: Under general direction, provides first-line supervisory duties over staff working to ensure compliance with and enforcement of State and County ordinances, regulations and policies related to humane animal treatment and control work including impounding and quarantine, licensing, arranging spaying and neutering of adopted animals, vaccinating, and destroying of animals.

SUPERVISING ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER Exam # 27554-14-O
Approximate Monthly Salary: $4,414.38 - $5,366.16

Position Requirements
:
Either one of the following:

  • One year of experience in the class of Senior Animal Control Officer in Sacramento County service.
  • Two years of experience in the class of Animal Control Officer in Sacramento County service.
  • Three years of animal control or code enforcement experience in a public sector environment. One of the three years must have been in the capacity of lead worker.

Deadline for Application: April 21, 2014, 5:00PM

By Mail
:
County of Sacramento
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814

Other: Apply on-line at: www.saccountyjobs.net

 

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Category Executive
Job Title Director
Job Description

Second Home Pet Resort
747 E. Thunderbird Road
Phoenix, AZ 85022

Title of Position: Director

Webpage: www.secondhomepetresort.com

Position Description
: Second Home Pet Resort (“SHPR”) is an all-suite pet resort located in north Phoenix; the resort opened in 2008 and has enjoyed steady and impressive growth since inception. Occupying nearly 17,000 s.f of custom-built space on 1+ acre of mountainside property, SHPR offers overnight lodging, doggie day care, full-service grooming and a variety of enrichment activities for animal guests. The business is family owned and employs approximately 30 staff members. At peak occupancy, the resort houses up to 250 canine and feline guests.

The Resort Director is the most senior staff member within the business (excluding the owners), accountable for the guest (animal) and client experience, marketing, and the implementation of effective and legally-compliant policies and procedures. All staff positions report up through this leader.

Responsibilities include the hiring, supervision and performance management of staff; marketing and community outreach; policy and procedure development and implementation; business planning and forecasting; and the monitoring, analysis of, and response to business trends. A passion for animal rescue is also critical, as the owners have committed significantly to supporting the animal sheltering and rescue community within their business.

Position Requirements
:

  • The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of current/recent management experience in an animal shelter or pet services business and be learning-agile around all forms of online technology including social media.
  • Additional requirements include excellent written and verbal communication skills, a polished appearance, an outgoing, engaging personality, and excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of companion animal behavior and basic animal health are required.
  • Because of the nature of the animal lodging business, candidates must be willing to work during peak business cycles in the industry (weekends, summers and holidays) as needed to cover or supplement scheduling periodically, including working periodic weekend scheduling rotations.

Deadline for Application: April 14, 2014

By Email: jobs@secondhomepetresort.com

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Category Operations
Job Title Shelter Veterinarian
Job Description

Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady, Inc.
53 Maple Ave
Scotia, NY 12302

Title of Position: Shelter Veterinarian

Webpage: www.animalprotective.org

Position Description
:

  • Oversee all health related aspects of care for sheltered animals including but not limited to evaluation, diagnosis, disease prevention programs, routine health care, vaccinations, testing and treatments.
  • Provide surgical and medical services and care for a variety of well, sick and injured animals.
  • Implement Disease Surveillance, Control and Response Plan that minimizes transmission to unaffected animals, and ensures appropriate care for any affected animals.
  • Implement outbreak response protocol that separates exposed, at-risk and unexposed animals or groups of animals and includes a targeted control strategy based on the pathogens of concern.
  • Ensure that protocols for cleaning and disinfection are based on current knowledge and recommendations developed specifically for animal shelters, and include specific methods and agents for achieving the goals of both cleaning and disinfection.

Implement & continue throughout each animal's stay to include:

  • Sustained and improved animal health after intake
  • Timely and proper treatment for sick or injured animals
  • Recovery from acquired disease or injury
  • Assist with animal selection for euthanasia and provide guidance with behavior and health criteria used for selection of animals to be euthanized.
  • Provide input toward formulation of all annual budgets involving medical care.
  • Responsible for supervision of controlled drug logs.
  • Implement training program for foster caregivers to minimize contamination of their homes by confining newly arrived foster animals or those showing signs of illness in areas that can be readily disinfected.
  • Evaluate program quality, cost and overall effectiveness to recommend and implement changes and improvements.
  • Implement Emergency Medical Plan (EMP), to provide appropriate and timely veterinary medical care for any animal who is injured, in distress, or showing signs of significant illness
  • Monitor feed protocols for animal population that accounts for illness, breed, quantity, frequency, nutritional need, double housing, food storage and spoilage.
  • Certify animals that are medically available for adoption.

Position Requirements:

  • Degree in veterinary medicine from an accredited school of veterinary medicine.
  • DVM license in the State of New York.
  • Positive work ethic
  • Communicate effectively
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Possess basic computer skills

Desired: Two years experience as a shelter veterinarian

Deadline for Application
: 4/30/2014

By Mail
:
Animal Protective Foundation
Executive Director
53 Maple Avenue
Scotia, NY 12302

By Email: daugherty@animalprotective.org

By Fax
: (518) 346-2120

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Category Operations
Job Title Field Initiatives Program Manager, Rescue Waggin' - PetSmart Charities (Flexible Location)
Job Description

PetSmart Charities, Inc.
19601 N. 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85027

Title of Position: Field Initiatives Program Manager, Rescue Waggin' - PetSmart Charities (Flexible Location)

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position is open due to organizational growth and is responsible for developing and implementing objectives and strategies for achieving the strategic plan of PetSmart Charities, Inc. (“PCI”) through

  1. analyzing trends and developments in the field to project future needs and opportunities;
  2. identifying innovative and effective programs for addressing them;
  3. developing and recommending program strategies and goals; and
  4. overseeing at least one major grant or field initiative program.
  5. A demonstrated commitment to the mission of PetSmart Charities of ending pet homelessness.
  • This role is focused primarily on the Rescue Waggin' program but may also involve some collaboration & responsibilities related to the in-store adoptions and Everyday Adoption Centers.
  • This is a remote office position with up to 50% travel in the field.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: No supervisory duties at this time.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: With respect to the Assigned Program(s):
Oversee and implement the program, including the following tasks:

  • Develop nonprofit management and infrastructure capacity resources for grantees and work closely with national organizations and private consultants providing mentoring and technical assistance to grantees; includes selecting consultants and negotiating and managing consulting agreements.
  • Formulate recommendations for programs that foster professional development, advance practice and promote interest in the field.
  • Establish measurable criteria relating to both the effort and the impact of funded projects and incorporate performance measurement into all programs.
  • Develop a pipeline of potential grantees by providing educational and mentoring opportunities for organizations; continue to provide coaching and mentoring to grantees to ensure their success.
  • Provide on-site consultation and mentoring to participating grantees and potential or current PCI program participants.
  • Formulate guidelines for PCI funded programs; solicit and review grant and other applications and; perform due diligence concerning the principals’ qualifications, the organization’s financial and programmatic capacity and the project’s viability; formulate and present written and verbal recommendations for grants and participation in PCI programs; and, within PCI’s approval policy, select grantees and participants, when required, negotiate and manage grant contracts and participation in funded programs.
  • Manage budget for grants and programs assigned to ensure funds are dispersed within the budget timeline.
  • Review follow-up reports to ascertain compliance, track results and identify examples of good practices.
  • Independently and in coordination with the Finance department analyze data collected in follow-up reports to determine the impact and trends in the field.
  • In order to ensure that the grants management and program process and infrastructure clearly support the substantive aims and philosophy of our strategy, advise Adoption Program Managers and Grants Specialist and consult with Legal and Financial on:
  1. the formulation of applications, write-ups, correspondence, evaluation forms, reports and grant agreements; and
  2. the process of partnership agreements and grant making, from guideline development through evaluation.
  • Develop and present the status of projects, budgets and other information to upper management.
  • Assist with development of program evaluation processes.
  • Participate in cross-functional efforts and partner with key PCI stakeholders and resources to ensure consistent execution and ongoing improvement of the programs.
  • Abide by PCI’s policies and procedures and elevate regulatory and financial issues for consideration by the Senior Program Manager and above.
  • As a member of the Field Initiatives Team:
  1. Participate in PCI’s strategic planning efforts and projects and committees as assigned and provide detailed planning recommendations for the Assigned Program(s).
  2. Actively communicate and coordinate shared efforts across the PCI.
  3. Consult with the Senior Program Manager on issues pertaining to personnel and programs.
  4. Periodically work on other projects, as assigned.

KEY COMPETENCIES: Attributed to people management include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides strong customer service.
  • Acts with a sense of urgency.
  • Holds self and other accountable.
  • Builds partnerships.
  • Drives for achievement.
  • Exhibits technical or functional knowledge
  • Demonstrates adaptability.
  • Demonstrates integrity.
  • Communicates for impact.
  • Encourages diversity of thoughts and actions.
  • Demonstrates resourcefulness and plans ahead.
  • Develops and coaches others.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university or the equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of seven years’ experience in for-profit or nonprofit management
  • A minimum of five years experience in animal welfare including a minimum of 5 years of animal welfare experience at a shelter, spay/neuter clinic, or managing a free-roaming cat program.
  • Interests and passion for the mission of PCI.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CAWA certifiication
  • Experience in managing and developing people.
  • Previous experience in a leadership position in an animal welfare organization.
  • Experience in public speaking
  • Meeting facilitation skills

Proven Expertise in one of the following subject areas:

  1. Shelter Operations
  2. Animal Welfare Programming (adoptions, outreach, spay/neuter, transport etc)
  3. Fundraising and Development
  4. Shelter Medicine or Animal Care
  5. Coalition Building and Strategic Planning
  6. High Volume, High Quality Spay/Neuter Clinic programming
  7. TNR or Community Cat programming

TECHNICAL SKILLS:
Demonstrated success in the following:

  • Strategic planning and analytical thinking.
  • Complex problem solving.
  • Creativity in developing new program initiatives.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Budget and project management.
  • Experience in managing programs from inception to completion and evaluation.
  • Builds strong sense of teamwork and purpose.
  • Displays leadership traits appropriate to the situation.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks
  • Diplomacy in relationship building.
  • Demonstrates a high level of initiative.
  • Use of relevant Microsoft Office applications in support of responsibilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Participation in annual events outside normal office hours is periodically required.
  • Estimated travel: 50% of the time.

Deadline for Application: 4/27/2014

Webpage: http://www.resumeware.net/petsmart_rw/petsmart_web/jobs.cfm?page=jobdetail&recnum=1&totalrecs=5&start=1&pagestart=1&reqnum=CH-14-2942&job_type=External

 

 

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Category Operations
Job Title Dog Training Programs Manager
Job Description

San Francisco SPCA
201 Alabama Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Title of Position: Dog Training Programs Manager

Webpage: www.sfspca.org

Position Description
: The San Francisco SPCA is seeking an outgoing, goal-oriented individual to join our Behavior Resources Team as Dog Training Programs Manager. The Dog Training Programs Manager administers and leads all aspects of our cat and dog public behavior and training educational services. This is a highly visible position and excellent opportunity for someone who enjoys training humans and animals in building and maintaining positive relationships. The San Francisco SPCA is a community supported non-profit, dedicated to saving, protecting and caring for cats and dogs, and also voted one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area. It has become one of San Francisco's most enduring and respected institutions, as well as a national leader in saving homeless cats and dogs. The Behavior Resources Team aims to offer a full suite of behavior services, catering to individual concerns. As a member of this team, you will experience a collaborative working environment with diverse and exciting opportunities to develop custom-designed training sessions for our clients. If you enjoy working with a skilled professional group who is passionate about making a difference every day, we want to hear from you!

  • To learn more about our Behavior and Training Program, go to: http://www.sfspca.org/programs-services/behavior-training
  • To view the full job description and apply, go to: http://www.sfspca.org/about-us/careers/career-opportunities
  • This is a full-time position.
  • Compensation is competitive and based on the breadth and depth of experience.
  • We offer a wide range of benefits including medical, dental and vision, paid time off, LTD and life insurance, 401(k) plan, pet bereavement leave, discounted veterinary services, and free parking.
  • We are located between the Potrero Hill and Mission neighborhoods and are easily accessed by BART, MUNI and local freeways.
  • The San Francisco SPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a priority.
  • Saving and protecting animals, providing care and treatment, advocating for their welfare and enhancing the human-animal bond.
  • To learn more about our programs and services visit us at http://www.sfspca.org/

Position Requirements:

  • College degree with a preferred emphasis in administration and/or public service. (One year of qualifying management work experience may be considered as an alternative for each year of education.)
  • Understanding of applied learning theory and practical training skills consistent with the Society’s standards and philosophies
  • Available to work at weekends, holiday shifts, and overtime as needed

Deadline for Application: 5/31/2014

Other: http://www.sfspca.org/about-us/careers/career-opportunities

 

 

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Category Executive
Job Title Executive Director
Job Description

Humane Society of Northeast Georgia
845 West Ridge Road
Gainesville, GA 30501

Title of Position: Executive Director

Webpage: www.HSNEGA.org

Position Description
: Reporting to the Board of Directors (Board), the Executive Director supports HSNEGA in achieving its mission and strategic goals, serving as a leader, visionary and decision maker. This position, which oversees all staff and volunteers, makes recommendations to the Board regarding daily and long-term operations; oversees and participates in the initiation of programs that advance the image of HSNEGA in the eyes of the community it serves; and actively seeks contributions to ensure adequate funds are available for the operation of HSNEGA and its advancement and consistent growth.

Position Requirements
:
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides strategic planning and leadership to assure HSNEGA achieves its mission and goals.
  • Directs budgetary and financial control of HSNEGA, including recommending annual budget for board approval, and prudently manages resources within budget guidelines.
  • Ensures the well being and humane treatment of the animals in HSNEGA’s care.
  • Assures adequate maintenance of the building and site and makes recommendations for improvements and new facilities as needed.
  • Acts as the director of human resources and administers personnel policies, procedures and practices.
  • Represents HSNEGA in the public arena and works collaboratively with regional animal welfare and other related organizations.
  • Assures the organization and its programs, operations and services are effectively managed and consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders.
  • Assures responsible and effective fundraising planning and implementation including identification, cultivation and solicitation of potential funding sources. Promotes and represents HSNEGA to potental and current donors and funding organizations.
  • Seeks out and maintains community contacts and represents HSNEGA to the public through various types of appearances.
  • Responsible and accountable for the effects of own productivity, attendance and behavior (performance).
  • Performs other duties as assigned to ensure a positive public image and improve the functioning of the organization and its facilities.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Senior level executive experience in a multi-faceted animal welfare (preferred) or non-profit organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage a $1 million+ operating budget.
  • Demonstrated human resource leadership, management and development skills.
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations which relate to the management of a non-profit and/or animal welfare organization as well as the issues, challenges and concerns facing the field.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a non-profit board of directors and various constituency groups.
  • Strategic planning experience and demonstrated fundraising and donor stewardship skills.
  • Demonstrated passion for HSNEGA’s mission.
  • Advocacy and community outreach experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to represent HSNEGA to a wide, varied audience.
  • Ability to work with shifting priorities and in an organization which is highly visible in the community.
  • Demonstrated personal credibility and ability to lead with honesty and integrity.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred (or equivalent work experience); advanced degree and/or certified animal welfare administrator (CAWA) designation highly desired.

COMPENSATION

  • Annual salary in the range of $75-95K depending on experience and qualifications.
  • Competitive benefits package including health insurance, retirement plan, and paid vacation/PTO days.

See a full job description at www.HSNEGA.org

Deadline for Application
: April 30, 2014

By Mail
:
Humane Society of Northeast Georgia
845 West Ridge Road
Gainesville, GA 30501

By Email
: search@HSNEGA.org

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Category Operations
Job Title Development Manager
Job Description

Morris Animal Refuge
1242 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Title of Position: Development Manager

Webpage: www.morrisanimalrefuge.org

Position Description: The Morris Animal Refuge is an open admission shelter located in Center City Philadelphia that handles 1,000 to 2,000 animals a year. To move forward with its five year strategic plan, the Refuge has created the new position of Development Manager. The Development Manager will assist the Executive Director with the preparation of an annual communications plan and a strategic fundraising plan. It is the primary responsibility of the Development Manager to implement these plans with the support of volunteer committees and available staff members.

The key revenue sources within the scope of the Development Manager’s responsibilities include:

  • relationship management,
  • grant work,
  • signature event fundraising,
  • limited “third party event” oversight, and
  • individual gift appeals.

Position Requirements:

  • Three to five years of development experience with a non-profit business is preferred, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree within a relevant field.
  • Applicant must be passionate about animal welfare, and the rights of animals.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.

Deadline for Application: June 1, 2014

By Email: jdepaul@morrisanimalrefuge.org

Contact Name Jim DePaul
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Category Executive
Job Title Medical Director
Job Description

The ASPCA
520 Eighth Ave, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Title of Position: Medical Director

Webpage: http://www.aspca.org/about-us/aspca-jobs

Position Description
: The Medical Director works under the supervision of the Vice President of Field Investigations and Response.

  • S/he will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating all medical components of the Field Investigations and Response Department.
  • S/he will serve as the primary veterinarian that responds to national situations in which animals are in need due to natural or man-made disasters and will manage the Director, Veterinary Field Forensic.
  • This position will provide additional organization, education, expertise, and development of already existing standard operating procedures for deployments, and will be responsible for helping to develop and update new protocols.
  • When appropriate, this work will include mentoring newly trained veterinary students/interns/residents, as well as conducting workshops and lectures to veterinarians and support staff interested in specializing and pursuing work in the medical aspects of emergency sheltering and large scale triage.
  • The Medical Director will collaborate closely with the Shelter Director and Anti-Cruelty Group Behavior Staff to develop best practices and protocols for emergency shelter medicine.
  • The Medical Director will enhance collaboration by building positive relationships with the veterinary community and animal welfare agencies.
  • The Medical Director will develop and maintain a monthly reporting system and provide reports and statistics to the Vice President.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee the daily functions of the Field Investigations and Response medical division during deployments; including briefings, just-in-time training and treatment direction.
  • Assist the Field Investigations and Response team in planning and responding to national large scale animal cruelty and natural disaster cases
  • Follow each state’s Veterinary Medical Practice Act, and unless licensed in a given state, will act only in an advisory, or consulting role in accordance with the law.
  • Provide a consistent standard of care to animals that are in a non-traditional clinic or shelter type setting.
  • Serve as an expert witness in veterinary medicine in a court of law, prepare veterinary statements for law enforcement and legal teams as needed.
  • Produce monthly reports and communicate progress of work to supervisor.
  • Develop and present lecture series to advance work in the field of emergency shelter medicine.
  • Represent the ASPCA before the public, law enforcement, media and community as an expert in veterinary medicine.
  • Develop and oversee the intake procedures and medical care including vaccinations, diagnostics, and necessary treatments and humane euthanasia of animals seized from cruelty cases and rescued from natural disasters.
  • Act as liaison to other departments within the organization including Veterinary Outreach, Community Outreach, Spay/Neuter Operations, Equine Services, and Forensic Sciences.
  • Oversee veterinary teams during deployments, including planning, briefings, just-in-time training and treatment direction.
  • Work with the Partnership Manager and the Shelter Director on animal export and transfer plans, when animals are released and ready for transport to other agencies.
  • Provide training, assistance and subject matter expertise for law enforcement, animal care and control and animal welfare professionals
  • Maintain strict confidentiality when dealing with criminal cases
  • Perform euthanasia when necessary
  • Collaborate with Logistics Manager to ensure medical supply needs are met and inventories are up to date.
  • Develop and maintain Shelter Medicine protocols and standard operating guidelines for temporary shelters; with particular attention to admissions, intake exams, and on-going wellness care
  • Recruit and train medical volunteers to assist with FIR operations.
  • Promote department activities in a spokesperson capacity when appropriate.
  • Pursue Veterinary Medical Licenses in key states as directed by the Vice President of FIR.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned by the Vice President.

Education:

  • DVM or VMD degree required; certification or other advanced qualification in Shelter Medicine desired
  • Additional board certification, eligibility or willingness to seek certification in related shelter medicine fields desirable.
  • Eligibility or willingness to seek certification in related forensic fields desirable

Experience:

  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to develop, manage, and motivate team members
  • 2 years supervisory experience strongly preferred
  • 2 or more years experience in animal cruelty investigations strongly preferred
  • 2 or more years experience in practicing shelter medicine or herd medicine strongly preferred
  • Membership in peer-evaluated veterinary and forensic professional organizations
  • Exposure or experience in prosecution of animal abuse and neglect cases strongly preferred.
  • Experience in developing education programs and teaching.
  • Experience in working cooperatively with law enforcement and other regulatory agencies
  • Experience pulling together diverse medical staff with varying expertise and credentials to accomplish a task.
  • Ability to work under pressure.

Skills Requirements:

  • Detail oriented; organized, and willing to take ownership of project-critical tasks in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to work on a team as well as independently; ability to lead as well as follow instructions
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills • Must be able to adapt to changing circumstances and project variables
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, long days and weekends, if required
  • Excellent public speaking and workshop facilitation skills
  • Must work efficiently and calmly in a quick-paced changing environment
  • Adapt to a flexible work schedule and willingness to be on-call for last minute deployments
  • Organizational, administrative and computer skills
  • Administrative abilities to include Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Proven ability to work with a variety of agencies and consensus building
  • Demonstrated ability in program management
  • Demonstrated ability in animal handling and restraint

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Shelter Medicine background
  • Knowledge of animal welfare

Training Requirements:

  • Training and Certification in basic Incident Command System, National Incident Management, First Aid, IS 700, 800, ICS 100 and 200
  • Emergency Animal Sheltering course
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Valid Medical license required

Additional Information:

  • Must be willing to travel on short notice
  • Extensive travel required up to 50%
  • Must occasionally lift and move up to 40 pounds.
  • Looking for positive, highly organized, team oriented, self-motivated individuals

To apply, please complete our application and upload a cover letter that outlines how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the Medical Director position. Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed.

The ASPCA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Deadline for Application
: 06/30/2014
 
Other: http://www.aspca.org/about-us/aspca-jobs

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Category Operations
Job Title Assistant District Manager
Job Description

Connecticut Humane Society
701 Russell Road
Newington, CT 06424

Title of Position: Assistant District Manager

Webpage: www.cthumane.org

Position Description
: The Connecticut Humane Society is seeking an Assistant District Manager to oversee our Newington shelter.

  • This position is responsible for managing and supervising the operation and flow of animals through the shelter. In conjunction with the District Manager, provides oversight of animal custodial and remedial care, admissions, adoptions, behavior, medical and euthanasia.
  • Monitors the general health of shelter animals and ensures proper medical care is given.
  • Regularly inspects shelter property for needed repairs and maintenance. This position will participate in the development of the annual budget for the shelters as well as identifying and implementing methods to reduce expenses/increase income as appropriate.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for the staff management, establishing and driving a culture of excellent customer service, providing regular, ongoing feedback and timely evaluations as well as working with the other assistant district manager and district manager to address all employee problems and issues.

Connecticut Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position Requirements
: This full-time position with benefits is ideal for someone with a bachelor’s degree in business or animal science field is preferred.

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in the animal sheltering/welfare or veterinary setting required as well as at least two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • This position needs to have the ability to evaluate and solve problems and have sound judgment and effective decision- making skills.
  • We are looking for a positive, creative, customer service oriented individual who can work well within and lead a team.
  • Interested individuals must be able to be a leader, handle multiple priorities and enjoy a busy environment.
  • This position includes working a weekend day.

Deadline for Application: 05/01/2014

By Email: hr@cthumane.org

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Category Development, Fund Raising & Marketing
Job Title Major Gifts Development Director
Job Description

Watauga Humane Society
312 Paws Way
Boone, NC 28607

Title of Position: Major Gifts Development Director

Webpage: www,wataugahumanesociety.org

Position Description
: The Watauga Humane Society is seeking to hire a Major Gifts Development Director. As the primary fund-raising professional for the organization, the individual will be responsible for developing and carrying out an aggressive fund-raising program. Major responsibilities include soliciting major gifts for the organization, strengthening donor understanding of and investment in the WHS mission, and establishing profitable individual and corporate relationships in the region.

Position Requirements
: Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree and relevant experience in fund-raising, and the ability to establish and maintain significant donor relationships. The applicant shall possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, creativity and vision, strong organization and computer skills, a passion and commitment to the mission of the Watauga Humane Society, the ability to work in an unstructured environment with flexible hours, and project a positive and friendly image of the Society to the public.

Deadline for Application
: April 30, 2014

By Mail
: Search Committe Watauga Humane Society PO Box 1002 Boone NC 28607

By Email: (PDF only) to paradox2@bellsouth.net

By Fax
: (828) 264-7996

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Category Operations
Job Title Lead Veterinarian
Job Description

Oregon Humane Society
1067 NE Columbia Blvd.
Portland, OR 97211

Title of Position: Lead Veterinarian

Webpage: www.oregonhumane.org

Leader Wanted: Shelter Animals seeking Great Veterinarian to Save Lives! The Oregon Humane Society, located in beautiful Portland OR, is searching for an enthusiastic, results oriented leader and an expert veterinarian to join our top-notch medical team. The Lead Veterinarian will provide oversight to and deliver exceptional diagnostic, treatment and surgical services to OHS animals. In 2013, OHS proudly adopted 11,110 animals as we set new records for the percentage of animals saved and the number of dogs adopted. OHS’s adoption rate is consistently 3-4 times above the national average. In the state-of-the-art OHS Holman Medical Center and Animal Medical Learning Center, you will provide clinical leadership to veterinary staff, students and interns in an animal hospital that averages more than 12,000 surgeries annually. In the 4000 sq ft medical center, you will also nurture community leadership as a key contributor to the area-wide Spay & Save program, which serves low-income families and thousands of animals each year with spay and neuter services.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Perform clinical and surgical veterinary duties in a high volume, high quality spay and neuter, general surgery and diagnostic medical center where patients include shelter owned animals and animals surrendered to OHS from the general public or as the result of cruelty investigations.
  • Provide oversight to the quality of medical and surgical care provided in the Animal Medical Learning Center by ensuring that animals receive prescribed treatments and medications; patient rechecks occur regularly and in a timely manner; and that professional medical staff adhere to treatment and disease control protocols and standards.
  • Demonstrate continually expanding body of knowledge and clinical expertise. Continually build knowledge about a wide variety of sheltering models as it relates to:
    * Observing, documenting and researching trends in the practical application of veterinary medicine at OHS;
    * Providing student instruction and mentorship;
    * Participating in the design and implementation of shelter protocols;
    * Consultation on facility design or improvements; and/or
    * Advising on disease outbreaks.
  • Participate in clinical instruction and mentorship of veterinary students during medical exams and surgical procedures. Attend and participate in twice daily clinical rounds, as scheduled. Provide leadership and direction during patient care discussions.
  • Provide direct supervision to staff veterinarians and Shelter Medicine Intern including selection, onboarding, training, professional development, recognition, performance appraisal and/or discipline. Adhere to all OHS personnel policies and procedures throughout course of work.
  • Serve as primary site contact for Shelter Medicine Resident. Partner with Director of Shelter Medicine in the selection and oversight of the Shelter Medicine residency.
  • Organize and lead doctor's meetings on a monthly basis. Participate in other departmental and organizational meetings as requested.
  • Provide backup support and coaching to staff charged with responding to inquiries, concerns, and/or complaints from adopters regarding medical care provided, medical conditions diagnosed post-adoption, or OHS policies related to medical care. Serve as a partner and consultant to the Shelter Medicine Supervisor and Hospital Operations Manager, as needed, for client escalations and advanced or complex discussions. Work with all OHS managers to resolve customer service concerns or complaints in a collaborative and professional manner.
  • Provide direct professional contact with veterinarians and community practitioners to answer questions or to follow-up on concerns related to OHS patient care and policies.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and training of department policies and procedures. Evaluate current protocols for accuracy, efficacy and cost effectiveness on a regular basis. Support the process of certifying Euthanasia Technicians across OHS departments, or delegate certification to a qualified OHS veterinarian.

Minimum Requirements

  • DVM from an accredited academic institution.
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Oregon or able to acquire within six months of hire. Must maintain licensure as a condition of continued employment.
  • 5+ years of experience practicing veterinary medicine with 1 or more years in a leadership position.
  • Able to provide high quality patient care to a wide variety of animal species and breeds.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent surgery and medical diagnostic abilities in a high volume veterinary medicine facility.
  • Able to recognize, diagnose, treat and properly quarantine infectious disease in a high-population environment.
  • Able to manage multiple tasks at one time; quickly and accurately shift attention among tasks under distracting conditions without loss of accuracy or appearance of frustration.
  • Able to demonstrate exceptionally strong verbal and written communication skills during interpersonal and technical, job specific interactions.
  • Must possess strong organization and problem solving skills. See a problem, identify a solution and take the initiative to solve it.
  • Must demonstrate high tolerance for stress and repetitive work. Able to maintain a positive outlook, rebound from frustrations quickly and maintain composure and a friendly manner while dealing with stressful situations.
  • Open to changing situations and opportunities, demonstrating a willingness to consider new ways of doing things and diversity of opinion.
  • Able and willing to work with others in a collaborative, solution oriented manner; shares relevant information with others in a prompt and accurate manner.
  • Exhibit honesty, discretion and sound judgment.
  • Possess strong mathematical skills including the ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, compute rates and ratios and convert units of measurement.
  • Able to work weekends, evenings and holidays as requested.
  • Comfortable and confident using a computer and specialized medical software, as well as Microsoft Office tools including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Preferred

  • ABVP Canine/Feline
  • Shelter Medicine Residency or experience
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Washington in addition to the requirement noted above.

Deadline for Application: May 1, 2014

Other: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=OREGONHUMANE&cws=1&rid=241

 

 

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Category Development, Fund Raising & Marketing
Job Title Director of Development
Job Description

The Kansas Humane Society
3313 N Hillside
Wichita, KS 67219

Title of Position: Director of Development

Webpage: http://www.kshumane.org/getinvolved/employment.htm

Position Description
: The Kansas Humane Society plays a critical role for companion animals in our community. The Director of Development will report to the CEO and is responsible for creating and implementing a unified and comprehensive fundraising strategy for the Kansas Humane Society. Working collaboratively with the CEO, the Board and staff members, the Director of Development and his/her team, will build a fund development program to include major and annual gift programs, foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, events and community programs to successfully raise $2 million annually.

Responsibilities:  We seek nothing less than an energetic, enthusiastic and ambitious individual who is a proven fundraising leader.

  • Key attributes for success include:
  • Strong executive presence
  • Outstanding time management skills
  • High degree of emotional intelligence
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Team builder and leader
  • Exceptional relationship builder, internally and externally
  • Strategic thinker and decision maker
  • Solution builder
  • Sound judgment

Qualifications:

  • Candidates should have 5 years of progressively responsible experience in development, including at least three years managing staff, working with Boards and high profile volunteers.
  • We are looking for an impressive track record securing 5 and 6 figure gifts.
  • Experience leading a small development team and building/overseeing an annual fund is desired.
  • Candidates should have strong financial literacy.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, and a master’s degree in business, communications or related field is preferred.
  • CFRE certification is a plus.
  • A background in animal advocacy is also an asset.

Deadline for Application: 4/11/14

By Mail
:
Mark Eby
Kansas Humane Society
3313 N. Hillside
Wichita, KS 67219

Other: http://www.kshumane.org/getinvolved/employment.htm

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Category Operations
Job Title Community Outreach Coordinator
Job Description

Camden County Animal Shelter
125 County House Rd.
Blackwood, NJ 08012

Title of Position: Community Outreach Coordinator

Webpage: www.ccasnj.org

Position Description
: The Community Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for executing the overall community outreach strategy that promotes the mission of Camden County Animal Shelter. This involves overseeing volunteer and foster care program, assisting with fundraising events, as well as increasing the number and quality of on-site and off-site events. Management of volunteers will entail motivating, overseeing, engaging and retaining volunteers. This position will report directly to the Executive Director.

Qualifications and Credentials:

  • Associates and/or Bachelor’s Degree in business/marketing or commensurate experience recommended.
  • Prior experience implementing and organizing marketing/outreach plans, special events and fundraising recommended.
  • Prior experience with volunteer management recommended.

Deadline for Application: 5/31/14

By Email: vrowland@ccasnj.org

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Category Operations
Job Title Neighborhood Pet Retention Project Coordinator
Job Description

The Sacramento SPCA
6201 Florin-Perkins Road
Sacramento, CA 95828

Title of Position: Neighborhood Pet Retention Project Coordinator

Webpage: www.sspca.ord

Position Description
: The NPRPC Engages in grassroots efforts to decrease the number of animals from the target area from entering community shelters by building trusted partnerships with community residents and agency leaders, and connecting Project services directly to people who need them. The NPRPC will ensure communication with partner agencies, conduct work in targeted areas and provide training and oversight to volunteers.

Position Requirements
:

  • Supports and forwards the vision, mission and activities of the community partnership.
  • Builds trusting relationships with community residents to promote and connect with people in need of project services.
  • Seeks out opportunities and schedules, organizes, and coordinates project events in the target area (including vaccine clinics).
  • Arranges and coordinates transportation and drop-off/pickup location for animals whose owners are unable to drive to participating shelter or community outreach events for wellness care or spay/neuter services.
  • Recruits, trains and supervises volunteer partners to provide outreach and programming support in target areas.
  • Develops a comprehensive understanding and working knowledge of the community partner shelters/organizations.
  • Provides required reports to the partner organizations and the ASPCA.
  • Supervisory duties include the general oversight and training of volunteers participating in the program and will lead, train, and participate in work team assignments.
  • Preferred college degree marketing, business management, social work, animal science or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Must have previous community organizing, animal welfare, social services, sales or customer service experience.

Full job description available at www.sspca.org

Deadline for Application
: 03/17/2014

By Mail
:
Sacramento SPCA
Attn: Human Resources
6201 Florin-Perkins Road
Sacramento CA 95828

By Email: HR@sspca.org

By Fax
: (916) 394-5389

Other: Apply at: www.sspca.org