Employment

Cat and Small Animal Care Staff

 

Small animal care and adoptions, primarily for cats and rabbits, but may include other “smalls” such as birds, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, etc. Part-time hours,

POSITION AVAILABLE

Thur & Fri 7-5:30 Sat 7-4:30

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Maintain a clean & safe environment for people & pets

Talk with potential adopters about our pets and finalize adoptions

QUALIFICATIONS

Comfortable around unknown animals; some knowledge of basic animal behavior

An outgoing and friendly demeanor; ability to engage visitors through the adoption process in a professional
manner

Physical energy, ability to stand for long periods; teamwork habits

Ability to work with numerous distractions
Self-starter; helpful to coworkers

Punctual and dependable with reliable transportation
No allergies to any animals

 WORKING CONDITIONS

Works in an area with a high noise level Frequent high noise levels

Frequent exposure to and handling of industrial cleaning supplies

Occasional lifting of up to 40 lbs. with reasonable accommodation

Frequent standing, walking, bending and stooping

Subject to animal bites and scratches

Exposure to typical animal waste

*Please note this is a non-smoking property

HOW TO APPLY

You can email your resume and cover letter to Becky Longval at becky@hsfn.org.

Manager of Behavior and Training

 

DESCRIPTION

The Manager of Behavior and Training is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring all programs intended to identify, correct and prevent problem behavior in cats and dogs.  This includes overseeing the public dog training classes, shelter behavior enrichment programs, and evaluations for shelter animals. Responsible for the oversight, scheduling, training, and counseling of all animal staff on all issues relative to behavior and animal training.

Report to Director of Animal Care Services

Hours Full-time 40 hours per week, position may require occasional nights or weekends.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Animal training and behavior knowledge including theory of positive reinforcement, animal training techniques, and temperament testing; CPDT preferred.
  • At least three to five years’ experience in an animal care position, preferably in an animal welfare setting. Professional training is preferred.
  • Effective communication with patrons, volunteers and staff.
  • Computer literate in a Windows environment; proficient in Microsoft Office Applications. Familiarity with software preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with other managers and line staff in order to accomplish daily tasks as well as strategic plans.
  • Ability to assess and evaluate new animal training methods and equipment.
  • Demonstrated teaching knowledge to include basic teaching methods and curriculum development.
  • Knowledge of cat and dog breed characteristics and behaviors.
  • Skill in animal restraint and handling techniques.
  • Ability to interpret animal body language.
  • Experience with department budgeting preferred.
  • Experience with annual plans and strategic plans.
  • Demonstrated track record with multitasking with positive results.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Exhibited flexibility and professionalism.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Administrative

  • Manager of all behavior and training related issues at the Humane Society. Must approve all curriculum development, shelter behavioral programs and evaluations.
  • Responsible for ensuring that dog training class registrations are current and available online.
  • Develop training class curriculum to ensure consistency.
  • Design and conduct canine behavior and training classes for adopters and other community pet owners.
  • Provide referral information and advice on animal behavior issues, training methods and training equipment.
  • Ensures that ordering of all animal training supplies is completed in a timely manner.
  • Perform administrative tasks such as email, phone messages and monthly statistics.
  • Select and maintain animal training equipment.
  • Report and document accidents. Ensure that incident reports are filed properly in both facilities.
  • Handling patrons appropriately and efficiently as needed.
  • Perform opening and closing management duties as needed at the Humane Society.
  • Meet with co-managers as needed to ensure that goals throughout the organization are being met.
  • Develop and adapts work techniques and methods to deliver high quality customer service and animal care.

 

Finance and Accounting

  • Assist with the creation and maintenance of the yearly revenue and expense budgets for behavior and training, with the help of the Director of Administration.
  • Maintain accurate animal treatment records.
  • Ensure that enrichment supplies and training materials/aids are being used efficiently.
  • Responsible for the approval of all behavior and training invoices as well as preparing financial and statistical reports as needed.
  • Oversee registration fees for all private consultations and training classes.

 

Staff Management

  • Oversee staff and volunteer trainers as they work with individual animals.
  • Responsible for coaching staff in current animal behavioral training and enrichment techniques.
  • Oversee the behavior and enrichment training for all new employees.
  • Ensure that all staff are providing quality people care at all times to patrons as well as with coworkers.

 

Program Management

  • Develop and adapt work techniques and program enhancements to ensure the continued progress and growth of the behavior and training programs.
  • Develop and direct behavior seminars and workshops for staff, volunteers and the public to help them better understand animal behavior, enhance the human-animal bond and increase animal adoptions.
  • Design individual training programs for shelter animals to improve behavior and increase chance for adoption.
  • Develop new ideas with staff in order to work towards the organization’s strategic goals.
  • Participate in the process of secondary animal evaluation for adoption and euthanasia.
  • Work closely with the Manager of Animal Services to potentially transfer animals to local rescue organizations that do not fit the Humane Society’s adoption criteria.
  • Develop, implement and monitor programs that improve the standard of animal and people care and promote good public relations.
  • Ensure quality of programs in accordance with the Humane Society’s policies, procedures and management philosophy.

 

Working Environment

  • Multiple distractions and tasks, crisis situations, diverse personalities and work styles.

 

HOW TO APPLY

You can email resume and cover letter to Becky Longval at becky@hsfn.org.

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