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Shelter Operator Animal Care Taker:
Job Description: The shelter operator animal care taker is responsible for the daily operations of Chasing Daylight Animal Shelter and reports to the Shelter Operator. This is a part time position and requires evenings & weekends. This is a physical job which requires the ability to handle large dogs, cats and supplies. Job Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Shelter Operator, the assistant is responsible for the overall administration of Chasing Daylight’s mission. Responsible for all components of daily operations.Assists with orientation of volunteers. Responsible for ensuring policies and procedures are adhered to. Responsible for working with volunteers in regular care and cleaning shifts. Ensures cleaning protocols are followed properly by volunteers. Responsible for animal care: maintaining accurate health and vet records, scheduling vet exams and surgery, dispensing medication per prescription and/or recommendation of veterinarian. Use Animal Shelter Manager Software to be responsible for resident inventory; record keeping of; intakes, return to owner, adoptions, transfers, deaths. Assist with overall process of adoption applications and animal placement. Assist with inventory on all supplies. Enforcement of all shelter policies enacted by the Board of Directors.Assist with professional relationships with businesses, organizations and municipal governments. Assist with fostering relationships with the community.Assist with fundraising events. Assist with maintaining relationships with other local animal welfare organizations.
Qualifications: Work or volunteer experience at an animal shelter, veterinary clinic or boarding kennel required. Ability to work without supervision. Professional, pleasant public image. Computer literate and ability to operate office equipment. Excellent oral, written and organizational skills with attention to detail. Able to work flexible hours which will include evenings and weekends. Physical needs: ability to sit, stand, bend or kneel for an extended period of time, ability to work in indoor and outdoor environments in all weather and ability to restrain 100 plus pound animals. Passion for the mission of Chasing Daylight Animal Shelter and animal welfare.
Work Environment: Working conditions include: possible exposure to dangerous, diseased, frightened and injured animals. Possible exposure to potentially harmful chemicals and drugs. Emotional demands include: animal abuse and animal neglect.
Shifts are morning and evening hours and weekends are required. This position will average about 35 hours, depending on the number of animals under our care. This is a very physical job that requires lot of bending, twisting, etc. Ability to restrain a 100+ pound dog also required.
Pay starts at $9/hr but 90 day pay increase as well as advancement opportunities available. We are unable to offer benefits at this time.
Previous animal experience preferred, training will be provided