Assists Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation and other Advanced Wildlife Rehabilitators in all phases/aspects of wildlife rehabilitation: emergencies, critical care, and daily husbandry of all hospital patients coordinating rescues, treatment, diet plans, administering medications and fluids, assisting with the training and mentoring of interns and volunteers, education programs, help with facility up-keep, especially relating to wildlife rehabilitation and its functions. Wildlife Rehabilitation Assistant (WRA) reports to Advanced Wildlife Rehabilitators, Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation. This is a full-time, hourly position and includes some holidays, weekends, evenings, events, and on-call emergency hours. Starting hourly pay of $10/hour with 1.5x overtime.
Provide direct animal care such as exams, medical procedures, handling, feeding, and assisting with euthanasia as directed
Provide indirect animal care such as cleaning/sanitizing enclosures and facilities, monitoring patients’ well-being as directed
Maintain accurate patient records such as admission information, updating charts and case reports as directed
Inventory activities such as restocking, monitoring supply levels, and alerting the supervisor when needed as directed
Facility care such as enclosure construction &/or maintenance, snow removal, brush removal, other light maintenance as directed
Assist in supervising and training of interns and volunteers in all aspects of wildlife rehabilitation as directed
Assist in ensuring interns/volunteers follow all safety protocol as directed
Assist in ensuring interns/volunteers provide complete animal care as directed
Assist in presenting educational programs
Assist in developing educational programs
Assist in fundraising and fundraising development efforts
Assist in facility maintenance and monitoring as directed
Ongoing professional development such as attending conferences, classes, etc.
Other tasks as assigned
Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in natural resources, biology sciences, or animal-related major
Have at least one year of experience in wildlife rehabilitation, two years preferred
Possess or obtain within three months of hire Wisconsin Basic Wildlife Rehabilitator’s license
Thrive in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment.
Experience capturing, handling, and restraining wildlife.
Knowledge of rehab techniques, protocols, and medical records in a hospital setting.
Understand or ability to learn basic medical terminology & math, animal physiology, and anatomy.
Effectively communicate information on an individual basis and group situations; strong interpersonal skills for interactions with employees, volunteers, and the public.
Knowledge of or ability to learn the natural history of a wide variety of Wisconsin native wildlife species (appropriate diets/nutrition, behaviors, habitats).
Great time-management skills with the ability to plan, organize and multitask.
Self-motivated, confident, and disciplined with excellent work ethic.
Passion for wildlife rehabilitation and learning.
Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
How to Apply
Please email your current resume and cover letter to Sharon Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name followed by the letters WRA as the email subject. Applicants that fail instructions will not be considered. Please email with any additional questions about the job posting or request for a full WRA job description to the same email address.
Application deadline: Until the position is filled. Approximate start date: 1/1/2021