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Animal care technician

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is currently looking for a part-time Animal Care Technician. This position works directly with our animals to help provide humane care, food, water, shelter, veterinary directed care, exercise socialization and grooming. Functions of this position include, but are not limited to: 

  • Takes care of all animals in the building: cleaning, feeding, grooming, training, socializing, exercising etc.
  • Administers certain medications & vaccinations (with veterinary approval only) and checks for illness.
  • Keeps animal files up-to-date.
  • Makes sure all animals are vaccinated and ready for adoption in a timely manner (i.e. vaccinated, wormed, blood tests).
  • Evaluates the animal’s health and temperament and updates the Animal Care Administrator on a daily basis. 
  • Assists with veterinary checks.
  • Maintains cleanliness and organization in animal rooms, back hallway, food preparation room, outside kennel runs and other assigned areas of the building.
  • In rare cases, performs euthanasia when certified or assists in euthanasia by holding an animal. 
  • Launders and washes bowls, litter pans, towels, animal beds, carriers, etc.
  • Socializes with the animals and gives the animals love and affection.
  • Trains, encourages, motivates and provides positive guidance to volunteers for the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.
  • Represents the Humane Society as a professional.
  • May be called upon to perform other HSGD tasks including but not limited to the following: picking up injured cats, cleaning cat or dog areas, cleaning areas of the building, data entry, mailing items, ordering items, taking animal pictures, describing animals, etc.

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Basic knowledge of animals, proper care of animals, husbandry, and disease of dogs and cats
  • Succinct communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to organize thoughts in a logical, clear and concise manner
  • Ability to use animal equipment, such as snares, poles, nets, medications, traps, needles and syringes
  • Euthanasia classes will be provided for kennel technicians who do not have euthanasia certification.

BEHAVIOR TRAITS:

  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility
  • Results oriented, driven and decisive (including the ability to make recommendations)
  • Effective time management and planning skills
  • Ability to absorb information quickly and perform duties in a timely and accurate fashion
  • Ability to shift attention quickly and accurately from one matter to another
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and respond/interact effectively and diplomatically to multiple customers (internal and external)
  • Ability to overcome obstacles to perform tasks; and accept reactions from customers regarding the handling or disposition of the animals
  • Ability to interact effectively and efficiently with management and other staff and function as part of a team

HOURS:

 

Hours for this position are Friday from 2 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. These hours are non-negotionable. 

To apply for this position, send your cover letter and resume to Mackenzie Phillips at mphillips@hsdayton.org. Please no phone calls regarding this position. 

 


 

Volunteer Coordinator

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is currently looking for a Volunteer Coordinator. This position is responsible for: 

  • Oversees Humane Society of Greater Dayton's Volunteer Program as well as assist in programs including, but not limited to, the Offsite Program, Educational Programs, Some Community Events, etc. 
  • Provides guidance and leadership to the Humane Society including administrators, staff, and volunteers.
  • Develops/implements new programs that promote mission and vision of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.
  • Organizes, writes and implements policies and procedures as they relate to volunteer programs.
  • Presents educational materials on animals and HSGD programs to schools, businesses, community groups, etc.
  • Key liaison between HSGD and Friends of the Humane Society (FOHS). Attends FOHS meetings as requested.
  • Interacts with media, television, and radio as needed promote community programs as they relate to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton with the approval of CEO.
  • Creates educational material on animals and HSGD community programs for grade school children, senior citizens, and targeted groups.
  • Interact frequently with local businesses, organizations and individuals to establish and develop contacts and community relationships that will benefit the HSGD volunteer programs.
  • Oversees community service personnel if necessary.
  • Attends board committee meetings as needed.
  • Represents the Humane Society as a Professional.
  • May be called upon to perform other HSGD tasks including but not limited to the following: picking up injured cats, cleaning cat or dog areas, cleaning areas of the building, data entry, mailing items, ordering items, taking animal pictures, describing animals, microchipping, vaccinations, etc.
  • Advises and oversees the promotion of the Humane Society (i.e. speaking at rotary meetings, churches, etc.) to actively recruit volunteers.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Succinct communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to organize thoughts in a logical, clear and concise manner
  • Word processing and knowledge of other Microsoft software
  • Experience and ability to use office equipment

BEHAVIOR TRAITS:

  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility
  • Results oriented, driven and decisive (including the ability to make recommendations)
  • Effective time management and planning skills
  • Ability to absorb information quickly and perform duties in a timely and accurate fashion
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and respond/interact effectively and diplomatically to multiple customers (internal and external)
  • Ability to shift attention quickly and accurately from one matter to another
  • Ability to interact effectively and efficiently with management and other staff and function as part of a team

HOURS:

Hours for this position are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. These hours are non-negotiable. 

To apply for this position, send your cover letter and resume to Mackenzie Phillips at mphillips@hsdayton.org.


 

Administrative assistant

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is currently looking for an Administrative Assistant. This position performs a variety of clerical and secretarial duties including maintenance of shelter records (paper and electronic), basic record and booking abilities, proficient typing and correspondence skills, customer service skills, answering incoming calls, animal adoptions and assisting the public with informational needs. Essential functions of this position include: 

  • Assists the Executive Director and management team by: filing, note taking, correspondences, agendas, meeting notes, scheduling, data entry, editing, copying, etc.
  • Answers the phone and takes messages, as needed.
  • Prepares information for the bookkeeper, including, but not limited to, invoices and bank statements, purchase orders. Prepares bills for the bookkeeper and mail the checks. Assists in yearly audit.
  • Handles and maintains files for all bequests, filling out appropriate information, when necessary.
  • Communicates with companies with billing discrepancies.
  • Maintains Accounts Payable files.
  • Collects and counts dog licenses, ensuring the licenses are mailed to the County Auditor’s office.
  • Coordinates staff events – picnics, party’s, birthday cakes, birthday cards, etc.
  • Maintains purchase order system.
  • Prepares statistics, and various reports.  Assists in the production of presentation materials.
  • Performs reconciliation of credit cards.
  • Processes employee work hours for payroll, when needed. Helps maintain employees schedules in relation to vacations, sick days, personal days, etc. Helps maintain health insurance and 401 (k) retirement plans.
  • Makes travel and seminar/training arrangements as necessary for staff
  • Represents the Humane Society as a professional.
  • Be able to assist with DonorPerfect, other development office and front office duties, when needed. 

MINIMUM EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree, with a general business course preferred
  • 3+ years administrative assistant experience preferred
  • Succinct communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to organize thoughts in a logical, clear and concise manner
  • Basic computer skills

BEHAVIOR TRAITS:

  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility
  • Results oriented, driven and decisive (including the ability to make recommendations)
  • Effective time management and planning skills
  • Ability to absorb information quickly and perform duties in a timely and accurate fashion
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and respond/interact effectively and diplomatically to multiple customers (internal and external)
  • Ability to shift attention quickly and accurately from one matter to another
  • Ability to interact effectively and efficiently with management and other staff and function as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn about and to use syringes, needles and a stethoscope

HOURS:

This is a part-time position and will be a minimum of 24 hours per week. 

 To apply for this position, send your cover letter and resume to Brian Weltge at bweltge@hsdayton.org.

 

If there is no position to fit your needs, please visit our volunteer page to learn about other ways to become involved with the organization.

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is an equal-opportunity employer.


Updated May 2015