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Offsite event coordinator

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is currently looking for a part-time Offsite Event Coordinator. Responsibilities include running, managing and representing the Humane Society of Greater Dayton at community events. Other duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Making HSGD present with adoptable animals and literature at targeted events throughout Montgomery County
  • Transporting animals and equipment to and from event
  • Working with volunteers, training volunteers and promoting the goals of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton

BEHAVIOR TRAITS:

Applicant must be:

  • Outgoing
  • Self-motivated
  • Willing to work weekends and evenings
  • Able to work alone and alongside volunteers
  • Detail oriented
  • Genuinely interested in animal welfare.

An ideal candidate would posses’ previous event and/or animal experience, although willing to train the right person.

If you are interested in this position, please send letter of interest and resume to mphillips@hsdayton.org  or drop them by the shelter. No phone calls please.


 

Adoption counselor 

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is currently looking for a part-time/full-time Adoption Counselor. This position performs a variety of clerical and secretarial duties such as maintenance of shelter records (paper and electronic), basic record and booking abilities, proficient typing and correspondence skills, customer service skils, answering incoming calls, animal adoptions and assisting the public with information needs. Required are strong leadership skills and commitment to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton's mission. Functions of this position include, but are not limited to: 

  • Provides customer service in person and over the phone to the public including, but not limited to, the intake of animals, adoption of animals, providing information, microchipping for the public, etc.
  • Performs high quality adoptions, intakes, vaccinations, adoption follow-up calls, license issuing, etc.
  • Provides excellent adoption counseling; matching clients to animals.
  • Responsible for handling money, credit cards, etc. and making change for the public.
  • Keeps an inventory of adoption and intake supplies.
  • Uses office equipment, such as a phones, faxes, calculators, animal scanners, and computers.
  • Prepares a portion of monthly statistics.
  • Familiarity with shelter cats, dogs and other animals.
  • Maintains up-to-date animal information/descriptions on cages, website, etc.
  • Makes follow up calls to foster parents and adopters.
  • Maintains cleanliness and organization in front office and other assigned areas of the building.
  • Retrieves and returns HSGD phone calls.
  • 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.
  • Trains, encourages, motivates and provides positive guidance to volunteers for the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.
  • Performs euthanasia when required (if euthanasia certified).
  • Gives tours of shelter as needed.
  • Represents the Humane Society as a professional.
  • Maintains a neat and organized workspace.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or GED\
  • Knowledge of animal adoption procedures and general animal health and behavior, as well as experience using animal handling/euthanasia equipment
  • Succinct communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to organize thoughts in a logical, clear and concise manner
  • Basic computer skills
  • Experience and ability to use office equipment
  • Ability to use animal equipment, such as snares, poles, nets, drugs (medications), traps, needles, syringes
  • Ohio driver’s license and owned vehicle, must show proof of insurance

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • Work-related stress sustained is occasional
  • May be exposed to blood and/or bodily fluids of animals
  • Non-exempt, part-time and/or full-time position. Would work Tuesday through Saturday.  

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. 


 

Community Cat Coordinator 

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is currently looking for a part-time Community Cat Coordinator. This position is responsible for developing and implementing trap-neuter-return (TNR) in targeted municipalities and educating the public about proper care of community cats. Required are strong leadership skills and commitment to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, TNR and its  mission. Functions of this position include, but are not limited to: 

  • Implement TNR in targeted municipalities.
  • Develop and train a strong volunteer team of trappers and coordinate other volunteer efforts related to helping outdoor cats.
  • Develop and train volunteers to help with the care of community cats (feral & un-owned stray cats) while they recuperate from surgery.
  • Provide hands-on assistance with trapping cats in targeted TNR municipalities and perform mass trapping projects of identified large target cat colonies.
  • Provide transport to return cats to their colony or community as needed. Develop and run a Barn Cat program to help with the placement of cats that cannot be released back to the community.
  • Conduct workshops to train interested parties in TNR, feral cat housing and provide information on Trap/Neuter/Return and advocacy techniques.
  • Provide TNR support to the public who have community cat or feral cat situations via phone, e-mail, and in person. Be a resource for the public in relation to outdoor cats.
  • Maintain records of colonies and caretakers, situations and their resolution, gathering success stories, and producing a written quarterly report to supervisor and to TNR municipal governments as needed.
  • Work harmoniously and effectively with other Humane Society of Greater Dayton staff members and other local groups and individuals.
  • Treat all animals properly with kindness, respect, and with compassion at all times (humanely) regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Other duties as requested by the supervisor

MINIMUM EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma
  • Education in various aspects of TNR and cat behavior.
  • Excellent cat handling skills required
  • Ohio driver’s license and owned vehicle, must show proof of insurance

BEHAVIOR TRAITS:

  • Experience/knowledge in the areas of TNR, feral cats, cat behavior, general health care, animal rescue, and strong interpersonal skills. The ideal person for this job would be a team player, personable, outgoing, patient, and able to get along well with a variety of people including people who are under stress.
  • Excellent cat handling skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work independently to follow through on projects with an attention to detail and strong organizational skills with the flexibility and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Maturity, good judgment and a professional personal appearance.
  • Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical and other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position requires a flexible schedule. Evenings and weekends may be required, must be willing to work a flexible schedule.
  • Non-exempt, part-time position. Average 30 hours per week. May include weekend work. 

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. 

 


animal care technician 

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is currently looking for a part-time Animal Care Technician. This position provides humane care for our animals including food, water, shelter, veterinary-directed care, daily exercise, socialization, grooming or in some rare instances humane euthanasia. 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.
  • 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

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually high.  Hearing protection is recommended and available upon request at the expense of the Humane Society for those working in the dog kennel.
  • Work-related stress is occasional
  • Non-exempt, part-time position. Hours will be Saturdays and Sundays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Mondays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

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. 

 

 

Updated January 2016