ANIMAL CARE LEAGUE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
Shelter Manager-Full Time/Salaried
Animal Care League is seeking a dynamic and organized leader who holds a passion for both animals and people to fill the role of Shelter Manager. The Shelter Manager is responsible for overseeing shelter operations including oversight of animal managers, adoption staff, kennel technicians, intake, animal control, population management, disease prevention and control, animal care and enrichment, adoption plans, and customer service. The Shelter Manager is also responsible for ensuring the development and success of shelter programs including: the volunteer program, adoption program, offsite adoption programs, foster program, retail sales and dog training program.
Other responsibilities include: staff development and training, scheduling, payroll, hiring/firing, progressive discipline, daily register reconciliation, ordering/inventory, facility/vehicle maintenance, ensuring that spending is in-line with budget and assisting the Executive Director on special events and initiatives.
The ideal candidate for this position would be a highly motivated individual with proven leadership, customer service, multi-tasking, and organizational skills. Candidates must have a strong understanding of current shelter practices and animal welfare issues, have a passion for people as well as animals, and are able to remain calm in highly stressful situations. The Shelter Manager role will work directly with the Executive Director to help drive operations and programs in the direction of our mission and vision.
Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5yrs of brick and mortar shelter experience in combination of a minimum of 3yrs of management experience. Candidates who do not meet minimal requirements may not be considered.
For consideration please e-mail cover letter, resume and salary history to Kira Robson at email@example.com
Animal Care League is seeking a veterinary technician to assist our veterinarians with duties in the Chatka Ruggerio Spay/Neuter Clinic as well as in the shelter. Responsibilities would include: assisting in diagnostic, medical and surgical procedures, administering vaccines, providing medical treatment to animals in our care, creating and maintaining computerized medical records, anesthetic induction, intubation, and assisting with high-volume surgeries and recovery, providing client education, cleaning of surgical instruments, equipment, and kennels.
The ideal candidate would have experience and a comfort level working in a fast-paced environment in combination with exceptional organizational and inter-personal skills.
Minimum of 1 year experience in a shelter, spay/neuter clinic, or fast paced veterinary office required. Experience with exotics preferred.
Please send resume to Kira Robson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelter Medicine Veterinarian/Surgeon
Animal Care League is a 501(c) 3 organization providing shelter and medical care for over 2,000 animals each year. Animal Care League serves as the stray holding facility for 5 surrounding villages, offers shelter and care for animals from local animal control partners and provides low-cost spay/neuter and vaccine services to the public. Animal Care League is searching for a highly motivated, experienced part-time to full-time Shelter Veterinarian to provide medical care and HQHVSN services to our shelter animals and public clients (duties split between surgery and shelter medicine). We are looking for a skilled veterinarian who is comfortable in a fast-paced environment and is able to perform 20 plus surgeries per day. Veterinarians would also help maintain a shelter of 150-250 animals. Ideal candidates would be comfortable with in heat spays, pregnant spays, large dog surgeries, ability to perform procedures such as leg amputation, enucleation, cherry eye sx, as well as other lifesaving procedures. Animal Care League houses exotics such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and birds so experience with exotics is preferred, or candidates must have a willingness to train/learn.
Responsibilities would also include: communicating with key managers on medical plans and follow up for shelter animals; communicating with key managers on housing and containment of contagious diseases; performing occasional euthanasia; keeping thorough medical records; working through solutions and providing input on protocols, facility improvement, and overall medical operations; develop and manage inventory system for surgical supplies; help keep medical expenses within budgetary guidelines by developing/maintaining effective and efficient medical processes.
Candidates must possess a DVM degree and be licensed to practice in the State of Illinois. Candidates must also be a team player with extraordinary communication and problem solving skills and have a passion for homeless animals as well as people. Candidates must be open to a flexible schedule including weekends and occasional on-call evenings/weekends and some special events. Shelter medicine experience preferred.
Please send resume and cover letter to Kira Robson at: email@example.com
Animal Care League is seeking outgoing, energized individuals to facilitate good matches between adopters and our animals. We’re looking for individuals who enjoy working in a fast paced environment and find working with people as enjoyable as with animals! Candidates must possess strong customer service skills with the ability to prioritize visitor needs. Candidates should have a strong understanding of animal behavior and best practices for care and be able to articulate that to potential adopters. Candidates need the ability to engage in conversation in order to facilitate solid exchange of information with regard to the needs of our animals. All candidates need the ability to facilitate dog to dog introductions, as well as work with cats and rabbits. The ability to multi-task and solid computer skills a must! Answering phones, scheduling appointments and maintaining our office are additional components of the position.
Minimum 1 yr of animal handling experience required. Previous shelter experience with adoption counseling preferred.
Please send resume and cover letter to: Kira Robson at: firstname.lastname@example.org.