ANIMAL CARE LEAGUE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
Feline & Small Animal Manager
Do you love cats and want to make a difference in the life of shelter animals? Animal Care League is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate person with sharp attention to detail to join our team as the Feline & Small Animal Manager. The Feline & Small Animal Manager is responsible for managing the feline and small mammal populations from intake to adoption in addition to managing programs and services related to the feline and small mammal populations. Responsibilities include: assisting police and animal control with stray intake, facilitating outside intake, conducting behavior evaluations, conducting medical intake processes (vaccines, file prep, photographs, etc.), managing cage space, developing enrichment plans, developing adoption plans for long term or special needs animals, working with DVM to develop medical plans, and communicating with adoption staff on handling and promotion of felines and other small animals. The Feline & Small Animal Manger is also responsible for oversight of animal care through supervision, training and development of kennel staff and volunteers. The Feline & Small Animal Manager is also responsible for management, development and growth of the foster and owner relinquishment programs.
The ideal candidate would be a self-starter, with strong communication skills and the ability to multi-task/effectively manage many tasks at once.
This position requires at least 2 years of shelter experience, in combination with at least 1 year of management experience, as well as a strong understanding of feline behavior. Experience with exotics, specifically rabbits, is preferred. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Candidates without relevant experience will not be considered.
Please send cover letter and resume to Kira Robson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Animal Care Technician - Part-Time
· Seeking enthusiastic, hard working individuals to provide quality daily care for animals. Responsibilities include cleaning and disinfecting of kennels and cages, sweeping, mopping, laundry, dish washing, feeding of animals, administering medications, and monitoring sick, quarantined and injured animals. Candidates must possess an ability to multi-task, good time management and organization skills and enjoy being part of a team. This is a rewarding yet physically demanding job. Candidates possess a strong work ethic, an ability to work in a fast paced and ever changing environment and be able to lift 50 lbs. One year animal experience preferred. High school graduate or higher. This is a part time a.m. position and may include weekends and holidays. This is not a seasonal position.
Required experience: Animal sheltering or similar preferred: 1 year
To apply, please forward cover letter and resume to Marci Watt, Shelter Manager, 1011 Garfield, Oak Park, IL 60304 or email to: email@example.com.
Animal Care League is currently hiring match-makers to work with potential adopters and help them find their best fit! Adoption Counselors are responsible for engaging visitors, conveying information about animals available for adoption, conducting adoption counseling including completing paperwork and contracts as well as facilitating dog-to-dog introductions. Adoption Counselors also staff our front office during open hours so are responsible for answering phones, answering e-mails, sorting donations, etc.
The ideal candidate would be a customer service driven individual with a passion for shelter animals. Candidates must possess strong computer skills, be able to multi-task, prioritize, and have a strong understanding of animal behavior and best practices for care and be able to articulate that to potential adopters.
Minimum 1 yr of animal handling experience required. Previous shelter experience with adoption counseling preferred.
Please send resume and cover letter to: Marci Watt at firstname.lastname@example.org
ACL is looking for a part-time employee to act as a site manager for offsite and special adoption events. Responsibilities would include: transporting animals to/from events, managing volunteers, ensuring safety of animals and public, enthusiastically promoting animals available and engaging visitors, conducting adoption counseling and completion of adoption paperwork. Candidates must have strong animal handling skills, extraordinary people skills, and a passion for match-making. Candidates must also possess a strong understanding of animal behavior and best practices for care and be able to articulate that to potential adopters.
Minimum 1 yr of animal handling experience required. Previous shelter experience with adoption counseling preferred. Must have a clean driving record, be able to lift 50 lbs, and be comfortable driving the animal transport vehicle.
Please send resume and cover letter to: Hannah Voss at email@example.com