ANIMAL CARE LEAGUE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
Canine Operations Manager
Animal Care League is looking for an upbeat, motivated self-starter with a passion for animals to manage the Canine Program. The Canine Manager is responsible for the dogs coming in to ACL from intake to adoption. Responsibilities would include: managing intake/conducting behavior evaluations on incoming animals, working with local police and animal control officers to ensure dogs coming in are processed and handled properly; developing enrichment, behavior modification, and adoption plans for canines in the program; training, developing and overseeing kennel staff; managing the foster program as well as the canine volunteer program; working with the vet to determine proper medical care of animals; assisting with kennel duties as necessary.
The ideal candidate would possess a strong understanding of canine behavior-specific to a shelter environment as well as a good understanding of shelter medicine. The ideal candidate would also possess strong communication and customer service skills as well as have strong computer skills.
At least 1 year of supervisory experience is required. At least 1 year of shelter experience or equivalent dog handling experience also required. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Experience with SAFER a plus!
Please send resume, cover letter and salary history to Kira Robson at email@example.com
Animal Care League is seeking an experienced vetreinarian for the Chatka Ruggiero Spay/Neuter Clinic to conduct spay/neuter surgery on cat and dogs for both clinic clients, as well as our internal animals. Responsibilities would also include providing basic and critical care for animals in our adoption program and stray animals being housed in our facility, on-call emergency care, perform necropsies as needed, perform euthanasia as needed, provide training/mentoring to other vets, as well as vet techs in the internship program, and assisting with vaccine clinics and other community outreach initiatives.
The ideal candidate would be a motivated, organized, positive, compassionate, team player.
Must have experience with shelter medicine and high volume spay/neuter with the ability to perform 20 surgeries per day. Experience with exotics preferred.
Please send resume and salary history to Kira Robson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Certified Veterinary Technician
Animal Care League is seeking a CVT 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
Offsite Transport/Adoption Counselor-Part-Time
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.
Previous shelter experience with adoption counseling preferred.
Please send resume and cover letter to: Hannah Voss at firstname.lastname@example.org
Feline Coordinator-Part Time
The Feline Coordinator reports to the Feline and Small Animal Manager and acts as a support for all functions from Intake to Adoption. Responsibilities include: Assisting with behavior evaluations; assisting with animal intake through inside and outside animal control partners; assisting with feline and small animal enrichment programs; providing support and input on foster and owner relinquishment programs; assisting with other day to day responsibilities such as administering vaccines, taking photos, creating files, doing rounds/conducting inventory, animal transports, training of kennel staff/volunteers, cleaning/feeding/medicating animals, etc.
The ideal candidate would be a creative, solutions-minded individual who possesses a strong understanding of feline behavior, and who has a passion for animal welfare. The position requires strong animal handling skills, a comfort level working with people from diverse backgrounds, and the ability to multi-task even in stressful situations.
1 year minimum shelter (or relative) experience working with felines is required. Experience with small animals preferred. Experience working with shelter programs (foster, adoptions, owner surrender, community outreach, etc.) preferred. Must be comfortable working with animals of all sizes, breeds and temperaments. Must have a clean driving record, be able to life 50lbs, and be comfortable driving the animal transport vehicle.
Please send resume and cover letter to Aga Sukiennik at email@example.com
Animal Care Technician - Part-Time
The Animal Care Technician is responsible for providing quality animal care on a daily basis. Candidates must possess a strong work ethic, the desire and willingness to learn about sheltering animals and be a team player. Desired candidates have the capacity to handle physically and emotionally stressful situations. Compassion for people as well as animals is essential.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Morning care of animal areas which include picking up fecal matter, cleaning and disinfecting of kennels and cages, washing litter pans, sweeping and mopping floors, laundry and dish washing.
- The Animal care Technician also prepares and provides the animals with food and water, administers medications, alerts the animal managers upon the first sign of illness or injury of an animal, assists with vaccinations, and helps to monitor sick, quarantined and injured animals.
- Ability to work with a wide variety of animals and the components necessary for their care; cats, dogs, rabbits, animal bedding, hay, etc.
- Exceptional time management and organization skills.
- The ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
- Must be available to work weekends and holidays
- Ability to lift 50 pounds
- One year animal related experience required.
- Self-starter, high school graduate over 18 years of age.
To apply, please forward cover letter and resume to Marci Watt, Shelter Manager, 1011 Garfield, Oak Park, IL 60304 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.