ANIMAL CARE LEAGUE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
Shop Keeper-2nd Chance Shop
Animal Care League is looking for a part-time shop keeper for its resale shop located at 808 Harrison in Oak Park. The 2nd Chance Shop sales help to fund the programs and services of Animal Care League. The 2nd Chance Shop is also home to ACL's adoptable FIV+ kitties. The shop keeper is responsible for the day to day operations of the store, as well as working to promote the mission of Animal Care League to the community. Responsibilities include: soliciting, sorting, pricing, and merchandising donations; creating appealing window displays; planning special sales & events; daily cash functions; weekly sales reporting; assisting with social media posts and e-communications; training, management and scheduling of shop volunteers; and daily care of shop cats.
The ideal candidate would have extraordinary people skills with a strong background in customer service. Candidates must also be visually creative and have an eye for great "finds". Great communication, organizational and computer skills a must. Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently. Minimum of 1 year of retail/customer service experience required. Minimum 1 year of supervisory experience preferred. Strong understanding of cat care and behavior preferred. A passion for thrifting a plus!
Please send resume and salary history to Kira Robson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Feline & Small Animal Manager
The Feline & Small Animal Manager is responsible for overseeing the cat and small animal (rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, etc.) population from intake to adoption. Responsibilities include: Overseeing the population, ensuring proper housing, enrichment and care are being given, creating medical and enrichment plans, evaluating behavior, facilitating intake from outside partners, facilitating owner surrenders, working with animal control to ensure stays are processed in a timely manner, researching microchips, managing housing and capacity for care, creating adoption plans and best home fits, developing and facilitating marketing and promotional plans for long term animals, coordinating animals for offsite adoption events, managing the feline and small animal foster programs, training and supervision of kennel staff, training and development of cat and small animal volunteers.
The ideal candidate would be an organized, creative, driven team-player with a positive attitude. Candidates must posses strong organizational skills and be able to multi-task and prioritize even in stressful situations. Candidates must also have a strong understanding of cat behavior, possess strong animal handling skills as well as extra ordinary people skills.
Minimum 1 year of shelter experience in combination with at least 1 year of supervisory experience is required for consideration. Experience with shelter medicine preferred. Experience with exotics preferred. Bachelor's Degree preferred but not required. Must have a clean driving record, be able to lift 50lbs, and be comfortable driving the animal transport vehicle.
Please send resume and cover letter along with salary history to Kira Robson at email@example.com
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 life 50lbs, and be comfortable driving the animal transport vehicle.
Please send resume and cover letter to: Hannah Voss at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Intake & Enrichment Coordinator-Part Time
The Intake & Enrichment Coordinator acts as a support for animal managers and assists with 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 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 animal 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.
Minimum 1 year minimum shelter (or relative) experience working with dogs and cats 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 Gabrielle Zenoni 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
Animal Care League is seeking an experienced part-time/relief veterinarian 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, 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
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: email@example.com.