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By joining our team, you could work for Oklahoma’s largest animal welfare nonprofit and save animal lives right in Oklahoma City. We are a mission-focused group of individuals who are working to see a day when every adoptable animal finds a home. You can browse our available jobs and careers below. Thank you for your interest!

Available Positions

Full Time Veterinarian Assistant - OKC

Department: Spay/Neuter Clinic
Location: Oklahoma City
Immediate Supervisor: Clinic Manager
Status: Full time/non-exempt

OK Humane is a high-volume, affordable spay/neuter clinic that services performs an average of 65 spay/neuter surgeries a day. We also see 20 animals a day for vaccinations and general health check-ups.

We are a high energy, dynamic team that works hard every day to provide every pet that walks through our doors with care, compassion, and top-notch customer service. Want to join our team?

We are looking for a veterinary assistant! This position is the backbone of our surgery team. From assisting in surgery, answering owner’s questions, and keeping the clinic clean and organized, there is never a dull moment in a vet assistant’s day.

Here’s who we’re looking for:

  • You like to MOVE! Sitting at a desk makes you antsy, and you’d rather hustle through your day than dawdle in front of a computer.
  • One of your catchphrases is, “How can I help?”—you always bring your best to every situation and contribute however you can.
  • Bring on the multi-tasking! You can make a sandwich, file your taxes, walk your dog AND call your grandma at the same time.
  • You love the sensation that comes from being on a team and accomplishing the impossible with a solid group effort.
  • Nothing would make you prouder than to be a part of an effort to reduce pet overpopulation in our community.

Duties & Responsibilities:

In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:

  • Perform daily cleaning of kennels, cages and public areas when necessary.
  • Spot clean throughout the day.
  • Clean prep room and operating room at the end of the day.
  • Wash and sterilize all surgical packs throughout the day.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Restrain all patients during anesthesia induction and intubation.
  • Monitor all patients on gas anesthesia.
  • Prepare patients for surgery as instructed.
  • Transport patients from prep room to operating room.
  • Assist veterinarians in surgery as needed.
  • Keep veterinary lead assistant informed of animal behavior, health, or concerns.
  • Administer animal vaccinations, tests, medications and treatments as directed.
  • Assist clients with necessary paperwork.
  • Monitor patients in recovery.
  • Provide excellent patient care.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be able to learn basic veterinary medical concepts including but not limited to vaccine protocols and anesthetic risks.
  • Must also be able to communicate basic veterinary concepts to owners and be able to repeat information relayed by a veterinarian.
  • Will be asked to communicate with the public on a daily basis in a professional manner.
  • Ability to follow directions and multitask.

Physical Requirements:

Work may be performed in a kennel/shelter setting and/or outdoors.

  • Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the day with help.
  • Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly.
  • Must have good range of motion in joints especially wrist, knees, elbows.
  • Must have good range of motion in your back, for instance twisting.
  • Must be able to work in potentially extreme environmental temperatures.
  • Must be able to use a ladder and or step stool.
  • Must possess excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • Must possess an acceptable degree of dexterity in hands and fingers. Exposure to disinfectant solutions when cleaning.
  • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament.

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Manager of Lifesaving Programs - NE Oklahoma

Department: OK Humane Northeast Campus
Location: OK Humane Northeast Campus
Immediate Supervisor: Vice President of Operations (VP)
Status: Full time/Overtime exempt
Salary: $35,000 – $40,000

Purpose of Position:

The purpose of this position is to oversee all lifesaving programs and managerial functions relative to the OKHNE Campus, including but not limited to the supervision of clinical operations, relocation programs, community outreach and implementation of all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) as directed, staff training and supervision, facility repair and maintenance.

Duties & Responsibilities:

In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:

  • Supervise staff and volunteers in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Responsible for meeting facility productivity and quality goals
  • Responsible for staff scheduling to include: work assignments/rotations, employee training, employee vacations, employee breaks, overtime assignment, back-up for absent employees, and shift rotations
  • Establish employee goals and conduct employee performance reviews
  • Take responsibility for the safety and security of staff, customers and volunteers as well as the care and wellbeing of all animals that enter this facility
  • Ensure that the OKHNE campus is properly cleaned and properly stocked at all times
  • Work closely with VP and Medical Director to ensure smooth process flow and design enhancements as needed
  • Assist the VP with the development and maintenance of standard operating procedures
  • Provide regular reporting to VP and other managers on program operations and outcomes
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates that are currently licensed by the state of Oklahoma as a Registered Veterinary Technician or be able to be licensed by the state after having passed the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) and State Veterinary Technician Examination (SVTE).

Job Requirements:

Work is performed in a clinic/kennel setting and outdoors

  • Three to five years of management or RVT experience which includes supervisory responsibility
  • Ability to delegate
  • Team-working, motivational and leadership skills
  • Must possess problem solving/decision making skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Strong communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to follow directions and multitask
  • Knowledge of office processes, procedures, and technology
  • Experience in supervising project and team activities

Physical Requirements:

Work may be performed in a kennel/shelter setting and/or outdoors

  • Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the day with help
  • Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly
  • Must have good range of motion in joints especially wrist, knees, elbows
  • Must have good range of motion in your back, for instance twisting
  • Must be able to work in potentially extreme environmental temperatures
  • Must possess excellent hand-eye coordination
  • Must possess an acceptable degree of dexterity in hands and fingers

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Manager of Lifesaving Programs - OKC

Department: Lifesaving Programs, OKC
Location: Oklahoma City Campus
Immediate Supervisor: Vice President of Operations (VP)
Status: Full time/Overtime exempt
Salary: $35,000 – $40,000

Purpose of Position:

The purpose of this position is to oversee all lifesaving programs and managerial functions relative to the Oklahoma City Campus (s), including but not limited to the supervision of intake operations, relocation programs, foster homes and adoptions, implementation of all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) as directed, staff training and supervision, facility repair and maintenance.

Duties & Responsibilities:

In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:

Overall
  • Supervise staff and volunteers in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Responsible for meeting facility productivity and quality goals
  • Responsible for staff scheduling to include: work assignments/rotations, employee training, employee vacations, employee breaks, overtime assignment, back-up for absent employees, and shift rotations
  • Establish employee goals and conduct employee performance reviews
  • Take responsibility for the safety and security of staff, volunteers and visitors as well as the medical and behavioral health of all animals housed at Oklahoma City lifesaving facilities.
  • Ensure that animal inventory meets productivity and quality goals for all programs but does not exceed established parameters except under extenuating circumstances
  • Cultivate and retain relationships with stakeholders, including but not limited to local Veterinarians and animal welfare organizations as well as national partners such as ASPCA, HSUS etc.
  • Ensure that supplies for daily animal care are on hand and that outstanding preventive health care is provided at all times
  • Ensure that Lifesaving facilities are thoroughly cleaned and stocked at all times
  • Work closely with VP and Medical Director to ensure smooth process flow and design enhancements as needed
  • Collaborate with the Medical Director on development and maintenance of standard operating procedures within the facilities
  • Provide regular reporting to VP and other managers on program operations and outcomes
  • Other duties as assigned
Intake
  • Oversee the intake of all animals for the organization’s programs
  • Ensure that the animals are suitable for the adoption or relocation programs
  • Oversee, as necessary, SAFER, and other behavioral assessments and recommend enhancements to currently used methods
  • Ensure that the number of dogs and cats achieves the needs of both the adoption and relocation programs
  • Make sure that daily enrichment goals are met for animals who are housed at the Intake Facility
  • Monitor LOS for animals housed at the Intake Facility
Adoptions
  • Establish goals for growing and improving the adoption program
  • Ensure the effective use of technology platforms such as animal databases, adoption forms, paperless contract systems etc.
  • Analyze daily, weekly, and monthly sales figures of retail items
  • Ensure new retail stock is ordered (directly from suppliers or through head office buyers), received in time and put on display as required.
  • Ensure quality work output from adoption specialists
  • Develop and implement proactive adoption policies or programs to reduce length of stay and increase lifesaving impact
Foster
  • Establish goals for growing and improving foster program
  • Ensure the effective use of technology platforms such as animal databases, online forums, social media groups etc.
  • Oversee process for surveying fosters for feedback
  • Ensure quality work output from foster staff
  • Keep Foster team apprised of higher priority animals. Those in need of immediate foster homes due to either reaching their determined LOS at IF or due to behavioral or medical decline
Relocation
  • Oversee selection of animals for relocation program as needed
  • Oversee filing of organizational documents, records, and reports
  • Ensure all appropriate paperwork and health records have been completed prior to transport

Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates that are currently licensed by the state of Oklahoma as a Registered Veterinary Technician or be able to be licensed by the state after having passed the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) and State Veterinary Technician Examination (SVTE).

Job Requirements:

Work is performed in a clinic/kennel setting and outdoors

  • Three to five years of management or RVT experience which includes supervisory responsibility
  • Ability to delegate
  • Team-working, motivational and leadership skills
  • Must possess problem solving/decision making skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Strong communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to follow directions and multitask
  • Knowledge of office processes, procedures, and technology
  • Experience in supervising project and team activities

Physical Requirements:

Work may be performed in a kennel/shelter setting and/or outdoors

  • Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the day with help
  • Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly
  • Must have good range of motion in joints especially wrist, knees, elbows
  • Must have good range of motion in your back, for instance twisting
  • Must be able to work in potentially extreme environmental temperatures
  • Must possess excellent hand-eye coordination
  • Must possess an acceptable degree of dexterity in hands and fingers

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Pet Placement Coordinator - OKC

Department: Intake Program
Location: Oklahoma City Campus
Immediate Supervisor: Intake Facility Manager
Status: Full Time/Non-Exempt

Purpose of Position:

The Pet Placement Coordinator is primarily responsible with placing animals needing foster home care through Oklahoma Humane Society’s programs in order to decrease euthanasia in Oklahoma.

Duties & Responsibilities:

In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:

  • Follow company policies and adhere to all standards and guidelines
  • Swiftly place animals needing foster care into Oklahoma Humane Society foster homes
  • Utilize constant contact through emails, phone calls and Facebook to place animals
  • Maintain foster pet records
  • Track data on foster placement and foster program growth/changes
  • Research and implement changes to foster placement
  • Work closely with Intake Coordinator(s) to ensure the animals being chosen for OK Humane programs are appropriate for quick foster home placement
  • Organize, store and inventory foster care supplies and equipment
  • Assist with foster animal pickups
  • Maintain work and general areas in an organized manner
  • Work closely with the Foster and Adoption Concierge in order to keep smooth communication with fosters
  • Relay any behavior or medical concerns that a foster reports to the appropriate personnel
  • Maintain a supply log for items checked out to fosters
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

Work is performed in a clinic/kennel setting and outdoors

  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Must be comfortable handling/learning to handle both dogs and cats – general handling (petting, leash-walking, some lifting and carrying), and restraint (drawing blood, giving vaccines, and placing animals in cages/carriers)
  • Must be able to positively identify dog and cat breeds
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, a professional, tactful, mature and sincere attitude, and be able to represent the mission, goals and the policies of OK Humane in a creative, credible and energetic manner
  • Ability to follow directions and multitask
  • Must be able to work maturely and respectfully with diverse groups of people
  • Must be organized, flexible and adjust to rapid, changing needs
  • Must be knowledgeable and comfortable with computer systems used in operations and have basic computer skills, including database skills
  • Knowledge of and commitment to animal welfare issues strongly preferred
  • Commitment to mission, values, goals and success of OK Humane
  • Must be proficient on MS Office
  • Position will require weekend days and evenings

Physical Requirements:

Work may be performed in a kennel/shelter setting and/or outdoors

  • Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the day with help
  • Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly
  • Must have good range of motion in joints especially wrist, knees, elbows
  • Must have good range of motion in your back, for instance twisting
  • Must be able to work in potentially extreme environmental temperatures
  • Must be able to use a ladder and or step stool
  • Must possess excellent hand-eye coordination
  • Must possess an acceptable degree of dexterity in hands and fingers. Exposure to disinfectant solutions when cleaning
  • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament

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Volunteer Coordinator - OKC

Department: Stewardship & Special Programs
Immediate Supervisor: Director of Stewardship & Special Programs
Locations: Oklahoma City
Status: Exempt / Full-Time

Purpose of Position:
The Volunteer Coordinator recruits, trains, and manages volunteers for various OK Humane programs and events to further the mission of saving animal lives in Oklahoma.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive recruitment, orientation, training, retention, and recognition plan for individual and group volunteers to ensure that all volunteers are knowledgeable and feel valued. Supervision of volunteer efforts is delegated to the team in the area where the volunteers are assigned.
  • Create and conduct volunteer orientations and trainings.
  • Conduct OK Humane tours as needed, including as part of volunteer orientations and training.
  • Coordinates volunteer activities at large-scale OK Humane events.
  • Collaborate with various programs and development leadership in creating and maintaining a comprehensive list of involvement opportunities throughout the organization and all campuses for individual and group volunteers.
  • Develop and maintain complete and accurate records including volunteer policies, procedures, position descriptions and standards of conduct.
    Provide monthly and annual reports on all individual and group volunteer activities to include number of volunteers, number of hours, and in-kind contribution value of service.
  • Collaborate with marketing staff to create and maintain appropriate collateral materials for recruitment of volunteers.
    Serve as the primary point of contact for all volunteer requests, including telephone, voicemail, email, online requests and ensure a timely response.
  • Organizes, proposes, and implements policies and procedures as they relate to volunteer programs.
  • May interact with media, television, and radio as needed to promote community programs as they relate to OK Humane with the approval of CEO or Marketing Director.
  • Interact frequently with local businesses, organizations, and individuals to schedule group volunteer experiences and to establish and develop community relationships that will benefit the OK Humane volunteer programs.
  • Oversees community service personnel if necessary.
  • Represents the Oklahoma Humane Society as a Professional.
  • May be called upon to perform other OK Humane tasks including but not limited to the following: transporting animals, cleaning areas of the building including kennels, data entry, maintaining inventory and reordering, animal care, etc.
  • Manage expenses and income budget line item for volunteer.

Job Requirements:

  • 3 years job-related experience, such as working in a non-profit, managing volunteer programs, leading teams and /or organizations.
  • Knowledge of management principles and evaluation techniques related to programs that involve a cadre of volunteers.
  • Succinct communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to organize thoughts in a logical, clear and concise manner.
  • Volgistics experience/familiarity (preferred).
  • Organization and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated capability to conduct oneself in a calm and professional demeanor when dealing with public and/or difficult situations.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of staff and volunteers.
  • Willingness to adjust hours to accommodate the needs of the job.
  • Ability to effectively manage a wide array of tasks, projects, and responsibilities.
  • Ability to work productively in an unstructured environment with frequent interruptions.

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent bending, reaching, kneeling, climbing stairs, walking, and standing on feet 8-10 hours per day while performing job functions.
  • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the day with help.

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