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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

Vice-President of Operations

Department: Operations
Immediate Supervisor: President & CEO
Location: Oklahoma City & Vinita
Status: Exempt

Purpose of Position: Through a respectful, constructive, and energetic style, guided by the objectives of organization, the Vice President of Operations provides the leadership, management, and direction necessary to ensure high standards and proper operational controls in animal care across the facilities and programs. Additionally, operate to ensure operating efficiency and financial sustainability.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Interacts and collaborates with other personnel and organizations, such as the City of Oklahoma City, and other local nonprofits regarding matters affecting OK Humane.
  • Assists the CEO with the development of current and long-term organizational goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures for OK Humane operations. Establishes plans to achieve goals set by the Board of Directors and implement policies, subject to approval by the Board of Directors.
  • Provides day-to-day leadership and management on the operations side of a service organization that mirrors the adopted mission and core values of the organization.
  • Provides direct oversight of the operations of OK Humane, including but not limited to Adoptions, Intake, Animal Advocacy, Relocation, and Statewide Campuses.
  • Responsible for driving the organization to achieve and surpass set industry standards, profitability, cash flow and business goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for the measurement and effectiveness of all processes internal and external.
  • Responsible for budget oversight/adherence of OK Humane operations.
  • Provides timely, accurate and complete reports on the operating condition of the organization.
  • Spearheads the development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes both in Oklahoma City and statewide.
  • Collaborates with the management team to develop and implements plans for the operational infrastructure of animal systems, processes, and personnel designed to accommodate the growth objectives of our organization.
  • Motivates and leads a high-performance management team; attracts, recruits and retains required members of the operations team not currently in place; provides mentoring as a cornerstone to the management career development program.
  • Fosters a success-oriented, accountable environment within the organization.
  • Represents the organization with clients, donors, transfer partner agencies, animal welfare organizations and business partners.
  • Responsible for facilities, fleet and field service equipment.

Core Competencies: To perform effectively in this position, the individual should demonstrate the following competencies. These core competencies represent effective administration of OK Humane and its programs fulfilling OK Humane’s mission.

  • Animal Welfare Management: Demonstrates integrity, strives for excellence in her/his work, and has experience of leading others to new levels of effectiveness and implementing effective policies pertaining to key operations metrics. Along with existing knowledge of best practices and regulations relating to care and treatment of animals, demonstrates ability to develop and implement necessary policies and procedures to ensure success of the program under budgetary guidance.
  • Job Knowledge: Understands the technical aspects of managing a nonprofit organization; provides advice to its staff directly and/or solicits guidance from experts. Knowledge of industry standards, human resources laws and regulations and employee relations skills. Understands the duties and responsibilities of the position and keeps job knowledge up-to[1]date. Clearly understands the animal life-saving and education mission of the organization and continuously works to promote OK Humane and achieve its goals.
  • Initiative in fulfilling the goals of the organization: From interactions with donors, staff, and the nonprofit sector, the Vice President of Operations recognizes and brings to the attention of the President issues that affect the organization, and implements plans to reach organizational goals as determined by the Board of Directors. Displays initiative in developing action plans and resolving problems as they occur. Passionate about OK Humane’s mission and able to promote and communicate the philosophy, mission and values of OK Humane to external and internal stakeholders.
  • Communication: Communicates effectively with multiple audiences using a variety of formats. Strong relationship builder and communicator with experience leading diverse work teams, developing an organization-wide strategy for program excellence, engaging community partners, and partnering with the President and Board of Directors.
  • Dependability: Seeks increased responsibility while remaining conscientious, thorough, accurate, and reliable with respect to achieving the organization’s goals, and the needs of the donors, the animals, volunteers and staff. Being available and responsive to issues and concerns as they arise.

Job Requirements: College degree required. The VP of Operations must possess above skills, knowledge and qualities which may result from formal education and at least five years’ experience in animal welfare or shelter management, non-profit operational and financial management or related areas.

Physical Requirements:
Work is performed in a kennel/shelter setting and 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.

Please send resume, cover letter, and references to admin@okhumane.org

Full-Time Volunteer Coordinator - OKC

Department: Volunteer Program
Location: Oklahoma City
Immediate Supervisor: Director of Stewardship & Special Programs
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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Full-Time Veterinary Assistant - OKC

PROGRAM: Spay & Neuter Clinic
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Spay & Neuter Manager
LOCATION: Oklahoma City
STATUS: Non-Exempt 

OK Humane is a high-volume, affordable spay/neuter clinic that services perform 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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Part-Time Intake Facility Animal Care Assistant - OKC

PROGRAM: Intake Program
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Intake Facility Manager
Location: Oklahoma City
STATUS: Non-Exempt/Part Time to include working alternating weekends

PURPOSE OF POSITION
To provide humane and proper care to the organization’s animals being house on site and to additionally provide excellent customer service to anyone visiting the program location.

DUTIES & RESPONSBILITIES

  • Assist with intake procedures for OK Humane pets.
  • Transport animals from Oklahoma City Animal Welfare to the Intake Facility and In-House Clinic as needed.
  • Follow established disease control protocols.
  • Administer animal vaccinations, test, medications, and treatments as directed.
  • Restock areas with supplies and equipment.
  • Maintain equipment in working condition, report equipment or supply needs to supervisor.
  • Maintain work and general areas in an organized manner.
  • Others duties assigned.
  • Clean and sanitize animal housing.
  • Provide food & fresh water.
  • Assist foster parents with animal drop offs and pickups.
  • Take out the trash.
  • Assist with general questions and requests from the public.
  • Inventory management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • 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).
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a profession, 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 multi-task.
  • 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 use in operation 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 an evenings.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Work is performed in kennel/shelter setting and outdoors.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, kneeling, climbing stairs, walking, and standing on feet 8-10 hours per day while performing job functions.
  • Exposure to disinfectant solutions when cleaning.
  • Exposure to various weather conditions when working outdoors.
  • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament.
  • Occasional lifting of up to 75 pounds with reasonable accommodations.

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Part-Time In-House Clinic Animal Care Assistant - OKC

Department: In House Clinic
Immediate Supervisor: Clinic Manager
Location: Oklahoma City
Status: Non-exempt

Purpose of Position:

Responsible for assisting with and providing humane and proper care to the organization’s animals housed both at the in-house clinic and those in foster care receiving medical treatment.

Duties & Responsibilities:

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

  • Cleaning and sanitizing stainless steel cat and dog cages.
  • Providing food & fresh water.
  • Assist foster parents with animal drop offs.
  • Administer medical treatment and care of animals as directed by attending veterinarian.
  • Administering animal vaccinations, tests, medications and treatments as directed by attending veterinarian.
  • Report health concerns to attending veterinarian.
  • Ensure accurate and timely data entry into the PetPoint database.
  • Ensure proper paperwork goes out with each animal.
  • Maintain necessary records for all animals.
  • Assisting with general questions and requests from the public.
  • Ensure that proper supplies are kept on hand.
  • Participate on committees and special projects as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Must also be able to communicate basic veterinary concepts to individuals and be able to repeat information relayed by a veterinarian.
  • Must possess decision making skills and the ability to manage multiples tasks.
  • Will be asked to communicate with the public on a daily basis in a professional manner.
  • Must be able to learn characteristics of animal behavior (for example: be able to identify aggressive or fearful behavior).
  • Must possess excellent reflexes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and make appropriate prioritization decisions
  • Confidence handling or learning to handle both dogs and cats
  • 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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