Careers

Join our team and change the life of pets

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

President & CEO

Position Title: President and CEO
Immediate Supervisor: Board of Directors
Location: Oklahoma City

Purpose of Position: The President/CEO is responsible for the overall management, operation, major gifts, and donor development of OK Humane Society and executes upon the strategic vision of the board of directors. The position provides leadership and high standards of business practices operating in a responsible and sustainable manner.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Develops plan to execute OK Humane’s strategic plan for revenue, growth of the organization and financial sustainability which in turn advances the mission and results.
  • Promotes OK Humane to local, regional, and national constituencies by participating in legislative sessions, attending formal functions, providing written articles, giving personal appearances at support organizations, participating on boards and committees, and making personal appearances on radio and TV.
  • Builds fundraising network using personal contacts, direct mail, and OK Humane’s special events.
  • Develops, manages, and implements a major giving program including the active solicitation and stewardship of participants.
  • Leads the annual budgeting process and then reviews activity reports and financial statements to determine progress and status in attaining objectives and revises objectives and plans in accordance with current conditions and the economy.
  • Attends Board of Directors and board committee meetings and briefs the Board of Directors on financial operations, budget compliance, and attainment of strategic plan objectives.
  • Ensures compliance with all Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws of the organization.
  • Oversees the organization’s functional groups to ensure efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources and plans, develops, and implements strategies for generating resources and revenues for OK Humane.
  • Interacts and collaborates with other personnel and organizations, such as the City of Oklahoma City, and other local, regional, and national nonprofits regarding matters affecting OK Humane.
  • Evaluates performance of leadership staff for compliance with established SOP’s and the Mission and objectives of OK Humane. Works with each direct report to establish annual goals and then meets periodically with each to review goal progress.
  • Conducts business with each executive in a manner to promote understanding, respect, and cooperation which in turn encourages increased trust and mutual respect.
  • Influences the executive staff in a desired direction using goals, training, recognition, coaching, team spirit, honesty, and priority setting.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Budget and financial position of OK Humane.
  • Advancement of OK Humane’s Mission.
  • Implementation of the OK Humane’s strategic direction.
  • Development and maintain effective partnerships with Oklahoma City Animal Welfare and other animal welfare organizations and groups.
  • The organization’s local, regional, and national image.
  • Development of major funding and revenue sources.
  • Development of an executive team that recognizes personal and staff performance strengths and limitations. Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
  • Understanding of financial management, functional accounting, and experience developing and implementing a budget in excess of $4 million.
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering an organization through positive change.
  • Ability to develop financial plans and manage tangible and intangible resources.
  • Knowledge of professional communication, marketing, and public relation principles and practices.
  • Understanding and ability to delegate and optimize the efficiency of an individual or group while maintaining personal control and a balanced approach.
  • Maturity to act in a professional manner both within and outside the organization while making a favorable impression through both behavior and business acumen.
  • Willingness to embrace cross-functional integration by delegating and assigning responsibilities, communicating expectations, while allowing for individual flexibility.
  • Ability to be imaginative, original and a source of new insights and ideas through discerning larger patterns and relationships from individual components and using those insights to suggest new approaches.

Job Requirements: College degree required. Master’s degree preferred but not required. The President/CEO must possess the above skills, knowledge and qualities which may result from formal education and at least ten (10) years non-profit management experience with at least five (5) years at a senior level. Requires proven funding development, donor cultivation and community interaction. Additionally, requires a passion for the humane treatment and care for animals and experience in animal welfare.

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

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 Intake Facility Manager - OKC

Department: Intake Department
Immediate Supervisor: Director of Clinical Operations
Location: Oklahoma City
Status: Full time/Overtime exempt

Purpose of Position:
The purpose of the Intake Facility Manager is to oversee all functions relative to the intake facility, including but not limited to staff training and supervision, facility repair and maintenance, and programmatic implementation.

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 and customers
  • Ensure that animal inventory at the intake facility meets productivity and quality goals for all programs
  • Ensure that supplies for daily animal care are on hand and that outstanding preventive health care is provided at all times
  • Oversee owner relinquishment process
  • Work closely with other managers and In House Veterinarian to ensure smooth process flow and design enhancements as needed
  • Communicate with Director of Operations on program operations
  • 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 adequately achieve the needs of both the adoption and relocation programs

Foster

  • Establish goals for growing and improving foster program
  • Ensure the effective use of coordination technology such as Volgistics and Constant Contact
  • Working with Marketing to develop process for surveying fosters for feedback
  • Ensure quality work output from foster staff

Relocation

  • Oversee selection of animals for program
  • Oversee filing of organizational documents, records and reports
  • Work with third parties to coordinate transport of dogs to partner shelters
  • Ensure correct supplies for transport are on hand, packed and labeled appropriately
  • Ensure all appropriate paperwork and health records have been completed prior to transport

Job Requirements:

Work is performed in a kennel/shelter setting and outdoors

  • Three to five years of management experience which includes supervisory responsibility
  • Ability to delegate
  • Team-working, motivational and leadership skills
  • 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
  • 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:

  • 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.

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Full-Time Intake Animal Care Assistant - OKC

PROGRAM: Intake Program
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Intake Facility Manager
LOCATION: Oklahoma City
STATUS: Non-Exempt 

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 Intake Facility Animal Care Assistant - OKC

PROGRAM: Intake Program
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Intake Facility Manager
Location: Oklahoma City
STATUS: Part-time/Overtime-eligible.

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 Pet Placement Coordinator - OKC

Department: Intake Program
Immediate Supervisor:  Intake Facility Manager
Location: Oklahoma City
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:

  • 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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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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Full- Time Vet Lead Assistant - OKC

Department: Spay/Neuter Clinic
Immediate Supervisor: Clinic Manager
Location: Oklahoma City
Status: Non-Exempt

Purpose of Position:

Responsible for daily care of all surgical patients, provide client services and education to Veterinary Assistants.

Duties & Responsibilities:

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

  • Monitoring and advising Veterinary Assistants.
  • Report employee or client problems to Clinic Manager.
  • Provide in-person and telephone client service and answer questions.
  • Actively support associate staff and volunteers; promote the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission.
  • Maintain medical inventory and supplies.
  • Triage all patients as they are checked in. Report health concerns to attending Veterinarian.
  • Assist Veterinarians in surgery as needed.
  • Calculate and administer anesthesia to all surgical patients per anesthetic protocol.
  • Maintain all necessary drug logs and patient records.
  • Stay current in knowledge of emergency drugs and protocol.
  • Administer animal vaccinations, tests, medications and treatments as directed.
  • 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.
  • 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 clients with necessary paperwork.
  • Monitor patients in recovery.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Must possess 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.
  • Must possess decision making skills and the ability to manage multiples tasks.
  • Will be asked to take medical histories for surgical rechecks.
  • Will be asked to communicate with the public on a daily basis in a professional manner.
  • Will be asked to handle (on average) 30 dogs and cats per day.
  • Will be asked to assist in transport programs as scheduled.
  • Must be able to learn characteristics of animal behavior (for example: be able to identify aggressive or fearful behavior).
  • Must be able to use appropriate safety equipment for fractious or feral animals (will train) – the use of safety equipment is mandatory.
  • Must possess excellent reflexes.
  • Must be proficient at animal restraint for various procedures.
  • 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 Pet Adoption Specialist - OKC

PROGRAM: Adoption
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Adoption Center Manager
LOCATION: Oklahoma City
STATUS : Non-Exempt /Overtime-Eligible

PURPOSE OF POSITION : To facilitate appropriate and responsible adoptions for dogs and cats in the OK Humane Adoption Program.

HERE’S WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • You have an equal passion for both animal welfare and supplying the highest level of customer service to their potential new families!
  • You understand that working with animals involves lots of cleaning. Lots. Yep – that kind of cleaning.
  • Your particular type of OCD skews towards an inability to walk past a display without straightening something, a smudged window without wiping something, or a dust bunny without sweeping something.
  • If you’re not multi-tasking you just don’t feel complete.
  • Bilingual is a plus

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

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

  • Responsible for placing dogs and cats in appropriate homes.
  • Works closely with Foster/Volunteer Coordinator to schedule animals drop offs and pickups.
  • Works closely with members of the OK Humane to determine volunteer needs on a regular basis or for one-time projects/events.
  • Clean and sanitize cat and dog living areas.
  • Clean and sanitize stainless steel cat cages.
  • Daily feeding and fresh water.
  • Assist foster parents with animal drop offs and pickups.
  • Perform daily cleaning and sanitizing of work and public areas.
  • Assist in administering animal vaccinations, tests, medications and treatments as directed.
  • Assist with general questions and requests from the public.
  • Assist with transporting or arranging transport of pets between various OK Humane locations as needed.
  • Monitor animals and immediately report health or behavior abnormalities to Supervisor.
  • Maintains timely and accurate electronic records and hard files of adoptions.
  • Performs follow-up calls with adopters.
  • Working with volunteers and staff to enhance overall experience for the public at Adoption Center.
  • Manage retail display and sales.
  • Operate cash register and follow set cash handling standard operating procedures.
  • Follow established disease control protocols to daily clean, disinfect, and maintain shelter apartments, kennels, cages, and general areas.
  • Operate laundry and dishwashing equipment.
  • Restock cleaning 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
  • 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.
  • Experience in pet adoption counseling is preferred but not mandatory.
  • 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 (ex. Word, Excel, Outlook, database and mail merge).
  • 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.
  • Ability to follow directions and multitask.
  • Position will require weekend days and evenings.
  • Retail sales experience preferred.
  • Excellent customer service
  • Confidence handling or learning to handle both dogs and cats.
  • Ability to work within a team environment while on the go.

PHYSCIAL DEMANDS

Work may be 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. Exposure to disinfectant solutions when cleaning.
  • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament.

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