Select Essential Job Functions:
- Hiring and training Dog Caregivers and volunteers to ensure NHS protocols are followed and NHS standards are met relating to care and handling of all dogs.
- Hiring and training Intake/Foster Supervisor, Evaluator, and Behavior and Enrichment Coordinator roles.
- Managing all direct reports, including scheduling, timecards, and performance reviews.
- Coaching and motivating all direct reports to support employee engagement and retention efforts and increase customer satisfaction.
- Ensuring that all dogs move promptly from Admissions or Intake through the surgery, evaluation, rehabilitation, grooming, and medical care process to the Adoption floor.
- Overseeing dog evaluation process, including the determination of when a dog cannot be rehabilitated and is not a good candidate for adoption.
- Assisting COO with development of a behavior and enrichment program.
- Ensuring that each dog receives adequate daily enrichment including walking, off-lead play, facilitating dog-dog interaction, training, and behavior rehabilitation.
- Ensuring that individualized enrichment or behavior plans are followed.
- Rapidly identifying problems or patient conditions (medical and behavioral) that need to be addressed and ensuring the animals receive prompt and complete care and treatment.
- Ensuring the proper documentation for each animal in shelter database software, including clinic and intake notes, photos, and individualized descriptions of the animals to help promote them for adoption.
- Arranging transportation for animals as needed to medical appointments, off-site adoption locations and other shelters.
- Working collaboratively with COO to meet NHS Capacity for Care numbers and assess transport capacity or needs.
- Assisting the public, performing adoptions, admission, and other tasks as needed, always in a manner which demonstrates the Society’s interest, care and concern for the public and the animals we serve.
- Assisting with cleaning, feeding, and other animal care duties as needed, including medical treatment and euthanasia.
- Handling all animals properly and with compassion at all times, regardless of situation or circumstances.
- Maintaining healthy, safe, sanitary, pleasant and clean facilities for the animals.
- Maintaining the equipment and supplies necessary to ensure proper care of the dogs.
- Treating people and animals with respect; contributing to effective teamwork; fostering good public relations beneficial to the shelter and its programs.
- Work effectively as part of the management team on cross-functional programs, projects, and activities.
- Overseeing other animal areas in the absence of other managers.
- Performing other duties as assigned.
Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
- High school graduation or GED equivalent required
- College education preferred
- 1+ year management experience preferred.
- 1+ year animal welfare experience preferred.
- Valid CA or NV Driver’s license and ability to pass Nevada Humane Society Motor Vehicle Report criteria. Current auto insurance.
- Obtain and maintain a current Nevada Euthanasia License
Availability: NHS is open seven days a week, as animals need daily care. Availability and a willingness to work a flexible schedule are a plus.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Affection for animals, concern for their welfare and a willingness to accommodate animals in the work place.
- Enthusiastic support of the no-kill philosophy.
- Familiarity with dogs, dog breeds, dog behavior either through formal training or experience working with a rescue group, humane society, foster care involvement or other animal welfare agency.
- Knowledge of dog training techniques and common medical conditions.
- Ability and initiative, work with minimal supervision and direction.
- Ability to communicate skillfully and effectively with a culturally diverse staff, volunteers and community in a professional, pleasant, respectful, courteous and tactful manner at all times.
- Maturity, good judgment and a professional personal appearance.
- Strong problem solving skills -- focusing on finding solutions to problems and challenges.
- Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical and other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.
- Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday.
- Ability to lift and move objects and animals weighing up to 50 pounds for short distances and to humanely restrain an animal when necessary.
- Physical ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands, to hear, and to see.
- Allergic conditions, which would be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification.
**We want to make employees aware that from time to time we euthanize animals who are sick or injured. Also, from time to time we need to end the life of a dog who has displayed aggressive tendencies and who poses a risk to public safety or to the safety of other animals.
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