What makes Wayside special?
Stable Organization. We've been here since 1944 and continue to grow, expand, and thrive as the needs of the community have changed.
Low Employee Turnover. Many Waysiders have worked at the shelter for 5, 10, or more years! If you're looking for a place to call home, consider Wayside!
Strong Financials. Yes, Wayside is a non-profit that relies on donations to operate - but we have an incredibly loyal, generous, and large donor base.
Competitive Benefits. Benefits include paid time off, and 6.5 holidays, group health plan (100% paid after 2 years), dental plan, vision plan, group life insurance, 401(k) plan with Wayside contribution, long term disability insurance, employee assistance program, supplemental insurance options, and pet care and adoption discounts. DVM license renewal and generous continuing education allowance.
Managed Animal Shelter. Wayside is not an open admission shelter. This management philosophy allows Wayside to provide a very high quality of medical and behavioral care, support high employee morale, and responsibly manage the shelter's resources to serve the community's needs.
State-of-the-art Facilities. Whatever the shelter animals need, Wayside's Team makes it happen. Our state-of-the-art facilities provide high-quality medical, behavioral, and training care for the animals. Our Canine Behavior Center is the second of its kind in the nation.
Work-Life Balance. We know working in animal welfare can take an emotional toll. It's important work, but it can be hard when you care so deeply for the animals you are serving. Wayside is committed to providing a positive work-life balance. This includes ensuring you have the resources you need to do your work and investing in your continuing education to grow your career.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Wayside is committed to being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace for staff and volunteers. We value and respect everyone, regardless of race, color, creed, sexual orientation or identity, disability, national origin, or age. All employees will be given equal consideration with respect to compensation, benefits, and opportunities for advancement (except where sex, age, or physical capabilities are a bona fide occupational requirement).
How to Apply
For questions, contact Melissa Crites, HR Manager at 816-986-4412 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org