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We are hiring for the following positions:

  • Veterinary Assistant/Registered Veterinary Technician (34 hrs/wk)
  • Development Associate (40 hrs/wk)
  • Animal Care Associate (24 hrs/wk)
  • Administrative Assistant (18 hrs/wk)
  • Unpaid Interns – Development Associate and Animal Care

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Veterinary Assistant

Full-time, 34 hrs./week

POSITION SUMMARY: The Veterinary Assistant role is pivotal to a smooth-running shelter operation.  This individual will be responsible for the clinic area and inventory of medical supplies as well as overseeing the animals through each stage of their veterinary care at the shelter prior to adoption.  Assisting adopters or fosters with any medical questions regarding the animal being transferred into their care. The Veterinary assistant assists the shelter veterinarians with all aspects of the treatment and care of animals at the Lake Humane Society including medical treatments, surgeries and dentals. The Veterinary assistant also provides training and support to the shelter staff, volunteers, adopters, and clients with regards to shelter medicine, disease control, and animal care

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in an animal hospital and/or Humane Society is highly desirable.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Ability to assist veterinarians with surgery and necropsies.
  • Prepare animals for surgery; monitors anesthesia.
  • Medicates and provides routine medical care and clinical laboratory tests to shelter animals including: blood draws, cytologies, urinalysis, fecal floats.
  • Implants microchips into animals placed for adoption.
  • Maintains all surgical packs and autoclaves.
  • Examines and screens animals coming into shelter and determines if there is an immediate need for a vet exam.
  • Renders emergency treatment in life-threatening situations to sustain life.
  • Performs follow-up treatment as prescribed by a veterinarian.
  • Performs dental prophylaxis as recommended by veterinarian.
  • Assists staff in proper euthanasia techniques utilizing injection methods.
  • Maintains records and files using the PetPoint computer system. Stores and maintains inventory of medical supplies.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and County laws, regulations, and ordinances governing:
    • Rabies quarantine
    • Euthanasia techniques
    • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) record keeping requirements for Schedule II narcotics and SHARPS biohazard waste
    • Physical and behavioral characteristics of common breeds of dogs, cats and pocket pets
    • Disease symptoms in domestic animals
    • Autoclaving and surgical pack preparation
    • Aseptic surgical techniques
    • Professional animal care and husbandry
    • LHS customer service objectives and strategies
    • Telephone, office, and online etiquette
    • Current technology and trends in shelter medicine

Commitment to Diversity: Lake Humane Society is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of shelter professionals. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin and are an equal opportunity employer.

SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS:

Position requires 34 hours per week and the standard weekly schedule is Sunday through Thursday with two days off. Flexibility is required, and the Registered Veterinary Technician may need to work nights and weekends for events, trainings, shelter meetings, and other special circumstances as directed by the Veterinarian, Shelter Manager, and/or Executive Director.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Performs work in both a shelter and office like setting. Exposure to animals, animal waste, bites, scratches, fumes from cleaning/disinfectant solutions, airborne particles, zoonotic diseases, and moderate to high noise levels when in animal areas.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • An amazing culture! We are a close team filled with hard working people all dedicated to the mission of finding animals their forever homes! Nothing could be more rewarding than helping homeless animals find a loving family!
  • The ability to save animals without a ton of restrictions.
  • Abundant opportunities to grow professionally, including opportunities to attend conferences and training.
  • Paid time off after 90 days, along with health benefits, and a matching 401K.
  • Very flexible time off. Family oriented team.
  • AMAZING pet benefits-better than anywhere around!
  • Autonomy and the ability to make decisions based on what you think is best for the organization.
  • Creating a more humane community.
  • Competitive salary with strong tangible and intangible benefits

MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND COMMUNCIATION DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Requires working alone or with minimal supervision. Must be self-motivated.
  2. Requires patience and tact when working with difficult, emotional or angry people.
  3. Requires speaking and writing effectively and clearly in a professional manner.
  4. Requires clear verbal communication over the telephone and intercom to internal or external individuals.
  5. Requires treating people and animals in a pleasant, courteous and professional manner.
  6. Requires ability to work in a team environment and to provide team leadership.

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job related duties required by their supervisor.  This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.

Salary range:  $12.00 to $16.00 per hour

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Development Associate

Full time, 40 hrs./week

POSITION SUMMARY: The Development Associate works closely with the Director of Development to facilitate Lake Humane Society’s ongoing fundraising efforts to meet long and short-term fundraising goals. The Development Associate is responsible for fully managing direct mail initiatives, overseeing the donor database (Salsa CRM), donor relations & acquisition for small to mid-level donors and crafting compelling fundraising pieces.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in nonprofit development is highly preferred. OR
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in related field is required. *On-the job training is available for applicants who display a passion for LHS’s mission, excellent communication skills, proficiency with technology and willingness to learn.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Hybrid work schedule with a family-oriented, flexible atmosphere.
  • Abundant opportunities to grow professionally through support of attending webinars, trainings and conferences.
  • Exceptional paid time off, with 136 hours of PTO offered to employees along with 7 paid holidays.
  • An employee pet program, which includes preventative medication, bloodwork, vaccines, doctor visits etc. at a discounted rate for employees.
  • A 401K plan with a 3% employer match.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while still remaining focused, driven, and on task.
  • Organized, creative and extremely detail oriented. Must be able to effectively prioritize duties.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Capable of writing compelling, professional fundraising pieces.
  • Experience with non-profit fundraising efforts is highly preferred.
  • Committed to maintaining the integrity of the organization, while professionally representing Lake Humane Society at all times.
  • Experience with constituent data management or related software is highly preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Adheres to Lake Humane Society’s mission, vision, and values.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:             

  • Oversees and manages small to mid-level donors, including growing the Cage Sponsorship Program and Circle of Compassion monthly giving program through robust donor retention and acquisition efforts.
  • Fully responsible for the entire direct mail process – oversee the design, proof-reading, preparation, and mailing of all pieces, create segmented mailing lists as appropriate for each appeal, oversee the entry of all direct mail gifts as well as the acknowledgments for these gifts.
  • Works with the Director of Marketing & Community Relations and Director of Development to create a multi-channel marketing plan to promote fundraising appeals via email, press and social media. Will assist in crafting compelling content for these pieces.
  • With the support from a team of volunteers, accurately records monetary donations in the donor database (Salsa CRM), sets up new records, identifies duplicate records and works to maintain the integrity of the database.
  • Promptly and accurately acknowledges all contributions by preparing, proofing, and reviewing acknowledgment letters. Responsible for ensuring that all letters, receipts, and acknowledgment emails remain up-to-date and that they are sent in a timely fashion.
  • Keeps Director of Development informed of changes in donor activity, large gifts, donor trends, or special requests.
  • Produces donor, donation activity and department reports for monthly financial reconciliation and works with the Finance Manager to reconcile the donor database and QuickBooks.
  • Responsible for receiving and processing all monetary contributions to LHS, including mail-in, in-person, internet, off-site, and event donations as assigned.
  • Responds to donor requests and inquires when appropriate and communicates regularly with Director of Development to ensure donor needs are met.
  • Other Development, Marketing, or Events related tasks assigned by the Director of Development.

SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: Position requires 40 hours per week. The standard weekly schedule is Monday-Friday. Flexibility is required, and the schedule may require nights and weekends as needed.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Performs work in both an office and shelter setting. Potential exposure to animals, animal waste, bites, scratches, fumes from cleaning/disinfectant solutions, airborne particles, zoonotic diseases, and moderate to high noise levels when in animal areas.

MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND COMMUNCIATION DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position is regularly required to use hands to fingers, handle, and talk and hear.  The incumbent is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel or crouch.  The position holder must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required for this position include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.
  • Requires working alone or with minimal supervision.  Must be self-motivated.
  • Requires patience and tact when working with difficult, emotional or angry people.
  • Requires speaking and writing effectively and clearly in a professional manner.
  • Requires clear verbal communication over the telephone and intercom to internal or external individuals.
  • Requires treating people and animals in a pleasant, courteous and professional manner.
  • Requires ability to work in a team environment and to provide team leadership.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Lake Humane Society is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of shelter professionals. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin and are an equal opportunity employer.

PAY RATE: $16.00-$21.00/hr.

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Animal Care Associate

Part-time, 24 hrs./week

HOURS: Sunday, Monday and Thursday 8:00AM-5:00PM

POSITION SUMMARY:  Animal Care Associates have one of the most important jobs within the shelter. These essential employees are responsible for providing daily care to the homeless pets at Lake Humane Society (LHS). Dedication, self-motivation, and compassion are key components to an effective Animal Care Associate who provides love and care to animals in need.  The ACA is responsible for daily feedings of all shelter residents. The ACA is responsible for maintaining a clean, safe, and calm environment for all shelter residents. This includes cleaning their bedding, removing waste, sanitizing their cage, etc. The ACA is responsible for bathing, walking, enrichment, working on obedience and compassionate care for the homeless animals at LHS.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience in handling animals in a shelter or veterinary clinic setting is strongly preferred.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while remaining focused, driven, and on task.
  • Organized and detail oriented. Must be able to effectively prioritize duties.
  • Must recognize the importance of observation, prioritization of tasks, and staying on schedule.
  • Knowledge of animal breeds, disease, medical conditions, behavior, and handling.
  • The ability to treat both animals and people with respect and compassion.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for ensuring that all animals are properly cared for and looked after daily.
  • Daily feedings of all shelter residents.
  • Maintaining a clean, safe, and calm environment for all shelter residents. This includes cleaning their bedding, removing waste, sanitizing their cage, etc.
  • Bathing, walking, enrichment, working on obedience, and caring for dogs.
  • Responsible for doing rounds to observe any medical concerns and ensure quality care for all animals in shelter.
  • Keeping accurate records/files and maintaining Pet Point database as needed.
  • Creating and adding animal bios to the database as needed.
  • Abiding by all quarantine protocols and the use of Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Effectively work alongside volunteers in animal care department.
  • Animal Care staff may be responsible for holding volunteer trainings and shadowing for cage cleaning, dog walking, cat TLC, and/or general shelter maintenance.
  • Animal Care staff must support all volunteers and treat them with respect.
  • Ensure all volunteers in the Animal Care department abide by quarantine protocols.
  • Representing LHS professionally and assisting potential adopters
  • Responsible for always representing LHS in a professional manner.
  • Assist potential adopters during the adoption process by introducing them to adoptable pets and answering questions about the pet and the adoption process.
  • Report any medical findings to the medical team.
  • Assist in guest services role(s) as needed.
  • Assist in promoting Lake Humane Society’s programs, services, and events as needed.

SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: This position is part-time, requiring at least 24 hours per week. Flexibility is a must, and Animal Care Associates may be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays. LHS is a 365 day a year operation. The Animal Care Associate may also need to work nights and weekends for events, trainings, shelter meetings, and other special circumstances as directed by the Shelter Manager and/or Executive Director.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Performs work in a shelter setting. Exposure to animals, animal waste, bites, scratches, fumes from cleaning/disinfectant solutions, airborne particles, zoonotic diseases and moderate to high noise levels when in animal areas.

MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND COMMUNCIATION DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position is regularly required to use hands to fingers, handle, and talk and hear.  The incumbent is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel or crouch.  The position holder must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 60 pounds or more.
  • Specific vision abilities required for this position include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.
  • Requires working alone or with minimal supervision.  Must be self-motivated.
  • Requires patience and tact when working with difficult, emotional or angry people.
  • Requires patience when working with fearful animals.
  • Requires speaking and writing effectively and clearly in a professional manner.
  • Requires clear verbal communication over the telephone and intercom to internal or external individuals.
  • Requires treating people and animals in a pleasant, courteous, compassionate, and professional manner.
  • Requires ability to work in a team environment and to provide team leadership to volunteers.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Lake Humane Society is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of shelter professionals. We do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin and are an equal opportunity employer.

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Adoption Counselor

Part-time, 24 hrs./week

HOURS: Sunday and Monday 8:00AM-5:00PM and Thursday 10:00AM-7:00PM

POSITION SUMMARY: The focus of the Adoption Counselor is to place pets in safe and loving forever homes that fit the individual needs of each animal in our care, while counseling and guiding our adopters in their journey as a pet owner. The Adoption Counselor represents Lake Humane Society in a professional and courteous manner and provides quality guest service at the shelter’s front desk.  Adoption Counselors must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with strong organizational and communication skills.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent. An associate’s degree is preferred, but not required.
  • Minimum of 2 years customer service experience in a fast-paced environment is required.
  • Experience in handling animals in a shelter or veterinary clinic setting is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while remaining focused, driven, and on task.
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as take direction as needed.
  • Organized and detail oriented. Must be able to effectively prioritize duties.
  • Knowledge of animal breeds, disease, medical conditions, behavior, and handling.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) required. Knowledge of shelter software (PetPoint) a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to provide outstanding guest services, particularly with a variety of client situations.
  • Ability to learn, retain and communicate a wide variety of information.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Greets guests in an appropriate manner as they enter facility.
  • Supervises volunteers who assist with the front desk and record keeping.
  • Creating animal bios which will be placed on cage cards and entered into Pet Point for website visibility.
  • Checks voicemail messages throughout the day and makes follow-up calls.
  • Ensures lost animal reports are recorded in the computer and monitors morning and closing checklists are completed.
  • Committed to building lasting relationships with our adopters and making them feel comfortable, appreciated, and supported.
  • Provides quality in-person and telephone guest services to all potential adopters, both on and off site.
  • Answers questions and provides accurate information on LHS policy and procedures.
  • Extend the organization’s genuine gratitude for donors, volunteers, adopters, and supporters in all interactions.
  • Assist with in-kind donations, thanking donor and providing receipt for each donation given.
  • Educates clients on responsible animal guardianship, animal care and local ordinances.
  • Always treats all animals and people with the utmost respect, kindness, and compassion.
  • Engages in conversation with the clients to make their experience personal and positive and helps introduce adoptable animals to potential adopters.
  • Conducts animal adoption counseling, had a good understanding of SAFER evaluations, medical history, insurance information and any other paperwork that needs to be covered with an adopter.
  • Providing excellent guest services to both internal and external clients.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and organized workspace in designated areas, including but not limited to front desk, visiting rooms, restroom pet shop and all public areas.
  • Learns basic duties and support other departments and staff within shelter and annex.
  • Conducts adoptions from start to finish, responsible for all paperwork, data entry, and payment processing.
  • The ability to hold professional presentations, trainings, conversations, and meetings.

SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: Position is part-time requiring 24 hours per week. Flexibility is required, and the Adoption Counselor schedule will require some nights, weekends, and/or holidays. The Adoption Counselor may also need to work nights and weekends for events, trainings, shelter meetings, and other special circumstances as directed by the Shelter Manager, and/or Executive Director. Adoption Counselors will also be required to attend off-site adoption events.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Performs work in both a shelter setting. Exposure to animals, animal waste, bites, scratches, fumes from cleaning/disinfectant solutions, airborne particles, zoonotic diseases and moderate to high noise levels when in animal areas.

MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND COMMUNCIATION DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position is regularly required to use hands to fingers, handle, and talk and hear. The incumbent is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel or crouch.  The position holder must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required for this position include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.
  • Requires working alone or with minimal supervision. Must be self-motivated.
  • Requires patience and tact when working with difficult, emotional, or angry people.
  • Requires speaking and writing effectively and clearly in a professional manner.
  • Requires clear verbal communication over the telephone and intercom to internal or external individuals.
  • Requires treating people and animals in a pleasant, courteous, and professional manner.
  • Requires ability to work in a team environment and to provide team leadership.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Lake Humane Society is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of shelter professionals. We do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin and are an equal opportunity employer.

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Registered Veterinary Technician

Full-time, 34 hrs./week

POSITION SUMMARYThe Registered Veterinary Technician role is pivotal to a smooth-running shelter operation. This individual will be responsible for the clinic area and inventory of medical supplies as well as overseeing the animals through each stage of their veterinary care at the shelter prior to adoption including dispensing daily medications, assisting with surgery, and assisting with intake of new animals. Also assists adopters or fosters with any medical questions regarding the animal being transferred into their care. The Registered Veterinary Technician assists the shelter veterinarians with all aspects of the treatment and care of animals at the Lake Humane Society. The RVT also provides training and support to the shelter staff, volunteers, adopters, and clients with regards to shelter medicine, disease control, and animal care. This is a very past paced position with multiple responsibilities, and the applicant must be able to multi-task well and work confidently under stress.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current registration in the State of Ohio as a Registered Veterinary Technician at time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in an animal hospital and/or shelter is required.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Ability to assist veterinarians with surgeries.
  • Prepare animals for surgery; induces and monitors anesthesia.
  • Medicates and provides routine medical care and clinical laboratory tests to shelter animals.
  • Implants microchips into animals placed for adoption.
  • Maintains all surgical packs and autoclaves.
  • Examines and screens animals coming into shelter and determines if there is an immediate need for a vet exam.
  • Renders emergency treatment in life-threatening situations to sustain life.
  • Performs follow-up treatment as prescribed by a veterinarian.
  • Performs dental prophylaxis as recommended by veterinarian.
  • Assists staff in proper euthanasia techniques utilizing injection methods.
  • Maintains records and files using the Pet Point computer system. Stores and maintains inventory of medical supplies.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and County laws, regulations, and ordinances governing:
  • Rabies quarantine
  • Euthanasia techniques
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) record keeping requirements for Schedule II narcotics and SHARPS biohazard waste
  • Physical and behavioral characteristics of common breeds of dogs, cats and pocket pets
  • Disease symptoms in domestic animals
  • Autoclaving and surgical pack preparation
  • Aseptic surgical techniques
  • Professional animal care and husbandry
  • LHS customer service objectives and strategies
  • Current technology and trends in shelter medicine
  • Properly store and maintain inventory of medical supplies, including Schedule II narcotics
  • Apply laboratory analysis techniques
  • Exercise appropriate judgement in answering questions and releasing information; analyze and project consequences of decisions and/or recommendations
  • Identify normal and abnormal animal behavior and symptoms of rabies and other animal disorders. Read, understand, interpret, and apply department and organizational policies and procedures
  • Treat LHS employees, representatives of outside agencies and members of the public with courtesy and respect
  • Provides expert witness testimony in court cases related to animal cruelty and neglect
  • Documents medical progress in cruelty cases and provides case management for long-term “in-Custody” holds.
  • Care, feed, and safely handle animals to avoid injury to persons/animals.
  • Provide technical guidance to departmental staff on euthanasia techniques.
  • Assess the customer’s immediate needs and ensure customer’s receipt of needed services through personal service or making appropriate referral.
  • Function calmly in situations that require a high degree of sensitivity, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records, files, reports, and other written material in a logical, concise, and accurate manner.
  • Any other duties deemed necessary by the Shelter Manager and/or Executive Director.

SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTSPosition requires 34 hours per week and the standard weekly schedule is Sunday – Thursday. Holidays are mandatory. Flexibility is required, and the Registered Veterinary Technician may need to work nights and weekends for events, trainings, shelter meetings, and other special circumstances as directed by the Veterinarian, Shelter Manager, and/or Executive Director.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.00 – $22.00 per hour

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Administrative Assistant

Part-time, 18 hrs./week

Lake Humane Society is hiring for 2 Administrative Assistants, 18 hrs./week. Hours will be:

Sunday 11am-5pm, Monday 11am-5pm and Tuesday 11am-5pm
OR
Thursday 1pm-7pm, Friday 11am-5pm and Saturday 11am-5pm.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Administrative Assistant is responsible for directly assisting the public who call and visit the shelter, document scanning and copying, and assisting with the checkout of adoptions, surrenders and Pet Shop purchases. This position will also assist in answering shelter emails and accepting monetary and in-kind donations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products – Word, Excel and Outlook.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while still remaining focused, driven, and on task.
  • Organized and detail oriented. Must be able to effectively prioritize duties.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Committed to maintaining the integrity of the organization’s events, while professionally representing Lake Humane Society at all times.
  • Ability to use and/or learn PetPoint Data Management System.
  • Comfortable handling money.
  • Adheres to Lake Humane Society’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Some experience with the handling and care of animals, especially in the shelter environment, is preferred.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist at front desk with administrative duties including but not limited to greeting customers and answering phones.
  • Assists with accepting monetary and in-kind shelter donations.
  • Responds to inquiries about in-kind gifts and communicates with the Development team. May assist in taking photos of in-kind donation drop-offs at shelter.
  • Assists with scanning and copying for all departments.
  • Performs related duties and departmental coverage as assigned.
  • Participate in all staff meetings and events.
  • Integrity within a professional environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.

SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS:

Position requires a regular 18 hours per week schedule with occasional mandatory attendance at special events as needed and at the discretion of the Shelter Manager. Hours will be:

Sunday 11am-5pm, Monday 11am-5pm and Tuesday 11am-5pm
OR
Thursday 1pm-7pm, Friday 11am-5pm and Saturday 11am-5pm.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Performs work in both an office and shelter setting. Potential exposure to animals, animal waste, bites, scratches, fumes from cleaning/disinfectant solutions, airborne particles, zoonotic diseases, and moderate to high noise levels when in animal areas.

MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND COMMUNCIATION DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position is regularly required to use hands to fingers, handle, and talk and hear. The incumbent is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel or crouch.  The position holder must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required for this position include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.
  • Requires working alone or with minimal supervision. Must be self-motivated.
  • Requires patience and tact when working with difficult, emotional, or angry people.
  • Requires speaking and writing effectively and clearly in a professional manner.
  • Requires clear verbal communication over the telephone and intercom to internal or external individuals.
  • Requires treating people and animals in a pleasant, courteous, and professional manner.
  • Requires ability to work in a team environment and to provide team leadership.

Commitment to Diversity: Lake Humane Society is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of shelter professionals. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin and are an equal opportunity employer.

Salary Range: $11.00-$15.00/hr.

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