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Surgical assitant

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is currently looking for a full-time Surgical Assistant who assists the Veterinary Team to ensure and maintain the proper, necessary and appropriate care of pre-surgical, surgical and post-surgical animals in the ownership or custody of the Humane Society. 

Eseential Functions of the Position include: Works closely with the Veterinary Technician and the Animal Care Technicians to ensure the physical and mental health of Humane Society animals.

  • Assists in with animal preparation, clinic preparation, surgical instrument sterilization, etc., and proper utilization of clinic.
  • Maintains a high standard of overall animal care.
  • Helps assess animals for surgery and possible placement.
  • Assists with euthanasia and disposal of animals in proper manner. 
  • Maintains proper identification on animals during veterinary interactions.
  • Keeps surgical suite area clean and tidy.
  • Represents the Humane Society as a professional.
  • Decision making regarding animal medical care in the absence of the veterinarian.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE

    • Knowledge of animals, proper care of animals, and diseases of dogs and cats
    • Succinct communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to organize thoughts in a logical, clear and concise manner
    • Ability to use animal related equipment, such as snares, poles, nets, traps, needles, syringes, microscope, autoclave, and ultrasonic instrument cleaner
    • Familiarity with medical techniques, including, but not limited to: taking blood, fecal floatation, basic stains, and basic CPR for animals

    BEHAVIOR TRAITS

    • Attention to detail
    • Flexibility
    • Immense interest and dedication to animal welfare, compassion and a sense of responsibility to ownerless and neglected/abused animals
    • Results oriented, self-motivated, driven and decisive (including the ability to make recommendations)
    • Effective time management and planning skills
    • Ability to absorb information quickly and perform duties in a timely and accurate fashion
    • Ability to shift attention quickly and accurately from one matter to another
    • Ability to handle multiple priorities and respond/interact effectively and diplomatically to multiple customers (internal and external)
    • Ability to interact effectively and efficiently with management and other staff and function as part of a team

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
    • Work related stress is occasional

    To apply for this position, send your cover letter and resume to Mackenzie Phillips at mphillips@hsdayton.org. Please no phone calls regarding this position.


    Animal Care Technician

    The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is currently looking for a part-time Animal Care Technician that would be available to work Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sundays 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Mondays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This position provides humane care for our animals including food, water, shelter, veterinary-directed care, daily exercise, socialization, grooming or in some rare instances humane euthanasia. Functions of this position include, but are not limited to: 

    Takes care of all animals in the building: cleaning, feeding, grooming, training, socializing, exercising etc.

    Administers certain medications & vaccinations (with veterinary approval only) and checks for illness.

    Keeps animal files up-to-date.

    Makes sure all animals are vaccinated and ready for adoption in a timely manner (i.e. vaccinated, wormed, blood tests).

    Evaluates the animal’s health and temperament and updates the Animal Care Administrator on a daily basis. 

    Assists with veterinary checks.

    Maintains cleanliness and organization in animal rooms, back hallway, food preparation room, outside kennel runs and other assigned areas of the building.

    Performs euthanasia when certified or assists in euthanasia by holding an animal. 

    Launders and washes bowls, litter pans, towels, animal beds, carriers, etc.

    Socializes with the animals and gives the animals love and affection.

    Trains, encourages, motivates and provides positive guidance to volunteers for the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.

    Represents the Humane Society as a professional.

    May be called upon to perform other HSGD tasks including but not limited to the following: picking up injured cats, cleaning cat or dog areas, cleaning areas of the building, data entry, mailing items, ordering items, taking animal pictures, describing animals, etc.

    MINIMUM EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE

    Basic knowledge of animals, proper care of animals, husbandry, and disease of dogs and cats

    Succinct communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to organize thoughts in a logical, clear and concise manner

    Ability to use animal equipment, such as snares, poles, nets, medications, traps, needles and syringes

    Euthanasia classes will be provided for kennel technicians who do not have euthanasia certification. 

    BEHAVIOR TRAITS

    Attention to detail

    Flexibility

    Results oriented, driven and decisive (including the ability to make recommendations)

    Effective time management and planning skills

    Ability to absorb information quickly and perform duties in a timely and accurate fashion

    Ability to shift attention quickly and accurately from one matter to another

    Ability to handle multiple priorities and respond/interact effectively and diplomatically to multiple customers (internal and external)

    Ability to overcome obstacles to perform tasks; and accept reactions from customers regarding the handling or disposition of the animals

    Ability to interact effectively and efficiently with management and other staff and function as part of a team

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually high.  Hearing protection is recommended and available upon request at the expense of the Humane Society for those working in the dog kennel.

    Work-related stress is occasional

    Non-exempt, part-time position. Hours will be Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sundays and Mondays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  

    To apply for this position, send your cover letter and resume to Mackenzie Phillips at mphillips@hsdayton.org. Please no phone calls regarding this position. 


     

    Community Event Coordinator

    The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is currently looking for a part-time Community Event Coordinator. Responsibilities include scheduling events, scheduling staff, coordinating volunteers, being knowledgeable about all programs, generate revenue, recruitment of new volunteers and bridging communications between departments as to what is needed for a successful event.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

    Work strategically with the Event Coordinator and other departments to determine effective use of HSGD resources while fulfilling the needs of the organization.

    Act as point person for all third-party events and Humane Society of Greater Dayton’s non-signature events

    Maintain a shared calendar of upcoming events with all affected program heads.

    Coordinate with the Volunteer Coordinator, Foster Coordinator, Marketing Manager, etc. to ensure all components of the events are covered.

    Assist the public in the matchmaking adoption process, and transport animals and supplies to offsite location (this includes loading and unloading of animals) in the care of the HSGD if needed.

    Perform cashier duties; close-out cash drawer, count money and balance reconciliation form

    Oversee that paperwork/deposits from third- party adoption events are completed

    Provide concise expectations/goals for the event to staff and volunteers working each event.

    Prepares offsite materials. This includes, but not limited to, having animal adoption packets ready, restocking the offsite boxes, and charging the iPads. In addition, have all promotional items needed for the scheduled staff member or volunteers.   

    Oversees the offsite staff members (hold meetings)

    Works with management team to set goals for events

    Create a summary report at the close of each event which can be used to develop successful future events

    Work with contact person of events mentioned above to make sure Humane Society of Greater Dayton involvement is properly promoted (dropping off signage, e-mail flyers to hang in stores)

    Promote events through social media, newspaper, radio ads, etc. for partner events that benefit HSGD (ex. Petco adoption events).

    Finds new ways to expose HSGD to the public outside the building.

    Responsible for 2 (minimum) business coffee chats monthly

    Execute school presentations

    May be required to do media interviews

    Responsible for all third-party non-signature events to be posted on HSGD website and community calendars

    Point person for all parades (3 per year minimum)

    Point person for all festivals, fairs, community events, etc

    Become a member and speak at Dayton area Chambers of Commerce and Rotary Club

    Grow and manage HSGD candy bar program

    Represents the Humane Society as a professional.

    MINIMUM EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:

    College degree preferred.

    Basic knowledge of animals and the proper care and handling of animals

    Succinct communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to organize thoughts in a logical, clear and concise manner

    Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Professional experience, e-mail use, social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram etc.

    Experience and ability to use office equipment

    Valid Ohio Driver's License

    BEHAVIOR TRAITS:

    Attention to detail

    Highly organized

    Flexibility

    Must be a self-starter

    Requires little supervision to meet organizational goals

    Immense interest and dedication to animal welfare, compassion and a sense of responsibility to ownerless and neglected/abused animals

    Calm under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times

    Results-oriented, self-motivated, driven and decisive (including the ability to make recommendations)

    Effective time management and planning skills

    Ability to absorb information quickly and perform duties in a timely and accurate fashion

    Ability to handle multiple priorities and respond/interact effectively and diplomatically to multiple customers (internal and external)

    Ability to shift attention quickly and accurately from one matter to another

    Ability to interact effectively and efficiently with management and other staff and function as part of a team

    PHYSICAL 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.

    The employee is frequently required to sit

    The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, sit, stand and reach with hands and arms, and walk

    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

    Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, close vision, depth perception, and discern colors

    If you are interested in this position, please send your letter of interest and resume to aschmitt@hsdayton.orgor drop them by the shelter. No phone calls, please.

     


     

    Offsite Event coordinator 

    The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is currently looking for a part-time (around 5 hours per week) Offsite Event Coordinator. Responsibilities include running, managing and representing the Humane Society of Greater Dayton at community events. Other duties include, but are not limited to: 

    Making HSGD present with adoptable animals and literature at targeted events throughout Montgomery County

    Transporting animals and equipment to and from event

    Working with volunteers, training volunteers and promoting the goals of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton

    BEHAVIOR TRAITS:

    Applicant must be:

    Outgoing

    Self-motivated

    Willing to work weekends and evenings

    Able to work alone and alongside volunteers

    Detail oriented

    Genuinely interested in animal welfare.

    An ideal candidate would possess previous event and/or animal experience, although willing to train the right person.

    If you are interested in this position, please send your letter of interest and resume to mphillips@hsdayton.org  or drop them by the shelter. No phone calls, please.

     


     

    VETERINARY TECHNICIAN 

    The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is currently looking for a full-time Veterinary Technician. This position ensures and maintains the proper, necessary and appropriate care of pre-surgical, surgical and post-surgical animals in the ownership or custody of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. Functions of this position include, but are not limited to: 

    Works closely with the Shelter Manager and the Animal Care Technicians to ensure the physical and mental health of Humane Society animals.

    Assists veterinarians with spay/neuter surgeries (animal preparation, clinic preparation, etc.) and oversees proper utilization of clinic.

    Orders necessary surgical supplies (i.e. pharmaceuticals, surgical, etc.).

    Maintains a high standard of overall animal care.

    Assesses animals for surgery and possible placement.

    Performs euthanasia when required and disposal of animals in proper manner. 

    Maintains proper identification on animals during veterinary interactions.

    Keeps surgical suite area clean and tidy.

    Schedules veterinarians for animal spay/neuter surgery appointments and (in-house, foster, neighborhood, etc.). outside veterinary appointments for sick/injured animals as needed.

    Maintains inventory for drugs and supplies as related to the veterinary clinic.

    Works closely with the Shelter Manager  to implement client, staff or volunteer training classes (e.g. puppy training classes)

    Attends various board committee meetings including but not limited to the veterinary committee.

    Schedules sharps container, Weiler Welding O2, etc. as related to veterinary clinic needs.

    Trains, encourages, motivates and provides positive guidance to volunteers for the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.

    Represents the Humane Society as a professional.

    Decision making regarding animal medical care in the absence of the veterinarian.

    May be called upon to perform other HSGD tasks including but not limited to the following: picking up injured cats, cleaning cat or dog areas, cleaning areas of the building, data entry, mailing items, ordering items, taking animal pictures, describing animals, etc

    MINIMUM EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:

    Veterinary Technician (LVT or RVT), with a current state license

    Extensive knowledge of animals, proper care of animals, and diseases of dogs and cats

    Succinct communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to organize thoughts in a logical, clear and concise manner

    Ability to use animal related equipment, such as snares, poles, nets, traps, needles, syringes, microscope, autoclave, anesthesia machine and ultrasonic instrument cleaner

    Familiarity with medical techniques, including, but not limited to: taking blood, fecal floatation, basic stains, administering medication (oral and percutaneous), placement of IV catheters/endotracheal tubes, and basic CPR

    Basic calculations such as:  proper dosage of a medication per lb and kg and basic dilution/concentration calculations

    Euthanasia certification

    BEHAVIOR TRAITS:

    Attention to detail

    Flexibility

    Immense interest and dedication to animal welfare, compassion and a sense of responsibility to ownerless and neglected/abused animals

    Results oriented, self-motivated, driven and decisive (including the ability to make recommendations)

    Effective time management and planning skills

    Ability to absorb information quickly and perform duties in a timely and accurate fashion

    Ability to shift attention quickly and accurately from one matter to another

    Ability to handle multiple priorities and respond/interact effectively and diplomatically to multiple customers (internal and external)

    Ability to interact effectively and efficiently with management and other staff and function as part of a team

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Position hours would be Tuesdays through Fridays 10am to 6pm and Saturdays 8am to 4pm

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

    Work related stress is occasional

    To apply for this position, send your cover letter and resume to Mackenzie Phillips at mphillips@hsdayton.org. Please, no phone calls regarding this position. 



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    Updated October 2017