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Put your passion for animals to work at Berkeley Humane

 

To apply for an open position, please follow the instructions in the posting below. Due to the number of applications we receive, we may not be able to respond to every inquiry. Please, no phone calls.

 

Current Openings:

 

Relief Registered Veterinary Technician

Position Summary:

The Relief Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) supports the provision of medical care to animals treated at Berkeley Humane’s Hospital. This position provides nursing care and assists in medical treatments, handling, and procedures as directed by staff veterinarians. Shifts will consist of an eight hour work day, with an hour for lunch (9a-6p).Learn more here

 

Volunteer Manager

Position Summary:

The Volunteer Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing programs, projects and initiatives to increase and strengthen the engagement of volunteers in all program and administrative areas of the organization. Specific areas of focus will include understanding the agency’s specific needs for volunteers, understanding expectations of potential and existing volunteers, developing and executing a recruitment strategy, managing the volunteer orientation and training process, supporting each department in engaging volunteers, and leading volunteer recognition efforts. Learn more here

 

Registered Veterinary Technician

Position Summary:

The Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) provides technical support and works closely with the veterinarian and hospital staff to ensure a high quality of care for the animals at Berkeley Humane veterinary hospital. You will be responsible for the health of all of the animals in the adoption center and in foster; for providing all necessary treatments directed by the veterinarians; for training and motivating staff, volunteers, and interns; and for educating clients, volunteers and staff on proper animal care and disease control. In addition, you are responsible for managing workflow and supervising all technical staff as well as enforcing medical protocols and ensuring compliance with regulations regarding controlled substances and the practice of veterinary medicine. Learn more here

 

Full Position Descriptions:

Relief Registered Veterinary Technician

Reports to: Medical Director  
Status: Non-Exempt; Temp, On-call

Position Summary:

The Relief Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) supports the provision of medical care to animals treated at Berkeley Humane’s Hospital. This position provides nursing care and assists in medical treatments, handling, and procedures as directed by staff veterinarians. Shifts will consist of an eight hour work day, with an hour for lunch (9a-6p). 

Essential Duties & Functions:

This job description reflects the assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Veterinary Medical Care
1.   Function as Treatment Technician, Procedure Technician, Surgery Technician, Dental Technician or Doctor Assistant depending
      on skill level and training.
2.   Provide patient care by performing treatments as directed by veterinarian, triage, monitor patients, and assist in procedures.
3.   Provide thorough, detailed and compassionate patient care while providing excellent client services for the patient’s caretaker. 
4.   Induce, monitor and recover anesthesia. Assist in surgery as needed.. 
5.   Perform in house lab tests and process samples for out labs.. 
6.   Understanding of physiologic normals and abnormals. 
7.   Follow veterinary care protocols for all animals including medical, behavior and general care protocols for the health and well-being of the
      animals; individually and as a herd. 
8.   Comply with all laws pertaining to controlled substances. 
9.   Facilitate good working relationships through teamwork and collaboration in order to provide the best patient care.. 
10. Participate in medical rounds as directed by the staff veterinarian. 

Administrative Duties
1.   Maintain and create patient records by accurately recording treatments, examinations, and test results on computerized patient charts and
      other medical records.

Client and Community Service
1.   Admit and release animals from the Hospital in a responsive, courteous, and tactful manner to both internal and external clients.
2.   Inform clients of any pertinent medical information regarding animal care – communicate release instructions.
3.   Practice and encourage the humane treatment of animals.  
4.   Provide quality customer service to clients, volunteers, and staff while actively promoting our mission, services, programs and events.  
5.   Promote donation and giving opportunities as appropriate.

Safety
1.   Ensure a safe work environment by following all safety guidelines and modeling safe work practices.
2.   Take immediate action to address any safety concerns that could put a staff member, volunteer, customer, animal, or the organization at risk.
3.   Maintain a clean, healthy, and sanitary work area; follow all pest rodent control protocols. Participate in keeping Berkeley Humane clean and
      well-maintained.

Volunteers
1.   Work cooperatively with all volunteers and recognize the talent and commitment they bring to the hospital and adoption center.

Diversity and Inclusiveness
1.   Work effectively with individuals and colleagues from diverse communities and cultures.

Education & Experience:

1.   Current California Registered Veterinary Technician license.
2.   Minimum of 3 years as a Registered Veterinary Technician or Assistant or Two years of college coursework with an emphasis on animal-
      related science or completion of a veterinary technician training program. Qualifying work experience will be considered as an alternative.
3.   Excellent customer service.
4.   Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft applications.
5.   Avimark experience preferred or the ability to become proficient using veterinary software as applicable to clinic operations.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

1.   Knowledge and understanding of the “Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters.” 
2.   Knowledge of safe and gentle patient handling, anatomy and physiology, medical math, medical terminology, phlebotomy, radiology, aseptic
      technique, understand disease processes in order to anticipate patient and doctor needs.
3.   Familiarity with symptoms of diseases common to dogs and cats in an animal shelter environment. 
4.   Comfortable working in a shelter environment and willing to accommodate animals in the work place. 

Skills & Requirements:

Passionate about animal welfare and the humane treatment of all animals. Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of Berkeley Humane. Ability to professionally advocate for Berkeley Humane’s programs and animals. Agreement to support Berkeley Humane policies and procedures and make decisions in the best interest of the organization in the face of pressure. Ability to work with a positive outlook; self-motivated and a proven desire to take initiative and complete tasks, be a team player; manage deadlines and be flexible under pressure; demonstrated experience in dealing and communicating effectively and tactfully with the public.

Physical Demands:

This work is performed in a shelter/animal hospital surrounding; requires workers to walk or stand for long periods; lift and carry up to 50 pounds and to humanely restrain an animal when necessary; climb stairs; bend; reach; hold, grasp, and turn objects and use fingers to operate computer keyboards. The work requires the ability to speak normally and to use normal or aided vision or hearing. Tetanus and rabies inoculations are highly recommended. 

Work Environment:

Exposure to strong and/or unpleasant odors, including those from excrement, cleaning agents, and chemical compounds; frequent exposure to noise; possible exposure to parasites and infectious diseases that can be carried and transmitted by animals. Workers are subject to animal bites and scratches and constant exposure to animals, animal noises, and animal allergens under conditions with no alternatives available. Work is subject to frequent interruptions. Although all efforts are made to adopt out all of the animals we take into our care, some animals will be euthanized for disease, quality of life, or behaviors unsuitable for adoption into our community.

To apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter via email to jmikalacki@berkeleyhumane.org. Your documents must be in Word or PDF format to be considered. 

 

Volunteer Manager

Reports to: Executive Director 
Status: Non-Exempt, Full-time Position

Position Summary:

The Volunteer Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing programs, projects and initiatives to increase and strengthen the engagement of volunteers in all program and administrative areas of the organization. Specific areas of focus will include understanding the agency’s specific needs for volunteers, understanding expectations of potential and existing volunteers, developing and executing a recruitment strategy, managing the volunteer orientation and training process, supporting each department in engaging volunteers, and leading volunteer recognition efforts. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

1.   Creates and implements new ideas for improving efficiency and structure.
2.   Identifies opportunities for program development and growth.
3.   Manages monthly budgets for all assigned programs and provides monthly reports.
4.   Works with department leads to identify volunteer needs and recruits for those opportunities.
5.   Prepares for, schedules and coordinates regular orientations for prospective volunteers.
6.   Schedules trainings for animal care volunteer jobs; leads trainings for non-animal related volunteer jobs (adoption support, events,
      administration, PAWS, Pet Food Pantry, and other volunteer jobs as the need arises).
7.   Provides high-level customer service to all internal and external customers and clients.
8.   Manages volunteer schedule to ensure adequate and ongoing volunteer coverage.
9.   Manages volunteer human resources issues, complaints, and conflicts that may arise.
10. Organizes annual volunteer appreciation event and ongoing volunteer recognition.
11. Writes and circulates volunteer e­â€Ânewsletter to keep volunteers apprised of organizational changes, accomplishments and
      opportunities.
12. Updates and maintains volunteer records in Volgistics (the volunteer software).
13. Prepares basic administrative reports such as volunteer timesheets and metrics.
14. Writes and maintains volunteer handbooks, volunteer job descriptions, and coordinates departmental standard operating
      procedures (SOP’s).
15. Prepares annual business plan including recruitment and retention statistics, expense and revenue budgets and strategic goal
      setting.
16. Supports volunteer staffing for special fundraising and/or community events as needed.
17. Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

1.   Bachelor’s degree or combination of education and experience that would provide an equivalent background.
2.   Three to Five years of volunteer services.
3.   Experience in an animal welfare organization preferred.
4.   Excellent customer service and management experience.
5.   Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft applications, including Excel.
6.   Experience with database management software, specifically Volgistics, a plus.

Skills & Requirements:

Proven ability to grow and maintain a wide-ranging volunteer program with high-skills, high-accountability participants. Strong computer, telephone and interpersonal skills. Effective verbal and written communication. Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple tasks. Ability to work autonomously and perform well under pressure. Detail-orientated and resourceful. Ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds. Understanding of companion animal welfare. Passion for Berkeley Humane’s mission, vision, values and the ability to clearly articulate them.

Other Requirements:

Valid California driver's licesnse and clean driving record. Regular weekend and evening work is required.

To apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter via email to jobs@berkeleyhumane.org. Your documents must be in Word or PDF format to be considered. 

 

Registered Veterinary Technician

Reports to: Medical Director  
Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time Position

Position Summary:

The Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) provides technical support and works closely with the veterinarian and hospital staff to ensure a high quality of care for the animals at Berkeley Humane veterinary hospital. You will be responsible for the health of all of the animals in the adoption center and in foster; for providing all necessary treatments directed by the veterinarians; for training and motivating staff, volunteers, and interns; and for educating clients, volunteers and staff on proper animal care and disease control. In addition, you are responsible for managing workflow and supervising all technical staff as well as enforcing medical protocols and ensuring compliance with regulations regarding controlled substances and the practice of veterinary medicine.

The ideal candidate will also have compassion for animals, concern for their welfare and an appreciation for animals and their unique environment and needs, knowledge of animal behavior and of preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic veterinary treatment of dogs and cats, and a willingness to educate fosters, adopters, and Berkeley Humane staff about preventive health care and animal behavior. You must also have the ability to lift 50 pounds.  

Education and Experience

We are seeking applicants with minimum 3 years veterinary technician experience who have graduated from an accredited veterinary technology program and have a valid California RVT license. Applicants should also possess the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with our staff, volunteers and clientele.

To apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter via email to bkisamov@berkeleyhumane.org. Your documents must be in Word or PDF format to be considered.

 

The Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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