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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:

Adoption Center  

POSITION SUMMARIES:
Adoption Center Supervisor

The Adoption Center Supervisor (ACS) assists the Director of Adoptions in overseeing all adoption operations, ensuring standards of animal care are met, quality services are provided, and resources are leveraged appropriately. The ACS holds a high-visibility position and exercises considerable independent judgment in the management of facilities, programs, and personnel when the Director of Adoptions is not on site. This position is supervisory-level and carries a significant degree of authority.
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Foster Care Coordinator

The Foster Care Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, training, and retaining home-based foster care providers for the animals in Berkeley Humane’s adoption program, for assigning animals to care providers on a weekly basis, and for coordinating caregiver interactions at the Adoption Center and at mobile adoption events.  
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Cat Program Coordinator

The Cat Program Coordinator oversees all aspects of the Cat Program including selecting cats for the Adoption Program, cat population management, enrichment, behavior, and adoption.   
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Administrator

POSITION SUMMARIES:
Community Outreach Coordinator

The Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for supporting our community programs, including Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) East Bay, Pet Food Pantry, and Mobile Adoption Outreach.  Success in this role is dependent on working with, and coordinating, a dedicated group of volunteers. 
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Full Position Descriptions:


Adoption Center Supervisor

Reports to: Director of Adoptions
Status: Salaried, Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Adoption Center Supervisor (ACS) assists the Director of Adoptions in overseeing all adoption operations, ensuring standards of animal care are met, quality services are provided, and resources are leveraged appropriately. The ACS holds a high-visibility position and exercises considerable independent judgment in the management of facilities, programs, and personnel when the Director of Adoptions is not on site. This position is supervisory-level and carries a significant degree of authority.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & FUNCTIONS:

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

1.  Oversees regular Adoption Center operations, in close collaboration with the Director of Adoptions and the Volunteer Manager, maintaining standards of conduct and safety for staff, volunteers, and animals. Makes recommendations and implements approved changes to ensure operational goals are met.
2.  Supervises a team of 4 to 6 Adoption Animal Care Specialists. Assigns daily, weekly, and monthly Adoption Center reception and animal care duties. Monitors status of work in progress; evaluates performance and follows up on under-performance. Collaborates with Director of Adoptions to recruit, interview, select, and train new hires.
3.  Assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure safety and security of staff, volunteers, and visitors.  Informs the Director of Adoptions of operational concerns and emerging issues.
4.  Oversees Adoption Center facility, supplies, equipment, and maintenance, including reporting on a monthly basis. Conducts regular inventory of Adoption Center and warehouse.
5.  Participates in meetings with staff to review procedures, discuss workplace issues, and share ideas to improve operations.
6.  Participates in the process of evaluating animals for humane euthanasia during rare occasions when an animal's health is beyond treatment or when behavioral issues are deemed a danger to other animals or humans. 
7.  Models professional demeanor and a collegial attitude at all times. Effectively communicates, in speech and writing, with the public, staff, and volunteers.
8.  Collaborates with the Director of Adoptions and other coworkers on projects, reporting, budgeting, and other duties as assigned.
9.  Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Adoptions.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

1. B.A. or B.S. degree.
2. Two years of progressively responsible experience in animal sheltering, including management of volunteer and/or paid staff.
3. Excellent customer service experience.
4. Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft applications. Familiarity with one or more animal sheltering database applications.
5. Demonstrated experience in dealing and communicating effectively and tactfully with the public

Physical Demands:

This work is performed in office and shelter surroundings; 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:

Work is performed in an animal shelter environment with exposure to seasonal outdoor conditions.  Animal contacts and related injuries, including bites and scratches, may occur.  Must be comfortable handling dogs and cats on a daily basis.  May occasionally handle sick, injured, or deceased pets.  Noise exposure varies and often includes uncontrolled barking and other animal vocalizations.  Animal waste contact, smells and visual exposure is prevalent.  Frequent exposure to and/or handling of industrial cleaning supplies.  Frequent walking, bending and stooping in kennel areas.  Although every effort is made to adopt out all of the animals we take into our care, some animals may be humanely euthanized for terminal disease, quality of life, or behavior that is unsuitable and dangerous for adoption into the community.

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. 

 


Foster Care Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Adoptions 
Status:  Full time, Non-exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Foster Care Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, training, and retaining home-based foster care providers for the animals in Berkeley Humane’s adoption program, for assigning animals to care providers on a weekly basis, and for coordinating caregiver interactions at the Adoption Center and at mobile adoption events.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & FUNCTIONS:

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

1. Recruit foster care providers; schedule and/or lead group foster orientations. Provide individual training as needed for specific types of foster animals (i.e., underage, medical needs, behavioral needs, etc.). Support foster care providers with regular follow up, consistent communication, and prompt responses to telephone and email messages.
2. Match animals in the adoption programs with foster care providers. Arrange placement for each animal on a weekly basis.
3. Train Foster Program Support volunteers to work at the Adoption Center, providing operational support to the Foster Care program.
4. Maintain accurate and complete foster care information in the database and PetPoint.
5. Collaborate with Hospital staff to arrange for animals in foster care to receive treatments as necessary, either in the foster home or at the Adoption Center.
6. Stock foster supplies including food, litter, toys, and litter boxes and track supply inventory and distribution. Maintain informational packets with details about behaviors and medical conditions that foster care providers may encounter.
7. Manage communications with foster volunteers during business hours and for after-hour emergencies. (The after-hours emergency phone is shared with other staff.)
8. Coordinate drop off and pick up of animals in foster care at the Mobile Adoption Center.
9. During adoption hours, match animals to potential adopters based on the experience and lifestyle of the adopter as well as the needs and personality of the animal. Counsel the public on humane care, owner surrenders, behavior, and adoption. Promote Berkeley Humane programs and services. Interact with the public in an engaging and professional manner at all times.
10. Support the operation of the Adoption Center by performing animal care and other routine facilities duties as needed.
11. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Adoptions.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

1. BA or BS degree.
2. One to two years of verifiable hands-on professional or volunteer experience in the care, feeding, and handing of animals in a facility that cares for and/or houses animals (e.g. animal care/control agency, humane society, veterinary hospital, boarding or pet day care facility, or shelter) working principally with cats and dogs. 
3. Excellent customer service experience.
4. Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft applications.
5. Competency with one or more sheltering database applications preferred.

Schedule:

Working hours will include some holidays, weekends, early morning, and evenings, and may change at times to accommodate program schedules.

Skills & Requirements:

Passionate about animal welfare and the humane treatment of all animals. 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; a proven desire to take initiative, and be a team player; ability to motivate others and lead a small team to meet goals; ability to manage deadlines and be flexible under pressure; ability to work with all breeds of dogs and correctly identify the breeds and characteristics. Ability to work with cats and recognize characteristics and behaviors that will enable clear communication about foster cats with foster caregivers. Demonstrated experience in tactful and professional interaction with the public.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This work is performed in office and shelter surroundings; requires workers to walk or stand for long periods; lift and carry up to 70 pounds; 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work is performed in an animal shelter environment with exposure to seasonal outdoor conditions.  Animal contacts and related injuries, including bites and scratches, may occur.  Must be comfortable handling dogs and cats on a daily basis.  May occasionally handle sick, injured, or deceased pets.  Noise exposure varies and often includes uncontrolled barking and other animal vocalizations.  Animal waste contact, smells and visual exposure is prevalent.  Frequent exposure to and/or handling of industrial cleaning supplies.  Frequent walking, bending and stooping in kennel areas.  Although every effort is made to adopt out all of the animals we take into our care, some animals may be humanely euthanized for terminal disease, quality of life, or behavior that is unsuitable and dangerous for adoption into the community.

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. 

 

Cat Program COORDINATOR

Reports to: Director of Adoptions
Status: Full time, Non-exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Cat Program Coordinator oversees all aspects of the Cat Program including selecting cats for the Adoption Program, cat population management, enrichment, behavior, and adoption.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & FUNCTIONS:

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

1. Communicates with other agencies and organizations to arrange transfers to Berkeley Humane.  Performs behavior evaluations at source shelters and selects appropriate cats for the Adoption Program based on established intake protocols. Accurately enters all animals into computer databases.

2. Works closely with the hospital staff to establish medical plan/timeline for each cat including following through with any necessary treatments, adoption disclosures, and continual monitoring of the health of all animals in the agency’s care.

3. Collaborates with the Foster Care Coordinator to maintain an active and streamlined foster program by recruiting, training, and managing cat foster volunteers and providing appropriate information, supplies, and regular follow up to make sure every animal is being provided excellent care and that our foster volunteers are supported.

4. Provides proper housing, diet, enrichment, and oversight to the cats according to Berkeley Humane’s animal care standards.

5. Interacts with the public in an engaging and professional manner.  Matches cats to potential adopters based on the experience and lifestyle of the adopter as well as the needs and personality of the cat.  Counsels public on cat care, owner surrenders, behavior, and adoption as well as promotes Berkeley Humane’s programs and services.

6. Trains new volunteers and staff as needed to provide direction with necessary tasks and explanation of protocols and policies.

7. Follows established protocol governing safe working practices.

8. Handles all animals safely, properly, and with compassion.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

1. Bachelor’s degree in modern animal Behavioral Science or equivalent with an in-depth knowledge of cat health, care, and behavior.

2. One to two years of verifiable hands-on professional or volunteer experience in the care, feeding, and handing of animals in a facility that cares for and/or houses animals (e.g. animal care/control agency, humane society, veterinary hospital, boarding or pet day care facility, or shelter) working principally with cats. 

3. Excellent customer service and management experience.

4. Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft applications.

5. Adoption counseling experience strongly preferred.

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:

Passionate about animal welfare and the humane treatment of all animals. Ability to professionally advocate for Berkeley Humane’s programs and animals. Agreement to support Berkeley Humane’s 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; a proven desire to take initiative and be a team player; ability to motivate others and lead a small team to meet goals; ability to manage deadlines and be flexible under pressure; ability to work with all breeds of cats and correctly identify the breeds and characteristics. Demonstrated experience in dealing and communicating effectively and tactfully with the public.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This work is performed in an office and shelter environment; requires workers to walk or stand for long periods; lift and carry up to 50 pounds; 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work is performed in an animal shelter environment with exposure to seasonal outdoor conditions.  Animal contacts and related injuries, including bites and scratches, may occur.  Must be comfortable handling dogs and cats on a daily basis.  May occasionally handle sick, injured, or deceased pets.  Noise exposure varies and often includes uncontrolled barking and other animal vocalizations.  Animal waste contact, smells and visual exposure is prevalent.  Frequent exposure to and/or handling of industrial cleaning supplies.  Frequent walking, bending and stooping in kennel areas.  Although every effort is made to adopt out all of the animals we take into our care, some animals may be humanely euthanized for terminal disease, quality of life, or behavior that is unsuitable and dangerous for adoption into the community    .

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. Deadline for applications is Friday, August 22. First-round interviews will be conducted on Sunday, August 24 or Monday, August 25, 2014.

 


Community Outreach COORDINATOR

Reports to: Volunteer Programs Manager  
Status:  Part time, 20 Hours, Non-exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for supporting our community programs, including Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) East Bay, Pet Food Pantry, and Mobile Adoption Outreach.  Success in this role is dependent on working with, and coordinating, a dedicated group of volunteers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & FUNCTIONS:

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

1. Maintain up-to-date profiles and communications with PAWS and Pet Food Pantry clients.
2. Deliver orientations, classes and trainings, as needed, and coordinate training curriculum to a growing team of volunteers.
3. Coordinate and staff offsite adoption events, including but not limited to scheduling of volunteers, animal handling, processing of adoptions/donations, maintenance of offsite kits/paperwork, and post-event follow-up.
4. Assist in planning and implementing special events as required.
5. Maintain databases; keep paper records accurate and up-to-date.
6. Communicate effectively with volunteers, staff, and the public.
7. Suggest and implement new ideas and improvements to current materials, based on staff/volunteer input and observations.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

1. BA/BS degree or equivalent in a related field.
2. Verifiable competency in safe, humane handling of cats and dogs, as might typically be gained as an employee or volunteer in a facility that cares for and/or houses animals, e.g. animal care/control agency, humane society, veterinary hospital, or shelter.  
3. Experience with event planning, volunteer management and/or community social service programs. Experience working with traditionally-underserved populations preferred.
4. Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft applications. Familiarity with Volgistics and/or animal sheltering database software preferred.
5. Extensive experience providing service to a wide range of customers in a high-demand environment.

SCHEDULE:

Approximately 20 hours/week. Working hours will include some holidays, weekends, and evenings, and may change at times to accommodate program schedules.

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:

The ideal candidate will: demonstrate great attention to detail; be highly motivated toward the welfare and humane treatment of all animals; be able to work with and handle animals safely and humanely; understand the lifesaving importance of finding homes for animals in our care; demonstrate effective time management, flexibility, and ability to prioritize workloads; strive to provide excellent service to all parties; hold himself or herself accountable for adherence to policies and procedures.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This work is performed in office and shelter surroundings, requiring workers to walk or stand for long periods; lift and carry up to 50 pounds; 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work is performed in an animal shelter environment with exposure to seasonal outdoor conditions.  Animal contacts and related injuries, including bites and scratches, may occur.  Must be comfortable handling dogs and cats on a daily basis.  May occasionally handle sick, injured, or deceased pets.  Noise exposure varies and often includes uncontrolled barking and other animal vocalizations.  Animal waste contact, smells and visual exposure is prevalent.  Frequent exposure to and/or handling of industrial cleaning supplies.  Frequent walking, bending and stooping in kennel areas.  Although every effort is made to adopt out all of the animals we take into our care, some animals may be humanely euthanized for terminal disease, quality of life, or behavior that is unsuitable and dangerous for adoption into the community.

TO APPLY:

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

 

Berkeley Humane is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

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