Shelter Manager - Full Time

    Posted: 12/09/2021

    Providing love and the best care to shelter animals is central to what we do which is why we’re looking for an animal care leader to take on the position of Shelter Manager.  The Shelter Manager is responsible for providing oversight for medical and direct care for shelter animals, from intake to adoption.  This is a new position for our shelter and we are looking for a candidate interested in building their own vision for world-class model of a mid-size shelter.  

    The Shelter Manager oversees a team of nine caregivers and works closely with our veterinarian while
    reporting to the Executive Director.  Competitive compensation including 80% paid health care coverage, plus additional on-call shift, animal pickup pay, and benefits.

    What You’ll Do Most Days
    · Manage all aspects of the day-to-day animal care operations including the scheduling, delegation, and
    direction of Animal Care Givers in daily tasks

    · Maintain the safety, cleanliness, and enrichment of the animals and their environment
    · Maintain an approved standard of care and keep accurate records for all animals and medical activity
    · Ensure compliance with State and Federal regulations for the care of animals and for scheduled drugs
    · Monitor and ensures completion of the weekly surgery schedule including selection of animals and the coordination of care with veterinarians, staff, and fosters
    · Safely handle animals and their interactions with the public
    · Manage operations including the recruitment, training, hiring, and development of animal care staff, as well as performance evaluations and disciplinary actions.
    · Establish and maintain an inventory of medical and shelter supplies
    · Stay current on trends in animal sheltering and work with the Executive Director to maintain, upgrade, and implement reviews and changes to shelter policies and procedures
    · Assist with in-shelter veterinary care and manage external veterinary care and transport
    What You’ll Do On Some Days
    · Schedule veterinary appointments and coordinate transport for animals leaving/returning to the shelter
    · Collaborate with the Community Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator on identifying shelter volunteer needs and the training and evaluation of volunteers
    · Work with maintenance and the Executive Director to identify and address any facility or grounds issues
    · Provides rotational on-call animal control response and pickup after hours
    · Maintain certification in the performance of euthanasia and provides euthanasia services in collaboration with the veterinarian and other staff as appropriate
    · Step in to assist with animal care and provide coverage and oversight of all animal care positions

    Who We’re Looking For
    You love animals and have a high school or college degree.  You have experience working with and caring for pets in a shelter or veterinary setting.  You have supervisory or
    leadership experience, ideally within a shelter environment, and have had experience supporting or leading medical care for animals.  You’re not afraid to get some dirt on your hands and are willing to help others, and can create positive team relationships.   You can follow directions, work hard, and pick up at least a big 50lb bag of dog food and have a valid driver’s license.

    What It’s Like to Work Here
    The Humane Society of Jefferson County is a medium size shelter with a big impact on our community. 
    Each year we serve more than 1,000 animals of all types, from our local community and from high-kill areas around the country.  By standards, we are a no-kill shelter that provides ongoing care to all  adoptable animals for as long as needed.

    Our staff is a small, dedicated team with a long history of animal and veterinary care.  As a non-profit, team members wear many hats and help each other out with a wide range of tasks throughout the shelter.  The one thing all of us have in common is a love of animals and a deep sense of satisfaction for every life we’re able to save.
    In addition to compensation, the HSJC also provides a bunch of employee benefits including:
    · Gold level health insurance benefits with 80% of premium paid by HSJC
    · Paid vacation, sick time, and holiday hours
    · Paid family and pet bereavement
    · AFLAC eligibility for all employees
    · Pickup shifts and on-call for extra income
    · Discounted bulk purchasing for animal supplies
    · Paid employee education opportunities
    · Workdays filled with happy animals!
    How to Apply
    You can submit your application through an online portal, through email to: shelter@hsjc-wis.com, or by mailing them to our office at: W6127 Kiesling Rd., Jefferson, WI 53549.  Please include a brief letter of introduction and your resume/CV, detailing how you are the best fit for this position.  Due to the high volume of calls we receive regarding animals, we ask that applicants do not call regarding open positions.