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Maintenance Coordinator & IT Technician, Full-Time

The Humane Society of Sonoma County, with a longstanding tradition of giving hope to homeless animals, is seeking a full-time Maintenance Coordinator and IT Technician for our Santa Rosa and Healdsburg facilities. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced person to join our team.

Under the direction of the Facilities Operations Manager, the successful candidate will manage the maintenance of equipment, machinery, buildings and other facilities belonging to the Humane Society of Sonoma County as well as assisting with the maintenance, upgrade and troubleshooting of IT equipment and infrastructure. The position plans and schedules facility modifications, including estimates on equipment, labor materials and other related costs.    

The qualified individual is knowledgeable in IT infrastructure, building maintenance and safety standards, is experienced with building fire codes, OSHA regulations, fire alarm systems and associated fire safety systems. Must have IT skills with networking, hardware & software installation & maintenance. Must have knowledge of common power and hand tools and be able to operate tools and machinery. Should have prior experience overseeing contractors and vendors.

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Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@humanesocietysoco.org.  We are sorry, we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person. All applications should be submitted to the "jobs" email listed above, or mailed to: Humane Society of Sonoma County, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403b retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Veterinarian - Public Hospital, Full-Time

Come live and work where the rest of the country vacations!  Beautiful Sonoma County is the perfect location to call home.  San Francisco, Napa and an array of beautiful beaches are an easy day trip and Tahoe is close enough for a weekend getaway!  The Sonoma Humane Society has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Associate Veterinarian in our AAHA accredited Public Hospital.

At the Sonoma Humane Society’s Public Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and providing health-related educational opportunities for our clients.  We believe in working with our clients to provide the highest level of medical care to their pets.  We promote preventative care, dentals and the human-animal bond.  We also encourage a work/life balance for our team members.  Our full-time team members receive a complete benefits package, rotating half-days on Saturdays and we make leaving on time a goal!

As the only nonprofit full-service veterinary treatment center in Sonoma County, we provide quality medical care, friendly customer service and an important intrinsic benefit; proceeds from the hospital operation directly support homeless animals in need at the Sonoma Humane Society's shelter.

Summary

The Veterinarian is responsible for providing high quality medical care to patients and coordinating and managing treatments for animals in the care of the Sonoma Humane Society's public hospital.  We have a team of support staff, including RVTs, highly qualified assistants and caring receptionists to help the Veterinarians provide high quality care.

This position reports directly to the Hospital Director.

Please submit resume and cover letter including salary requirements to jobs@humanesocietysoco.org.  We are sorry, we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person. All applications should be submitted to the "jobs" email listed above, or mailed to: Sonoma Humane Society, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.  Click here for a complete job description.

The Sonoma Humane Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403b retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Relief Veterinarian - Public Hospital

Come live and work where the rest of the country vacations! Beautiful Sonoma County is the perfect location to call home.  San Francisco, Napa and an array of beautiful beaches are an easy day trip and Tahoe is close enough for a weekend getaway! The Humane Society of Sonoma County has an exciting opportunity for a Relief Associate Veterinarian in our AAHA accredited Public Hospital.

At the Humane Society of Sonoma County’s Public Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and providing health-related educational opportunities for our clients.  We believe in working with our clients to provide the highest level of medical care to their pets.  We promote preventative care, dentals and the human-animal bond. 

As the only nonprofit full-service veterinary treatment center in Sonoma County, we provide quality medical care, friendly customer service and an important intrinsic benefit; proceeds from the hospital operation directly support homeless animals in need at the Humane Society of Sonoma County's shelter.

Summary

The Veterinarian is responsible for providing high quality medical care to patients and coordinating and managing treatments for animals in the care of the Humane Society of Sonoma County's public hospital.  We have a team of support staff, including RVTs, highly qualified assistants and caring receptionists to help the Veterinarians provide high quality care.

This position reports directly to the Hospital Director.

Click here for a complete job description.

Please submit resume and cover letter including salary requirements to jobs@humanesocietysoco.org.  We are sorry, we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person. All applications should be submitted to the "jobs" email listed above, or mailed to: Humane Society of Sonoma County, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. 

The Humane Society of Sonoma County is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403b retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Animal Care Technician, Part-Time

The Sonoma Humane Society has a longstanding tradition of giving hope to homeless animals and we're seeking an Animal Care Technician to work part-time.  The part-time position would include 20 hours per week.

Come and join our team!  This is an exciting opportunity to work for an organization voted Best Nonprofit, Best Animal Adoption Center, and Best Charity Event (Wags, Whiskers & Wine) in Sonoma County by the North Bay Bohemian!  We are passionate and dedicated to bringing people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love.  Serving our community since 1931, the Sonoma Humane Society is a donor supported safe haven for animals.  If you love animals and people...you will feel right at home in our pack!

The Animal Care Technician ensures that all sheltered animals are provided the best possible care and attention while housed with the Sonoma Humane Society.  Responsibilities include animal care, housing, cleaning, feeding, occasional bathing & grooming, providing environmental enrichment, and record keeping.  Performs all the necessary functions in maintaining the shelter in a thoroughly clean and sanitary manner and assists the general public as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Clean and disinfect all shelter animal housing areas, cages, and runs as necessary to maintain a safe and sanitary environment.
  • Feed and provide fresh drinking water to all shelter animals.
  • Mop floors; perform laundry, dishwashing, light maintenance, and other janitorial duties as assigned.
  • Unload, store and restock equipment, supplies and feed in a proper manner.
  • Monitor the daily health, safety, behavior and appearance of all shelter animals reporting anything that requires training and medical services.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records as required.
  • Provide special care as needed or directed including walking dogs and moving animals throughout the shelter.
  • Assist with holding animals during medical procedures as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Must demonstrate self-motivation, responsibility, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment. 
  • Knowledge of domestic animal breeds, diseases, health care and basic animal behavior.
  • Ability to properly lift animals, food, and supplies up to 50 pounds. 
  • Good oral and written communication skills. 

Qualifications

  • Six (6) months related animal care experience preferred.
  • Experience in humane animal handling, restraint and confinement.
  • Willingness to work flexible days and hours, including evening shifts, weekends and/or holidays.

Click here for complete job description.

Please submit resume and cover letter to jobs@humanesocietysoco.org. We are sorry, we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person. All applications should be submitted to the "jobs" email listed above, or mailed to: Sonoma Humane Society, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.

The Sonoma Humane Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403b retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Canine Specialist, Part-Time

The Humane Society of Sonoma County in Santa Rosa is seeking a part-time Canine Specialist and Enrichment Coordinator (17 hours per week) to join our Behavior and Training Department! The Canine Specialist plays an integral role in our animal care team by ensuring that all shelter animals are provided the best possible care and attention while housed in our facility.

The Canine Enrichment Coordinator/Canine Specialist is responsible for coordinating all canine enrichment activities in the shelter including adoption floor habitats, play yards, hospital runs, and on-site foster locations. This position works closely with volunteers and staff to recruit participation in creating a robust canine enrichment program. This position is an integral part of the Behavior and Training Department in the performance of other duties including dog behavior observations, assisting in and facilitating adoptions and consistent monitoring of the care of canines.

CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP, or equivalent certification, or comparable experience working with and training dogs in a professional capacity is required.

Click here for a complete job description.

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@humanesocietysoco.org.  All applications should be submitted to the "jobs" email listed above, or mailed to: Humane Society of Sonoma County, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. 

The Humane Society of Sonoma County is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403b retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Independent Contractor - Dog Training & Behavior Positions

Sonoma Humane Society, located in Santa Rosa, CA, is seeking to fill Independent Contractor Dog Training and Behavior positions. Interested candidates can send a cover letter and resume to jobs@humanesocietysoco.org and put Independent Contractor Dog Training in the subject line.

Independent Contractor Dog Training may include (but not necessary) public group classes (in a variety of disciplines of your choice: family pet, agility, rally, scenting, etc.), private training, and behavior consultations. HOURS: 5-20 hours per week depending on need and experience.

SALARY: Commission

REPORTS TO: Director of Behavior and Training

APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Until filled

 

Group Class Instructor
Sonoma Humane Society (SHS) classes are comprised of 4-8 students with dogs. All attempts are made to secure assistants for classes. All class supplies, registration, payment, marketing, and class location are provided by SHS.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Teach group dog training classes at Sonoma Humane Society. Classes include but are not limited to force-free puppy, foundation obedience classes (with graduating levels of family pet manners classes), CGC certification, and specialty classes (agility, scenting, rally, etc.)
  • Adhere to positive reinforcement methodology and philosophy. 
  • Provide written notes to clients after each class session. 
  • Submit class paperwork (client profiles, class evaluation, roster, etc.) to SHS Behavior & Training Dept. at the conclusion of each class.
  • Keep training area clean after use (sweep floor, clear room of dirty laundry and trash) and return all equipment and supplies to designated locations. 
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with SHS staff, volunteers, private contractors, and the public at all times. 
  • Provide exemplary customer service.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CPDT-KA, CTC, KPA, DTA, CBA or equivalent certification, or comparable experience; minimum 2 years working with and training dogs and handlers using force-free methods in a professional capacity, and teaching public or volunteer dog training classes. (Applicants with 2 years experience assisting with an established force-free trainer or organization accepted with recommendation).
  • Provide proof of liability insurance with SHS as an additional insured with coverage no less than $1,000,000. (Not necessary for the application process.) 
  • Articulate, well-organized, and able to work independently.
  • Have an email account.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, which includes weekends and evenings.

Private Training and Behavior Consultations
SHS Private Training and Consultations are 1-on-1 with clients and their dogs. All attempts are made to secure assistants where needed. All supplies, registration, payment, marketing, and locations (when appropriate) are provided by SHS.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • 75-minute behavior consultations and 30, 45, and 60-minute private training sessions with SHS clients. Provide a comprehensive analysis of behavioral issues. Find realistic solutions to the issues presented and the client’s concerns.
  • Provide written notes to the client in a timely manner after each session. Provide a report to clients after behavior consultations. 
  • Perform house calls in Sonoma County (not necessary but a plus) and meet with clients at SHS. 
  • Schedule with client when necessary. 
  • Adhere to positive reinforcement methodology and philosophy. 
  • Provide exemplary customer service.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CPDT-KA, CTC, KPA, DTA, CBA or equivalent certification, or comparable experience; minimum 2 years working with and training dogs and handlers using force-free methods in a professional capacity, and teaching public or volunteer dog training classes. (Applicants with 2 years experience assisting with an established force-free trainer or organization accepted with recommendation). 
  • Experience working with clients involving a variety of behavioral concerns such as: multiple dog households, house soiling, puppy issues, basic manners, general anxiety, fear, aggression and separation anxiety (not necessary but a plus), and so on. 
  • Knowledge of dog behavioral and health issues including social development stages, multi-dog households, fear, and aggression.
  • Patient and tactful when interacting with challenging, sensitive, or emotional people and issues. Have strong active listening and communication skills.
  • Provide proof of liability insurance with SHS as an additional insured with coverage no less than $1,000,000. (Not necessary for the application process.) 
  • Articulate, well-organized, and able to work independently. 
  • Have an email account.

Volunteer Positions

To view all of our ongoing volunteer opportunities, click here!

Jr Camp Counselor

Calling all TEENS! Want something fun to do this summer? We have the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!

Become a Jr Camp Counselor, helping our summer camp staff prep, organize and teach children about how the Humane Society helps animals! We're looking for mature older teens, 15–18 yrs old, who have strong leadership and teamwork skills, enjoy working with elementary age children and animals, and like to work in a busy and educational environment. A variety of shifts are available Monday–Friday between 8am–4:30pm from June 5–Aug 11th.

To learn more, click here.

Please contact Beth Karzes, our Humane Education Coordinator, with your availability bkarzes@humanesocietysoco.org.

 

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