Current Paid Positions

Please contact us at jobs@humanesocietysoco.org

Location: 5345 Highway 12 W near Llano Santa Rosa
Compensation: $17 – $18 per hour
Employment type is temporary/seasonal, full-time, non-exempt.
Job Title: Foster Care Coordinator
Non-Profit Organization

Are you looking for a career that fills your heart and do you do your best work covered in a little dog or cat hair? If you would love to dedicate your professional skills to saving animals and creating a more compassionate future for them, then come join the Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC).

We are looking for a collaborative and compassionate individual who can work on-site at 5345 Highway 12, Santa Rosa and can embrace HSSC’s mission to find forever homes for our animal population.

SUMMARY

The Foster Care Coordinator is responsible for managing the flow, placement and return of foster animals as well as recruiting, nurturing, and educating the volunteer foster caregivers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensures the safety and care for animals while at the shelter.
  • Coordinate the transfer of animals to the appropriate foster home matching skill level and availability.
  • Schedule pick up and drop off appointments.
  • Schedule medical and tech appointments.
  • Schedule spay/neuter return appointments.
  • Provide basic medical care and behavioral enrichment for the shelter animals.
  • Work with foster team members and other HSSC departments to keep the program running smoothly.
  • Train volunteers on policies and procedures in addition to animal skills.
  • Ensure volunteers are compliant and provide continued support and communication.
  • Document job procedures so department runs consistently all week.
  • Maintain appropriate volunteer records and database.
  • Maintain and enhance volunteer communications and updates through email, telephone, in person and through written correspondence.
  • Respond to foster parents in a timely fashion.
  • Acquire appropriate volunteer paperwork and waivers.
  • Work with volunteers to ensure proper protocols are followed.
  • May include administering of vaccines, dewormings, and other basic medications.
  • Work with the foster team helping to identify and address medical and behavioral concerns.
  • Organize supplies for foster volunteer pick up.
  • May transport animals in a Humane Society vehicle and travel to other animal welfare agencies.
  • Be available to work at both Santa Rosa and Healdsburg location.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Common animal husbandry, safe capture, restraint, transfer, and confinement of a variety of animals.
  • Ability to maintain composure in difficult and stressful situations.
  • Experience working with companion animals.
  • Knowledge of cat and dog health and behavior issues, particularly those common in a shelter environment.
  • Knowledge of basic animal healthcare; RVT, Veterinary Tech or other veterinary medical skills and knowledge a plus.
  • Ability to handle animals safely and effectively.
  • Effective record-keeping skills.
  • Excellent management and organizational skills, including coordination of volunteer and staff activities.
  • Must be articulate, organized and able to manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to be patient and tactful when interacting with challenging, sensitive or emotional people and issues.  Strong written and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Shelter Buddy a plus.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current and valid California Driver’s License and automobile insurance meeting HSSC’s minimum standard requirements.
  • Maintains a high level of honesty, integrity and customer care.
  • Exhibits a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • A love of both people and animals

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.

  • Ability to walk and/or stand throughout a normal workday.
  • Must be able to interact with animals.
  • Must be able to do phone or computer works for blocks of time.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively (speak and listen).
  • Must be able to lift and move objects and animals up to 50 pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle objects and animals/operate keyboards and telephones, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee must transport himself or herself to and from the facility.

Work environment: The employee is generally working in a shelter environment and will be exposed to moderately loud noise levels (such as barking dogs, ringing phones), cleaning agents, animal bites/scratches, and animal waste. There is possible exposure to zoonotic diseases.

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: jobs@humanesocietysoco.org

We are sorry that we’re unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person at this time. Please submit your information to the “jobs” email link above.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County is a 501(c) (3) 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 403(b) retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Location: 5345 Highway 12 W near Llano Santa Rosa
Compensation: $20-$24 per hour DOE
Employment type is full-time.
Job Title: Community Engagement Coordinator
Non-Profit Organization

Are you looking for a career that fills your heart and do you do your best work covered in a little dog or cat hair? If you would love to dedicate your professional skills to saving animals and creating a more compassionate future for them, then come join the Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC).

We are looking for a collaborative and compassionate individual who can work on-site at 5345 Highway 12, Santa Rosa and can embrace HSSC’s mission to find forever homes for our animal population.

The HSSC Community Engagement Coordinator’s role is to plan and implement a comprehensive program of community engagement opportunities including sponsorships, outreach and fundraising events, donations and in-kind donations, memorial brick/tribute gifts, and other efforts which will support the fundraising goals of the Humane Society of Sonoma County.

Responsibilities include corporate and community relationship management, event coordination, and customer service. Some tasks would also include coordinating HSSC representatives (staff and volunteers) at community events; maintaining and building new relationships with community partners; and coordinating volunteer efforts for events.

Working closely with the Marketing and Development Teams at the direction of the department director, this position collaborates with all HSSC departments to foster and cultivate community relationships and achieve our fundraising goals.

This position will also represent the HSSC shelter in our community, promoting HSSC’s Community Engagement Program to inspire our community and supporters to be part of our wonderful goal of finding forever homes for our shelter animals.

SOME OF THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop, grow and oversee a strong community partnership and engagement program and fundraise at events hosted by HSSC as well as with outside members of our community.
  • Organize fundraising events and promotions with businesses and community members for the purpose of community relations and advancing HSSC’s mission.
  • Assist community event organizers to strategically maximize fundraising opportunities to support the work of the HSSC.
  • Sponsorship Opportunities- including Gala/ Event, Habitats, and HSSC Programs sponsorships.
  • Community Outreach/ Events throughout the year- pursuing, scheduling and coordinating outreach opportunities including HSSC tours and mixers, Kitten Bombs, Kissing Booth appearances, AAT volunteer/dog team visits, etc.
  • Reviewing requests for community events, promotions and partnerships; determining the schedule of events, research and support the needs of community event organizers.
  • Coordinate the HSSC level of participation through creative avenues; evaluating outcomes and continuously striving to increase revenue/donations/sponsorships.

ANNUAL GALA/ FUNDRAISING EVENT OVERSIGHT
As Event Team Leader and in coordination with the Development Director and Gala Committee, you will plan and manage all aspects of the Annual Gala event. Other working relationships for the event will include the venue host, the contract event planner, vendors for the gala and our supporters.

PLANNING INCLUDES

  • Working with the event committee to strategize on event theme and fundraising methods: research, schedule, coordinate and communicate all event logistics to ensure that every event has the appropriate animals, volunteers, equipment and communication materials and HSSC staff needed to make it a success.
  • Event Coordination: schedule and communicate all event logistics to ensure that every event has the appropriate animals, volunteers, equipment, and HSSC staff needed to make it a success.
  • Sponsorships: solicit event sponsors seeking new sponsors and cultivating previous sponsors; collaborate in creation of sponsorship materials, agreements, post-event acknowledgement and reports; collect logos, images and text for promotion purposes; post-event follow-up ensuring sponsor perks were satisfied (NBPets/eAnimal spotlights, kitten bombs, logo placement, etc.)
  • Auction donations: solicitation, collection, post-event acknowledgement, distribution to winners; track donations in collaboration with Development Team.
  • Coordinate cake donations for Cake Frenzy auction; collect logos/text, cake delivery/pick up, and post-event follow up with bakers.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing team on promo video/ marketing content, website presence and social media.
  • Work with Volunteer Coordinator to ensure volunteer/staff for on-site coordination and management.
  • Stay updated with event software and database platforms and use in collaboration with Development Team; learn new tools as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Various elements of shelter operations as representative of HSSC in public including disease control, safety protocols, animal welfare, clinics, and knowledge of HSSC’s programs.
  • Community engagement, customer service and public relations.
  • Computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Database management.
  • Communicate effectively written and verbally.
  • Cultivate and maintain positive work relationships with volunteers, staff and management.
  • Use logic/reasoning to evaluate alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Use sound independent judgment.
  • Problem solving and critical thinking.

ABILITY TO:

  • Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, make decisions to enhance HSSC’s effectiveness; foster teamwork, and lead when appropriate.
  • Develop new and unique ways to increase partnerships and to create new opportunities.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with others, both internally and externally, to foster the HSSC mission.
  • Manage multiple projects, events and tasks simultaneously.
  • Plan, organize, and execute work.
  • Be versatile, flexible, and willing to work within changing priorities.
  • Communicate information and ideas effectively with people at all levels.
  • Display professional and positive conduct.
  • Maintain confidentiality and a high ethical standard.
  • Keep up-to-date technologically, and apply new knowledge to the job.
  • Take initiative on responsibilities, projects, and challenges.
  • Foster a Community Engagement Program in which our community and supporters are inspired to be part of our work in a long-term and meaningful way.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience managing and working in a nonprofit environment with volunteers and the public.
  • Event planning experience and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and One Cause.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.

  • Must be able to interact with animals safely and thoughtfully.
  • Must be able to set up outreach canopy, table, chairs and transport materials to events
  • Must be able to do phone or computer work for blocks of time.
  • Must be able to sit at a desk for significant periods of the day.
  • Must be able to lift and move paperwork and files up to 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to sit; stand, walk, use hands to handle objects/operate keyboards and telephones; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
Comfortable workspace in office. Moderately quiet with periodic interruptions from staff, volunteers and members of the public. Exposure to moderate noise levels (such as laundry machines, carts, barking dogs, neighboring office, hallway traffic).

Salary range: $20-$24 per hour DOE.

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: jobs@humanesocietysoco.org

We are sorry that we’re unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person at this time. Please submit your information to the “jobs” email link above.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County is a 501(c) (3) 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 403(b) retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Are you an animal person with a passion for helping to find them their forever homes? Do you have a knack for keeping things clean and organized? Look no further!  The Humane Society of Sonoma County is seeking dynamic and enthusiastic Full time Animal Care Technicians to join our team.  As an Animal Care Technician – ACT, you will play a vital role in caring for animals alongside our amazing medical staff and animal care providers.  If you have always dreamed of working with animals, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

HSSC is passionate and dedicated to bringing people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love.  Serving our community since 1931, the Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC) is a donor-supported safe haven for animals

Our ACT’s ensure that all HSSC sheltered animals are provided with the best possible care and attention while housed with the Humane Society of Sonoma County.  Responsibilities include animal care, housing, cleaning, feeding, occasional bathing & grooming, providing environmental enrichment, and record keeping.  Our ACT’s also perform all the necessary functions in maintaining the shelter in a thoroughly clean and sanitary manner and will assist the public as required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Clean and disinfect shelter areas, including cages and runs as necessary to maintain a safe 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.
  • Report everything that requires training and medical services.
  • Give medication and supplements as prescribed by the Shelter Veterinarian.
  • 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.
  • Maintain a pleasant, professional, courteous and tactful position with co-workers and the public at all times.
  • Assist the public as requested, responding to inquiries of a general nature by telephone and in person.
  • Complete classes scheduled by the Behavior & Training Department and Shelter Medicine.
  • Actively support and promote the mission and goals of the Humane Society of Sonoma County.
  • Ensure a positive image, enhancing the operation of the organization and improving the quality of life for animals.
  • Assist public in admittance of pets or stray animals using proper interviewing techniques.
  • Perform minor medical tasks such as gross physical examination, sub-Q vaccinations, microchip implantation, oral general de-wormer and blood draw at time of admittance, if needed.
  • Completion of all necessary paperwork.
  • Accurately and completely enter admission and any animal information utilizing the Shelter Buddy software.
  • May be required to work at the Healdsburg Center as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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.

Salary Range: $16.50 – $17.50 DOE

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.
  • May be required to work at the Healdsburg Center, as needed
  • Ability to fulfill yearlong commitment as Animal Care Technician

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.

  • Must be able to interact with and handle animals.
  • Ability to walk and/or stand throughout a normal workday.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively (speak and listen).
  • Must be able to lift, move, and carry objects and animals up to 50 pounds.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand, walk, use hands to handle objects/operate keyboards and telephones; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear; bend, reach, stoop, kneel, squat, and crawl; climb or balance. Use of arms above the shoulder is sometimes required.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Allergic conditions, which would be aggravated when handling or working with animals may result is disqualification.  Employees are generally working in a shelter environment and will be exposed to moderately loud noise levels (such as barking dogs, ringing phones), cleaning agents, bites, scratches, and animal waste. There is possible exposure to zoonotic diseases.

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: jobs@humanesocietysoco.org

The Humane Society of Sonoma County is a 501(c) (3) 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 403(b) retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County – HSSC is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic bi-lingual ADOPTION COUNSELOR to join our team.
This position is responsible for handling all functions at the HSSC Animal Shelter front desk including both on-site and off-site adoptions, ensuring quality customer service for all our external and internal customers.

Adoption Counselors facilitate appropriate adoptions by understanding the needs of animals in the HSSC adoption program and matching them with prospective adopters.
Tasks includes:

  • preparing animals for adoption,
  • interacting with customers,
  • screening potential adopters,
  • explaining HSSC’s philosophies, policies and procedures,
  • providing general information and preparing necessary paperwork.

In addition to adoptions, a large portion of the Adoption Counselor’s time is spent handling other front desk duties, such as:

  • intake of stray animals,
  • animal surrenders, transfers,
  • assistance with lost pets,
  • processing occasional cremation requests,
  • promoting and processing training class registrations and
  • gratefully accepting donations.

The Adoption Department works closely with the Behavior and Training Department, Shelter Medicine, Foster Department and HSSC Volunteers.

This position requires 16 hours per week and includes weekend work.
Salary Range: $17.00-18.50 DOE
Please submit your resume for consideration to: jobs@humanesocietysoco.org

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure a culture of high quality customer service for both internal and external customers.
  • Participate in animal surrender and adoption process, as well as stray intake from the public.
  • Partner with and supervise volunteers assisting in the department.
  • Provide information to the public on all services and programs of the Humane Society, articulating the organization’s policies and philosophies in a positive manner.
  • Remain educated and up-to-date on the animals available for adoption.
  • Problem-solve and think creatively to provide a positive outcome for clients and the animals in our care. Diffuse conflict when necessary.
  • Understand animal behavior and common issues in order to make good adoption matches.
  • Monitor the health of adoptable animals reporting any medical or behavioral problems to the Adoptions Manager or Medical team.
  • Treat all animals humanely at all times; display kindness, compassion and empathy for both people and animals.
  • Embrace a culture of team-work and cooperation.
  • Photograph adoptions keeping record of positive adoption stories.
  • Interview applicants, review adoption applications, and make decision to finalize or deny adoption.
  • Communicate courteously when denying a request.
  • Maintain efficient and timely interdepartmental procedures and processes.
  • Support outreach and offsite adoption events.
  • Follow-up on adoptions via phone after animal has been placed in a new home.
  • Complete opening and closing procedures including running reports and balancing cash drawer.
  • Provide advice to clients having problems with their pet with the goal of keeping the animal in the home.
  • Assist individuals with lost and found pets, creating and checking reports frequently.
  • Process animal cremation requests (may require handling of deceased animals).
  • Assist with cleaning animal areas and equipment as needed.
  • Occasional intake of wildlife.
  • Communicate and partner with other community agencies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervision: This position reports directly to the Adoption Program Manager with secondary reporting to the Shelter Initiatives Director.
This position may supervise volunteers as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Customer service principles which establish a positive customer experience.
  • Animal behavior and common medical conditions.
  • Shelter management system (Shelter Buddy) or other data management system experience.
  • MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Basic photography skills using a smart phone or point and shoot camera.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to be personable, outgoing, patient, professional and compassionate under pressure.
  • Ability to participate and collaborate in a team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Accurate typing, data entry and computer skills.
  • Logic and reasoning to evaluate alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Math acumen and an ability to balance daily income and expense data.
  • A love of both animals and people and willingness to accommodate animals in the workplace.
  • Remain pleasant and calm under stressful situations.
  • Gather information, ask appropriate questions along with the ability to feel and show empathy for others.
  • Manage multiple tasks, people and situations simultaneously.
  • Work with animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical or other problems, as well as aggressive behavior.
  • Resolve conflicts and work with minimal supervision.
  • Work in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Transport animals as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two years’ customer service related work.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience either as an employee or volunteer in an animal shelter.
  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including some weekend days.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.

  • Ability to walk and/or stand throughout a normal workday.
  • Must be able to interact with animals including handling and showing.
  • Must be able to do phone or computer work for blocks of time.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively (speak and listen).
  • Must be able to lift and move objects and animals up to 50 pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand, walk, use hands to handle objects/operate keyboards and telephones; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to hear and communicate amidst moderate noise levels (such as barking dogs, ringing phones, people talking).
  • Allergic conditions, which would be aggravated when handling or working with animals may result is disqualification.

Work Environment:
The employee is generally working in a shelter environment and will be exposed to moderately loud noise levels (such as barking dogs, ringing phones), cleaning agents, bites, scratches, and animal waste. There is possible exposure to zoonotic diseases.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County is a 501(c)(3) 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.

Are you looking for a career that fills your heart and do you do your best work covered in a little dog or cat hair?

If you would love to dedicate your professional skills to saving animals and creating a more compassionate future for them, then come join the Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC).

We are looking for a collaborative and compassionate individual who embraces multitasking as well as HSSC’s mission.

The Animal Care Manager will ensure that all animals in our shelter are provided the best possible care and attention while housed with HSSC.

This position is directly responsible, in conjunction with the Director of Operations, Animal Care (DOO), for hiring, scheduling, training and overseeing a team of Animal Care Technician (ACT) staff and Animal Care Assistant (ACA) volunteers to ensure that high standards for animal care are upheld.

The responsibilities of the HSSC Animal Care Team will include all aspects of animal husbandry, handling, housing, cleaning, feeding, medicating, enrichment, dog walking and record keeping for all animals on-site.

The Animal Care Manager, under the supervision of the DOO, will work with other departments such as Shelter Medicine, Adoptions Admissions and our Canine and Feline Behavior teams to ensure appropriate training targets and refreshers are met for the ACT staff and safe working conditions are maintained.

This position is also responsible for ordering, tracking and stocking animal care supplies and food for all the shelter animals and will perform all necessary tasks and functions to ensure the shelter is maintained in a thoroughly clean and sanitary manner.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Hiring and onboarding ACT staff including writing annual performance review, and implementing counseling and/or corrective action when necessary to improve job performance.
  • Maintain ACT staff schedule, making changes where needed to cover vacations, sick days, and emergencies.
  • Approve and audit weekly payroll, including time off and change requests using the Web time system.
  • Provide oversight for all aspects of animal care performed by ACT staff and ACA volunteers including but not limited to: feeding, medicating, housing, cleaning, enrichment, dog walking, record keeping and reporting.
  • Track inventory of animals on-site and monitor the daily health, safety, behavior and appearance of all shelter animals reporting or acting upon anything that might require additional training or medical services.
  • Offer and implement training and the provision of on-going, annual refreshers for ACT staff and volunteers in collaboration with other departments. Develop staff skills through experience to improve operations overall.
  • Keep ACT staff informed and educated on HSSC safety practices and policies.
  • Act as a liaison between ACT staff and volunteers and other HSSC departments, namely, Shelter Medicine, Adoptions, Behavior teams and Upper Management, to ensure that needs of animals on-site and the ACT team are collectively being met.
  • Participate in volunteer orientations for the recruitment of new ACA volunteers, initial and ongoing training and support of volunteers, and scheduling of volunteer activity in conjunction with the Volunteer Program Coordinator.
  • Onboard and oversee community service volunteers in conjunction with the Volunteer Program Coordinator.
  • Maintain, develop and implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) as they pertain to animal care, updating on a regular basis and as needed.
  • Manage ACT folders and files to ensure that all animal care relevant information is kept orderly and easily accessible to all.
  • Actively step in to perform all areas of ACT staff responsibility to help with the daily flow or to cover unexpected staff shortages, as needed.
  • Order, track and stock all animal care related supplies and food, including prescription diets, maintaining a good working relationship with appropriate vendors while adhering to department expense budget.
  • Ensure that all relevant facilities are in good working order (hoses, cage banks, door handles, etc.) including all necessary cleaning supplies (mop handles, buckets, squeegees, brooms, foamers, etc) in collaboration with the Facilities department.
  • Participate in weekly rounds with heads of appropriate departments, bi-weekly operations team meetings, and monthly upper management meeting.
  • Provide specialized animal care as needed or directed.
  • May occasionally assist in the handling of a deceased animal if brought to the shelter.
  • Maintain a pleasant, professional, courteous and tactful position with co-workers and the public at all times.
  • Assist the general public as requested, responding to inquiries of a general nature by telephone and in person.
  • Assist the general public in the admittance of their pet or stray animals through proper interviewing techniques and completion of all necessary paperwork.
  • Perform minor medical tasks such as gross physical examination, sub-Q vaccinations, microchip implantation, and oral general de-wormer at time of admittance, if needed.
  • Accurately and completely enter admission and animal information, incident reports, bite reports, animal care requests and medication reporting, tracking and completion, utilizing the Shelter Buddy (SB) software. Additionally, train and oversee ACT staff in SB use.
  • Actively support and promote the mission and goals of HSSC ensuring a positive image, enhancing the operation of the organization, and improving the quality of life for animals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision:  

This position reports directly to the DOO and supervises the Animal Care Technician staff and Animal Care Assistant volunteers.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES  

  • The ability to communicate effectively with staff, volunteers, and the public.
  • The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Strong leadership skills, the ability to lead and motivate a team of individuals towards a common goal.
  • 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 work with animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical or other problems, as well as aggressive behavior.
  • Ability to properly lift animals, food, and supplies up to 50 pounds.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 2 years animal care experience preferred.
  • One-year managing staff or volunteers.
  • Experience in humane animal handling, restraint and confinement.
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word.
  • Willingness to work flexible days and hours, including evening shifts, weekends and/or holidays.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those, which 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.

  • Must be able to interact with and handle animals.
  • Ability to walk and/or stand throughout a normal workday.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively (speak and listen).
  • Must qualify as a company driver.
  • Must be able to lift, move, and carry objects and animals up to 50 pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle objects/operate keyboards and telephones; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear; bend, reach, stoop, kneel, squat, and crawl; climb or balance. Use of arms above the shoulder is sometimes required.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Allergic conditions, which would be aggravated when handling or working with animals may result is disqualification.

Work environment:  The employee is generally working in a shelter environment and will be exposed to moderately loud noise levels (such as barking dogs, ringing phones), cleaning agents, bites, scratches, and animal waste.  There is possible exposure to zoonotic diseases.

SALARY RANGE:  $22.00-$28.00 per hour.

We are sorry that we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person at this time.   Please submit your information to the “jobs” email link above.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care.

HSSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that offers a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week, which includes health, dental, vision insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan, along with staff discounts on veterinary services.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic Canine Behavior Specialist to join our team.

This position plays a vital role in caring for animals alongside our amazing medical staff and animal care providers.

HSSC is passionate and dedicated to bringing people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love.

Serving our community since 1931, the Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC) is a donor-supported safe haven for animals. If you love animals and people…you will feel right at home in our pack!

This position is also responsible for:

  • writing canine adoption recommendations,
  • providing enrichment opportunities,
  • assisting in adoption behavior consults and follow-up,
  • execution of behavior modification plans and
  • training and supervising Canine Care volunteers.

The Specialist will have a proven ability to think critically while gathering information, which will result in a creative and objective canine behavior analysis.

The Specialist will also work closely with volunteers, HSSC shelter staff and members of the public.

Superlative customer service skills with both internal and external customers are required.

Must also have excellent skills in force-free, science/reward-based dog and canine behavior modification training.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working in an animal shelter environment with direct animal contact.
  • KPA-CTP, equivalent certification, or comparable experience working with and training dogs in a professional capacity is a requirement.
  • Fear Free certification a plus.
  • High school diploma (or equivalent) required.
  • Bachelor’s or associate degree preferred.
  • Must hold a valid CA driver’s license, have dependable transportation, and be able to provide proof of insurability.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule which will include weekends and evenings.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of canine health and behavior issues, particularly those common in a shelter environment.
  • Keen understanding of canine body language.
  • Ability to develop and carry out behavior modification and training plans while following LIMA and LIFE protocols.
  • Shows a history of staying current with the latest science-based methods of working with canines.
  • Proven ability to communicate professionally and creatively through writing and speaking.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook/Excel/Share Point is required.
  • Experience with Shelter Buddy a plus.
  • Experience with YouTube and other social media a plus.
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities while working in a changing environment.
  • Must work well with volunteers and staff by applying patience and understanding in all situations.
  • Must have the ability to remain calm and tactful while interacting with internal and external customers regarding canine behavior.
  • Ability to remain calm during intense and emotional situations with humans and canines.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analyze dog observations and write adoption recommendations.
  • Write and execute Behavior Modification and/or training plans for canines.
  • Analyze enrichment needs of canines and create an action plan.
  • Supervise Play Groups, Out and Abouts, K9X and all shelter dog classes.
  • Monitor and update the dog walking board throughout the day.
  • Support the Animal Care Technicians and CCV volunteers in walking dogs.
  • Write SOAPs, foster and alternative placement requests.
  • Review, update and copy the dog walking notes into Shelter Buddy.
  • Review and copy any reported dog observations into Shelter Buddy.
  • Communicate to other staff about incident reports and bite quarantines.
  • Communicate to volunteers about medical or behavioral updates.
  • Provide behavior consultations and assist with dog introductions for adoptions.
  • Provide follow-up post-adoption consultations for behavior dogs within 24 hours.
  • Video/photograph/create content of canines for HSSC’s social media as needed.
  • Assist Shelter Medicine with behavior dog exams and handling advice.
  • Fit dogs with equipment, collars and leashes appropriate to their needs.
  • Clean up urine and feces as seen in habitats and yards.
  • Clean and monitor all play yards, restock toys and equipment.
  • Clean, restock and organize the Behavior and Training Office, the Volunteer Lounge, the Multi-Purpose room and the Training Room.
  • Provide support and encouragement to CCV volunteers by restocking treats, helping with computer issues, coaching and communicating appreciation at every opportunity.
  • Train and coach CCV volunteers as directed by supervisor.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings.

Other Essential Duties:

  • Attend Shelter Committee meetings as assigned by supervisor.
  • May be required to attend Grand Rounds or Management meetings on behalf of the Canine Behavior and Training Manager.
  • Write Behavior Euthanasia requests when assigned by supervisor.
  • Transport animals when needed in a HSSC vehicle or travel to other animal welfare agencies to transport canines.
  • Be available to work at either HSSC’s Highway 12 location or the Healdsburg Center.
  • Be punctual and consistent in the performance of tasks associated with this position.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.
  • Must be able to interact with animals.
  • Must be able to do phone or computer work for blocks of time.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively (speak and listen).
  • Must be able to lift and move objects and animals up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to sit; stand, walk, use hands to handle objects/operate keyboards and telephones; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

  • A blend of standard office environment, both indoor and outdoor shelter kennels, play yards, indoor training rooms and outdoor training yards.
  • Working directly with animals (some with unknown temperaments and behaviors including dogs, cats, and small pets), staff, volunteers and the public.
  • Potential for exposure to parasites or infectious diseases that can be carried or transmitted by animals.

NOTES
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time and the employee is expected to adhere to all company policies.
The above information is representative of the work performed in this position, however it is not all-inclusive.
The omission of a specific duty or responsibility does not exclude it from the position if the work is similar or related to the essential duties and responsibilities.

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Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: jobs@humanesocietysoco.org

The Humane Society of Sonoma County is a 501(c) (3) 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 403(b) retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC) has a longstanding tradition of giving hope to homeless animals and we are extremely happy to offer a full-time Veterinary Assistant position to work in our Santa Rosa campus.

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! HSSC is passionate and dedicated to bringing people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love.

Serving our community since 1931, the Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC) is a donor-supported safe haven for animals. If you love animals and people…you will feel right at home in our pack!

The Veterinary Assistant is responsible for providing high quality, humane animal care while maintaining the highest standard of medical care for a busy spay neuter clinic. The Spay/Neuter team provides a crucial service for our community and is integral in the Humane Society’s mission to ensure that every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care.

The Veterinary Assistant will be responsible for monitoring animals during surgery, recovering animals from anesthesia, assisting with anesthetic induction and surgical prep, administering treatments and vaccines to animals, restraining animals, and other tasks as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum two years’ experience working in a veterinary practice or exceptionally mature and hard-working attitude.

Click here for a full job description: Veterinary Assistant.

Salary Range:  $16.00 – $18.00 DOE

Please submit resume and cover letter to jobs@humanesocietysoco.org.  We are sorry that we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person at this time. Submit your information to the “jobs” email link above.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County is a 501(c) (3) 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 403(b) retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC) has a longstanding tradition of giving hope to homeless animals and supporting our community through public facing and safety net programs. We are very excited to offer a position for a Registered Veterinary Technician.  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 about bringing people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love, and we are dedicated to increasing access to veterinary care for our community to keep these families together.

Serving our community since 1931, the Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC) is a donor-supported safe haven for animals. If you love animals and people…you will feel right at home in our pack!

The RVT is responsible for providing high quality, humane animal care while maintaining the highest standard of medical care for a busy shelter clinic. The Spay/Neuter team provides a crucial service to our shelter animals and our community. The RVT will be responsible for performing pre-surgical exams, inducing anesthesia, monitoring animals under anesthesia, recovering animals from anesthesia, and oversight/training of vet assistants. Our public-facing Community Veterinary Clinic provides low cost medical care for individuals in the community who qualify based on low income. The RVT will assist DVMs with exams, perform diagnostics, treatments, and anesthetic procedures, communicate treatment plans with owners, discharge patients, and other tasks as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum two years’ experience working in a veterinary practice or exceptionally mature and hard-working attitude.

Click here for a complete job description: Registered Veterinary Technician

The salary range for the RVT position is $22.00 – $26.00 per hour DOE.

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: jobs@humanesocietysoco.org

We are sorry that we’re unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person at this time.  Please submit your information to the “jobs” email link above.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County is a 501(c) (3) 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 403(b) retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC) has a longstanding tradition of giving hope to homeless animals and supporting our community through public facing and safety net programs. We are very excited to offer a newly created position for a Staff Veterinarian, Community and Shelter Medicine, who has a passion for community medicine as well as shelter medicine and surgery.  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!

Our Veterinary team provides high-quality medical and surgical care to patients in our shelter population, and to animals in our community through our high quality, high-volume Spay/Neuter Clinic and also our low-cost Community Veterinary Clinic, which provides urgent medical care as well as life-saving surgery and dentistry to qualifying families.

We are passionate about bringing people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love, and we are dedicated to increasing access to veterinary care for our community to keep these families together.

Serving our community since 1931, the Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC) is a donor-supported safe haven for animals. If you love animals and people…you will feel right at home in our pack!

The HSSC DVM  will be responsible for providing high-quality medical and surgical care to our patients by implementing standards of animal care, and coordinating and managing treatments for animals in the care of the Humane Society of Sonoma County and through HSSC’s Community Veterinary Clinic.

Medical cases are both outpatient and inpatient with the majority being dogs and cats, and a small percentage of small mammals or other species.

Clinical responsibilities are primarily in our public-facing Community Veterinary Clinic (CVC) but also includes participation in our public Spay/Neuter program and our Shelter Medicine program.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited college or university and one year of professional veterinary medical experience.
  • Possession of a current license to practice veterinary medicine in California.
  • Experience working in shelter medicine and a passion for community medicine and access to care preferred.

SALARY RANGE:  $100,000 – $120,000 annually

Click here for a complete job description:   Staff Veterinarian, Community and Shelter Medicine

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: jobs@humanesocietysoco.org

We are sorry that we’re unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person at this time.  Please submit your information to the “jobs” email link above.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County is a 501(c) (3) 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 403(b) retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

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