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    Please contact us at jobs@humanesocietysoco.org

    The Humane Society of Sonoma County, with a longstanding tradition of giving hope to homeless animals, seeks to hire an Animal Care Manager, full-time, at our Santa Rosa campus.

    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 Manager manages the staff of Animal Care Technicians and ensures that all sheltered animals are provided the best possible care and attention while housed with the Humane Society of Sonoma County.  Responsibilities include animal husbandry, housing, cleaning, feeding, management, scheduling, food/supply ordering and record keeping.  Ensures that all ACT staff fulfills their animal care responsibilities safely and efficiently and assists the Shelter Manager in all aspects of hiring, training, and managing Animal Care Technicians.  Performs all the necessary functions in maintaining the shelter in a thoroughly clean and sanitary manner and assists the general public as required.

    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.

    Click here for a complete job description.

    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 link next to Current Openings on our website.

    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.

    The Humane Society of Sonoma County, with a longstanding tradition of giving hope to homeless animals, seeks to hire a Behavior and Training Admin Support, part-time, at our Santa Rosa campus.

    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!

    SUMMARY

    The Public Dog Training Admin Support must have excellent organization, computer skills and superlative customer service skills. This person will report to the Canine Behavior and Training Manager and be tasked with posting classes, tracking enrollment, creating rosters, and keeping trainers and clients informed of all class information by email and phone call. They are accountable for meeting department goals, working collaboratively with internal and external Humane Society of Sonoma County stakeholders and supporting the mission, goals and philosophy of the Humane Society of Sonoma County.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Generate and provide dog training rosters to trainers and adoption staff 48-72 hours prior to class start date.
    • Send graduation emails and survey.
    • Create graduation certificates.
    • Collect and track all waivers and vaccine records prior to client arriving to class.
    • Navigate client support in Event Espresso plugin in WordPress
    • Low enrollment cancellations.
      • Communicate potential low enrollment cancellation/reschedules with Canine Behavior and Training Manager.
      • If class is postponed or cancelled, notify the Dog Trainer, Adoption Department and Clientsvia email as soon as a cancellation is determined.
    • Any additional admin duties agreed upon by Admin and Canine Behavior and Training Manager.
    • Collaborate with Manager and Instructors to establish seamless communication processes.
    • Assist with setting up classes and making sure the trainers have all materials needed.

    CUSTOMER SERVICE

    • Promote and emulate exemplary customer service by providing courteous, prompt and response service to internal and external customers.
    • Foster teamwork, creativity and a work culture aligned with HSSC mission and values.

    SAFETY & SECURITY

    • Model and encourage safe practices and regulatory compliance throughout the organization
    • Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and employer’s safety policies and rules
    • Maintain appropriate files and records as assigned
    • Adhere to the files and records retention policies and procedures

    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

    An ideal Candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

    • Organized and skilled at multi-tasking.
    • Knowledge of WordPress. Event Espresso and Microsoft applications.
    • Excellent writing skills for composing follow-up emails to clients.
    • Strong customer service skills and a passion for the understanding of the HSSC mission to create and grow lifetime relationships between pets and people through adoption, training, education and care.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

    • Effective record-keeping skills.
    • Ability to communicate clearly via email and phone.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel. Shelter Buddy and WordPress/Event Espresso a plus.

    Click here for a complete job description.

    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 link next to Current Openings on our website.

    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.

    The Humane Society of Sonoma County has a longstanding tradition of giving hope to homeless animals and we are seeking an experienced Veterinary Technician to work full-time in our Spay & Neuter Department.

    Come and join our team!  We are 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 is a donor supported safe haven for animals.  If you love animals and people…you will feel right at home in our pack!

    Summary

    The Veterinary Technician in the Spay/Neuter clinic is responsible for delivering compassionate nursing care while presenting a positive and professional mage when dealing with public. The technician will be knowledgeable and proficient in all basic medical tasks and have a broad knowledge and understanding of animal science, medicine, and husbandry, including a basic knowledge of pharmacology and sufficient mathematical skills to ensure the administration of accurate drug and fluid doses. The technician must be able to successfully restrain animals, complete clinical laboratory tests, use multiple radiology techniques, administer and monitor animals under anesthesia, assist in surgery, and perform dental procedures.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Pre-med, induce and intubate, and prep animals for surgery; monitor animals while under anesthesia and while recovering from surgery.
    • Assist doctor in surgery room.
    • Follow proper cleaning and sterilization of all surgical equipment, drapes, gowns, etc.
    • Monitor patients’ recoveries. Protect patients from aspiration and hypothermia. Maintain surgery logs with patients’ names, doctors’ names, procedures performed, types and amounts of pre-anesthetic and anesthetic agents, and surgical times.
    • Maintain controlled-substance logs with patients’ names, doctors’ names, types and amounts of drugs used, amounts of drugs remaining, and your signature.
    • Keep controlled drugs secured to meet Drug Enforcement Agency and state board specifications.
    • Monitor surgical patients by tracking anesthetic depths, heart rates, respiratory rates, temperatures, pulse oximetry, and ECGs during anesthetic procedures.
    • Minimize radiation hazards, use protective equipment, wear exposure badges during radiographic exposures.
    • Receive and stock supplies matching to invoices. Report all shortages, overages, and damaged goods.
    • Ensure that medical supplies are always available; regularly check for outdated supplies and remove and replace as needed.
    • Follow OSHA standards and be able to find Material Safety Data Sheets quickly.
    • Always be in position and prepared to work at the start of each scheduled shift.
    • Promote a positive attitude among staff and assist other employees as needed.
    • Show respect for team members and animals (alive or deceased) at all times.
    • Maintain veterinary technician certificate, license, or registration as appropriate
    • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding patients and happenings within organization.
    • Be prepared to handle any pet or facility emergency that may arise, including dog or cat fights, choking or strangulating animals, and facility fire or weather-related emergencies. Follow contingency plans.
    • Maximize patients’ comfort with a gentle and reassuring manner. Understand that actions that would constitute animal cruelty under state or local laws or the practice’s policies will be grounds for immediate reprimand and/or termination.
    • Monitor patients’ behaviors and note potentially aggressive behaviors. Use caution when handling aggressive or potentially aggressive pets. Request assistance when needed.
    • Monitor changes in patients’ conditions. Alert doctors to significant changes.
    • Strictly follow isolation and contagious disease protocols.
    • Assist with euthanasia procedures as per Humane Society of Sonoma County policies & California Laws.
    • Provide basic life support, including CPR, airway maintenance, and oxygen therapy.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Sufficient knowledge of laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, microscopes, and chemistry analyzers.
    • Familiarity with infectious diseases, including their prevention and steps to reduce or eliminate transmission. Know the most common zoonotic diseases.
    • Familiar with the anesthetic machines to operate, maintain, and repair them.
    • Ability to successfully restrain animals, complete clinical laboratory tests, and use multiple radiology techniques.
    • Proficient in all aspects of basic dentistry, including scaling, polishing, radiographs and charting.
    • Proficient in the cleaning and preparing of the surgical suite prior to and post-surgery.
    • Ability to handle stress and pressure with poise and tact.
    • Ability to lift pets and objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance. Assist in lifting patients weighing more than 50 pounds.
    • Ability to perform x-rays using proper technique.
    • Good time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks.

    Qualifications

    • Current and valid California Registered Veterinary Technician license preferred but not required
    • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with animals, shelter experience preferred but not required
    • Be willing and available to stay late or through breaks, when needed, to assist with emergency or critical-care patients.

    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 link next to Current Openings on our website.

    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.

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