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Positions below require a valid NC Drivers License and we will be required to run a background check on viable applicants.  Please do not call or stop by, but email your resumé to the person listed below. We look forward to you joining our team!

Second Chances Thrift Store Assistant – Asheville (Part Time)

If you have a passion for helping animals and providing customer service skills, and can maintain a friendly, positive attitude in even the busiest of situations, the part time position at our Second Chances Thrift Store might be right for you! Please email brooke@bwar.org for more information or to apply.

Qualifications:

  • An organized individual with excellent leadership skills skilled in meeting and supervising volunteers.
  • Able to work aggressively and independently.
  • Able to make judgments and decisions with minimal supervision.
  • Able to carry out duties in a satisfactory manner.
  • Able to communicate effectively and efficiently both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve, read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals and basic math skills.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit is a plus.
  • General knowledge of BWAR and its mission; an ability to share this mission, visions, and values with customers, patrons, volunteers, and community service persons.
  • A working knowledge of social media such as, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; the ability to interact daily with this media for promotional purposes.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Greet customers and assist them with merchandise as needed.
  • Ensure excellent customer service standards are established and maintained.
  • Oversee and participate in the sorting, hanging, stocking, pricing, and marketing of merchandise
  • Ensure housekeeping, merchandising, and organizational standards are established and maintained. Special care should be made to ensure all exit doors meet fire codes.
  • Maintain grounds surrounding building: clean and clear of garbage and debris.
  • Monitor dumpster to ensure no overflow and maintain a clean area in front of the building.
  • Care for store animals.
  • Respond to facility maintenance and operating issues in a timely manner while ensuring the appropriate care is being used in handling merchandise and that safety is exercised at all times.
  • Follow established policy plus use discretion in responding to donations that may not be sellable or usable.
  • Design tasks for volunteers appropriate to the needs of Second Chances
  • Operate within the budgetary guidelines provided by management.
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Second Chances Thrift Store Assistant – Henderson Chapter

If you have a passion for helping animals and providing customer service skills, and can maintain a friendly, positive attitude in even the busiest of situations, the part time position at our Second Chances Thrift Store might be right for you! Please email brooke@bwar.org for more information or to apply.

Qualifications:

  • An organized individual with excellent leadership skills skilled in meeting and supervising volunteers.
  • Able to work aggressively and independently.
  • Able to make judgments and decisions with minimal supervision.
  • Able to carry out duties in a satisfactory manner.
  • Able to communicate effectively and efficiently both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve, read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals and basic math skills.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit is a plus.
  • General knowledge of BWAR and its mission; an ability to share this mission, visions, and values with customers, patrons, volunteers, and community service persons.
  • A working knowledge of social media such as, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; the ability to interact daily with this media for promotional purposes.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Greet customers and assist them with merchandise as needed.
  • Ensure excellent customer service standards are established and maintained.
  • Oversee and participate in the sorting, hanging, stocking, pricing, and marketing of merchandise
  • Ensure housekeeping, merchandising, and organizational standards are established and maintained. Special care should be made to ensure all exit doors meet fire codes.
  • Maintain grounds surrounding building: clean and clear of garbage and debris.
  • Monitor dumpster to ensure no overflow and maintain a clean area in front of the building.
  • Care for store animals.
  • Respond to facility maintenance and operating issues in a timely manner while ensuring the appropriate care is being used in handling merchandise and that safety is exercised at all times.
  • Follow established policy plus use discretion in responding to donations that may not be sellable or usable.
  • Design tasks for volunteers appropriate to the needs of Second Chances
  • Operate within the budgetary guidelines provided by management.
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.

billy-smiling-dog-kennel-staff-smAnimal Caregiver – Henderson Chapter

General Position Summary: The animal caregiver will be responsible for providing compassionate and attentive care to the animals at all times, maintaining a clean healthy environment for the animals and the public, and assisting with animal adoptions as needed. Please email terry@bwar.org for more information or to apply.

  • This is a 15 hour per week position
  • Availability and a willingness to work a flexible schedule are a must.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Daily, thorough cleaning of all animal areas, including inside/outside runs, cat areas, floors, dishes, bedding, etc.
  • Spot cleaning of animal and public areas throughout the day.
  • Feeding the animals, including providing special diets as needed.
  • Monitoring the health of the animals on an ongoing basis and rapidly identifying any health problems or conditions (medical or behavioral) and immediately reporting it to the shelter manager or supervisor on duty.
  • Medicating animals as directed in a safe and timely manner.
  • Socializing and grooming the animals.
  • Assessing the temperament of the animals to help facilitate finding the best possible placement for each individual animal.
  • Doing laundry, dishes, washing windows, cleaning and mopping public areas as needed.
  • Providing a healthy, safe, clean and pleasant environment and facilities for the animals and the public.
  • Working closely with a trainer to help identify any behavior needs of the animals and implement a plan.
  • Promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals.
  • Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Assisting in the vaccination, examination, and performance of medical treatments, as needed.
  • Maintaining a friendly demeanor and providing good customer service while assisting with adoptions and while assisting volunteers.
  • Working courteously and cooperatively with other staff members at all times.
  • Stocking supplies and notifying a supervisor if supplies are running low before they run out.
  • Filling in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed, including helping out at special events.

Specific Job Skills:

  • Good interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills essential.
  • Affection for animals, concern for their welfare, and a willingness to accommodate animals in the work place.
  • Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Maturity, good judgment, and a professional personal appearance.
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English required.
  • Ability to identify problems or animal conditions (medical and behavioral) that need to be brought to the attention of the immediate supervisor or the BWAR trainer.
  • Treat people and animals with respect; contribute to effective teamwork; and, foster public relations beneficial to the shelter and its programs.
  • Familiarity with animals; knowledge of animal behavior or experience volunteering or working with a rescue group, humane society, foster care involvement, or other animal welfare agency are a plus.
  • Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical and other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required.
  • Physical ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands; to hear, to see, to move animals and goods.
  • Physical ability to push up to 150 pounds and carry up to 50 pounds regularly throughout a normal work day required
  • Allergic conditions, which would be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification.
  • Working conditions include working alone, working outside in varying weather conditions, frequent interruptions, and some evening and weekend meetings/classes.

Educational Requirements:

  • High school graduation, plus two years of public contact work or volunteer experience, preferably working with animals.

Positions below require a valid NC Drivers License and we will be required to run a background check on viable applicants. We look forward to you joining our team!


Offsite Adoption Event Coordinator

Position Summary
Schedules offsite adoption events by utilizing current relationships and building new relationships with individuals and organizations. Please email leahcraig@bwar.org for more information or to apply.

Major Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute offsite adoption events.
  • Grow offsite adoption numbers by adding new events and best practices.
  • Load, haul, park, manage and unload adoption vehicles
  • Monitor and care for animals at your events.
  • Ensure top-notch customer service at all times.
  • Represent BWAR with integrity and professionalism.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities Needed to Perform the Essential Functions of this Position

  • Understand and live the mission, vision, and values of BWAR
  • Thorough knowledge of the adoption policies, fees, and procedures at BWAR
  • Familiarity with computer programs, such as MS Word, various Internet applications and basic office procedures.
  • Experience with RescueGroups is a plus
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Experience in event planning and management
  • Ability to perform several tasks at once in an often fast-paced, hectic environment
  • Ability to create and sustain positive working relationships within BWAR, with volunteers, the public, and be a team player.
  • Must be patient, courteous and work well under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to perform several tasks at once in an often fast-paced, hectic environment
  • Ability to create and sustain positive working relationships within BWAR, with volunteers, the public, and be a team player.
  • Must be patient, courteous and work well under stressful conditions.
  • Knowledge and ability to accurately work with detailed information in paper and computerized format.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to learn and quickly adapt to changes in programs and procedures.
  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to become proficient with visual recognition of large variety of dog and cat breeds, and age estimations within three months of hire date
  • A solid understanding animal behavior and body language with experience in animal handling
  • Ability to work and solve problems independently and accurately
  • Must be able to work efficiently and accurately under stress and pressure, while still maintaining a positive, professional manner towards customers and staff
  • Detail oriented, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and must have strong time management skills.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position is regularly required to use hands to fingers, handle, talk, hear, stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel or crouch. The position holder must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without assistance, and up to 80 pounds with assistance. While performing the duties of this job this position may be exposed to animal odors or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

**This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the individual. Other duties than those listed herein may be assigned.


Grants Manager Job Description

Position Summary
The Grants Manager is responsible for managing and coordinating all activities associated with grants and foundations research, proposals, and relationships management. Please email aileen@bwar.org to apply.

In partnership with Leadership and key internal stakeholders, the Grants Manager will:

  • Develop and implement a strategy to develop new funding sources through grants and to cultivate and expand current relationships to achieve the funding goals of this department and the organization as a whole.
  • Maintain an organized system to track past, current and potential grants and funders and provide regular updates on progress and milestones to Leadership.
  • Develop and work in partnership with key stakeholders in the organization to assure the accurate and timely collection of financial and program data and metrics for grant submissions and reporting.
  • Write and send letters of interest and applications to potential funders; keep track of grants applied for, grants received, deadlines and reporting requirements; submit proposals and handle correspondence and communication with foundations; manage the cultivation and stewardship strategy for funders; and stay abreast of new grant opportunities and funding strategies via participation in informational webinars as applicable.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct research internally and externally to produce sufficient number and quality of prospects. Produce extensive institutional donor profiles. Target appropriate ask amounts, and prioritize and evaluate prospects for corporate, foundation, and government grants.
  • Develop and prioritize projects and proposals: meet and work with staff to elicit projects and programs that need support.
  • Develop productive relationships with key internal stakeholders and maintain relationships with staff in various departments who are both internal clients for grants and foundation needs and key partners for reporting and tracking the use of awards.
  • Generate proposals for: unique projects and programs, unique institutional and individual funders.
  • Write or supervise writing of all proposals, budgets, reports, and other ancillary materials.
  • Manage existing grants by: tracking grants, developing internal reporting systems, writing reports, maintaining excellent historical records, and working with staff to ensure each project or program is meeting proposal conditions and expectations.
  • Monitor and manage grants income goal.
  • Manage and support the activities of Grants/Foundation volunteers. These volunteers may do filing, data entry, research and/or full grant research and writing.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors
  • Proven track record with institutional donors.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact comfortably and build relationships with a variety of different types of people both within and outside of the organization.
  • Ability to work independently and productively to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Experience with budget development and monitoring.
  • Experience in program development.
  • Knowledge of contracts and agreements preferred.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years experience with grant writing and management.
  • Knowledge:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Proven track record on raising money from foundation and government sources.
  • Program development experience preferred.
  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.
  • Animal welfare experience preferred.

Adoption Center Dog Caretaker

Brother Wolf is seeking an on call dog caretaker! Previous experience a plus, but we will train the right fit. To apply, email audrey@bwar.org.

Department: Dogs
Exempt/Non-Exempt:  Non-Exempt, full or part time position
Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs.  Includes weekend and holiday work.
Immediate Supervisor:  Dog Supervisor

Availability:  BWAR is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year as animals need daily care.  All animal caregivers must be available to be scheduled for work, any day, between the hours of 8 am and 7pm without other conflicts (other jobs, school, etc).

General Position Summary:

The dog caretaker will be responsible for providing compassionate and attentive care to the dogs at all times, maintaining a clean and healthy environment for the dogs and the public, and assisting with dog adoptions as needed. The dog caretaker will assist with overseeing public and employee safety when handling dogs. Excellent customer service skills and a positive attitude required.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Assists the behavior team with assessing the temperament of the dogs to facilitate finding the best possible placement for each individual dog.
  • Assist with overseeing the general safety of the kennel area, including ensuring that public and volunteers are handling dogs responsibly and safely.
  • Partner with the behavior team to identify dogs to attend adoption events and ensure that all dogs have appropriate gear on them to safely attend events.
  • Rotates animals as appropriate throughout adoption areas to ensure maximum exposure to the public and minimal time in crates at the request of supervisor.
  • Ensures daily, thorough cleaning of all dog areas.
  • Feeding the animals, including providing special diets as needed.
  • Doing laundry, washing dishes, sweeping/mopping, cleaning surfaces in the kennel.
  • Helping to ensure a healthy, safe, clean and pleasant environment for the animals and the public at all times.
  • Having a basic understanding of common dog illnesses and disease, vaccines and protocols, or a willingness to learn.
  • Assist in holding/handling dogs for medical intakes.
  • Monitoring the health of the dogs on an ongoing basis and rapidly identifying any health concerns or conditions (medical or behavioral) and immediately reporting it to the medical manager or supervisor on duty.
  • Willingness to ask questions and take direction as needed.
  • Administer oral, topical, and subcutaneous medications as needed.
  • Weigh dogs as instructed to do so by medical manager.
  • Keep dog food and additional supplies properly stored and stocked.
  • Treating all dogs humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Always maintaining a friendly demeanor and providing excellent customer service while assisting with adoptions, volunteers, fosters, or other BWAR staff.
  • Promotes a humane and caring attitude toward all animals
  • Filling in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed, including helping out at special events.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license and, if hired, be able to bring clean driving printout from DMV. Bilingual skills a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills essential.
  • Genuine affection for dogs (and other animals), concern for their welfare, and a willingness to accommodate animals in the workplace.
  • Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Maturity, excellent judgment, and a professional, personal appearance.
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English is required.
  • Ability to identify medical and behavioral problems immediately and communicate them effectively to the medical manager or immediate supervisor.
  • Treat people and animals with respect, contribute to effective teamwork,.
  • Foster and nurture relationships and public relations beneficial to the organization and our programs.
  • Understand, agree with, and live the BWAR mission, values, and vision.
  • Familiarity with dogs, knowledge of dog behavior or experience working with or volunteering with a rescue group, humane society, foster care involvement, or other animal welfare agency is a plus.
  • Comfort and ability to work with dogs of unknown disposition and those who exhibit medical and other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical ability to walk and or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required. Ability to bend and squat.
  • Physical ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands and to hear and see clearly.
  • Physical ability to push up to 150lbs and to carry up to 50lbs regularly and independently throughout a regular workday required.
  • Allergic conditions, which may be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification.

Working conditions:

Conditions may include working alone, working inside or outside during varying weather conditions, frequent interruptions, and some evenings/weekends meetings and classes.

Educational Requirements:

High school graduation required.

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