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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!


Position:  Volunteer Manager

Department: Volunteer Management
Please email audrey@bwar.org for more information or to apply.

Exempt/Non-Exempt:  Non-Exempt, full time position

Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs.  Includes weekend and holiday work.

Immediate Supervisor:  Denise Bitz, President

Availability:  BWAR is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year as animals need daily care.  

The Volunteer Manager is expected to work a 5 day a week schedule that meets the needs of the organization.

General Position Summary:

The Volunteer Manager’s primary role is to support the Adoption Center and Events staff by functioning as a resource to supply trained volunteers to appropriate departments, and to oversee their development. The Volunteer Manager builds hierarchical teams of volunteers to support specific programs, such as food drives, pet food pantry, and Outward Hounds Hiking.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Recruits, trains and schedules an appropriate number of volunteers to support the daily needs of the organization
  • Functions in an HR capacity to hire and fill volunteer positions within the shelter
  • Creates and builds volunteer teams to serve within Brother Wolf’s various departments
  • Oversees volunteers in their daily activities
  • Actively posts volunteer job openings and opportunities on Facebook, Volgistics, and within the shelter
  • Contacts and coordinates volunteers to complete specific tasks such as driving, delivering items, and other errands
  • Trains volunteers for efficiency, safety, compassionate/humane care and overall high work quality.
  • Supervises volunteers and provides coaching and feedback as necessary on job performance.
  • Handles all complaints and concerns regarding volunteer performance, including terminating volunteers when necessary
  • Oversees volunteer based enrichment programs for animals including Outward Hounds Hiking Club
  • Creates and maintains the volunteer events calendar
  • Conducts or supervises bi-weekly volunteer orientations
  • Oversees and maintains all volunteer records in Volgistics
  • Partners with various department managers to plan activities for large groups of volunteers
  • Conducts humane education programs for visiting groups of children
  • Partners with Data Manager to maintain and make available volunteer metrics
  • Oversees, maintains and actively encourages participation in the BWAR Volunteer Facebook page community
  • Plans and conducts annual volunteer recognition events in partnership with events team
  • Recruits volunteers for weekly Adoption Events
  • Recruits and oversees volunteers at Brother Wolf’s five annual events
  • Oversees and maintains community service program
  • Attends community events to promote volunteering at Brother Wolf and recruit new volunteers
  • Treats all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Always maintains a friendly demeanor and provides 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.
  • Recruits and oversees volunteers at Brother Wolf’s five annual 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 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
  • 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 companion animals, knowledge of companion animal 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 animals 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.

 


Second Chances Thrift Store Manager – McDowell 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 McDowell Co. Chapter’s Second Chances Thrift Store might be right for you! Please email brooke@bwar.org for more information or to apply.

Part time: 25 to 30 hours a week

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.
  • Must have basic knowledge of dog and cat care, and be comfortable handling cats and dogs of all sizes and breeds.

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.
  • Assist with animal care for BWAR animals visiting the store, including feeding, cleaning cages, laundry, etc.
  • Assist with animal intake, such as holding animals for medical procedures, occasionally assisting veterinary care staff as needed, etc.

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Contracted Surgical Veterinarian

Please email audrey@bwar.org for more information or to apply.

Department: Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary Clinic

Exempt/Non-Exempt:  Non-Exempt, part time position
Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs.
Immediate Supervisor:  Director of Animal Care

Availability:  Two full days each week, preferably Wednesdays and Saturdays.  

General Position Summary: To perform surgeries and conduct wellness appointments for BWAR animals in donated veterinary hospital space.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Diagnose and treat medical conditions in Brother Wolf animals.
  • Diagnose and treat medical conditions in animals enrolled in the “Help Me Heal” program.
  • Perform surgical procedures when deemed appropriate
  • Assist with internal and public relations consultation and education services as they pertain to veterinary medical issues
  • As necessary, testify in court cruelty cases; write reports for such cases providing professional opinion and diagnosis.
  • Provide telephone consultation with staff during normal business hours
  • Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Always maintains a friendly demeanor and provides excellent customer service while assisting with adoptions, volunteers, fosters, or other BWAR staff.
  • Promoting 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:

  • Graduation from an accredited veterinary medical school
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in the state of North Carolina
  • 2-5 years of experience in a veterinary practice, preferably working with a shelter.
  • Enthusiasm for shelter medicine and the ability to see the value of shelter animals.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a DEA license
  • Acquire and possess a thorough understanding of and dedication to the no kill philosophies of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills essential.
  • Genuine affection for shelter animals and concern for their welfare
  • 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.  Bilingual a plus.
  • The ability to treat people and animals with respect and 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 companion animals, knowledge of companion animal 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 animals 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.
  • Allergic conditions, which may be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification.

Working conditions:

Conditions may include working alone, frequent interruptions, and some evenings/weekends meetings and classes.

Educational Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited veterinary medical school
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in the state of North Carolina

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Medical Assistant

Please email audrey@bwar.org for more information or to apply.

Department: Adoption Center

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

Availability:  BWAR is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year as animals need daily care.  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 Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting the Medical Manager as needed with ensuring the overall health and wellness of the animals housed in the Adoption Center and in BWAR foster homes.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Helps to ensure a healthy, safe, clean and pleasant environment for the animals and the public at all times.
  • Implements treatment plans for any animal needing health care under the direction of the Medical Manager
  • Restrains animals for shots, medicating, nail trims and other medical procedures as needed
  • Administers oral, topical, and subcutaneous medications under the direction of the Medical Manager
  • Talks with foster parents and the public about treatment plans and medications
  • Acts as a liaison between the front desk and medical department to prioritize appointments
  • Admits and releases animals in a prompt, courteous and tactful manner
  • Monitors the health of all animals housed in the Adoption Center on an ongoing basis and rapidly identifies any health concerns or conditions.
  • Assists with daily tasks such as restocking medications, refilling medications, cleaning, paperwork and returning phone calls
  • Fills in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed, including helping        out at special events or training at Chapter locations.
  • Treats all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Always maintains a friendly demeanor and provides excellent customer service while assisting with adoptions, volunteers, fosters, or other BWAR staff.
  • Promotes a humane and caring attitude toward all animals

Qualifications:

  • 1 years of prior experience working in the animal medical field, preferably in a shelter environment
  • Experience caring for and handling animals in a safe and effective manner, especially large or untrained animals
  • Knowledge of various dog and cat breeds
  • Familiarity with diseases common to dogs and cats
  • Knowledge of preventative, therapeutic and veterinary treatment of domestic animals.
  • Knowledge of contemporary shelter and clinic maintenance techniques and accepted sanitary practices
  • Knowledge of animal behavior
  • Rabies innoculations are required or must be waived.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 companion animals, knowledge of their behavior or experience working with or volunteering with a rescue group, humane society, foster care involvement, or other animal welfare agency is a plus.
  • Comfortable making decisions in regard to euthanasia
  • Comfort and ability to work with animals 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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Sanctuary Veterinarian

Please email audrey@bwar.org for more information or to apply.

Department: Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary Clinic

Exempt/Non-Exempt:  Non-Exempt, full time position
Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs.  Includes weekend and holiday work.
Immediate Supervisor:  Director of Animal Care

Availability:  BWAR is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year as animals need daily care.  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: To perform or recommend all veterinary services for Brother Wolf animals, and to ensure the health of all animals on the Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary Campus. To maximize the use of financial resources to ensure animal resident health at a minimum cost. To provide medical care as well as humane care and treatment to all animals in Brother Wolf’s care in accordance with the policies and procedures established by Brother Wolf Animal Rescue and the state of North Carolina.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Diagnose and treat medical conditions in all Brother Wolf animals.
  • Diagnose and treat medical conditions in animals enrolled in the “Help Me Heal” program.
  • Follow the progress of all patients placed on treatment, keeping records of all treatments and final outcomes in coordination with the Sanctuary Clinic Practice Manager and Director of Animal Care.
  • Create and evaluate policy and procedures, treatment plans, disease control measures, and progress of animals housed at the Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary, including but not limited to:

– vaccination protocols
– nutrition and feeding protocols
– parasite control measures
– housing and sanitation
– treatment protocols for routine infectious diseases
– preventative medicine procedures
– emergency evaluation, treatment and procedures

  • Perform surgical procedures when deemed appropriate
  • Assist with internal and public relations consultation and education services as they pertain to veterinary medical issues
  • As necessary, testify in court cruelty cases; write reports for such cases providing professional opinion and diagnosis.
  • Provide telephone consultation with staff during normal business hours
  • Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Always maintains a friendly demeanor and provides excellent customer service while assisting with adoptions, volunteers, fosters, or other BWAR staff.
  • Promoting 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:

  • Graduation from an accredited veterinary medical school
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in the state of North Carolina
  • 2-5 years of experience in a veterinary practice, preferably working with a shelter.
  • Enthusiasm for shelter medicine and the ability to see the value of shelter animals.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a DEA license
  • Acquire and possess a thorough understanding of and dedication to the no kill philosophies of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills essential.
  • Genuine affection for shelter animals and concern for their welfare
  • 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.  Bilingual a plus.
  • The ability to treat people and animals with respect and 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 companion animals, knowledge of companion animal 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 animals 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.
  • 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:

  • Graduation from an accredited veterinary medical school
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in the state of North Carolina, including DEA license.

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