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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 audrey@bwar.org. We look forward to you joining our team!

Position: Dog Caretaker

Brother Wolf is seeking an on call dog caretaker! Previous experience a plus, but we will train the right fit.

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.


Position: Medical Assistant or Medical Intern

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.

Position: Foster Program Manager

Brother Wolf is seeking a full time Foster Program Manager. The Foster Program Manager works in collaboration with the Adoption Center staff to accept and place animals in need of immediate rescue into foster homes until space is available at the Adoption Center, until they are transported to a partner rescue, or until they are adopted. The Foster Program Manager actively recruits, screens, approves, trains new foster parents, and maintains active foster records. He or she is responsible for coordinating all aspects of care for animals in foster homes, including working to create ongoing training for fosters to help them become specialized in certain areas of fostering (ie, medical cases, behavioral cases, or different species of animals.)
This position offices at the Adoption Center in Asheville, and requires flexibility in scheduling. Please email audrey@bwar.org for more information or to apply.

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 all 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 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.
  • Past experience managing or supervising people with ability to help them develop.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical ability to walk and or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required. Ability to bend and squat.
  • Ability to lift 40lbs independently if necessary.
  • 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/holidays, meetings and classes.

Educational Requirements:

High school graduation required.
Bachelors Degree preferred.

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