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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!

Rescue and Adoption Coordinator

Department: Front Desk
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:  Rescue and Adoption Supervisor

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). Please email your resume to audrey@bwar.org.

General Position Summary:
The Rescue and Adoption Coordinator is responsible for helping to ensure that all visitors to BWAR have a positive experience. The Rescue and Adoption Coordinator provides accurate and appropriate information to the public, and ensures that information and requests that come into the Front Desk are disseminated appropriately within the organization. The Rescue and Adoption Coordinator ensures that all necessary paperwork and data is processed in a timely and accurate manner and filed accordingly.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Ensures phone calls are answered promptly and all email and voicemail messages are returned/processed in a timely fashion.
  • Assists the public with requests for services for BWAR’s community programs
  • Assists with tracking metrics for BWAR’s public assistance programs
  • Ensures proper adoption screening of all applicants.
  • Ensures appropriate and timely communication with all adoption applications
  • Processes adoptions as necessary.
  • Assesses various situations and makes decisions regarding suitability of animals for intake for animals into the facility.
  • Assists with lost and found animals.
  • Assists with daily animal counts.
  • Assists with managing community service volunteers and tracking their hours accordingly.
  • Refers the public to outside resources and partner organizations as necessary.
  • Provides tour to the public upon request
  • Partners with Volunteer and Events Coordinator to prep for offsite events as needed.
  • Works with donors to accept monetary and “in kind” donations at the front desk and provides them with appropriate tax forms/documentation.
  • Puts received donations in the appropriate place in a timely manner.
  • Helps to ensure files are appropriately maintained and organized.
  • Keeps front desk and the front of the adoption center outside clean, free of clutter/tripping hazards.
  • Helps to ensure daily, thorough cleaning of the entire adoption center, including ensuring that all miscellaneous items and donations are disbursed properly throughout the BWAR campus.
  • Treats all animals and humans humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance. Is non-judgemental with people when dealing with owner surrenders.
  • Always maintains a friendly demeanor and provides excellent customer service while assisting with adoptions, volunteers, fosters, donors or other BWAR staff.
  • Promotes a humane and caring attitude toward all animals and people.
  • Fills 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 animals, concern for their welfare, and a willingness to accommodate   animals in the workplace.
  • Ability to remain calm and de-escalate difficult situations as necessary
  • Excellent multitasking skills are essential
  • 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.
  • Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who exhibit medical and other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.
  • Ability to work in stressful and emotional situations and handle them professionally and compassionately.

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.


Offsite Location Coordinator

Department: Animal Care
Exempt/Non-Exempt:  Non-Exempt, part time position
Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs.  Includes weekend and holiday work.
Immediate Supervisor:  Adoption Center 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). Please email your resume to audrey@bwar.org.

General Position Summary:
The Offsite Location Coordinator is responsible for the care, health, promotion and adoption of animals located at all assigned offsite adoption locations.  The Offsite location Coordinator is additionally responsible for the physical maintenance and presentation of the location and the training and scheduling of all staff and volunteers.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Work with animal care department managers to select appropriate animals for placement in offsite locations.
  • Coordinate transport of all animals to and from the location.
  • Ensure completion of a daily health and wellness check on all animals at all locations and document appropriately.
  • Ensure all animal habitats are clean, disinfected and presentable to the public at all times.
  • Ensure all animals are presented in a positive light, with identifying materials such as crate cards for each individual animal.
  • Partner with the behavior team to assess the temperament of the animals to facilitate finding the best possible placement for each individual one.
  • Conduct adoption counseling and process adoptions.
  • Maintain all paperwork associated with the program, including animal charts and ensure all animals are in RG and visible on BWAR website.
  • Schedule and conduct all required adoption events and make sure to include BWAR merchandise/donation jar at all adoption events.
  • Orient,train, and provide ongoing oversight of volunteers for efficiency, compassionate/humane care and overall high work quality.
  • Keep animal care supplies such as food and litter properly stored and stocked.
  • Monitor the health of all animals on an ongoing basis and rapidly identify and report any medical or behavioral concerns to the Medical Manager immediately. Remove sick animals from offsite locations immediately.
  • Serve as a public face for Brother Wolf.
  • Implement treatment plans as necessary.
  • Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Always maintain a friendly demeanor and provide excellent customer service while assisting with adoptions, volunteers, fosters, or other BWAR staff.
  • Promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals.
  • Serving as the liaison between BWAR and the facility manager as needed and to ensure a positive, mutually beneficial relationship.
  • 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 animals, concern for their welfare, and a willingness to accommodate animals in the workplace.
  • Working knowledge of shelter terminology and processes; demonstrate animal health and well-being knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Ability to de-escalate difficult situations and have uncomfortable conversations.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 cats 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.


Chapter Manager – Henderson County, NC

The purpose of the Chapter Manager role is to ensure the accuracy of Chapter operations to our mission and business objectives. Please submit resumé to terry@bwar.org.

Duties:

This position is expected to work 40 hours a week and use supplemental volunteer help.

  • Supervise and direct the activities of BWAR Chapter staff, volunteers and fosters.

  • Train staff, volunteers and fosters in the operations, policies and procedures of BWAR.

  • Organize and grow outreach activities tabling/adoption events etc.

  • Manage and grow volunteer base for thrift store, animal care, and other chapter needs.

  • Learn and manage animal medical intake, general care and adoption process.

  • Maintain up to date and accurate records for all transactions and provide records as requested.

  • Maintaining and improving thrift store and adoption center storefronts according to local regulations and according to Brother Wolf Retail, ethical and animal care standards.

  • Recruiting, manage and grow volunteer and foster pool to support chapter and chapter programs.

  • Develop a relationship with the county animal shelter/ local veterinarians and others to ensure local support.

  • Order/stock supplies and fixtures for store, adoption center and back room operations as needed (paper products, printing, animal care and medical products, cleaning, tags, storage, display, etc.)

 

Groomer – Asheville, NC

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

Department: Retail and Grooming
Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs.  Includes weekend work.
Immediate Supervisor:  Director of Sales

Availability:

BWAR Retail and Grooming is open 7 days a week. Grooming Schedule TBD. Weekend work is a must.

General Position Summary:

The groomer will be responsible to provide compassionate and attentive care to grooming clients and their animals, maintain a clean and healthy environment for the grooming animals and the public. Excellent customer service skills and a happy attitude required.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Greeting pets and customers upon check-in, answering questions and finding solutions for individual needs.
  • Bathe, brush and dry dogs and cats, cleaning ears, clipping nails, and performing other needed services as needed.
  • Grooming dogs to customer satisfaction.
  • Perform all general maintenance of grooming room; clean kennels, tubs, grooming tables; vacuum floor; empty trash; clean clipper blades, scissors and brushes after use. This includes vacuuming upstairs grooming room,
  • Must supply own grooming equipment / tools that are necessary to fulfill job requirements.
  • Will work to spread the word about the BWAR grooming service to help build new clientele.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills essential.
  • Genuine affection for cats & dogs (along with 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.
  • 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.
  • 1-3 years of on hand grooming experience

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. Grooming certificate.

 


Cat Caretaker – Asheville, NC

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

Department: Cats
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:  Cat Supervisor

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 cat caretaker will be responsible to provide compassionate and attentive care to the cats at all times, maintain a clean and healthy environment for the cats and the public, and assist with cat adoptions as needed. Excellent customer service skills and a happy attitude required.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Assessing the temperament of the cats to facilitate finding the best possible placement for each individual cat.
  • Identifies cats to attend adoption events and ensures that kennel cards and appropriate paperwork is complete and accompanies the cats to the events.
  • Rotates animals as appropriate throughout adoption areas to ensure maximum exposure to the public for each cat.
  • Ensures daily, thorough cleaning of all cat areas including the cage free cat room and the entire front lobby as well as quarantine spaces.
  • Cleaning and disinfection of dishes, toys, bedding, cat trees, cat condos, and anything else that may be relevant to the cats at the time.
  • Spot cleaning of cat and public areas throughout the day, including assisting with putting away any miscellaneous items in the front lobby.
  • Feeds the cats,, including providing special diets as needed.
  • Does laundry, washes dishes, cleans litter boxes, sweeps/mops, cleaning surfaces in the cat room and cat areas as needed.
  • 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 cat illnesses and disease, vaccines and protocols, or a willingness to learn.
  • Trim cat nails when needed.
  • Assist in holding/handling cats and kittens for medical intakes.
  • Monitors the health of the cats/kittens on an ongoing basis and rapidly identifying any   concerns (medical or behavioral) and immediately reports 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 cats and kittens as instructed to do so by medical manager.
  • Keep cat food/kitten food, litter, and additional supplies properly stored and stocked and notify supervisor when running low on specific items.
  • Ensure that all plastic cat carriers are clean and clearly labeled throughout the day.
  • Treating all cats humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals
  • Always maintaining a friendly demeanor and providing excellent customer service while assisting with adoptions, volunteers, fosters, or other BWAR staff.
  • 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 cats (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 cats, knowledge of cat 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 cats 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.


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!


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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