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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 address listed. We look forward to you joining our team!

Position: Rescue and Adoption Coordinator

– Please send application to Audrey@bwar.org.

Department: Front Desk
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt, full-time or part-time position.
Hours: Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs. Includes weekend and holiday work.
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 8AM and 7PM without other conflicts (other jobs, school, etc).

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 multi-tasking 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.

Job Type: Part-time


Position: Pet Groomer

– Please email Brooke@bwar.org for more information or to apply. This is a full-time position.

Position Requirements:

  • Must work well under pressure and maintain composure in dynamic environment.
  • Two years of grooming experience required
  • Detail oriented, focused, personable, timely individual who is good at multitasking and prioritizing.
  • Must be able lift 50lbs.
  • Must be patient and always use safe, gentle handling techniques.
  • Schedule is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9AM until grooms are completed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Booking appointments and 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 cages, tubs, grooming tables; vacuum floor; empty trash; clean clipper blades, scissors and brushes after use. This may require moving crates to be able to sanitize underneath.
  • Remove all water bowls and wash for the next day.
  • Call grooming customers for the following day and give reminder.
  • 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.

Position: Kennel Attendant/Animal Caregiver; Rutherford County, NC Chapter

– Please email Karen.Parker@bwar.org for more information or to apply.

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.

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 our 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 workday 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.
  • Availability and a willingness to work a flexible schedule are a must.

Additional Requirements:

  • High school graduation, plus two years of public contact work or volunteer experience, preferably working with animals.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid drivers license and if hired, be able to present clean driving printout from DMV.
  • Includes weekend and holiday work.

Second Chances Thrift Store Manager; McDowell Chapter

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

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!

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.

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

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.