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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: Veterinary Technician – Adoption Center

Please send resumes to Audrey@bwar.org

Department: Adoption Center

Exempt/Non-Exempt:  Non-Exempt, full 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 Veterinary Technician is responsible for assisting with ensuring the overall health and wellness of the animals housed in the Adoption Center and in BWAR foster homes. The Veterinary Technician partners with the overseeing veterinarian to diagnose and treat animals under the care of BWAR. The Veterinary Technician oversees the daily operations in the  Medical Department and is responsible for ensuring the medical department runs smoothly and effectively day to day.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Assists with training of Medical Department staff for efficiency, compassionate/humane care and overall high work quality.
  • Supervises Veterinary Assistants in the absence of the Medical Manager
  • Monitors the Medical Department email address and voicemail and ensures voicemails and emails are responded to promptly.
  • Ensures the medical department is kept clean, sanitary and organized
  • Schedules appointments with veterinarians and spay/neuter clinics as necessary
  • Communicate regularly with veterinarians to ensure treatment plans are being monitored and executed properly.
  • Conducts intakes of animals into the facility
  • Develops and implements treatment plans for any animal needing health care.
  • 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.
  • Keeps Director of Animal Care, Medical Manager and Animal Care Manager informed of ongoing treatment plans and medical concerns within the department.
  • Administers oral, topical, and subcutaneous medications as needed.
  • Performs medical intakes under the supervision of the staff veterinarian
  • Draws blood for testing
  • Prepares samples for outbound lab work
  • Runs various in house laboratory diagnostics such as fecal tests, cultures, cytologies and skin scrapes.
  • Administers vaccines
  • Administers sub-q fluids
  • Collects and maintains treatment records
  • Issues rabies certificates/gives rabies vaccinations
  • Assists the staff veterinarian in preparing animals for transport
  • Maintains pharmacy and controlled drug records
  • Completes ear cleanings and nail trims
  • Makes daily rounds to visually inspect adoption center animals and ensure they are healthy
  • Maintains and uses medical equipment
  • Admits and releases animals in a prompt, courteous and tactful manner
  • Monitors the health of all animals housed at the adoption center on an ongoing basis and rapidly identifies any health concerns or conditions.
  • Works with veterinarian to create and implement treatment plans.
  • Makes decisions regarding euthanasia of an animal when they are irremediably suffering
  • Fills in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed, including helping out at special events or training at Chapter locations.
  • Helps to ensure a healthy, safe, clean and pleasant environment for the animals and the public at all times.
  • 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:

  • 2 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 preventive, therapeutic and diagnostic veterinary treatment of domestic animals.
  • Knowledge of contemporary shelter and clinic maintenance techniques and accepted sanitary practices
  • Knowledge of animal behavior
  • Rabies inoculations 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.
RVT (or equivalent experience)


Second Chances Thrift Store Associate (Asheville)

Please email brooke@bwar.org to apply.

Department: Thrift  

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

Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs. Includes weekend, evenings, and holiday work. Schedule is usually Tuesday through Saturday.

Immediate Supervisor: Business Manager

Availability:  The Second Chances Thrift Store is open daily.  

General Position Summary: The Thrift Store Associate is responsible for contributing to all activities related to operations and promotion of the thrift store, and for execution of animal care activities on-site.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Greet customers and assist them with merchandise as needed.
  • Answer phones, take messages, monitor voicemail and relay messages frequently throughout the day.
  • Ensure excellent customer service standards are established and maintained.
  • Participate in the sorting, hanging, stocking, pricing, and marketing of merchandise.
  • Maintain cleanliness, organization and order of “donation” storage areas. Sort through donations quickly and efficiently and move items to the sales floor.
  • Dispose of unusable items, boxes, and trash daily in the appropriate receptacles.
  • Keep sales floor well stocked, items priced and marked down appropriately, displays neat and attractive, and a diverse mix of items for sale at all times.
  • Ensure housekeeping, merchandising, and organizational standards are established and maintained. Special care should be made to ensure all areas meet fire codes.
  • Offer all who donate merchandise a tax receipt; have donor complete this form.
  • Maintain grounds surrounding building: clean and clear of garbage and debris.
  • Monitor dumpster to ensure no overflow and maintain a clean area around the building.
  • Assure care or any adoptable in-store animals.
  • Design tasks for volunteers appropriate to the needs of Second Chances; help develop a “team’ of volunteers to perform those tasks and supervise their activities as necessary.
  • Monitor building (lights, heat, doors, and entryway usage).
  • Bring any issues deemed appropriate and necessary to the Retail Sales Director.
  • Provide weekly sales/revenue and expense results upon request.
  • Oversee daily cash in/out.
  • Be responsible for the integrity of any cash register reconciliation.
  • At the end of each day, secure and count cash donations as well as those in the donation jar. Ring these up on the register under “donations”. Add to the daily deposit.
  • Make or assure that all store receipts are deposited in the bank daily.
  • Keep a daily record of all receipts: debit, credit, cash, all donations, in a daily journal.
  • Develop ideas to attract additional quality donations.
  • Prominently display and advertise current store sales and events. Consistently work on promotions and tactics to draw customers in to the store.
  • Organize seasonal sales and special store events.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills.
  • 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.  
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • Self motivated; able to make sound decisions independently and to communicate or confer with supervisors as appropriate.
  • Able to communicate effectively and efficiently both verbally and in writing with a variety of constituents and personalities.
  • Visual and conceptual creativity for store and adoption center layout and merchandising and for marketing and promoting the store.
  • 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.
  • Retail managerial experience 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.
  • Basic computer skills; the ability to create flyers and forms using MS Word and Excel, and PDFs.

Physical Requirements:

  • Allergic conditions, which may be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification.
  • Must be able to navigate stairs ongoing throughout the day, and carry up to 30lbs without assistance up and down a flight of stairs.
  • Must be able to work actively and on their feet for the majority of the work day.
  • 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.
  • Ability to drive a large cargo van and tow a trailer if necessary

Working conditions:

Conditions may include working alone and evenings/weekends.


Assistant to Offsite Locations and Events Manager

Department: Events

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

Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs. Includes weekends, evenings, and holiday work.

Immediate Supervisor: Offsite locations and events manager

Availability:  This position requires work most weekend days and flexibility during the week.

General Position Summary: The Adoption Events Staff works with local businesses and other organizations to conduct adoption events at locations within the community. The Assistant to Offsite Locations and Events Manager assists with physically conducting the events, handling aspects of coordination, transportation and day of event logistics. The Assistant to Offsite Locations and Events Manager serves as a public face of BWAR, representing the organization to the public and promoting the organization’s brand, mission and values. This position also assists with managing BWAR’s offsite adoption locations at Petco and Petsmart.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Works to increase the number of animals adopted at offsite events.
  • Manages or assists with managing all BWAR staff and volunteers present at any offsite adoption event to ensure event runs smoothly.
  • Partners with the behavior and adoption teams to select appropriate animals to represent BWAR at the events if necessary
  • Partners with the behavior team to understand the individual needs of each animal traveling to the events.
  • Partners with foster team and fosters to encourage foster participation at adoption events.
  • Ensures all appropriate paperwork and animal care supplies and animal medication travel to and from the event.
  • Selects, maintains and cleans all animal care equipment associated with events.
  • Manages the transport of animals and equipment to and from events and ensures BWAR van is cleaned and has gas in it for next use.
  • Monitor animals behavior/stress level throughout event and return the animal to the AC as necessary
  • Conducts conversation based adoption counseling and processes adoptions.
  • Cares for animals during offsite events; ensures their comfort, hygiene and safety at all times.
  • Cleans and disinfects animal areas at events before and after each animal interacts with the space.
  • Brings appropriate retail and outreach materials and is responsible for inventory, sales, turn in of money along with metrics sheet, and replenishing inventory.
  • Recruits, trains, and provides ongoing support to volunteers who can also run these offsite events so that BWAR can have more than one event going on at any given time.

Responsibilities at offsite adoption locations:

  • Assist with 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 by conducting cleaning shifts.
  • Ensure all animals are presented in a positive light, with identifying materials such as crate cards for each individual animal.
  • Conduct adoption counseling and process adoptions.
  • Maintain all paperwork associated with the program

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.
  • 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.


Veterinary 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

Please contact Audrey@bwar.org to apply.

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 Veterinary Assistant is responsible for assisting the Medical Manager and Veterinary Technicians 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 and Veterinarian
  • 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 preventive, therapeutic and veterinary treatment of domestic animals.
  • Knowledge of contemporary shelter and clinic maintenance techniques and accepted sanitary practices
  • Knowledge of animal behavior
  • Rabies inoculations 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.


Veterinary Technician – Mobile Clinic

Department: No Kill Community Development

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

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

Immediate Supervisor: Mobile Clinic Program Manager

Please contact Audrey@bwar.org to apply.

Availability: 

The Brother Wolf mobile spay and neuter clinic travels four to five days a week to neighboring communities to conduct high volume spay and neuter. The mobile clinic veterinary technician will be in charge of assisting with these surgeries and must be available in accordance with the clinic schedule.

General Position Summary:

The Veterinary Technician for the mobile clinic is responsible for assisting the veterinarian with all aspects of surgery conducted on the mobile clinic, including assisting with preparing animals for surgery, assisting in surgery as requested by the surgeon, monitoring anesthesia, supervising recovery, and client communication. The Veterinary Technician also assists the Mobile Clinic Program Manager with various administrative tasks as necessary.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all aspects of assigned patients, including (but not limited to): intake, physical examination; surgery; pre- and post-operative care; anesthetic protocols; patient monitoring; patient recovery; and emergency response.
  • Manage the flow of animals through surgery to ensure efficient operation of the clinic
  • Supervise medical assistants
  • Administers oral, topical, and subcutaneous medications as needed
  • Partner with Mobile Clinic Program Manager to ensure that the clinic is appropriately stocked and appropriately staffed.
  • Partner with Mobile Clinic Program Manager to ensure record keeping is completed and accurate
  • Liaison with the public to admit and discharge animals and convey after care instructions.
  • Participate in relationships with community veterinarians, veterinary hospitals, and professional associations as requested
  • Ensures the mobile clinic is kept clean, sanitary and organized
  • Ability to drive 26’ mobile clinic to locations and manage daily set up.
  • Respond to medical issues involving patients as necessary
  • Communicate any issues concerning staff or patients with Mobile Clinic Program Manager
  • Fills in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed, including helping out at special events
  • 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:

  • 2+ years of prior experience working as a Veterinary Technician, shelter experience is a plus.
  • Experience working as a Veterinary Technician in a spay and neuter clinic is a must.
  • Experience caring for and handling animals in a safe and effective manner, especially large or untrained animals.
  • Familiarity with diseases common to dogs and cats
  • Knowledge of contemporary shelter and clinic maintenance techniques and accepted sanitary practices
  • Knowledge of animal behavior
  • Rabies inoculations or waiver required.
  • 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.  
  • 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.

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.

Potential environmental factors include:

      • Exposure to chemical and biological hazards, such as feces and blood
      • Exposure to sharp objects
      • Working in environments that include loud noises
      • Working in environments that may have uneven, wet, and slippery surfaces

Educational Requirements:

High school graduation required.

Must be a registered Veterinary Technician in the state of North Carolina

 


McDowell Chapter Second Chances Thrift Store Associate

Please email jamie.stillwachs@bwar.org to apply.

Department: Thrift  

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

Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs. Includes weekend, evenings, and holiday work. Schedule is usually Tuesday through Saturday.

Immediate Supervisor: McDowell County Chapter Manager

Availability:  BWAR McDowell is open 5 days a week, Tuesday- Saturday excluding major holidays.  

General Position Summary: The Thrift Store Associate is responsible for contributing to all activities related to operations and promotion of the thrift store, and for execution of animal care activities on-site.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  1. Store Operations:
  • Greet customers and assist them with merchandise as needed.
  • Answer phones, take messages, take intake requests/ lost and found animal reports, monitor voicemail and relay messages frequently throughout the day.
  • Ensure excellent customer service standards are established and maintained.
  • Participate in the sorting, hanging, stocking, pricing, and marketing of merchandise.
  • Maintain cleanliness, organization and order of “donation” storage areas. Sort through donations quickly and efficiently and move items to the sales floor.
  • Dispose of unusable items, boxes, and trash daily in the appropriate receptacles.
  • Keep sales floor well stocked, items priced and marked down appropriately, displays neat and attractive, and a diverse mix of items for sale at all times.
  • Ensure housekeeping, merchandising, and organizational standards are established and maintained. Special care should be made to ensure all areas meet fire codes.
  • Offer all who donate merchandise a tax receipt; have donor complete this form.
  • Maintain grounds surrounding building: clean and clear of garbage and debris.
  • Monitor dumpster to ensure no overflow and maintain a clean area around the building.
  • Assure coverage of thrift store and animal care at all times.
  • Help ensure thrift store is staffed properly and tasks are completed daily to maximize productivity of employees and volunteers.
  • Design tasks for volunteers appropriate to the needs of Second Chances; help develop a “team’ of volunteers to perform those tasks and supervise their activities as necessary.
  • Monitor building (lights, heat, doors, and entryway usage).
  • Bring any issues deemed appropriate and necessary to the Retail Sales Director and/or Chapter Manager.
  1. Animal Care
  • Work alongside staff and volunteers caring for animals in the Thrift Store. Assure that all BWAR animal care practices and standards are followed.
  • Assist with daily cleaning of crates, food dishes, laundry, pet carriers, toys, and any other items used by or for the animals in BWAR McDowell’s care.
  • Personally provide animal care as needed at all times.
  • Assist in handling on-site animal record-keeping and in cooperation with Chapter Manager, maintain accurate, complete and organized records for the animals in care.
  • Observe and report any animal health problems to Chapter Manager as appropriate.
  • Assist as needed with medical and other intake of animals to chapter
  1. Cash Management
  • Operate within the budgetary guidelines provided by management.
  • Provide weekly sales/revenue and expense results upon request.
  • Oversee daily cash in/out.
  • Be responsible for the integrity of any cash register reconciliation.
  • At the end of each day, secure and count cash donations as well as those in the donation jar. Ring these up on the register under “donations”. Add to the daily deposit.
  • Make or assure that all store receipts are deposited in the bank daily.
  • Keep a daily record of all receipts: debit, credit, cash, all donations, in a daily journal.
  1. Promotions and Events
  • Develop ideas to attract additional quality donations.
  • Prominently display and advertise current store sales and events. Consistently work on promotions and tactics to draw customers in to the store.
  • Organize seasonal sales and special store events.
  • Maintain an active mailing list sign up sheet at the front counter.
  • Work closely with Chapter Manager for Thrift Store promotional ideas and needs related thereto.
  1. Assist with Business Development
  • Develop working relationships with area businesses.
  • Inform area businesses of the benefits of donating discontinued and out-of-season merchandise to Second Chances.
  • Promote and procure quality donations from businesses, estates, and individuals.
  • Devise, implement, and manage a donation pick-up option for businesses, estates, and individuals that are unable to deliver their donations to the thrift store location.
  • Develop relationships with other nonprofit agencies in the area assisting the underserved to donate overstock and stock we cannot sell. Responsible for seeing that ‘redonating items’ are moved out of the Thrift Store in a timely manner to other nonprofit agencies.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills.
  • 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.  
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • Self motivated; able to make sound decisions independently and to communicate or confer with supervisors as appropriate.
  • Able to communicate effectively and efficiently both verbally and in writing with a variety of constituents and personalities.
  • Visual and conceptual creativity for store and adoption center layout and merchandising and for marketing and promoting the store.
  • 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.
  • Retail managerial experience is a plus.
  • 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.
  • Basic computer skills; the ability to create flyers and forms using MS Word and Excel, and PDFs.

Physical Requirements:

  • Allergic conditions, which may be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification.
  • Must be able to navigate stairs ongoing throughout the day, and carry up to 30lbs without assistance up and down a flight of stairs.
  • Must be able to work actively and on their feet for the majority of the work day.
  • 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.
  • Ability to drive a large cargo van and tow a trailer if necessary

Working conditions:

-Conditions may include working alone and evenings/weekends.


Position: Dog Caretaker

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:  Animal Care Manager

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

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:

  • 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.
  • Ensure daily, thorough cleaning of all dog areas.
  • Feed the animals, including providing special diets as needed.
  • Assist the behavior team with assessing the temperament of the dogs to facilitate finding the best possible placement for each individual dog.
  • Doing laundry, washing dishes, sweeping/mopping, cleaning surfaces in the kennel.
  • Help to ensure a healthy, safe, clean and pleasant environment for the animals and the public at all times.
  • Have 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.
  • Monitor 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.
  • Treat all dogs humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Always maintain a friendly demeanor and providing excellent customer service while assisting with adoptions, volunteers, fosters, or other BWAR staff.
  • Promote a humane and caring attitude toward all animals
  • Fill 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.
  • 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.  
  • 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: Veterinary Technician – Adoption Center

– Please send application to Audrey@bwar.org.

Department:  Adoption Center
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt, full 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 Veterinary Technician is responsible for assisting with ensuring the overall health and wellness of the animals housed in the Adoption Center and in BWAR foster homes. The Veterinary Technician partners with the overseeing veterinarian to diagnose and treat animals under the care of BWAR. The Veterinary Technician oversees the daily operations in the  Medical Department and is responsible for ensuring the medical department runs smoothly and effectively day to day.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Assists with training of Medical Department staff for efficiency, compassionate/humane care and overall high work quality.

  • Supervises Veterinary Assistants in the absence of the Medical Manager

  • Monitors the Medical Department email address and voicemail and ensures voicemails and emails are responded to promptly.

  • Ensures the medical department is kept clean, sanitary and organized

  • Schedules appointments with veterinarians and spay/neuter clinics as necessary

  • Communicate regularly with veterinarians to ensure treatment plans are being monitored and executed properly.

  • Conducts intakes of animals into the facility

  • Develops and implements treatment plans for any animal needing health care.

  • 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.

  • Keeps Director of Animal Care, Medical Manager and Animal Care Manager informed of ongoing treatment plans and medical concerns within the department.

  • Administers oral, topical, and subcutaneous medications as needed.

  • Performs medical intakes under the supervision of the staff veterinarian

  • Draws blood for testing

  • Prepares samples for outbound lab work

  • Runs various in house laboratory diagnostics such as fecal tests, cultures, cytologies and skin scrapes.

  • Administers vaccines

  • Administers sub-q fluids

  • Collects and maintains treatment records

  • Issues rabies certificates/gives rabies vaccinations

  • Assists the staff veterinarian in preparing animals for transport

  • Maintains pharmacy and controlled drug records

  • Completes ear cleanings and nail trims

  • Makes daily rounds to visually inspect adoption center animals and ensure they are healthy

  • Maintains and uses medical equipment

  • Admits and releases animals in a prompt, courteous and tactful manner

  • Monitors the health of all animals housed at the adoption center on an ongoing basis and rapidly identifies any health concerns or conditions.

  • Works with veterinarian to create and implement treatment plans.

  • Makes decisions regarding euthanasia of an animal when they are irremediably suffering

  • Fills in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed, including helping out at special events or training at Chapter locations.

  • Helps to ensure a healthy, safe, clean and pleasant environment for the animals and the public at all times.

  • 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:

  • 2 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 preventive, therapeutic and diagnostic veterinary treatment of domestic animals.

  • Knowledge of contemporary shelter and clinic maintenance techniques and accepted sanitary practices

  • Knowledge of animal behavior

  • Rabies inoculations 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. RVT (or equivalent experience)

 


Position: 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