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

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.

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Position: Veterinary Technician – Adoption Center

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

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.  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:

  • 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.
  • Answer on call phone for limited overnight shifts and assist fosters with medical emergencies
  • 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)

 

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Position: Front Desk Team Member

Department: Front Desk

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

Immediate Supervisor:  Front Desk Supervisor

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

Availability:  Front Desk team members must be available to work to accommodate the needs of the front desk. They must be available during Adoption Center hours. This position includes holiday and weekend work.

General Position Summary:

The Front Desk team member is responsible for managing the daily operational aspects of the front desk. Duties include providing excellent customer service with a non-judgemental attitude, processing and conducting adoptions and intakes, managing related paperwork and processes, and serving as reception for the organization.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Ensures prompt, appropriate screening of all adoption applications
  • Ensures safe, appropriate adoption placements by partnering with the behavior team and kennel staff.
  • Conducts adoptions and ensures appropriate paperwork is completed
  • Conducts all animal intakes and ensures appropriate paperwork is completed.
  • Conducts the process of sending animals to foster and ensures all paperwork is completed and fosters are provided with appropriate items and information.
  • Maintains cleanliness of lobby space, ensuring all donations are processed and the front desk is neat and clean.
  • Providing excellent customer service with a positive, non-judgemental attitude to all visitors. Greets and directs all visitors.
  • Accepts and provides documentation for donations
  • Maintains a professional attitude while working and make the best use of their time.
  • Ensures phone calls are answered promptly and all email and voicemail messages are returned/processed in a timely fashion.
  • Ensures messages are disseminated appropriately throughout the organization.
  • Assists the public with requests for services for BWAR’s community programs
  • Refers the public to outside resources and partner organizations as necessary.
  • Directs community service volunteers
  • Conducts and records daily animal counts
  • Partners with Volunteer and Events Coordinator to prep for offsite events as needed
  • Ensures files are appropriately maintained and organized. Conducts audits as necessary at the request of Data Manager.
  • Assists with managing community service volunteers and tracking their hours accordingly.
  • Treats all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Ability to multitask
  • Initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction.  
  • Maturity, excellent judgment, and a professional appearance.
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English is required.  
  • Ability to foster and nurture relationships and public relations beneficial to the organization and our programs.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Position:Bookkeeper

Department: Administration

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt, full time position

Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director

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

Availability: Availability must match the needs of the organization and may change dependent on the activities of the organization or time of year.

General Position Summary:

The Brother Wolf bookkeeper is responsible for the financial and accounting operations for the entirety of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. This includes budgeting, all accounting and bill payment functions, and communicating current, salient financial information to the board of directors, and when applicable, to outside independent auditors.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Manage proper receipts and disbursements of internal and external funds.
  • Manage all banking activity including bill payment and statement reconciliation.
  • Monitor assets and investments.
  • Monitor the transfer of funds between BWAR locations as necessary.
  • Monitor cash outflows and manage working capital requirements to ensure proper controls are in place to move funds for operational expenses (payroll, accounts payable, etc.).
  • Provide assistance in the designing and implementation of policies and procedures to minimize operational risk.
  • Direct the preparation of the year-end financial statements and account analyses and work closely with the outside independent public accounting firm in connection with year-end audits and Form 990.
  • Serve as a key point of contact for external auditors; Manage preparation and support of all external audits.
  • Research and develop the annual budget with assistance from relevant department managers.
  • Oversee payroll and employee benefits including processing payroll.
  • Assist with the employee onboarding process.
  • Manage reconciliation of all banking deposits.
  • Attend meetings with organizational departments as necessary, and ensure an open line of communication to meet the operating and financial needs of all departments.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial reports
  • Assist Executive Director with reporting financial information to the board of directors at monthly board meetings.
  • Assist in the selection of consultants, auditors and investors as required.
  • Prepare or assist with preparation of other required non-profit compliance reporting and registration requirements such as the Charitable Solicitation Licenses.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a bookkeeper, preferable within the nonprofit sector
  • Proficient in QuickBooks Online with ability to streamline processes to create efficiencies.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and practices and familiarity with budgeting.
  • Excellent analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to explain financial terms in simple language
  • Experience working with external auditors and compliance-related issues
  • Demonstrated communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent interpersonal, and customer service, and time management skills essential
  • Genuine affection for animals and concern for their welfare
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Maturity, professionalism, and excellent judgment
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English is required.
  • Ability to treat people and animals with respect and contribute to effective teamwork,.
  • Ability to 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.

Physical Requirements:

  • Allergic conditions, which may be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification.

Working conditions:

Conditions may include working alone and, at times, accommodating animals within the workplace.

Educational Requirements:

Accounting education preferred.