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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: Director of Operations

Department: Administrative Team

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt, full time position

Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director 

Please email leahcraig@bwar.org to apply

Availability: Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs. May include some weekend and holiday work.

General Position Summary

The Director of Operations is responsible for overseeing all departments within the Adoption Center, including the medical department, adoptions team, front desk team, cat care and housing, dog care and housing, behavior and enrichment, data manager, the foster team, transport, spay and neuter clinic, and fieldwork. 

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the day to day operations of the Adoption Center and Mobile Clinic and ensures that each department is running effectively, efficiently, within set standards, and within budgetary guidelines.
  • Actively works to improve operations, communications, partnerships and standards across departments. 
  • Ensures that the Adoption Center is neat, clean, safe and operating within NC state requirements; serving as main point of contact for licensing and compliance.
  • Creates and/or oversees creation of, all policy and procedures necessary for the operation of the Adoption Center and Mobile Clinic.
  • Works with support staff to oversee intake of animals into the shelter and ensures population is balanced to optimize life saving opportunities and is conducted in accordance with the organization’s desired impact goals.
  • Works with support staff to ensure that animals are being placed in safe, appropriate, permanent homes by monitoring and modifying the adoption screening and placement process.
  • Ensures that every individual animal is being considered for placement at all times and is being presented appropriately to the public.
  • Maintains excellent animal care and customer service standards; monitoring the physical and mental health of all animals in the adoption center.
  • Stays informed on current animal welfare issues and legislation and communicates relevant information to the team.
  • Hires, onboards, supervises, coaches and trains all department managers, ensuring their work is efficient and that they provide humane care and overall high work quality.
  • Oversees all training materials and programs for Adoption Center employees and Mobile Clinic employees.
  • Provides all direct reports’ with regular feedback and timely reviews.
  • Creates employee development plans with individual employees to grow their knowledge base, skill sets and professional careers and within animal welfare.
  • Develops, creates and modifies systems to track all appropriate metrics and makes data available as requested.
  • Provides operational support to Field Operations Team as necessary.
  • Works with bookkeeper to track departmental spending.
  • Works with marketing team on adoption promotions and content creation and review.
  • Assists with grant writing and reporting.
  • Develops strategic relationships with municipal and political officials and key community opinion leaders to promote a No-Kill community.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with other animal shelters and rescue groups.
  • Speaks publicly at BW events and in the media as necessary.
  • Communicates BW mission, values and goals to employees and instills a sense of mission within the team.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in animal welfare, preferably in a no kill shelter environment, and a strong commitment to the No-Kill mission.
  • Broad knowledge of the animal welfare sector, including familiarity with animal welfare laws, legislation and regulations.
  • Proven skills in personnel management and organizational leadership.
  • Demonstrated communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and familiarity with accounting principles and practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal, and customer service, and time management skills.
  • Proven ability to motivate and lead a team.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Familiarity of shelter medicine, including vaccination requirements and common animal illnesses and treatment protocols.
  • Ability to handle animals of all temperaments comfortably and safely.
  • Ability and initiative; working with minimal supervision.  
  • Maturity, excellent judgment, and professionalism.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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 Laura.booth@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: PRN Veterinary Technician – Adoption Center

Department: Adoption Center

Exempt/Non-Exempt:  Non-Exempt, part time position (10-15 HRS/WK)

Hours and days will vary depending on department needs.

Immediate Supervisor:  Medical Manager

Please email Laura.booth@bwar.org to apply

Availability:  BWAR is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, as animals need daily care.  The PRN Veterinary Technician position will be every Friday from 8-7 and other days as needed (with advanced notice) to properly staff the Medical Department. 

General Position Summary:

The PRN Veterinary Technician is responsible primarily for assisting the Veterinarian with surgeries and after care of surgical patients. The PRN Veterinary Technician partners with the overseeing veterinarian to diagnose and treat animals under the care of BWAR. 

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Assists with all aspects of surgeries including catheterizations, intubation, monitoring anesthesia and other surgical duties as needed  
  • Assists in caring for animals just waking up and recovering from anesthesia and surgery
  • Perform dental cleanings
  • Conducts intakes of animals into the facility
  • Admits and releases animals in a prompt, courteous and tactful manner
  • 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
  • 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
  • Maintains and uses medical equipment
  • Admits and releases animals in a prompt, courteous and tactful manner
  • Monitors the health of all animals during surgery 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
  • 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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