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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: Behavior and Enrichment Manager

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:  Director of Animal Care

Please email résumé to Audrey@bwar.org

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 Behavior and Enrichment Manager will develop, implement and monitor all programs intended to identify, correct and prevent problem behavior in animals, as well as work to ensure the animals in our facilities are receiving appropriate social interaction and enrichment.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Helps to ensure a healthy, safe, clean and pleasant environment for the animals and the public at all times.
  • Works with Adoption Center Manager  to supervise, coach, evaluate and discipline behavior and enrichment staff.
  • Orients and trains behavior and enrichment team staff for efficiency, compassionate/humane care and overall high work quality.
  • Assists Adoption Center Manager with development of appropriate programs to increase adoptions
  • Recruits, orients and trains behavior and enrichment team volunteers
  • Design, schedule and oversee animal enrichment and training plans for staff and volunteers.
  • Train staff to conduct dog off leash playgroups and dog meets safely and effectively.
  • Determine, design and supervise implementation of individual training programs for shelter animals to improve behavior and chance of adoption.
  • Train and oversee shelter staff and volunteers with safe animal handling, training and behavior basics and breed identification.
  • Assure all operational staff and volunteers are trained to properly identify and assist with problem behavior and modification or prevention.
  • Assist in foster care education for the proper training of foster animals and offer foster support as needed.
  • Develop and/or direct behavior seminars and workshops for staff and volunteers.
  • Perform behavior assessments as needed for transport dogs being transported to partner rescues/shelters.
  • Act as a resource for all adopters including adopters who adopt an animal in our Life Long Friend Program.
  • Ensure provision of pre-adoption training and behavior counseling for “difficult” or “at risk” animals.
  • Ensure provision of post-adoption support by phone, email, or in-person, for “difficult” or “at risk” placements.
  • Provide referral information and advice on animal behavior issues, training methods, training equipment and animal trainers.
  • Serve as animal behavior resource for local media when needed.
  • Identifies animals to attend events and ensures appropriate information regarding behavioral and training needs is disseminated to the appropriate parties.
  • Participate in the decision making process when deciding whether or not euthanasia is appropriate for a behaviorally challenged animal.
  • Seek out webinars, classes, seminars and other methods of continuing education to be kept up to date on the latest information regarding the profession.
  • Rotates animals as appropriate throughout adoption areas to ensure maximum exposure to the public and limit time spent in crates.
  • Monitors the health of the animals on an ongoing basis and rapidly identifies any health concerns or conditions (medical or behavioral) and immediately reports it to the medical manager or supervisor on duty.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • One year certificate from college or technical school; or one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Have or be willing to obtain CPDT-KA certification.
  • Working knowledge of shelter terminology and processes; demonstrate animal health and well-being knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Animal training and behavior knowledge to include positive reinforcement, animal training techniques, canine temperament testing and the ability to assess and evaluate new animal training methods and equipment.
  • Has a basic understanding of common animal illnesses and disease, vaccines and protocols, or a willingness to learn.
  • Teaching knowledge to include basic teaching methods and curriculum development including the ability to design training aids.
  • Animal control knowledge including breed characteristics, skills in animal restraint and handling, and the ability to interpret animal body language
  • 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 de-escalate difficult situations and have uncomfortable conversations
  • 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.

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 résumé 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)

 


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.

 


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: 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