Job Opportunities

Spay/Neuter Community Liaison

Non-exempt, full time $12 per hour Purpose of Position: Assess spay/neuter education needs of the community and prepare programs for presentation in addition to promoting sterilizations and educating and directing citizens to available resources and information. Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Promote spay/neuter and it’s benefits within the community
  • Community Cats program
  • Write informational reports.
  • Refer citizens to appropriate agency or program.
  • Working within targeted zip codes for specific projects.
  • Develop and evaluate plans, criteria, etc. for variety of projects, program activities, etc.
  • Speak as a representative of OK Humane before public groups.
  • Conduct needs assessments.
  • Transporting animals requiring spay/neuter to the OK Humane Spay/Neuter Clinic from within community.
  • Evaluate programs for effectiveness and accomplishment of goals.
  • Evaluate needs assessment data to determine course of action i.e. training, new program, etc.
  • Develop and conduct public information and education programs.
  • Design visual presentation materials
  • Maintain work and general areas in an organized manner
  • Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements:
  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Must be comfortable handling/learning to handle both dogs and cats - general handling (petting, leash-walking, some lifting and carrying), and restraint (drawing blood, giving vaccines, and placing animals in cages/carriers)
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, a professional, tactful, mature and sincere attitude, and be able to represent the mission, goals and the policies of OK Humane in a creative, credible and energetic manner
  • Must be able to work maturely and respectfully with diverse groups of people
  • Must be organized, flexible and adjust to rapid, changing needs
  • Must be knowledgeable and comfortable with computer systems used in operations and have basic computer skills, including database skills
  • Knowledge of and commitment to animal welfare issues strongly preferred
  • Commitment to mission, values, goals and success of OK Humane
  • Must be proficient on MS Office
  • Ability to follow directions and multitask.
  • Position will require weekend days and evenings
Physical Demands: Work is performed in a kennel/shelter setting and outdoors
  • Frequent bending, reaching, kneeling, climbing stairs, walking and, standing on feet 8-10 hours per day while performing job functions
  • Exposure to disinfectant solutions when cleaning
  • Exposure to various weather conditions when working outdoors
  • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds with reasonable accommodations
 

Human Resources Intern

Unpaid internship.  10-30 hours per week, up to 16 weeks, to be scheduled during normal business hours.  Depends upon the college/university internship requirements

Purpose of Position:

This unpaid internship opportunity is available every semester (Fall, Spring, Summer). This internship would provide you the opportunity to be involved in many of the functional areas of Human Resources such as employee wellness program, recruiting, policy and procedures, HRIS, employee relations,  performance management, benefits, and organizational development.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create and modify documents such as policies, standard operating procedures, training manuals, etc.
  • Conduct research, compile data and prepare reports for consideration and presentation to the Vice President of Operations, staff and Board of Directors.
  • Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of client, staff and agency information.
  • Interact with clients, vendors and visitors.
  • Clerical projects including filing, database maintenance, organizing, phone calling, etc.
  • Support staff in assigned project based work.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Must be an upper division or graduate student in an accredited college or university
  • Must be comfortable handling/learning to handle both dogs and cats - general handling (petting, leash-walking, some lifting and carrying), and restraint (drawing blood, giving vaccines, and placing animals in cages/carriers)
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, a professional, tactful, mature and sincere attitude, and be able to represent the mission, goals and the policies of      OK Humane in a creative, credible and energetic manner
  • Must be able to work maturely and respectfully with diverse groups of people
  • Must be organized, flexible and adjust to rapid, changing needs
  • Must be knowledgeable and comfortable with computer systems used in operations and have basic computer skills, including database skills
  • Knowledge of and commitment to animal welfare issues strongly preferred
  • Commitment to mission, values, goals and success of OK Humane
  • Must be proficient on MS Office
  • Ability to follow directions and multitask.
  • Position may require weekend days and evenings

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the day with help.
  • Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly.
  • Must have good range of motion in joints especially wrist, knees, elbows.
  • Must have good range of motion in your back, for instance twisting.
  • Must be able to work in potentially extreme environmental temperatures.
  • Must be able to use a ladder and or step stool.
  • Must possess excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • Must possess an acceptable degree of dexterity in hands and fingers.

Pet Adoption Specialist

Non-exempt part-time contingent worker $14 per hour, Adoption Center

Purpose of Position:

An employee that is used to supplement OK Humane’s Adoption Center staffing on an as needed basis. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:
  • Responsible for placing dogs and cats in appropriate and permanent homes
  • Works closely with Foster/Volunteer Coordinator to schedule animals drop offs and pick ups
  • Works closely with members of the OK Humane to determine volunteer needs on a regular basis or for one-time projects/events.
  • Daily Care for animals housed in adoption center
  • Monitor animals and immediately report health or behavior abnormalities to supervisor
  • Maintains timely and accurate electronic records and hard files of adoptions
  • Performs follow-up calls with adopters
  • Working with volunteers and staff to enhance overall experience for the public at adoption center
  • Manage retail display, weekly inventory and sales.
  • Follow established disease control protocols to daily clean, disinfect, and maintain shelter apartments, kennels, cages, and general areas
  • Operate laundry and dishwashing equipment
  • Restock cleaning areas with supplies and equipment
  • Maintain equipment in working condition, report equipment or supply needs to supervisor
  • Maintain work and general areas in an organized manner
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, a professional, tactful, mature and sincere attitude, and be able to represent the mission, goals and the policies of OK Humane in a creative, credible and energetic manner
  • Must have experience in pet adoption counseling
  • Must be able to work maturely and respectfully with diverse groups of people
  • Must be organized, flexible and adjust to rapid, changing needs
  • Must be knowledgeable and comfortable with computer systems used in operations and have basic computer skills, including database skills
  • Knowledge of and commitment to animal welfare issues strongly preferred
  • Commitment to mission, values, goals and success of OK Humane
  • Must be proficient on MS Office
  • Ability to follow directions and multitask.
  • Position will require weekend days and evenings
  • Retail sales experience preferred

Qualifications:

  • Excellent customer service record
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and make appropriate prioritization decisions
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, database and mail merge)
  • Light data entry skills
  • Confidence handling or learning to handle both dogs and cats
  • Ability to work within a team environment while on the go

Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed in a kennel/shelter setting and outdoors
  • Frequent bending, reaching, kneeling, climbing stairs, walking and, standing on feet 8-10 hours per day while performing job functions
  • Exposure to disinfectant solutions when cleaning
  • Exposure to various weather conditions when working outdoors
  • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds with reasonable accommodations
 

Development & Marketing Intern

Unpaid internship.  10-30 hours per week.  Depends upon the college/university internship requirements.

Purpose of Position:

This position will work support the organization’s marketing and fundraising efforts by assisting the development office and adoption center with a variety of events, marketing, and fundraising-related tasks and operations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Manager of Development to thoroughly understand the organization’s fundraising priorities and goals.
  • Collaborate with members of the fundraising team in the achievement of goals.
  • Assist with the design and edit of all marketing, printed materials (including annual report)
  • Assist writing, editing, and review of copy for e newsletters, direct mail, etc.
  • Visit local media when directed.
  • Press kit assembly and distribution
  • Proofread marketing materials
  • Assist Manager of Development in planning and execution of special events.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of annual volunteer appreciation events.
  • Assist with maintaining membership files in the database.
  • Respond to individual member and donor inquiries and communications.
  • Process individual gifts, track pledge adherence, and manage donor lists and data base.
  • Assist in generating reports for tracking and forecasting.
  • Learn and assist with Donor Perfect gift reports.
  • Enter data pertaining to donations received (both in-kind and cash, etc.) into the donor database, and generate acknowledgements and reports as requested.
  • Attend community events as directed.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Must be an upper division or graduate student in an accredited college or university
  • Must be comfortable handling/learning to handle both dogs and cats - general handling (petting, leash-walking, some lifting and carrying), and restraint (drawing blood, giving vaccines, and placing animals in cages/carriers)
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, a professional, tactful, mature and sincere attitude, and be able to represent the mission, goals and the policies of OK Humane in a creative, credible and energetic manner
  • Must be able to work maturely and respectfully with diverse groups of people
  • Must be organized, flexible and adjust to rapid, changing needs
  • Must be knowledgeable and comfortable with computer systems used in operations and have basic computer skills, including database skills
  • Knowledge of and commitment to animal welfare issues strongly preferred
  • Commitment to mission, values, goals and success of OK Humane
  • Must be proficient on MS Office
  • Ability to follow directions and multitask.
  • Position may require weekend days and evenings

Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed in a kennel/shelter setting and outdoors
  • Frequent bending, reaching, kneeling, climbing stairs, walking and, standing on feet 8-10 hours per day while performing job functions
  • Exposure to disinfectant solutions when cleaning
  • Exposure to various weather conditions when working outdoors
  • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds with reasonable accommodations
                               

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