OK HUMANE SOCIETY JOBS & CAREERS

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By joining our team, you could work for Oklahoma’s largest animal welfare nonprofit and save animal lives right in your community. We are a hardworking, mission-focused group of individuals who are working to see a day when every adoptable animal finds a home. If you want to help us with that mission and work with animals here in Oklahoma City, then you might be a fit for our team.

The Central Oklahoma Humane Society continually accepts job applications. Your application will be considered active for 60 days. If a suitable opening has not occurred during that time period, and you remain interested in employment with us, it will be necessary for you to reapply. You can browse our available jobs and careers below. Thank you for your interest!

  • Clinic Office Assistant
    Department Spay + Neuter Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor Clinic Manager
    Status Full Time/Non-Exempt

    Purpose of Position

    The Clinic Office Assistant is our client’s first contact when calling or visiting and as such carries a significant role within our Clinic to ensure excellent customer service.  The position will maintain the professional environment by answering phones, scheduling appointments, data entry and performing special projects such as grant project reports.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:

    • Responsible for handling high volume of phone calls and emails.
    • Scheduling client appointments.
    • Checking clients in and out.
    • Physically handling cats and dogs.
    • Providing post-operative care instructions to owners.
    • Tender cash and credit; create daily ledger of deposits.
    • Data entry for all client appointments.
    • Prepare mailing lists, labels and reports.
    • Maintain office filing and storage systems.
    • Keep filing/document management system for electronic and paper documents organized.
    • Monitor and order office supplies.
    • Distribute/file all incoming mail.
    • Data entry, research, typing, correspondence, faxes, and filing.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Job Requirements

    • Bilingual abilities are a plus.
    • Previous experience in an office setting required.
    • Experienced administrative professional who is dependable and highly organized with business maturity, discretion, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude.
    • Technologically literate with strong computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel and other commonly used software.
    • Good internet skills, including use of e-mail programs and group messaging.
    • Good organizational skills and record keeping (attention to detail is critical).
    • Cheerful presence and people skills.
    • Good oral and written communication skills.
    • Self starter who can work independently.
    • Skill in establishing priorities and managing workload.
    • Ability to follow directions and multitask.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Work may be performed in a kennel/shelter setting and/or outdoors.
    • 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. Exposure to disinfectant solutions when cleaning.
    • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament.
  • Neonate Registered Veterinary Technician
    Department Neonate
    Immediate Supervisor In House Clinic Manager
    Status Exempt/Overtime ineligible

    Purpose of Position
    The Neonate Registered Veterinary Technician (Neonate RVT) will provide clinical care for nursing cats/dogs and litters, in addition to neonates without mothers.

    Duties & Responsibilities
    In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:

    General Housekeeping

    • Provide updates to and communicate directly with the veterinarian about patients and their care on a daily and weekly basis.
    • Provide updates to and communicate directly with the program manager about program progress on a daily and/or weekly basis.
    • Conduct rounds and administer medication.
    • Provide appropriate care based on direct observation as well as information reported by the staff, volunteers, and fosters.
    • Provide clinical care for nursing cats or dogs and litters, as well as neonates without mothers, which includes syringe/bottle feeding, injectables, topical and oral medications, and nebulization.
    • Provide specialized care for neonate cats with compromised immune systems.
    • Prepare and administer controlled drugs in accordance with DEA requirements.
    • Perform venipuncture for blood draw in order to obtain samples for diagnostic testing.
    • Perform and complete intake procedures for neonates.
    • Providing scheduled preventative care to neonates.
    • Timely and accurate data entry and record keeping.
    • Be available for an assigned shift answering the emergency phone after regular working hours.
    • Communicate with the public on a daily basis in a mature manner.
    • Provide excellent internal and external customer service.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Job Requirements & Qualifications

    • Must be a licensed registered veterinary technician in Oklahoma or eligible to sit for boards and pass required exams within a pre-determined period of time.
    • High school diploma or equivalent required.
    • Will be asked to communicate with the public on a daily basis in a professional manner
    • Prefer two years minimum experience working with animals in a kennel, shelter, veterinarian hospital or equivalent.
    • Training and/or instruction in care of neonate, infant or orphaned kittens preferred.
    • Must be detail oriented with a nurturing ability to care for vulnerable animal population.
    • Must possess strong communication skills (verbal & written).
    • Ability to restrain or handle animals for medical procedures.
    • Basic computer skills, including use of data entry programs.
    • Ability to follow directions and multitask.
    • Ability to provide direction and instruction to a diverse group of people.

    Physical Requirements

    • Work may be performed in a kennel/shelter setting and/or outdoors.
    • 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. Exposure to disinfectant solutions when cleaning.
    • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament.
  • Neonate/Bottle Babies Volunteer Coordinator
    Department In House Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor Clinic Manager
    Status Part Time/Overtime Eligible

    Purpose of Position

    The Neonate Volunteer Coordinator recruits, assists in training and managing volunteers for OK Humane’s Neonate Nursery and Bottle Baby program in order to further the mission of saving lives in Oklahoma.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Recruit required number of volunteers
    • Conduct volunteer orientation and training
    • Update volunteer manual for use by participating volunteers
    • Maintain volunteer records
    • Direct volunteers and finding them suitable jobs
    • Assist in identifying volunteer projects through needs assessment
    • Promote neonate program volunteer opportunities to current and potential volunteers
    • Regularly evaluate and refine the volunteer program
    • Maintain work and general areas in an organized manner
    • Assist with special events
    • Provide in-person and telephone client services and answer questions
    • Will be asked to communicate with the public on a daily basis in a professional 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
    • High level of thoroughness and strong attention to detail
    • 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
    • Ability to follow directions and multitask
    • Position will require some evenings

    Physical Demands:

    Work may be performed in a kennel/shelter setting

    • Frequent bending, reaching, kneeling, climbing stairs, walking and, standing on feet 5-8 hours per day while performing job functions
    • Exposure to disinfectant solutions when cleaning
    • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament
    • Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds with reasonable accommodations
    • 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
  • Veterinary Assistant
    Department Spay + Neuter Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor --
    Status Full-time; Non-Exempt; $10/hour

    Purpose of Position
    Responsible for providing humane and proper care to the organization’s animals being housed on site.

    Duties & Responsibilities
    In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:

    General Housekeeping

    • Perform daily cleaning of kennels, cages and public areas when necessary.
    • Spot clean throughout the day.
    • Clean prep room and operating room at the end of the day.
    • Wash and sterilize all surgical packs throughout the day.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Patient Care

    • Restrain all patients during anesthesia induction and intubation.
    • Monitor all patients on gas anesthesia.
    • Prepare patients for surgery as instructed.
    • Transport patients from prep room to operating room.
    • Assist veterinarians in surgery as needed.
    • Keep veterinary lead assistant informed of animal behavior, health, or concerns.
    • Administer animal vaccinations, tests, medications and treatments as directed.
    • Assist clients with necessary paperwork.
    • Monitor patients in recovery.
    • Provide excellent patient care.

    Job Requirements & Qualifications

    • Must be able to learn basic veterinary medical concepts including but not limited to vaccine protocols and anesthetic risks
    • Must also be able to communicate basic veterinary concepts to owners and be able to repeat information relayed by a veterinarian
    • Will be asked to communicate with the public on a daily basis in a professional manner
    • Ability to follow directions and multitask.

    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.

    Note: Work may be performed in a kennel/shelter setting and outdoors.

  • Animal Care Assistant - Intake Facility
    Department Intake Program
    Immediate Supervisor Intake Program Manager
    Status Part-time; Non-Exempt; $10/hour

    Purpose of Position
    Responsible for providing humane and proper care to the organization’s animals being housed on site.

    Duties & Responsibilities
    In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:

    • Clean and sanitize live cat and dog living areas
    • Clean and sanitize stainless steel cat cages
    • Daily feeding & fresh water
    • Assist foster parents with animal drop offs and pick ups
    • Proper & timely Feline-ality™ observations and documentation
    • Report any abnormalities in the animal’s behavior or sick/injured animals
    • Perform daily cleaning and sanitizing of work and public areas
    • Assist in administering animal vaccinations, tests, medications and treatments as directed
    • Assist with general questions and requests from the public
    • Transport available adoption cats to PetSmart In-Store Centers from Adoption Center
    • Transport cats requiring vet work to the In House Clinic from Adoption Center
    • Maintain timely and accurate electronic records and hard files
    • Follow established disease control protocols
    • Restock 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 needed

    Job Requirements & Qualifications

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to multi-task and make appropriate prioritization decisions
    • Confidence handling or learning to handle both dogs and cats
    • Ability to work within a team environment while on the go
    • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
    • Must be able to work maturely and respectfully with diverse groups of people
    • Must be organized, flexible and adjust to rapid, changing needs
    • Ability to follow directions and multitask.
    • Commitment to mission, values, goals and success of OK Humane

    Physical Requirements

    • 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

    Note: Work may be performed in a kennel/shelter setting and outdoors.

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