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By joining our team, you could work for Oklahoma’s largest animal welfare nonprofit and save 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.

The Central Oklahoma Humane Society continually accepts 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. Thank you for your interest.

  • Pet Adoption Specialist 
    Department
    Adoptions
    Immediate Supervisor
    Adoption Program Manager
    Status
    Non-Exempt

    Purpose of Position

    To facilitate appropriate and responsible adoptions for dogs and cats in the OK Humane Adoption Program.

    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 pickups.
    • Works closely with members of the OK Humane to determine volunteer needs on a regular basis or for one-time projects/events.
    • Clean and sanitize live cat and dog living areas.
    • Clean and sanitize stainless steel cat cages.
    • Daily feeding and fresh water.
    • Assist foster parents with animal drop offs and pickups.
    • Proper & timely Meet Your Match 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.
    • 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 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 (Word, Excel, Outlook, database and mail merge).
    • 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.
    • Excellent customer service record.
    • Confidence handling or learning to handle both dogs and cats.
    • Ability to work within a team environment while on the go.

    Physical Demands:

    Work may be performed in a kennel/shelter setting and 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • OK Humane Place Clinic Office Assistant
    Department
    Spay + Neuter Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor
    Clinic Manager
    Status
    Full-time; Non-Exempt; $10/hour

    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 & Qualifications

    • 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

    • 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.

  • Development & Marketing Intern
    Department
    Immediate Supervisor
    Status
    Unpaid Internship; 10-30 hours/week

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

    • Working with the Director of Marketing & 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 Director of Marketing & 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 & Qualifications

    • 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

    • Work may be 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

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

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