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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.

  • Director of Development 
    Department
    Development
    Immediate Supervisor
    President & CEO
    Status
    Full-time; Exempt

    Purpose of Position

    Plans, directs, and coordinates all development activities, major fundraising activities, and special projects, by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.

    Job Description:

    Identify, cultivate, and build relationships with potential donors and develop, implement and oversee such prospects from the initial point of contact through completion of a gift. Responsible for designing and implementing the annual development plan to ensure OK Humane reaches annual fundraising goals. As member of leadership team for organization, participates in setting strategies and goals for organizational performance.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

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

     

    • Create annual development plan, in coordination with the President & CEO.
    • Plan and implement Annual Giving Campaign.
    • Work with Director of Marketing to coordinate all direct mail appeals.
    • Solicit and cultivate a portfolio of donors.
    • Develop stewardship plan for donor relations.
    • Write grant proposals and research opportunities for new grants.
    • Coordinate annual donor appreciation event.
    • Oversee management and planning for special events in coordination with Director of Marketing & Communications.
    • Oversee maintenance of donor database.
    • Maintain a working knowledge of donor software .
    • Utilize database as a tool for fundraising.
    • Train staff when necessary.
    • Prepare correspondence for donors, i.e. thank you letters, update letters.
    • Make public presentations.
    • Communicate with Board and Executive Committee as requested
    • Attend all Board meetings
    • Keep Grant Calendar for deadline information.
    • Actively support associate staff and volunteers, and promote the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission.
    • Represent the Central Oklahoma Humane Society in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
    • Provide quality service to clients, volunteers, and staff recognizing their individual contributions to the success of our organization.
    • Participate on Development committee and special projects as assigned.
    • Participate with PAW Pack board as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    Education Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

     

    Experience Requirements:

    • Must have five years+ of development experience in major gift giving, corporate support, foundation grants, annual campaigns, planned giving.
    • Must have excellent interpersonal, written, computer, analytical, presentation, and public speaking skills.
    • Experience with Word and Excel required; experience with graphics software and donor databases necessary.
    • Ability to develop and manage budgets and prepare financial reports
    • Specialized training in fundraising highly desired, e.g., Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Certification as Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE); or CSPG (Certified Specialist in Planned Giving) offered through college-sponsored certification program.

    Physical Demands:

    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 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 accommodation
  • Relocation Driver
    Department
    Intake
    Immediate Supervisor
    Intake Program Manager
    Status
    Full-time; Part-Time; Contingency

    Purpose of Position
    Coordinates and maintains the smooth functioning of the OK Humane Homeward Bound transport vehicles and their operations for the transport program.

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

    • Responsible for vehicle maintenance and repairs, including scheduling routine maintenance, oil changes and tune-ups, repairs as necessary, and maintaining accurate records of services performed.
    • Responsible for transporting, loading/unloading dogs and puppies from source shelters to destination shelters, while maintaining a professional standard and promoting positive relationships with partner shelters.
    • Researches and establishes truck routes between source and destination shelters based on time and cost effectiveness; always bearing in mind the safe and humane transport of the animals.
    • Performs pre and post trip inspections of the Homeward Bound vehicle and arranges for any minor repairs or routine maintenance as needed.
    • Check and maintain fluid levels in the Homeward Bound vehicle.
    • Keeps the Homeward Bound vehicle clean, inside and out; including the cab.
    • Responsible for completion of daily, weekly, monthly reports related to mileage and use of company credit card.
    • Complies with all safety regulations and OK Humane organizational policies.
    • Provides excellent customer service to partner shelters.
    • Take responsibility for the safety and security of staff and animals.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Job Requirements & Qualifications

    • High school diploma or equivalent. Experience working in an animal related field and customer service helpful.
    • Must have a current driver’s license issued by the State in which you reside and a clean driving record.
    • All drivers must comply with Federal regulations and any State regulations that are stricter than Federal requirements.
    • Ability to delegate.
    • Team-working, motivational and leadership skills.
    • Must possess decision making skills and the ability to manage multiples tasks.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Ability to follow directions and multitask.
    • Must be available to work nights and weekends.

    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.

  • 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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