OK HUMANE 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!

  • Intake Facility Manager
    Department Intake Department
    Immediate Supervisor Director of Operations
    Status Full time/Overtime exempt

    Purpose of Position:
    The purpose of the Intake Facility Manager is to oversee all functions relative to the intake facility, including but not limited to staff training and supervision, facility repair and maintenance, and programmatic implementation.

    Duties & Responsibilities:
    In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:
    Overall
    • Supervise staff and volunteers in accordance with company policies and procedures
    • Responsible for meeting facility productivity and quality goals
    • Responsible for staff scheduling to include: work assignments/rotations, employee training, employee vacations, employee breaks, overtime assignment, back-up for absent employees, and shift rotations
    • Establish employee goals and conduct employee performance reviews.
    • Take responsibility for the safety and security of staff and customers
    • Ensure that animal inventory at the intake facility meets productivity and quality goals for all programs
    • Ensure that supplies for daily animal care are on hand and that outstanding preventive health care is provided at all times
    • Oversee owner relinquishment process
    • Work closely with other managers and In House Veterinarian to ensure smooth process flow and design enhancements as needed
    • Communicate with Director of Operations on program operations
    • Other duties as assigned

    Intake

    • Oversee the intake of all animals for the organization’s programs

    • Ensure that the animals are suitable for the adoption or relocation programs
    • Oversee, as necessary, SAFER and other behavioral assessments and recommend enhancements to currently used methods
    • Ensure that the number of dogs and cats adequately achieve the needs of both the adoption and relocation programs

    Foster
    • Establish goals for growing and improving foster program
    • Ensure the effective use of coordination technology such as Volgistics and Constant Contact
    • Working with Marketing to develop process for surveying fosters for feedback
    • Ensure quality work output from foster staff

    Relocation
    • Oversee selection of animals for program
    • Oversee filing of organizational documents, records and reports
    • Work with third parties to coordinate transport of dogs to partner shelters
    • Ensure correct supplies for transport are on hand, packed and labeled appropriately
    • Ensure all appropriate paperwork and health records have been completed prior to transport

    Job Requirements:
    Work is performed in a kennel/shelter setting and outdoors
    • Three to five years of management experience which includes supervisory responsibility
    • Ability to delegate
    • Team-working, motivational and leadership skills
    • Must possess decision making skills and the ability to manage multiples tasks
    • Will be asked to communicate with the public on a daily basis in a professional manner
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to follow directions and multitask
    • Knowledge of office processes, procedures, and technology
    • Experience in supervising project and team activities
    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.

  • Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
    Department In House Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor Staff Veterinarian
    Status Exempt

    Purpose of Position:
    The RVT is the Veterinarian’s primary medical support.

    Duties & Responsibilities:
    In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:
    • Collecting and maintaining accurate animal records.
    • Administering medications, vaccinations and treatments.
    • Observing animals for changes in behavior and condition.
    • Reviewing appointment schedule and planning accordingly.
    • Recognizing potentially contagious disease and follow procedure accordingly.
    • Properly calculate medication volumes and dose administration.
    • Performing laboratory, treatment and surgical inventory and maintenance.
    • Ensuring working areas are properly cleaned and stocked.
    • Communicating with Animal Adopters and Foster Parents.
    • Assist in developing and maintaining hospital protocols.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Required Skill Set:
    • Accurate gross and microscopic identification of ecto- and endoparasites.
    • Collect urine by cystocentesis or sterile catheterization and perform urinalysis.
    • Perform venipuncture and collect samples for and perform hematologic analysis.
    • Sample collection using aseptic technique and prepare samples for laboratory submission.
    • Restraint of small animals.
    • Perform a full physical exam on a small animal patient, identify problems, and accurately report findings to Veterinarian in Charge and in medical record.
    • Administer medications by PO, SQ, IM, and IV routes.
    • Perform dental prophylaxis.
    • Basic wound care.
    • Properly position a small animal for radiographs and obtain and develop diagnostic films.

    • Properly place intravenous catheters and calculate fluid drip rates. Maintain catheter and fluid administration through use of an IV pump, syringe pump, or free drip.
    • Provide nursing care to ICU patients.
    • Calculate and administer anesthetic agents.
    • Administer and maintain gas anesthesia and anesthetic equipment.
    • Endotracheal intubation.
    • Recognize and respond to anesthetic complications and/or emergencies.
    • Prepare surgical sites using aseptic technique.
    • Run and maintain autoclave.
    • Provide post-operative care and pain management.
    • Set up and maintain isolation areas using proper protocol.

    Job Requirements:
    • Must enjoy working with animals even when they are stressed, ill or in pain.
    • Must be able to calmly and safely restrain animals who may struggle, scratch or try to bite.
    • Must be able to make independent, common-sense decisions.
    • Must possess exceptional problem solving skills.
    • Must be proficient at multi-tasking and comfortable in a fast-paced work environment.

    Qualifications:
    Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) and State Veterinary Technician Exam (SVTE).

    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.

  • Staff Veterinarian - In House Clinic
    Department In House Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor Vice Present of Operations
    Status Full Time; Exempt

    Purpose of Position
    Responsible for the care and treatment of program pets with an emphasis on neonates to include maintenance of preventative health programs, infectious disease and medical protocol. Provide veterinary support to the medical, relocation, spay+neuter and adoption programs.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Supervise veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants and kennel personnel.
    • Oversee medical treatment and care of patients.
    • Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances.
    • Assist with the management of the relationships with foster care providers and serve as the final decision maker for medical questions and concerns of fosters, adopters, staff, and veterinary clinics.
    • Share in responsibility of after-hours foster emergency phone.
    • Follow and maintain grant reporting requirements.
    • Maintain complete records for all patients and ensure correct PetPoint data entry.
    • Oversee the ordering and maintenance of medical inventory.
    • Supervise cleaning protocols for prevention of infectious/zoonotic disease.
    • Continue research and maintenance of safe and efficacious medical protocol regarding shelter infectious disease.
    • Perform medical exams, rechecks, orders of medical treatments as necessary.
    • 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 committees and special projects as assigned.
    • Maintain and provide proof of a current license to practice veterinary medicine in required states.
    • Maintain controlled drug licenses and facility licenses as required.
    • Maintain professional liability insurance at levels sufficient to meet minimum requirements recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
    • Acquire and maintain an active USDA accreditation for writing health certificates.
    • Participate in and provide proof of continuing education requirements.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Education Requirements
    Doctoral Degree (DVM)

    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 be able to see fine detail in a variety of situations.
    • Must have good hearing including ability to distinguish changes in pitch.
    • Must have reasonable degree of agility to move through tightly cramped areas in various situations.
    • Must have acceptable sense of touch and smell.
    • 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 have acceptable sense of balance.
    • Must be able to work and reach on hands and knees.
    • 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.
    • Must have good vision including peripheral vision, fine detail, distance, depth perception and ability to focus.


     

  • 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.

  • Accountant
    Department Administration
    Immediate Supervisor President/CEO
    Status Part time/Overtime ineligible

    PURPOSE OF POSITION

    The Accountant position is responsible for assisting in creating accurate and timely financial records for the organization.

    This is a 8-15 hr/wk part time position, and typical work hours and days are Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Flexibility in hours is allowed based on weekly projects and workload.

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

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

    • Examine accounting records, including financial statements and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to standards defined within the department.
    • Ensure semi-monthly payrolls & disbursements are processed in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Report to the President/CEO the finances of the organization.
    • Perform monthly, quarterly and annual accounting activities, including reconciliation of bank and credit card accounts, coordination and completion of annual audits and reviewing financial reports/support as necessary.
    • Analyze and report on financial status, including income statement variances, communicating financial results to management, budget preparation and analysis
    • Review records of accounts and input entries into proper accounts.
    • Develop and implement proper keeping of financial records, making use of current technologies.
    • Create forms and manuals for accounting and bookkeeping personnel.
    • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be:
    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent number of years of experience, plus three years of accounting experience.
    • Expertise with QuickBooks or equivalent accounting software package.
    • Advanced computer skills in MS Office, accounting software and databases
    • Excellent organization, problem-solving, project management and communication skills and confidentiality.

     

    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 15 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.

     

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Relocation Driver
    Department Intake Program
    Immediate Supervisor Intake Facility Manager
    Status Exempt

    Purpose of Position:

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

    Duties & Responsibilities:

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

    • Responsible for configuring cage layout according to number and sizes of animals to be transported
    • 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 cleaning/sanitizing the cages after every transport in the manner prescribed
    • 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:

    • 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 be able to positively identify dog and cat breeds.
    • Valid driver’s license.
    • 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.
    • Ability to follow directions and multitask.
    • 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.
    • Position will require weekend days and evenings.

    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.

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