OK HUMANE JOBS & CAREERS

Join our team and change the life of pets

By joining our team, you could work for Oklahoma’s largest animal welfare nonprofit and save animal lives right in Oklahoma City. We are a mission-focused group of individuals who are working to see a day when every adoptable animal finds a home. You can browse our available jobs and careers below. Thank you for your interest!

  • PET ADOPTION SPECIALIST
    Department Adoption
    Immediate Supervisor Adoption Center Manager
    Status Non-Exempt /Overtime-Eligible

    PURPOSE OF POSITION

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

    HERE’S WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

    • You have an equal passion for both animal welfare and supplying the highest level of customer service to their potential fur-ever families!
    • You understand that working with animals involves lots of cleaning. Lots.

    Yep – that kind of cleaning.

    • Your particular type of OCD skews towards an inability to walk past a display without straightening something, a smudged window without wiping something, or a dust bunny without sweeping something.
    • If you’re not multi-tasking you just don’t feel complete.

    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.
    • 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.
    • Assist with transporting or arranging transport of pets between various OK Humane locations as needed.
    • 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.
    • Operate cash register and follow set cash handling standard operating procedures.
    • 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.

    PHYSCIAL 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.
  • VETERINARY ASSISTANT
    Department Spay/Neuter Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor Veterinary Lead Assistant
    Status Non-exempt

    Purpose of Position:

    Responsible for daily care of all surgical patients, assist doctors and lead assistants with surgical and anesthetic procedures, general housekeeping.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

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

    • 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.
    • 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:

    • 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:

    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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