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Put your passion for animals to work at Berkeley Humane

 

To apply for an open position, please follow the instructions in the posting below. Due to the number of applications we receive, we may not be able to respond to every inquiry. Please, no phone calls.

 

Current Openings:

Volunteer Manager

Position Summary:

The Volunteer Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing programs, projects and initiatives to increase and strengthen the engagement of volunteers in all program and administrative areas of the organization. Specific areas of focus will include understanding the agency’s specific needs for volunteers, understanding expectations of potential and existing volunteers, developing and executing a recruitment strategy, managing the volunteer orientation and training process, supporting each department in engaging volunteers, and leading volunteer recognition efforts. Learn more here

 

Registered Veterinary Technician

Position Summary:

The Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) provides technical support and works closely with the veterinarian and hospital staff to ensure a high quality of care for the animals at Berkeley Humane veterinary hospital. You will be responsible for the health of all of the animals in the adoption center and in foster; for providing all necessary treatments directed by the veterinarians; for training and motivating staff, volunteers, and interns; and for educating clients, volunteers and staff on proper animal care and disease control. In addition, you are responsible for managing workflow and supervising all technical staff as well as enforcing medical protocols and ensuring compliance with regulations regarding controlled substances and the practice of veterinary medicine. Learn more here

 

Full Position Descriptions:

Volunteer Manager

Reports to: Executive Director 
Status: Non-Exempt, Full-time Position

Position Summary:

The Volunteer Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing programs, projects and initiatives to increase and strengthen the engagement of volunteers in all program and administrative areas of the organization. Specific areas of focus will include understanding the agency’s specific needs for volunteers, understanding expectations of potential and existing volunteers, developing and executing a recruitment strategy, managing the volunteer orientation and training process, supporting each department in engaging volunteers, and leading volunteer recognition efforts. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

1.   Creates and implements new ideas for improving efficiency and structure.
2.   Identifies opportunities for program development and growth.
3.   Manages monthly budgets for all assigned programs and provides monthly reports.
4.   Works with department leads to identify volunteer needs and recruits for those opportunities.
5.   Prepares for, schedules and coordinates regular orientations for prospective volunteers.
6.   Schedules trainings for animal care volunteer jobs; leads trainings for non-animal related volunteer jobs (adoption support, events,
      administration, PAWS, Pet Food Pantry, and other volunteer jobs as the need arises).
7.   Provides high-level customer service to all internal and external customers and clients.
8.   Manages volunteer schedule to ensure adequate and ongoing volunteer coverage.
9.   Manages volunteer human resources issues, complaints, and conflicts that may arise.
10. Organizes annual volunteer appreciation event and ongoing volunteer recognition.
11. Writes and circulates volunteer e­â€Ânewsletter to keep volunteers apprised of organizational changes, accomplishments and
      opportunities.
12. Updates and maintains volunteer records in Volgistics (the volunteer software).
13. Prepares basic administrative reports such as volunteer timesheets and metrics.
14. Writes and maintains volunteer handbooks, volunteer job descriptions, and coordinates departmental standard operating
      procedures (SOP’s).
15. Prepares annual business plan including recruitment and retention statistics, expense and revenue budgets and strategic goal
      setting.
16. Supports volunteer staffing for special fundraising and/or community events as needed.
17. Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

1.   Bachelor’s degree or combination of education and experience that would provide an equivalent background.
2.   Three to Five years of volunteer services.
3.   Experience in an animal welfare organization preferred.
4.   Excellent customer service and management experience.
5.   Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft applications, including Excel.
6.   Experience with database management software, specifically Volgistics, a plus.

Skills & Requirements:

Proven ability to grow and maintain a wide-ranging volunteer program with high-skills, high-accountability participants. Strong computer, telephone and interpersonal skills. Effective verbal and written communication. Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple tasks. Ability to work autonomously and perform well under pressure. Detail-orientated and resourceful. Ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds. Understanding of companion animal welfare. Passion for Berkeley Humane’s mission, vision, values and the ability to clearly articulate them.

Other Requirements:

Valid California driver's licesnse and clean driving record. Regular weekend and evening work is required.

To apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter via email to jobs@berkeleyhumane.org. Your documents must be in Word or PDF format to be considered. 

 

Registered Veterinary Technician

Reports to: Medical Director  
Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time Position

Position Summary:

The Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) provides technical support and works closely with the veterinarian and hospital staff to ensure a high quality of care for the animals at Berkeley Humane veterinary hospital. You will be responsible for the health of all of the animals in the adoption center and in foster; for providing all necessary treatments directed by the veterinarians; for training and motivating staff, volunteers, and interns; and for educating clients, volunteers and staff on proper animal care and disease control. In addition, you are responsible for managing workflow and supervising all technical staff as well as enforcing medical protocols and ensuring compliance with regulations regarding controlled substances and the practice of veterinary medicine.

The ideal candidate will also have compassion for animals, concern for their welfare and an appreciation for animals and their unique environment and needs, knowledge of animal behavior and of preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic veterinary treatment of dogs and cats, and a willingness to educate fosters, adopters, and Berkeley Humane staff about preventive health care and animal behavior. You must also have the ability to lift 50 pounds.  

Education and Experience

We are seeking applicants with minimum 3 years veterinary technician experience who have graduated from an accredited veterinary technology program and have a valid California RVT license. Applicants should also possess the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with our staff, volunteers and clientele.

To apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter via email to bkisamov@berkeleyhumane.org. Your documents must be in Word or PDF format to be considered.

 

The Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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