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IndyHumane’s Main Campus on Michigan Road is accepting resumes for the following positions:

Foster Care Assistant (Part-time)

The Foster Care Assistant is responsible for assisting the Foster Care Manager with tasks related to coordinating, managing, and expediting the shelter’s foster program.

Essential Position Duties & Responsibilities:

· Communicate with the Foster Manager about animals who are eligible for foster placement or are currently in foster care
· Gather supplies needed by foster families for their foster animals, and organizing the foster supply room and lobby on a regular basis
· Communicate with foster care providers about animals in their care, including medication and treatment reminders, check-ins on the animal(s), and any needed refills on food/supplies
· Use the shelter’s animal inventory software, to enter information on foster animals including foster profiles, photos, and bios
· Have a working knowledge of commonly-asked questions and answers about the foster program
· Administer booster vaccinations and other medications as needed
· Perform other duties assigned by the Foster Care Manager

Critical and Demonstrable Skills:

  • High detail orientation and accuracy
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills with the ability to successfully manage a project from start to finish within established timeframes and goals
  • Able to prioritize, organize tasks and time, and follow up. Able to juggle multiple requests and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal skills. Effective listening skills.
  • Proactive in anticipating and alerting others to problems with projects or processes.
  • Able to work well in a team environment and as part of a team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
· Possess good oral and written communication skills and organizational skills
· Must have the ability to create a positive, professional work environment while supporting the overall mission of IndyHumane
· Ability to handle multiple tasks and work in a fast paced and stressful environment with minimal supervision
· Ability to work as part of team with paid & volunteer staff, foster families, and the public
· Ability to show compassion & empathy to foster families and their needs
· Foster public relations that are beneficial to the shelter through stellar customer service
· Ability to provide basic medical care and vaccinations to animals. Tech experience preferred
· Proficiency in Microsoft Windows programs and electronic communication
· Must have a valid Indiana Driver’s License

To apply:
Please submit resume and references to JKanalos@IndyHumane.org


Shelter Veterinary Technician/Assistant

Position is responsible for assisting our veterinarians in shelter medicine duties including performing physical examinations, heartworm and FIV/FeLV tests, preparing vaccines, restraint and administering heartworm prevention, flea prevention and deworming, receiving intake appointments and educating the public in a manner that is conducive to accomplishing the organization’s goals through professional and respectful conversations with patrons. Good client and peer communications skills, ability to work within a team to accomplish daily tasks and punctuality are a must.

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

· Ensuring that animals arriving at the shelter receive a thorough initial physical exam and that vaccination and other medical protocols are followed consistently.
· Monitoring the health of the animals during medical rounds each day, and alerting the veterinarian or supervisor of any urgent care needs.
· Medicating animals daily, obtaining samples & running diagnostics, wound care, performing venipuncture and lab tests, rehabilitation, critical care, surgical assistance, taking radiographs, administering vaccines, inserting microchips, restraining animals, etc.
· Performing euthanasia as necessary.
· Creating and maintaining detailed computer records for each animal that is handled. Reviewing medical records and following protocols to see what animals need related to their care and that they continue to move through the adoption system.
· Prepping & recovering animals from surgery, restocking, cleaning, & maintaining the surgery area as assigned
· Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
· Communicate and interact professionally and collaboratively with management, medical, behavior, animal care, customer service and volunteer staff.
· Communicate professionally with patrons at the intake door, this includes those surrendering, those seeking information or resources, those who have lost or found a pet, those dropping off donations, etc.
· Demonstrate low-stress animal handling skills.
· Communicate and follow safety and hazard procedures.

Minimum Requirements:

· Graduate of Veterinary Technology or Assistant program or possess vet tech experience
· Ability to multi-task under pressure and work efficiently and effectively under time constraints.
· Ability to identify problems or patient conditions (medical and behavioral) that need to be brought to the attention of DVM or behavior staff.
· Strong knowledge of diseases and illnesses common to dogs and cats.
· Strong technical skills pertaining to venipuncture & lab procedures, physical exam, etc.
· Good animal handling skills and knowledge of low-stress handling and animal behavior is a must. Experience restraining dogs and cats of various sizes and backgrounds preferred
· Comfortable with web-based programs, proficiency in Microsoft Windows programs and electronic communication, knowledge of Petpoint is a plus.
· Great interpersonal, communication, and time management skills are essential.
· Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction.
· Abilities to read, write and understand English are required. Spanish is a plus.
· Ability to learn and follow protocols consistently, adapt to a constantly changing environment, and problem-solve. Must have a strong attention to detail
· Commitment to treating people and animals with respect, contributing to an effective team, and fostering public relations that benefit the shelter and its programs.
· Possess a valid Indiana Driver’s License

To apply:
Please submit resume and references to jmontgomery@indyhumane.org.


Special Events Intern

IndyHumane is seeking a Special Events Intern to assist the Special Events & Corporate Relations Officer.

Qualifications:
Current college student
Minimum 3.0 GPA preferred
15-20 hours per week availability
Strong writing and proofreading skills

Successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Flexibility and effective task management
  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people
  • Ability to prioritize and work effectively as a member of the team.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people.
  • Excellent written, oral and analytical skills
  • Proficient in computer applications (Word, Excel, Publisher, etc.)
  • Willingness to learn additional applications as needed (Salesforce, TeamRaiser, etc.)
  • Sensitivity to confidential information.
  • Commitment to the mission of IndyHumane.
  • Flexibility, high energy level, initiative.

Duties include:

  • Assisting with event coordination to ensure goals and timelines are met.
  • Develop a working knowledge IndyHumane’s operation, mission to represent the organization to the community.
  • Communicate clearly with staff, donors, sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and event guests.
  • Manage database information and ensure its accuracy.
  • Write event promotional pieces, sponsor/vendor and volunteer communications, website updates, and newsletter articles.
  • Provide support as needed for gift entry, research, and gift acknowledgment activities.
  • Perform other duties and special projects, as assigned.

Other details:
Internship is approximately 15-20 hours per week. The hours are flexible, and will include occasional evening or weekend meetings. The position is unpaid.

To apply:
Please submit your cover letter and resume to: jbennett@indyhumane.org


Social Media & Marketing Intern

IndyHumane is searching for a creative, energetic, and self-motivated individual to take on the role of Social Media & Marketing Intern! In this position, your main task will be to manage IndyHumane’s social media accounts under the supervision of the Marketing Coordinator, but you’ll also have opportunities to help with additional marketing and communications projects as they arise. These could include editing or updating marketing materials, updating web content, researching marketing trends, and assisting with event preparation and facilitation.

Qualifications:

  • Current college student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA preferred
  • 15-20 hours per week availability
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills

General responsibilities include:

  • Posting content and answering questions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat
  • Regularly checking social media insights and working to adjust content accordingly
  • Maintaining brand standards and organizational voice in all online communications
  • Developing and communicating a working knowledge of IndyHumane’s mission and services
  • Possibly working in graphic design, writing, public relations, or website maintenance
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Skills desired:

  • Excellent spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Familiarity with social media best practices
  • Good time-management skills
  • Sensitive to confidential information
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus

Other details:
This position is unpaid. Hours are flexible, but may include occasional evening or weekend events if candidate is able to attend.

To apply:
Please submit your cover letter and resume to: hwolf@indyhumane.org


IndyHumane’s Animal Welfare Center on the West Side is accepting resumes for the following positions:

Vaccine Clinic and Wellness Veterinarian

This full time DVM position will work primarily in IndyHumane’s vaccine clinics providing education and preventative care to pet owners in the community as well as working with the shelter medical team to provide care for IndyHumane’s shelter animals. Schedules are dictated by the needs of the organization and will change according to staffing constraints, and other factors. The ideal candidate will be able to have a flexible schedule and be willing to step in when needed.

Essential job functions at the Animal Welfare Center:

Medical
 Physical examinations, vaccinations, micro chipping, heartworm testing, FeLV/FIV testing, fecal and urine exams, nail trims, client education, cleaning, and special projects as needed.

 Diagnosing and establishing treatment plans in a shelter setting for IndyHumane’s shelter population.
 Overseeing the processing and diagnosing of Fecal and urine testing.
 Perform spay and neuter procedures on shelter animals as well as many other surgical procedures relating to: dentistry, orthopedics, ophthalmology, heartworm treatment, etc.
• Demonstrate a high level of knowledge & skill in these areas.

Client Education
 Must be able to communicate basic veterinary concepts to owners and be able to repeat information relayed by a veterinarian

 Actively promote spay/neuter and educate clients on responsible pet ownership.
 Will be asked to take medical histories for post-surgical examinations as needed.
 Communicate with the public daily in a professional and welcoming manner.
 Must possess cultural sensitivity and enjoy working with a diverse group of pet owners.
 Commitment to treating people and animals with respect, contributing to an effective team, and fostering public relations that benefit the shelter and its programs.

Animal Handling
 Will be asked to handle (on average) 40 dogs and cats per day

 Must know characteristics of animal behavior (for example: be able to identify potentially dangerous or fearful behavior) and make appropriate decision making in handling and the administering of services.
 Must be able to use appropriate safety equipment for fractious or feral animals (will train) – the use of safety equipment is mandatory
 Must possess excellent reflexes
 Should be able to identify own limitations and be willing to ask for help
 Must become proficient at animal restraint for various procedures

Minimum requirements:

• DVM and Indiana licensing required.
• Must possess a positive attitude.
• Must be a self-starter and willing to be flexible.
• Must be able to read dog and cat body language and be familiar with safe handling techniques.
• Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills and be able to work well in a team.
• Must have excellent customer service skills and good bedside manner.
• Must always represent IndyHumane in a professional and courteous manner.
• Must have the ability to learn and follow protocols consistently, adapt to constantly changing environments, and problem-solving.

Physical Requirements
• Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours
• Able to lift and carry up to 45 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

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

To apply:

Email your resume to sking@indyhumane.org