- Work environment includes constant exposure to animals and animal allergens.
- Lift and move objects and animals weighing up to 50 pounds for short distances and to humanely restrain animals when necessary.
- Push/pull moderately heavy objects up to 25 pounds. Walk dogs weighing up to 150 pounds in a variety of weather conditions.
- Bend, stoop, squat, reach above and below shoulder level, grasp and turn objects, stand, and/or walk frequently and repetitively throughout each shift.
- Assess medical and behavior changes in animals both visually and audibly.
- Sit through lengthy meetings.
- Repetitively use hands to type on a computer keyboard and use a computer mouse for long and short periods of time.
- Drive an automobile.
- Four-year college degree required with a preferred emphasis in business, communications, public relations or a related field. (Qualifying work experience will be considered as an alternative; on the basis that one-year of experience may be substituted for one year of education.)
Experience, Abilities and Qualities Required:
- Experience supervising personnel assigned to delivering services related to the care and handling of dogs and cats.
- Knowledge of animal care needs including health and behavior in a shelter environment.
- Affection for animals, concern for their welfare and a willingness to accommodate animals in the work place.
- Proven organizational and planning skills with a demonstrated ability to lead and manage. Be viewed as a motivator and leader. Experience in molding and developing staff into a cohesive team while holding individuals and work units accountable for their results.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Have a goals and objectives orientation, and ability to achieve the same.
- Ability and initiative to work with minimal supervision and direction.
- Ability to organize, meet deadlines, delegate tasks, to supervise and evaluate work force.
- A self-starter, facilitator, organizer and innovator.
- Ability to communicate skillfully and effectively with a culturally diverse staff, volunteers and community in a professional, pleasant, respectful, courteous and tactful manner at all times.
- Maturity, good judgment, and professional manner and personal appearance.
- Good analytical skills and ability to identify and access division issues/opportunities. Enjoys problem solving within existing resources; does not rely on additional dollars to resolve problems.
Exempt position requires a minimum of 40 hours per week. Daily reporting hours and days of the week may vary according to the needs of the Division. Weekend and evening work may be required.
ARF is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the diversity of its staff and strongly encourages all qualified candidates to apply.