- High school diploma or equivalent qualification
- Must possess a positive demeanor, demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills, and have the ability to work well both as part of a team and independently.
- 3-5 years of experience working for a non-profit rescue group, humane society, municipal shelter, or other animal welfare agency
- Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science from an accredited university or college
- Bilingual (English/Spanish/Mandarin) preferred
- Experience working in an open-access shelter
Knowledge And Abilities:
- Customer-centric, non-judgmental approach to engaging with adopters, partners, visitors, volunteers, and colleagues; familiarity and comfort with an open adoption process.
- Strong interpersonal skills, a team player, personable, professional, and able to get along with people from different backgrounds, as well as the ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with well-developed organizational skills to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.
- High proficiency with computers - including shelter management software.
- Ability to independently manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Ability to work a varied schedule, including weekends and evenings, as required.
- Excellent communication skills to develop healthy relationships with staff, volunteers, and donors.
- Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel)
- Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Physical Demands/Working Environment:
- Work is performed in a setting within an animal shelter facility. Regular exposure to animal shelter conditions including odors, airborne particles, and animal fur/dander.
- Must be able to:
- Routinely lift 50 pounds and perform strenuous daily activities including, but not limited to lifting, carrying, reaching, stooping, squatting, cleaning, and bending.
- Work at a computer for extended periods of time with repetitive typing, sitting, arm, and hand motion.
- Work indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions including extreme heat and cold.
- Exposure to dogs, cats, and other animals of all sizes, temperaments, and medical status.
- Regular movement about the campus to coordinate work.
Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. Core Values
Pawsitive - Embracing optimism at all times with animals, ourselves, each other, and our community.
Compassion- Meeting everyone with an open mind, kindness, and respect.
Inspiring - Encouraging collaboration, perseverance, and dedication to our mission.
Innovative - Leading the change our communities need.
Only those candidates whose applications and resumes most clearly demonstrate the job-related experience, education, and training sought by Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. shall be selected to move forward in the recruitment process. Placement in the position shall be contingent upon the successful completion of a written test with a minimum score of 80%, reference check, prior employment check, Live Scan, and pre-employment medical exam including a drug test.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.