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Do you love working with people and animals? Kitsap Humane Society always accepts employment applications. KHS is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability. 

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Current positions include:

Community Placement Coordinator (Full-time) – posted August 4, 2018

Adoption Coordinator (Full-time) – posted August 3, 2018

Adoption Counselor (Part-time) – posted August 1, 2018

Veterinary Assistant (Part-time) – posted August 1, 2018

Animal Care Technician (Full-time) – posted August 1, 2018

Animal Care Technician (Part-time) – posted August 1, 2018

Janitor (Part-time) – posted August 1, 2018

 

Community Placement Coordinator

Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) is a progressive animal welfare shelter whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome homeless animals.  We are committed to an open admissions policy, an extensive adoption program and a low euthanasia rate.

Job Description

The Community Placement Coordinator will work closely with other shelter leadership to strengthen KHS’s existing programs, with a specific focus on support of our fastest growing lifesaving programs: Adoptions, Transfers, and Foster Care.  Our off-site adoptions, adoption-specific events, rescue partnerships, and foster partnerships are an essential part of our progressive mission, enabling us to increase adoption opportunities for our shelter pets and provide creative, lifesaving solutions for at-risk animals. It is paramount that this position work collaboratively with Shelter Leadership Team to assist with daily operations, and meet lifesaving and other organizational goals.

The Community Placement Coordinator is responsible for the success and management of external support programs for shelter pets, ensuring that off-site adoption events and partnerships are effectively utilized to provide maximum lifesaving opportunities for animals in need, and ensuring that internal programs are continuously supported to meet organizational goals. Extensive collaboration with the Adoption Coordinator, Transfer Coordinator, and Foster Coordinator is required from this position, as is consistent teamwork with all other members of the Shelter Leadership Team.  The Coordinator will actively seek out progressive and innovative concepts related to animal sheltering, and will integrate relevant ideas back into the shelter with enthusiasm and dedication. The Coordinator must be receptive to changing shelter needs and programs, adjusting off-site policies and protocols as needed.

This position requires a can-do attitude, a commitment to problem solving, superior organization and attention to detail, and excellent customer service skills.  This is a highly visible, key leadership position. The Coordinator interacts closely with adopters, community partners, shelter volunteers, foster volunteers, shelter staff, and the public, and must be approachable, friendly, upbeat, and a “people person”.

The Community Placement Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director of Animal Welfare.

Specific tasks include:

Oversight of Adoptions at Off-Site Locations
  • Focus on relationship building with local and regional businesses and organizations to expand off-site adoption locations and adoption outreach locations.
  • Partner with Adoption, Foster Care, Marketing, and Events departments to develop, coordinate and promote timely and effective off-site adoption events and specials.
  • Utilize creativity and innovation to organize fun, unique off-site adoption events and promotions.
  • Expand use of volunteers as off-site adoption counselors through targeted recruitment and ongoing engagement and training; schedule and supervise off-site adoption volunteers.
  • In conjunction with the Adoption Coordinator, train off-site adoption location staff on adoption counsels and processing.
  • In conjunction with the Adoption Coordinator, schedule and supervise staff adoption counselors for off-site events.
  • Monitor monthly, quarterly and annual off-site adoption numbers in order to meet lifesaving and revenue goals.
  • Refine existing and develop new protocols and Standard Operating Procedures for all aspects of off-site adoption programs.
  • Coordinate online promotion of off-site adoption events via social media and external websites.
  • Maintain adequate supply of adoption contracts, adoption packets, and other off-site materials
  • Oversee stocking and setup for all off-site adoption events.
  • Work closely with the Adoption Coordinator, Foster Care Coordinator, and Transfer Coordinator to select pets for off-site adoption locations and events.
  • Participate in national off-site adoption event promotions, ensuring timely registration and report submissions.
  • Maintain off-site adoption promotion and event calendar, including tracking promotion pricing and adoption numbers.
  • Oversee Animal Ambassador Program through identification of appropriate off-site candidates at public events.
  • Collaborate with Adoption Coordinator to create monthly shelter event calendar and display.
  • Oversee all facets of Lacey Petsmart adoptions, including animal selection, completing ARCs and vaccines as needed, preparing supplies, updating paperwork, training Lacey adoption staff, training of staff and volunteer transporters, and processing adoptions.
  • Oversee all facets of Woodinville Petsmart adoptions, including working with Admissions staff to schedule small animal intake, scheduling and training volunteer drivers, scheduling transport dates, and processing paperwork.
Oversight of Rescue Placement (Transfer- Outs)
  • Serve as primary KHS contact for relationships with other animal welfare organizations that animals are transferred out to, including relationship and capacity building, improving current rescue partner network, and expanding partners through recruitment and engagement.
  • In partnership with the Transfer Coordinator, Adoption Coordinator, and Foster Care Coordinator, coordinate use of the transfer program vehicles, including scheduling, cleaning and managing cages/carriers for animal housing.
  • Update dispositions of animals in the database to reflect accurate transfers out to other shelters/rescues and handle all digital and physical archiving of transfer records.
  • Assist the Assistant Director of Animal Welfare and other members of the Shelter Leadership Team to identify, inventory and promote animals in need of transfer to other rescues or shelters.
  • Contact rescue partners about at-risk animals in need of transfer out from KHS, including but not limited to: communicating all medical and behavioral information, helping with handling assessments and dog/cat meets, taking photographs and videos, writing promotional summaries, and scheduling transport/pick up of animals going to rescue.
  • Draft internal foster placement requests for rescue/transfer out candidates.
  • Work with rescue groups to cross-post KHS pets for adoption via their promotional channels.
  • Collect and provide data regarding transfer outs to Shelter Leadership Team for grants and reporting.
Oversight of Specific Foster Care Programs
  • Work closely with the Foster Care and Adoption Coordinators to schedule the return of foster animals for off-site adoption opportunities.
  • Ensure that foster pets that will be “Available for Adoption” in foster care have all needed medical care, marketing pieces and support materials ready, either by directing or delegating to Lifesaving Assistants, or personally completing: administering vaccines, scheduling and taking photos, ensuring foster parents fill out pet biography forms, writing adoption summaries, and updating statuses.
  • Serve as main point of contact for both adopters and foster parents for animals that are “Available for Adoption” in foster care, including reviewing adoption applications for appropriate placement and scheduling on-site meetings.
  • Serve as main point of contact for “Foster-to-Adopt” animals, including reviewing foster care guidelines and protocols with adopters, scheduling vet checks and rechecks, providing support for adopters, and scheduling adoption processing.
  • Oversee all aspects of the Pawsitive Prison Program at Mission Creek Correctional Center, including but not limited to: communicating with MCCC staff, scheduling and leading regular training classes for participating offenders, selecting KHS felines for foster placement at MCCC, scheduling transport of foster animals to and from MCCC, arranging for the delivery of supplies to MCCC, administering booster vaccines to MCCC foster animals, and recruiting volunteers to help with MCCC-specific tasks.
  • Communicate pertinent information to other departments, including but not limited to: emailing detailed updates for adoptable animals in foster for the weekly Animal Welfare Committee meeting, and communicating housing needs for specific adoptable animals returning from foster care.
  • Oversee the “A Safe Place” safety net foster program, including but not limited to: networking with community social support programs/organizations to spread program awareness, writing and updating protocols and applications, working with Admissions staff on screening and admission of candidates, arranging volunteer/staff transport to and from foster care, communicating with pet owners regarding release dates, soliciting donations of supplies, scheduling boosters/surgery/return, and documentation of program progress for grant reporting purposes.
  • Oversee the Home to Home Foster-to-Surrender program, including but not limited to: assisting Behavior staff with admission evaluation, taking photos and writing adoption summaries, scheduling vet checks and spay/neuter surgery as needed, screening adoption applications, and scheduling on-site meetings.
  • Coordinate online adoption promotion of adoptable animals in foster on sites such as Adopt a Pet, Petfinder, Craigslist.
Volunteer and Staff Supervision
  • Supervise off-site adoption volunteers, Pawsitive Prison Program volunteers, rescue transport volunteers; communicate relevant KHS policies and procedures to these volunteers.
  • Supervise foster volunteers and adopters caring for animals that are “Available for Adoption” in foster, “Foster-to-Adopt”, or part of the Pawsitive Prison Program, Home to Home program, or A Safe Place program; communicate relevant KHS policies and procedures to these foster volunteers and adopters.
  • Ensure that off-site volunteer service is being utilized in a way that best fits the needs of shelter animals and the shelter as a whole.
  • Provide direct feedback, coaching, and disciplinary action to volunteers and foster volunteers as needed.
  • Partner with the Adoption Coordinator to provide direct feedback, coaching, and disciplinary staff off-site adoption counselors as needed.
  • Assist the Shelter Leadership Team with the training and supervision of staff Lifesaving Assistants.
  • Assist other departments with volunteer recruitment and management during special events as needed, and may assist other departments with tasks involving or related to specific animals.

Other

Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Animal Welfare.

Schedule

The Community Placement Coordinator position is a full-time position, with at least one weekend day required.

Qualifications

Required:

  • demonstrated program management experience
  • demonstrated leadership skills
  • demonstrated customer service experience and skills, including positivity, friendliness, tact and sound judgment, and a love of working with people
  • very strong public speaking and teaching skills, with both large groups and in one-on-one situations
  • enthusiasm, energy, initiative, “can do” attitude, and the ability to motivate people
  • excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • the ability to stay calm, collected, and professional in stressful or emotionally-charged situations
  • excellent time management and organizational skills
  • experience with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software
  • experience working with social media platforms, and mobile devices
  • the ability to multitask and work very efficiently in an often hectic, dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • comfort providing constructive feedback and implementing disciplinary action when appropriate
  • flexibility in regards to work duties and openness to changing organizational priorities and programs
  • approachability and openness to constructive criticism and coaching
  • the ability to be a team player and work collaboratively with other departments and personalities
  • the ability to be sympathetic and supportive to adopters, volunteers, foster parents and colleagues
  • love of animals and comfort handling them
  • knowledge of (or willingness to learn) basic medical and behavior information about dogs and cats
  • a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • the ability to be able to lift 50 lbs and to be physically able to bend, stoop, kneel, squat, twist, reach, and climb steps

Strongly Preferred (but not required):

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • experience managing employees or leading a volunteer-based program
Salary: 

40 hours/week

Annual salary in the low to mid 30s, with benefits

Please note, this is not a temporary position. Applicants should be planning to stay within the area for a minimum of 1.5 years. Drivers license and clean driving record required. Must be able to pass a background check.

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to Adoption Coordinator, Samantha Fairweather, at sfairweather@kitsap-humane.org.  This position will remain open until filled.  Please, no phone calls. Failure to submit a cover letter will negatively impact your consideration for this position.

Kitsap Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

 

Adoption Coordinator

Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) is a progressive animal welfare shelter whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome homeless animals. We are committed to an open admissions policy, animal rehabilitation and a low euthanasia rate.  KHS’s open adoption philosophy is a key part of our progressive mission, enabling us to save and rehome thousands of animals each year.

Job Description

The adoption program is an essential part of our progressive mission, enabling us to save thousands of animals each year by matching them with adopters. In 2017, KHS placed over 5,900 animals in adoptive homes.

The Adoption Coordinator is responsible for the success and management of our on-site adoption program, ensuring consistent flow of animals throughout the shelter, adequate adoption promotion and marketing, and post adoption support to provide maximum lifesaving opportunities for animals in need. The Coordinator works closely with other shelter staff to increase adoption opportunities for our shelter pets. This is a highly visible, key leadership position that requires superior customer service skills, a can-do attitude and a commitment to problem solving.  The Adoption Coordinator interacts closely with adopters, shelter volunteers, foster volunteers, shelter staff, and the public, and must be approachable, friendly, upbeat, and a “people person”.

The Adoption Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director of Animal Welfare.

Specific tasks include:
  • Maintain and improve adoption program by implementing nationally recognized best practices and providing training and support to staff and volunteers on adoption topics.
  • Serve as primary contact for adoption-related questions from staff, volunteers and the public.
  • Supervise adoption counselor staff including hiring, training, and scheduling of staff.
  • Supervise adoption counselor volunteers including recruiting new volunteers, providing training, and scheduling volunteers for shifts.
  • Provide direct feedback, coaching, and disciplinary action to staff and volunteers as needed.
  • Partner with the Community Placement Coordinator to provide direct feedback, coaching, and disciplinary staff off-site adoption counselors as needed.
  • Assist other departments with volunteer recruitment and management during special events as needed, and may assist other departments with tasks involving or related to specific animals.
  • Work with Animal Welfare Department leadership team to expand the adoption program through increased transfers of animals into the shelter, adoption events and promotions, and improved customer service.
  • Work with Animal Welfare Department and Veterinary Services leadership teams to identify, inventory and promote animals in need of special adoption promotion. Work closely with Behavior and Medical departments to ensure animals needs are communicated clearly to adopters and pets are placed in appropriate homes, including auditing medical releases and behavior materials.
  • Represent the Adoption program at Animal Welfare Committee(AWC) meetings, and collaborate with the AWC members in upholding progressive animal welfare practices and strategic, creative problem solving to increase live outcomes.
  • Work with Marketing and Events department to develop, coordinate and promote timely and effective on-site adoption events and specials.
  • In conjunction with the Community Placement Coordinator, train off-site adoption location staff on adoption counsels and processing.
  • In conjunction with the Community Placement Coordinator, schedule and supervise staff adoption counselors for off-site events.
  • Expand use of volunteers as on-site adoption counselors through targeted recruitment and ongoing engagement and training; schedule and supervise on-site adoption volunteers.
  • Work closely with the Foster Care Coordinator to schedule and prepare for the return of foster animals for on-site adoption opportunities.
  • Ensure that animals that will be available for adoption have all needed marketing pieces and support materials ready, either by directing or delegating to Adoption Counselors and Lifesaving Assistants, or personally completing: scheduling and taking photos, writing adoption summaries, inputting medical release information, and updating statuses.
  • Oversee (directly and indirectly) front-line staff and volunteer adoption counselors.
  • Monitor monthly, quarterly and annual adoption numbers in order to meet lifesaving and revenue goals.
  • Respond to and resolve customer concerns and complaints in a proactive, conciliatory approach. Respond to adopter concerns and provide behavior counseling and support as needed, in partnership with Canine Behavior Coordinator.
  • Delegate to and supervise Lifesaving Assistants in adoption follow up.
  • Supervise and coordinate with Admissions Technician regarding intake of owner surrender/stray pets who are candidates for Barn Cat program.
  • Build strong relationships with KHS volunteers and foster parents to meet lifesaving and adoption goals.
  • Assist with daily operations including administering vaccines, performing ARC exams, updating pet information in Shelter Buddy, taking part in dog play groups, performing adoption counsels and dog meets with owned animals.
  • Actively seek new information about evolving best practices in the animal welfare field by engaging with national leaders in animal welfare, implementing strategic, creative problem solving to increase live outcomes.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Animal Welfare.
Schedule

The Adoption Coordinator position is a full-time position, with at least one weekend day required.

Qualifications

Required:

  • demonstrated program management experience
  • demonstrated leadership skills
  • demonstrated customer service experience and skills, including positivity, friendliness, tact and sound judgment, and a love of working with people
  • very strong public speaking and teaching skills, with both large groups and in one-on-one situations
  • enthusiasm, energy, initiative, “can do” attitude, and the ability to motivate people
  • excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • the ability to stay calm, collected, and professional in stressful or emotionally-charged situations
  • excellent time management and organizational skills
  • experience with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software
  • experience working with social media platforms, and mobile devices
  • the ability to multitask and work very efficiently in an often hectic, dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • comfort providing constructive feedback and implementing disciplinary action when appropriate
  • flexibility in regards to work duties and openness to changing organizational priorities and programs
  • approachability and openness to constructive criticism and coaching
  • the ability to be a team player and work collaboratively with other departments and personalities
  • the ability to be sympathetic and supportive to adopters, volunteers, foster parents and colleagues
  • love of animals and comfort handling them
  • knowledge of (or willingness to learn) basic medical and behavior information about dogs and cats
  • a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • the ability to be able to lift 50 lbs and to be physically able to bend, stoop, kneel, squat, twist, reach, and climb steps

Strongly Preferred (but not required):

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience managing employees or leading a volunteer-based program
Salary: 

40 hours/week

Annual salary in the low to mid 30s, with benefits

Please note, this is not a temporary position. Applicants should be planning to stay within the area for a minimum of 1.5 years. Drivers license and clean driving record required. Must be able to pass a background check.

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to Adoption Coordinator, Samantha Fairweather, at sfairweather@kitsap-humane.org.  This position will remain open until filled.  Please, no phone calls. Failure to submit a cover letter will negatively impact your consideration for this position.

Kitsap Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

 


Adoption Counselor (Part-time)

Do you love animals? Do you love working with people? Are you outgoing, friendly, and hard working? Become an Adoption Counselor at Kitsap Humane Society!

Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) is a progressive animal welfare organization whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome homeless animals. We are committed to an open adoption policy, animal rehabilitation, and a low euthanasia rate.  The Adoption Program is an essential part of KHS’ progressive mission and our Adoption Counselors play an important role within the program.

Job Description:

The Adoption Counselor at Kitsap Humane Society is an individual with a passion for animal welfare and strong customer service and organizational skills. The Adoption Counselor must be comfortable handling animals of all sizes and breeds and working with people in a public setting. They must also be dedicated to KHS’ open adoption philosophy and KHS programs.

Job Requirements:
  • Support the mission, vision, and philosophy of the Kitsap Humane Society.
  • Interact cheerfully and tactfully with the public, staff, and volunteers with a consistent positive attitude, confidence, and compassion.
  • Ensure high quality adopter/counselor communication including but not limited to:
    • Assisting potential adopters with meeting pets, discussing with adopters each animals’ specific needs to help them make a suitable choice, while exercising good judgment in regards to placement.
    • Counseling adopters on basic animal care.
    • Performing meet and greets between owned dogs and adoptable dogs, ensuring that the home is a suitable fit for each dog.
    • Reviewing medical records with adopters and explaining shelter policies in regards to medical treatment and care.
    • Confidently and thoroughly explaining animal behavior to adopters, training techniques, and management of each animals’ specific needs in order to set them up for success in a new home.
    • Thoroughly explaining KHS Adoption Policies with adopters.
  • Actively support other staff and volunteers in a manner that advances the goals and mission of KHS and the adoption program.
  • Administrative tasks such as:
    • Maintaining inventory of adoption handouts
    • Processing adoption paperwork
  • Promoting adoptable pets on various platforms, including creating and adding photos and adoption bios into shelter database, creating posters for in-shelter use, and posting to online adoption sites.
  • Assist with animal enrichment programs as needed.
  • Work closely with our Customer Service, Vet Services, and Behavior Departments in order to ensure thorough communication on shelter pets and adopter needs.
  • Provide coverage, as needed, at off-site adoption events and cat adoption locations, including weekend coverage at our adoption center at the Silverdale Petsmart.
  • Attend required training classes as assigned.
  • Comply with established policies and guidelines.
  • Adhere to the KHS Workplace Agreement.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Abilities:
  • Be hard working and efficient.
  • Be a fast learner who retains new information easily.
  • Have experience and comfort in handling cats and dogs of all ages, breeds, sizes and temperaments.
  • Have demonstrated customer service experience and skills, including positivity, friendliness, tact and sound judgment.
  • Be outgoing and comfortable talking with members of the public.
  • Be able to apply good judgment and decision-making skills on a wide variety of issues regarding Kitsap Humane Society policies and procedures.
  • Be computer literate and have experience working with Microsoft Office, social media platforms, and mobile devices.
  • Be well-organized, attentive to detail, and able to multi-task in a busy, high-stress environment.
  • Be a team player and able to work collaboratively and productively with peers and other KHS staff.
  • Be able to communicate respectfully and effectively with people of all backgrounds.
  • Be approachable and open to constructive criticism and coaching.
  • Be positive and open minded towards progressive animal welfare strategies and policies.
  • Be able to understand and implement oral and written instructions.
  • Have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and clean driving record.
  • Arrive to work and ensure care of animals in difficult weather (e.g. snow days).
  • Be flexible around our scheduling needs. This position requires that you work both weekend days, some holidays, and overtime as needed.
  • Ability to be on your feet, standing, walking, carrying heavy items for majority of shift (4 to 8 hours).
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs or more.
Hours and Compensation:
  • Starting Pay: $12.00/hour.
  • Part-time, 20-25 hours/week.
How to Apply:

To apply, email your resume with a cover letter explaining your relevant experience and why you feel you would be a great fit for this position to Adoption Coordinator, Samantha Fairweather, sfairweather@kitsap-humane.org .  Failure to submit a cover letter will negatively impact your consideration for this position.

 


Veterinary Assistant (Part-time)

Kitsap Humane Society (KHS), a highly progressive open-admission animal welfare organization located in Silverdale, Washington, is looking to hire a part time (minimum 20hr/wk) Veterinary Assistant for our already amazing team.  We are looking for a conscientious, progressive, team-oriented assistant to provide support for our veterinarians in order to provide outstanding medical and surgical care for the animals under our care.

Job Description:

KHS’s vet assistant will work in collaboration with our veterinarians, Clinic Manager, LVT, other veterinary assistants, staff and volunteers to provide high quality shelter medicine, surgery, treatment and care for KHS shelter animals. Assistant responsibilities will include assisting with: surgical preparation, instruments and recovery; examinations of shelter and foster animals, medical treatments, laboratory work and radiography. Our veterinary assistants must be efficient at time management and able to thrive in a high volume, fast-paced environment with multiple priorities. This position will include at least one weekend day of work per week, with a need for flexible weekday availability and potential for additional shifts on a scheduled or on call basis dependent on weekly workload.

Job Requirements:
  • Direct care and cleaning of animals under veterinary care and their kennels
  • Assist with administration and preparation of medications for shelter animals
  • Surgical preparation and cleaning of surgical instruments
  • Preliminary examinations of shelter and foster animals requiring medical care
  • Implementation of treatment protocols for common diseases
  • Direct care of shelter animals including examinations, medication, and treatment
  • Provide support for team members and volunteers in all aspects of veterinary care
  • Direct interaction with adopters and foster parents includes educating them on medical conditions and instructions for medication and follow up care.
Required Abilities:
  • An interest in and willingness to support the mission, vision, and philosophy of KHS
  • At least 1 year previous experience in animal welfare or veterinary practice preferred
  • Ability to efficiently and tactfully work in both a team and self-directed environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure, efficient at multitasking, able to meet multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines
  • Ability to safely work with animals of various temperaments in a high volume environment
  • Must present a good appearance and have the ability to deal cheerfully and tactfully with the public, staff and volunteers with a consistent positive mental attitude
  • Must be skilled and able to handle conflict resolution
  • Meticulous and methodical attention to record keeping and reporting
  • Ability to have a flexible schedule, work weekends and additional time if necessary
  • Willingness to become certified in assisting with and performing humane euthanasia
  • Lift 50 lbs or more
Hours:

This is a part-time, minimum 20 hours/week position. Weekends and holidays may be required.

How to Apply:

To apply, email your resume with a cover letter explaining your relevant experience and why you feel you would be a great fit for this position to Clinic Manager, Amanda Kocar, akocar@kitsap-humane.org .  No phone calls, please.

 


Animal Care Technician (Full-time)

Come join the Animal Care team at the Kitsap Humane Society as an Animal Care Technician! The Kitsap Humane Society is a progressive, open admission shelter dedicated to finding a “forever home” for every adoptable animal in its care.

Job Description:

The Animal Care team has the primary responsibility of caring for all of the animals in the shelter. These may be stray animals brought in by good Samaritans or animals surrendered by owners who can no longer care for them.

The Tech:

  • Cleans animal kennels
  • Meets with potential adopters to help them understand the needs of the animal they are considering adopting.
  • Moves animals from one location to another within the shelter.
  • Assists with vaccinations.
  • Washes shelter animals’ dishes and laundry.

This position works very closely with other members of the Animal Care team, as well as with Customer Service and Veterinary Services. This job is physically demanding and requires a great sense of urgency and a fantastic work ethic.

The job requires flexibility, energy, the ability to think quickly on one’s feet. A sense of humor is a huge plus!

Job Requirements:
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Love of animals.
  • Comfort handling all sizes and breeds of dogs and cats, including fearful and feral animals.
  • Willingness to learn to vaccinate and de-worm dogs and cats.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks at the same time.
  • Strong team player.
  • An eye for accuracy.
  • Outstanding attention to detail.
Hours and Compensation:
  • Starting Pay: $12.00/hour
  • Full-time, 40 hours/week (weekends and holidays required, usually on a rotating basis)
  • Medical/Dental Insurance Coverage available the 1st of the month after 60 days of full time employment
  • Vacation/Sick Leave upon completion of a 120-day probationary period.
How to Apply:

To apply, email your resume with a cover letter explaining your relevant experience and why you feel you would be a great fit for this position to Shelter Manager, Bobby Cook, rcook@kitsap-humane.org

 


Animal Care Technician (Part-time)

Come join the Animal Care team at the Kitsap Humane Society as a part-time Animal Care Technician! The Kitsap Humane Society is a progressive, open admission shelter dedicated to finding a “forever home” for every adoptable animal in its care.

Job Description:

The Animal Care team has the primary responsibility of caring for all of the animals in the shelter. These may be stray animals brought in by good Samaritans or animals surrendered by owners who can no longer care for them.

The Tech:

  • Cleans animal kennels
  • Meets with potential adopters to help them understand the needs of the animal they are considering adopting.
  • Moves animals from one location to another within the shelter.
  • Assists with vaccinations.
  • Washes shelter animals’ dishes and laundry.

This position works very closely with other members of the Animal Care team, as well as with Customer Service and Veterinary Services. This job is physically demanding and requires a great sense of urgency and a fantastic work ethic.

The job requires flexibility, energy, the ability to think quickly on one’s feet. A sense of humor is a huge plus!

Job Requirements:
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Love of animals.
  • Comfort handling all sizes and breeds of dogs and cats, including fearful and feral animals.
  • Willingness to learn to vaccinate and de-worm dogs and cats.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks at the same time.
  • Strong team player.
  • An eye for accuracy.
  • Outstanding attention to detail.
Hours and Compensation:
  • Starting Pay: $12.00/hour
  • Part-time, hours vary. Weekends and holidays may be required.
How to Apply:

To apply, email your resume with a cover letter explaining your relevant experience and why you feel you would be a great fit for this position to Shelter Manager, Bobby Cook, rcook@kitsap-humane.org

 


Janitor (Part-time)

The Kitsap Humane Society is looking for a hardworking individual to join our fantastic team!!

The Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) is a progressive animal welfare shelter whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome homeless animals.

Do you consider yourself organized and efficient?

Do you have a great eye for detail and cleanliness?

Have you worked in a job where you gained experience cleaning to a specific standard?

If so, shoot me an email and let’s talk about your experience! You may be just what we’re looking for at KHS!

Job Description:
  • Cleans and sanitizes rest rooms
  • Maintains overall cleanliness of the shelter; sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, washing windows, emptying trash, etc.
  • Restocking janitorial supplies.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements:
  • Great upbeat attitude.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Hard worker.
  • Team player.
  • A love and respect for animals.
  • Must be able to pass comprehensive background check.
  • Valid driver’s license and own reliable transportation.
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds (trash, supplies, equipment, etc.).
  • Bending at the waist, sitting, kneeling, climbing, walking, etc.
  • Able to climb a ladder.
  • Safely use manual tools and power equipment common in janitorial environments.
  • Smile.

Hours and Compensation:

  • 25 hours per week (5-hour shift, 5 days a week; 9am-2pm.)
  • $12.00 per hour
To Apply:

Email your resume  and a cover letter detailing why you feel you are a great fit for this position to Shelter Manager, Bobby Cook, at rcook@kitsap-humane.org.