Employment

Our employees make a difference! We have many opportunities throughout the year for dedicated, passionate people who want to make a difference in the lives of thousands of animals and touch the lives of countless families.

Current Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Veterinarian
For over 40 years SICSA Pet Adoption Center has been promoting the welfare and adoption of companion animals, and nurturing loving, lifelong relationships between animals and people. We are the Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals or SICSA, and we are looking for like- minded people to join our team! In 2020 we will be moving to a brand new facility and are looking to add extra support staff to are already robust clinic. In our new facility we will be able to serve even more pets in the most need. If you are looking to join a positive team, are compassionate and caring, and want to make a impact on the animal community than SICSA may be the place for you! SICSA currently performs over 4,300 spays and neuters yearly in our high quality high volume spay neuter clinic. We adopt out over 1,800 pets annually through our adoption center.  And we see hundreds of owned pets monthly for wellness care that their owners would otherwise not be able to afford. We are looking for someone who is interested in working in all capacities of our shelter clinic including high volume spay/neuter, community wellness and medicine for our adoptable pets.   Benefits
  • Health insurance
  • Investment options with SICSA matching contributions
  • Personal paid time off (PTO)
  • Holiday pay
  • CE stipend
  • An organization who honors a healthy work life balance
  • Paid training at the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance
  Requirements
  • Must be a licensed Veterinarian in the State of Ohio or acquire license prior to hire date.
  • Ability to work standing or sitting for 8 + hours a day
  • Ability to multi-task while working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a high standard of care
  • Flexibility to handle stressful situations in a constructive manner
  • Willingness and ability to provide guidance to other staff members
To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Megan Dell at mdell@sicsa.org.
Registered Veterinary Technician
We are looking for a registered veterinary technician who is interested in working in all capacities of our shelter clinic including surgery, community wellness and adoptable pet medicine. Ideal Candidates will possess
  • Willingness and ability to provide guidance and direction to other staff members
  • Excellent customer service skills and confidence when working with clients
  • Be a self-starter!
  • Ability to multi-task while working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a high standard of care
  • Flexibility to handle stressful situations in a constructive manner
  • Ability to make sound decision for unique situation when they arise.
  • Excellent computer skills, including data entry
Benefits
  • Health insurance
  • Investment options with SICSA matching contributions
  • Personal paid time off (PTO)
  • An organization who honors a healthy work life balance
Requirements
  • Must be a licensed Veterinary Technician in the State of Ohio or acquire license prior to hire date.
  • Ability to work standing for 8 + hours a day
To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Megan Dell at mdell@sicsa.org.
Pet Wants Market and Events Associate
Job Title:              Pet Wants Market and Events Associate Department:       Pet Wants Schedule:             8-16 hours/week, additional summer hours possible Reports To:        Pet Wants & Retail Program Manager General Scope: Do you love animals? Are you a people person and have the desire to learn about pet nutrition? We are looking for a high-energy, pet-loving person who has a passion for health and wellness and a desire to improve the lives of dogs and cats. The Pet Wants Dayton Market and Events Associate will work in our existing store at the 2nd Street Market in downtown Dayton and occasionally at our vendor booth at local, community events and festivals. This job consists of working in the store or at events, educating customers, and selling our natural treats and products and fresh pet food. Staff will be expected to use merchandising best practices to create visually pleasing displays and to keep up with day-to-day tasks to maintain store and booth cleanliness. The Pet Wants brand offers nutritional pet food from the highest quality ingredients; slow-cooked in small batches; with no corn, wheat, soy, or animal by-products. Now that Pet Wants Dayton is operated by SICSA, all proceeds from Pet Wants Dayton purchases will also help support the SICSA mission. By purchasing Pet Wants Dayton products, customers are saying yes to quality nutrition for their pets, but also to promoting the welfare and adoption of companion animals in our community.   Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:
  • Provide high quality customer service that provides a great experience to all our fantastic two and four-legged customers
  • Engage with customers and their pets with a friendly and professional attitude
  • Provide accurate and helpful information about Pet Wants food and products
  • Operate a cash register, conduct basic inventory, and handle opening and closing procedures
  • Event set-up and tear-down (events only)
  • Regular check-ins with the SICSA Pet Wants and Retail Program Manager
Specific Job Skills:
  • Excellent people, communication, and customer service skills
  • Persuasive speaking skills and the desire to engage with customers
  • Ability to work independently
  • Dependability, strong work ethic, and detail-oriented
Other Requirements:
  • Passion for animals and a willingness to learn about the Pet Wants brand
  • Ability to lift 55 lbs. and setup and breakdown booth displays
  • Availability to work weekends
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Willingness to work BOTH in store and events, as needed
  • Must have valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and ability to operate Pet Wants Dayton vehicle for events
  • Prior/ongoing experience with dogs and/or cats
  • Opinions/beliefs consistent with mission of SICSA
How to Apply:
  • Please send a professional resume to Michelle Misra, Pet Wants and Retail Program Manager
MMisra@PetWants.com  
Customer Service Specialist

Job Title:              Customer Service Specialist

Department:                   Adoption and Placement Services

FLSA Status:                  Non Exempt: Part-Time or Full-Time

Reports To:           Help Center Program Manager

SICSA is looking for personable and professional customer service specialists who love helping both people and pets. Excellent customer service skills are a must, as well as attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and a love for working in a fast-paced environment. Weekend availability is required.

General Scope:

The Customer Service Specialist is responsible for working with a variety of people; including adopters, Help Center clients, Pet Wants Dayton customers, and other visitors to the SICSA Adoption and Wellness Center. The Customer Service Specialist will ensure all customers have a positive experience, whether calling on the phone, e-mailing, or visiting in person.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Greeting customers, engaging with the public, and providing high quality customer service
  • Checking and responding to e-mail, phone, and Facebook messages
  • Answering phones, operating the cash register, and assisting with administrative tasks
  • Assisting customers with animal-related concerns; including, but not limited to general animal behavior support, SICSA intake processes, lost and stray animals, and pointing people to available pet-related resources
  • Accurate record keeping and database use.
  • Communicating difficulties, problems, and potential improvements using the appropriate process and/or chain of command.
  • Embody the “One Pack” principle; welcoming, supporting, guiding, and maintaining positive relationships with all pack members; including paid and unpaid team members, clients, visitors, and donors.

 

Specific Qualities and Job Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to navigate conflict and deal with high stress situations calmly and positively
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Affection for animals and a concern for their well-being; basic knowledge of dog and cat behavior and willingness to learn additional information
  • Compassion for people and a concern for their well-being
  • Strong initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision and direction
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of working with programs like Microsoft Office, Google Suites, and shelter database software
  • Maturity, good judgment, and a professional attitude
  • Volunteer engagement advocate; ability to work side-by-side with volunteers to help leverage volunteers and their skills to successfully help deliver on SICSA's mission
  • Enthusiastic about team work; ability to work well with staff, volunteers, donors, and the general public to promote SICSA's philosophy and goals

 

Physical Requirements

  • Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required
  • Physical ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands; to hear, to see, and to move animals and goods
  • Allergic conditions, which would be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification

 

Other Requirements:

  • High school diploma, plus two years of work or volunteer experience with the public
  • Experience with animals is a plus, but willing to provide training for the right person
  • Must be willing to handle a variety of animals, temperaments, and sizes
  • Availability: SICSA is open seven days a week and weekends are often required
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English
  • Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record as defined by SICSA's current insurance carrier
  • Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization

 

To apply, please send a professional resume and brief cover letter with the subject line “Customer Service Specialist Position” to LMiller@sicsa.org .

Adoption Counselor
Job Title:                    Adoption Counselor Department:               Adoption and Placement Services FLSA Status:              Non Exempt: Part-Time or Full-Time Reports To:                Adoption Program Manager SICSA is looking for friendly, helpful multitaskers who love people and pets and have go-getter attitudes. Excellent customer service skills are a must, as well as attention to detail and a love for working in a fast-paced environment. General Scope: An adoption counselor is responsible for creating a positive experience for adopters and for matching cats and dogs with good homes. This is a part-time position with flexibility on the total number of hours each week, dependent upon how many positions are hired. Weekend availability is required.   Major Responsibilities:
  • Engaging with the public and providing high quality customer service
  • Making good matches for both people and pets
  • Answering phones, operating the cash register, and assisting with administrative tasks
  • Cleaning animal areas, front office, and equipment as needed
  • Accurate record keeping and database use
  Specific Qualities and Job Skills:
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to navigate conflict and deal with high stress situations calmly
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Affection for animals and a concern for their well-being
  • Compassion for people and a concern for their well-being
  • Strong initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision and direction
  • Maturity, good judgment, and a professional attitude
  • Volunteer engagement advocate; ability to work side-by-side with volunteers to help leverage volunteers and their skills to successfully help deliver on SICSA's mission
  • Enthusiastic about team work; ability to work well with staff, volunteers, donors, and the general public to promote SICSA's philosophy and goals
  Physical Requirements
  • Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required
  • Physical ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands; to hear, to see, and to move animals and goods
  • Allergic conditions, which would be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification
  Other Requirements:
  • High school diploma, plus two years of work or volunteer experience with the public
  • Experience with animals is a plus, but willing to provide training for the right person
  • Must be willing to handle a variety of animals, temperaments, and sizes
  • Availability: SICSA is open seven days a week and weekends are often required
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English
  • Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record as defined by SICSA's current insurance carrier
  • Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization
  To apply, please send a professional resume and brief cover letter with the subject line “Adoption Counselor Position” to ncarey@sicsa.org

Internships

Graphic Design Intern

Job Title: Graphic Design Intern

Compensation: Unpaid

Timeframe: Up to 15 hours per week, June 4 – August 31

Reports to: Marketing Coordinator, Director of Community Engagement

The SICSA Pet Adoption Center is seeking a graphic design intern to assist in the development and implementation of promotional campaigns aimed at increasing Community Engagement and helping SICSA save more animal lives. This is a temporary, unpaid, part-time position from June 4 – August 31

Responsibilities:

Design clear and engaging graphic communications for print and internet use

Work closely with Community Engagement department to translate messaging concepts into effective marketing materials

Design promotional materials in a look consistent with SICSA’s branding

Assist in development and implementation of graphics projects in social media initiatives, utilizing platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WordPress, YouTube, Pinterest to promote adoptable animals and SICSA programs/events

Assist with other areas of Community Engagement when needed

Qualifications/Requirements:

Must be a high-energy, creative, and enthusiastic team player

Excellent communication skills, great attention to detail, and strong written communication skills

Willingness to learn and ability to take direction and feedback

Solid organization and prioritizing abilities

Flexible with schedule and in a fast-paced work environment; able to identify challenges and come up with solutions quickly and effectively

Able to work independently and as part of a team to accomplish tasks within a designated timeframe

Must have a philosophy consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization

Access to a computer with graphic design and layout software is preferred but not required

Education and/or Experience:

Pursuing a degree or having 1-2 years’ experience in graphic design, marketing, or communications

Must be proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and/or Photoshop

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Extensive experience with social media required

Photography experience a plus

How to Apply:

All interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Lindsey Hasbrouck, lhasbrouck@sicsa.org, or mail to SICSA Pet Adoption Center, ATTN: Lindsey Hasbrouck, 2600 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, OH 45419.

Special Events Intern

Job Title:                 Special Events Intern

Compensation:     Unpaid

Time Frame:          May 2018 – December 2018

Reports To:            Special Events Coordinator/Director of Community Engagement

General Scope: Responsible for assisting in the development and execution of multiple initiatives within  the SICSA Pet Adoption Center’s annual fundraising strategy, including major events, sponsorship solicitation,  and all third-party/community fundraising projects. The position reports to the Special Events Coordinator and works closely with many departments, including Volunteers and Marketing.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

Help plan, promote, and coordinate SICSA’s annual major fundraising events, including The Cat’s Meow, Lift Your Leg, and other fundraising events

Assist in the recruiting, training, and thanks needed for special event and development volunteers and committee members

Supports other SICSA Events and Activities as needed/requested/designated, particularly in the Community Engagement department

Specific Job Skills:

Must be a high-energy, creative, and enthusiastic team player

Excellent communication skills, great attention to detail, and strong written communication skills

Willingness to learn and ability to take direction and feedback

Solid organization and prioritizing abilities

Must be comfortable making phone calls, speaking with strangers, and talking with large groups

Able to work independently and as part of a team to accomplish tasks within a designated timeframe

Must have a philosophy consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization

Education and/or Experience:

Must be pursuing an Associate’s Degree or higher

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office- Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Samantha Moser, Special Events Coordinator at smoser@sicsa.org.

Volunteer Services Intern

Job Title:                 Volunteer Services Intern

Compensation:     Unpaid

Time Frame:          Flexible

Reports To:            Volunteer Coordinator

General Scope: Responsible for assisting the Volunteer Coordinator in maintaining the Volunteer database and day-to-day volunteer management tasks. The position reports to the Volunteer Coordinator and works closely with many departments, including Special Events and Marketing.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

Work with Volgistics database, SICSA's Volunteer management system

Assist with creating the weekly Volunteer newsletter content and design

Organize and prepare for upcoming events

Create and manage Excel spreadsheets

Return e-mails and phone calls

Stock and maintain orders

Assist with special projects, as needed

Specific Job Skills:

Must be an organized individual

Excellent communication skills, great attention to detail, and strong written communication skills

Able to positively contribute to a team dynamic

Able to prioritize and multi-task

Comfortable making phone calls, assisting Volunteers and talking to groups

Able to work independently and as part of a team to accomplish tasks within a designated timeframe

Must have a philosophy consistent with the Mission, Vision and Core Values of the organization

Education and/or Experience:

Must be pursuing an Associate’s Degree or higher

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Jenna Jones, Volunteer Coordinator at jjones@sicsa.org

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