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

Animal Care Technician
SOCIETY for the IMPROVEMENTS of CONDITIONS for STRAY ANIMALS (SICSA)   Animal Care Technician: $10/hour Two part-time positions available 20-30 hours Nights, weekend availability a must Position Description ___________________________________________________ Objective: Provide quality care for SICSA resident animals in accordance with SICSA's policies and procedures.   The ideal candidate will:
  • Be dependable.
  • Be willing to follow instructions.
  • Have general knowledge of animal care and behavior.
  • Be able to interact well with animals and be willing to do basic care and training routines.
  • Have an interest in learning about animal health, basic training, and welfare issues.
  • Be able to work with all types of animals that SICSA cares for. This includes small to extra- large dogs, puppies, kittens, cats, senior animals, and fractious animals.
  • Be able to work well with staff, volunteers, and the public.
  • Be able to understand and accept the reality of euthanizing animals when necessary.
  Organizational relationships: The Animal Care Technician (ACT) reports to Kennel Manager and works in partnership with other ACTs to provide quality care for SICSA's animals. Responsibilities:
  • Perform basic cleaning and feeding routines of animals in accordance to SICSA's animal care policies and procedures.
  • Provide regular feed back to the Kennel Manager and the Staff Veterinarian regarding changes in animal health and behavior.
  • Carry out designated health care programs for specific animals as directed by the Kennel Manager and the Staff Veterinarian.
  • Carry out designated behavior modification programs as directed by the Kennel Manager.
  • Assist the public during open hours.
  Duties:  Examples of specific duties include:
  • Walk dogs according to the schedule set by the Kennel Manager to ensure a good house breaking routine, provide exercise, and human interaction.
  • Examine the animals daily reporting on any change in behavior, appetite, appearance, and feces to the Kennel Manager and the Staff Veterinarian.
  • Follow basic training routines and special behavior plans as directed by the Kennel Manager to enhance animal adoptability.
  • Ensure the health and wellness of the animals in SICSA’s care through monitored social interaction with other animals and people.
  • Under the supervision of the Kennel Manager and the Staff Veterinarian medicate and provide necessary treatment to those animals requiring special medical care.
  • Perform daily and special cleaning as assigned by the Kennel Manager.
  • Monitor all kennel supplies to ensure that all kennel areas are well stocked, notifying the Kennel Manager when items need to be ordered.
  • Assist the Staff Veterinarian in the Vet Clinic when asked.
  • Participate in educational opportunities and training provided by SICSA.
  • Give Support and guidance to kennel volunteers.
Please email your resume to ebmathis@sicsa.org.
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.
Adoption Counselor

Job Title: Adoption Counselor

Department: Adoptions

FLSA Status: Non Exempt PT

Reports To: Director of Adoption and Placement Services

SICSA is looking for a friendly, helpful multitasker who loves people and pets and has a go-getter attitude. 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 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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