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

Shelter Custodian
Shelter Janitor  Summary of Primary Responsibilities
  • Responsible for cleaning buildings, removing debris, and keeping areas neat and tidy. Vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, shampooing carpets, emptying trash receptacles, and replacing lining of trash cans.
  • Clean and disinfect hallways, lobbies, restrooms, corridors, and other work and non-animal housing areas so that health standards are met.
  • Empty wastebaskets, and transport other trash and waste to disposal areas.
  • Dust and vacuum furniture and equipment.
  • Keep storage areas and carts well stocked, clean, and tidy.
  • Clean windows, glass partitions, and mirrors, using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges, and squeegees.
  • Replenish supplies such as bathroom items
  • Change light bulbs.
  • Report damage of broken items and equipment.
  • Disinfect equipment and supplies, using germicides.
  • Dust window blinds.
  • Remove aluminum recycling to recycling business.
  • Daily grounds walkthroughs to remove trash and debris.
  • Set up and tear down tables and other items for on-site events, meetings, camps, etc.
  • Other tasks, as assigned
Hours 12 hours/week max, $10.27 per hour Skills and Qualifications
  • A minimum of 6 months of housekeeping experience or a combination of training and experience in the housekeeping field or comparable field, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly.
  • Must be proficient in English.
  • Basic arithmetic, reading and writing skills.
  • Must be able to reach, bend, stoop, use ladders, and lift up to 50 pounds as well as be physically fit and have stamina to complete tasks in timely manner.
  • Experience in light plumbing, electrical, and carpentry a plus.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Emma Blackman-Mathis, Kennel and Facilities Manager at ebmathis@sicsa.org
Veterinary Aide

Job Title: Veterinary Aide
Compensation: $10.50 + depending on experience
Reports to: Veterinary Clinic Manager
Hours: Part time hours available 7:00am – 6:00pm

The SICSA Pet Adoption Center veterinary clinic performs over 4,000 surgeries annually and sees that over 1,700 pets are healthy and available for adoption yearly. We are looking for someone who is a self-starter, shows inner motivation and is compassionate and passionate about helping to save the lives of pets.

Responsibilities:
- Assisting all public clients with drop off and pick up of pets before and after surgery
- Assisting technician in premed and anesthesia of all pets for surgery
- Ensuring that pets recover safely after surgery
- Putting together go home paperwork for all surgery clients
- Filling meds and charging accordingly for extra services provided
- Assisting veterinarians in all animal handling
- Cleaning and sterilization of all surgery equipment
- Cleaning of kennels and clinic

Qualifications/Requirements:
- Ability to stand for extended periods of time
- Ability to lift 50 pounds
- Tolerance for strong smells, loud noises and the ability to work in a close quarters work environment
- Excellent communication skills and great attention to detail
- Willingness to learn and ability to take direction and feedback
- Solid organization and prioritizing abilities
- Flexible with a schedule 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

Education and/or Experience:
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Office – Word and Excel
- Prior experience in a customer service field preferred
- Animal handling experience required
- Certificate in veterinary aide or technician preferred but will train the right candidate

How to Apply: All interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Megan Dell at MDell@SICSA.org, or drop off your application at SICSA Pet Adoption Center at 2600 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, OH 45419.

Marketing Coordinator

Job Title: Marketing Coordinator

Department: Community Engagement

FLSA Status: Full-Time Exempt

Compensation: Mid $30’s

Reports To: Director of Community Engagement

General Scope: Responsible for the strategic development and implementation of all marketing, advertising and public relations strategies for the SICSA Pet Adoption Center. Works closely with all departments and SICSA volunteers to support all marketing needs.
Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

- Responsible for achieving established development, marketing, advertising, public relations, website and social media target goals based upon FY budget and tracking outcomes.
- Develops, designs and implements annual marketing campaign strategies for all SICSA campaigns and promotions, using consistent SICSA branding for both direct and indirect marketing campaigns and all marketing collateral including, but not limited to:

  • Pet Adoptions
  • Annual Reports
  • Direct Mailing
  • Monthly Emails
  • Weekly Blog posts
  • Clinic Wellness
  • Volunteer Activities
  • On & Off-Site Events
  • General Promotional Materials

- Plans, creates, and facilitates all aspects of marketing objectives to complete projects within the specified timeframe, “from cradle to grave”:

  • Conceptualization
  • Budgeting
  • Drafting articles
  • Graphic design
  • Communicating with printer contacts and volunteers
  • Distribution
  • Tracking & reporting

- Designs, coordinates, purchases, and processes all aspects of advertising across media channels while managing & negotiating to remain within FY budget:

  • Print
  • Social Media
  • On-line calendars
  • Billboards
  • Radio
  • TV

- Develops and maintains public relation timelines and all PR collateral based upon an annual schedule with media contacts.

- Maintains and updates the SICSA website consistently looking to improve it.

- Constantly creating, coordinating, updating and maintaining all SICSA social media, including efficient responses to public feedback, messages, and questions on a daily basis, as well as actively reaching out to thank and build relationships with social media fundraisers.

- Attends all SICSA events and activities to promote using social media and other online platforms, to create a portfolio of stock images from these events while at the same time serving as a positive team player assisting as needed, requested or designated.

- Recruits, orients, assists, coordinates, and thanks graphic design and marketing volunteers.

Specific Job Skills:
- Proactive, strategic thinker who is able to think critically and identify solutions while balancing a variety of tasks and media channels and keeping an eye on the big picture.

- Extremely creative/innovative marketer with strong design skills.

- Highly tech-savvy with a desire to learn new programs and develop skills to benefit SICSA.

- Outstanding written communication skills; loves working with a variety of media tools and creative approaches to community engagement both online and out in the world.

- Superb oral communication skills; personable and diplomatic in working with diverse constituencies and inspiring participation from media outlets, donors, adopters, volunteers, and community members. Excellent public presentation and interviewing skills.

- Self-driven, independent multitasker with a sense of urgency for all initiatives and deadlines who can motivate others to extend outcomes.

-  Enthusiastic about team work. Ability to work well with staff, volunteers, donors, and the general public to promote SICSA’s philosophy and goals.

- An analytic approach to work, constantly thinking in terms of iteration, testing, measurement, and redirection.

Other Requirements:
- Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop and InDesign, video management software, Microsoft Suite, MailChimp and other software.  Excellent WordPress web management experience.

- Proficient photographer.

- Weekends and evening hours are required. SICSA is open 7 days a week with social media operating 24/7. The Marketing Coordinator’s work schedule is primarily Monday-Friday; however, having a flexible schedule is expected.

- 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.

Education and/or Experience:

- Bachelor's degree required.

- 2+ years of prior work experience focused on Marketing, Public Relations, Graphic Design, Website Maintenance, and Social Media is required. 3-5+ years preferred.

To be considered for this position, please email socialmedia@sicsa.org and use the Subject Line: RE: Marketing Coordinator Position. This email should include a cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 professional references and 1 marketing design sample. Applications must be submitted by COB Friday, August 10th. Please, no phone calls.

Animal Care Technician

SOCIETY for the IMPROVEMENTS of CONDITIONS for STRAY ANIMALS (SICSA)

Animal Care Technician

Position Description

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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.

To apply, submit the job application to EBMathis@sicsa.org.

Volunteer Coordinator

Job Title:                 Volunteer Coordinator

Department:           Community Engagement

FLSA Status:           Full-Time Exempt

Schedule:                 Tuesday – Saturday, 1oAM-7PM

Salary Range:         High 20’s – low 30’s

Reports To:             Director of Community Engagement

 

General Scope: Responsible for coordinating SICSA’s volunteer program using the Service Enterprise Organization model. Develops and maintains a comprehensive program to attract and retain strong volunteer support for all of SICSA’s departments and programming. Recruits and helps to place volunteers throughout SICSA according to their skills, interests and training. Works closely with the Management and Community Engagement Teams to recruit, place and support the volunteer team and SICSA’s mission.

 

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide quality customer service to clients, volunteers and staff while actively promoting SICSA’s mission, services, programs and events using the Service Enterprise Organizational model.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for the community regarding volunteering.
  • Coordinate volunteer roles for all on-site and off-site volunteer shifts.
  • Work closely with our marketing department to recruit new volunteers, recognize current volunteers through monthly volunteer spotlights and appreciation events.
  • Create email newsletter content on a weekly basis to educate, update and celebrate our volunteers.
  • Monitor closed Volunteer Facebook group.
  • Develop partnerships with community organizations, regional corporations, and religious institutions for volunteer recruitment opportunities.
  • Screen new volunteer applications.
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date volunteer records using Volgistics’ VolunteerNet.
  • Act as liaison between staff and volunteers with a primary focus on strengthening volunteer support throughout SICSA through team building best practices.
  • Act as main point of contact for all Adult and Parent/Youth Partner volunteers to address any concerns and grievances, making additional assignments, department transfers and terminations when needed.
  • Work closely with the Humane Education team regarding the VolunTeen and TAILS program.
  • Work closely with Paws-n-Tails University/Academy team regarding volunteer orientations and trainings, including filling teaching opportunities as needed.
  • Work closely with the animal intake team to help coordinate foster volunteers and vet checks.
  • Monitor department statistics and report monthly benchmarks.
  • Coordinate volunteer resources and needs such as uniform order fulfillment.
  • Assist in developing annual department budget.
  • Proactively be a team player. Support other SICSA events and activities as needed or requested.

Specific Job Skills:

  •  Enthusiastic about team work. Ability to work well with staff and volunteers to promote the philosophy and goals of the SICSA Pet Adoption Center.
  • Superior flexibility and adaptability; strong work ethic.
  • Superb oral communication skills; personable and diplomatic in working with diverse constituencies and inspiring participation from volunteers of all ages.
  • Excellent public presentation skills.
  • Extremely detail-oriented; strong planning skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills; loves working with a variety of media tools and creative approaches to community engagement both online and out in the world.
  • Self-driven; able to multitask and lead volunteers to extend work.  Entrepreneurial, creative, and superb on follow-through.
  • Able to relate well with people of all ages; strong interpersonal and alliance building skills.
  • Able to carry out daily functions independently with minimal supervision.

Other Requirements:

  •  Availability: the SICSA Adoption Center is open seven days a week, with volunteer hours ranging from early in the morning until late at night; weekend and evening shifts are required.
  • Work is performed in office, kennel, and outdoor settings. Frequent standing, bending, reaching, kneeling, sitting on the floor, walking, and sitting at a computer station required.
  • Frequently lifts, carries, and positions objects weighing up to 50 pounds when moving supplies, coordinating events/activities, and cleaning.
  • Must be comfortable working with and handling animals of varying temperaments.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record as defined by SICSA’s current insurance carrier.
  • Must pass a background check.
  • Must have a philosophy that is consistent with SICSA’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.

 

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 1 or more years of prior experience with volunteer coordination required.
  • Proven administrative and writing abilities, with consummate attention to detail.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with fluency in Word and Excel.
  • Database administration experience.
  • Experience with the following is a plus:
    • Social Media
    • Human Resources
    • Volgistics VolunteerNet

How to Apply:

 

All interested applicants should submit a resume to SocialMedia@SICSA.org  with the subject line: RE: Volunteer Coordinator Position.

Youth Programs Educator

Job Title: Youth Programs Educator

Compensation: $10.00 per hour

Hours: 8-24 hours per week, evenings and weekends

Reports to: Humane Education Manager

General Scope: Responsible for facilitating fun, mission-focused, educational humane programming, and youth service and philanthropy; must keep track of and report supplies required to facilitate programming, and report metrics for each program, may also support Community Engagement team with a variety of outreach and fundraising events. Must provide additional support with office tasks - responding to general inquiries about educational programming.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with all aspects of SICSA’s youth programs
  • Provide program support to the Youth Programs department, including setup, cleanup, supervising and engaging youth, presenting material, and leading games and activities
  • Provide leadership and direction to VolunTeens who assist with youth programs
  • Assist with distribution of promotional materials for SICSA’s Youth Programs department
  • Represent SICSA at offsite community engagement events, assisting in promoting youth programs
  • Collect photos and stories to support the Marketing department with advertising youth programs
  • Assist with other SICSA Departments when needed

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Must be a high-energy, creative, and enthusiastic team player
  • Very outgoing and comfortable approaching the public
  • 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, evenings and some weekend work required
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team to accomplish tasks within a designated timeframe
  • Able to bend, reach, kneel, sit, and stand for prolonged periods as well as lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Comfortable handling animals with unknown backgrounds as well as consistent exposure to animal allergens under conditions with limited alternatives available
  • Must have a philosophy consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization
  • Background check and fingerprinting required

Education and/or Experience:

  • Pursuing a degree or having 1-2 years’ experience in education, animal welfare, recreation, nonprofit management, or related field

How to Apply:

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

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 Relations Intern

Job Title:                 Volunteer Relations Intern

Compensation:     Unpaid

Time Frame:          May 2018 – December 2018

Reports To:            Volunteer Coordinator/Director of Community Engagement

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 & MailChimp software
  • Organize and prepare for fundraising 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
  • 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 Krissy McKim-Barker, Volunteer Coordinator at kmckim-barker@sicsa.org.

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