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

Benefits of Working at SICSA:

  • Discounted Adoptions
  • Discounted Veterinary Services
  • Discounted Pet Food
  • Surrounded by like-minded people
  • Be a part of the community
  • Save lives!

Employment Opportunities

Registered Veterinary Technician

Job Title: Registered Veterinary Technician
Department: Veterinary Clinic
FLSA Status: Non Exempt FT
Reports To: Veterinary Clinic Manager

General Scope
The Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) will aid the veterinarians in providing safe, compassionate, and quality patient care in surgery, wellness, and in-shelter animal care. This includes preparing animals and the clinic area for surgeries, monitoring anesthesia, assisting in overseeing patient recovery, assisting in diagnostic testing, medical record-keeping, infectious disease management, and prescription and controlled substance management.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities

• Surgical support including: pre-medication and anesthetic induction of animals for surgery; monitoring animals under anesthesia; and assisting in overseeing animal anesthetic recoveries.
• Support the veterinarians by performing diagnostics, processing laboratory samples, accurately filling prescriptions, dental prophylaxis, and employing appropriate disease management techniques.
• Daily, thorough cleaning of clinic including anesthesia machines, surgical tables and surfaces, surgical suite, etc.
• Providing care for animals, including vaccination, performance of medical treatments (i.e. nail clipping, ear cleaning etc.), medicating and assisting with euthanasia as needed.
• Maintaining patient records by accurately recording treatments and test results in an electronic records system (ShelterLuv or Vetter).
• Maintaining an inventory of medications for ordering drugs and treatment supplies.
• Maintaining controlled substances drug log.
• Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
• Maintaining a friendly and professional demeanor and providing good customer service while working with fosters, volunteers and clients. This includes clients seen through the public spay/neuter and wellness programs, as well as answering questions the clients may have after surgery.
• Working courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers.
• Filling in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed, including helping with phone calls and scheduling as well as occasionally working at special events.

Please send your resume to clinic@sicsa.org.

Volunteer Services Manager

Job Title: Volunteer Services Manager
Department: Community Engagement
FLSA Status: Full-Time Exempt

Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000

Benefits:

  • Medical insurance with 50% of premium for employees provided
  • Simple IRA with 3% dollar for dollar employer match
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation for fulltime employees
  • Attention to work-life balance

Reports To: Director of Community Engagement

General Scope:
Responsible for managing SICSA’s volunteer program using the Service Enterprise Organization model. Develops, builds and maintains a comprehensive program to attract and retain strong volunteer support. 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 volunteers and SICSA’s mission.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of the Volunteer program including, but not limited to recruitment, orientation, administration, and documentation.
  • Work with managers and/or designees on volunteer opportunities, including job descriptions, shifts management, training, conflict resolution, and (if needed) supervision of duties. Serve as the main point of contact for the community regarding volunteering, providing information for recruitment, as well as managing large group and event volunteerism.
  • Supervise the Paws & Tails University Coordinator, setting them up for success to enhance current Volunteer Trainings and continue building outward facing partnerships and potential public facing training courses as a secondary revenue stream.
  • Supervise the Foster Coordinator, setting them up for success in terms of recruiting, orienting, and managing foster volunteers, policies and procedures. Provide support and resources to fosters as needed.
  • Actively communicate with volunteers using the e-newsletter, Facebook groups, email, and other avenues as needed. Develop and implement annual recognition including National Volunteer Recognition Week and our internal awards banquet. Provide service letters and other volunteer communication as appropriate.
  • Collect and prepare department statistics and reporting measures. Manager volunteer resources and needs such as uniform order fulfillment.
  • Assist in developing annual department budget.
  • 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.

Specific Job Skills:

  • Enthusiastic about teamwork. 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. Some scheduled evening and weekend time will be 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 or equivalent experience
  • 1 or more years of prior experience managing staff and/or volunteers
  • 1 or more years of prior experience in project management
  • Proven administrative and writing abilities, with consummate attention to detail.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with fluency in Word and Excel.
  • Experience with the following is a plus:
    • Social Media
    • Human Resources
    • Volgistics VolunteerNet

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Nora Vondrell, SICSA President & C.E.O. at nvondrell@sicsa.org

Adoption Counselor

Job Title: Adoption Counselor

Department: Adoption and Alternative Services

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt: Part-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 may be 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

Animal Care Technician

Job Title: Animal Care Technician

Department: Animal Care

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt: Full-Time

Reports To: Animal Care and Behavioral 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:

Provides quality basic and behavioral care for SICSA resident animals, in accordance with SICSA's policies and procedures.     

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide basic husbandry for in-custody animals per SICSA animal care and disease management protocols.  This includes feeding, walking dogs, cleaning cat litter boxes, and cleaning and disinfecting kennels and supplies.
  • Carry out designated health care programs for specific animals as directed by the staff veterinarians and Animal Care and Behavioral Manager.
  • Provide regular feedback to the Animal Care and Behavioral Manager and staff veterinarians regarding changes in animal health and behavior.  
  • Provide appropriate environmental enrichment for all animals onsite as directed by the Animal Care and Behavioral Manager to ensure the emotional and mental well-being of our animals, which will enhance their adoptability.   

Specific Qualities and Job Skills:

    • Dependability and ability to follow instructions; 
    • Have interest in and/or general knowledge of animal care, welfare, and behavior; 
    • Ability to understand and accept the reality of euthanizing animals when necessary; 
    • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with staff and volunteers; 
    • Ability to take a teamwork approach to the job by cooperating with others, offering to help others when needed, and considering larger organization or team goals rather than individual concerns; 
    • Willingness to adapt to and remain calm in a constantly-changing and stressful work environment; 
    • Unwavering compassion for helping animals in need 

Physical Requirements

    •  Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, and manipulate (lift, carry, and move) up to 50 pounds. 
    • Ability to be around animals of varying sizes and temperament in, occasionally, noisy environments. 
    • Responsible for presenting a neat and professional appearance to the public at all times.   

Other Requirements:

  • High school diploma 
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license 

To apply, please send a professional resume and brief cover letter with the subject line “Animal Care Technician Position” to mwyant@sicsa.org

Foster Coordinator

Job Title: Foster Coordinator
Department: Volunteer
FLSA Status: Full Time Hourly
Reports To: Volunteer Manager

General Scope: The Foster Coordinator is dedicated to increasing SICSA’s Life Saving Capacity
through the coordination of the day-to-day activities of the SICSA Foster program including the
recruitment, training and support of volunteer foster families, and the placement and monitoring of
animals in this care.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:
• Recruit, orient and train new foster families. Ensure foster care gaps are identified in a timely
manner and work to fill those gaps.
• Match and place animals in appropriate foster homes, ensuring that fosters have the training
and supplies needed to properly care for the animals in their homes. This includes disease
management, enrichment, medical, and behavioral supplies and training.
• Maintain communication and provide support to foster families with active placements. Work
to help fosters solve training and/or care issues and be available to route/assist with
emergencies.
• Maintain accurate records, updating the database and other systems (Path Plan team,
Veterinary Clinic, Animal Care, and Adoption) on foster animals and current care plans.
• Person the foster phone and moderate the social media group for foster families to provide
support and information to foster families, including for emergency and after hour needs.
• Be available and on site for foster pickups and other coordination during the week, evening,
and weekends when necessary.
• Communicate with the Vet Clinic, Intake Team, Animal Care Manager, and Volunteer Manager
to ensure flow in and out of the foster program remains efficient and meets SICSA’s needs
pertaining to our mission, vision, and core values.
• Be a support to all volunteers, acting as a backup for the Volunteer Manager when needed.
This may include training, communicating volunteer needs, and addressing conflicts and
challenges.
• 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 Job Skills:
• Extensive knowledge of dog and cat behavior and care from all aspects of the animal’s life,
birth through adulthood. On the job training available.
• Superb oral communication skills; personable and diplomatic in working with diverse
personalities and inspiring participation from volunteers and community members.
• Proficient written communication skills; able to work with a variety of media tools and creative
approaches to volunteer recruitment and engagement both online and out in the world.
• Experience with or comfort in quickly learning other computer software and programs including
Google, Vetter, Volgistics, and Shelterluv.
• Enthusiastic about team work. Ability to work well with staff, volunteers and community to
promote the philosophy and goals of the SICSA Pet Adoption Center.
• Self-driven; able to multitask and lead staff and volunteers to extend your work.
Entrepreneurial, creative, and superb on follow-through.
• Ability to carry out daily functions independently with minimal supervision.
• An analytic approach to work, constantly thinking in terms of iteration, testing, measurement,
and redirection.
• Computer literacy and knowledge of working with digital programs like Microsoft Office Suite
(especially Outlook, Word, Excel); Google Suite programs (i.e. Docs and Sheets), digital
databases for record keeping; and ability to create digital communication and training material
using Canva, Microsoft Publisher, PowerPoint, or similar programs.

Other Requirements:
• Availability: the SICSA Adoption Center is open seven days a week, with foster families caring
for SICSA animals 24/7. Scheduled evening and weekend time will be required.
• Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record as defined by SICSA’s current
insurance carrier.
• Must have a passion for customer service.
• Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the
organization.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
• Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb and manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50
pounds.
• Ability to work with animals of varying temperament in noisy conditions.
• Ability to work with cleaning materials.
• Ability to use strength and agility while working with active animals.
• Responsible for presenting a neat and professional appearance to the public at all times.
Education and/or Experience:
• Bachelor's degree or like experience required.
• Prior experience working in the animal care field highly favorable.
• Must be adept in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

 

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to nvondrell@sicsa.org with the subject line "Foster Coordinator Position".