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

Pet Wants Dayton Sales Associate

Job Title: Pet Wants Market and Events Associate
Department: Pet Wants
Schedule: 6-17 hours/week, additional summer hours possible
Salary: $12/hour
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
• Must have valid driver’s license, clean driving record, reliable transportation, and ability to operate Pet Wants vehicle for transport
• Ability to use GPS and/or read maps for wayfinding
• Ability to work independently and exhibit professionalism
• Event set-up and tear-down
• 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

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.

Adoption Counselor

Job Title: Adoption Counselor

Department: Adoption and Placement 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 and Thursday 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

Veterinary Assistant

Job Title: Veterinary Assistant
Department: Veterinary Clinic
FLSA Status: Non Exempt PT
Reports To: Veterinary Clinic Manager

General Scope
The Veterinary Assistant will aid the veterinarians as needed in surgery, wellness appointments, and with shelter medicine responsibilities, as well as ensures that the clinic facility and equipment are clean and in good working order. Additionally, he or she performs the check-in and release of animals for the public spay/neuter and wellness programs, provides animal restraint, and assists with preparing animals for veterinary care and spay/neuter surgery.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities
• Daily, thorough cleaning of clinic including equipment, cages, floors, dishes, bedding, etc.
• Monitoring the health of the animals, during surgery and post-op, on an ongoing basis, rapidly identifying any health problems or conditions and immediately reporting them to the veterinarian.
• 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), and by processing patient check-in/check-out documents and transactions.
• Maintaining an inventory of medications for ordering drugs and treatment supplies.
• 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 checking in and releasing animals for 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.
• 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.

Specific Job Skills:
• Exceptional customer service/people skills, including comfort with discussing post-op care of animals with the general public.
• Experience and comfort in caring for and handling animals in a safe, effective, and humane manner, especially animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical and other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.

To apply, please email your resume to clinic@sicsa.org