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

Community Cat Coordinator

Job Title: Community Cat Coordinator
Department: Adoption and Alternative Services
FLSA Status: Part Time, Non Exempt
Schedule: 20-30 hours/week, flexible schedule, possibility of full-time in the future
Reports To: Alternative Services Program Manager

Are you good at planning and coordinating, but also like to get outside and get your hands dirty? SICSA is looking for a part time Coordinator who will be responsible for the organization and execution of SICSA’s Community Cat program. We are looking for someone who is passionate about helping both people and animals, as well as someone who can effectively organize people towards a common goal: stabilizing and reducing the community cat population.

General Scope:
The Community Cat Coordinator will serve as a liaison between the community, trapping volunteers, and other SICSA programs. This includes spay/neuter facilitation, advocacy, partnership relations, volunteer support, public outreach, and sometimes the humane trapping of community cats. This position requires a comfort with animals, the ability to build and maintain relationships with people, as well as the capacity to organize and implement a program.

Major Responsibilities:
• Serve as liaison between the community and SICSA to support, promote, and facilitate the program needs and goals
• Build and support relationships with other TNR programs to help support overall community coordination
• Identify, train, support, and provide resources to Community Cat Captains in their efforts to provide TNR and colony management
• Coordinate and facilitate community cats trapping efforts using best TNR practices
• Coordinate with SICSA Vet Clinic to arrange spay/neuter appointments
• Engage with the public and provide high quality customer service while in the field
• Assist with development of trainings, outreach materials, and other education resources
• Train and manage volunteers, including active communication, conflict resolution support, and appreciation
• Maintain trapping supplies and equipment, including cleaning animal areas, traps, and vehicles, as needed
• Provide accurate record keeping and track program outcomes, including coordinating geographic sterilization data and colony statuses
• Work with the SICSA marketing team to help raise public awareness about community cats and the importance of TNR

Specific Qualities and Job Skills:
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
• Ability to navigate conflict and deal with high stress situations calmly
• Ability to work with a variety of people and unite them towards a common goal
• 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
• Ability to work outdoors or indoors as needed, including in urban, mixed, and rual environments

Other Requirements:
• High school diploma, plus two years of work or volunteer experience working with the public and/or program coordination
• 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
• Willingness to work outside in a variety of weather conditions, particularly heat
• Availability: SICSA is open seven days a week and weekends may be required at times, but not consistently
• 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 “Community Cat Coordinator” to LMiller@sicsa.org. This position requires a comfort with animals, the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with people, and the capacity for program organization and implementation. Please address your qualifications for each of these and/or your willingness to learn.

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.

Customer Service Specialist

Job Title:              Customer Service Specialist
Department:        Adoption and Alternative Services
FLSA Status:       Non Exempt: Part-Time
Reports To:          Intake and Community Resource Manager

SICSA is looking for a personable and professional customer service specialist who loves helping both people and pets. 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:

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 Pet Adoption and Wellness Center. The Customer Service Specialist will not only help ensure all customers and clients feel welcomed, but will also help provide information about critical resources available at SICSA and other organizations in the community for pet owners in need of assistance.

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, directing people to available pet-related resources, the SICSA intake processes, and assistance with lost and stray animals.
  • 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
  • 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 interact with a variety of animals, temperaments, and sizes
  • Availability: SICSA is open seven days a week and weekend shifts may be required. The typical customer service shift is from 11:30am-7:00pm.
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English
  • 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 JSullivan@sicsa.org.