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

Youth Programs Educator

Job Title: Youth Programs Educator
Compensation: $10.00 per hour
Hours: 8-16 hours per week
Reports to: Youth Programming Coordinator

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

Animal Care Technican

Animal Care Technician 

FLSA Status:          Part Time Exempt

Reports To:            Kennel and Facility Manager


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.

All interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Emma Blackman-Mathis: ebmathis@sicsa.org or mail to Attn: Emma Blackman-Mathis 2600 Wilmington Pike, Kettering OH 454519.

Internships

Marketing/Graphic Design Intern

Job Title:                          Marketing/Graphic Design Intern

Compensation:              Unpaid

Timeframe:                      Up to 15 hours per week, August 21 - December 29

Reports to:                       Marketing Coordinator

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 August 21 through December 29.

Responsibilities:

  • Design clear and engaging graphic communications for print and internet use
  • Work closely with Philanthropy 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 graphic projects in social media initiatives, utilizing platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instagram, WordPress, Vimeo, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest, and Reddit to promote adoptable animals and SICSA programs/events
  • Assist with other areas of Philanthropy 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, portfolio and cover letter to Lindsey Hasbrouck, Marketing Coordinator, lhasbrouck@sicsa.org, or mail to SICSA Pet Adoption Center, ATTN: Lindsey Hasbrouck, 2600 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, OH 45419.

Development Intern

Job Title:                 Development Intern

Compensation:     Unpaid

Time Frame:          August 2017 – December 2017

Reports To:            Development Coordinator/Philanthropy Manager

 

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 Development 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, A Night to Remember and other fundraising events.
  • Assist in the recruiting, training, and thanks needed for special event and development volunteers and committee members.
  • Works closely with the Philanthropy team to increase income through existing programs, including workplace giving, matching gift programs, kennel sponsorship, and more.
  • Supports other SICSA Events and Activities as needed/requested/designated, particularly in the Philanthropy 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 a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Samantha Lake, Development Coordinator at slake@sicsa.org

Volunteer Relations Intern

Job Title:              Volunteer  Relations Intern

Compensation:   Unpaid

Timeframe:          Up to 10 hours per week

Reports to:           Director of Community Engagement

SICSA Pet Adoption Center is seeking a Volunteer Relations Intern interested in learning about volunteer management in a non-profit environment. The intern who fills this position should expect to gain:

  • practical customer service experience in a non-profit environment
  • familiarity with back office support of a program with over 800 active volunteers, as well as a
  • hands-on understanding of the importance of producing targeted weekly e-communications using FaceBook and MailChimp to build a sense of community and engagement.

It's essential that applicants to this position have excellent communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and understand the importance of attending to even the smallest details. Familiarity with MailChimp is preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and Provide Regular Posts on the Volunteer Facebook Page
  • Help develop content and send the weekly Volunteer E-newsletter
  • Screen Volunteer VoiceMail account and provide customer service as appropriate
  • Process and fill new volunteer t-shirt and apron orders and then notifying them that the order is ready
  • Other duties as assigned that may include but is not limited to helping out at SICSA events

Qualifications/Requirements:

Applicants for this internship must have strong communication skills and should be majoring in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or Journalism. Applicants should have strong writing skills, as well as a solid understanding of social media. The intern will need to be able to work 10 regularly scheduled hours with at least some of the hours scheduled for either Sunday or Monday each week. Only interns who are proficient with Microsoft Office applications should apply.

How to Apply:

 Send your resume and 2 writing samples with your name on each page in a single PDF format to kneubert@SICSA.org. Subject Line must read:  RE: Volunteer Relations Internship.

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