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

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.

Community Cat Coordinator

Job Title: Community Cat Coordinator
Department: Help Center
FLSA Status: Part Time, Non Exempt
Reports To: Help Center 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, Cat Captain support, public outreach, and general Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) information. They will also be responsible for colony assessment, organizing volunteers, trapping, transport to SICSA for surgery, and community relations and education.

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
• 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 info@sicsa.org.

Customer Service Specialist

Job Title: Customer Service Specialist
Department: Adoption and Placement Services
FLSA Status: Non Exempt: Part-Time
Reports To: Help Center Manager

SICSA is looking for personable and professional customer service specialists who love 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.

We will be hiring multiple positions with varying hour and schedule options in anticipation of the opening of our new facility in Washington Township. Weekend availability is required.

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 Adoption and Wellness Center. The Customer Service Specialist will ensure all customers have a positive experience, whether calling on the phone, e-mailing, or visiting in person.

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, SICSA intake processes, lost and stray animals, and pointing people to available pet-related resources
• 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 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 “Customer Service Specialist Position” to info@sicsa.org.

Resource and Intake Coordinator

Job Title: Resource and Intake Coordinator
Department: Adoption & Alternative Services
FLSA Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Schedule: 28-32 hours/week, Tuesday-Friday

Reports To: Alternative Services Program Manager

General Scope
The Resource & Intake Coordinator is dedicated to preventing homeless animals through the provision of resources aimed at diverting intake, as well as increasing animal lives saved through intake, rescue transfer, and referrals.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities

  • Promote the welfare and adoption of companion animals and work to nurture loving, lifelong relationships between animals and people
  • Ensure a supportive, compassionate, and humane environment for both animals and people
  • Assist the community with identification and, if appropriate, provision of resources aimed at keeping animals in their homes (intake diversion)
  • Review incoming owner surrender intake applications with clients and evaluate for potential surrender, referral, or intake diversion
  • Schedule owner surrender intake appointments
  • Perform basic behavior and health intake evaluations to determine the path of the animal related to SICSA, whether it’s surrender or an opportunity for intake diversion
  • Provide safe and humane restraint for medical procedures and handling
  • Perform basic care for animals, including administering vaccines, drawing blood, implanting microchips, and other basic medical treatments
  • Adhere to SICSA disease management processes, including cleaning and sanitizing the evaluation and intake areas as required
  • Coordinate with the Alternative Services Program Manager with intake planning; including working with the other SICSA programs to ensure proper space and resources for incoming animals
  • In all interactions, utilize excellent customer service skills and empathy, exceeding client expectations
  • Network, develop contacts, and secure opportunities for new rescue transfer and transport partnerships
  • Maintain positive relationships on behalf of SICSA with rescue transfer partners and represent SICSA in a positive manner
  • Coordinate weekly transfers from rescue transfer partners
  • Maintain accurate records; including entering all intake information into the appropriate database, documenting important notes in regards to the behavior and health of new animals, and tracking data for program benchmarks, as necessary
  • Communicate difficulties, problems, and suggestions for improvement using the appropriate process/chain of command

Specific Qualities and Job Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of dog and cat behavior and common symptoms of disease
  • Comfort working with new cats and dogs, sometimes with unknown histories
  • Excellent communication skills; personable and diplomatic in working with diverse personalities
  • Ability to navigate conflict, emotionally difficult situations, and deal with high stress situations calmly and with strong communication skills
  • Ability to safely handle, restrain, and move animals; including the coordination and movement of animals to address contagion concerns
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adhere to a schedule
  • Ability to learn and work with a variety of technology; including Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, and shelter software (ShelterLuv)
  • Ability to carry out daily functions independently with minimal supervision
  • Enthusiastic about team work; ability to work well with staff, volunteers, donors, and the general public to promote SICSA's philosophy and goals
  • Dependable with a strong work ethic

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 rural environments
  • Ability to work with cleaning materials
  • Ability to use strength and agility while working with active animals
  • Must be able and willing to handle a variety of animals, temperaments, and sizes

Other Requirements:

  • 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
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or like experience required
  • A minimum of 2 years working in an animal care field; animal shelter experience is preferred
  • Work or volunteer experience that includes working with the public and/or program coordination

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to LMiller@sicsa.org.

Humane Education Summer Camp Supervisor

Job Title: Humane Education Summer Camp Supervisor
Department: Community Engagement or TBD
FLSA Status: Seasonal Full Time Non-Exempt
Reports To: Community Engagement Director or TBD

General Scope:
The Humane Education Summer Camp Supervisor (HESCS) will work with a team to provide six summer camps between the months of June and August. Camps will take place Monday through Friday at the SICSA Pet Adoption and Wellness Center. The HESCS will work to provide an excellent camp experience, meeting or exceeding our program goals and state requirements. The HESCS will have assistance with this effort, including two paid and various volunteer camp staff which the position will directly supervise.

Major Responsibilities:
• Oversee and teach/guide instructors for SICSA’s Humane Education Summer Camps, teaching lessons as needed/appropriate.
• Facilitate and oversee the execution of SICSA’s Humane Education Summer Camps including setup, cleanup, supervising and engaging youth, presenting material, and leading games and activities.
• Provide management, leadership and direction to SICSA Humane Education Support Staff, Student Interns, and volunteers who assist with youth programs.
• Work directly with onsite staff, volunteers, and animals to educate youth attending camps.
• Oversee/Organize camp preparation and debriefing the 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks following camp respectively to aid program development and improvement.
• Communicate with Community Engagement Director or TBD on a daily/weekly basis to ensure program success as well as suggest ways to modify/improve the camp on an ongoing basis.
• Assist with other SICSA Departments as needed.
• Record and track necessary data for future grant reporting/writing.
• Assess camps on a weekly basis and update curriculum as needed.
Specific Qualities and Job Skills:
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to navigate conflict
• Enthusiastic about team work; ability to work well with staff, volunteers, donors, and the general public to promote SICSA's philosophy and goals
• Experience working with children in a professional and/or classroom setting
• Ability to track and record data for grant writing and reporting purposes

Specific Qualities and Job Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to navigate conflict
  • Enthusiastic about team work; ability to work well with staff, volunteers, donors, and the general public to promote SICSA's philosophy and goals
  • Experience working with children in a professional and/or classroom setting
  • Ability to track and record data for grant writing and reporting purposes
  • Ability to work with a variety of people and unite them towards a common goal
  • Willingness to learn and ability to take direction and feedback
  • Affection for animals and a concern for their well-being
  • Compassion for people and a concern for their well-being
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team to accomplish tasks within a designated timeframe
  • Solid organization and prioritizing abilities
  • 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

 

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

 

Other Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field preferred, with 2+ years’ experience working with youth required
  • 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 submit a resume and cover letter to Nicole Sturk: nsturk@sicsa.org, or mail to SICSA Pet Adoption Center, ATTN: Nicole Sturk, 8172 Washington Church Road, Washington Township, OH, 45458

Humane Education Summer Camp Associate

Job Title:              Humane Education Summer Camp Associate

Department:                   Community Engagement or TBD

FLSA Status:                  Seasonal Full Time Non-Exempt

Reports To:           Humane Education Summer Camp Supervisor

 

General Scope:

Humane Education Summer Camp Associates (HESCA) work in a team providing six summer camps between the months of June and August.  Camps will take place Monday through Friday at the SICSA Pet Adoption and Wellness Center.  The team will work to provide an excellent camp experience, meeting or exceeding our program goals and state requirements.

 

Major Responsibilities:

 

  • Assist with instruction for SICSA’s Humane Education Summer Camps
  • Facilitate execution of SICSA’s Humane Education Summer Camps including setup, cleanup, supervising and engaging youth, presenting material, and leading games and activities
  • Provide leadership and direction to SICSA Student Interns who assist with youth programs
  • Assist with the creation of lesson and activity programming
  • Work directly with onsite staff, volunteers, and animals to educate youth attending camps
  • Partake in camp preparation and debriefing the weeks prior to and following camp respectively to aid program development and improvement
  • Assist with other SICSA Departments as needed

Specific Qualities and Job Skills:

 

  • Enthusiastic about team work; ability to work well with staff, volunteers, donors, and the general public to promote SICSA's philosophy and goals
  • Experience working with children in a professional and/or classroom setting
  • Excellent oral and public speaking/communication skills
  • Willingness to learn and ability to take direction and feedback
  • Ability to work 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
  • Affection for animals and a concern for their well-being
  • 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

 

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

 

Other Requirements:

  • High School equivalent with 1+ years’ experience working with youth required
  • Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization

 

We will be hiring to fill two of this position.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Nicole Sturk: nsturk@sicsa.org, or mail to SICSA Pet Adoption Center, ATTN: Nicole Sturk, 8172 Washington Church Road, Washington Township, OH, 45458

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