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

Veterinarian
For over 40 years SICSA Pet Adoption Center has been promoting the welfare and adoption of companion animals, and nurturing loving, lifelong relationships between animals and people. We are the Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals or SICSA, and we are looking for like- minded people to join our team! In 2020 we will be moving to a brand new facility and are looking to add extra support staff to are already robust clinic. In our new facility we will be able to serve even more pets in the most need. If you are looking to join a positive team, are compassionate and caring, and want to make a impact on the animal community than SICSA may be the place for you! SICSA currently performs over 4,300 spays and neuters yearly in our high quality high volume spay neuter clinic. We adopt out over 1,800 pets annually through our adoption center.  And we see hundreds of owned pets monthly for wellness care that their owners would otherwise not be able to afford. We are looking for someone who is interested in working in all capacities of our shelter clinic including high volume spay/neuter, community wellness and medicine for our adoptable pets.   Benefits
  • Health insurance
  • Investment options with SICSA matching contributions
  • Personal paid time off (PTO)
  • Holiday pay
  • CE stipend
  • An organization who honors a healthy work life balance
  • Paid training at the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance
  Requirements
  • Must be a licensed Veterinarian in the State of Ohio or acquire license prior to hire date.
  • Ability to work standing or sitting for 8 + hours a day
  • Ability to multi-task while working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a high standard of care
  • Flexibility to handle stressful situations in a constructive manner
  • Willingness and ability to provide guidance to other staff members
To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Megan Dell at mdell@sicsa.org.
Registered Veterinary Technician
We are looking for a registered veterinary technician who is interested in working in all capacities of our shelter clinic including surgery, community wellness and adoptable pet medicine. Ideal Candidates will possess
  • Willingness and ability to provide guidance and direction to other staff members
  • Excellent customer service skills and confidence when working with clients
  • Be a self-starter!
  • Ability to multi-task while working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a high standard of care
  • Flexibility to handle stressful situations in a constructive manner
  • Ability to make sound decision for unique situation when they arise.
  • Excellent computer skills, including data entry
Benefits
  • Health insurance
  • Investment options with SICSA matching contributions
  • Personal paid time off (PTO)
  • An organization who honors a healthy work life balance
Requirements
  • Must be a licensed Veterinary Technician in the State of Ohio or acquire license prior to hire date.
  • Ability to work standing for 8 + hours a day
To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Megan Dell at mdell@sicsa.org.
Animal Care Technician
SOCIETY for the IMPROVEMENTS of CONDITIONS for STRAY ANIMALS (SICSA)   Animal Care Technician: $10/hour Two part-time positions available 20-30 hours Nights, weekend availability a must Position Description ___________________________________________________ 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.
Please email your resume to ebmathis@sicsa.org.
Adoption Counselor

Job Title: Adoption Counselor

Department: Adoptions

FLSA Status: Non Exempt PT

Reports To: Director of Adoption and Placement Services

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.

We will be hiring multiple positions with varying hour and schedule options in anticipation of the opening of our new facility in Washington Township. Anticipated start would be mid-January at the new location: 8172 Washington Church Rd. Washington Township, OH 45458.

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 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 JSullivan@sicsa.org.

Pet Wants Delivery Driver

Job Title: Pet Wants Delivery Driver

Department: Adoptions and Alternatives Services

Schedule: 6-9 hours/week (approximately 2-3 hours, 3 days/week)

Salary:  $10/hour

Reports To: Pet Wants Program Coordinator


General Scope:

We are looking for a reliable Delivery Driver for our Pet Wants Dayton pet food company who is concerned with customer satisfaction and transporting items in a safe, timely manner. The Delivery Driver will pick up orders at SICSA and drop off items to various customers in the Dayton area. Drivers will be responsible for ensuring that orders are transported to the correct customer and documented appropriately.

To succeed as a Pet Wants Delivery Driver, you should be polite and prompt with a commitment to providing our clients with an excellent experience. You should be thorough in ensuring orders are properly fulfilled, committed to work safety, and passionate about satisfying clients.

The anticipated schedule is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, but the work hours each day are flexible.

About Pet Wants:

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. Pet Wants Dayton is owned and operated by SICSA, so all proceeds from Pet Wants purchases will help support the SICSA mission. By purchasing Pet Wants 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.

Specific Job Skills:

  • Ability to lift and transport 55 lbs.
  • 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 exhibits professionalism
  • Dependability, strong work ethic, and detail-oriented

 How to Apply:

  • Please send a resume to Michelle Misra, Pet Wants Program Coordinator, and Jessie Sullivan, Director of Adoption and Placement Services.

MMisra@sicsa.org

JSullivan@sicsa.org

Adoptions Program Manager

Job Title: Adoption Program Manager

Department: Adoptions and Alternative Services

FLSA Status: Full-Time Exempt

Reports To: Director of Adoptions and Alternative Services

 

The SICSA Adoption Program practices a welcoming approach to adoptions that embraces community members and utilizes information and resource-sharing and as our number one tool. SICSA values customer service and works to remove barriers to adoption. The Adoption Program Manager will not only be excited about working with people in our community, but will also have a strong desire to help them succeed as pet owners.

General Scope: This position will be responsible for planning, promoting, and implementing all aspects of SICSA’s adoption activities. This will include providing and ensuring high-quality, compassionate customer service; establishing and meeting adoption-related goals based on an “adopters welcome” approach; mentoring and supervising adoption staff and volunteers; planning onsite and offsite adoption events; overseeing the “working cat” (Critter Contractors) program; and keeping organized, detailed records. This position reports to the Director of Adoptions and Alternative Services and works closely with other SICSA departments; including Community Engagement, Animal and Foster Care, the Vet Clinic, and Help Center.

 

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Promote the welfare and adoption of companion animals and work to nurture loving, lifelong relationships between animals and people.
  • Serve as a senior management leader overseeing all activities associated with the adoption program.
  • Provide and ensure stellar and professional customer service to all who visit, call, email, volunteer, and donate.
  • Ensure a supportive, compassionate, and humane environment for both animals and people.
  • Will sometimes be required to work as an adoption counselor and assist in the counseling process; which may include handling animals, introducing new animals, and processing paperwork.
  • Supervise, motivate, mentor, and evaluate the program’s staff in accordance with SICSA protocols and policies. Direct supervisory responsibility includes Adoption Counselors, Satellite Cat Program Coordinator, adoption volunteers, and future positions as agreed upon.
  • Support leadership efforts to nurture the growth and development of staff and volunteers and a coaching culture. Model and encourage collaborative, optimistic and enthusiastic work behaviors throughout the organization.
  • Understand, develop and maintain good working relationships with all SICSA management, staff, and volunteers.
  • Maintain current knowledge of and effective relationships with other animal welfare organizations and other external agencies as needed.
  • Plan, organize, and implement onsite and offsite adoption events.
  • Professionally represent SICSA in all aspects of the job, including with customers, community groups, media, and other organizations.
  • Anticipate opportunities for growth and research and implement new processes and approaches to contribute to successfully reaching our goals.
  • Assist in development of annual revenue and expense budgets; monitor program income and expenditures.
  • Assist in researching, writing, and securing grant funding for adoption-related activities, as well as documenting progress, compiling data, and generating reports.
  • Contribute to and support fundraising efforts, including participation in special events.

 

Specific Job Skills: 

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills. Professional and personable in working with diverse constituencies.
  • Open-minded Nature and Positive Attitude. Ability to seek and learn new information; listen to other ideas and opinions; willingness to change perspective, when necessary, and apply new information and ideas to make appropriate program changes.
  • Excellent Motivator. Ability to lead a large team of adoption counselors, set challenging yet achievable goals, and encourage collaboration and team spirit.
  • Superb Communication Skills. Confidence to commuinicate about difficult and/or sensitive topics; willingness to address issues in a timely and appropriate manner; and diplomacy to address staff, volunteers, and customers with compassion and empathy.
  • Initiative and Problem-Solving Skills. Ability to multi-task, work in a fast-paced environment, and address problems quickly and efficiently.
  • Self-driven. Ability to carry out tasks independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to Remain Calm. Maintain professionalism in stressful situations; ability to turn people down or communicate difficult information without becoming aggressive or unpleasant.
  • Volunteer Engagement Advocate. Works side-by-side with volunteers to help leverage volunteers and their skills to successfully help deliver on SICSA’s social mission.
  • Enthusiastic about team work. Ability to work well with staff, volunteers, donors, and the general public to promote SICSA’s philosophy and goals.

 

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 available to work a Tuesday-Saturday core schedule. SICSA Pet Adoption Center is open seven days a week, so flexibility is required.

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
  • 2 or more years of management and supervisory experience is required.
  • Experience working directly with animals and knowledge of animal welfare and common medical conditions are a plus.

To be considered for this position, please email JSullivan@sicsa.org and use the Subject Line: Adoption Manager Position. This email should include a cover letter, a resume, and contact information for 3 professional references. No phone calls or in-person applicants, please.

Intake and Help Center Program Manager

Job Title: Intake and Help Center Program Manager

Department: Adoptions and Alternative Services

FLSA Status: Full-Time Exempt

Reports To: Director of Adoptions and Alternative Services 

The SICSA Alternative Services Program practices a compassionate approach in all their services and utilizes all resources available to help people succeed as pet owners. SICSA values customer service and provides assistance to the community through the Help Center and Intake Services programs. The Intake and Help Center Program Manager will be passionate about helping both people and their pets.

General Scope: This position will be responsible for planning, promoting, and implementing all aspects of SICSA’s alternative service activities. This will include providing and ensuring high-quality, compassionate customer service; establishing and meeting intake and Help Center-related goals; mentoring and supervising intake and Help Center staff and volunteers; providing program structure; and keeping organized, detailed records. This position reports to the Director of Adoptions and Alternative Services and works closely with other SICSA programs and departments; including Adoptions, Community Engagement, Animal and Foster Care, and the Vet Clinic.

 

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Promote the welfare and adoption of companion animals and work to nurture loving, lifelong relationships between animals and people.
  • Serve as a senior management leader overseeing all activities associated with the Help Center, Intake, and the Alternative Services Programs; including development and oversight of processes and roles.
  • Will be required to work in the Help Center to assist the community with the identification and, if appropriate, provision of resources aimed at keeping animals in their home.
  • Ensure a supportive, compassionate, and humane environment for both animals and people.
  • Provide and ensure excellent customer service ; professionally acknowledge the presence of customers in all public areas, and interact with the public in a polite, professional, non-judgmental, and compassionate manner at all times.
  • Supervise, motivate, mentor, and evaluate the program’s staff in accordance with SICSA protocols and policies. Direct supervisory responsibility includes Customer Service Specialists, Resource and Intake Coordinator, Help Center Specialists, program volunteers, and future positions as agreed upon.
  • Support leadership efforts to nurture the growth and development of staff and volunteers and a coaching culture. Model and encourage collaborative, optimistic and enthusiastic work behaviors throughout the organization.
  • Understand, develop and maintain good working relationships with all SICSA management, staff, and volunteers.
  • Maintain current knowledge of and effective relationships with other animal welfare organizations and other external agencies as needed.
  • Professionally represent SICSA in all aspects of the job, including with customers, community groups, media, and other organizations.
  • Provide program structure; anticipate opportunities for growth and research and implement new processes and approaches to contribute to successfully reaching our goals.
  • Assist in development of annual revenue and expense budgets; monitor program income and expenditures.
  • Assist in researching, writing, and securing grant funding, as well as documenting progress, compiling data, and generating reports.
  • Contribute to and support fundraising efforts, including participation in special events.

 

Specific Job Skills: 

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills. Professional and personable in working with diverse constituencies.
  • Open-minded Nature and Positive Attitude. Ability to seek and learn new information; listen to other ideas and opinions; willingness to change perspective, when necessary, and apply new information and ideas to make appropriate program changes.
  • Excellent Motivator. Ability to lead a large team of staff and volunteers, set challenging yet achievable goals, encourages collaboration and team spirit.
  • Superb Communication Skills. Confidence to communicate about difficult and/or sensitive topics; willingness to address issues in a timely and appropriate manner; and diplomacy to address staff, volunteers, and customers with compassion and empathy.
  • Initiative and Problem-Solving Skills. Ability to multi-task, work in a fast-paced environment, and address problems quickly and efficiently.
  • Self-driven. Ability to carry out tasks independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to Remain Calm. Maintain professionalism in stressful situations; ability to turn people down or communicate difficult information without becoming aggressive or unpleasant.
  • Volunteer Engagement Advocate. Works side-by-side with volunteers to help leverage volunteers and their skills to successfully help deliver on SICSA’s social mission.
  • Enthusiastic about team work. Ability to work well with staff, volunteers, donors, and the general public to promote SICSA’s philosophy and goals.

 

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 available to work a Sunday-Thursday core schedule. SICSA Pet Adoption Center is open seven days a week, so flexibility is required.

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
  • 2 or more years of management and supervisory experience is required.
  • Experience working directly with animals and knowledge of animal welfare and common medical conditions are a plus.

To be considered for this position, please email JSullivan@sicsa.org and use the Subject Line: Intake and Help Center Manager Position. This email should include a cover letter, a resume, and contact information for 3 professional references. No phone calls or in-person applicants, please.

Marketing Coordinator

 Job Title:  Marketing Coordinator

Department: Marketing

FLSA Status: Part-Time Exempt

Reports To: Marketing Manager 

General Scope: Responsible to assist the Marketing Manager to develop and implement all marketing, advertising and public relations strategies for the SICSA Pet Adoption Center. Works closely with all departments and SICSA Volunteers to support all marketing needs.

 

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for executing established development, marketing, advertising, public relations, website and social media target goals based upon the discretion of the Marketing Manager and  FY budget and tracking outcomes.
  • Design and create campaigns and promotions, using consistent SICSA branding for both direct and indirect marketing campaigns and all marketing collateral including, but not limited to:
    • Print Materials
    • Direct Mailings
    • Email Campaigns
    • Blog posts
    • Web Content
    • General Promotional Materials for all departments

 

  • Facilitate and track all aspects of marketing submission process to complete projects within specified timeframe, “from cradle to grave”:
    • Conceptualization
    • Prioritizing submissions
    • Graphic design
    • Tracking & reporting
  • Assist the Marketing Manager to coordinates all aspects of advertising across media channels while managing & negotiating to remain within FY budget:
    • Print Media
    • Social Media
    • Marketing Submission Process
    • Digital Media
    • Radio
    • TV
  • Represent SISCSA on local news media outlets as needed.
  • Assist Marketing Manager with public relation timelines and all PR collateral based upon an annual schedule with media contacts.
  • Update the SICSA website consistently looking to improve it.
  • Constantly creating, coordinating, updating and maintaining all SICSA social media, including efficient responses to public feedback, messages, and questions on a daily basis, as well as actively reaching out to thank and build relationships with social media fundraisers.
  • Attend all SICSA events and activities to take photos and promote these events using social media and other online platforms, serving as a positive team player assisting as needed, requested or designated.
  • Aid in the recruitment of graphic design and marketing volunteers.

  

Specific Job Skills: 

  • Proactive, strategic thinker who is able to think critically and identify solutions while balancing a variety of tasks and media channels and keeping an eye on the big picture.
  • Extremely creative/innovative marketer with strong design skills.
  • Highly tech-savvy with a desire to learn new programs and develop skills to benefit SICSA.
  • Outstanding written communication skills; loves working with a variety of media tools and creative approaches to marketing both online and out in the world.
  • Superb oral communication skills; personable and diplomatic in working with diverse constituencies and inspiring participation from media outlets, donors, adopters, volunteers, and community members. Excellent public presentation and interviewing skills.
  • Self-driven, independent multitasker with a sense of urgency for all initiatives and deadlines who can motivate others to extend outcomes.
  • Enthusiastic about team work. Ability to work well with staff, volunteers, donors, and the general public to promote SICSA’s philosophy and goals.
  • An analytic approach to work, constantly thinking in terms of iteration, testing, measurement, and redirection.

 

Other Requirements: 

  • Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, video management software, Microsoft Suite, MailChimp and other software.
  • Excellent WordPress web management
  • Proficient photographer.
  • Weekends and evening hours may be required. SICSA is open 7 days a week with social media operating 24/7. The Marketing Coordinator’s work schedule is primarily Monday-Friday; however, having a flexible schedule is expected.
  • 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.

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Associates degree required, Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Minimum 1+ years prior work experience focused on Marketing, Public Relations, Graphic Design, Website Maintenance, and Social Media is required.

To be considered for this position, please email socialmedia@sicsa.org and use the Subject Line: RE: Marketing Coordinator Position. This email should include a cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 professional references and digital portfolio. Applications must be submitted by COB Friday, December 20th.  Please, no phone calls.

Customer Service Specialist

Job Title:  Customer Service Specialist

Department:  Adoption and Placement Services

FLSA Status:  Non Exempt: Part-Time or Full-Time

Reports To: Alternative Services 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. Anticipated start would be mid-January at the new location: 8172 Washington Church Rd. Washington Township, OH 45458. 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 JSullivan@sicsa.org.

Internships

Graphic Design Intern

Job Title: Graphic Design Intern

Compensation: Unpaid

Timeframe: Up to 15 hours per week, June 4 – August 31

Reports to: Marketing Coordinator, Director of Community Engagement

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 June 4 – August 31

Responsibilities:

Design clear and engaging graphic communications for print and internet use

Work closely with Community Engagement 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 graphics projects in social media initiatives, utilizing platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WordPress, YouTube, Pinterest to promote adoptable animals and SICSA programs/events

Assist with other areas of Community Engagement 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 and cover letter to Lindsey Hasbrouck, lhasbrouck@sicsa.org, or mail to SICSA Pet Adoption Center, ATTN: Lindsey Hasbrouck, 2600 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, OH 45419.

Special Events Intern

Job Title:                 Special Events Intern

Compensation:     Unpaid

Time Frame:          May 2018 – December 2018

Reports To:            Special Events Coordinator/Director of Community Engagement

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 Special Events 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, Lift Your Leg, and other fundraising events

Assist in the recruiting, training, and thanks needed for special event and development volunteers and committee members

Supports other SICSA Events and Activities as needed/requested/designated, particularly in the Community Engagement 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 an Associate’s Degree or higher

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office- Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Samantha Moser, Special Events Coordinator at smoser@sicsa.org.

Volunteer Services Intern

Job Title:                 Volunteer Services Intern

Compensation:     Unpaid

Time Frame:          Flexible

Reports To:            Volunteer Coordinator

General Scope: Responsible for assisting the Volunteer Coordinator in maintaining the Volunteer database and day-to-day volunteer management tasks. The position reports to the Volunteer Coordinator and works closely with many departments, including Special Events and Marketing.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

Work with Volgistics database, SICSA's Volunteer management system

Assist with creating the weekly Volunteer newsletter content and design

Organize and prepare for upcoming events

Create and manage Excel spreadsheets

Return e-mails and phone calls

Stock and maintain orders

Assist with special projects, as needed

Specific Job Skills:

Must be an organized individual

Excellent communication skills, great attention to detail, and strong written communication skills

Able to positively contribute to a team dynamic

Able to prioritize and multi-task

Comfortable making phone calls, assisting Volunteers and talking to 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 an Associate’s Degree or higher

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Jenna Jones, Volunteer Coordinator at jjones@sicsa.org

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