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Kennel Technician

Two Positions Available

Posted July 11, 2024

Summary:
The Kennel Technician performs routine animal care and related duties at AniMeals. The work involves cleaning and maintaining kennel areas and performing related shelter duties. Workers carry out daily assignments, follow through on various matters, and use independent judgment and training to take appropriate actions in order to deal with recurring situations.

Scheduling:

Looking for full-time employees at 40 hours a week.

One employee for 8-hour shift, Saturday through Wednesday, 8am to 5pm

One employee for 10-hour shift, Friday through Monday, 8am to 7pm

 

You get two 15 minutes breaks as well as a hour long lunch every day. Must be able to work Saturdays and Sundays. Days off will be together, no split days off.

Essential Job Tasks:

  • Clean kennels and perform associated sanitary duties.

  • Perform center duties including receiving animals brought to center.

  • Routinely check animals for infection, disease, or sickness and report appropriately. Submit observation sheets to the Intensive Care Unit staff.

  • Update, edit, and correct data files on animals.

  • Maintain proper inventory of cleaning and other supplies. Inform management when reordering is required.

  • Supply required food as necessary.

  • Assist other employees as needed.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Treat all animals humanely, with compassion and concern, both on and off the job and promote these values to others.

  • Assist with tours, fundraising activities, and special events as needed.

  • Answer telephone calls from the public in a professional manner, has ability to direct calls to the proper person or department and initiates follow-ups.

  • Pre-approve adoptions and perform adoptions.

 

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

  • Knowledge of basic methods and procedures of kennel cleaning.

  • Ability to deal courteously with the public.

  • Ability to handle animals safely and effectively.

  • Ability to keep kennels clean efficiently.

  • Valid Montana drivers license with a clear driving record for at least one year prior to application.

  • Must have basic computer skills using standard office programs such as Word or similar programs.

  • Ability to learn and adapt to changing situations.

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or GED


Physical Requirements:

Must be in good health. Any allergies that would be aggravated from exposure or through contact with animals or chemicals used to sanitize facilities may be a disqualification.


Must stand, walk, bend and stoop frequently to perform duties. Must also have the ability to perform prolonged strenuous physical activity, including lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds or more.


Working Conditions:

May be exposed to hostile or abusive members of the public. Must be able to deal with an often times emotion-charged public and carry a fast-paced and changing work load which at times can be stressful.


By nature of the job, there is occasional exposure to injured, sick, or dangerous animals in addition to exposure to parasites and infectious diseases. Will be around many cats, some more social than others.


Pay and Benefits

This position pays $15/hr. and currently offers 2 weeks of paid vacation time after working for AniMeals for 1 year. There are two days of paid sick leave accessible after starting, these do not roll over each year. Unpaid time off only when approved by the shelter manager, with requests submitted in advance.


**A resume and cover letter are required. References upon request.**

E-mail as one PDF or drop off application to:

AniMeals

1700 Rankin Street

Missoula, MT 59808

manager@animeals.com

Attn: Josephine Rodgers(she/her), Shelter Manager

Intensive Care Unit Technician

One Part-Time Position Available

Posted July 11, 2024

Summary: Under the direction of the shelter manager, the  Intensive Care Unit Technician is responsible for executing best practices to ensure the health and well-being of shelter animals. This includes routine administration of medications, vaccinating, microchipping, review and assesses newly arrived animals, daily medical rounds of those currently in our care, and following treatment plans guided by a veterinarian.

Scheduling:

Looking for a part-time employee. Must be available Wednesday 1pm-6pm, Thursday 8am-7pm and Friday 8am-12pm.You get two 15 minutes breaks as well as a hour long lunch every day.

Essential Job Tasks

  • Provide appropriate quantity and quality of food and water to shelter animals.

  • Educate staff and volunteers regarding animal disease spread and control.

  • Monitor animals and immediately report health, behavior, or temperament issues to supervisor.

  • Guarantee accurate recordkeeping using PetPoint.

  • Participate in stress and disease reduction efforts through purposeful and compassionate handling and placement of animals in the shelter.

  • Assess medical inventory needs and alert supervisor.

  • Continue education regarding shelter medicine, sterilization, protocols, and related topics. 

 

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Treat all animals humanely, with compassion and concern, both on and off the job and promote these values to others.

  • Answer telephone calls from the public in a professional manner, has ability to direct calls to the proper person or department and initiates follow-ups.

 

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

  • Knowledge of appropriate medical skills.

  • Ability to multi-task and be willing to assist in other shelter needs.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to pay attention to detail and make superior decisions.

  • Follow treatment plans directed by a veterinarian. Ask questions when in doubt.

  • Ability to maintain accurate records, write legibly and speak effectively regarding principles, purposes, and objectives of AniMeals.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with veterinarians to ensure all medical needs of the cats are met.

 

Education and Experience

• Minimum of one year working in a veterinary clinic or animal shelter.

• A basic understanding of feline behavior & needs.

• Must have a valid driver's license with one year of clean driving record.

 

Physical Requirements

• Must be in good health. Any allergies that would be aggravated from exposure or through contact with animals or chemicals used to sanitize facilities may be a disqualification.

• Must stand, walk, bend and stoop frequently to perform duties. Must also have the ability to perform prolonged strenuous physical activity, including lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds or more.

Working Conditions

• May be exposed to hostile or abusive members of the public. Must be able to deal with an often times emotion-charged public and carry a fast paced and changing workload which at times can be stressful.

• By nature of the job, there is occasional exposure to injured, sick, or dangerous animals in addition to exposure to parasites and infectious diseases.

• Must be available and willing to work weekends, holidays, attend mandatory training and meetings as the employer determines are necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.

Pay and Benefits

This position pays $16/hr. and currently offers 1 week of paid vacation time after working for AniMeals for 1 year. There are two days of paid sick leave accessible after starting, these do not roll over each year. Unpaid time off only when approved by the shelter manager, with requests submitted in advance.


**A resume and cover letter are required. References upon request.**

E-mail as one PDF or drop off application to:

AniMeals

1700 Rankin Street

Missoula, MT 59808

manager@animeals.com

Attn: Josephine Rodgers(she/her), Shelter Manager

Development Officer

"Building for Our Friends" Capital Campaign

Open Until Filled

AniMeals No Kill Adoption Center and Animal Food Bank is looking to hire a dynamic self-starter with the skills and passion for the position of Fundraising Development. This position is a staff position in Missoula, MT.

Responsibilities will include funding and development strategy, implementation of strategies and grant writing; retaining and motivating existing donors while identifying, researching, cultivating, and soliciting new prospects, including, but not limited to, individuals, foundations, and corporations.

Demonstrated public relations and interpersonal skills with the ability to positively and respectfully communicate with people at all levels are a must. Must be able to plan, design, and deliver development programs, be proficient at problem-solving, team-building, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to speak publicly on behalf of AniMeals.

General Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, execute, and evaluate campaign fundraising, overall cultivation and solicitation strategies and moves management for campaign prospects.

  • Help develop, oversee, and coordinate overall fundraising efforts for AniMeals Capital Campaign, and support prospect development in alignment with the mission and cohesive campaign activities.

  • Prepare high quality donor correspondence including cultivation materials, direct mail, solicitation letters, grant proposals and reports, project budgets, and acknowledgement letters.

  • Oversee the implementation of the organization’s overall fund development growth, guided by the fundraising plan, campaign goals, and culture of philanthropy. Position has overall responsibility for the execution of the Capital Campaign, including prospecting for and cultivating lead gifts and major campaign gifts, managing donor relationships, providing support for the Executive Director’s campaign activities, and other campaign responsibilities as assigned. This position ensures the successful implementation of the campaign goals through the active management of a prospect portfolio of campaign donors.

  • The Development Officer is a key member of the Campaign Committee and serves as staff to this committee.

  • The position helps ensure a robust and diversified income stream that includes campaign contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations. This is a highly visible position and will be supervised and evaluated on overall performance and production.

 

Requirements

  • Excellent written and verbal communications.

  • Articulate what AniMeals does, project a positive image, and help generate community support for all aspects of the organization.

  • Work cooperatively and communicate effectively with staff, community partners, donors, and in public.

  • Maintain confidentiality with concern for donor and customer information.

  • Ensure that all development efforts follow AniMeals priorities and policies by coordinating efforts with the Executive Director and Board of Directors.

  • Prepare reports for campaign, major gifts, grants, and other fundraising efforts and present them to the Campaign Committee & Board of Directors.

  • Ensure appropriate recognition of contributors.

  • Manage a comprehensive, sustainable, long-term fund development program.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Computer proficiency with donor databases and Windows-based software (Word, Excel, Email, and Internet)

  • 3-5 years progressive experience in non-profit development positions with demonstrated success in fundraising and securing five- and six-figure gifts.

  • Broad knowledge of solicitation and prospecting strategies

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative to get things done, drive to deliver excellent work and to help others succeed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Donor Perfect or similar donor databases.

  • Experience with grant management software.

 

Pay, Hours: 40hrs/week. Salary range: $50,000 or DOE

Reports to: Executive Director/Board of Directors

Please send cover letter, resume, one-page writing sample, and two references as one PDF to director@animeals.com

Address all communications to Ashley Lipscomb, Executive Director

CONTACT US: (406) 721-4710 

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