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Volunteers - AARCS2018 (240)

Wanted: Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator:

FULLTIME  (40hrs/week) with a flexible schedule to accommodate business needs, including some evenings and weekends.
START DATE: Immediate

Looking for an enthusiastic and personable animal lover to facilitate positive experiences for volunteers and foster homes.


ABOUT US: ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY is a registered non-profit charity located in Calgary, Alberta facilitating over 3000 animal adoptions each year. Our mission is Changing Lives Through Kindness. The volunteer team works closely with all other departments within AARCS to provide support and additional personnel to execute AARCS mission and vision.  The department’s aim is to ensure AARCS operates with the support of volunteers and foster homes.

 

ABOUT YOU:  The Volunteer Coordinator is a special breed of animal lover.  Having both a love of people and animals, you are naturally optimistic, positive, friendly, and approachable.  You enjoy working with animals and their humans in a positive way for positive outcomes. You are confident, open minded and non-judgmental with an intuitive ability to see possibilities.  Your strengths include above average conflict resolution skills, organizational and time management, and ability to be personable with a variety of personalities.  You love working with people. Organization and attention to detail is important to you. You have exceptional teamwork skills and are able to work closely with others, including staff and a large base of volunteers and foster homes. Your lifestyle allows you to regularly and consistently maintain a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends.


 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Personable and able to develop a positive rapport with a variety of experiences and backgrounds.
  2. Highly developed cooperation, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.
  3. Self-motivated; has the ability to set priorities and manage workloads with minimal supervision while remaining accountable for reporting.
  4. Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  5. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  6. Moderate level of office software proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Email, Google Docs and databases.
  7. High School diploma or equivalency.
  8. Genuine interest in animal welfare.
  9. Valid driver’s license for on and off site work.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Develop an understanding of the volunteer needs of the organization by working with program coordinators and managers.
  • Interview and screen potential volunteers and foster homes
  • Select and place volunteers according to needs and suitability of volunteers; conduct orientation programs to prepare volunteers to effectively perform their duties in accordance with committee and volunteer resources, policies and procedures; ensure assignment specific training of volunteers.
  • Educate volunteers about volunteer programs and the effective utilization and supervision of volunteers.
  • Evaluate the risks associated with each volunteer position and take appropriate action to control the risks associated with the program or service
  • Work with Stakeholder Relations Manager to plan and implement formal and informal volunteer recognition activities to recognize the contribution of volunteers to the organization
  • Develop and maintain appropriate volunteer forms and records
  • Ensure current volunteer position descriptions are kept up-to-date by reviewing on an annual basis.
  • Ensure system is kept up to date by performing audits on a regular basis.
  • Assist with resolving conflict and managing grievances with volunteers and foster homes in a timely manner.
  • Assist Stakeholder Relations Manager as needed.

 


 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

  • 40 hours per week – Fulltime Position
  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Hours: Flexible schedule to accommodate business needs, including some evenings and weekends.

 

Apply Now

Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter speaking directly to the requirements list with an attached resume to Rachel Howard, Stakeholder Relations Manager before July 15th, 2019

rachel@aarcs.ca

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society

5060 – 74th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

AARCS is an equal opportunity employer. We invite all suitable candidates to forward their application in confidence. We regret that only the best qualified candidates will be contacted for screening. Thank you in advance for your interest.

 

Job Posting – Volunteer Coordinator (2019)

Wanted: Behaviour Coordinator

Behaviour Coordinator:

FULLTIME  (40hrs/week) with a flexible schedule to accommodate business needs, including some evenings and weekends.
START DATE: Immediate

Looking for an enthusiastic animal lover to facilitate positive behavioural experiences.


ABOUT US: ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY is a registered non-profit charity located in Calgary, Alberta facilitating over 3000 animal adoptions each year. Our mission is Changing Lives Through Kindness. The behaviour team works closely with other departments within AARCS to share information and provide support, education and practical tools to ensure foster homes and adopters have a positive experience. The department’s aim is to ensure AARCS animals are provided with the enrichment they need while in the shelter, are assessed and are placed in appropriate foster and adoptive homes and provided with on-going training support. In addition, our Behaviour Coordinator educates AARCS volunteers and staff on relevant behavioural topics.

 

ABOUT YOU:  The Behaviour Coordinator is a special breed of animal lover.  Having both a love of people and animals, you are naturally optimistic, positive, friendly, and approachable.  You enjoy working with dogs and their humans in a positive way to facilitate positive outcomes. You are internally motivated to see every animal find emotional and behavioural balance so they can live in harmony with their guardians. You are confident, open minded and non-judgmental with an intuitive ability to see possibilities.  Your strengths include implementation of rehabilitation and training programs for dogs.  You love problem-solving behavioural concerns to increase adoptability. You take great personal satisfaction from every successful rehabilitation. Organization and attention to detail is important to you. You have exceptional teamwork skills and are able to work closely with others, including managing and overseeing a team of volunteers. Your lifestyle allows you to regularly and consistently maintain a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends.


 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. High School diploma or equivalency.
  2. Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed through Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers OR currently working toward the designation.
  3. Minimum one-year experience working with dogs in a professional capacity.
  4. Genuine interest in animal welfare with thorough understanding of dog behaviour.
  5. Highly developed cooperation, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.
  6. Moderate level of office software proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Email, Google Docs and databases.
  7. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  8. Exceptional organizational skills and able to manage a diverse case-load.
  9. Requires minimal supervision yet remains highly accountable for reporting.
  10. Valid driver’s license for on and off site work.
  11. Personable and able to develop a positive rapport with a variety of experiences and backgrounds.
  12. Self-motivated; has the ability to set priorities and manage workloads with minimal supervision.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Work in conjunction with other Behaviour Coordinator on all aspects of dog behaviour program.
  • Maintain programs to improve the quality of care for animals at the shelter, including stress reduction and enrichment.
  • Complete behavioural assessments on dogs entering and prior to leaving AARCS.
  • On-going training for volunteers and foster homes.
  • Increase adoptability through behavioural training and socialization of our dogs.
  • Manage, track and fully document behavioural cases.
  • Utilize, supervise, train and develop volunteers to assist in behaviour department.
  • Work directly with foster homes in their homes with the dogs; may require travelling outside the City of Calgary.
  • Assist adopters with behaviour or training concerns after adoption by providing advice or suggesting training options available in their area.
  • Develop training related documents, training sessions and handouts for volunteers, staff, and adopters as well as for social media and the website.
  • Issue timely and complete reports monthly to Executive Director.

 


 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

  • 40 hours per week – Fulltime Position
  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Hours: Flexible schedule to accommodate business needs, including some evenings and weekends.

 

Apply Now

Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter speaking directly to the requirements list with an attached resume to Shauna Alcock, Behaviour Coordinator before July 15th, 2019

Shauna.alcock@aarcs.ca

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society

5060 – 74th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

AARCS is an equal opportunity employer.  We invite all suitable candidates to forward their application in confidence. We regret that only the best-qualified candidates will be contacted for screening. Thank you in advance for your interest. 

Job Posting – Behaviour Coordinator (2019)

 

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HIRING: Veterinarian(s)

WANTED: Veterinarian(s)

Accepting Applicants for P/T and/or F/T.

Looking for one or more experienced and enthusiastic veterinarians seeking a career in Shelter Medicine.

ABOUT US: ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY is a registered non-profit charity located in Calgary, Alberta facilitating over 3,000 animal adoptions each year and providing numerous community support programs across the province, including Disaster Response, Emergency Medical Care, Emergency Foster Care, and Spay/Neuter Assistance Program. Our mission is Changing Lives Through Kindness. AARCS Veterinary Hospital is searching for loving and dedicated Veterinarians to add to our wonderful team. AARCS Veterinary Hospital is a very fast paced environment which cares for routine, surgical and emergency patients daily.  This role helps ensure all animals within AARCS are provided with the best possible medical care. This includes treatment, diagnostics and surgery.

 

ABOUT YOU:  The Veterinarian is a confident surgeon with exceptional time-management and organizational skills.  Holds the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Having both a love for animals and a good understanding of shelter medicine. You are positive, friendly, and approachable. You work well in a team environment. You are confident with an intuitive ability to understand animal health as a top priority. You love working with animals and take pride in helping less fortunate animals.  You take great personal satisfaction in your work. You are flexible and are able to work some evenings or weekends to accommodate intake at the shelter.


POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Genuine interest in animal welfare and shelter medicine.
  2. Licensed DVM in the province of Alberta and member in good standing with ABVMA.
  3. Minimum of 5 years experience.
  4. Be comfortable handling both cats and dogs. This includes feral cats and shy, timid or reactive dogs.
  5. Performs high volume sterilization surgeries and other surgical procedures for shelter/foster animals with high level of proficiency and care.
  6. Confident performing various surgical procedures beyond the routine.
  7. Highly developed cooperation, collaboration and problem-solving skills.

Apply Now: Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter speaking directly to the requirements list with an attached resume to Ariana Lenz, Medical Manager. This opportunity will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired.

medicalmanager@aarcs.ca

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

AARCS is an equal opportunity employer.  We invite all suitable candidates to forward their application in confidence. We regret that only the best-qualified candidates will be contacted for screening. Thank you in advance for your interest.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION:

Job Posting – Veterinarian 2019