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VET CLINIC ADMINISTRATOR - JOB SHARE

PART-TIMEMonday-Friday 20 hours/week

80% work from home, 20% at the shelter

LOCATION: AARCS Veterinary Hospital

5060 – 74th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta

HOURS: 20 hours per week

ABOUT US: ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY (AARCS)is a registered non-profit charity located in Calgary, Alberta facilitating over 3,500 animal adoptions each year. Our mission is Changing Lives Through Kindness. AARCS Veterinary Hospital is a fast-paced, high-volume clinic designed specifically for homeless animals in our care. We are not open to the public. Our aim is to ensure AARCS animals are provided with the highest standard of humane medical care and treatment. Our medical department works closely to provide a holistic approach to shelter medicine, animal care and adoption.  We are seeking a Veterinary Administrator to join our team to assist with medical files. This position is an integral part of the medical team ensuring organizational management of animal medical files.

ABOUT YOU: With a genuine interest in animal welfare and you are a data entry specialist.  You are comfortable and confident in medical terminology, are highly proficient in computers and typing, and confident to work independently. Your organizational and time management skills are impeccable and you pride yourself on your attention to detail. You look beyond the task for ways to improve processes to improve proficiency, to save resources or time and reduce costs.

THE JOB: The job involves high volume data entry of medical records into electronic form, which can be done from home. Paperwork must be picked up in person at the shelter and returned 48 hours later. Training will be done on-site at AARCS Safe Haven. We are open to discussing preferred days that work for the candidate and the organization. The administrator will work closely with the other clinic administrator with whom the job will be shared, the medical manager, and department leads to ensure accurate and timely record-keeping. 

 

Administrator needs to be comfortable and confident in medical terminology (or willing to learn), be highly proficient in computers, and confident to work independently. AARCS veterinary hospital is a fast-paced, high volume clinic, therefore organizational and time management skills must be impeccable. All members on the team are expected to assist in developing, advancing, and implementing shelter medicine protocols.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Genuine interest in animal welfare. 
  • Highly proficient in computers including Microsoft, email, PetPoint or equivalent database experience, excellent typing skills. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Maintain the highest standard of accuracy in a fast-paced, high volume environment.
  • Diligent attention to detail, highly organized and strong time management skills are a must.  
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Highly developed cooperation, collaboration and problem-solving skills.

 

Vet Clinic Administrator – Job Posting & Description

APPLY NOW: Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter and resume via email to Amy Corpe, Clinic Manager at [email protected] with Vet Clinic Administrator Application in the subject line. This position will remain posted until a suitable candidate is found.

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.

 

Volunteer Supervisor

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

LOCATION: AARCS Safe Haven Shelter in Calgary, 5060 – 74 Ave SE, Calgary

FULL-TIME PERMANENT POSITION

ABOUT US: ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY is a registered non-profit charity located in Calgary, Alberta facilitating over 3,500 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 Supervisor 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. Minimum three years experience in Volunteer Management. 
  2. Ideal candidates would be certified or in the process of obtaining a Volunteer Administration (CVA) Certification. 
  3. Personable and able to develop a positive rapport with a variety of experiences and backgrounds.
  4. Highly developed cooperation, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.
  5. Self-motivated; has the ability to set priorities and manage workloads with minimal supervision while remaining accountable for reporting.
  6. Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  7. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  8. Moderate level of office software proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Email, Google Docs and databases.
  9. Experience in non-profits/health and safety is considered an asset. 
  10. Genuine interest in animal welfare.
  11. Valid driver’s license for on and off-site work.

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the volunteer needs of the organization by working with program coordinators and managers.
  • Develop volunteer roles, select and place volunteers according to needs of the programs and suitability to the position. 
  • Develop and conduct volunteer orientation programs to prepare volunteers to effectively perform their duties in accordance with volunteer resources, policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate the risks associated with each volunteer position and take appropriate action to reduce or eliminate the risks associated with the program or service. 
  • Participate in and assist with Occupational Health and Safety functions, as required. 
  • 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 Better Impact (volunteer management 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. 
  • Oversee and assist as needed with interviewing and screening foster homes.
  • Assist Stakeholder Relations Manager as needed.

    DETAILS:

    • 40 hours per week, primarily Monday- Friday 8am-5pm or 9am-6pm
    • Start Date: Immediately 
    • Hours: Flexible schedule to accommodate business needs, including some evenings and weekends.

    Job Posting – Volunteer Supervisor (2021)

     

    APPLY NOW: Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter speaking directly to the requirements list with an attached resume to Rachel Cote, Stakeholder Relations Manager, at [email protected]. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

    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.

     

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    FULL TIME or PART TIME — MONDAY to FRIDAY 8am-6pm

    LOCATION: AARCS Safe Haven Shelter in Calgary

    HOURS: Flexible

    Looking for an enthusiastic, experienced RVT with interest in animal welfare and shelter medicine.

    ABOUT US: ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY is a registered non-profit charity located in Calgary, Alberta facilitating over 3,500 animal adoptions each year. Our mission is Changing Lives Through Kindness. AARCS Veterinary Hospital is a fast-paced, high-volume clinic designed specifically for homeless animals in our care. We are not open to the public. Our aim is to ensure AARCS animals are provided with the highest standard of humane medical care and treatment. The clinic is fully equipped including, digital and dental x-ray, two surgery suites, isolation, pharmacy and laboratory. We perform a variety of treatments on a daily basis, including routine care, emergency medicine and surgery, such as spay/neuter, ortho, dentistry. Our medical department works closely to provide a holistic approach to shelter management, animal care and adoption.

    ABOUT YOU: An RVT with a genuine interest in animal welfare.  Having both a love of people and animals, you are naturally optimistic, positive, friendly, and approachable.  Working with onsite Veterinarians and the Medical Team, you pride yourself on exceptional patient care and are confident in surgery and anesthesia (preparation, monitoring, and recovery), dentistry, radiology, emergency medicine, pathology and laboratory sampling and handling. You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, including high volume surgery and hospitalization and isolation for infectious disease. You have highly developed cooperation, collaboration and problem-solving skills to handle large-volume medical case management.  Your love of animals extends to shy, reactive and feral animals in which you can handle with confidence and care. At heart, you strive to see every animal provided with the highest quality medical care. Your strengths include impeccable medical records, teamwork and adaptability to change in a fast-paced environment.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Genuine interest in animal welfare and shelter medicine. 
    2. Registered RVT  in the province of Alberta and a member in good standing with ABVMA. 
    3. Be comfortable handling both cats and dogs. This includes feral cats and shy, timid or reactive dogs. 
    4. Maintain the highest standard of care in a fast-paced, high volume environment.
    5. Confident and diligent in surgical preparation, patient monitoring and recovery for various surgical procedures.
    6. Confident in surgery, radiology (digital and dental), dentistry, emergency medicine, laboratory sampling and handling, exceptional patient care and good understanding of infectious disease.
    7. Highly developed cooperation, collaboration and problem-solving skills with ability to manage large medical case load.

    Download Job Posting – RVT (2020)

    APPLY NOW: Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter and resume via email to Amy Corpe, Clinic Manager at [email protected] with RVT Application in the subject line. We are seeking a candidate to start as soon as possible and will be hosting interviews as resumes come in. The job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate can be found. AARCS is an equal opportunity employer. We invite all suitable candidates to forward their application in confidence. Thank you in advance for your interest.

    Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society 

    5060 – 74th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta

    VETERINARIAN(S)

    PART-TIME VETERINARIAN(S)

    HELLO, DREAM JOB: No Weekends or Evenings or On-Call!

    Part-time Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm, 2-4 days/week Flexible

    ABOUT US: ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY is a registered non-profit charity located in Calgary, Alberta facilitating over 3,500 animal adoptions each year. Our mission is Changing Lives Through Kindness. 

    AARCS Veterinary Hospital is a fast-paced, high volume clinic designed specifically to help rescued companion animals. We are not open to the public and your only clients are the animals, which include cats, dogs, rabbits and some small animals. Our team of experienced veterinarians, technicians, assistants and support staff ensure the animals are provided with the highest standard of medical care. The clinic is open Monday – Friday operating 9am to 6pm. Any cases requiring after hours emergency services are transferred to a local 24 hour clinic. 

    AARCS Veterinary Hospital is fully equipped including, digital and dental x-ray, three surgery suites, isolation, pharmacy and laboratory. We perform a variety of treatments on a daily basis, including routine care, emergency medicine and surgery, such as spay/neuter, ortho, dentistry. Although they may not have had the best start at life, we give each animal the very best opportunity to thrive. We treat and manage a wide range of medical needs including parvovirus, diabetes, URI, gunshot wounds, broken bones, porcupine quills, amputations, eye inoculations, nutrition needs, among others. Without owners/clients, you and your medical team are entrusted to decide what is the best course of treatment for each animal.  

    ABOUT YOU: You are a compassionate and confident veterinarian with excellent time-management and organizational skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced shelter environment. Most of all you are positive, friendly, approachable and a team player. You love working with a close-knit team of professionals who together provide less fortunate animals in our community a second chance. You have or are willing to learn high-volume spay and neuter surgery, dentistry and other surgical procedures. You take great personal satisfaction in your work of helping animals knowing that they will go on to find loving adoptive homes.

    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. Be comfortable handling both cats and dogs. This includes feral cats and shy, timid or reactive dogs. 
    4. Performs high volume sterilization surgeries and other surgical procedures for shelter/foster animals with high level of proficiency and care.
    5. Confident in performing various surgical procedures beyond the routine.
    6. Highly developed cooperation, collaboration and problem-solving skills.

    DOWNLOAD JOB DESCRIPTION

    Apply Now: Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter speaking directly to the requirements list with an attached resume to Amy Corpe, Clinic Manager at [email protected]. The job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate can be found.

    Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society 

    5060 – 74th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta

    Behaviour Coordinator

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

    LOCATION: AARCS Safe Haven Shelter in Calgary, 5060 – 74 Ave SE, Calgary

    FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME HOURS:

    Flexible schedule to accommodate business needs, including some evenings and weekends.

    ABOUT US: ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY is a registered non-profit charity located in Calgary, Alberta facilitating over 3,500 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.

    PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:

    • Work alongside the other Behaviour Coordinators on all aspects of the dog behaviour program.  
    • Maintain and consistently look for ways to improve programs to ensure the quality of care for animals at the shelter, including stress reduction and enrichment. 
    • Complete behavioural assessments on dogs. 
    • Provide on-going training for volunteers and foster homes. 
    • Increase adoptability of dogs through behavioural modification and training.
    • Manage, track and fully document behavioural cases. 
    • Utilize, supervise, train and develop volunteers to assist with behaviour department duties.  
    • 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 over phone and email 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.

      DETAILS:

      • Permanent position, F/T*includes health benefits, cell phone, paid  vacation and other employee perks
      • Start Date: Immediately 
      • Hours: Flexible schedule to accommodate business needs, including some evenings and weekends.

      DOWNLOAD Job Posting – Behaviour Coordinator (2021)

       

      APPLY NOW: Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter speaking directly to the requirements list with an attached resume to Rachel Cote, Stakeholder Relations Manager, at [email protected]. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

      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.

       

      IF THESE POSITIONS DO NOT APPLY TO YOU, Please consider becoming a Volunteer or a Foster Home

      LOCUM + VOLUNTEER VETS

      Locum and Volunteer VETERINARIANS

      ABOUT YOU: Are you an experienced and enthusiastic VETERINARIAN? Have you been looking for an opportunity in shelter medicine? Then we’re looking for you!

      We are seeking locum and volunteer veterinarians for our Safe Haven Shelter in Calgary, Alberta.

      • You are a confident surgeon.
      • You are willing and eager to do a number of physical exams.
      • You are able and willing to work in a fast-paced environment.
      • You have a love for animals and a good understanding of shelter medicine.
      • You are positive, friendly and approachable.

      If this sounds like you, email: [email protected] today!