Animal Behavior Coordinator
Reporting to our Animal Behavior Supervisor, our Behavior Coordinators serve as resources for basic animal behavior for the Shelter. Evaluation responsibilities include evaluating animals for outcomes including adoption, foster care, transfer, medical attention and more. Members of our Behavior Team also develop and implement programs and practices to meet the enrichment needs of companion animals including dogs, cats, small mammals, reptiles and more. There is a significant amount of animal interaction required in the job, as well as training and supervision of volunteers. Additional duties include communicating with clients in person, by phone and through email and assisting in the creation of basic help guides for clients and animal foster volunteers. Requirements include a minimum of an Associate degree in biology, the animal sciences, animal husbandry, veterinary-technician studies or an associated field of study OR equivalent and applicable work experience in addition to a high school diploma. A minimum of over one year work experience in animal welfare OR 8 months of current experience with Larimer Humane Society. Customer service and animal handling, too.
Previous animal behavior evaluation and /or enrichment experience desired, Chameleon software experience a plus and previous veterinary assistant or technician experience is helpful as is euthanasia experience. Emotional intelligence, work ethics and work integrity required. The regular work schedule is five days a week including one weekend day. Overtime and attendance at some events will be required. Must be 21 years of age due to insurance requirements. Regular full-time (40 hours), non-exempt, hourly position.
Hiring range begins at $14.00 per hour.
Closes when filled or March 31, 2020. Please include a cover letter with salary requirements, days and hours of work availability and start date availability.
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