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  • Adoptions Counselor

    Washington Humane Society

    The Adoption Counselor works with members of the public to find the pet of their dreams in our adoption center and with our network of foster families by making good adoption matches, sharing information with potential adopters on proper pet care and specific needs of individual animals, and working with volunteers in our adoption program. The successful candidate will: Be highly motivated to make a difference in the lives of animals who come to WHS in need of a new home. Possess excellent customer service skills. Enjoy working with the public and providing guidance in pet selection. Have experience working hands-on with companion animals. Be excited about working in a fast-paced shelter environment at a progressive organization. How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications and your resume to careers@washhumane.org with the subject “Adoption Counselor - NYA.” Learn more at www.washhumane.org. Thank you for your interest!

    Closing Date: September 30, 2015 Posted: August 31, 2015
  • Veterinarian

    Washington Animal Rescue League

    The Washington Animal Rescue League is seeking a Staff Veterinarian to practice the highest standard of veterinary medicine possible. The Staff Veterinarian will assume full time patient medical and surgical care. The Staff Veterinarian will provide medical and surgical care to both shelter animals and medical center outpatients. Other duties include: Perform surgeries, including spays and neuters; Be available on-call as assigned by the Practice Manager; Supervise and teach Veterinary Students and Interns; Perform euthanasia for both shelter animals as well as client animals; Attend and assist with fundraising events; Attend continuing education meetings. Qualified applicant must: be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Washington, DC., have one year of professional veterinary medical experience and be available to work weekends, holiday shifts, and evenings. Please visit our website for more information. AA/EOE.

    Closing Date: October 26, 2015 Posted: August 26, 2015
  • Adoptions Supervisor

    Washington Humane Society

    Join our Rehoming team as the new Adoptions Supervisor at Washington Humane Society’s New York Avenue Shelter! We are looking for that dynamic team player to oversee WHS’ off-site adoption events and provide direct support and oversight of the adoptions staff. Responsibilities include providing excellent customer service to potential adopters and people who have already adopted; helping to organize adoption promotions and events; participating in shelter rounds for animal observation; training and supervising the staff and volunteers in adoption processes. College degree preferred. May substitute extensive experience in animal sheltering work and/or customer service for college credits. Minimum 1 year experience working or volunteering in an animal shelter or related field. Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to careers@washhumane.org with the subject “Adoptions Supervisor”. Learn more at www.washhumane.org. WHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer D/M/F/V

    Closing Date: September 30, 2015 Posted: August 26, 2015
  • Veterinary Technician

    Washington Animal Rescue League

    We are seeking an experienced Veterinary Technician to support our Veterinarians by providing medical care to dogs and cats, including nearly 400 homeless shelter animals and public outpatient hospital. Our ideal candidate is someone who has a positive, upbeat attitude, enjoys working with a team and strives to provide excellent customer service. Some duties include: • Collect specimens and perform all laboratory procedures including cytology. • Monitor critical patients’ vital signs including blood pressure and other specialized monitoring. • Administer and monitor all types of fluid therapy for animals. • Perform all forms of restraint including chemical for all animals for exams and procedures. • Anesthetize and monitor animals in surgery. • Perform basic physical exam from head to tail and be able to note abnormalities. • Assist with euthanasia for shelter animals and client animals and maintain accurate records. • Ability to triage patients in an emergency situation.

    Closing Date: October 26, 2015 Posted: August 26, 2015
  • Staff Veterinarian

    Washington Animal Rescue League

    The Washington Animal Rescue League is seeking a Staff Veterinarian to practice the highest standard of veterinary medicine possible. The Staff Veterinarian will provide medical and surgical care to both shelter animals and outpatient clients. Some specific duties include: * Perform surgeries, including spays and neuters. * Become familiar and involved with the full range of WARL programs and activities – i.e. volunteer program, humane education, etc. * Be available on-call as assigned by the Practice Manager. * Perform euthanasia for both shelter animals as well as client animals. Qualified applicants must: * Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited college or university and one year of professional veterinary medical experience. * Possession of a current license to practice veterinary medicine in Washington, DC. * Available to work weekends, holiday shifts, and evenings. Please visit our website for a full job description.

    Closing Date: October 23, 2015 Posted: August 22, 2015
  • Director of Development

    Washington Humane Society

    The Washington Humane Society (WHS) is seeking a Director of Development to join our dynamic team of fundraisers. WHS operates two open-admission shelters, a Behavior and Learning Center and the National Capital Area Spay and Neuter Center. Noted nationwide for flagship programs like the PACK (People and Animals Cardio Club) and the TNR program CatNiPP, WHS is a rapidly growing organization. This full-time position will be based in our Administrative Offices and will report to the Chief Development Officer. The Director of Development will serve as the key professional in implementing a vibrant strategy to grow and cultivate a base of major gifts, expand and oversee annual giving and planned giving programs, as well as play a leading role in the upcoming Capital Campaign for WHS. To apply or for further details, visit our website.

    Closing Date: September 30, 2015 Posted: August 17, 2015
  • Animal Caregiver (Full-Time and Part-Time)

    Washington Humane Society

    The Washington Humane Society is seeking compassionate, motivated, and detail-oriented individuals to join our team as full-time and part-time Animal Caregivers. Successful candidates will be responsible for providing humane handling and care for all shelter animals and outstanding customer service, maintaining accurate animal records, and ensuring a safe and sanitary environment for animals and people. Animal Caregivers clean and disinfect animal living areas, assist with medical care and behavior enrichment, as well as work with customers and promote animals for adoption. Successful completion of training program and general knowledge exam required. See our website for full description and to apply.

    Closing Date: October 31, 2015 Posted: August 17, 2015
  • Director of Community Engagement

    Washington Humane Society

    This position is responsible for the establishment and cultivation of long-term, mutually-beneficial relationships within the community at large, and leveraging those relationships to accomplish the strategic goals of the Washington Humane Society. The Director will create and execute proactive, measurable outreach and engagement initiatives designed to enhance and increase WHS presence in the community, including volunteer programs and corporate initiatives. The Director will assess community and organizational needs and represent WHS within the communities it serves through events, volunteer and partnership opportunities, experiences, meetings and activities. The Director is required to work effectively and diplomatically with representatives from various communities and organizations with respect to the diverse populations and cultures WHS serves and seeks to serve, as well as collaborate internally with various departments. For full details or to apply, visit our website.

    Closing Date: September 30, 2015 Posted: August 17, 2015
  • Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) Officer

    Washington Humane Society

    The Washington Humane Society seeks an energetic, organized individual to serve as an HLE Officer. Officers enforce the anti-cruelty code, investigate and resolve animal neglect/cruelty complaints, and interact frequently with DC citizens. Officers collect evidence, research information for warrants, document investigation details, impound animals, and play an integral role in transforming animal welfare in DC. For requirements and to apply, please visit our website.

    Closing Date: October 31, 2015 Posted: August 17, 2015
  • Veterinary Technician (Part-Time)

    Washington Humane Society

    The Washington Humane Society is looking for a skilled technician to join our collegial environment to provide support to our veterinarians in the performance of surgical preparation, anesthesia induction, monitoring, recovery, examination and medication of shelter and public animals. The Vet Tech will assist staff and volunteers in the duties associated with surgical preparation, clean up, recovery and medication. The individual will be responsible for examining animals brought in for health care issues pre and post- adoption, and work with veterinarians in administering appropriate tests, medical care and medication. For qualifications and to apply, please visit our website.

    Closing Date: September 30, 2015 Posted: August 17, 2015
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