Job Description

Are you an exceptional advocate for animals in need? Do you have the unique ability to be focused and organized, as well as multi-task and problem-solve on the fly? Are you able to rally and manage an enthusiastic team? Then you might be just the person we’re seeking! Vieques Humane Society and Animal Rescue (VHSAR) is looking for a true team player to join us on the small Caribbean island of Vieques, Puerto Rico to really make a difference for our island community and its companion animals.

Preferred Skills & Experience
• Conversationally Bilingual – English/Spanish
• Experience with animal handling and enrichment
• Familiar with sheltering best practices and standards
• Familiar with animal wellness and behavior assessment
• Previous experience as a shelter supervisor, animal adoption coordinator, non-profit animal advocacy leader, vet assistant, or vet tech
• Flexible, cooperative, and willing to learn and contribute
• Basic competency and comfort with using technology and social media
• High school diploma required, higher education preferred

The VHSAR Shelter & Clinic Manager is a leadership position that requires a positive “can-do” attitude, strong organizational skills, and the ability to train, supervise, motivate, and inspire others. The very special candidate we seek is able to work in harmony with our Executive Director and small operational Board. Responsible for efficient and smooth operation of the VHSAR shelter and clinic—managing clinic appointments and clients, as well as shelter animal intake, care, evaluation, enrichment, adoption, and placement programs. Directs the proper utilization of inventory and purchasing. Manages VHSAR animal inventory and makes decisions regarding animal placement and outcomes in alignment with VHSAR Policy. Ensures quality animal care, shelter cleanliness, and excellent customer service. Ensures quality programming in accordance with VHSAR mission, goals, management, and resources. The Shelter and Clinic Manager is responsible for managing animals; supervising, training, and evaluating kennel/clinic staff; budgets; and day-to-day plant maintenance and cleanliness. Must be comfortable with learning, using, and monitoring our point of service system, ShelterLuv.

Vieques Humane Society and Animal Rescue (VHSAR) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 1986. Our mission is to alleviate the suffering of homeless, neglected, and abused animals living on the small Puerto Rican island of Vieques, located off the main island of Puerto Rico. VHSAR maintains the island’s only open-admission shelter and low-cost veterinary clinic with regular operating hours. Our work is accomplished through temporary sheltering, medical care, re-homing, and spay-neuter-vaccinate programs. The low-cost clinic serves our shelter animals and owned pets in the community. VHSAR is governed by a Board of Directors and has a current annual budget of $400,000, subsidized by donations, grants, and fundraisers.

Apply by email: Loyda Guzman VHSAR Exec Director,
Use subject line protocol:
Your Last Name, Your First Name – VHSAR Shelter & Clinic Manager
Include two attachments:
• Cover letter explaining why you are an exceptional candidate for this position
• Your resume
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This is a full time job

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Loyda Guzman
Executive Director

Closing Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020

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