Job Description

Position Description:
The Cat Care Manager is responsible for the overall care and wellbeing of cats in the shelter, for ensuring that cats are ready for adoption in a timely manner, for cleanliness of shelter, and for management of cat care staff. The Cat Care Manager is also responsible for actively supporting adoption efforts.

Job Functions:
•Hiring, training and managing staff and volunteers to ensure proper cleaning of facility and proper care and handling of cats.
•Ensuring that cats move promptly from Admissions to Adoption floor.
•Evaluating cats for temperament, implementing a socialization program, and making determinations on best placement for individual cats.
•Selecting cats from other shelters for adoption.
•Rapidly identifying problems or conditions—medical and behavioral—and ensuring animals receive prompt and complete care.
•Working with Offsite Coordinator to select cats for off-site adoption locations.
•Ensuring proper documentation for each animal: listing them in computer database, updating photos, and creating individualized descriptions.
•Working with Marketing Director to document success stories to help share the mission and work of NHS.
•Ensuring that each cat receives adequate daily enrichment, including regular grooming and playtime.
•Arranging transportation for animals to medical appointments, off-site locations and other shelters.
•Working cooperatively with rescue groups, on-site volunteers and foster care volunteers.
•Assisting with cleaning, feeding, and other animal care duties, including administering medical treatment.
•Maintaining clean and sanitary facilities, equipment, and supplies.
•Promoting a humane attitude towards all animals and treating all animals with respect and compassion.
•Work on cross-departmental programs, projects, and activities.
•Overseeing other areas in the absence of other managers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•Enthusiastic support of the no-kill philosophy.
•Knowledge of cats, cat behavior, and common medical conditions through prior experience working with a rescue group, humane society, or other animal welfare agency.
•Ability to coach and direct a culturally diverse staff, volunteers and community in a professional, respectful, and tactful manner.
•Ability and initiative to work with minimal supervision and direction.
•Maturity, good judgment and a professional appearance.
•Strong problem solving skills.
•Comfortable working with animals of unknown disposition who may exhibit medical problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.
•Ability to walk and/or stand throughout a normal workday.
•Ability to lift and move objects and animals weighing up to 50 pounds for short distances and to humanely restrain an animal when necessary.
•Ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands, to hear, and to see.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education:
•High school graduation or GED equivalent required
•College education preferred

Experience:
•4+ years’ previous management /supervisory experience preferred.

Licenses:
•Valid CA or NV Driver’s license and ability to pass Nevada Humane Society Motor Vehicle Report criteria. Current auto insurance.
•Obtain and maintain a current Nevada Euthanasia License

**We want to make employees aware that from time to time we euthanize animals who are sick or injured or who have displayed aggressive tendencies and poses a risk to public safety or to the safety of other animals.

This is a full time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Megan Barrenchea
Human Resources Director
775-856-2000

Closing Date: Monday, December 23, 2019

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