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  • Thank you for your interest in joining the team at the Austin Humane Society!  Our current open positions are posted below.       

Current Opening:

Veterinary Technician
Adoption Counselor – Part Time & Full Time
Animal Care Specialist – Part Time & Full Time
Feral Cat Program Coordinator
Animal Care Lead 

 

Veterinary Technician

The Austin Humane Society currently has an opening for an experienced Surgery and Clinic Technician.  Duties include assisting during high volume spay and neuter, physical evaluation of animals, dispensing medication, cleaning and caring for animals, as well as computer data entry and general office duties.  The ability to multi-task, strong organizational skills and a minimum of 2 years of previous technician and surgery experience are required.  This is an extremely fast-paced and high volume shelter and weekend hours are mandatory.  To apply, please submit a cover letter, references, and a resume to Katelen Knef, Veterinary Services Supervisor, at kknef@austinhumanesociety.org. Pay is based on experience level.

 

Adoption Counselor

The Austin Humane Society is currently looking for dedicated individuals to join our team. AHS is devoted to saving Austin's homeless dogs and cats, educating our community about responsible pet ownership and reducing pet over-population. We are currently hiring for full time and part time Adoption Counselors. Weekend hours are mandatory for this position. Customer service experience is preferred but not required. This is a fast-paced position that requires attention to detail, quality customer service skills and dedication to helping animals and people. Starting pay is $10 an hour, excellent benefits package offered including employer paid health insurance, vision and dental insurance, and paid vacation/sick time. To apply for this position, please reply with cover letter and resume to cpasley@austinhumanesociety.org and ihallett@austinhumanesociety.org.

 

Part Time Animal Care Specialist

The Austin Humane Society currently has a openings for a part time and full time Animal Care Specialist in our Animal Care Department. Duties include cleaning animal areas, performing behavioral evaluations, socializing animals, animal transport and providing exemplary customer service to volunteers and guests. The ability to multi-task, a strong background in customer service and organizational skills are required. This is a labor intensive position. A valid driver’s license and weekend hours are mandatory. No previous experience required. Please send your resume to slang@austinhumanesociety.org and ihallett@austinhumanesociety.org.

 

Feral Cat Program Coordinator

The Austin Humane Society, Austin's longest standing no-kill, non-profit pet adoption center, is currently looking for a dedicated individual to join our team. AHS is devoted to saving Austin's homeless dogs and cats, educating our community about responsible pet ownership and reducing pet over-population. Since 2007, AHS has spayed/neutered and vaccinated against rabies almost 40,000 free-roaming cats.  We are currently hiring for a full-time Feral Cat Program Coordinator.  The primary responsibilities for this position include cleaning and feeding feral cats housed in the shelter for surgery, transporting cats around Travis County/City of Austin, answering questions from the public, and performing administrative tasks to support the program.  The position works independently the majority of the time.  The current schedule is Tuesday to Saturday including holidays as well as some early mornings.  The schedule and duties of the position are subject to change with the needs of the program.  The position requires attention to detail and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.  Candidates must be adept at Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, and have a high key-stroke rate.  The position requires a Texas Driver’s License with a clean driving record and the ability to drive a full-size, extended cargo van.  Candidates must also be able to work with public and resolve customer service issues.  Candidates for this position should have a high school degree and two years of work experience with customer service and data entry/Microsft Excel responsibilities.  Ability to speak Spanish, professional or personal experience working with cats, and experience in trap-neuter-release is highly desirable.  AHS offers a comprehensive benefits package including employer-paid health insurance and long-term disability/AD&D/life insurance, vision and dental insurance options, and paid vacation/sick time. Compensation begins at $10/hr and extends up to a maximum of $12/hr for experienced, highly qualified individuals.  To apply for this position, please reply with cover letter and resume to Ian Hallett (ihallett@austinhumanesociety.org) and Mike DiTullio (mditullio@austinhumanesociety.org).

 

Animal Care Lead

The Austin Humane Society is currently looking for a dedicated individual to join our team. AHS is devoted to saving Austin's homeless dogs and cats, educating our community about responsible pet ownership and reducing pet over-population. We are currently hiring for a full time Animal Care Lead. The Animal Care Lead will be responsible for delegating tasks of the department, training new hires, and implementing new policies and procedures, and advising the Animal Care Supervisor.  Ideal candidates will have experience with animal handling and/or veterinary medical experience and six months of experience in a shelter environment. Previous experience in a leadership role preferred but not required. Excellent benefits package offered including employer paid health insurance, vision and dental insurance and paid vacation/sick time. To apply for this position, please reply with cover letter and resume to slang@austinhumanesociety.org.

 

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