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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 Openings:
Veterinary Technician
Volunteer Services Coordinator 
 

Veterinary Technician

The Austin Humane Society, the largest no-kill, non-profit adoption center for cats and dogs, currently has an opening for a Veterinary Technician in our Clinic Department. Duties include assisting during high volume spay and neuter clinics, physical evaluation of animals, dispensing medication, cleaning animal areas, as well as computer data entry and general office duties. The ability to multi-task, positive attitude, strong organizational skills, and a minimum of 2 years of previous experience in the veterinary field is recommended.  This is an extremely fast-paced environment. Please send your resume and cover letter to the Veterinary Services Supervisor, Katelen Knef, at kknef@austinhumanesociety.org.

 

Volunteer Services Coordinator

The Austin Humane Society (AHS) is the longest standing no-kill shelter in Austin, Texas. AHS transforms the lives of animals and the people who love them through life-saving programs that find animals homes, serve animals and people in times of crisis, prevent future homelessness through spay and neuter, and engage the community to be a part of the solution. Formed in 1952, AHS has grown from serving 258 animals in 1953 to serving over 11,000 animals in 2014. In 2007, AHS launched the lifesaving Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) program providing free spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations to feral cats in the greater Austin area. Since the programs launch, AHS has served close to 40,000 feral cats.

AHS has more than 900 volunteers providing over 100,000 hours of volunteer service each year.  The Volunteer Services Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the volunteer program including recruitment, training, scheduling, communication, and supervision of all volunteers. Volunteers work on-site at the shelter and off-site at adoption events, fundraisers, and other public outreach activities.  The Volunteer Coordinator is also responsible for creating new programs that utilize the skills of volunteers based on the growing needs of AHS.  The position reports to the Director of Operations and is part of the shelter management team.  

The ideal candidate for this position will have a minimum of two years in volunteer program management experience.  Candidates should have excellent skills in oral and written communication, customer service, organization, and public presentations. The ability to handle difficult conversations with a variety of people with diverse backgrounds is essential. Candidates must be able to prepare clear and concise reports, develop recruitment and selection procedures, and supervise and train volunteers in order to effectively motivate performance. Candidates need to be able to work independently, possess strong time management skills, and prioritize and handle multiple/ongoing projects. Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office programs are required.  Previous experience in animal welfare is not required.  A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. This position will be required to work evenings as well as some holidays and one or both weekend days on a regular basis.  This position occasionally requires moderately strenuous physical work in the heat and cold. 

AHS provides a generous benefits package including free individual health insurance with ability to add dependents, long-term disability and life insurance, paid sick and vacation leave, paid holidays, and affordable dental and vision insurance. 

If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to ihallett@austinhumanesociety.org.

 

Interested in getting involved as a volunteer?  Please visit our Volunteer Page to learn more!