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Employment

POSTING: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Animal Welfare Agency South Central Ontario Application Deadline:  June 23, 2017

The Animal Welfare Agency South Central Ontario seeks an Executive Director to lead the organization in pursuit of its mission to be the leader in animal welfare in our communities focusing on the responsible treatment of animals through education, compliance, advocacy and care.

About AWASCO

In July 2012, the Perth County Branch of the OSPCA joined with the Kitchener Waterloo & North Waterloo Humane Society to form the Animal Welfare Agency of South Central Ontario (AWASCO), one of the largest animal welfare agencies in Canada. In the two communities we continue to present as the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society and the Stratford Perth Humane Society respectively. Under the leadership of a volunteer Board of Directors, an Executive Director, manages a staff of about 65. An annual budget of about $4 million is directed to community programs, humane education, and the rehoming of pets, as well as animal welfare and municipal by-law enforcement.

The Position

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall operations of AWASCO including developing, implementing, directing and evaluating a broad range of animal welfare programs and services consistent with the strategic direction approved by the Board.  The Executive Director is active in and networks within the communities at large and with industry representatives in pursuit of AWASCO’s mandates and goals. Key areas of responsibility are:

 

  • External Relations: The Executive Director is the face of AWASCO in the Kitchener-Waterloo and Stratford-Perth communities and the animal welfare movement in Ontario and engages personally with leaders in those communities, as well as with donors, members and other suppo The Executive Director has a mandate to grow our reputation in those communities.
  • Internal Management: The Executive Director oversees and takes responsibility for the effective operation of AWASCO, managing the effective use of staff and volunteers and managing funds and budgets to ensure the financial stability of AWASCO, providing the Board with regular accurate financial reports, working with the Treasurer.
  • Governance Support: The Executive Director will operationalize the strategic direction of the Board of Directors, implementing Board initiatives and supporting the Board, Board Committees and the Executi

 

Key Skills

  • Effective and skilled manager.
  • Understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Board and the Executive Director.
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Creative and active problem solver who is proactive and innovati
  • Strategic thinker and situational analyst related to trends, changes and evolving needs and p
  • Broad experience in the not-for-profit field.
  • Appropriate level of financial expertise.
  • Experience working with the media.
  • Organized and strong plann
  • Willingness to “role up sleeves” and pitch in as necessary.

Key Attributes

  • Guided by the highest level of integrity and honesty.
  • A team builder/player.
  • Relationship builder with community, staff, volunteers, board, partners and industry.
  • Motivated by the cause and able to motivate others including staff and volunteers.
  • Visionary but pragmatic.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Post-secondary education in a field of study relevant to the position.
  • A minimum of four year’s recent relevant experience with demonstrated effectiveness in managing an organization and staff, preferably in the charitable or not-for-profit secto
  • Experience working under the direction of a volunteer Board of Director
  • Experience working with government officials, preferably at the municipal level.
  • Experience working effectively with the media.

Background Information

The Executive Director Job Description and AWASCO’s 2015 Annual Report can be viewed on our websites: www.kwhumane.com or www.sphumane.com

Applications should be directed to:

ross@wellsresolutions.com

AWASCO welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


 

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) is a registered charity with a Provincial Office in Stouffville and supports over 50 communities throughout Ontario. The following opportunity is available at the Ontario SPCA Centre Veterinary Hospital (Stouffville).

Registered Veterinary Technician – Ontario SPCA Centre Veterinary Hospital

1 Year Contract Position – 40 hours per week

As a Registered Veterinary Technician, you will be responsible for assisting the staff veterinarians with all aspects of surgical procedures and treatment and assisting with general clinic operations. You will also be responsible for the care of animals housed in the hospital and the general cleanliness of the hospital and other duties as required.

Candidates require previous employment experience in a veterinary clinic, including surgical experience, and have strong animal care knowledge. Successful applicants will have exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills, and be looking for a fast-paced, energetic, teamwork environment.  Uniforms are provided.  Candidates must have own transportation and be able to work flexible hours including occasional Saturdays. Candidates should have no allergies affected by ongoing exposure to animals

If you have a passion for animal welfare, want to be an integral part of reducing the pet overpopulation crisis and have the qualifications above, please email your resume by June 23 2017 to:

Andrea Erwin

Clinic Manager

Ontario SPCA Centre Veterinary Hospital

aerwin@ospca.on.ca

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ospca.on.ca

 


 

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) is a registered charity with a Provincial Office in Newmarket and supports over 50 communities throughout Ontario.  The following opportunity is available at the Barrie Animal Centre.

Animal Care Attendant 2 (ACA2) – Barrie Animal Centre

Part-time Position – 25 hours per week

Reporting to the Animal Centre Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining effective animal care protocol and procedures. As an Animal Care Attendant, you would be responsible for the day-to-day care of the animals housed in the shelter as well as maintaining the cleanliness of the shelter. In addition you would provide customer service to the public, including assisting with adoption applications and reception duties.

Additional responsibilities may include transporting animals to local veterinary clinics for medical attention and assisting the Animal Centre Manager with other administrative duties.

The ideal candidate will be a team player with previous animal care training and/or Experience and leadership skills.. You will have good customer service and interpersonal skills. You must be organized, flexible, have the ability to prioritize and work independently. You must be available to work weekend hours and some evening hours and have a valid class “G” drivers’ license with reliable transportation.

If you have a passion for animal welfare, please forward your resume and cover letter by June 27, 2017 to:

Tracy McElman

Ontario SPCA

Regional Manager

Humane Programs and Community Outreach

tmcelman@ospca.on.ca

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ospca.on.ca

 


The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) is a registered charity with a Provincial Office in Newmarket and supports over 50 communities throughout Ontario.  The following opportunity is available at the Huron County Animal Centre location.

Animal Care Attendant 1 – Huron County Branch

Casual position – no set hours

Reporting to the Animal Centre Coordinator Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining effective animal care protocol and procedures and assisting with fundraising. Essential functions include:     

  • Feeding, bathing, grooming, exercising and care of animals
  • General cleaning and disinfecting of premises and equipment
  • Laundry duties
  • Providing customer service to the public
  • Assist with fundraising
  • Compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Act

 

You will also have the ability to work in a team environment and take direction well. The ability to work under stress is essential.  Basic computer skills are required.  Must be able to work weekends and Statutory Holidays.

If you have a passion for animal welfare, please forward your resume by July 17 2017 to:

Sarah Herr

Regional Manager, West

44 East Street

Goderich, ON  N7A 1N3

sherr@ospca.on.ca

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ospca.on.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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