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Canine College
Admissions Specialist
Location: Farmington Hills, MI 

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Certified and licensed, award winning dog care services offering daycare, boarding, grooming, training, and retail – a structured environment where dogs can utilize innate pack skills and, well, be themselves! Michigan’s premier dog care services provider located in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

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Animal Humane Society
Behavior Modification and Rehabilitation Specialist
Location: Golden Valley, MN
Description
The Behavior Modification and Rehabilitation Specialist develops and implements behavior modification programs for dogs and cats at AHS. Responsibilities include identification of target behaviors for intervention, protocol development, animal enrollment and participation in outcomes research and program evaluation. Along with the manager, the BMR Specialist will help evaluate the programs by collecting data, analysis, and presenting the findings to the organization.
Qualifications Required:
BS degree in related field and 2 years shelter and behavior modification experience.
Must be CPDT-KA/CBCC-KA or demonstrate in depth knowledge and experience in the field of behavior modification.
Must possess knowledge of common behavior problems in companion animals as well as learning theory.
Experienced and comfortable handling dogs and cats of all breeds.
Excellent communication and customer service skills.
Possess the ability to make decisions when necessary in accordance to AHS policy.
Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, experience with Microsoft Office and Pet Point software a plus.
Must be able to travel to all AHS sites.
Valid MN Driver’s License required.
Must be able to handle the emotional aspect of work in an animal shelter environment, including the use of euthanasia
Full time position, 40 hours/week, days will vary

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Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter
Offsite Adoption Coordinator
Location: Dearborn, MI
Looking for self-starter to plan and execute offsite adoption events. The successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills, and the ability to manage volunteers and partner relationships. Good computer skills are necessary for this position, photography experience a plus.

Part-time position: 20-28 hours depending on skills (hours somewhat flexible, Saturdays and some Sundays required)
Compensation: $8.50 per hour
For best consideration, submit your cover letter and resume.  Resumes will be accepted for this position until it is filled.  No phone calls, faxes, or third parties will be accepted.

Dearborn Animal Shelter
2661 Greenfield
Dearborn, MI  48120

klash@DearbornAnimals.org

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MICHIGAN HUMANE SOCIETY

CSR – 2:  Customer Service Representative/Animal Care Technician

Location: Rochester Hills

Position description:

  • MHS Customer Service Representatives assist clients in a variety of ways and make a positive impact on the welfare of the animals in our community every day!
    • Work with people to find a wonderful new companion through adoption
    • Process pet adoptions utilizing the animal sheltering database
    • Support current pets and their owners through our free pet food bank and free straw programs
    • Help owners decide if rehoming their pet is the best option
    • Provide care and maintenance for all animals in Adoption Center
    • Clean kennels, cages and other areas of the Adoption Center

Position requirements:

  • Enthusiastic, cheerful disposition and having compassion for people and animals
  • Must be comfortable working with dogs and cats. We will provide training for animal handling.
  • At least six months previous customer service experience
  • Professional appearance and positive attitude
  • Ability to listen to customer questions and clearly explain adoption procedures
  • Ability to work with the public and in a team environment
  • High school graduate
  • Ability to pass appropriate level CSR certification training
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and be on your feet the majority of an 8 hour shift

Visit the Michigan Humane Society’s website at www.michiganhumane.org to apply.

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Position Title:  Executive Assistant

Supervisor:  President/CEO

Status:  Full time – Exempt/salaried

Location:  Bingham Farms

 

I. Position Profile

The Executive Assistant is fundamentally responsible for two things:

  1. By oneself and with minimal supervision, flawlessly perform all of the administrative duties normally associated with a role such as this.

2. Continuously seek ways to simplify, focus and upgrade the day-to-day experience of the CEO such that he/she is able to focus on those things that add the greatest value to the organization.

II. Essential Functions

Office of the President/Executive Office Support:  Provide executive-level administrative support to the President/CEO in order to effectively serve the needs of the Executive Office.  Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to—

  • Provide outstanding customer service to the President/CEO, the Board of Directors, MHS leadership and staff, and all MHS constituents and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate highly effective, eminently professional written and verbal communication at all times and with all persons, whether by phone, email, mail or in person.
  • Produce such materials (using Word, PowerPoint, etc.), whether as directed or using individual initiative, in support of the needs of the President/CEO.
  • Produce and distribute Board of Directors and Board Committee meeting materials, on time and error-free.
  • Record, transcribe, distribute and maintain the minutes of Board of Directors and Board Committee meetings.
  • Prepare and distribute correspondence from the Office of the President.
  • Arranging travel for the President/CEO and others as requested.
  • Schedule and manage the calendar of the President/CEO. Exercise great judgment and initiative in resolving challenges.
  • Ensure that the CEO is properly and fully prepared for meetings, appointments, presentations, etc.
  • Managing the expenses of the Executive Office, including reconciling receipts and reimbursements.
  • Professionally maintain a highly organized, efficient and easily accessible filing and records-storage system.
  • Maintain a personal workspace that is, at all times, professional and presentable such that its appearance reflects favorably on the Executive Office and the President/CEO.
  • Constantly seek means and methods to add greater value to the organization and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Executive Office.
  • Continuously seek to improve one’s knowledge, skills and performance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Senior Leadership Team Support:  Consistent with all of the above, provide to designated members of the Senior Leadership Team such support as may be requested, be it administrative or otherwise.

III.  Position Qualifications

Education

  • High school diploma required. College degree desirable, but not required.

Experience

  • Minimum of three years’ of relevant executive-level administrative experience required.
  • Board of Directors support, communication, customer service and relationships strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in non-profit organization preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) required, as well as proficiency in Internet research tools.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Demonstrated expertise in all facets of those administrative functions normally associated with an Executive Assistant role.
  • Exemplary relationship skills—self-awareness, self-management, empathy and authenticity.
  • A demonstrated passion for excellence and continuous improvement.
  • An eye for detail and accuracy—excellent proofreading skills.
  • Driven to exceed the expectations of others, particularly those of ‘customers.’
  • Must have demonstrable history of seeking accountability, rather than simply accepting it.
  • Must utilize the highest degree of tact and diplomacy in all internal and external communications with a diverse group of constituents.
  • Must maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Must successfully prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Must be adaptable and entirely comfortable in a fluid, dynamic environment.
  • Must be flexible, self-motivated and able to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Able and willing to work such hours as may be necessary to meet deadlines and fulfill obligations.

Visit the Michigan Humane Society’s website at www.michiganhumane.org to apply.

Michigan Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.

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Veterinary Technician
Location: Rochester Hills
The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) has full-time openings for Veterinary Technicians in our Rochester Hills veterinary center. Applicants would work in direct support of the four veterinarians at our practice treating privately owned and newly adopted animals. LVT experience is encouraged but not required.

The MHS veterinary clinic shares a building with the animal shelter but makes up a separate department with unique staff and a distinct purpose. The clinic functions along the same lines as a typical small animal clinic, serving the public and striving to provide excellent veterinary care for their animals. We are well equipped with digital radiology (including digital dental radiology and new software), an ultrasound machine, electrocautery, the newest bloodwork machines from IDEXX and paperless charts.

The Veterinary Technician’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: administering medications and vaccines as well as other treatments; treating outpatient and hospitalized animals; assisting in surgery, including administering and monitoring anesthesia as well as preparation and recovery of patients and maintaining surgical equipment; performing procedures such as dental cleanings, laboratory tests, and radiographs; filling and labeling prescription medications; documenting medical records; providing client education; maintaining a clean and sanitary clinic environment; monitoring and restocking supplies; and performing administrative tasks.

Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED as well as previous training and experience in the veterinary field (experience in a veterinary clinic setting is preferred).  They must also maintain a positive work ethic and professional appearance at all times, have good communication skills, work independently with minimal supervision but also be a team player, be detail-oriented, and have basic computer skills.

Visit the Michigan Humane Society’s website at www.michiganhumane.org to apply.  For best consideration, submit your cover letter and resume.  Resumes will be accepted for this position until it is filled.  No phone calls, faxes, or third parties will be accepted.

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CSR – 3:  Customer Service Team Leader

Location: Westland

Position description

  • Provide humane treatment and care of shelter animals in the care of the Michigan Humane Society (MHS)
  • Oversee/provide guidance and direction to customer service representatives
  • Handle ordering of shelter supplies
  • Ensure correct data entry in shelter database
  • Open and close shelter as needed
  • Assist with conflict resolution of clients, volunteers and staff
  • Perform administrative work, including bank deposits
  • Ensure compliance with all MHS policies and procedures

Position requirements:

  • High school graduate
  • Euthanasia certification may be required
  • Ability to pass appropriate level CSR certification training
  • At least two years’ experience in customer service
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Visit the Michigan Humane Society’s website at www.michiganhumane.org to apply.

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CSR – 2:  Customer Service Representative/Animal Care Technician

Location: Sterling Heights

Position description:

  • This position is located primarily at Petco but there could be some travel to Rochester Hills.
  • MHS Customer Service Representatives assist clients in a variety of ways and make a positive impact on the welfare of the animals in our community every day!
    • Work with people to find a wonderful new companion through adoption
    • Process pet adoptions utilizing the animal sheltering database
    • Support current pets and their owners through our free pet food bank and free straw programs
    • Help owners decide if rehoming their pet is the best option
    • Provide care and maintenance for all animals in Adoption Center
    • Clean kennels, cages and other areas of the Adoption Center

Position requirements:

  • Enthusiastic, cheerful disposition and having compassion for people and animals
  • Must be comfortable working with dogs and cats. We will provide training for animal handling.
  • At least six months previous customer service experience
  • Professional appearance and positive attitude
  • Ability to listen to customer questions and clearly explain adoption procedures
  • Ability to work with the public and in a team environment
  • High school graduate
  • Ability to pass appropriate level CSR certification training
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and be on your feet the majority of an 8 hour shift

Visit the Michigan Humane Society’s website at www.michiganhumane.org to apply.

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Customer Service Representative/Animal Care Technician
Location: Westland
The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) has an opening for a full-time Customer Service Representative/Animal Care Technician (CSR/ACT) at our Berman Center for Animal Care in Westland.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: providing general information and support to the public on the phone and in person, greeting customers as they enter the facility and directing them to appropriate areas, effectively explaining procedures and protocols, screening adoption applicants, and processing adoption paperwork.  The CSR/ACT is also responsible for maintaining the overall cleanliness of the adoption center and providing direct care and maintenance to all animals, including feeding, general husbandry, and cleaning enclosures. Schedule will include both weekend days.

The CSR/ACT must maintain a professional and positive attitude and uphold the principles and beliefs of the organization at all times; focus on solving conflicts; maintain confidentiality; listen to customers without interruption; keep emotions under control; write clearly and informatively; read and interpret standard operating procedures and protocols; follow instructions; respond to management direction; take responsibility for own actions; observe safety and security procedures; and use equipment and materials properly. Basic computer skills are a must as this position requires CSR/ACT’s to perform computer data entry on a daily basis. In addition, candidates must have a friendly, welcoming demeanor and truly enjoy working with the public.

Candidates must have a High School diploma; six to nine months of excellent customer service experience is also required.  Candidates must be able to perform professionally in a pressure-filled environment; feed and water animals according to schedules and established protocol; clean and disinfect kennels, cages, and yard areas; maintain facility grounds to ensure all fecal matter and debris is removed; observe animals for signs of illness and advise proper personnel accordingly; hold animals during euthanasia process; bathe animals in accordance with established guidelines; exercise animals regularly to minimize the adoption center environment stress; and complete laundry and dish washing timely and effectively.

Visit the Michigan Humane Society’s website at www.michiganhumane.org to apply. For best consideration, submit a cover letter and resume. The position will be posted until it is filled. No phone calls, faxes, or third parties will be accepted.

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Veterinarian
Location: Detroit

Grosfeld Veterinary Center is seeking a full time veterinary associate to join our team. Grosfeld Veterinary Center is located in southeastern Michigan in the heart of Detroit and its burgeoning renaissance. We are just minutes from the city’s exploding foodie scene, its one-of-a-kind art centers, great shopping, local beaches, hiking/biking trails and water sports.

We just moved into a brand new state of the art clinic and surgical center!  We are equipped with excellent technology including digital radiographs, digital dental radiographs, ultrasound, in house lab, computerized medical records and more.  We are eager to add a leader with excellent communication skills and a great work ethic. We believe in a compassionate family environment for our clients and staff.   Our small-animal hospital is open six days a week and offers full-service general veterinary care, surgery and dentistry. Though we would prefer a veterinarian with a few years of experience, we would be happy to help mentor a new doctor.

If you are committed to continued improvement in patient care and client service, we would love to hear from you! Please visit us at www.mhsvets.com in the information and forms section to apply or if you have questions regarding the position, contact Dr. Kelley Meyers at vetmed@michiganhumane.org

We support our veterinarians with superior salary, benefits including clinic discounts, health, vision and dental, 401(k), CE allowance, in house education and training, vacation, uniform allowance, short term and long term disability coverage, liability coverage, VIN, a strong support staff, and a family environment.

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Veterinary Assistant

Location: Westland
The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) has a full-time opening for a Veterinary Assistant. Although this position is based at our Berman Center for Animal Care in Westland, must be willing to fill in at MHS’ other clinic locations in Detroit and Rochester Hills. The Veterinary Assistant will provide support for both the Veterinary Technicians and Veterinarians in a variety of animal health care and animal husbandry duties including examination, treatment, and surgery. Schedule will include weekdays, Saturdays, and evenings.

The Veterinary Assistant’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: administering vaccines, subcutaneous fluids, and medications; performing routine laboratory duties including obtaining lab specimens and assisting with taking radiographs; assisting in surgery as needed; assisting with restraint and treatment of animals; caring for animals; cleaning including sanitizing cages and equipment; filling prescriptions; stocking supplies; performing humane euthanasia; data entry; documenting and maintaining medical records; providing client education; and performing other duties as requested.

The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma or equivalent; experience in a previous veterinary clinical setting is a plus. Also, basic computer skills are required, and knowledge of Shelter Buddy software is a plus. Individuals must maintain a professional appearance and positive work ethic, remain calm in emergency situations, follow directions, have good communication skills, be able to work independently with minimal supervision as well as be a team player, be able to lift animals, and uphold the principles and beliefs of the organization at all times.

Visit the Michigan Humane Society’s website at www.michiganhumane.org to apply. For best consideration, submit your cover letter and resume. The position will be posted until it is filled. No phone calls, faxes, or third parties will be accepted.

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Licensed Veterinary Technician
Location: Westland
The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) has a full-time opening for a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) to directly support Veterinarians at our Berman Center veterinary center in Westland.  Although this position is based in Westland, must be willing to fill in at MHS’ other locations in Detroit and Rochester Hills.  Schedule will include weekdays, Saturdays, and evenings.

The Licensed Veterinary Technician’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: administering medications and vaccines as well as other treatments; treating outpatient and hospitalized animals; assisting in surgery, including administering and monitoring anesthesia as well as preparation and recovery of patients and maintaining surgical equipment; performing procedures such as dentals, laboratory tests, and radiographs; filling and labeling prescriptions; documenting medical records; providing client education; maintaining a clean and sanitary clinic environment; monitoring supplies; and performing administrative tasks.

Candidates must either currently be licensed as an LVT in Michigan or have a license pending from the state of Michigan; maintain a positive work ethic and professional appearance at all times; have good communication skills; work independently with minimal supervision but also be a team player; be detail-oriented; and have basic computer skills.

Visit the Michigan Humane Society’s website at www.michiganhumane.org to apply. For best consideration, submit your cover letter and resume.  Resumes will be accepted for this position until it is filled.  No phone calls, faxes, or third parties will be accepted.

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Veterinarian

Location: Detroit
The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) has a full-time opening for a Veterinarian at our Detroit veterinary center.  MHS provides a full service hospital with a large surgical caseload and well equipped facility for diagnostics and care of animals, and Veterinarians are responsible for delivering high quality veterinary care for both internal and external clientele.

The Veterinarian’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: examining, diagnosing, prescribing, and treating outpatient and hospitalized animals; performing routine services such as administering vaccines and medications; performing sterilizations and other surgeries; performing emergency triage and stabilizing ill and injured animals; interpreting diagnostic tests; maintaining medical records; providing client education and payment information; and directing other veterinary center staff.

Candidates must hold a DVM license in the State of Michigan, hold or be eligible for a state controlled license, hold or be eligible to hold a DEA license, and hold or be eligible to hold accreditation from the USDA.  They must also have a positive work ethic and professional appearance at all times, good verbal and written communication skills, be detail oriented and organized, be able to multitask, be able to work independently as well as part of a team, and have basic computer skills.

Pay is commensurate with experience.  Employees receive Paid Time Off, a 403(b) salary deferral plan, and employee discounts.  Full time employees are eligible for health, dental, and prescription coverage as well as life and disability insurance.  Veterinarians also receive a continuing education allowance and a uniform allowance.

Visit the Michigan Humane Society’s website at www.michiganhumane.org to apply. For best consideration, submit your cover letter and resume.  The position will be posted until it is filled.  No phone calls, faxes, or third parties will be accepted.

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Clinic Receptionist
Location: Westland
The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) has a full-time opening for a Clinic Receptionist at our Berman Center veterinary center in Westland to assist with front office duties. Schedule will include weekdays, weekends, and evenings.

The Clinic Receptionist’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: answering the phone; educating the public; scheduling appointments; quoting fees and explaining payment procedures; processing prescription refills and food orders; checking patients in and out for appointments; preparing patient records for surgery admissions; creating post-op invoices and instructions; releasing animals from surgery; administrative work including accounting tasks and creating medical records; and assisting veterinary center staff as needed.

Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED; Receptionist experience and experience working with animals are preferred. The ideal candidate will have strong public relations and customer service skills, computer skills (including experience with Cornerstone software), the ability to work in a fast-paced office, and a professional and positive attitude. They must uphold the principles and beliefs of the organization at all times; focus on solving conflicts; maintain confidentiality; listen to customers without interruption; keep emotions under control; be a team player; write clearly and informatively; read and interpret standard operating procedures and protocols; respond to management direction; take responsibility for own actions; observe safety and security procedures; and use equipment and materials properly.

Visit the Michigan Humane Society’s website at www.michiganhumane.org to apply. For best consideration, submit your cover letter and resume. Resumes will be accepted for this position until it is filled. No phone calls, faxes, or third parties will be accepted.

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