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A place where best friends work.

At HSCC we're proud of our dynamic work environment and our dedicated and hard-working staff who bring great passion for animal welfare and compassion for the human companions to their daily work. Our population of animal residents changes almost every day; we're constantly seeing animals off as they head on to new homes and welcoming visitors who come our way for a variety of reasons. With an average of about 100 animals in our building on any given day, there's never a shortage of work to be done! Our workplace culture and philosophy are all about the team. You won't find any lone rangers or solo flyers here - we get our work done together, support one another, and fill the gaps when the gaps need filling. And we're here because we care - about animals, about our customers, about our communities, and about each other. We work together, share lunch together on most days, and, when time permits, play together too.

Our staffing needs change from time to time so, even if there are no positions open at the moment, please check back often.

 

Director of Finance & Administration (Full-Time, 40 Hrs/Week)

The Director of Finance & Administration is am member of the senior management team responsible for managing and coordinating administrative, financial, human resource, and Information Technology functions. S/he will have the overall financial management responsibility including creating monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and metrics for the CEO and board of directors, overseeing budgeting, forecasting, cash flow, payroll and taxes, as well as accounts receivable and payable. S/he will be aware of the relationship between the organization’s strategic goals and the earned revenue and fundraising needs. S/he coordinates general troubleshooting, upgrades and upkeep and/or repair of all computer hardware, software, printing, copying equipment and telephone system. S/he is also responsible for directing and planning group benefits programs (group health, dental and vision, short- and long-term disability, retirement, workers’ compensation, etc.) and assists the President & CEO with board and committee organizational functions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Accounting

  • Ensure organizational policies, procedures, and established internal controls are followed in the financial operations of the HSCC
  • Maintain general ledger, including integration of accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, cash receipts, disbursements and reconciliations and maintain financial records in accordance with GAAP and state and federal regulations, and the HSCC record retention policy.
  • Monitor and control petty cash
  • Maintains Account Signers report and Bank Reconciliation report
  • Provides timely preparation of monthly financial statements and bank reconciliations
  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner and in accordance with Board & Finance committee reporting requirements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments; oversee all financial project/program and grants accounting
  • Review and prepare all invoices; appropriate documentation, coding, and approval prior to payment
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the President & CEO; administer and review all financial plans and budgets with appropriate staff; prepare projections and monitor progress; keep CEO abreast of HSCC’s financial status at any given time
  • Prepare annual contracts and monthly invoices for animal intakes from animal control officers, police, and municipal authorities
  • Work with President & CEO and with external auditors to assess any necessary policy or procedure changes

Human Resources and Administration

  • Onboarding of new staff to ensure understanding/compliance of HSCC HR policies; completion of federal, state and internal HSCC forms, DOL reporting, enrollment in elected insurance programs, etc.
  • Oversight of compensation and benefits administration.
  • Collect timesheets and submit bi-weekly payroll; serve as primary contact for PayData; track and ensure accuracy of CTO usage
  • Direct and plan day-to-day operations of group benefits programs (group health, dental, vision short- and long-term disability, retirement, workers’ compensation, etc.
  • Work with President & CEO to maintain personnel records in accordance with state and federal guidelines, as well as the HSCC record retention policy (including I-9’s, timesheets, payroll registers, health information).
  • Oversee general administrative functions to ensure efficient and consistent operations
  • Work closely with President & CEO on annual vendor contract review and approval.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and provide support for computer hardware, software, printers/copiers, and phones according to management plan
  • Maintain inventory and place orders for basic administrative supplies
  • Assist CEO with board of directors and committee meeting preparation
  • Other duties as assigned 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & PERSONAL QUALITIES
  • Broad financial and operations management experience, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Exceptional analytic skills
  • Experience with QuickBooks
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people in a wide variety of positions
  • Exemplary organizational and interpersonal skills; maintains calm under pressure
  • Adept at multitasking and juggling priorities
  • Technologically literate
  • Capacity to deal with colleagues, coworkers, board, and community members with integrity and honesty
  • Team player essential

 Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree minimum 

Required Experience:

  • Accounting and budget development: 5+ years
  • Human Resources: 3+ years
  • Payroll and benefits management: 3+ years
qualified applicants should send a resume and letter of interest to president & ceo at: joycec@chittendenhumane.org

 

Customer Care Manager (Full-time, 40 hrs/week)

The Customer Care Manager is responsible for the overall customer experience and for ensuring all customers receive a high standard of service. The Customer Care Manager is charged with big picture thinking to ensure efficiency and thoroughness and is encouraged to make appropriate changes from forward-thinking shelter and adoption movements/trends while creating a positive and supportive environment for the public and staff. The Customer Care Manager oversees reception operations and supervises the customer care staff.

ESSENTIAL ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS
  • With support from the Shelter Director, spearhead the hiring, training, supervision, evaluation and dismissal of Customer Care staff
  • With support from the Shelter Director and in collaboration with the Animal Care Manager, spearhead the hiring, training, supervision, evaluation and dismissal of Animal & Customer Care staff
  • Participate in weekly management team meetings to address short-term and long-term needs, review animal cases, aid with organizational strategic vision/planning and operational decision-making including implementation and management of operational and organizational policies
  • Respond to daily visitor services inquiries via phone, email, and social media
  • Manage adoption and customer care related content on the website
  • Devise, design and execute adoption promotions to help move animals into homes in a timely manner and increase public awareness
  • Create and manage content for animal promotion on social media platforms
  • Inventory and stock adoption-related supplies; manage shelter expenses related to adoptions and retail sales
  • Maintain publications and materials specific to adoptions, animal care and behavior, HSCC programs and other public resources
  • Review and analyze visitor and adoption data to find trends, guide scheduling and visitor operations
  • Other administrative duties as directed
ESSENTIAL OPERATIONAL FUNCTIONS
  • Train, supervise and effectively manage Customer Care staff and volunteers in daily adoption center operations, ensure customer service is exceptional at all times, oversee the facilitation of visitor/animal interactions to ensure a safe and pleasant experience
  • Model professionalism and exceptional customer service, ensure HSCC policies and guidelines are adhered to while providing a non-judgmental, positive experience for the public
  • Train Customer Care staff and volunteers to guide callers and visitors on humane animal care and behavioral issues, counsel potential adopters through the adoption process, including follow-up communication
  • Collaborate with the Director of Volunteer and Community Outreach to recruit, train, and release customer care volunteers
  • In collaboration with the Customer Care Assistant oversee daily front desk operations while taking staffing needs and policies into account
  • Assist the Shelter Director in developing and maintaining adoption center standard operating procedures
  • Supervise proper documentation and review all adoption center financial transactions, including adoption fees, donations, and retail sales, ensure secure handling of all adoption center and retail revenue
  • Respond to and guide staff through challenging customer service situations, including dissatisfied visitors/callers
  • Oversee the accurate and thorough completion of database entries, animal and person records, adoption paperwork, and other related forms
  • Close and secure the facility at end of shift, following security protocols
  • Facilitate animal intake and adoptions, as needed
  • Other responsibilities as directed
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Exemplary customer service skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced computer and phone literacy
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task competing priorities
  • Able to work well under pressure in emotionally charged situations and handle confrontation politely and professionally while working to find a solution
  • Ability to positively interact with colleagues and community members from widely varied backgrounds with integrity and honesty while always maintaining confidentiality
  • Compassion for animals and human beings, and commitment to the mission, values, and goals of HSCC
  • Willingness and ability to do moderate to heavy physical labor in relation to cleaning our facility and handling animals; ability to bend, twist, and lift at least 50 lbs. repeatedly throughout the course of a day
  • Weekend and holiday work required
  • Willingness to work as a team member, pitch in as needed, and have fun
Required Education
  • Associate’s degree or equivalent work experience
Required Experience
  • Seasoned supervisory and management experience with a demonstrated ability to direct, lead, problem solve and offer support
  • 1-2 years customer service experience
QUALIFIED APPLICANTS SHOULD EMAIL A COVER LETTER OF INTEREST AND RESUME TO Cindy DAvis, Shelter Director,  AT CindyD@CHITTENDENHUMANE.ORG

 

MEDICAL ASSISTANT  (UNPAID INTERNSHIP)  

The Medical Assistant will serve as support to the Medical Care Manager in meeting the health care needs of HSCC’s animals (cats, dogs and small animals), and will learn skills essential for pursuing a career in animal care or veterinary medicine. The internship will involve daily animal care and cleaning, animal handling and restraint, administering vaccines and treatments, helping to draw blood, giving medication, providing transportation to and from local veterinary hospitals, data entry, and communicating effectively with the staff on individual animals’ health care issues and concerns.  Proper training and protective equipment will be supplied. Interns will be required to handle potential fractious animals for examination and procedures, handle cleaning chemicals such as bleach on a regular basis, and lift up to 50 lbs. Special projects required for college credit can be accommodated.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with restraint and examination of animals upon intake to evaluate overall health status
  • Perform safe, humane handling of all animals making every effort to minimize stress
  • Administer vaccines and oral medications daily
  • Assist with medical procedures/tests such as blood draws, urine collection, fecal testing, etc.
  • Accurately maintain and organize animal medical files and assist with computer data entry
  • Perform routine tasks such as feeding and cleaning/disinfecting animal cages and supplies
  • Assist with med room inventory and filling medications
  • Assist with scheduling and transportation for spay/neuter, veterinary, and grooming appointments
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Desire to learn about companion animal health, veterinary medicine, and proper animal handling skills
  • Interest in animal sheltering and animal welfare
  • Experience in a veterinary hospital or animal welfare organization, and/or coursework in a related field of study
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to take direction, follow protocols, and communicate (written & verbal) effectively
  • Upbeat, friendly, and outgoing personality with a commitment to superior animal care
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in intense and emotional situations on a daily basis
  • Willingness to: work as a team member, pitch in as needed, and have fun
  • Ability to commit to 10 hours/week minimum, and be on-time and reliable
medical assistant applicants should EMAIL heather klaff, MEDICAL CARE MANAGER, at heatherk@chittendenhumane.org