Careers

Want your work to make an impact in the lives of animals?

The Ottawa Humane Society has been an animal welfare leader since 1888. We are more than a shelter and a safe haven for the thousands of animals in our care each year. We play a key role in our community enriching the lives of people and their companion animals through our programs, services and community outreach.

If you are hard-working and committed to a humane and compassionate community and you want to learn and grow with us, join one of Ottawa’s most reputable not for profits and support our vision to be a model of excellence in the advancement of animal welfare.

There are also many opportunities for volunteering.

Customer Service Representative: Adoptions

Temporary Contract

Overall Purpose: Under the direction of the Supervisor: Customer Service, the Customer Service Representative: Adoptions is responsible for assisting the public in adopting Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) animals.

Salary/Wage Range: $19.01 to 23.12

Contract Length: ASAP – January 31, 2019

Hours of work:

Week 1 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
10:30 am to 8:30 pm         8:00 am to 5:30 pm 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Week 2 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
10:30 am to 8:30 pm       11:30 am to 8:30 pm    

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily care for animals
  • Provide consultation and screening services for OHS customers seeking to adopt an animal
  • Educate OHS customers on good animal care practices
  • Monitor the health and safety of animals for adoption
  • Ensure appropriate information gathering
  • Provide adoption follow-up services
  • Promote OHS goods for sale
  • Supervise and coordinate volunteers’ activities while on shift
  • Please email careers @ ottawahumane.ca to request a copy of the full job description for a complete list of responsibilities

Required Qualifications:

Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Grade 12 graduation diploma
  • 1 to 2 years clerical and/or customer service experience
  • 6 month to 1 year of animal handling and care experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service, crisis management, and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and demanding environment and to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to people from a wide variety of backgrounds

Languages:

  • Advanced verbal and written skills in English are required
  • Bilingual (English/French) skills are preferred

Essential Duties and working conditions:

  • Employees will be required to work evening, holiday and weekend shifts
  • Employment is conditional upon the ability to provide services in a safe manner including, but not   limited to, lifts and transfers of large animals
  • Employment is conditional upon maintaining confidentiality of OHS information
  • Employment is conditional upon the ability to work around all species of animals safely
  • Employees will be required to wear a uniform designated by the employer

How to Apply: If you are interested in this opportunity and have the above qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter to the Manager: Human Resources via email to careers@ottawahumane.ca with the job title “CSR Adoptions” in the email subject line.

The Ottawa Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer. The OHS offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by the OHS regarding a job opportunity, please advise prior to the interview if you require accommodation.

We thank all applicants for applying, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 

Supervisor: Kennel

Full Time

Overall Purpose:  Under the direction of the Manager: Animal Care, the Supervisor: Kennel is responsible for the day to day operations of the Shelter.

Salary/Wage Range: 23.61 – 28.75 based on collective agreement amendment in effect for the remainder of the current collective agreement

Estimated Start Date: ASAP

Hours of work: 4 week schedule – PP1: 67 hours, PP2: 76 hours

Pay Period 1

week 1 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  7:30 am – 5:30 pm 7:30 am – 5:30 pm 7:30 am – 5:30 pm 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
week 2 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  7:30 am – 5:30 pm 7:30 am – 5:30 pm 7:30 am – 5:30 pm 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Pay Period 2

week 1 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  7:30 am – 5:30 pm 7:30 am – 5:30 pm 7:30 am – 5:30 pm  8:00 am – 6:00 pm
week 2 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  7:30 am – 5:30 pm 7:30 am – 5:30 pm 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Professional Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the daily kennel and clinic operations
  • Supervise and coordinate kennel and clinic staff and volunteers
  • Ensure animal emotional and physical health
  • Ensure a high level of animal husbandry
  • Train, supervise and schedule kennel and clinic staff
  • Assess kennel staff performance
  • Provide case consultation to other staff and managers
  • Consult with professionals and others
  • Provide crisis intervention services
  • Be aware of and make use of community resources
  • Ensure positive public relations and customer service practices
  • To request a copy of the complete job description, please email careers@ottawahumane.ca

Required Qualifications:

Education, Experience and Skills: 

  • A veterinary technician diploma or relevant equivalent experience
  • 2 to 5 years clinical experience
  • Two years demonstrated excellent performance in a supervisory role
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service, crisis management and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated excellent teamwork abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to people from a wide variety of backgrounds

Languages:

  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English are required
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is preferred

Essential duties and working conditions:

  • Employees will be required to work evening, holiday and weekend shifts
  • Employment is conditional upon the ability to provide services in a safe manner including, but not limited to, lifts and transfers of large animals
  • Employees will be required to wear a uniform designated by the employer
  • Employment is conditional upon maintaining confidentiality of OHS information
  • Employment is conditional upon the ability to work around all species of animals safely

How to Apply: If you are interested in this opportunity and have the above qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter to the Manager: Human Resources via email to careers@ottawahumane.ca with the job title “Supervisor: Kennel” in the email subject line.

The Ottawa Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer. The OHS offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by the OHS regarding a job opportunity, please advise prior to the interview if you require accommodation.

We thank all applicants for applying, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 

Coordinator: Events

Full Time

Department: Development

Overall Purpose: Under the direction of the Manager: Events, the Coordinator: Events is responsible to achieve the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) fundraising and outreach goals for events.

Salary/Wage Range: 20.98 – 25.55 based on collective agreement amendment in effect for the remainder of the current collective agreement

Estimated Start Date: ASAP

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week

Professional Responsibilities

  • Lead and support the planning and execution of OHS and community events
  • Promote the OHS and its events
  • Steward community events partners
  • Seek sponsorships and other forms of support
  • Maintain excellent relationships with OHS partners and supporters
  • Be aware of and make use of community resources
  • Supervise and coordinate volunteers’ activities
  • To request a copy of the complete job description, please email careers @ ottawahumane.ca

Required Qualifications:

Education and Experience: 

  • 2-3 years of experience working in event coordination, preferably in a not-for-profit environment
  • A diploma or certificate in events management or fundraising an asset
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, including writing and public speaking.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and work assignments with a variety of staff and volunteers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Proficiency using fundraising and donor management software an asset
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service, crisis management and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated excellent teamwork abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to people from a wide variety of backgrounds

Languages: 

  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English are required
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is preferred

Essential duties and working conditions:

  • Employment is conditional upon maintaining a valid driver’s license and access to an automobile.
  • The employee will be required to work evenings,weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Employment is conditional upon the ability to work safely around all species of animals

How to Apply: If you are interested in this opportunity and have the above qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter to the Manager: Human Resources via email to careers@ottawahumane.ca with the job title “Coordinator: Events” in the email subject line.

The Ottawa Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer. The OHS offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by the OHS regarding a job opportunity, please advise prior to the interview if you require accommodation.

We thank all applicants for applying, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.