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.

Veterinary Technician Assistant: Shelter – Part Time

Contract Position – July 2, 2019 to December 29, 2019

Overall Purpose: Under the direction of the Supervisor: Kennel or Veterinarian, Chief Veterinarian, the Assistant: Veterinary Technician is responsible for providing medical and other services for shelter and other animals.

Salary/Wage Range:  $19.01 – $23.12

Start Date: July 2, 2019

Hours of work: 48 hours per pay period, July 2 – December 29, 2019, see schedule below

 

week 1 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
week 2 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

Professional Responsibilities include:

  • Provide medical and general animal assessment services
  • Monitor animal health and well-being
  • Provide prescribed treatments and other medical interventions
  • Clean and maintain animal holding areas
  • Assist and support clients as required
  • Assist the veterinary technician and veterinarians as required

*Please email careers @ ottawahumane.ca to request a full job description

 

Required Qualifications:

Education and Experience: 

  • A diploma or certificate in animal care, or
  • 1 to 2 years relevant experience, or
  • A combination thereof
  • 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:

  • 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 the ability to work around all species of animals safely
  • Employment is conditional upon maintaining confidentiality of OHS information
 

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 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.

Assistant Veterinary Technician: Shelter – Casual

Overall Purpose: Under the direction of the Supervisor: Kennel or Veterinarian, Chief Veterinarian, the Assistant: Veterinary Technician is responsible for providing medical and other services for shelter and other animals.

Salary/Wage Range:  $19.01 – $23.12

Start Date: Various

Hours of work: Casual, as required

 

 Professional Responsibilities include:

  • Provide medical and general animal assessment services
  • Monitor animal health and well-being
  • Provide prescribed treatments and other medical interventions
  • Clean and maintain animal holding areas
  • Assist and support clients as required
  • Assist the veterinary technician and veterinarians as required

*Please email careers @ ottawahumane.ca to request a full job description

 

Required Qualifications:

Education and Experience: 

  • A diploma or certificate in animal care, or
  • 1 to 2 years relevant experience, or
  • A combination thereof
  • 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:

  • 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 the ability to work around all species of animals safely
  • Employment is conditional upon maintaining confidentiality of OHS information

 

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 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.

Attendant: Foster Reception - Part Time

Contract Position – June 17, 2019 to December 12, 2019

Overall Purpose:  Under the direction of Manager: Volunteers the Attendant: Foster Reception is responsible for greeting and directing clients and volunteers, providing administrative support to the Foster Department, and assisting with Foster Department operations at the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS).

Salary/Wage Range:  $17.21 – $20.97 (as of April 1, 2019, per collective agreement)

Start Date: ASAP

Hours of work: 40 hours per pay period, see schedule below

 

week 1 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
week 2 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Responsibilities include:

  • Greet and assist clients and volunteers
  • Provide general information to OHS clients about the Foster Program
  • Schedule foster volunteer appointments
  • Answer telephone and triage phone calls
  • Triage emails and respond
  • Enter data into Chameleon and Raiser’s Edge
  • Organize, maintain and update volunteer files
  • Accept and record in-kind donations
  • Maintain, stock and track department supplies and their distribution
  • Distribute fax correspondence or mail
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned

*Please email careers @ ottawahumane.ca to request a full job description

 

Required Qualifications:

Education/Experience/Skills:

  • A grade 12 graduation diploma
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in office administration
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in customer service
  • Microsoft Office applications
  • Chameleon and/or Raiser’s Edge experience is an asset
  • 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:

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

Essential Duties and working conditions:

  • Employee will be required to work evening, holiday, and weekends as needed
  • Employment is conditional upon the ability to provide services in a safe manner, including, but not limited to lifts and transfers of supplies and animals in carriers
  • Employee 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 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.

Assistant: Veterinary Technician, MSNS

Salary/ Hourly Wage Range:  $19.83 – $23.23 (per collective agreement effective April 1, 2018)

Estimated Start Date:  ASAP

Hours of work: Part-time 15 hours per pay period

Week 1 Week 2
Thursday: 7:00 am – 11:00 am (4 hours) Friday: 6:30 am – 6:00 pm (11 hours)

The main duties/responsibilities for 4 hour shifts are wrapping packs and doing other prep work needed for the MSNS program. The 11 hour shift is on the mobile involving client interaction/follow up; health monitoring of cats; post and preoperative care following  spay/neutering surgery of animals; cleaning and maintaining animal holding areas;  assisting the Veterinary Technician and Veterinarian as required and driving the vehicle to and from various Ottawa mobile clinic locations.  In addition to strong animal care skills and knowledge, the successful candidate must have a valid driver’s licence and be comfortable driving a 29 foot cube van (driver safety training provided).

Professional Responsibilities*:

Provide medical and general animal assessment services

Monitor animal health and well-being

Provide prescribed treatments and other medical interventions

Clean and maintain animal holding areas

Assist the veterinary technician and veterinarians as required

Assist and support clients as required

Drive spay neuter vehicle to and from program locations and elsewhere as required

*Please contact careers@ottawahumane.ca if you would like a copy of the full job description.

Required Qualifications:

Education /Experience/Skills: 

  • Minimum 2 years’ relevant experience, or
  • A diploma or certificate in animal care and minimum 1 year’s relevant experience
  • 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
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is preferred

How to Apply: If you are interested in this opportunity and have the above qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter to Vanessa Herman, Manager: Human Resources via email to careers@ottawahumane.ca. Please specify the job title “Assistant Vet Tech: MSNS PT” 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.

Attendant: Adoption Reception – Part Time

Under the direction of the Supervisor: Customer Service, the Attendant: Adoption Reception is responsible for greeting and directing clients, assisting with operations of the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) store and assisting with adoption of OHS animals

Salary/Wage Range: $16.92 – $18.92 (per collective agreement)

Start Date:  ASAP

Hours of work: 42.5 hours biweekly

Week 1 Week 2
Monday:   11:00 am – 8:30 pm Monday:   11:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday:  8:00 am – 5:30 pm Friday:       11:00 am – 8:30 pm
Sunday:    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 Responsibilities:

  • Greet clients visiting the OHS and direct them as appropriate
  • Provide general information to OHS clients about adoption processes
  • Ensure all animals available for adoption are appropriately advertised on the OHS website
  • Provide information to OHS customers on good animal care practices
  • Process sales transactions
  • Provide adoption follow-up services and direct issues appropriately
  • Promote OHS goods for sale
  • Supervise and coordinate volunteers’ activities while on shift
  • Answer telephone and triage phone calls
  • Triage emails and response
  • Accept and record in-kind donations

*Please contact careers@ottawahumane.ca if you would like a copy of the full job description.

Required Qualifications:

Education/Experience/Skills:

  • A grade 12 graduation diploma
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in customer service
  • 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  
  • Microsoft Office applications
  • Chameleon and/or Raiser’s Edge experience is an asset

Languages:

  • Advanced verbal and written skills in English are required
  • Verbal skills in French are required

How to Apply: If you are interested in this opportunity and have the above qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter to Vanessa Herman, Manager: Human Resources via email to careers@ottawahumane.ca. Please specify the job title “Attendant Adoption Reception” 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.

Animal Care Attendant – Casual

Under the direction of the Supervisor: Kennel or Manager: Animal Care, the Attendant: Animal Care is responsible for providing animal husbandry and care, and maintaining the facility at the OHS.

Department:  Shelter

Salary/Wage Range: $16.92 to $19.82 (per collective agreement effective April 1, 2018)

Estimated Start Date:  ASAP

Hours of work:  Varied

Professional Responsibilities include: 

  • Clean facility and animal areas
  • Monitor animal health and husbandry
  • Maintain animals on a specified diet ensuring daily feeding, watering, exercise, and enrichment
  • Monitor the health and welfare of the animals through the maintenance of up-to-date kennel cards
  • Support the activities of volunteers, students and work placements while on shift

*Please contact careers@ottawahumane.ca if you would like a copy of the full job description.

Required Qualifications:

Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Grade 12 graduation diploma
  • 1 to 2 years training, education or experience in animal care is required
  • 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:

  • Good verbal and written skills in English are required

How to Apply: If you are interested in this opportunity and have the above qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter via email to careers@ottawahumane.ca. Please specify the job title “Animal Care Attendant” 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.

Manager: Intervention Services

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.

Hours of work: Fulltime, 37.5 hours per week

Generous Benefits package:

  • Sick leave
  • Vacation leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Employer paid Extended Health and Dental benefits
  • Registered pension plan

Under the direction of the Director: Operations, the Manager: Intervention Services is responsible for developing, implementing, managing and evaluating OHS behaviour, intervention and placement programs.

Professional Responsibilities include:

  • Research, create and manage the delivery of OHS intervention services including enrichment, placement, and pre- and post-adoption behaviour programs
  • Provide consultation, training and support for foster program
  • Consult with staff, managers, directors and other professionals to support the department’s efficient management and growth
  • Develop, monitor and ensure adherence to program budgets
  • Develop, implement, update, communicate and ensure adherence to program SOPs
  • Assess, monitor and evaluate OHS intervention services including formally reporting on and providing statistical analysis of programs
  • Implement program changes based on evaluation outcomes
  • Research, develop and maintain excellent community partnerships
  • Train, supervise, develop, coach and schedule program staff
  • Oversee training, supervision and scheduling of program volunteers
  • Provide advice and assistance to other Managers, the Director: Operations, the President and CEO, and the Board of Directors and its committees
  • Be aware of and make use of community resources
  • Assist in promotional planning; implement promotional plans

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in animal science or equivalent experience
  • Five years’ theoretical and practical experience working with animals in an animal welfare or zoological organization
  • Demonstrated experience in program development, implementation and evaluation
  • Minimum three years’ management or senior supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational abilities with high attention to detail
  • Experience with and knowledge of budget management
  • Ability to relate to persons of all ages and of diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Membership in International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, or equivalent membership in a recognized animal behaviour institute, preferred

Languages:

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

How to Apply: The full job description is available by contacting careers@ottawahumane.ca. If you are interested in this opportunity and have the above qualifications, please forward your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to the attention of Vanessa Herman, Manager; Human Resources via email to careers@ottawahumane.ca.

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.