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.

Manager: Community Programs

Full Time

This is your chance to join one of Ottawa’s most reputable nonprofits and support our vision to be a model of excellence in the advancement of animal welfare. The Ottawa Humane Society is more than a shelter and a safe haven for the thousands of animals in our care each year. We have an immediate opening for a passionate individual with a proven track record in community program development and delivery.

Department: Operations

Hours of work: 37.5 per week

Salary: Commensurate with experience

To apply: send resume and cover letter to Manager: Human Resources at careers@ottawahumane.ca

Professional Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and manage the operation of OHS community programs and services
  • Develop, manage and ensure adherence to program budgets
  • Develop, manage and ensure adherence to program policies and procedures
  • Assess, monitor and evaluate OHS community programs and services
  • Research program service opportunities and priorities
  • Research, develop and maintain excellent community partnerships
  • Train, supervise and schedule program staff and volunteers
  • Ensure documentation of all program policy and procedures
  • Drive community vehicles as required to and from program locations
  • Provide consultation to other staff and managers as well as other professionals
  • Be aware of and make use of community resources
  • Assist in promotional planning; implement promotional plans
  • Provide advice and assistance to the Director, CEO, OHS board and committees

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in program development, implementation and evaluation
  • Minimum 3 years’ management or senior supervisory experience
  • Minimum one year experience with financial and budgetary responsibilities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in community service work
  • Minimum of one year experience working closely with, and managing volunteers and community partners
  • Knowledge of and experience with animal care and welfare issues preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Advanced verbal and written skills in English are required
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is preferred
  • Employment is conditional upon maintaining a valid Ontario driver’s license

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.

Candidates will be considered as resumes are received. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We thank all applicants for their interest in the Ottawa Humane Society, however, due to the volume of resumes we receive, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

For more information on this, and other opportunities, please go to: https://ottawahumane.ca/about-us/careers/.

Coordinator: Community Programs

Part Time

Overall Purpose: Under the direction of the Manager: Community Programs, the Coordinator: Community Programs is responsible for coordinating and delivering Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) community programs

Salary/Wage Range: 21.83 – 26.58 per hour

Start Date: ASAP

Hours of work: 24 hours per week

Professional Responsibilities include: 

  • Lead and support the planning and execution of a variety of OHS community programs
  • Coordinate OHS special events and activities
  • Seek and maintain partnerships in the community to further program and OHS goals
  • Ensure positive public relations and customer service practices
  • Coordinate OHS special events and activities
  • Train, supervise and coordinate volunteers
  • Be aware of and make use of community resources

Required Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience in planning and program development (minimum one year)
  • Experience working in the social services sector an asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • 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
  • Experience multitasking in a deadline-driven environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple project and work assignment with a variety of staff and volunteers
  • Minimum of one year experience working closely with, and managing volunteers and community partners
  • Advanced verbal and written skills in English are required
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is preferred

Essential duties and working conditions:

  • Employee may 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 a valid Ontario driver’s license
  • Employment is conditional upon successful completion of driver training for OHS MSNS vehicle and ability to drive vehicle in a safe manner
  • 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 “Coordinator: Community Programs” 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: Development

Full Time Contract - June 2021 - March 2022

Overall Purpose: Under the direction of the Senior Manager: Development, the Manager: Development is responsible for achieving the campaign goals set by the OHS.

Salary/Wage Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Start Date: June 7, 2021 to March 18, 2022

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week

Professional Responsibilities include: 

  • Ensure the integrity and security of the OHS development database, donor information and electronic and paper receipts
  • Oversee and process donations and transactions
  • Oversee and provide assistance to donors
  • Import and export donor data
  • Reconcile campaign results with the OHS Finance Department
  • Develop written materials to support OHS campaigns
  • Ensure and oversee membership and other in-house mailings
  • Develop and oversee donor stewardship plans
  • Assess, monitor and analyze monthly donor acquisition, retention and recovery
  • Develop, implement and oversee quality control plans
  • Develop, manage and ensure adherence to program budgets
  • Develop, manage and ensure adherence to program standard operating procedures
  • Supervise and coordinate contracts and contractors
  • Be aware of and make use of community resources
  • Provide advice and assistance to the Manager, Director, CEO, OHS board and committees

Required Qualifications:

  • A post-secondary diploma or degree
  • 2 to 4 years of demonstrated excellent performance in development
  • Minimum 3 years’ management or senior supervisory experience
  • Advanced experience in Raiser’s Edge and ancillary programs
  • Proven management experience
  • Advanced verbal and written skills in English are required
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is preferred

Essential duties and working conditions:

  • Employee may be required to work evening, holiday and weekend shifts
  • Employment is conditional upon maintaining a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • 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 “Manager: Development” 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: Client Services

Full Time

Overall Purpose: Under the direction of the Manager: Community Programs, the Attendant: Client Services is responsible for supporting the OHS’ telephone and email communications.

Salary/Wage Range: $17.91 – 21.82 per hour

Estimated Start Date: ASAP

Hours of work: April 1 to October 31 – 58 hours biweekly; November 1 to March 31 – 50.5 hours biweekly

Professional Responsibilities include:

  • Accept and transfer a high volume of calls
  • Book clients for OHS services
  • Provide basic information for callers
  • Forward incoming emails and respond to basic emails
  • Provide general administrative support
  • Be aware of and make use of community resources
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • A grade 12 graduation diploma
  • Minimum 1 year of call centre and/or customer service experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English
  • Verbal skills in French are required

Essential duties and working conditions:

  • Employees will be required to work evening, holiday and weekend shifts
  • 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 “Attendant: Client Services” 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.

Veterinary Technician

Full Time, Part Time and Casual

Overall Purpose:  Under the direction of the Supervisor: Kennel, the Veterinary Technician – Animal Care is responsible for the health and well-being of Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) and other animals.

Salary/Wage Range: 21.83 – 26.58

Estimated Start Date: ASAP

Hours of work: Full Time (72 hrs/pay period six months of the year, 66 hrs/pay period six months of the year), Part Time (41 hrs/pay period six months of the year, 31 hrs/pay period six months of the year, Casual (as required)

Professional Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure the emotional and physical health of OHS animals
  • Provide medical and general animal assessment services
  • Monitor animal health and well-being
  • Administer prescribed treatments and other medical and diagnostic  interventions
  • Provide education, information and support to OHS clients  and other OHS staff
  • Assist veterinarians for rounds and as required

Required Qualifications:

  • A veterinary technician diploma from a recognized college
  • 1 to 2 years clinical experience external or internal to the OHS
  • Supervisory and/or training experience
  • Related work experience
  • 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
  • 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 “Veterinary Technician” 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

Casual

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

Salary/Wage Range: $19.78 – 24.05

Estimated Start Date: ASAP

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

Required Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Advanced 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 “AVT” 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: Animal Care

Casual

Overall Purpose: 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 Ottawa Humane Society

Salary/Wage Range: $17.91 to 21.82

Estimated Start Date: ASAP

Hours of work: casual, as required

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

Required Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Good verbal and written skills in English are required

Essential Duties and working conditions:

  • Employment is conditional upon the ability to perform a variety of physically demanding tasks safely, including lifting/transferring large animals
  • Employee will be required to work evening, holiday and weekend shifts
  • 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 “ACA” 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: Human Resources and Payroll

Part Time

Overall Purpose: Under the direction of the Manager: Human Resources, the Coordinator: Payroll and Human Resources is responsible for preparing and maintaining the payroll and related human resource records of the OHS.

Salary/Wage Range: $21.40 – 26.06 per hour
Estimated Start Date: ASAP
Hours of work: 24 hours per week

Professional Responsibilities include: 

  • Prepare and enter payroll records
  • Ensure payroll and HRIS database accuracy and integrity
  • Assist with employee recruitment and orientation
  • Track employee vacation/sick time, benefits eligibility, employee training and recognition programs and salary adjustments
  • Prepare reports as required for Central Services
  • Provide clerical and other support in the area of human resources and finance

Qualifications: 

  • A diploma or certificate in payroll administration is preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant experience
  • Experience with HRIS and Payroll systems (Workforce Now experience strongly preferred)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is preferred

How to Apply: If you are interested in this opportunity and have the above qualifications, please visit the full job posting here: Stevenson and White and follow the instructions.