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.

Supervisor: Kennel

Full Time

Department: Shelter

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.

 

Manager: Donor Relations

Full Time

We have an immediate opening for a passionate individual with a proven track record in fundraising, responsible for achieving the fundraising goals of the Ottawa Humane Society.

Salary/Wage Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Start Date: ASAP

Hours of work: Full Time, Permanent, 37.5 hours per week

Professional Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain relationships with OHS clients, donors and prospective donors
  • Develop policies and procedures
  • Coordinate the development, implementation and tracking of OHS stewardship, mid-level, major gifts and foundation plans
  • Develop written and other materials to support various individual and foundation initiatives
  • Develop, manage and ensure adherence to program budgets
  • Manage and coordinate resources
  • Supervise and coordinate volunteers and contractors
  • Prepare and deliver written and verbal presentations including media interviews
  • Be aware of and make use of community resources
  • Provide advice and assistance to other managers, the President and CEO, OHS board and committees
  • To request a copy of the complete job description, please email careers@ottawahumane.ca

Required Qualifications:

Education and Experience: 

  • A post-secondary diploma or degree in fundraising, or commensurate experience
  • 2 to 4 years of demonstrated excellent performance in development
  • Proven project and other management experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated experience in donor and proposal research
  • Experience using Raisers Edge database (preferred), or similar CRM data base,
  • CFRE an asset

Languages: 

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

Essential duties and working conditions:

  • The Manager may be required to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Employment is conditional upon maintaining a valid driver’s license and access to an automobile
  • 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: Donor Relations” 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.

Veterinary Technician - Shelter

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: 20.17 – 24.57

Hours of work: Casual, as required

Estimated Start Date: ASAP

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

Required Qualifications:

Education, Experience and Skills: 

  • 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

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 “Veterinary Technician” in the 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: Outreach

Casual

Overall Purpose: Under the direction of the Supervisor: Programs, the Attendant: Outreach is responsible for facilitating programming at the Ottawa Humane Society

Salary/Wage Range: $17.21 to 20.97

Estimated Start Date: ASAP

Hours of work:  Casual, as required

Professional Responsibilities include:

  • Host and facilitate events for children and youth
  • Provide a professional experience
  • Lead educational activities, entertainment and games
  • Conduct tours of the Ottawa Humane Society
  • Plan, set up and take down of decorations and equipment
  • Schedule volunteers and animals with the appropriate staff and managers
  • Communicate with parents and children in a professional way
  • Supervise children and child-animal interaction
  • Ensure animals and children safe at all times
  • *Please contact careers@ottawahumane.ca if you would like a copy of the full job description

Required Qualifications:

Education, Experience and Skills: 

  • Grade 12 graduation diploma
  • Minimum of three months experience working with children and youth
  • First aid certification
  • Excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Ability to relate to persons of all ages and of diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities
  • Animal handling experience preferred

Languages:

  • Advanced verbal skills in English are required
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is preferred

Essential duties and working conditions:

  • Employees will be required to work weekend and holiday shifts
  • 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 “Attendant: Outreach” in the 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.