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: Volunteers

Full Time

The Ottawa Humane Society is seeking a passionate individual with experience in volunteer management. We offer a competitive salary between $60,000 to $70,000, commensurate with experience. As well, we offer generous sick leave, vacation, life insurance, long term disability, employer paid extended health and dental benefits and a registered pension plan. It is a full time permanent position working 37.5 hours per week. There will be an occasional requirement for evening and weekend hours.

Professional Responsibilities include:

  • Manage and coordinate all aspects of the OHS Volunteer Program
  • Develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate OHS volunteer programs and services
  • Work with OHS staff to identify and evaluate the need for volunteer or student support for OHS programs and services
  • Oversee recruitment and selection of volunteer and student placements
  • Develop and coordinate training and orientation to OHS volunteers and students
  • Coordinate and schedule volunteers to participate in OHS programs and activities
  • Develop and coordinate volunteer recognition, retention and motivation programs and activities
  • Solicit appropriate feedback on the performance of OHS volunteers and the success of volunteer programs
  • Develop and maintain external community partnerships with a variety of stakeholders, including volunteer placement agencies
  • Develop, implement, evaluate and ensure adherence to standard operating procedures within assigned functional areas
  • Lead and manage volunteer department staff including orientation, training, performance management, and daily supervision
  • Hire, fire and discipline staff in consultation with the Director: Central Services
  • Participate in public relations and promotional activities as required

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary school degree or diploma in a related field – business, human resources, or volunteer management preferred
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in volunteer management
  • Minimum of three years’ management experience
  • Experienced with database management, preferably Raiser’s Edge
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • 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 the Manager: Human Resources via email to careers@ottawahumane.ca with the job title “Manager Volunteers” in the email subject line. 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.

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.

Coordinator: Feline Services

3 Month Full Time Contract

Job Purpose: Under the direction of the Manager: Intervention Services, the Coordinator: Feline Services is responsible for coordinating the flow of cats from intake to outcome, assessing and monitoring their emotional well-being, assisting where required to maintain the flow of animals and developing and coordinating enrichment programs for Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) cats

Salary/Wage Range: 21.83 – 26.58

Estimated Start Date: ASAP

Hours of work: 75 hours biweekly – 8:30 – 4:30, Monday – Friday

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research, develop and implement programs and strategies to assure the emotional health of OHS cats
  • Develop and implement feline enrichment plans for shelter cats
  • Assess and monitor the emotional well-being, the behaviour and temperament of shelter and other cats
  • Provide consultation services for line and management staff as well as community partners and the general public
  • Develop and deliver internal and external workshops and other training
  • Assist adoption and foster staff in identifying appropriate placements for cats
  • Assist with assessments and recommendations for animals participating in OHS programs
  • Recruit and maintain excellent relationships with OHS Partners in Placement and other OHS partners
  • Maintain a superior knowledge of feline temperament, behavior and training
  • Monitor process flow and take appropriate actions to alleviate bottlenecks
  • Represent OHS in a professional manner
  • Support the activities of coworkers, volunteers, students and work placements and provide orientation and training as required
  • Be thoroughly familiar with pertinent legislation, regulations, guidelines, OHS policies, procedures, collective agreement, and good animal care practices
  • Produce and maintain accurate reports, records, and files
  • Participate in supervision, evaluation, training and other meetings as required
  • Participate in the identification and evaluation of OHS program goals and objectives
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Represent the OHS in a professional manner
  • Participate in public relations and promotional activities as required

Qualifications

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Post-secondary degree, diploma, or certification in animal behaviour, welfare, training or other relevant field with at least two years’ experience is preferred
  • Minimum four years’ experience in raising, training, showing, grooming and working with cats
  • Extensive reading or research in feline temperament and behaviour
  • Clinic experience is an asset
  • Adult teaching experience is an asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Advanced verbal and written skills in English are required
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is preferred

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • 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 and interaction with potentially aggressive animals
  • 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 “Coordinator Feline Services” in the email subject line. 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.

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.

Coordinator: Electronic Giving

Full Time

Job Purpose: The Coordinator: Electronic Giving is responsible for supporting the fundraising programs of the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS), focusing on electronic channels of giving and engagement

Salary/Wage Range: 21.83 – 26.58

Estimated Start Date: ASAP

Hours of work: 75 hours biweekly

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide content, social media, graphic design and writing for online giving initiatives and other fundraising initiatives
  • Ensure the accuracy of the OHS development database for online donations and campaigns
  • Prepare and process online donations, receipts and acknowledgements
  • Develop and prepare bulk email campaigns to support electronic giving programs and donor stewardship
  • Provide excellent customer service to OHS donors, partners and volunteers
  • Assist in the development of electronic giving, stewardship and engagement plans
  • Research electronic giving opportunities and industry best practices
  • Develop and maintain fundraising microsite content and graphics
  • Develop and prepare bulk email campaigns to support electronic giving programs and donor stewardship
  • Coordinate electronic giving assets
  • Develop and maintain electronic giving records and metrics
  • Support donor recognition and stewardship plans and activities
  • Develop queries, metrics, industry benchmarks, Google analytics and tracking to monitor and measure program effectiveness and facilitate donor electronic giving
  • Support relationships with OHS donors and community partners
  • Assist with OHS development events and activities as required
  • Support the activities of coworkers, volunteers, students and work placements and provide orientation and training as required
  • Be thoroughly familiar with pertinent legislation, regulations, guidelines, OHS policies, procedures, and collective agreement
  • Produce and maintain accurate reports, records, and files
  • Participate in supervision, evaluation, training and other meetings as required
  • Participate in the identification and evaluation of OHS program goals and objectives
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Represent the OHS in a professional manner
  • Participate in public relations and promotional activities as required

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary school diploma or certificate in a related field
  • Post-secondary diploma or certificate in fundraising is an asset
  • Minimum of one year experience HTML programming or web page design
  • Minimum of one year experience creating marketing content for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience working with eCommerce platforms, for example NetCommunity, Luminate, TeamRaiser, akaRaisin, DonorPerfect, or Salsa, is an asset
  • Experience using Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, or another CRM is an asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Advanced verbal and written skills in English are required
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is preferred

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Employee may 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 “Coordinator E Giving” in the email subject line. 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.

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.

Supervisor Foster

Full Time

Job Purpose: Supervisor: Foster has supervisory responsibility for the day to day operations of the OHS foster program, including to schedule and supervise foster department staff, and train, support and recognize foster volunteers to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the foster program

Salary/Wage Range: 24.56 – 29.91

Estimated Start Date: ASAP

Hours of work: 75 hours biweekly, see attached schedule

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the daily foster program operations
  • Develop, oversee and provide case consultation to other staff and managers for foster animals
  • Administer prescribed treatments and other medical and diagnostic interventions
  • Assist veterinarians for rounds as required
  • Track and ensure closure on all OHS animal files
  • Research, develop, implement and supervise programs and strategies to maximize foster operations
  • Provide consultation services for line and management staff as well as community partners and the general public regarding foster operations
  • Develop and deliver internal and external workshops and other volunteer training documents
  • Support foster volunteer recognition and retention programs and activities
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of issues relating to animal health and welfare and community needs
  • Assist with preparation of the foster program budget in accordance with annual plan and assist with preparation of projections as required
  • Perform daily updates and biweekly preparation of timesheets and payroll records for departmental staff for timely submission
  • Supervise, schedule, and coordinate foster department staff, volunteers, and work placements
  • Assist the Senior Manager: Operations in the recruitment and selection of foster staff
  • Provide initial and ongoing orientation and training for foster staff, volunteers, and work placements
  • Monitor performance and provide ongoing feedback to foster staff, volunteers, and work placements
  • Prepare and deliver annual performance appraisals in conjunction with Senior Manager: Operations
  • Ensure accuracy of data entered into chameleon, HRIS, and other departmental files
  • Monitor, stock, and order supplies in line with department budget
  • Maintain relationships with OHS partners, clients, and stakeholders
  • Be thoroughly familiar with, and ensure adherence to, pertinent legislation, regulations, guidelines, OHS policies, procedures, collective agreement, and good animal care practices
  • Produce and maintain accurate reports and records
  • Participate in supervision, evaluation, training, and other meetings as required
  • Participate in the identification and evaluation of OHS program goals and objectives, including volunteer stewardship and recognition
  • Demonstrated commitment to, and ongoing participation in, professional development opportunities
  • Participate in public relations and promotional activities as required

Qualifications

  • A Veterinary Technician diploma from a recognized college
  • Registration with the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians is an asset
  • Minimum of 2 years’ clinical experience
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a supervisory role
  • Experience working closely with, and managing, volunteers is an asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Advanced verbal and written skills in English are required
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is preferred

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Employee 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 and interaction with potentially aggressive animals
  • 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 “Supervisor Foster” in the email subject line. 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.

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.

Supervisor: Mobile Spay and Neuter Services

Full Time

Job Purpose: The Supervisor: MSNS has supervisory responsibility for the day to day clinic operations of the mobile spay/neuter clinic including to schedule and supervise the MSNS staff to ensure safe and efficient operations of the mobile spay/neuter clinic.

Salary/Wage Range: 24.56 – 29.91

Estimated Start Date: ASAP

Hours of work: 75 hours biweekly

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the daily clinic operations of MSNS
  • Assess MSNS clinic operations, and contribute to evaluation of MSNS program overall
  • Maintain the MSNS clinic facility and equipment
  • Drive OHS MSNS vehicle as required to and from program locations
  • Provide surgical support to the veterinarian, including but not limited to surgical preparation and recovery, and administering and monitoring anesthesia
  • Provide medical and general animal assessment services
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of issues relating to animal health and welfare and community needs
  • Assist with preparation of the MSNS program budget in accordance with annual plan and assist with preparation of projections as required
  • Perform daily updates and biweekly preparation of timesheets and payroll records for departmental staff for timely submission
  • Supervise, schedule, and coordinate MSNS staff and work placements
  • Assist the Senior Manager: Operations in the recruitment and selection of MSNS staff
  • Provide initial and ongoing orientation and training for MSNS staff, volunteers, and work placements
  • Monitor performance and provide ongoing feedback to MSNS staff, volunteers, and work placements
  • Prepare and deliver annual performance appraisals in conjunction with Senior Manager: Operations
  • Ensure accuracy of data entered into chameleon, clinic database, HRIS, and other departmental files
  • Maintain relationships with OHS partners, clients, and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated commitment to, and ongoing participation in, professional development opportunities
  • Participate in public relations and promotional activities as required

Qualifications

  • A Veterinary Technician diploma from a recognized college
  • Registration with the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a supervisory role
  • Minimum of 2 years’ clinical experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Advanced verbal and written skills in English are required
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is preferred

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Employment is conditional upon maintaining a valid Ontario driver’s licence
  • Employment is conditional upon successful completion of driver training for OHS MSNS vehicle and ability to drive vehicle in a safe manner
  • 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 and interaction with potentially aggressive animals
  • Employment is conditional upon the ability to work around all species of animals safely
  • Employee will be required to wear a uniform designated by the employer
  • 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 “Supervisor MSNS” in the email subject line. 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.

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: Animal Care

Casual

Overall Purpose: The Attendant: Animal Care is responsible for providing animal husbandry and cleaning of animal care facilities at the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS)

Salary/Wage Range: 17.91 – 21.82

Estimated Start Date: ASAP

Hours of work: Casual (as required)

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Maintain animal health by ensuring daily feeding, watering, exercise, enrichment, and any special instructions are completed
• Clean and maintain animal care equipment and facilities
• Monitor the health and welfare of the animals through the maintenance of up-to-date records
• Restrain animals for veterinary procedures
• Support the activities of volunteers, students and work placements and provide training and orientation as required
• Be thoroughly familiar with pertinent legislation, regulations, guidelines, OHS policies, procedures, collective agreement, and good animal care practices
• Produce and maintain accurate reports, records, and files
• Participate in supervision, evaluation, training and other meetings as required
• Participate in the identification and evaluation of OHS program goals and objectives
• Demonstrated commitment and ongoing participation in professional development opportunities
• Represent the OHS in a professional manner
• May be required to assume the responsibilities of Attendant: Kennel Kitchen

Qualifications: 

• Secondary school diploma or equivalent
• MA minimum of one year training, education, or experience in animal care
• Good verbal and written skills in English are required

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 and interaction with potentially aggressive animals
• Employment is conditional upon the ability to perform a variety of physically demanding tasks safely
• Employee may be required to work outdoors in inclement weather
• 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.

Veterinary Technician

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: 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.