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

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: Humane Education

Full Time - Contract

Overall Purpose: Under the direction of the Manager: Outreach and the Supervisor: Programs, the Coordinator: Humane Education is responsible for coordinating and delivering Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) humane education activities.

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week (some flexibility required for evenings and weekends)

Estimated Start date: March 16, 2020 until October 1, 2021

Professional Responsibilities include:

  • Be aware of and make use of community resources
  • Develop and deliver workshops for children, youth, adults and other professionals
  • Design, write and publish OHS educational materials
  • Train, supervise and coordinate volunteers
  • Coordinate OHS special events and activities
  • Seek and maintain partnerships in the community to further program and OHS goals
  • Seek funding opportunities to further department and OHS goals
  • To request a copy of the complete job description, please email careers@ottawahumane.ca

Required Qualifications:

Education, Experience and Skills: 

  • 2 to 3 year post-secondary graduation degree or diploma
  • Experience in group facilitation
  • Experience in planning and program development
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills remove
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook add
  • 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 required

Essential duties and working conditions:

  • Employment is conditional upon maintaining a valid driver’s license and access to an automobile
  • Employees may be required to work flexible hours
  • 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 “Coordinator: Humane Education” 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: Advocacy

Full Time

Department: Outreach

Salary/Wage Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Start Date: ASAP

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

Professional Responsibilities

  • Manage and coordinate department resources
  • Manage staff and volunteers
  • Research, develop and implement plans to address animal welfare issues, including advocacy for programs, funding, legislation, and policy
  • Research, write and disseminate OHS position statements
  • Develop and maintain excellence relationships with stakeholders, government, medial, animal welfare organizations and OHS partners to achieve OHS goals
  • Develop and support plans to engage the community in animal welfare issues
  • Develop and implement OHS social marketing plans
  • Plan and implement a system to track and address public concerns and complaints
  • Seek out and exploit opportunities for promotion of the OHS and its work and positions
  • Be aware of and make use of community resources
  • Provide research and other support to all OHS departments as required
  • Serve as spokesperson for the OHS as delegated by the President and CEO
  • Prepare and deliver written and verbal presentations
  • Provide advice and assistance to other Managers, Directors, 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 relevant post-secondary diploma or degree
  • A master’s in public policy preferred
  • 5 years public and/or stakeholder relations experience
  • Proven advanced research, analytical and writing skills
  • Communications and media experience

Languages: 

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

Essential duties and working conditions:

  • The Manager may be required to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • 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: Advocacy” 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.

Customer Service Representative: Intake

Part Time

Overall Purpose:  Under the direction of the Supervisor: Customer Service, the Customer Service Representative: Intake is responsible for the admitting and identifying of animals, locating and notifying their owners and discharging animals.

Salary/Wage Range:  $19.01 – $23.12

Start Date: ASAP

Hours of work: 14.5 hours per pay period

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

Responsibilities:

  • Provide information and support to OHS clients
  • Ensure professional intake of incoming animals and discharge of exiting animals as per procedures
  • Assess and document the health and behaviour of incoming animals
  • Ensure that all in-coming animals are thoroughly examined for identification
  • Research all possible avenues to match an animal to its owner
  • Be aware of and make use of relevant community resources
  • Ensure appropriate information gathering
  • To request a copy of the complete job description, please email careers @ ottawahumane.ca

Required Qualifications:

Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Grade 12 graduation diploma
  • 1 to 2 years clerical and/or customer service experience
  • 6 months 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
  • Verbal French skills are required

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:Intake” 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.