Careers

Want your work to make an impact in the lives of animals?

The Ottawa Humane Society is hiring! We are looking for more than just animal lovers – we want people who want to work together with a shared commitment to build a humane and compassionate community in Ottawa.

If you are a hard-working individual, enthusiastic about making a difference for animals and for your community, then you will find your career here at the Ottawa Humane Society. Join our dedicated team of passionate and highly skilled staff.

We employ people in a wide variety of positions including supporting adoptions, community education and programs, animal care, administration, fundraising, veterinary medicine and more. We have a variety of full-time, part-time and casual opportunities available throughout the year.

We believe that everyone should be able to make a living through their employment. We are proudly an Ontario Living Wage Employer, recognizing that work deserves above and beyond the minimum reward and that paying a living wage is an investment in building a dedicated team for Ottawa’s animals.

Whether you are starting a career, or looking for the next rewarding step of your career journey, look at our current opportunities for your chance to join us and work to better the lives of animals in Ottawa.

There are also many opportunities for volunteering.

Coordinator: IT

Full Time

Are you tech savvy and want to make a difference in the life of animals? Come join the OHS Central Services team as the Coordinator: IT. We are looking for an individual to support the OHS information technology infrastructure and provide IT support services throughout the organization.

We offer a competitive wage between $21.83 to $26.58 per hour, 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 75 hours per biweekly pay period.

What would you do? 

  • Provide IT support to OHS staff, including the management team and board of directors
  • Set up, monitor, and maintain computers, office machinery, network, and servers
  • Administration and maintenance of telephone and key card security access system
  • Troubleshoot and triage computer and network failures and serve as liaison with external consultants
  • Identify computer and network needs and assist with the purchase and installation of approved equipment and software
  • Support the overall security and integrity of OHS systems
  • Set up, orient and train employees with software, hardware, and email and telephone systems used at the OHS
  • Maintain OHS electronic files, records, and archives and ensure that all electronic files are appropriately backed up
  • Assist with other projects and tasks as required
  • Assist in the development of IT procedures and policies
  • Support the activities of coworkers, volunteers, students and work placements and provide orientation and training as required

What are we looking for? 

  • A diploma or certificate in computer information systems, IT support, network administration or significant relevant experience
  • Minimum two years’ experience in information technology, database management, computer, and network support
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Advanced verbal and written skills in English are required
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is preferred

Individuals are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of being hired by the OHS. Medical exemptions and accommodation under human rights legislation are considered under the vaccination policy.

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: IT” 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

In order to provide the best environment for animals at the OHS who are not yet adoption ready, we rely on our many community foster volunteers to provide medical and behavioural help for animals in need. This department has grown significantly over the past year and as a result we have a fantastic supervisory opportunity to provide support to foster staff and volunteers to ensure animals can find their forever homes.

We offer a competitive wage between $24.08 to $29.91 per hour, 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 75 hours per biweekly pay period – see Supervisor Foster Schedule

What would you do?  

  • Have supervisory responsibility for the day to day operations of the OHS foster program including to scheduling and supervising foster department staff
  • Train, support and recognize foster volunteers
  • Work with the Senior Manager: Operations to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the foster program
  • Deliver medical and diagnostic interventions for foster animals
  • Provide consultations to other staff, managers, community partners and the general public
  • Help make sure that animals are healthy and safe, in the best environment, while they are waiting to find their forever homes
  • Click here for a copy of the full job description: Supervisor Foster – 2021

What are we looking for? 

  • A diploma or certificate in animal care or assistant veterinary technician, or equivalent demonstrated professional experience
  • A Veterinary Technician diploma from a recognized college, with 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

Individuals are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of being hired by the OHS. Medical exemptions and accommodation under human rights legislation are considered under the vaccination policy.

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.

Manager: Outreach

Full Time

The Ottawa Humane Society offers a series of programs for children, youth, and adults. We are looking for a leader with experience in program development, management and evaluation. 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.

What would you do?  

  • Develop and manage OHS outreach programs and services
  • Train, supervise and schedule program staff and volunteers
  • Develop, manage and ensure adherence to program budgets
  • Develop, manage and ensure adherence to program policies and procedures
  • Assess, monitor and evaluate OHS outreach programs and services
  • Research program service opportunities and priorities
  • Research, develop and maintain excellent community partnerships
  • Ensure documentation of all program policy and procedures
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of program promotions
  • Click here for a copy of the full job description: Manager: Outreach

What are we looking for?

  • A post-secondary degree or diploma, preferably in education, social services or public relations
  • Demonstrated experience in program development, implementation and evaluation
  • Minimum 2 years’ management or senior supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, animal care and welfare issues preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to develop partnerships with local organizations and service providers
  • Experience with Microsoft Office

Individuals are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of being hired by the OHS. Medical exemptions and accommodation under human rights legislation are considered under the vaccination policy.

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 Outreach” 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.

Veterinary Technician

Full Time and Casual

Join an amazing animal care team and help make a different in the lives of Ottawa’s animals! We are looking for a Veterinary Technicians to help provide a range of services, including medical, for animals in the care of the Ottawa Humane Society. Wages are between $21.40 and $26.58 per hour, commensurate with experience.

We are currently looking for:

  1. Full Time – we also provide generous sick leave, vacation, life insurance, long term disability, employer paid extended health and dental benefits and a registered pension plan. See attached schedule – Vet Tech Schedule
  2. Casual permanent position – scheduled based on availability and organizational need

What would you do?

  • 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
  • Track and ensure closure on all OHS animal files
  • Click here for a copy of the full job description: Vet Tech – Animal Care 2018

What are we looking for? 

  • A veterinary technician diploma from a recognized college
  • Registration with the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians is an asset
  • 1 to 2 years clinical experience external or internal to the OHS

Individuals are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of being hired by the OHS. Medical exemptions and accommodation under human rights legislation are considered under the vaccination policy.

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.

Customer Service Representative: Intake

Full Time and Casual - Bilingual

The OHS is looking for a passionate, bilingual individual with a focus on customer service to join the Admissions and Rehoming team. The Customer Service Representative: Intake is responsible for the admitting and identifying of animals, locating and notifying their owners and discharging animals. Wages are between $20.59 and $24.05 per hour, commensurate with experience.

We are currently looking for:

  1. Full Time – we also provide generous sick leave, vacation, life insurance, long term disability, employer paid extended health and dental benefits and a registered pension plan. See attached schedule –
  2. Casual permanent position – scheduled based on availability and organizational need

What would you do? 

  • Ensure professional intake and discharge of animals
  • Assess and document the health and behaviour of incoming animals
  • Examine all in-coming animals are thoroughly for identification
  • Research all possible avenues to match an animal to its owner
  • Be aware, and make use, of relevant online and community resources
  • Maintain the animal admissions area, facilities and equipment
  • Accept and manage OHS payments and donations as required
  • Enter and maintain data integrity in Raiser’s Edge and Chameleon
  • Click here for a copy of the full job description: CSR: Intake

What are we looking for? 

  • Secondary school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of one year experience in office administration and or customer service
  • Minimum of six months’ animal handling and/or care experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is required

Individuals are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of being hired by the OHS. Medical exemptions and accommodation under human rights legislation are considered under the vaccination policy.

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. 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: Client Services

Bilingual - Full Time and Part Time

The Attendant: Client Services is responsible for responding to public inquiries to the Ottawa Humane Society. We are looking for a bilingual candidate with experience handling a high volume of calls and emails. Wages between $18.26 and $21.39 per hour.

We are currently looking for:

  1. Full Time – also has generous sick leave, vacation, life insurance, long term disability, employer paid extended health and dental benefits and a registered pension plan. Scheduled Monday – Friday, 8 – 4. See attached schedule: Full Time CS Schedule
  2. Part Time – evenings and weekends. see attached schedules: Part Time CS Schedule #1, Part Time CS Schedule #2

What would you do? 

  • 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
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned
  • A full job description can be found here: Attendant – Client Services

What are we looking for? 

  • A grade 12 graduation diploma
  • Minimum 1 year of call centre and/or customer service experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Advanced Bilingualism (English/French) is required

Individuals are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of being hired by the OHS. Medical exemptions and accommodation under human rights legislation are considered under the vaccination policy.

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. Please also identify in the email if you are interested in the full time opportunity, part time opportunity, or both.

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: Outreach

Part Time Contract and Casual

Help the Ottawa Humane Society get their outreach programming back on track! We are looking for a bilingual individual with great customer service and organizational skills to help organize and facilitate outreach programs. Wages between $18.26 and $21.39 per hour.

We are currently looking for:

  1. Part Time Contract – 15 hours a week (three five hour shifts) until March 2022.
  2. Casual – scheduled based on availability and organizational need. Shifts typically are on evenings, weekends, PA days, etc.

What would you do? 

  • Host and facilitate events for children and youth
  • 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

What are we looking for?

  • Post-secondary school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 months experience working with children and youth
  • Experience with giving tours or facilitating group activities
  • Standard first aid and CPR  certification
  • Animal handling experience preferred
  • Professional Bilingualism (English/French)

Individuals are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of being hired by the OHS. Medical exemptions and accommodation under human rights legislation are considered under the vaccination policy.

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 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.

Customer Service Representative: Foster

Part Time

In order to provide the best environment for animals at the OHS who are not yet adoption ready, we rely on our many community foster volunteers to provide medical and behavioural help for animals in need. We are looking for passionate individuals with strong animal handling experience, and customer service skills! Wages are between $19.78 and $24.05 per hour, commensurate with experience.

It is a part time permanent position working 24 hours a week. See full schedule – CSR Foster PT Schedule

What would you do? 

  • Match animals requiring foster care to the appropriate volunteer
  • Monitor the health and well-being of animals placed in foster
  • Support foster volunteers during animal placements
  • Provide prescribed treatments and other medical interventions for foster animals
  • Maintain foster animal holding areas, facilities, and equipment
  • Coordinate appointments for the health requirements of fostered animals
  • Assist with volunteer recognition, retention and motivation programs and activities
  • Provide appropriate feedback on the performance of foster volunteers
  • Enter and maintain data integrity in Raiser’s Edge and Chameleon
  • Click here for a copy of the full job description: CSR: Foster

What are we looking for?

  • Secondary school diploma or equivalent
  • Assistant Veterinary Technician certificate, a minimum of one year relevant clinical experience, or a combination thereof
  • Minimum of one year’s experience in customer service
  • Experience working closely with, and managing, volunteers is an asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Advanced verbal and written skills in English are required

Individuals are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of being hired by the OHS. Medical exemptions and accommodation under human rights legislation are considered under the vaccination policy.

How to Apply: If you are interested in one of these opportunities, 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 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.

Assistant Veterinary Technician

Full-Time Contract, Part Time and Casual

Join the OHS Animal Care team! We are looking for passionate Assistant: Veterinary Technicians to help provide a range of services, including medical, for animals in the care of the Ottawa Humane Society. Wages are between $19.78 and $24.05 per hour, commensurate with experience.

We are currently looking for:

  1. Part Time Permanent – see attached schedule
  2. Casual permanent position – scheduled based on availability and organizational need

What would you do? 

  • Monitor animal health and well-being
  • Provide medical and general animal assessment services
  • Provide prescribed treatments and other medical interventions
  • Clean and maintain animal holding areas, facilities, and equipment
  • Assist veterinary technicians and veterinarians as required
  • Assist and support clients as required
  • Click here for a copy of the full job description: Assistant Veterinary Technician

What are we looking for? 

  • Assistant Veterinary Technician certificate; a minimum of one year relevant clinical experience; or a combination thereof
  • Advanced verbal and written skills in English are required

Individuals are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of being hired by the OHS. Medical exemptions and accommodation under human rights legislation are considered under the vaccination policy.

How to Apply: If you are interested in one of these opportunities, 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. Please indicate if you are interested in the FT Contract, or casual opportunity in the body of the email.

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.

Customer Service Representative: Adoptions

Casual

The OHS is looking for an enthusiastic individual with a focus on customer service to join the Admissions and Rehoming team. The Customer Service Representative: Adoptions is responsible for assisting the public through the adoption process of Ottawa Humane Society animals.

Hourly Wage Range: $19.78 – 24.05

Estimated Start Date: ASAP

Hours of work: Casual, based on availability and organizational need. Days, evenings, and weekends are required.

What would you do? 

  • Provide consultation and support for OHS clients seeking to adopt an animal
  • Provide information to OHS clients on good animal care practices
  • Monitor the health and safety of animals for adoption
  • Provide adoption follow-up services
  • Support operations in the Buddy and Belle retail boutique by processing sales transactions, maintaining and organizing stock, and promoting OHS goods for sale
  • Maintain the Shirley Kearns Memorial Adoption Centre and Buddy and Belle boutique area, facilities, and equipment
  • Ensure appropriate fees are collected and accounted for
  • Enter and maintain data integrity in Raiser’s Edge and Chameleon
  • Click here for a copy of the full job description: CSR: Adoptions

What are we looking for? 

  • Secondary school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of one year experience in customer service
  • Minimum of six months’ animal handling and/or care experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Advanced verbal and written skills in English are required
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is preferred

Individuals are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of being hired by the OHS. Medical exemptions and accommodation under human rights legislation are considered under the vaccination policy.

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 Adoptions” 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.