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: Events

Full Time

We have an immediate opening for a passionate individual with a proven track record in fundraising and event management. This individual would be responsible for achieving the event goals of the Ottawa Humane Society.

Department: Development

Salary/Wage Range: Commensurate with education and experience.

Start Date: ASAP

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

Professional Responsibilities

  • Plan, promote, execute and evaluate OHS signature events
  • Develop and maintain relationships with OHS sponsors, suppliers, and select attendees
  • Solicit and support community events
  • Coordinate the development of and implement the OHS events and sponsorship plans
  • Develop written and other materials to support OHS internal and external events
  • Manage and coordinate event resources
  • Supervise and coordinate event staff and contractors
  • Prepare and deliver written and verbal presentations
  • Be aware of and make use of community resources
  • Provide advice and assistance to the Director: Outreach and Development, CEO, OHS board and committees
  • Coordinate with the Managers: Legacy Giving and Donor Relations
  • To request a copy of the complete job description, please email careers @ ottawahumane.ca

Required Qualifications:

Education and Experience: 

  • 4 to 6 years relevant experience in development or events (event management preferred)
  • A post-secondary diploma or degree
  • Minimum 3 years’ management or senior supervisory experience
  • Experience in sponsorship recruitment and fulfillment
  • Proven project and other management experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • CFRE an asset
  • Customer relationship management experience an asset

Languages: 

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

Essential duties and working conditions:

  • The Manager will 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: 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.

Coordinator: Communications

Temporary Contract - Until January 10, 2020

Overall Purpose:  Under the direction of the Manager: Communications, the Coordinator: Communications is responsible for developing and coordinating the information the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) provides to the public

Salary/Wage Range: $20.98 – $25.55 per hour

Start Date: ASAP – Temporary Contract until January 10, 2020

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week

Responsibilities:

  • Fulfill public information requests based mainly on pre-scripted responses
  • Assist in the development of and maintain scripted responses to common public information requests
  • Maintain and update the OHS website content and graphics
  • Draft and post OHS messages on social media
  • Provide media, social media, layout, graphic design and writing support to Outreach and other departments
  • Write and edit content for various OHS Publications
  • Co-ordinate OHS programs and activities
  • Maintain and update image database
  • Maintain OHS educational material
  • Accomplish other administrative tasks as assigned

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

Required Qualifications:

Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Degree or diploma in communications or journalism with two years of professional experience
  • One year of experience working with clients or customers
  • Demonstrated experience writing and editing content for various communications channels
  • Experience with graphic design software (Adobe Photoshop & InDesign)
  • Experience coordinating social media accounts
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience using WordPress or basic HTML coding
  • Superior multitasking skills honed in a deadline-driven environment
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service, crisis management and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to people from a wide variety of backgrounds

Languages:

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

Essential Duties and working conditions:

  • Employee 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 “Coordinator: Communications” 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: Adoption Reception

Full Time

Overall Purpose: Under the direction of the Supervisor: Customer Service, the Attendant: Adoption Reception is responsible for greeting and directing clients, assisting with operations of the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) store and assisting with adoption of OHS animals.

Salary/Wage Range: $17.21 to 20.97

Estimated Start Date: ASAP

Hours of work: 78.5 hours every two week pay period, see below for schedule:

Week 1 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
11:00 am -8:30 pm 11:00 am -8:30 pm 11:00 am -8:30 pm 8:00 am -5:30 pm 10:00 am -5:00 pm
Week 2 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
11:00 am -8:30 pm 11:00 am -8:30 pm 11:00 am -8:30 pm 11:00 am -8:30 pm

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Greet clients visiting the OHS and direct them as appropriate
  • Provide general information to OHS clients about adoption processes
  • Ensure all animals available for adoption are appropriately advertised on the OHS website
  • Provide information to OHS customers on good animal care practices
  • Process sales transactions
  • Provide adoption follow-up services and direct issues appropriately
  • Promote OHS goods for sale
  • Supervise and coordinate volunteers’ activities while on shift
  • Answer telephone and triage phone calls
  • Triage emails and response
  • Accept and record in-kind donations

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

Required Qualifications:

Education /Experience/Skills: 

  • A grade 12 graduation diploma
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in customer service
  • 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
  • Microsoft Office applications
  • Chameleon and/or Raiser’s Edge experience is an asset

Languages:

  • Advanced verbal and written skills in English are required
  • 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 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 “Attendant: Adoption Reception” in the email subject line. Please ensure your resume/cover letter indicates your comfort level in french.

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

Temporary Contract - Parental Leave

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: $17.21 to $20.97 per hour

Estimated Start Date: ASAP

Hours of work: This is a temporary contract created as a result of a pregnancy and/or parental leave from July 2019 through January 2021. During the term of the contract hours of work will be:

April 1 to October 31 – 55 hours biweekly
week 1 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  9 am – 7 pm 9 am – 7 pm 9 am – 7 pm
week 2 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  9 am – 7 pm 9 am – 7 pm 9 am – 5 pm

 

November 1 to March 31 – 47.5 hours biweekly
week 1 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  9 am – 5:30 pm  9 am – 5:30 pm 9 am – 5:30 pm
week 2 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  9 am – 5:30 pm 9 am – 5:30 pm 9 am – 5 pm

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A grade 12 graduation diploma
  • Minimum 1 year of call centre and/or customer service experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

Languages

  • 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.

Assistant Veterinary Technician - Mobile Spay and Neuter Services

Part Time

Overall Purpose: Under the direction of the Manager: Community Programs and Veterinarian, the Assistant: Veterinary Technician: MSNS, is responsible for providing medical and other service for Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) and owned animals aboard the OHS Mobile Spay Neuter Clinic.

Salary/Wage Range: $20.17 to 24.57

Estimated Start Date: ASAP

Hours of work:  37 hours per pay period, see below for schedule

week 1 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  6:30 am to 10:30 am 7:00 am to 6:00 pm 6:30 am to 10:30 am
week 2 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  6:30 am to 10:30 am 7:00 am to 6:00 pm 6:30 am to 10:30 am

The main duties/responsibilities for 4 hour shifts are wrapping packs and doing other prep work needed for the MSNS program. The 10.5 hour shift is on the mobile involving client interaction/follow up; health monitoring of cats; post and preoperative care following  spay/neutering surgery of animals; cleaning and maintaining animal holding areas;  assisting the Veterinary Technician and Veterinarian as required and driving the vehicle to and from various Ottawa mobile clinic locations.  In addition to strong animal care skills and knowledge, the successful candidate must have a valid driver’s licence and be comfortable driving a 29 foot cube van (driver safety training provided).

Professional Responsibilities*:

  • 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 the veterinary technician and veterinarians as required
  • Assist and support clients as required
  • Drive spay neuter vehicle to and from program locations and elsewhere as required
  • *Please contact careers@ottawahumane.ca if you would like a copy of the full job description.

Required Qualifications:

Education /Experience/Skills: 

  • Minimum 2 years’ relevant experience, or
  • A diploma or certificate in animal care and minimum 1 year’s relevant experience
  • 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
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is preferred

Essential duties and working conditions:

  • Employees will be required to work evening, holiday and weekend shifts
  • Employees will be required to work off-site across the City of Ottawa in tight work conditions
  • Employees will be required to stand for long periods of time while performing work requiring concentration and manual dexterity.
  • 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
  • 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

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 MSNS” 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.

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: 20.17 – 24.57

Hours of work: Casual, no guarantee of hours

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.