Mountain Humane, located in world-famous Sun Valley, Idaho, is on a mission to change lives by connecting pets and people. We do this through innovative programs that inspire and have impact in and beyond southern Idaho. The first shelter to become “no-kill” in the state of Idaho (in 1999), annually we help more than 2,500 animals and touch the lives of more than 5,000 people through our local and regional programs. Voted the “Best Non-Profit Organization” in the Wood River Valley for the last 8 years, we are proud to be a model for other animal welfare organizations and to be at the forefront of best-practices in non-profit management.
The Animal Care Provider –Kennel I position includes performing basic duties associated with providing, and maintaining a safe, sanitary, humane atmosphere for all of the shelter’s animals.
Classification: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Supervisor: Kennel Supervisor
Reports to: Director of Animal Care Operations
Location: Hailey, ID
A genuine interest in animals and their well-being
A genuine compassion for all animals, regardless of their condition
Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of Mountain Humane
A proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a busy, physically-demanding workplace environment
Highly motivated, out-going, polite, professional team player
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, volunteers and the public
Must work well with the public, including children, persons of varied racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual preference, and with individuals who are differently-abled
Must be comfortable training, mentoring and providing feedback to volunteers
A desire to learn and ability to stay open-minded
Must be 18 years of age or older
- Regular use driving of company vehicles; employee’s must be at least the age of 25
- Occasional use driving of company vehicles; employees between the ages of 21 and 24 must be preapproved
- Employee’s under the age of 21 are not allowed to drive company vehicles
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Indoors and outdoors, including in shelter environment with dogs, cats and pocket pets
Frequent interactions with children who may or may not be well-behaved, occasional contact with the public in an emotionally charged environment
Some evening and weekend hours will be required
May include vehicle travel back and forth to venues
Animal handling required; while all adoptable animals have health and behavior screening, by nature of the industry, there may be occasional exposure to dead, injured, sick, unruly, vicious, and/or dangerous animals in addition to possible exposure to parasites and infectious diseases/organisms, animal waste.
Potential exposure to high noise levels, allergens and chemical materials requiring OSHA Material Safety Data sheets
Work day includes walking, standing, sitting, bending, squatting, lifting (occasionally up to 50 lbs), answering telephones, and using a computer
HOURS, SALARY & BENEFITS:
Hours: Full-Time, 40 hours/week with some nights & weekend days as necessary for programs.
Salary: $15-18/ Hour depending on experience, certifications, proficiency in job tasks, and ability to work cooperatively while fostering the mission of the organization.
Benefits: Mountain Humane provides health insurance for the employee, personal time off, 403b retirement plan and other benefits as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work performed by this position, but are not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Either employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without notice and with or without cause.
Mountain Humane is an equal opportunity employer.