Animal Behavior and Training Manager
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 Behavior and Training Manager is responsible for the behavior welfare of all animals within the care of the shelter. Primary areas of responsibility include: performing behavior assessments for in-house animals, coordinating environmental and social enrichment, facilitating post-adoption support, and providing training workshops for staff, volunteers and other shelters needing continuing education. It is important to collaborate and serve as a resource for other organizations. He/she is responsible for the design and implementation of all behavior modification programs and obedience training using positive reinforcement techniques for the population residing at the shelter. The Behavior and Training Manager oversees and implements training classes for the public.
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: Director of Animal Care Operations
Collaborates with: Kennel Supervisor, Foster Coordinators, Volunteer Coordinator, Clinic Coordinator, Intake Coordinator and the Lead Adoption Counselor.
Supervises: Animal Behavior and Training Assistant
Location: Hailey, Idaho
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
5 years’ professional experience training animals
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
Animal Behavior Association certification (CTC, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP or ACAAB)
Ability to utilize effective problem solving/decision making skills
1-3 years’ of managing a team, including supervisory personal
Experience leading and managing volunteers
Strong organizational skills with high attention to detail
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Experience working in an animal welfare organization
General knowledge of animal sheltering software, Shelterluv preferred
General knowledge of common companion animal medical conditions
Experience developing and monitoring budgets
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
HOURS, SALARY & BENEFITS:
Hours: Full-time position, 5-day schedule including one weekend day (Sunday-Thursday), some holidays, as needed
Salary: $41,000-54,000, 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.