Animal Care Supervisor
Company: Animal Care Centers of NYC
Location: New York
Posted on: May 28, 2023
Animal Care Supervisor
This position will train at our Manhattan location and transition to our new state of the art facility in Ridgewood Queens. Summary:This position works with and supports the Animal Care Team and is responsible for direct supervision of Animal Care Specialists. This includes the monitoring of their daily activities, focusing on gold standard care for all animals in our care. You are responsible for clearly communicating job expectations, job training, and holding staff accountable to the approved procedures.
Our ideal candidate enjoys providing coaching and guidance, and you have some previous supervisory experience. You are excited to take on the unique challenges and rewards of working with a large team of dedicated shelter staff and volunteers. You also enjoy sharing your skill and knowledge with others in order to improve quality of care in the shelter, decrease stress, and continually expand the scope of our programs. You are self-motivated and able to work independently. Overall, you are passionate about animal welfare and about the people who make quality care possible, and you are eager to be at the helm of a progressive and expansive program. Essential Job Functions:Assign work that includes cleaning of primary animal housing, animal rooms, and supplies; laundry; dog walking and animal enrichment.Inspect and evaluate quality of kennel cleanliness, room tidiness, and general carrying out of assigned duties by staff; follow up as neededParticipate in Animal Care staff hiring, including Hiring Info Sessions, evaluations and disciplinary action in cooperation with Care Center Manager and Human Resources.Establish, monitor and measure staff performance goals and provide performance evaluations to Animal Care team
Salary and Benefits:$42,000- $45,000/year ACC values work/life balance and offers a generous paid-time-off (PTO) package that includes vacation time, birthdays off, personal days and sick pay. We also value physical and mental health by offering a great open access Cigna medical, dental and vision insurance at a low premium to our employees as well as 401K and Pension, Life Insurance. We also have on-the-job training for 2-4 weeks, periodic all staff trainings to include safety, DEI, cross training, and other growth opportunities. Because ACC is a nonprofit, employees may be eligible for loan forgiveness, cancellation, and/or consolidation under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). Created under the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, PSLF allows borrowers who work full time for nonprofits and government agencies to have their outstanding debt forgiven tax-free on Federal Direct Loans, after making 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan. Please see the attached Job Description and Benefits Flyer for more details.
Qualifications:Ability to excel in a fast-paced, high stress environment; must be forward thinking and anticipate challenges, responding to them quickly and completely; must be adaptable and receptive to rapidly evolving protocols; treats animals and people with respect, considering all individuals as potential collaborators with something to offer; is an expert communicator; is a people person and a team player; demonstrates mentorship qualities and is able to provide intensive support and interaction to a mostly junior staff; is organized, detail oriented; able to maintain composure when faced with emotional situations including medically and behaviorally compromised animals; available to modify schedule as needed to meet the needs of the organization; ability to travel throughout the five boroughs periodically, and nationally for training opportunities. Must be able to lift and move up to 50 pounds and stand for long periods of time. Education and Work Experience:High School diploma or GED is required. Minimum 3 years of relevant experience with one year in a role supervising or directing staff as well experience in shelter is preferred . Prior experience handling cats and dogs required. Basic familiarity with computers, MS Word and MS Outlook.
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