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Anne Caldwell – New CEO

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Greetings!

My name is Anne Caldwell and I am so honored to have recently been selected to serve as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Greater Huntsville Humane Society. I am the proud owner of four rescue dogs (Randy, Evie, Momma, and Penny) and am a lifelong lover of animals. It is my passion for animals that ultimately led me to this position.

Admittedly, it is difficult to find the right words that adequately express just how excited I am to be involved with such an incredible organization. The gravity of this position, and the responsibility that comes with it, is certainly not lost on me. Walt Disney once said: “Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.” As the leader of the Greater Huntsville Humane Society, I look forward to growing our organization and pushing our community to new heights of accomplishment. I am excited to get to know each of our employees, board members, and members of our community who work with us to save the many unwanted animals who need our help. It is only with the coordinated efforts of many that we will grow and innovate.

Since 1969, the Greater Huntsville Humane Society has been a pillar in our community and has worked tirelessly to create a humane environment for all animals. GHHS has created many programs that ensure the humane treatment of animals no matter their circumstance. From King’s Kitchen, which provides food to low-income pet owners, to the Pet Wellness Clinic, which provides low cost veterinary care, GHHS has always been a champion for animal welfare. I have been incredibly inspired by this work and look forward to continuing these programs while establishing new ones that will offer more needed services in our community.

I can’t wait to get started, get to know each of you, and make a difference! I hope you will all join me on this exciting endeavor and look forward to seeing just how much we can accomplish.

All my best,

Anne Caldwell

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Animal Care Technician

PositionAnimal Care Technician
Reports toDirector of Animal Care, Animal Care Lead
Job ClassificationFull time, Hourly
Pay RangeStarts at $8.00

Position Summary: The full-time Animal Care Technician will care for the animals, clean the kennels, and maintain a high level of cleanliness and animal welfare. Excellent animal and customer service skills are essential for this job.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the facility, coordinates with the Animal Care Lead, other Animal Care Technicians, and volunteers on daily cleaning duties (sweeping, mopping, trash cans, restocking, etc.)
  • Care for dogs, cats, and any exotic animals in shelter care
  • Clean kennels and animal areas on a daily basis and throughout the day
  • Enriches pets in our care daily with socialization and exercise
  • Communicates with the Clinic Manager about the health of the pets in our care and relays information to the other animal care staff; administer medications to animals as requested
  • Directs and maintains safety standards by following proper guidelines to protect the staff, volunteers and the animals in our care
  • Keeps Animal Care Lead updated on the temperament changes of pets in our care
  • Interact with the public including tours of the facility, answering phones, and completing adoptions
  • Adoption Counselor: completes adoption interview and paperwork with potential adopters
  • Help educate the public, volunteers, and adopters on our mission, animal welfare, and initiatives such as heartworm prevention, dangers of lack of vaccination, spay/neuter, etc.
  • Other duties as requested; weekend and holiday work will be required

Qualifications:

  • High School or GED, college and animal related studies a plus.
  • At least 1 year customer service, positive personality and excellent customer service skills,
  • Animal handling experience is a bonus, ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
  • Customer service is a plus for this position.
  • Good driving record and ability to drive a large van for animal drop-offs.

To submit your resume for consideration please download and print this application. Return completed application and your résumé to GHHS by email ([email protected]) or fax (256-881-5210).

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Clinic Manager

PositionClinic Manager
Reports toDirector of Animal Care, CEO
SupervisesClinical and Care Staff and Volunteers
Job ClassificationFull time, salaried
Pay Range$30,000 and up

Position Summary: 

Provides direct medical care for all of the animals in the shelter. Confers with the Director of Animal Care and the GHHS Shelter regarding the medical needs of the animals. Examines all animals upon acceptance into the shelter. Provides basic immunizations and medical care as needed; manages transportation of animals to Veterinarians for treatment or procedures. This includes both animals in our care and animals in foster homes. Ensures isolation procedures are followed for any contagious animals. Works with the Director of Animal Care, the CEO and staff, GHHS Board of Directors, volunteers, and the GHHS Animal Care Committee to develop and implement GHHS policies and procedures that are related to animal care. Works with the animal care staff and volunteers to effectively, efficiently, humanely, and safely operate the shelter’s clinic and ensure proper care for the animals adhering to industry standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Handle, restrain, and triage all animals entering the shelter to provide a complete workup including, but not always limited to, blood tests, administration of vaccines, dental exam, and assessment of overall welfare.
  • Complete daily rounds to ensure constant supervision of the animals; participate in morning cleaning and sanitization when needed.
  • Make and keep timely and accurate record(s) of appointments, treatments, preventatives, and vaccinations through ShelterLuv shelter software.
  • Complete intake paperwork, enter it into ShelterLuv, and file hard/paper copies in an organized fashion.
  • Administer and keep record of all medications given to animals: orally, SQ, and IM as directed.
  • Prepare animals for surgery and inspect afterward to ensure clean incisions. Following pre- and post- operation protocols.
  • Prepare animals for adoption regarding health exams, inoculations, and baths to ensure that the animal is set up for a successful and healthy life in their new home.
  • Maintain an organized, efficient, and clean clinic area. Maintain accurate and organized inventory of all drugs, vaccines, syringes, and supplies—locked and accounted for on a daily basis. Ordering supplies when necessary through approval from the Director of Animal Care including microchips, chemical cleaning/disinfectant products and negotiating for the best price for the highest quality.
  • Supervise Animal Care Staff & volunteers in absence of Director of Animal Care; Serve as a “Manager on Duty” on a rotating basis with other Directors and Managers.
  • Serve as the liaison for GHHS to the Animal Care Committee only in the absence of the Director of Animal Care and/or the absence of the CEO.
  • Work with the Director of Animal Care on the distribution and record keeping of “Helping Paws Good Samaritan” vouchers.
  • Assist Director of Animal Care with obtaining contracts for services with participating veterinary practices to negotiate reduced cost of services.
  • Consult with contracted veterinarians and Director of Animal Care regarding complex or special cases – proposes a plan o faction as approved by the Shelter Veterinarian and Director of Animal Care who provide authorization of such care.
  • Assists with emergency medical care calls after normal business hours at the Emergency Animal Clinic per GHHS protocol. Notifies the Director of Animal Care and Shelter Veterinarian of any emergency situations as soon as possible.
  • Maintains awareness of industry standards and innovations through publications, attendance of seminars, continuing education activities, and contact with persons of equivalent positions in similar organizations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisors.

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Qualifications:
Licensed Veterinary Technician preferred and/or Associates Degree in Animal Science.
Relevant experience and the willingness to get licensed will also be considered.
Three years of experience in a veterinary clinic, animal shelter, or related field, handling, medicating, restraining and caring for animals.
Basic computer skills and organization skills are necessary to be successful in this role.
Must be comfortable and willing to work with the public and potential adopters, foster homes, and volunteers.


To submit your resume for consideration please download and print this application. Return completed application and your résumé to GHHS by email ([email protected]) or fax (256-881-5210)

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Employment Opportunities

Kennel Manager

Position Summary:
Responsible for maintaining overall cleanliness and efficiency of the entire facility; responsible for care of all animals in the facility and following policies and procedures.  Supervisor of Animal Care Staff, under direction from the Director of Animal Care, as well as Animal Care volunteers. Responsible for providing enrichment, basic training, and behavioral analysis of animals in our care. Responsible for handling and managing our transport program (HHOT Dogz) with guidance from the Director of Animal Care.

PositionKennel Manager
Reports ToDirector of Animal Care
Compensation CategorySalaried, full time
Pay Range$25,000 and up

Responsibilities:

·        Coordinate and supervise the kennel activities including, but not necessarily limited to, cleaning, feeding, watering, environmental comfort and enrichment, maintenance.

·        Develop and maintain team morale by empowering the animal care staff and engaging with volunteers—supervise and direct the work and attitude of animal care staff with direction and guidance from the Director of Animal Care.

·        Responsible for ensuring outdoor dog areas are clean, free of feces, debris, and all outdoor supplies (crates, rakes, tarps, etc.) are inventoried and organized. Requests to order supplies through Director of Animal Care.

·        Responsible for maintaining oversight of cleanliness and efficiency of the entire facility, and coordinates with animal care staff and volunteers on daily cleaning duties including, but not necessarily limited to, laundry, food and water bowls, litter boxes, puppy pads, kennels, etc.

·        Communicates with the Clinic Manager about the health of the pets in our care. Communicates health concerns or observed symptoms of illness/injury to the Clinic Manager who will then communicate to the Director of Animal Care should the illness/injury require additional attention or treatment.

·        Direct and maintain safety standards by following proper guidelines to protect the staff, volunteers, the public, and the animals in our care.

·        Responsible for enforcing protocols and/or changes and ensures that animal care staff and volunteers follow procedures and policies.

·        Responsible for training new Animal Care staff and volunteers on protocols, policies, and procedures.

·        Together with the Director of Animal Care and the Clinic Manager, the Kennel Manager will coordinate a monthly meeting with animal care staff to go over any organizational changes, protocol changes, and to discuss any current issues.

·        Keeps Director of Animal Care updated on the temperament changes of pets in our care.

·        Keeps Director of Animal Care updated on the Animal Care staff.

·        Ensures animal care supplies stay updated, in working order, cleaned/sanitized where applicable, and fully stocked.

·        Keeps up to date with industry standards and publications.

·        Conducts adoptions and coordinates staff and volunteers to move potential adopters professionally through the shelter.

·        Participate in periodic evaluations and progressive discipline as needed by subordinate staff.

·        Responsible for assisting Director of Animal Care and the Clinic Manager with duties pertaining to animal care including, but not limited to, transporting animals to appointments with veterinarians, events, adoption events, etc.

·        Performs other duties as directed by supervisor.

Preferred Qualifications:
High school or General Education Degree (GED) required, relevant degree preferred. Three years of experience related directly to animal care. Management experience preferred. Must be comfortable and willing to interact with the public, fosters, adopters, volunteers, etc. Must possess a strong work ethic and positive attitude. Must be a team player.

To submit your resume for consideration please download and print this application.

Return completed application and your résumé to GHHS by email ([email protected]) or fax (256-881-5210).


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