Full Time-Community and Shelter Medicine Operations Manager
Animal Rescue League of Boston
December 28, 2017
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
Vet Tech / Nurse / Assistant
Canine, Feline, Mixed
2 Year Degree
This full time (40 hours/week), exempt position plays a vital role assisting in the direction and supervision of the community and shelter medicine programs and staff. The Community and Shelter Medicine Manager will have a variety of responsibilities in both program administration and as a performing duties as a veterinary technician, including but not limited to: supervision, training, and scheduling of community and shelter veterinary technicians; managing budgets and financial responsibilities for community and shelter medicine departments; and veterinary technicians duties in each of our shelter locations (Boston, Dedham, and Brewster) as well as our mobile surgical unit, the Spay Waggin’, as needs arise.
This position will ensure veterinary programs operate efficiently with regards to personnel and products. This position has to be flexible in the duties and responsibilities to best fit the changing needs of the shelters, community medicine, and the mission of the Animal Rescue League of Boston. The duties of the position cover any part of veterinary medicine excluding any activities prohibited by the veterinary practice act of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Responsibilities and Duties
Must be willing to work a reasonable amount of overtime or when other duties require it at night, weekends, and holidays.
Administrative (approximately 50%) :
Assist the Medical Director of Community and Shelter Medicine in the administration of activities in the Community and Shelter Veterinary Medicine Departments in regards to; budgets, inventory management, and staff scheduling
The manager will work closely with the Associate Director of Volunteer Engagement to develop volunteer staff to assist in program development.
Facilitate smooth operation of medical programs in an effort to balance the needs of the branches and community programs by coordinating efficient scheduling of surgeries, exams, and staff absences.
Assist in coordinating veterinary outreach
Assists in the supervision and training of the Veterinary Technician positions.
Must be able to handle a wide variety of animals effectively and in a humane manner as well as be able to learn and articulate the ARL’s policies regarding its care, treatment, evaluation, placement and euthanasia of animals.
Must know or be able to learn and perform the ARL approved techniques for the euthanasia of animals.
Prepare patients, instruments, and equipment for surgery; place IV catheters, intubate patients and obtain lab samples. Evaluate and monitor on an ongoing basis, the health and behavior of all animals in the facility.
Must be able to work closely with clients and rescue groups as a promoter and Animal Rescue League representative, excellent professional written and verbal communication and customer service skills are necessary.
Must be able to help develop and create new surgical or medical programs as needed.
Must be able to perform duties as a veterinary technician in each of our shelter locations (Boston, Dedham and Brewster), our mobile surgical unit, the Spay Waggin’, and in community programs.
Qualifications and Skills
Must be a Certified Veterinary Technician in the state of Massachusetts.
A minimum of an associate’s degree mandatory.
Must have experience, managing personnel.
Must have the ability to deal effectively and politely with a variety of people in all types of difficult situations. This person must have definite abilities to evaluate problems accurately and display good, sound judgment when working without supervision and under emotional stress. These are extremely important and critical qualifications.
Must be familiar and have experience with laboratory and clinical techniques, uses of veterinary drugs, instruments and equipment, anesthetic and surgical nursing and monitoring including instrumentation.
Must be physically capable of performing all duties of the Community and Shelter Medicine Manager including moderately heavy work. Required to lift at least 50 pounds.
To view full job description, please go to our website: http://www.arlboston.org/careers/
TO APPLY: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to the attention of Human Resources (include the job title in your email subject line).
The Animal Rescue League of Boston is an unwavering champion for animals in need, committed to keeping them safe and healthy in habitats and homes.
Founded in 1899, the Animal Rescue League is a private non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing domesticated animals and wildlife from suffering, cruelty, abandonment, and neglect. As a humane society, we provide animal sheltering and adoption... services to include behavioral and medical rehabilitation, veterinary including mobile spay/neuter services, emergency rescue services, and humane law enforcement throughout Massachusetts.