Current Job Openings

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Current Paid Positions

Veterinarian - Public Hospital, Full-Time

The Sonoma Humane Society (SHS) has an exciting opportunity for a Veterinarian in our AAHA accredited Public Veterinary Hospital.

At the Sonoma Humane Society’s Public Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and providing health-related educational opportunities for our clients.

As the only nonprofit full-service veterinary treatment center in Sonoma County, we provide quality medical care, friendly customer service and an important intrinsic benefit; proceeds from the hospital operation directly support homeless animals in need at the Sonoma Humane Society's shelter.

Summary

The Veterinarian is responsible for providing high quality medical care to patients and coordinating and managing treatments for animals in the care of the Sonoma Humane Society's public hospital.

This position reports directly to the Hospital Director.

Please submit resume and cover letter including salary requirements to jobs@sonomahumane.org.  We are sorry, we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person. All applications should be submitted to the "jobs" email listed above, or mailed to: Sonoma Humane Society, 5345 Hwy 12 W, Santa Rosa CA 95407.  Click here for a detailed job description.

 The Sonoma Humane Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403b retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Public Veterinary Hospital Director

The Sonoma Humane Society (SHS) has an exciting opportunity for a Director of our AAHA accredited Public Veterinary Hospital.

At the Sonoma Humane Society’s Public Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and providing health-related educational opportunities for our clients.

As the only nonprofit full-service veterinary treatment center in Sonoma County, we provide quality medical care, friendly customer service and an important intrinsic benefit; proceeds from the hospital operation directly support homeless animals in need at the Sonoma Humane Society's shelter.

Summary

The Public Hospital Director is the lead veterinarian and is responsible for the daily operations of the veterinary hospital, providing high quality medical care to patients, developing and implementing standards of animal care, and coordinating and managing treatments for animals in the care of the Sonoma Humane Society's public hospital.

This position reports directly to the Executive Director and supervises the Hospital Veterinarian, Contract Veterinarians, and Practice Manager with secondary oversight to the Certified Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Assistants. The Hospital Director is a practicing veterinary manager who balances patient care with oversight of the hospital operation, including goal setting, business and budget management.

Click here for a detailed job description.

Please submit resume and cover letter including salary requirements to jobs@sonomahumane.org. We are sorry, we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person. All applications should be submitted to the "jobs" email listed above, or mailed to: Sonoma Humane Society, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. 

 The Sonoma Humane Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403b retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Shelter Veterinarian - Part-Time (20+ hours per week)

At the Sonoma Humane Society, no effort is too great when a life is at stake. Our shelter medical hospital, which serves 2,500 animals each year, is seeking a compassionate and skilled shelter veterinarian to join our dedicated medical team. If you are looking for a place to make a profound difference in animals' lives, this is your opportunity. 

This part-time position provides high quality medical care to patients in the shelter including foster and fospice animals, as well as outpatient management for special medical cases. You will practice veterinary medicine within a high volume shelter setting, being mindful of limited resources while at the same time striving to provide the best possible care on both a herd health and individual level.

Qualifications include:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited college or university and one year of professional veterinary medical experience.
  • Possession of a current license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of California.
  • An interest in and willingness to support the mission, vision, and philosophy of the Sonoma Humane Society.
  • At least one year experience working in a shelter setting or other high-volume setting.

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@sonomahumane.org. We are sorry, we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person. All applications should be submitted to the "jobs" email listed above, or mailed to: Sonoma Humane Society, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.  Click here for a full job description.

The Sonoma Humane Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403b retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Independent Contractor - Dog Training & Behavior Positions

Sonoma Humane Society, located in Santa Rosa, CA, is seeking to fill Independent Contractor Dog Training and Behavior positions. Interested candidates can send a cover letter and resume to jobs@sonomahumane.org and put Independent Contractor Dog Training in the subject line.

Independent Contractor Dog Training may include (but not necessary) public group classes (in a variety of disciplines of your choice: family pet, agility, rally, scenting, etc.), private training, and behavior consultations. HOURS: 5-20 hours per week depending on need and experience.

SALARY: Commission

REPORTS TO: Director of Behavior and Training

APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Until filled

 

Group Class Instructor
Sonoma Humane Society (SHS) classes are comprised of 4-8 students with dogs. All attempts are made to secure assistants for classes. All class supplies, registration, payment, marketing, and class location are provided by SHS.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Teach group dog training classes at Sonoma Humane Society. Classes include but are not limited to force-free puppy, foundation obedience classes (with graduating levels of family pet manners classes), CGC certification, and specialty classes (agility, scenting, rally, etc.)
  • Adhere to positive reinforcement methodology and philosophy. 
  • Provide written notes to clients after each class session. 
  • Submit class paperwork (client profiles, class evaluation, roster, etc.) to SHS Behavior & Training Dept. at the conclusion of each class.
  • Keep training area clean after use (sweep floor, clear room of dirty laundry and trash) and return all equipment and supplies to designated locations. 
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with SHS staff, volunteers, private contractors, and the public at all times. 
  • Provide exemplary customer service.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CPDT-KA, CTC, KPA, DTA, CBA or equivalent certification, or comparable experience; minimum 2 years working with and training dogs and handlers using force-free methods in a professional capacity, and teaching public or volunteer dog training classes. (Applicants with 2 years experience assisting with an established force-free trainer or organization accepted with recommendation).
  • Provide proof of liability insurance with SHS as an additional insured with coverage no less than $1,000,000. (Not necessary for the application process.) 
  • Articulate, well-organized, and able to work independently.
  • Have an email account.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, which includes weekends and evenings.

Private Training and Behavior Consultations
SHS Private Training and Consultations are 1-on-1 with clients and their dogs. All attempts are made to secure assistants where needed. All supplies, registration, payment, marketing, and locations (when appropriate) are provided by SHS.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • 75-minute behavior consultations and 30, 45, and 60-minute private training sessions with SHS clients. Provide a comprehensive analysis of behavioral issues. Find realistic solutions to the issues presented and the client’s concerns.
  • Provide written notes to the client in a timely manner after each session. Provide a report to clients after behavior consultations. 
  • Perform house calls in Sonoma County (not necessary but a plus) and meet with clients at SHS. 
  • Schedule with client when necessary. 
  • Adhere to positive reinforcement methodology and philosophy. 
  • Provide exemplary customer service.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CPDT-KA, CTC, KPA, DTA, CBA or equivalent certification, or comparable experience; minimum 2 years working with and training dogs and handlers using force-free methods in a professional capacity, and teaching public or volunteer dog training classes. (Applicants with 2 years experience assisting with an established force-free trainer or organization accepted with recommendation). 
  • Experience working with clients involving a variety of behavioral concerns such as: multiple dog households, house soiling, puppy issues, basic manners, general anxiety, fear, aggression and separation anxiety (not necessary but a plus), and so on. 
  • Knowledge of dog behavioral and health issues including social development stages, multi-dog households, fear, and aggression.
  • Patient and tactful when interacting with challenging, sensitive, or emotional people and issues. Have strong active listening and communication skills.
  • Provide proof of liability insurance with SHS as an additional insured with coverage no less than $1,000,000. (Not necessary for the application process.) 
  • Articulate, well-organized, and able to work independently. 
  • Have an email account.

Summer Camp Assistant

Summer Camp Counselors are responsible for a variety of functions including teaching and overseeing group lessons and activities, supervising and mentoring children, caring for and handling a variety of animals, and assisting with the day-to-day management and planning of camp.

The Sonoma Humane Society & Forget Me Not Farm Children's Services offers to the general public, 10 week-long summer day camps for kids in grades 2 through 12. Children learn about pet care, animal welfare issues, and about being animal ambassadors through educational games, lessons and activities, guest speakers, field trips and hands-on time spent with animals. Our camp programs foster a sense of compassion, responsibility, safety and respect for animals through experience-based learning.

Qualifications (Required):

  • Experience as a teacher and/or camp counselor in an educational structured program for 2nd – 12th grade youth
  • Experience working with children with a variety of abilities and needs
  • Experience working with large groups of youth
  • Animal handling experience: companion animals; dogs, cats, small mammals, farm animals
  • College/University degree or course work in education, early childhood education, child development, environmental education, humane education, special education or related field
  • 21 years or older
  • Hold a valid CA drivers license
  • Due to this being a short term position, we are not able to provide any time off from the work schedule
  • This is a temporary position, beginning May 13 through Aug. 14, 2017. Schedule is Monday – Friday, hours vary between 8:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday – Friday, no more than 8 hours per day. There is a training day scheduled on Saturday May 13, from 8:00am – 2:30pm.
  • Fingerprinting and CPR and First Aid training are required and paid by the Humane Society

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience working with children is required
  • Experience working as a teacher and/or camp counselor in an educational program
  • Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of the Sonoma Humane Society
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Strong leadership skills with youth groups
  • Dedication to the success of our camp programs with a teamwork communication style, exuding a positive attitude and enthusiasm
  • Solution-oriented with a can-do outlook
  • An ability to accept supervision and guidance
  • Sense of humor, an easy-going attitude, and patience
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and creativity (as our environment and available animals/resources fluctuates regularly and our camp program is always evolving)
  • A strong work ethic
  • Desire and ability to work with children
  • Ability to lead projects
  • Ability to communicate skillfully and effectively with culturally diverse communities of children, staff, and volunteers in a pleasant and tactful manner, including ability to instruct groups diverse in age, culture, and socioeconomic status
  • An understanding of dog, cat, small mammals and farm animal behavior and positive reinforcement training as well as a good foundation in animal husbandry, grooming, basic needs and sheltering, and advocacy a plus. Dog handling experience is required
  • Child First Aid/CPR training and/or Pet First Aid training a plus
  • Be proficient using a computer, experience using Microsoft Word for word processing and Excel spreadsheets for basic data entry
  • $10.50 an hour. Accepting resumes until position is filled

Click here for a complete job description.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to Beth Karzes, Humane Education Coordinator, at bkarzes@sonomahumane.org. Sorry, no phone calls.

Veterinary Hospital Practice Manager

The Sonoma Humane Society is a non-profit organization serving the community since 1931.  We are seeking a highly motivated, dedicated veterinary professional to serve as the Practice Manager for the Public Veterinary Hospital.  We are an AAHA accredited full-service clinic with a unique intrinsic benefit: all proceeds from our operation support the Sonoma Humane Society’s programs and services for homeless animals. 

The Practice Manager will support and coordinate business operations for our Public Veterinary Hospital. In addition, the Practice Manager may be scheduled to work as a veterinary technician up to 8 hours/week at the Public Hospital.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Coordinate scheduling of veterinarians, support staff and volunteers.
  • Assist with recruitment and hiring of new staff. Manage staff timesheets and disciplinary issues.
  • Assist with yearly budget, process invoices, and produce end of month reports.
  • Coordinate departmental meetings.
  • Work with the medical directors to develop, document, and maintain standard operating procedures and implement strategic initiatives to grow the business.
  • Serve as primary contact for vendors and sales representatives.
  • Oversee ordering, monitoring, and dispensing of controlled drugs. Ensure compliance with DEA rules and CURES reporting. 
  • Promote a positive public image and help to resolve any client service issues.
  • Fill-in as a receptionist or veterinary technician as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with the rules and regulations of relevant state, federal, and other governing bodies, including AAHA, OSHA, DEA, and the California Veterinary Medical Board.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7 years working as a veterinary technician with significant experience as a receptionist in a veterinary hospital setting.
  • Minimum 3 years working in a managerial role.
  • Practice management experience in a veterinary hospital preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a keen attention to detail; customer service oriented.
  • Ability to promote a positive and team-oriented environment.
  • Conscientiousness with a commitment to excellence.

This is a full time, exempt position.  Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@sonomahumane.org.  We are sorry, we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person. All applications should be submitted to the "jobs" email listed above, or mailed to: Sonoma Humane Society, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.

The Sonoma Humane Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403b retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Volunteer Positions

To view all of our ongoing volunteer opportunities, click here!

Humane Education Camp Assistant

Position Description:
Help teach, supervise and assist participating camp children with camp curriculum, activities, preparation and clean up.


Responsibilities:
•    Assist camp children with a variety of interactive, hands on activities and projects.
•    Help camp staff prep/and clean for activities; set up materials/supplies, classroom, animals
•    Help supervise camp children during camp activities, lunch and while they work with animals.
•    Help create a fun, safe and educational learning environment.
Requirements:
•    Must be 18 years old, mature and have strong leadership and teamwork skills.
•    Enjoy working with energetic elementary age youth, 2nd – 12th grades.
•    Be comfortable working with youth with a variety of academic abilities, needs and personalities.
•    Have experience working with groups of children, either through work or volunteerism or personal family and friends. (not necessary, but will help)
•    Able to work in a fast pace environment and multi task with a calm and focused demeanor.
•    Able to commit to 4 or more hours shifts once a week during summer or winter camp season.
•    Enjoy working around and with animals. Have some basic knowledge of animal care, rescue and welfare. If not, willing to learn about the field of animal care, rescue and welfare.
•    Ability to follow all Humane Society’s safety policies.
Benefits:
•    Great opportunity for those interested in gaining valuable experience working with wide range abilities and of ages of children.
•    You'll join an amazing team that is dedicated to advancing the care and understanding of all animals through humane education.
•    You will feel amazing knowing that you have participated in helping teach future generations to be kind, compassionate and more profoundly understand the needs of animals.
•    You'll make the jobs of everyone working for the Sonoma Humane Society a little better by just knowing that you care.
To sign-up:
Contact: Beth Karzes, Humane Education Coordinator
707-577-1902
bkarzes@sonomahumane.org
Training/orientation:
•    Individual or group orientation training is provided prior to camp seasons. Most of the training is done on the job.

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