Join us! The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society has a wide variety of employment opportunities supporting animal well-being across the province of Ontario. Employment opportunities are updated frequently so visit our website regularly.

Centre Manager – Renfrew

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity with a provincial office in Stouffville. The Society supports communities throughout Ontario. The following opportunity is available at the Ontario SPCA Animal Centre in Pembroke Ontario.

Centre Manager – Renfrew Animal Centre
Full Time Temporary Position 12 months. This role will cover an employee on maternity leave.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Renfrew Centre Manager is responsible and accountable for the overall operations of the Branch, promotion of the Ontario SPCA’s mission and implementation of provincial initiatives within the Centre and the surrounding community.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and nurture relationships with volunteers, donors, suppliers, media and municipal government agencies
  • Promote public awareness of the Branch and its services through the media and other marketing mediums.
  • Plan, develop and execute various fundraising activities to increase revenue to the Branch through innovative and effective means
  • Responsible for short-term and long-term planning, budgeting, staffing, volunteer management, fundraising, purchasing, animal care, and other related branch activities.
  • You will be flexible to work weekends and evenings as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum three years of experience in community outreach, fundraising and networking;
  • Possess a post-secondary business related education or equivalent experience, as well as three years in a similar role with financial management, operational planning and staff supervision;
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and leadership skills will be critical to this position;
  • Proven experience in community relations and business marketing, volunteer management and media will be considered assets; good understanding of the Community
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • If considered, you must have a Valid Class “G” driver’s license, be able to provide and maintain a clean Drivers Abstract and have no criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging position and have the above qualifications, please forward your resume with a covering letter including salary expectations by November 3, 2020 to:

Tracy McElman
Provincial Manager, Community Programming  & Animal Centre Services
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
TMcElman@ontariospca.ca

Please quote “Centre Manager – Renfrew’ in the subject line

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or careers@ontariospca.ca

Event Planning and Youth Education – Markham

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity with a provincial office in Stouffville. The Society supports communities throughout Ontario. The following opportunity is available at the Cat Adoption & Education Centre (CAEC) in Markham.

Event Planning and Youth Education – Markham
35  hours per week
Temporary 8 week program

This role is part of the Human Resource Development Canada initiative, Service Canada. 

Reporting to the Animal Centre Manger, the Youth Education/Event Planner  will assist with the development of the new Virtual Future Vet program, which is geared towards youth. Future Vet is a program typically offered 2-3 times a year, in person, at the Markham location. With COVID restrictions and safety, Future Vet has now been approved to become a virtual online program. The Youth Education/Event Planner, will work with the coordinator to create a strong curriculum, engaging content and materials that will be utilized for the virtual delivery of this educational program. This will include researching, writing and developing content that is age appropriate. They will also assist in creating a virtual catalogue of educational material (which may include presentations, videos, posters, etc.) about animals and pet ownership that can be utilized for current virtual programs and future programs that may be offered. Regarding event planning, the student will work towards developing ideas for virtual events that could assist in fundraising efforts for the centre. The student will also assist with educational content for social media, which follow the City of Markham’s mandate for education and public awareness about wildlife, as well as domestic animals ownership. This will include creating posts for Instagram and Facebook, offering Instagram Live Chats, and monitoring the success of these posts.

Requirements and Qualifications

To be eligible, youth must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment*
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment**; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
  • *The youth must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period. The youth may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period as long as the youth was 30 at the beginning of the employment period.
  • **International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible. As the objective of the Canada Summer Jobs program is to support youth entering the Canadian labour market, the temporary nature of an international student’s time in Canada does not allow for a long-term connection to the labour market.

If you have a passion for animal welfare and have the qualifications above, please forward your resume by November 2, 2020 to:

Jennifer Pandelidis, M.Ed
Centre Coordinator, CAEC
jpandelidis@ontariospca.ca

Quote “HRDC Student” in the Subject line

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ontariospca.ca

Animal Enrichment and Adoptions Counsellor – Cornwall

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity with a provincial office in Stouffville. The Society supports communities throughout Ontario. The following opportunity is available at the Cornwall Centre.

Animal Enrichment and Adoptions Counsellor – HRDC Student – Cornwall
35  hours per week
Temporary 8 week program

This role is part of the Human Resource Development Canada initiative, Service Canada.

This position is responsible for developing an animal enrichment program for the animal centre as well as acting as an intake and adoption counsellor. As an adoption and intake counsellor this role will also involve assisting with intake examinations on animals brought into the animal centre. Customer service-related activities servicing all community populations which may include answering inquiries, animal intake, adoptions, merchandise sales, receive donations and assist volunteers and employees within the shelter. This position will also include administrative duties including data entry related to animal intake and adoptions as well as processing adoptions. Other duties in the shelter may include the daily care and cleaning of animals housed at the animal centre.

Requirements and Qualifications

To be eligible, youth must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment*
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment**; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
  • *The youth must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period. The youth may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period as long as the youth was 30 at the beginning of the employment period.
  • **International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible. As the objective of the Canada Summer Jobs program is to support youth entering the Canadian labour market, the temporary nature of an international student’s time in Canada does not allow for a long-term connection to the labour market.

If you have a passion for animal welfare and have the qualifications above, please forward your resume by October 31, 2020 to:

Carol Link
Centre Manager, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
clink@ontariospca.ca

Quote “HRDC Student” in the Subject line

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ontariospca.ca

Animal Care Attendant – Orillia

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity with a provincial office in Stouffville. The Society supports communities throughout Ontario. The following opportunity is available at the Ontario SPCA Animal Centre in Orillia.

Position:           Animal Care Attendant 1 (ACA1)
Status:               Part time – 20 hours per week
Contract – 9 months : This is a temporary position replacing a permanent employee on maternity leave.

Reporting to the Animal Centre Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining effective animal care protocol and procedures. Essential functions include:

  • Feeding, bathing, grooming, exercising and care of animals
  • General cleaning and disinfecting of premises and equipment
  • Laundry duties, customer service
  • Compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Animal transfer as required

Qualifications

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays
  • Team player and good judgement
  • Valid G Class Driver’s License and maintenance of a clean driver abstract
  • Proven ability to work under stress essential
  • Completion of OSSD
  • Preference will be given to those who have completed or are enrolled in post-secondary education relating to animal welfare

If you have a passion for animal welfare, please forward your resume by October 30, 2020 to:

Carol Beard
Animal Centre Manager, Orillia
cbeard@ospca.on.ca

Please quote “ACA1” in the subject line

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ontariospca.ca

Animal Care Attendant – Bracebridge

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity with a provincial office in Stouffville. The Society supports communities throughout Ontario. The following opportunity is available at the Muskoka Ontario SPCA Animal Centre in Bracebridge.

Position:   Animal Care Attendant (ACA1)
Number of Openings:  2
Status:  Part Time – 16 hours per week/ Part Time – 24 hours per week

Reporting to the Centre Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining effective animal care protocol and procedures. Essential functions include:

  • Feeding, bathing, grooming, exercising and care of animals
  • General cleaning and disinfecting of premises and equipment
  • Laundry duties, customer service
  • Documentation of animal care provided
  • Animal transport as required
  • Compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

  • Computer knowledge required
  • Team Player
  • Ability to work under stress is essential.
  • A valid Ontario G Drivers Licence and clean driver’s abstract are required.
  • The successful candidate may be required to work weekend and evening shifts.
  • Previous experience and/or education in animal care

If you are interested in this opportunity and have the above qualifications, please forward your resume along with a covering letter by November 15, 2020 to:

Jane McCamus
Centre Manager, Muskoka
Bracebridge, Ontario
jmccamus@ontariospca.ca

Please quote “ACA1” in the subject line

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ontariospca.ca

Registered Veterinary Technician – Orangeville

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity with a provincial office in Stouffville. The Society supports communities throughout Ontario. The following opportunity is available within our Shelter Health and Wellness Department at the Provincial Education and  Animal Centre in Stouffville. This role will work out of our Orangeville location.

Job title:           Registered Veterinary Technician, Shelter Health and Wellness
Job Status:      Full time, 40 hours per week
Location:          Orangeville SPCA and District Animal Centre
Reports to:      Manager of RVT Programs

Overview:

The Ontario SPCA is looking to hire an outstanding RVT to join our Shelter Health and Wellness team. Who are we? We are a collaborative team who work to support, encourage and lead in the fields of shelter medicine and animal welfare. We offer the chance to help the people and pets in and around your community with preventive patient care, medical treatment, daily monitoring of various animal factors and daily medical/behavioural rounds. Who are you? An RVT who has a positive attitude, works hard, and who will play a vital role in the physical health, mental and behavioural well-being of animals in our animal centre.

Essential Functions

Leadership:

  • Coach and mentor facility staff to maintain standards of care based on the Canadian Standards of Care in Animal Shelters and Shelter Health and Wellness policies and protocols
  • Work closely with Animal Centre Manager
  • Notify Animal Centre Manager of any health problems or concerns regarding the animals
  • Innovatively brainstorm with Animal Centre Manager to determine health and wellness related budgetary needs for the animal centre

Patient Care:

  • Oversee the preparation and administration of medications and vaccines under direction of the veterinarian
  • Administer or oversee treatments as prescribed by the veterinarian
  • Prepare patients for, and assist in high volume spay/neuter services during mobile clinics
  • Perform and assist with humane care procedures
  • Monitor various animal needs daily

Compliance:

  • Closely and regularly communicate with Manager- RVT Program
  • Follow policy and procedure of Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
  • Immediately report all incidents of injury, property damage, absence of or failure of a protective device and/or equipment to the supervisor immediately
  • In the event of injury, work co-operatively with Manager- RVT Program, to facilitate an early and safe return to work
  • Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations
  • Additional duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Graduated from an OAVT accredited or approved college
  • Be a member in good standing of the OAVT
  • Experience in a shelter setting or veterinary hospital
  • Strong animal care, nursing, surgical and biosecurity knowledge
  • Exceptional verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to share information and provide feedback using adult learning principles
  • Self starter and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be a team player with proven leadership skills and experience
  • Ability to prioritize and adapt to change using strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Must not have allergies limiting or affecting exposure to animals
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 18kg
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s license and reliable transportation with the ability to travel occasionally
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends

 

Perks and Culture:

A team who wants to see you succeed, paid OAVT dues, great CE opportunities focused on shelter medicine, complementary participation in a national animal welfare conference, extensive benefits package including dental, prescription, vision care, and paramedical, a uniform allowance, opportunities to take part in community outreach programs, and the chance to truly make a difference in the lives of animals who need it!

If you have a passion for animal welfare and meet the qualifications above, please forward your resume and cover letter by December 19, 2020 to:

Mary Pecarski
Manager, RVT Programs
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
mpecarski@ontariospca.ca

Please quote “SHW RVT” in the subject line

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ontariospca.ca

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Keep up the good work speaking for the ones who can’t speak for themselves. A society who cares for their animals is a better society.  Thanks for your good work!

-Suzali