JOB POSTING / OFFRE D'EMPLOI
Position: Rehabilitation Manager
Organization: Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation
Location: Madden, near Calgary, Alberta
Position: Full-time, 40 hours per week.
The Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC) seeks a Rehabilitation Manager to manage the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned wildlife in Alberta. We are looking for an individual whose values align with our organization’s vision and mission and who can provide positive leadership and mentorship to staff and volunteers.
Summary of Duties:
- Responsible for the medical treatment of all animals under the supervision of the veterinarian, including but not limited to: full patient examinations, radiographs, anesthesia, and humane euthanasia in accordance with AIWC policies, ABVMA guidelines, and provincial and federal laws.
- Responsible for designing and implementing any changes to enclosures or clinic facility (planning, maintenance, and repairs).
- Responsible for leading and mentoring all clinic staff and volunteers.
- Implement rehabilitation policies and procedures, and review annually.
- Schedule reassessment appointments with veterinarians, as needed.
- Oversee animal rescues and transportation to/from clinic.
- Answer and direct phone calls from the public and volunteers.
- Identify appropriate animal release sites and oversee managing animal releases.
- Responsible for developing job descriptions and work plans for clinic staff (rehabilitation technicians, summer students, and interns).
- Housekeeping duties including laundry, dishes, floor cleaning, etc.
- Maintain a positive, healthy, and safe work environment.
- Other duties as required.
- Hiring, supervising, and training of animal care staff and volunteers.
- Ensure time sheets from clinic staff are completed and authorized each pay period.
- Maintain rehabilitation records and prepare statistics and reports for annual permits and research opportunities.
- Inventory and maintain clinic/medical/lab supplies.
- Liaise with partners such as: post-secondary institutions, ASRD, CWS, vet clinics, and various municipalities.
- Assist with public relations via Open Houses, tours, press, published articles, etc.
- Ensuring that all staff and volunteers are fulfilling provincial/federal requirements for rehabilitation.
- Develop and research continuing education opportunities for clinic staff and volunteers.
- Keeping up-to-date with current literature and making sure all staff and volunteers are provided the education/tools they need to succeed.
- Maintaining a relevant and current library of resources for clinic staff.
- Other duties as required.
- Undergraduate degree in a related field (e.g. biology, zoology) and/or Animal Health Technologist diploma would be considered an asset.
- At least 3 (three) years of experience in a wildlife rehabilitation centre, veterinary clinic, or general animal care field.
- A minimum of 2 (two) years’ experience in a management position.
- Experience leading and managing a diverse team.
- Eagerness to teach others.
- Excellent project management and time management skills, and the ability to perform well under pressure.
- Excellent verbal, written, and presenting skills.
- Knowledge of Alberta wildlife and natural history.
- Valid class 5 driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
Salary/Hours of Work:
Salary: $41,000 per annum.
Schedule: 40 hours per week. Flexible schedule is required, including weekends and statutory holidays.
- 3 (three) weeks paid vacation.
- Health benefits.
- Time-off-in-lieu program.
- Opportunity to work with Alberta’s wildlife.
- Working in a beautiful location with mountain views.
- Opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals.
- Continuing education opportunities.
Application Deadline: Friday, November 3rd, 2017. E-mail cover letter and resume to the attention of Holly Duvall, Executive Director, at:
with subject: Rehabilitation Manager
For more information on AIWC, please visit our website: http://www.aiwc.ca
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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