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Default Kennel & Facility Manager, SICSA - Dayton, OH

One of our local shelters is posting a Kennel & Facility Manager position. Visit for details. This is NOT listed yet but will be shortly.

Job Description

Job Title: Kennel & Facilities Manager
Department: Administration
FLSA Status: Exempt FT
Reports To: Executive Director

General Scope:
This position ensures that animals in the care of SICSA receive proper day-to-day care the day-to-day care of animals in the care of SICSA through the selection, training and supervision of staff and volunteers. This position also ensures that the facility is in good condition and working order.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Supervises staff and volunteer Animal Care Technicians on the day-to-day care of animals in the Adoption Center.
· Sets up work schedules, tasks, duties and instructions to subordinates, training staff and volunteers to improve work performance, sets guidelines and monitors conduct of workers to ensure humane treatment of animals is always done.
· Responds to correspondences and files documents or reports related to animal shelter activities.
· Ensures animals in the care of SICSA are treated humanely and exceed minimal mental and physical health expectations for a kennel environment.
· Ensures all staff and volunteers working in the kennels are adequately trained on all aspects of animal care including items of cleanliness, Open Paw, behavior management, nutrition, medication protocols, safety, disease management, working with chemicals, MSDS and OSHA requirements.
· Inventories, maintains and orders all kennel equipment and supplies.
· Acts as the agency’s Site Safety and Training Point of Contact.
· Performs behavioral evaluations on prospective animals for the Adoption Center to gage fit and adoptability, assigns and moves animals as required to maintain appropriate balance.
· Develops and reviews animal path plans, assisting staff and volunteers on aspects of animal behavioral training.
· Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:

· Knowledge about and genuine affection for both cats and dogs;
· Ability to communicate effectively with staff and volunteers;
· Excellent supervision and leadership skills;
· Ability to work positively in a team environment;
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
· Good cognitive; planning, prioritizing and computer skills;
· Attention and initiative to respond to facility and kennel situations as they arise.

Education/Experience/Training/Other Requirements

· Minimum of an Associates Degree or related experience in animal-related care;
· Must have prior supervisory experience.

Working Conditions

The Kennel & Facilities Manager is usually exposed to wet and humid conditions. The noise level is usually moderate. The Kennel & Facilities Manager follows a 40-hour work schedule, but they often need to work longer hours. Weekend work and some night work is expected. The Kennel & Facilities Manager needs to stand for long periods of time and must be able to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl to inspect and do work on Kennel areas.

Interested parties should mail/e-mail/fax a performance-based résumé to:

Nora Vondrell, Executive Director
2600 Wilmington Pike
Kettering, Ohio 45419
F (937) 643-7324

SICSA is an equal opportunity employer.

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