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Employment Opportunities

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Animal Care Technician or Veterinary Technician 

Location: Holualoa and Keaau

Hawaii Island Humane Society is seeking a full-time Animal Care Technician.

A HIHS Animal Care Technician is responsible for maintaining the health for animals in our care while working with the HIHS Veterinarian, Animal Care Manager, and all other shelter staff. Work duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Administering treatments to shelter and community animals
  • Preparing and monitoring animals during and after surgery
  • Handling and lifting animals
  • Scheduling appointments for foster caregivers and pet owners
  • Cleaning kennels, and inputting data

Applicants should enjoy spending time with animals of all shapes and sizes. Experience in medical or veterinary medicine is REQUIRED. Applicants must be reliable, compassionate and willing to learn and follow HIHS protocols. Must have a solid work history and able to work a flexible schedule including weekends if needed.

Applicants must be dependable & mature with a clean driving record. Other duties may be assigned. The Animal Care Technician reports directly to the HIHS Veterinarian. We are currently hiring an Animal Care Technician at our Holualoa and Keaau locations.

Animal Enrichment Coordinator - Full Time 

Location: Animal Community Center in Holualoa 

Do you love working with animals? The Hawaii Island Humane Society is hiring for our most animal-centric position, Enrichment Coordinator at the Keaau Shelter. Animal Enrichment Coordinator responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Daily Animal Care In Shelter
  • Mental Enrichment for both Dogs and Cats
  • Physical Exercise and Socialization of Shelter Animals
  • Helping Facilitate the Field Trips for Shelter Dogs program at the Keaau Shelter
  • Training and Supporting Behavior Volunteers using force-free, science based methods
  • Promoting a Fear-Free Environment for All Shelter Animals

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in using a computer, emailing, and inputting data
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in a related field (social work, customer service, non-profit) preferred
  • Must be comfortable working with animals (specifically dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs)
  • Must demonstrate compassion, patience, and empathy for others
  • Must enjoy working in collaboration with a team

 

Pet Support Coordinator - Full Time 

Location: The Animal Community Center in Kona (Holualoa)

The Pet Support Coordinator advances the HIHS mission of enhancing the bond between humans and animals, by being a direct support for pet owners in the community. Pet Support Coordinator responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing our Community Pet Pantry, which provides free pet food for pet parents facing financial hardship
  • Providing individualized support, guidance, and resources for pet parents that may be considering rehoming their pet
  • Working alongside our shelter teams to determine capacity for animal intake
  • Organizing donations for our Pet Support programs
  • Assisting in the planning and execution of community-based events for community pet parents
  • Daily animal care in the shelter

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in using a computer, emailing, and inputting data
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in a related field (social work, customer service, non-profit) preferred
  • Must be comfortable working with animals (specifically dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs)
  • Must demonstrate compassion, patience, and empathy for others
  • Must enjoy working in collaboration with a team