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The Greater Birmingham Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer. The following positions are available:

GBHS Career Opportunities

ANIMAL CARETAKER:

The GBHS is currently accepting applications for a part-time animal caretaker.

Candidate must have a high school education or GED equivalent; customer service experience and a basic understanding of animal welfare; minimal computer skills; able to lift minimum of 50 pounds; able to work well in a team environment; able to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as necessary; meet minimum general requirements for GBHS employment as set forth in GBHS employee handbook. Previous animal care experience a plus.

This position requires a lot of physical labor. Primary duties include:

  • Cleaning details as directed by immediate supervisor
  • Daily care and treatment of animals including but not limited to bathing, exercise, and behavior
  • Documenting behavior observations
  • Maintaining up to date identification cards for all adoptable animals
  • Cleaning and maintaining the facility and grounds
  • Reporting animal health concerns to Clinic Technicians in a timely manner
  • Observe and follow strict nutrition and medical guidelines for animals being treated by Clinic Technicians

 

ADOPTION COUNSELOR (full-time & part-time, includes weekends)

The GBHS is currently accepting applications for full-time and part-time Adoption Counselors.

General Function:
The Adoption Counselor will be responsible for finding good homes for dogs, cats and other animals at the shelter while creating a positive experience for prospective adopters.

Duties:
  • Responsible for cleaning details as directed by immediate supervisor
  • Helping people through the adoption process, sharing information about animal care and behavior, reviewing adoption applications, interviewing applicants in a conversational way, making decisions to finalize or deny an adoption
  • Secretarial/reception responsibilities including but not limited to making copies, preparing documents, sorting, filing, mailing, answering calls and taking messages
  • Maintain knowledge of adoptable animals to include interacting with/getting to know the animals
  • Assist potential adopters by matching animals and owners
  • Responsible for courteous, polite customer service
  • Responsible for completing and transferring all adoption data into the computer
  • Answer and accept all GBHS inquiries in a polite, timely and courteous manner
  • Assist adopters in selecting supplies necessary for the animals care, including a proper leash and collar, or carrier, from within the shelter store
  • Must escort, assist and circulate with potential adopters
  • Follow up on adoptions by phone once the animal has been placed in the new home
  • Performs such other duties as required by immediate supervisor
  • Maintains awareness of industry standards and innovations through publications, attendance of seminars, contact with persons of equivalent positions in similar organizations, and other educational opportunities, and communicates such information to the GBHS Board of Directors and employees and volunteers of GBHS

Know How:
High school education or GED equivalent; customer service experience and a basic understanding of animal welfare; minimal computer skills; meets minimum general requirements for GBHS employment as set forth in GBHS employee handbook.

  

 

All applicants must submit a resume to be considered for hire. Resume may be submitted by email or fax (205-942-1213) to the attention of the Human Resource Department. You may also mail or deliver your resume to the GBHS at 300 Snow Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209 during our normal business hours.

All interviews are by appointment only. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

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The Greater Birmingham Humane Society's mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals and people through education, advocacy, and services.
   

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