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Shelter Manager


  • Humane Society of Middletown Inc
  • 08/19/16
  • Scotchtown, NY
  • 10940
  • $31,500.00 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
POSITION: Shelter Manager
BUSINESS: Humane Society of Middletown, Inc., 142 Bloomingburg Road, Middletown, NY
845-361-1861



The Humane Society of Middletown is looking for an industrious, compassionate
individual to run our small, low-kill shelter. Shelter experience at the managerial level is
preferred, but not required. We are looking for someone with experience and knowledge
of animal care; strong leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills; and a desire to
improve the shelter facility and expand its programs.

Minimum Requirements:
B.A. or B.S. preferred or equivalent experience in a related field
Clean and valid NY State Drivers License
3 years experience in a supervisory position with transferable skills, such as
veterinary medicine, business, communications and public administration
A willingness to learn NYS laws and regulations that pertain to animal shelters
Good organizational skills
Strong communication skills---both verbal and written
Ability to work closely with Financial Administrator
Basic computer knowledge and a willingness to learn:
o Shelter program for managing animal records
o Quickbooks
o Website update

Physical Requirements:
Ability to work around a variety of animals
Ability to handle stressed, injured, and possibly aggressive animals
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Ability to open the shelter in inclement weather and respond to emergency calls
Ability to work some weekends and evenings

Responsibilities:
Oversee the general and medical care of the shelter animals and ensure their
humane treatment
Create protocols for running the shelter with the
assistance of the Board of Directors. Hire and supervise staff (hiring with the assistance of the Board of Directors. It should be noted that all hires must be approved by the Board of Directors).
Work as Volunteer Coordinator to expand volunteer and foster care programs.
Run the front desk of the shelter, including greeting the public, answering phones,
overseeing the adoptions process and the intake of animals from animal control
officers, private surrenders, and transfers from other shelters
Understand and implement compliance with current federal, state, county, and
local laws
Oversee shelter and vehicle maintenance and upkeep of equipment on a regular basis
Maintain daily records and statistics
Ensure the proper handling of all monies received
Maintain inventories of shelter supplies
Maintain inventories of all pharmaceuticals
Hire and supervise staff (with the assistance of the Board of Directors). It should be
noted that all hires must be presented to the Board for final approval.)
Evaluate employees and work to support their strengths and correct deficiencies
Meet with staff to identify and resolve problems
Stay current on national trends in animal sheltering and control
Implement long-term strategies to increase adoptions, improve animal care, and
provide medical and behavioral rehabilitation
Coordinate with outside organizations to place animals that are not moving out of
our shelter
Develop community outreach programs
Close shelter at end of the day and ensure facility is secure
Attend monthly Board meetings

Reports to: Board of Directors
Hours: Monday " Friday 9:00 " 5:00; Every other weekend 9:00 " 5:00
Starting Salary: $31,500 with an increase after a successful six-month evaluation
Contact Information: Send cover letter and rsum to Betty Jaroka at the Middletown Humane
Society, 142 Bloomingburg Rd., Middletown, NY 10940 or it can be dropped off there.

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