Career Opportunities

The Humane Society of Greater Miami cares for hundreds of homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens each day. We depend on our team of staff and volunteers to help us help the animals! By joining the Humane Society of Greater Miami, you become part of a wonderful cause and of a great team. Only qualified applicants will be considered based on the position requirements. Please review below our current employment opportunities:
VOLUNTEER SERVICES COORDINATOR
ADOPTIONS COUNSELOR
SHELTER VETERINARIAN


VOLUNTEER SERVICES COORDINATOR

The Humane Society of Greater Miami is currently looking for a Volunteer Services Coordinator responsible for the recruitment, training and supervision of volunteers to assist employees in the efficient running of the facility and related events and programs. The Volunteer Services Coordinator maintains volunteer records and coordinates volunteer schedules, prepares department reports and budget, and liaisons with community to attract volunteers. He or she will supervise volunteers and provide direction, coordination and consultation for all volunteer functions. The Volunteer Coordinator supports the Humane Society of Greater Miami’s efforts to cultivate community involvement in and support for the mission and programs of the organization.

GENERAL DUTIES

Recruitment:

  • Conduct recruitment, screening, interviewing and training of new volunteers.
  • Liaisons with community organizations and businesses to promote the organization’s mission and expand the potential volunteer base.
  • Executes a yearly mailer to businesses and community organizations to recruit new volunteers.
  • Maintains a listing of open volunteer job opportunities and recommends assignments that will make the best use of individual talents.
  • Regularly updates the volunteer handbook, job descriptions and department forms, as needed.
  • With the Director of Communications & Special Events produces the volunteer brochure, and coordinates public relations with the purpose of recruiting volunteers.
  • Responds to inquires regarding the volunteer program.
  • Interviews and screens potential volunteers.

Maintenance/Retention:

  • Provides assistance and consultation for volunteers as needed and when requested.
  • Hosts the yearly volunteer recognition event, awards volunteers for service hours, and creates other volunteer appreciation programs.
  • Produces the monthly volunteer newsletter.
  • Organizes and conducts the orientation and training of volunteers making sure all aspects of the training are in accordance with the organization’s mission and philosophy.
  • Updates training materials and programs as needed, and alerts volunteers to relevant education opportunities.
  • Maintains volunteer personnel records noting special skills and interests.
  • Records volunteer duties and hours donated by volunteers, and notes incidents and injuries.
  • Regularly surveys staff to determine needs for volunteer assistance and updates job assignments as needed.
  • Supervises volunteers in performance of duties providing them continuous feedback, periodic performance evaluations and special guidance when requested or required.
  • Assists in resolving disputes and terminates volunteers not fulfilling required duties.  Acts as a buffer between staff and volunteers when problems arise.
  • Prepares statistics for monthly, quarterly, and other reports, and prepare departmental budgets as directed by supervisor.

Other Duties:

  • Supports the fundraising function by identifying, researching and drafting grants for specific volunteer programs.
    • Helps write grants and manages all specifications related to each grant.
    • Drafts the grant updates and evaluations.
  • Confers with development staff to determine appropriate number of volunteers and available jobs at fundraising events.
    • Recruits volunteers for events.
    • Recruits volunteers for community outreach initiatives, including special promotions presentations community outings, etc. Hands-over care of such volunteers to appropriate managers.
  • Keeps abreast of latest thinking around volunteerism and volunteer issues in order to offer training/presentations to organizations.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by supervisory personnel.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • College graduation and one year of pertinent experience such as community organization work, public relations, recreation, etc.; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct a volunteer program and integrate the services of volunteers with established activities.
  • Ability to take effective action; ability to work independently to bring a project to completion and skills in facilitating partnerships, developing collaborative projects, prioritizing and managing multiple tasks.
  • Ability to take effective action; ability to work independently to bring a project to completion and skills in facilitating partnerships, developing collaborative projects, prioritizing and managing multiple tasks.
  • Highly organized with excellent oral and written communications skills as well as strong customer service ability.
  • Sympathetic and objective understanding of other persons; tact; patience; emotional stability; pleasing personality and neat personal appearance.
  • Experience in computer skills in Excel, Word and data reporting.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reaching with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 50 pounds.

Qualified applicants should submit a resume to [email protected].


ADOPTIONS COUNSELOR

The Humane Society of Greater Miami is looking for an Adoptions Counselor responsible for delivering outstanding pet adoptions to the organization and as such is responsible for interviewing prospective parents, introducing them to the pet, and completing all adequate paperwork. Other responsibilities include providing exceptional customer service, office operations, scheduling appointments, ordering merchandise, general clerical and operating the cash register as necessary. The Adoption Counselor works directly with clients, guests, staff, and volunteers, providing courteous, friendly and professional assistance. Manages the first point of contact between a customer and the Humane Society of Greater Miami and thus, is responsible for ensuring that this first encounter is positive for the customer.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Strong customer relations skills and leadership capability.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, problem solve, and coordinate daily activities.
  • Ability to interpret statistical reports and financial information.
  • Possesses interpersonal skills, ability to interface with customers and their families.
  • Computer literate and skilled in Word and Excel required.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • High School or equivalent education
  • Experience in planning, judgment, implementation, communication, staff development, interpersonal skills and cost containment.

Some experience needed but will train, needs to be self motivated and compassionate towards animals. Pay depending on experience. Hours vary as shelter is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year including holidays. Hours can vary from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Looking for Part-time and Full-time. EOE + benefits package. If interested in the position please stop by the shelter to fill out an application at 16101 West Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, FL 33160 attention to “HR”. You may send your resume to [email protected].


SHELTER VETERINARIAN

The Humane Society of Greater Miami is hiring a full time Shelter Veterinarian. Must be able to perform 30-35 surgeries a day. Other responsibilities include client education in the clinic and oversight of the care for our shelter animals. Previous experience in shelter medicine is desirable. Excellent surgical skills necessary. Minimum one weekend day required. Must have strong leadership skills and the ability to manage and communicate with staff and volunteers. This is an exciting, fast-paced and challenging position. Competitive salary and excellent benefit package included. Relocation package not included. Florida license required. Please send resume to [email protected].


 

Humane Society of Greater Miami is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.

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