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To apply, please send position name, resume, and all other related materials to careers@nwspayneuter.org.

Veterinary Technician (Urgent Hiring)

Interested in life-saving, mission based, meaningful work in the veterinary field? Northwest Spay and Neuter Center is Washington State's highest volume spay/neuter clinic. Come join our team!

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for daily care of all surgical patients, client services and education, collaboration with shift veterinary assistants, kennel assistants and veterinary volunteers, and assist doctors and technicians with surgical and anesthetic procedures.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Supervise shift veterinary and kennel assistants
  • Triage patients as they are checked in and report health concerns to attending veterinarian
  • Assist veterinarians in surgery as needed
  • Calculate and administer anesthesia to all surgical patients per anesthetic protocol
  • Accurately maintain all necessary anesthesia and patient records, and drug logs
  • Administer animal treatments as directed and supervise Veterinary Assistants in administering treatments
  • Shift liaison between medical staff and front desk staff
  • Participate on committees and special projects as assigned
  • Provide in person and telephone client service
  • Actively promote spay and neuter, and educate clients on responsible animal ownership
  • Actively support associate staff and volunteers; promote the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission.
  • Stay current in knowledge of emergency drugs and protocols
  • Other tasks as they may arise or assigned
  • Assist in medical supply inventory as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Current Washington State Veterinary Technician License in good standing
  • Minimum 1 year experience working as a Licensed Veterinary Technician
  • Be self-directed as well as a collaborative team player
  • Experience supervising staff and/or volunteers
  • High comfort level handling animals in an animal hospital setting
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Multi-task projects with demonstrated time management and organizational skills
  • Sensitive to people of different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Be physically able to lift 50 pounds

Job will begin at 7am and be within M-F and also include the opportunity to cover relief shifts. Exact schedule TBD upon interview.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $17.00 to $20.00 /hour

Experience:

  • Veterinary Technician: 1 year (Required)

License:

  • Veterinary Technician (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off

Work Remotely:

  • No
Northwest Spay & Neuter Center Community and Development Manager

Northwest Spay & Neuter Center (www.nwspayneuter.org), is a progressive, non-profit organization
located in Tacoma, Washington. We are the largest provider of low-cost spay/neuter services in WA and
our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable spay and neuter services for cats and dogs in an effort
to prevent pet overpopulation.

We are seeking a Community & Development Manager who will work closely with NWSNC board and
staff to advance the organization’s mission by providing fund and donor development, and outreach and
education to surrounding communities.

Candidates may submit a resume at careers@nwspayneuter.org through June 19th.

Reports to: Clinic Director.

Type: Part-time, hourly

Direct responsibilities

  • Represent the organization as the chief spokesperson while actively promoting spay and neuter as a solution to the problem of animal overpopulation.
  • Develop, implement, and manage an effective marketing program that successfully positions the NWSNC brand, drives awareness, supports the revenue growth strategy, and drives the achievement of business objectives.
  • Seek out and maintain community contacts with local agencies, civic groups, other nonprofit organizations, the media, and professional groups and networks.
  • Write and oversee grant applications including planning, implementation, and administration.
  • Manage the production of annual fundraising and community engagement events.
  • Perform related duties as identified.

Specific responsibilities

  • Community Development and Marketing
    •  Engage the greater community as a steward of animal welfare, including contributing to social
      media and participating in animal welfare associations and events.
    • Create imaginative channels to spread the message of education around improving the lives of
      companion animals through population control.
      Create and execute annual, marketing plan and budget to increase exposure to target audience
      and outlying communities.
    • Write, edit and publish content on website, social media, press releases, blog, and all other
      external publicity or communications opportunities.
    • Review SEO and engagement metrics; audit for increased and higher quality users.
    • Manage outside vendors and contractors, including graphic designer, photography, print, event
      coordinators, and wearables.
  • Fund Development
    • Create and implement an annual development plan that specifies fundraising strategies and measurable short and long-term goals for maximizing major gifts, foundation and corporate grants, special events revenue, and individual donor contributions.
    • Serve as chief fundraiser, securing gifts from major donors, corporate partners and institutional funders.
    • Create individual major donor strategies including research for solicitations and prospecting as needed for Board members.
    • Identify and pursue grant opportunities from appropriate foundation and corporate sources.
    • Lead strategic development and execution of events to increase support from individual donors and corporate sponsors, including annual Whiskers Wine and Dine Gala.
    • Provide regular reporting of revenue, progress and successes and present relevant updates at committee and board meetings.

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, or relevant work experience plus a bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in non-profit development or fundraising.
  • Commitment to Northwest Spay & Neuter Center’s mission and values and ability to advance the mission of the organization within diverse communities.
  • Experience effectively leading committee or group activities, and supervising volunteers and/or staff.
  • Knowledge of the fundraising process and proven ability to develop resources.
  • Knowledge of public relations communication principles, practices and techniques.
  • Strong skills in verbal and written communication, including grant writing.
  • Solid understanding of how to record and curate program outcomes for grant applications and reports.
  • Experience with website CMS (ideally Word Press), social scheduling tools, and analytics software.
  • Solid organizational and planning skills.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to represent the clinic in the community, actively listen to donors’ priorities, appreciate their interests, and form authentic connections.
  • Demonstrated self-starter, highly motivated and detailed oriented.

Nice to have

  • Event planning and management experience.
  • Passion for animal welfare.
  • A database of local existing relationships to engage.