Employment Opportunities

Liberty Humane Society hires regularly, looking to expand and improve our operations. In addition to working in a friendly environment and caring for wonderful animals, working at Liberty Humane Society comes with the benefits of a flexible schedule, medical benefits for full time employees, advancement opportunities, and a competitive wage.

LIBERTY HUMANE SOCIETY
Opportunity to work for a progressive animal shelter in a period of explosive growth. Liberty Humane Society, a 501c3 nonprofit animal welfare organization, boasts an on-campus spay/neuter clinic, outdoor dog run, a large volunteer support system, a well regarded Pet Owner Support Program, and weekly low-cost public pet wellness clinics. Providing sheltering and adoption services for stray animals from Jersey City and Hoboken, this urban shelter promotes adopting pets from local shelters, supports local businesses through partnerships, and embraces its community by participating in fairs, festivals, markets, and other community events. 

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Current Openings (updated 5/21/18)

ADOPTION & PLACEMENT COORDINATOR, FT

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Adoption and Placement Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of lifesaving duties, including but not limited to: adoption placement for shelter animals both at the shelter, coordination of animals to offsite adoption events, creating a positive experience for visitors and potential adopters, meeting adoption goals, ensuring quality customer service, ensuring accurate record keeping for animal disposition, providing training for adoption volunteers, and promoting animals and adoption programs to the public. May perform duties of an animal care worker.

Reports to the Shelter Manager. Supervises adoption volunteers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with public relations in order to improve community relations and increase pet adoptions;
  • Handle dogs, cats and other animals of all species and breeds;
  • Assist the kennel staff with testing, preparation and delivery of animals to adopters, foster homes and rescue organizations;
  • Photograph adoptable animals to place adoptions ads online, in local media and for email inquiries;
  • Formulate creative descriptions of animal to coincide with photographs;
  • Monitor animals available for adoption daily creating individual adoption plans for animals as necessary;
  • Maintain updated adoption file (cheat sheet) to be used by front desk and other staff and at off-site adoption events, to include key information on available pets;
  • Ensure that the public receives accurate information and excellent customer service;
  • Work with Shelter Supervisor/Manager to determine behavior modification needs. Ensure volunteers conduct and document behavior modification work when appropriate;
  • Work directly with Supervisor/Manager and Vet Tech to determine appropriate animals for foster care and prioritize placement of those in greatest need into foster care;
  • Assist in recruitment of new foster parents and maintain an organized list of foster family requirements and availability;
  • Facilitate adoptions of foster animals by matching foster animals with potential adopters;
  • Provide ongoing assistance, coaching and support to current foster families and facilitate return of foster animals to shelter for medical treatments and to meet potential adopters;
  • Oversee the input and maintenance of foster data in Shelter Buddy;
  • Thank fosters and show appreciation as appropriate;
  • Take part in and provide information to the disposition committee regarding animal behavioral needs and recommendations for final disposition of animals;
  • Perform front desk reception duties as necessary;
  • Perform the duties of an animal care worker as needed and work collaboratively with staff to achieve shelter goals;
  • Attend meetings and fulfill speaking engagements as needed;
  • Other duties as requested.

HOW TO APPLY:

Send resume and cover letter detailing interest in this position, along with salary requirements to LHS@libertyhumane.org

BENEFITS:

Liberty Humane Society offers the opportunity to work for a progressive animal welfare organization and shelter. In addition to working in a friendly environment and caring for wonderful dogs, cats and other animals, working at Liberty Humane Society comes with the benefits of PTO and medical benefits, including dental and vision, for full time employees.

 

ANIMAL CONTROL DISPATCH/CUSTOMER SERVICE, FT

POSITION SUMMARY:
The qualified individual who serves as the Liberty Humane Society Animal Control Dispatch/Customer Service is responsible for receiving requests for service and dispatching routine and emergency calls to Animal Control Officers in the field, providing information and resources to the public as appropriate, as well as performing various animal control- and animal-care related duties, under supervision in a humane and professional manner.

ABILITIES & QUALITIES SOUGHT:

  • Ability to be efficient and productive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to firmly and calmly communicate in stressful situations
  • Must have enthusiasm and possess excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication, listening and computer skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a secure, professional and discretionary manner
  • Ability to elicit from, and explain information effectively and accurately to a wide variety of callers including the public and law enforcement officials
  • Must be able to work independently within a team structure
  • Possession of a valid certificate as an Animal Control Officer issued by the New Jersey Department of Health and a valid driver’s license are preferred. (The right candidate could undergo ACO training after joining our team.)

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and cover letter detailing interest in this position, along with salary requirements to LHS@libertyhumane.org

BENEFITS:
Liberty Humane Society offers the opportunity to work for a progressive animal welfare organization and shelter. In addition to working in a friendly environment and caring for wonderful dogs, cats and other animals, working at Liberty Humane Society comes with the benefits of PTO and medical benefits, including dental and vision, for full time employees.

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY:
Basic proficiency in Spanish is preferred, but not required

 

ANIMAL CARE ATTENDANT, PT/FT
Join our dedicated team of animal welfare professionals.  The animal care attendant is responsible for providing compassionate and attentive care to shelter animals at all times and exemplary customer service and assistance to adopters and visitors.  The position provides hands-on enrichment and training to showcase shelter animals at their best, and ensures the shelter facility is organized, clean, and welcoming.

Those interested may submit a resume and cover letter to LHS@libertyhumane.org.