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Employment Opportunities

*To be considered for any position, please send a resume to admin@hihs.org*

Animal Care Technician or Veterinary Technician 

Location: The Animal Community Center in Kona (Holualoa)

Hawaii Island Humane Society is seeking a full-time Animal Care Technician.

A HIHS Animal Care Technician is responsible for maintaining the health for animals in our care while working with the HIHS Veterinarian, Animal Care Manager, and all other shelter staff. Work duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Administering treatments to shelter and community animals
  • Preparing and monitoring animals during and after surgery
  • Handling and lifting animals
  • Scheduling appointments for foster caregivers and pet owners
  • Cleaning kennels, and inputting data

Applicants should enjoy spending time with animals of all shapes and sizes. Experience in medical or veterinary medicine is REQUIRED. Applicants must be reliable, compassionate and willing to learn and follow HIHS protocols. Must have a solid work history and able to work a flexible schedule including weekends if needed.

Applicants must be dependable & mature with a clean driving record. Other duties may be assigned. The Animal Care Technician reports directly to the HIHS Veterinarian. We are currently hiring an Animal Care Technician at our Holualoa location.

Pet Support Coordinator - Full Time 

Location: The Animal Community Center in Kona (Holualoa)

The Pet Support Coordinator advances the HIHS mission of enhancing the bond between humans and animals, by being a direct support for pet owners in the community. Pet Support Coordinator responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing our Community Pet Pantry, which provides free pet food for pet parents facing financial hardship
  • Providing individualized support, guidance, and resources for pet parents that may be considering rehoming their pet
  • Working alongside our shelter teams to determine capacity for animal intake
  • Organizing donations for our Pet Support programs
  • Assisting in the planning and execution of community-based events for community pet parents
  • Daily animal care in the shelter

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in using a computer, emailing, and inputting data
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in a related field (social work, customer service, non-profit) preferred
  • Must be comfortable working with animals (specifically dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs)
  • Must demonstrate compassion, patience, and empathy for others
  • Must enjoy working in collaboration with a team

 

Community Outreach Manager - Full Time 

Location: The Animal Community Center in Kona (Holualoa)

The Community Outreach Manager at HIHS oversees all community-based programming including Pet Support, Volunteer, and Humane Education. In collaboration with the Animal Care Manager, the Community Outreach Manager also has input and knowledge of our Low Cost Community Spay and Neuter program. The responsibilities of the Community Outreach Manager include:

  • Working collaboratively with the Pet Support Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and Spay and Neuter Coordinator to develop and advance HIHS' community-based programs
  • Developing additional community-based programs to progress the mission of HIHS
  • Developing new community partnerships
  • Attending community events to promote HIHS' programs and services
  • Overseeing the effective management of our Pet Support, Volunteer, Humane Education, and Community Spay and Neuter programs
  • Meeting regularly with HIHS leadership
  • Recruiting and retaining volunteers to support the organization's operations, programs, and events

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year accredited university, preferred
  • Experience working for a non-profit organization, preferred
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills; excellent phone presentation skills
  • Proficient in using a computer and computer-based programs
  • Ability to work independently, meet critical deadlines and targets, and demonstrate excellent follow-up skills
  • Highly skilled in relationship development
  • Must be comfortable working with animals (specifically dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs)
  • Must demonstrate compassion, patience, and empathy for others
  • Must enjoy working in collaboration with a team