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Animal Care Manager

Oakland, Oregon 20879
United States
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Date Posted: 08/23/2021 | Last Updated: 08/23/2021
Manager - General
Positions Available:
Full Time
Annual Salary Range:
$75,000 - $79,999
Minimum Education Level:
Four Year Degree
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job:
Any Breed
Languages Required:
Any Language
Drivers license required?
Commercial drivers license required?
Own car required?
Pets allowed?
Non-smoker required?
Live on site?
Will pay to relocate?
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft   in
Weight:   lbs
About The Facility
The Duchess Sanctuary is operated by The Fund for Animals in partnership with The Humane Society of the United States.

The 1,120-acre facility south of Eugene, Ore., established in 2008, is an oasis for about 200 formerly abused, abandoned, neglected, and homeless horses.
Job Description

You will be responsible for:

Managing the day-to-day aspects of animal husbandry and ensuring the animals receive the highest quality care. This includes, but is not limited to assisting in the development, updating and implementation of animal care and sanctuary protocols, assisting with evening feeding, the dispensing of medication and the treatment of ill and injured animals, ensuring the maintenance of existing animal pens and sanctuary facilities, and assisting with examinations and surgeries performed on the property. Maintaining high standards of cleanliness and safety at all times. Remaining aware of the changing needs of animals in different weather conditions and addressing seasonal changes and needs, as needed;
Managing the volunteer program including recruiting, orientating, training and scheduling volunteers;
Managing the work of the animal care staff and ensuring that staff achieve their goals including providing staff with guidance and advice, training, performance management, leadership development and career development;
Maintaining health records for all animals using computer and hard copy. Assisting with veterinary and farrier coordination and scheduling;
Monitoring inventory level of animal husbandry supplies. Ordering and monitoring supplies including required food products, medications, and animal care supplies. Organizing, storing, and stocking supplies;
Capturing, moving, and transporting animals on the property or to the veterinarian;
Assisting with project planning and problem solving;
Conducting and coordinating safety training for staff and volunteers. Maintaining logs and documentation for staff safety including Safety Data Sheet binders and OSHA documentation.
Job Requirements
Qualifications and Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in animal management or other relevant specialty or equivalent work experience required;
A minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in equine husbandry and/or equine management required. Experience with wild/feral and senior equines a plus;
Management/supervisory experience preferred;
Must have advanced knowledge of equine husbandry;
Must be able to safely operate a truck and horse trailer, lawnmower, weed-eater, ATV and various sized tractor attachments;
A valid driver’s license is required and a clean driving record is strongly preferred, with the ability to demonstrate and maintain a safe driving record while employed;
Must have or be able to maintain certification in CPR and first aid;
Willing and able to work a flexible schedule that includes weekdays, weekends and holidays and endure occasional long workdays;
Ability to lead and guide staff to meet department and organizational goals. Strong knowledge of staff management practices. Flexible, willing to learn, and anticipates the needs of self and staff;
Ability to set a positive tone for employees during their day;
Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines; high energy, self-motivated and proactive;
Ability to manage issues requiring problem resolution and conflict management with excellent interpersonal and intervention skills;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and the ability to learn new software;
Attention to detail and commitment to excellence demonstrated by the delivery of quality and timely outcomes;
Strong interest in animal protection issues preferred.
Full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), PTO, and more!