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ORGANIZATION: Ark of Redemption

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Shelter Manager, Evening Shift

Job Summary:
The Shelter Manager oversees the operations of the Ark of Redemption animal shelter, working closely with the Board of Directors and volunteers. This role ensures cost-effective, sanitary, and humane operations while upholding the mission of AOR. The Shelter Manager acts as a dynamic liaison between staff, the Board of Directors, and the community.

Responsibilities:

1. Leadership & Management:
- Provide positive and professional co-leadership for a growing volunteer support organization.
- Oversee recruitment, scheduling, and training of employees and volunteers.
- Maintain a positive relationship with the public and volunteers, offering excellent customer service.
- Handle conflict management and resolution effectively.
- Manage the emotional aspects of shelter work with professionalism.

2. Operations:
- Oversee daily operations, ensuring compliance with policies and protocols.
- Monitor and restock inventory supplies.
- Ensure the cleanliness and security of the shelter.

3. Animal Care:
- Maintain animal care and health, including administering medications.
- Assist with intakes and outcomes (adoptions, transports) following protocols.
- Develop and oversee programs (foster, volunteer, spay/neuter, TNR, new initiatives).

4. Financial Management:
- Manage shelter finances and coordinate with the Treasurer to ensure budget adherence.
- Assist in revenue generation and fundraising activities.

5. Community Engagement:
- Serve as a visible spokesperson for the shelter.
- Participate in community outreach, special events, and shelter events.

Qualifications:
- High school diploma or equivalent; higher education preferred.
- Experience in animal shelter/rescue management and professional animal care/handling preferred.
- Proficiency in computer skills and record-keeping.
- Strong customer service and communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to handle emergency and stressful situations effectively.
- Valid Ohio Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.

Physical Requirements:
- Ability to sit, stand, walk, and perform various physical tasks for extended periods.
- Capability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds intermittently.
- Ability to perform tasks requiring climbing, bending, squatting, kneeling, and twisting.

Knowledge:
- Safe and humane animal handling principles and practices.
- Animal behavior and care, including feeding and common diseases.
- Financial management and integrity in handling money.
- Safe work practices and confidentiality of records.

Abilities:
- Recognize and prioritize tasks.
- Perform customer service tasks effectively.
- Communicate clearly in both verbal and written forms.
- Analyze problems and take effective action during emergencies.
- Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with colleagues, volunteers, and the public.
- Adapt to new technologies and equipment.

Application Instructions:
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your relevant experience and qualifications. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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About Ark of Redemption

Location:

1041 Mediterranean Ave, Columbus, OH 43229, US

Mission Statement

At the Ark of Redemption, our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for homeless and abandoned cats through a free-roaming shelter model. We are dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming cats in need. Our efforts focus on ensuring the well-being of every cat in our care by offering high-quality medical treatment, nutritious food, and ample socialization opportunities. Our goal is to find loving, permanent homes for each of our feline residents while promoting responsible pet ownership and community education. Through compassion, commitment, and community support, we strive to create a world where every cat can live a healthy, happy life. 95% of our efforts are local but help is also provided to out of state cases when possible. We do not discriminate as animals matter.

Description

The Ark of Redemption is a 501c3 nonprofit cat shelter that operates as a free-roaming shelter. Our primary goal is to assist pets and their owners, with a special emphasis on our shelter cats. Additionally, we engage in advocacy, fostering, transportation, and TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) services for cats. We are passionate about offering education and support to current and prospective pet owners.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Animals

WHEN

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WHERE

1041 Mediterranean AvenueColumbus, OH 43229

(40.09051,-82.98974)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15+ hours per week, in the evening
  • Open evening availability, to be there if issues arise where a manager is needed. A flexible schedule is extremely helpful for this position. Evening shift typically starts around 5:00PM and goes until 8:30PM. These times can vary.

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