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Lead Shelter Veterinarian

Title: Lead Shelter Veterinarian
Reports to: Director of Shelter Operations
Category: Exempt
Position: Full Time, 40+ hours a week, including one weekend day per week and some holidays
Supervises: Shelter Veterinarians (direct supervision), Veterinary Clinic Manager and Technicians (indirect supervision)

Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

• Provides lead direction to other doctors and technicians responsible for following prescribed treatment and maintaining treatment records for animals brought to the shelter; ensures that the highest level of service and care are provided and that changes in animals’ conditions are recorded.

• Assists in the development and implementation of goals, policies, and procedures for the clinic; recommends changes in procedures as needed.

• Provides preventative treatments for infections, disease prevention and control, general health, parasite diagnosis and treatment, behavioral evaluations and modification, and dietary evaluations.

• Examines animals, evaluates animals’ health and performs veterinary medical and surgical procedures including vaccinations, prescribing and administering of medications, anti-parasite treatments, tests and lab work for infection, cruelty exams, necropsy, and specialty surgery.

• Performs surgical sterilization of dogs, cats and rabbits, including pediatric and high volume spay/neuter.

• Performs in-house inspections (Capacity for Care rounds) with shelter staff.

• Performs all necessary euthanasia according to established protocol.

• Establishes and maintains accurate medical records and drug use logs to standards of veterinary and sheltering practices; ensures that records are in order and complete.

• Ensures that all state and federal laws, state regulations, accepted standards, the practice of veterinary medicine, drug control, and animal care and handling are adhered to.

• Maintains up-to-date knowledge of shelter animal health protocols, surgical procedures and companion animal health issues, and efficient/effective/economical ways to save more lives.

• Builds effective relationships through positive interaction and communication with the community, volunteers and staff. Promotes positive relationships with volunteers, works well with staff and volunteers in the clinic, and requires all clinic staff to utilize, appreciate, and welcome volunteer support.

Additional Tasks and Responsibilities

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.

• Assists in monitoring inventory and ordering of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals. Makes recommendations for medications and supplies that are within budget guidelines and suggests ways to save money in the veterinary clinic to help us save more animals.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of 5 years of professional veterinary medical experience, preferably in an animal shelter setting.

Possession of a current license to practice veterinary medicine in Missouri is required. A license in the state of Kansas is preferred, but not required.

Environmental Adaptability

• Ability to work under often unsafe and uncomfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as temperature variations, odors, toxic agents, violence, noise, wetness, and disease can cause discomfort and where there is a risk of injury.

• Tasks involve the ability to exert moderate but not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and lifting, carrying objects and animals of moderate weight.

Knowledge/Abilities Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

• Ability to perform mid-level data analysis including the ability to audit, deduce, assess, conclude and appraise. Requires discretion in determining and referencing such to established criteria to define consequences and develop alternatives.

• Ability to provide technical and functional supervision, including scheduling, approving time off, providing technical training, and providing employee feedback.

• Ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information such regulations, animal medical certificates, treatment/medical records, lab results, veterinary medicine manuals and textbooks, and general operating manuals.

• Ability to communicate orally and in writing with pet owners, staff, volunteers, the general public and animal control officers.

• Ability to apply principles of influence such as supervision, managing, leading, teaching, directing, planning, coordinating and controlling. Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution.

• Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental and/or subjective criteria, as opposed to criteria that are clearly measurable or verifiable.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of veterinary medicine; especially as it relates to shelter medicine, the most current veterinary practice and techniques relating to the treatment of injured and ill animals, and animal diseases and their prevention, control and eradication.

• Knowledge of shelter animal health protocols, surgical procedures and companion animal health issues.

• Knowledge of Federal, County, State, City and local animal health laws and regulations, ASV guidelines, and AAHA certification requirements.

• Other duties as assigned.

Veterinary Technician

Title: Veterinary Technician
Department: Veterinary Clinic Services
Reports to: Manager of Veterinary Clinic Services
Category: Non-Exempt
Supervises: N/A

Responsible for performing the traditional duties of a veterinary technician which may include animal restraint, wound care, administration of treatments, preparing animals for surgery, assisting veterinarians with procedures and surgery, assisting with euthanasia, preparing medical instruments, entering information into medical records, working under the direction of a veterinarian, and maintaining the facility in a clean and orderly manner and in compliance with all state and federal laws.

Job Description:
• Represents the Kansas City Pet Project in a professional, polite and enthusiastic manner
• Assists the veterinarians on a daily basis with preparing surgery patients, health assessments, and treatments of animals
• Assist in medical rounds with Shelter Veterinarians or identifying animals that need to be seen by a Shelter Veterinarian
• Administer medications to both cats and dogs in accordance with veterinarian’s prescribed doses and ensure all treatment protocols prescribed for sick/injured animals are performed timely, safely, and humanely
• Responsible for following best practices for sanitation protocols in all veterinary clinic and isolation areas to reduce/eliminate disease transmission
• Input all medical notes, health assessments, vaccinations, surgeries, treatments, etc., into PetPoint
• Provides support for other departments, such as Intake, Foster, Placement & Transport, or Adoptions by assisting as needed for vaccinations, deworming, blood draws, etc.
• Prepares and sanitizes surgical instruments/packs each day to ensure packs are ready for use the following day
• Assists with discharging animals to the public post-surgery or following up with sick pet appointments, explaining any medical issues, medications, after care instructions, etc.
• Ensures adequate medical supplies and medications are available and reports any shortages to Vet Clinic Manager
• Enforces and maintain KCPP safety and cleanliness, and all health and security rules and procedures
• Follows disease prevention procedures and completes cleaning of veterinary clinic areas daily and ongoing throughout the day to decrease biological risks to humans and other animals
• Care, feed, and safely handle animals to avoid injury to persons/animals
• Properly store and maintain inventory of medical supplies, including Schedule II narcotics
• Performs laboratory analysis techniques to assist Shelter Veterinarians
• Reads, understand, interpret, and apply department policies and procedures
• Prepares reports and other written materials in a logical, concise, and accurate manner
• Functions calmly in situations that require a high degree of sensitivity, tact, and diplomacy
• Communicates effectively with a variety of individuals representing diverse cultures and backgrounds and function calmly in all situations which require a high degree of sensitivity, tact and diplomacy
• Treats employees, representatives of outside agencies, volunteers, and members of the public with courtesy and respect
• Provides prompt, efficient and responsive service for all phone calls forwarded to the Vet Clinic.
• Exercises appropriate judgment in answering questions and releasing information; analyze and project consequences of decisions and/or recommendations
• Performs other duties as assigned

KC Pet Project Expectations of Employee:

• Believes in the mission of the KC Pet Project and understands the lifesaving relationship between the main shelter and offsite adoption centers.
• Treats animals humanely, with love and concern both on and off the job.
• Adheres to all KCPP organizational policies and procedures.
• Adheres to all KCPP safety policies and reports injuries to Director within 24 hours of injury.
• Makes a good appearance, positive attitude, and have the ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public, volunteers and coworkers.
• Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
• Can lift up to 50 lbs. long periods of standing, bending, and intermittent exposure to high noise levels.
• Willing to assist in animal care and sanitation procedures for all animals in surgery areas, isolation, and TLC holding areas as needed.

Working Conditions: Work is performed at the main shelter. Potential exposure to zoonotic diseases, high noise levels, hazardous chemicals, and sharp objects. Able to lift up to 50 lb., long periods of standing, bending, stooping, reaching and animal handling and restraint in an animal shelter-type setting is required. Able to handle all sizes and activity levels of animals.

Performance Factors and Necessary Skills:

• Communication and Contact: Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues and individuals inside and outside of KCPP, has tact and above average communication and customer service skills. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and must be able to convey a positive and professional image to the public and employees.

• Attendance and Dependability: Must be able to report to work at the scheduled time; ensure the store is ready to open on time each day, can be depended on to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.
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Qualifications/Educational Background:

• 4 year college degree in a related field, a degree from an accredited veterinary technician school, and/or at least one year of experience in the care and handling of animals in a private veterinary clinic or animal shelter veterinary clinic is preferred.
• Possession of a valid driver’s license and driving record acceptable to the KCPP insurance carrier.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions or qualifications associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, for example, emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, or technological breakdowns in departmen

Resource Coordinator

Title: Resource Coordinator
Department: Administration
Category: Hourly, Full-time 40 hours a week
Suggested Schedule: Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 – 6:30
Supervises: N/A

Job Purpose:

The KC Pet Project Resource Coordinator plays a critical role in ensuring all donated supplies are put away each day, maintained in an organized manner at the Main Shelter building, provides assistance in transporting supplies and adoptable pets to offsite adoption center locations, and brings back excess donations and supplies from offsite locations to be sorted and stored appropriately at the Main Shelter. MUST be highly organized, hate clutter, able to do a lot of physical labor, and be a go-getter that likes to keep moving every minute. Must have a valid driver’s license and no driving offenses. This job will involve animal handling so applicants must be willing to learn and apply appropriate animal handling techniques for both cats and dogs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Organize in-kind donations brought in by the public, sorting, storing and maintaining donations in an organized manner and determining best use of items donated, including items donated and left in the shelter lobby, through Amazon deliveries, and dropped off at any of our adoption center locations.
• Assist visitors, corporate groups, adopters, volunteers, and other staff members bringing donations to the shelter. Help donors feel appreciated, offer to help unload all supplies for them, complete a donation form capturing donor information for all gifts, and ensure donor information about in kind and monetary gifts are safely stored and delivered timely to the shelter’s Administration Offices.
• Oversee storage of all our supplies at the main shelter and ensuring that managers know when items needed arrive.
• Assists in the receiving and distribution of shelter and retail inventory deliveries.
• Drive our transit van or other vehicles to deliver pets and supplies to offsite locations; bringing back, unloading and putting away donations and empty transport kennels.
• Manage all postal service, FedEx, and UPS deliveries at the main shelter. Ensure all deliveries are accounted for; distribute all boxes to appropriate parties. Ensure all donated items are accounted for, donor information collected and distributed, and items are put away in their proper locations.
• Take unusable items to Goodwill or recycling centers as needed.
• Help provide direction and support for volunteer groups coming to assist with organizational projects.
• Help ensure the shelter’s grounds are being kept neat and looking good for visitors. Review grounds daily for trash, or other items that need attention or maintenance. Provide feedback to Chief Administrative Officer for all maintenance issues identified.
KC Pet Project Expectations of Employee:
• Believes in the mission of the KC Pet Project and understands the lifesaving relationship between the main shelter and offsite locations.
• Treats animals humanely, with love and concern both on and off the job and transmit these values to others.
• Adheres to all KCPP organizational policies and procedures.
• Adheres to all KCPP safety policies and reports injuries to Director within 24 hours of injury.
• Makes a good appearance, positive attitude, and have the ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public.
• Communicates regularly with their manager about departmental issues.
• Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
• Participates in meetings with other KCPP personnel, including and shares ideas and suggestions designed to improve working conditions and the organization’s ability to meet its lifesaving objectives.
• Can lift up to 50 lbs. long periods of standing, bending, and intermittent exposure to high noise levels.
• A willingness and enthusiasm for a continued state of learning regarding Animal Welfare.

Communication and Contact:
• Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues and individuals inside and outside of KC Pet Project.
• Has tact and above average communication and customer service skills
• Must be able to maintain confidentiality and must be able to convey a positive and professional image to the public and employees.
• Must be at least 21 years old, have a safe driving record and be able to qualify for coverage under KC Pet Project’s Vehicle Insurance.

Attendance and Dependability: Must be able to report to work at the scheduled time, can be depended on to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.

Working Conditions: Potential exposure to zoonotic diseases, high noise levels, extreme temperatures, hazardous chemicals, and sharp objects. Able to lift up to 50 lb., long periods of standing, bending, stooping, reaching, animal handling, and restraint in an animal shelter-type setting.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions or qualifications associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, for example, emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, or technological breakdowns in departments.

Admissions Counselor

Position: Admissions Counselor
Department: Admissions and Intake
Reports To: Manager of Admissions

Position Overview:
Admissions Counselors are responsible for providing excellent customer service
to the public and utilizing safe and respectful animal handling practices when
accepting pets into the facility. The Admissions staff assists the public when it is
necessary to surrender or relinquish an animal, admit a found animal, or reclaim
an owned pet.

Duties and Daily Responsibilities:
Represents the Kansas City Pet Project in a professional, polite and
enthusiastic manner.
Solicits tax deductible financial donations from guests and assists with
acknowledging and putting away in-kind donations.
Educates potential adopters on responsible animal guardianship, animal
care and local animal control ordinances.
Respond to requests relating to surrendering/relinquishing a pet via phone
and email correspondence respectfully and compassionately.
Maintain detailed records regarding animal history at KC Pet Project as
well as pertinent owner information, state and city forms, kennel cards,
and documents related to Animal Control.
Ensure that each animal is scheduled for intake vaccines and pertinent
medical tests in a timely manner, relaying any abnormal medical or
behavioral concerns to department manager and clinic staff.
Schedule owner relinquishment appointments and when appropriate,
connect owners with resources that promote and assist with pet retention.
Treats animals humanely, with love and concern both on and off the job,
and transmit these values to others.
Adheres to all KCPP organizational policies and procedures.
Makes a good appearance, positive attitude, and have the ability to deal
tactfully and effectively with the public.
Can lift up to 50 lbs. long periods of standing, bending, and intermittent
exposure to high noise levels.
Other duties as assigned

Performance Factors and Necessary Skills:
Compassionate and respectful attitude in the face of highly emotional
situations.
Willingness to understand and learn about animal behavior.
Comfort with learning/executing animal handling.
Comfort/willingness to learn how to administer medication, vaccines, and
other necessary medical exams like blood draws.
Resourcefulness and the desire to go above and beyond to help owners
retain their pets or if appropriate, create a plan for surrender that best
assists the owner and the animal.
Communication and Contact: Communicates effectively both verbally and
in writing with superiors, colleagues and individuals inside and outside of
KCPP, has tact and above average communication and customer service
skills. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and must be able to convey
a positive and professional image to the public and employees.
Attendance and Dependability: Must be able to report to work at the
scheduled time; ensure the store is ready to open on time each day, can
be depended on to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough
manner and is conscientious about assignments.

Working Conditions
Work is performed at the main shelter location. Potential exposure to zoonotic
diseases, high noise levels, hazardous chemicals, and sharp objects. Able to lift
up to 50 lb., long periods of standing, bending, stooping, reaching and animal
handling and restraint in an animal shelter-type setting. Able to handle all sizes
and activity levels of animals.

Qualifications/Educational Background:
-4 year college degree in a related field is preferred
At least one year of experience in a customer service/retail sales
environment is required.
One year of experience in the care and handling of animals in a shelter,
vet clinic, or boarding facility is highly desirable.
Any combination of training and experience which demonstrates
successful marketing, sales or management expertise and the knowledge
and skills necessary for this position.
Possession of a valid driver’s license and driving record acceptable to the
KCPP insurance carrier.

Please note: this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of
activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties,
responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Intake Team Member (PT)

Title: Intake Team Member, Part-time
Department: Intake Department
Reports to: Director of Operations
Category: Non-Exempt

Job Purpose:

The primary role of the Intake Team Member is to process all animals coming into the facility. This includes receiving each animal either from Admissions staff or Animal Control, scanning for a microchip, assessing for medical concerns, vaccinating, deworming, drawing blood for screening, and placing the animal in an appropriate kennel. Additionally the Intake Team Member must complete data entry and paperwork associated with the animal’s intake.

KC Pet Project Expectations of Employee:

• Believes in the mission of the KC Pet Project and understands the lifesaving relationship between the main shelter and this offsite adoption center.
• Treats animals humanely, with love and concern both on and off the job, and transmit these values to others.
• Adheres to all KCPP organizational policies and procedures.
• Makes a good appearance, positive attitude, and have the ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public.
• Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
• Participates in meetings with other KCPP personnel and shares ideas and suggestions designed to improve working conditions and the organization’s ability to meet its lifesaving objectives.
• Can lift up to 50 lbs. long periods of standing, bending, and intermittent exposure to high noise levels.
• A willingness and enthusiasm for a continued state of learning in regards to Animal Welfare.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Complete all aspects of the intake process on dogs and cats including scanning for a microchip, restraint, drawing blood, administering vaccinations, deworming, weighing, and examining the animals for medical concerns.
• Complete intake process on shy/fearful animals, as is safe to do so.
• Use low-stress handling principals when handling animals. Go slow, be patient, and use minimal force.
• Work at a steady pace and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
• Maintain an amicable work environment with co-workers, including team members in the Intake Department, as well as others outside your department.
• Assist Animal Control in offloading animals from the Animal Control vehicles using low-stress handling principals.
• Maintain an amicable relationship with Animal Control Officers, Supervisors, and support staff.
• Complete required record keeping and data entry for each animal entering the facility.
• Assign an appropriate cage space to each animal following housing guidelines.
• Alert veterinary staff to any medical concerns noted during the intake process. Medical emergencies should be taken promptly to the vet clinic.
• Manage animal inventory to ensure it is accurate at all times.
• Ensure all animals have proper identification cards on their cage.
• Handle other types of animals as needed, including farm animals, exotics, reptiles, and small animals.
• Note behavior concerns observed during the intake process to behavior staff.
• Identify animals that need to have their weight monitored due to low or high body condition score. Weigh the animals weekly using low-stress handling practices, enter the updated weight in each animal’s medical record, and alert veterinary staff if the weight is persistently not improving or worsening.
• Prepare bloodwork for pickup by the laboratory at the end of the day.
• Maintain a clean work environment including daily mopping, cleaning the scale and counter surfaces.
• Strive to minimize disease exposure through sanitation between animals.
• Coordinate transportation of animals to offsite location including selection of animals, preparation of required documents, securing a driver, and loading animals for transport.
• As the nature of the work can be unpredictable, there are times, such as hoarding cases or extremely high intakes necessitate extra help to accomplish the department’s tasks for the day. Work collaboratively with others to complete objectives, and show initiative in seeking help.
• Complete side tasks such as filing and cleaning, as time permits.
• Complete other duties, as assigned. Understand the nature of this position requires an ability to adapt and the volume and nature of the work can be unpredictable at times. Maintain a positive attitude despite change.

Working Conditions: Most functions will be performed at the KC Pet Project Main Shelter location. Potential exposure to zoonotic diseases, high noise levels, extreme temperatures, hazardous chemicals, and sharp objects. Able to lift up to 50 lb., long periods of standing, bending, stooping, reaching, animal handling, and restraint in an animal shelter-type setting. Exposure to animals of all sizes and temperament.

Performance Factors and Necessary Skills:

• Ability to handle dogs and cats of various social categories.
• Ability to restrain animals for vetting practices and draw blood.
• Written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong organizational and analytical skills; being able to make decisions in an environment of competing priorities.
• Willingness to learn new things and be open to ideas.
• Ability to adjust to a changing population and conform to seasonal spikes in intake.
• Work with a multitude of personalities and working styles in the staff, volunteers, and public
• Basic Computer Literacy (Microsoft Office, ability to learn PetPoint Database system, etc.).
• Ability to retain professional composure and multitask in a fast-paced, reactive environment.
• Excellent time management ability; able to juggle multiple deadlines and contradictory projects.
• Training and experience which demonstrate successful dog and cat handling skills.
• Exceptional customer service ability

Time Required: 16+ hours a week, including 1 weekend shift. Some Holidays required.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions or qualifications associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, for example, emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, or technological breakdowns in departments.

Behavior and Enrichment Team Member

Title: Behavior and Enrichment Team Member
Department: Behavior and Enrichment
Reports to: Behavior and Enrichment Manager
Category: Non-Exempt

Job Purpose:

The role of the Behavior and Enrichment Team Member is to facilitate enrichment to animals in the care of Kansas City Pet Project to provide outlets for expression of natural behavior in order to reduce the impact of the stressful shelter environment, as well as to provide behavior assessments and develop behavior modification plans for at-risk animals to increase adoptability. Additional duties include providing behavior counseling to adopters as well as leading group classes. See below for more details.

KC Pet Project Expectations of Employee:

• Believes in the mission of the KC Pet Project and understands the lifesaving relationship between the main shelter and this offsite adoption center.
• Treats animals humanely, with love and concern both on and off the job, and transmit these values to others.
• Adheres to all KCPP organizational policies and procedures.
• Makes a good appearance, positive attitude, and have the ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public.
• Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
• Participates in meetings with other KCPP personnel and shares ideas and suggestions designed to improve working conditions and the organization’s ability to meet its lifesaving objectives.
• Can lift up to 50 lbs. long periods of standing, bending, and intermittent exposure to high noise levels.
• A willingness and enthusiasm for a continued state of learning in regards to Animal Welfare.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Represent KC Pet Project in a professional, polite and enthusiastic manner.
• Displays exceptional levels of care and handling and an enriching environment for shelter dogs.
• Maintain KCPP’s safe handling protocols.
• Ensure adherence to the LIMA (Least Invasive Minimally Aversive) philosophy to handling and training.
• Participate in/lead the daily playgroup enrichment program.
• Participate in the execution of enrichment and arousal management programs.
• Participate in daily evaluation of dogs for correct pathway placement.
• Lead training classes.
• Create and implement behavior modification protocols for dogs with behavior challenges and provide ongoing evaluation of progress.
• Handle and restrain dog with handling sensitivities to assist medical staff in proving medical treatment when needed.
• Participate in decision making process for end-of-life consideration for dogs.
• Provide pre-adoption and post-adoption behavior counseling to potential adopters of dogs with behavior concerns (shy/fearful; jumpy/mouthy, resource guarding, etc.)
• Train and provide on-going support to volunteers that are assisting with behavior and enrichment programs.
• Maintain daily record keeping for dogs handled.
• Adhere to Missouri Department of Agriculture policies and actively work to maintain compliance.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions: Most functions will be performed at the KC Pet Project Main Shelter location. Potential exposure to zoonotic diseases, high noise levels, extreme temperatures, hazardous chemicals, and sharp objects. Able to lift up to 50 lb., long periods of standing, bending, stooping, reaching, animal handling, and restraint in an animal shelter-type setting. Exposure to animals of all sizes and temperament.

Performance Factors and Necessary Skills:

• Ability to handle dogs of various social categories.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong organizational and analytical skills; being able to make decisions in an environment of competing priorities.
• Willingness to learn new things and be open to ideas.
• Ability to adjust to a changing population and conform to seasonal spikes in intake.
• Work with a multitude of personalities and working styles in the Staff, Volunteers, and Public
• Basic Computer Literacy (Microsoft Office, ability to learn PetPoint Database system, etc.).
• Ability to retain professional composure and multitask in a fast-paced, reactive environment.
• Excellent time management ability; able to juggle multiple deadlines and contradictory projects.

Qualifications/Educational Background:

• Training and experience which demonstrate successful dog handling skills, training, and behavior knowledge.
• Certification from IAABC, CCPDT, KPA, or other relevant animal behavior certifying organization, degree in animal behavior or other appropriate secondary education degree, or 1+ years of work in dog training/behavior fields preferred but not required.
• Exceptional customer service ability
• Possession of a valid driver’s license and driving record acceptable to the KCPP insurance carrier.

Time Required: 40+ hours a week, including 1 weekend shift. Some Holidays required.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions or qualifications associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, for example, emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, or technological breakdowns in departments.

Canine Care Team

KC Pet Project is seeking motivated, hardworking team members that are self-starters for our Canine Adoptions Team. We are looking for people interested in working with our dogs and the public to make good adoption matches.
Responsibilities include handling and caring for dogs of all sizes and temperaments, providing excellent customer service to the public looking for new pets to adopt and completing the adoption process. Duties also involve retail sales of pet products.
Since this position entails working with dogs – candidates must be able to lift 50 lbs. and work in heat and cold. Must enjoy being a part of a team and willing to work hard making a difference for homeless pets in Kansas City.
This is a very busy, high volume open admission shelter caring for over 10,000 animals a year. Applicants may be asked to do an on-site working interview as part of their interview process.
No phone calls please. Please send your resume and information detailing why you feel your past work experience and work ethic would make you a great candidate for this position.
25 – 30 hours per week and may include one or both weekend days. Please include your availability and shift preferred.

Feline Care Team

KC Pet Project (operating the KCMO Animal Shelter) is seeking energetic, hardworking team members for our Feline Care Team.

Responsibilities include handling cats of all sizes and temperaments, feeding cats, cleaning kennels, providing excellent customer service to the public looking for new pets to adopt and completing the adoption process. This position also includes retail sales of pet products and donation asks.

This position entails hands on work with cats – candidates must be physically able to comfortably lift 50 lbs and work in heat and cold. Must enjoy being a part of a team and willing to work hard to make difference for homeless pets in Kansas City.

This is a very busy, high volume open admission shelter caring for over 10,000 animals a year. Applicants may be asked to do an on-site working interview as part of their interview process.

No phone calls please. Please send your resume and information detailing why you feel your past work experience and work ethic would make you a great candidate for this position.

KC Pet Project is the largest No Kill shelter in Kansas City and is the 3rd largest open admission, No Kill animal shelter in the United States.

Join our lifesaving team! We are currently hiring for a number of positions at our locations around the metro area.