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Overview

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES/GOALS:

  • Greet and assist all customers and visitors.
  • Answer phone calls, check email/voicemail, and deliver messages to appropriate

personnel and/or return calls, as needed.

  • Maintain the front office in a clean and orderly manner, including bathrooms, staff area, laundry, filing spaces, visitation, and front lobby rooms.
  • Oversee the process and procedures for boarding.
  • Assist the Office Manager, Kennels Manager, and/or Fundraising Manager as needed.
  • Additional Duties as assigned.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Update, complete and maintain the necessary digital files and case records for each rescue and boarding animal.
  • Be familiar with animals available for adoption and assist the Adoption Counselors and Kennels Manager with appropriate adoption choices in safe, courteous, and responsive manners.
  • Maintain a clean and presentable office space for staff and guests.
  • Assist with communicating with volunteers and bringing them an appropriate animal.
  • Maintain the necessary adoption materials for both on-site and off-site adoptions.
  • Work cooperatively with office and kennels staff to provide optimal care for dogs.
  • Additional Duties as assigned.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Allergic conditions aggravated when handling or working with animals may be a disqualification.
  • Ability to lift and move objects and animals weighing up to 25 pounds for short distances and to humanely restrain an animal when necessary.

 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

  • The Administrative Assistant works closely with the Office Manager and Kennels Manager.
  • Must be able to work effectively with the Marketing and Development Manager to market/promote the animals up for adoption.

 

EXPERIENCE, ABILITIES & QUALITIES REQUIRED:

  • Affection for animals, concern for their welfare and a willingness to accommodate animals in the workplace.
  • Computer skills.
  • Ability to communicate skillfully and effectively with staff, volunteers, and the community in a professional, pleasant, respectful, courteous, and tactful manner at all times. Show maturity, good judgement, and professional personal appearance at all times.
  • Experience in caring for and handling animals in a safe, effective and humane manner is a plus.

HOURS: NON-EXEMPT POSITION: Reporting hours for this position will be 8am-4pm,

Friday through Saturday, with a half hour lunch break each day, for 15 total hours per week.

 

WAGE: $16/hr

 

TO APPLY: Please send your resume and a statement of interest to the Office Manager susanne@highsierraanimalrescue.org

 

Minimum Education and Experience

Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 16
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 16