Employment Opportunities

Database and Gift Records Processing Associate

Focus of position is on quality control of Raiser’s Edge database and other systems/applications, by performing hands-on testing to maintain the integrity and uptime of all systems.  Oversee all donation processing to ensure processing flow and audit trail is maintained.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Single Point of Accountability for donor lists for Donor Recognition boards and signage at Adoption Center.
  • Single Point of Accountability for donor lists for the Annual Report.
  • Single Point of Accountability for Lifeline Monthly Giving gift processing and introductory and monthly communications letters.
  • Assist with donor “thank you calls.”
  • Quality Control:  Oversee accuracy of information being systematically imported from other applications and identify any errors/issues quickly and effectively.
  • Raisers Edge Liaison:  Perform reporting for various internal departments, including the Founder and Chair and the Finance department.
  • Oversee donations flowing from ancillary applications such as Luminate and Counterpoint.
  • Conduct data transfer of information from Luminate into the Raiser’s Edge database system and identify any mapping issues.
  • Develop online donation pages for Luminate.
  • Challenge and critique current methods and look for process improvements.
  • Staff special events when requested.
  • Back-up:  Cross-train managing Special Events data and reports.
  • Other projects, as assigned.

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of Raiser’s Edge experience required.
  • Experience in Microsoft Word and Excel experience required.
  • Experience working with online fundraising portals preferred.
  • Possess attention to detail and be well organized.
  • Possess strong phone skills and comfortable communicating with donors.
  • Ability to learn new processes and programs.
  • Multi-task oriented, proactive and highly motivated self-starter.
  • Strong analytical skills to provide managerial decision quality reports using all data sources.
  • Minimum high school diploma required; college preferred.
  • A flexible work schedule is required as some evening and weekend work will be assigned.

Please forward your resume and salary history to:  recruiting@pawschicago.org.  Please reference Database and Gift Records Processing Associate in the subject line.  Thank you.

Part Time Animal Care Giver – PAWS Chicago North Shore Adoption Center in Highland Park

Playing one of the most crucial roles in the direct care of all PAWS Chicago internal animals, Animal Caregivers are responsible for the daily care and cleaning of all animals in the adoption program within PAWS Chicago. This includes: daily feeding, medicating and cleaning of all animal areas (both dogs and cats).  Also may require walking of dogs if no volunteers available.

Animal Caregivers must be willing to work closely with volunteers/staff. Animal Caregivers are responsible for closely monitoring and following through with the medication and medical/behavior observation logs to ensure each animal is receiving the PAWS Chicago care standard. They must obey any animal exercise restrictions.

In addition to caring for all of the internal animals at PAWS Chicago, Animal Caregivers are also responsible for ensuring that common areas that are a part of the rescue and recovery area are clean and maintained. This includes: vacuuming, mopping and taking out trash for all kennels and common areas (playroom, walkways dog bathing room & laundry areas).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring the checklist items are done on a daily basis as assigned.
  • Ensuring the housing areas are organized and presentable. The cat room should have matching (as best as we can) blankets, towels, and bedding. The dogs should have a dog house and/or Kuranda bed, a blanket, toys, etc.
  • Animal Supplies Inventory. Notify appropriate individual to replenish stock with adequate notice to maintain a stocked position.
  • Animal Health. Coordinate with Animal Care Manager – Intake or Team Lead Animal Caregiver on any changes observed and as policy directs.
  • Prepare Animals for Sx procedures. Ensure food and/or water is withheld when necessary and proper notice is displayed as requested.
  • Animal Behavior. Ensure information on health or behavior changes are communicated to Animal Care Manager – Intake or Team Lead Animal Caregiver and as policy directs.
  • Cleaning Supplies Inventory. Notify appropriate individual to replenish stock with adequate notice to maintain a stocked position.
  • Be able to drive transport van and assist with transport of animal’s offsite.
  • Other duties as requested or needed by supervisors.

Requirements

  • Animal Caregivers must be able to work one weekend day and holidays.
  • Animal Caregivers must be able to lift 40 lbs and walk/hold large dogs on outdoor walks and on stairways.
  • Animal Caregivers are expected and relied upon to work the hours scheduled and to directly notify their -supervisor by telephone or in person 2 hours in advance of schedule start time if they will not be able to work their scheduled hours.

Please forward resume to recruiting@pawschicago.org.

Intake Program Coordinator

The role of the Intake Program Coordinator is to admit cats and dogs that are going to become part of the PAWS Chicago Adoption Program. This role is responsible for partnering with the main sources of intake:  Chicago’s Animal Care and Control, Owner Relinquishment Partnering Program, and other shelters.  This position is also responsible for conducting behavior assessments of animals and interfacing with our key sourcing partners, the public, and volunteers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Admission of canines & felines into the PAWS Chicago Adoption Program based on the goals, resources, and policies of the organization.
  • Conduct S.A.F.E.R. Testing for Dogs / Degree of Socialization for Cats.
  • Understanding the resources of the organization at given time, so intake is in alignment with organizational resources (capacity, medical, behavior, age) and needs.
  • Intake at Chicago Animal Care & Control 5-to-7 days per week based on available capacity at the Intake and Admissions Center.
  • Intake from the Owner Relinquishment Partnering Program based on the available capacity at the Intake and Admissions Center
  • Pro-Actively Manage and Maintain our Transfer Partner Relationships, Ensure Transparency.
  • Meet your Match – Canine Assessments for dogs over six months of age. Volunteer supported program.
  • Documenting the background history or stories of the animals for marketing purposes.
  • Support the Marketing Efforts for Adoption Events.
  • Integrating volunteers into the S.A.F.E.R. testing process for ACC & Owner Relinquishment transfers.
  • Ensure the integrity, accuracy, and completeness of the animal file as a result of the intake process.
  • Taking and uploading photos of animals at the time of admission.
  • Pairing of Dogs.
  • Maintaining the Sanitation and Cleanliness of the Transport Vehicles.
  • The ability to make rational decisions and be professional in an emotional environment / situation.
  • Maintain Inventory of Equipment needed for Intake.
  • Back up for the Shelter Program

Requirements

  • Some previous animal handling experience required
  • Knowledge of and practical experience on blood draws for testing
  • Trained in proper animal restraint
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability and desire to interface with the public, volunteers, and key organizational partners
  • Ability to rationalize when faced with emotional decisions
  • Ability to stay focused on the priorities of the job; strong time management skills with the ability to handle numerous responsibilities at once and work well under pressure
  • Ability to work and think independently; proven organization skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to implement proactive solutions
  • Weekend and evening availability
  • Basic understanding of and passion for animal welfare
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
Please submit resumes to recruiting@pawschicago.org

Part-time Shelter Medicine Veterinarian

PAWS Chicago Rescue and Recovery Center seeks an experienced part-time Shelter Medicine Veterinarian.  This person is responsible for ensuring the highest quality of care for in-house animals; including but not limited to physical exams, diagnosis, treatment and management of animals for routine or critical care.   We are looking for a detail oriented, dependable, committed person that wants to make a difference in animal’s lives.  Shelter experienced preferred, please forward CV to kjahnke@pawschicago.org

Relief Shelter Medicine Vet Tech

Experienced Vet Tech to assist in animal exams, bloodwork, vaccines, administering medications. Working with DVM and independently. Must have Vet assist or Vet Tech experience.  Competitive hourly pay, please forward resume and interest to kjahnke@pawschicago.org or fax to 773 521-1142.

Experienced Relief SX Veterinarian

Flexible schedule, no minimum number of days, usually 7 hr day commence 8:30a on Tues, Wed, Thur or Sun. Spay and neuter cats and dogs, all sizes. Will need to perform 35 sx/day. Please fax or email resume to SGillen@pawschicago.org or 773 521-1082. Location: 3516 W. 26th St. Chicago, IL, Lurie Family Spay Neuter Clinic

Part time and Relief Surgical Prep Vet Tech

Part-time and as-needed basis Vet tech for high volume Spay Neuter Clinic. Experience with preparing animals for surgical suite – Monitor animal, draw meds, administer meds/vax/chip, shave, and generally prepare animal for surgery. Intubation experience required. Opportunity for flex hours and making a contribution that makes a difference in animal’s lives. Send resume to sgillen@pawschicago.org or fax 773 521-1082. Competitive pay, weekday and weekend hours available. Location: 3516 W. 26th St., Lurie Family Spay Neuter Clinic

Special Events Intern

Dates of internship are flexible.  Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Gift processing in Raiser’s Edge and Sphere for event donations
  • Mail merging and sending of various mailings
  • Flyer and poster distribution around Chicago for various events
  • Assisting with event logistics
  • Assist with recruiting items and organizing silent and live auctions items for events
  • Returning of phone calls/emails for third-party event requests
  • Staffing major events (Fur Ball, Beach Party, Run for their Lives, Animal Magnetism and Team PAWS marathon events)
  • Filing, phone answering and other administration tasks
  • Assisting with creating and formatting email marketing
  • Assist with social media marketing

Please forward your letter of interest and resume to:  recruiting@pawschicago.org.  Please include “Development Intern” in your subject line and note all internships run for academic credit only.  Thank you.

PAWS Chicago offers internships for individuals seeking academic credit. These positions are unpaid and operate within the guidelines of each university.

Events Intern

The Events Intern will work closely with the Special Events Team on all signature events and be required to perform various tasks and projects leading up to and after each event.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the event staff in the planning and execution of PAWS Chicago signature events.
  • Research potential donors/vendors for event needs and help with general correspondence leading up to the event.
  • Assist with the solicitation and management of silent auction items. Contact businesses via email, telephone, and mail to secure donations, write auction descriptions and conduct follow-up with auction donors/purchasers after the events.
  • Respond to inquiries and communicate with donors regarding the execution of third party events.

Requirements

  • Passion for animals and animal welfare
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and database management
  • Ability to organize information from several resources into concise, efficient formats
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

Please forward your letter of interest and resume to:  recruiting@pawschicago.org.  Please reference “Events Intern” in your subject line and note all internships run for academic credit only.  Prior to applying for the internship, kindly verify compliance with your academic adviser.  Thank you.

Development Intern

PAWS Chicago is looking for a development intern who is hard-working, detail-oriented and has a passion for animals and the No Kill movement. Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying potential donors (both individuals and foundations) that may have the capacity and interest to consider PAWS Chicago among their beneficiaries.
  • Researching current and potential donors using public records and PAWS’ database, Raiser’s Edge.  Useful information includes biography, contact information, net worth or available assets, giving requirements, other beneficiaries, etc.
  • Creating and managing donor records in Raiser’s Edge, and complete information fields as your research uncovers more details.  Donor records include individuals, foundations, and corporations.
  • Working closely with the development staff to assist donor outreach.
Ideal candidates will have:
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and database management
  • Ability to organize information from several resources into concise, efficient formats
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

Hours are flexible.  Must commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week through July 2014. Please forward your letter of interest and resume to:  recruiting@pawschicago.org.  Please include “Development Intern” in your subject line and note all internships run for academic credit only.

PAWS Chicago Adoption Program Internships

PAWS Chicago offers internships for individuals seeking academic credit. These positions are unpaid and operate within the guidelines of each university.  Interns can engage in a variety of volunteer responsibilities including, but not limited to, interaction/socialization with and care of dogs and cats, showing animals to potential adopters, assisting with a wide variety of administrative functions, participating in or leading animal adoptions, hosting training classes, etc.  Students in this position can also learn database management, psychology of matching people with animals (adoptions), special events planning and more. Students will experience the wide diversity of the operations of an animal rescue organization, what goes into making it work and succeed each day. Duties can be tailored to fit into different educational majors and requirements as much as is practically possible.

PAWS Chicago staff can provide mentorship to students in their professional capacities and give students hands-on exposure to this highly-rated and well-respected not-for-profit organization. Interns should share our passion for animals, believe in our mission to create a No Kill Chicago, and be willing to take the extra step. Interns will be asked to commit to a regular, mutually agreed upon schedule, for a minimum of 10 hours per week, and a three-to six-month term of service. All applicants must attend a two-hour New Volunteer Orientation and hands-on training for their specific area of interest, as well as possibly two, one-hour Level 1 Training Courses. Interns must also comply with dress code, other center requirements and conduct themselves in a professional manner consistent with the company handbook.

We strive to create an environment for our interns which fosters ethics, learning and development while developing a deeper understanding and practice of community service. This is a wonderful opportunity to make volunteering count twice!

To learn more, please contact recruitment@pawschicago.org.

PAWS Chicago Volunteer Program Internships

PAWS Chicago offers internships for individuals seeking academic credit. These positions are unpaid and operate within the guidelines of each university.  Interns can engage in a variety of responsibilities including, but not limited to, volunteer recruitment, training and retention and a variety of administrative functions including preparation and analysis of volunteer reporting, management of volunteer communication, involvement in our family services and community development programs. Students will experience the wide diversity of the operations of an animal rescue organization, what goes into making it work and succeed each day. Duties can be tailored to fit into different educational majors and requirements as much as is practically possible.

PAWS Chicago staff can provide mentorship to students in their professional capacities and give students hands-on exposure to this highly-rated and well-respected not-for-profit organization. Interns should share our passion for animals, believe in our mission to create a No Kill Chicago, and be willing to take the extra step. Interns will be asked to commit to a regular, mutually agreed upon schedule, for a minimum of 10 hours per week, and a three-to six-month term of service. All applicants must attend a two-hour New Volunteer Orientation and hands-on training for their specific area of interest, as well as possibly two, one-hour Level 1 Training Courses. Interns must also comply with dress code, other center requirements and conduct themselves in a professional manner consistent with the company handbook.

We strive to create an environment for our interns which fosters ethics, learning and development while developing a deeper understanding and practice of community service. This is a wonderful opportunity to make volunteering count twice!

To learn more, please contact recruitment@pawschicago.org.

PAWS Chicago Animal Care Program Internships

PAWS Chicago offers internships for individuals seeking academic credit. These positions are unpaid and operate within the guidelines of each university.  Interns can engage in a variety of responsibilities including the daily care cleaning of all animals housed at PAWS Chicago’s Adoption Center, including daily feeding, cleaning of all animal areas (both dogs and cats), and monitoring and following through with medical and behavior observation to ensure each animal is receiving the PAWS Chicago care standard.

Students will experience the wide diversity of the operations of an animal rescue organization, what goes into making it work and succeed each day. Duties can be tailored to fit into different educational majors and requirements as much as is practically possible.

PAWS Chicago staff can provide mentorship to students in their professional capacities and give students hands-on exposure to this highly-rated and well-respected not-for-profit organization. Interns should share our passion for animals, believe in our mission to create a No Kill Chicago, and be willing to take the extra step. Interns will be asked to commit to a regular, mutually agreed upon schedule, for a minimum of 10 hours per week, and a three-to six-month term of service. All applicants must attend a two-hour New Volunteer Orientation and hands-on training for their specific area of interest, as well as possibly two, one-hour Level 1 Training Courses. Interns must also comply with dress code, other center requirements and conduct themselves in a professional manner consistent with the company handbook.

We strive to create an environment for our interns which fosters ethics, learning and development while developing a deeper understanding and practice of community service. This is a wonderful opportunity to make volunteering count twice!

To learn more, please contact recruitment@pawschicago.org.