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Join our Team!

Are you passionate about helping our animal friends find a loving home? Joining Stray Rescue of St. Louis will do just that. At Stray Rescue, we dedicate our time and careers to helping animals that have been abused and neglected, and place them in a loving home. We need you to help us give these animals loving care and a second lease on life. If this is something that you love doing, please fill out an application below.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Stray Rescue of St. Louis is committed to equal employment opportunity.  We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis including, but not limited to: Veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected class under federal, state or local law.  This type of impartial treatment includes all aspects of our human resources programs including, but not limited to: recruiting efforts, hiring, compensation, transfers, promotions and discharge.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT

Stray Rescue of St. Louis is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities, which may include providing reasonable accommodation where appropriate.  In general, it is your responsibility to notify your supervisor of the need for an accommodation.  Upon doing so, Stray Rescue may ask you for information from your treating physician about the type of accommodation that may be necessary or the functional limitations caused by your disability.


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Current Positions we are hiring for:

Adoption & Foster Coordinator

Are you passionate in helping our companion friends find a loving home? Joining the Stray Rescue of St. Louis Adoption Team will help you just do that. At Stray Rescue, we dedicate our time and career to helping animals that have been abused and neglected and place them in a loving home. We need you to help us give these animals a second lease on life. If this is something that you love doing, please email your resume for consideration.

Below are some of the duties of Adoption & Foster Coordinator:

Job Responsibilities: 

-Provide loving care to all adoptable companion animals at Stray Rescue

-Must learn dog/cat characteristics and have the ability to educate all potential guardians on animal handling and behavior.

-You must have knowledge of all animals on premises and be able to introduce these animals to potential guardians utilizing specific animal history and information.

-Counseling potential adopters who are looking to adopt using adoption files and Stray Rescue policies and procedures.

-Work with other adoption department staff to ensure quality customer service and a high level of animal welfare is maintained.

-Review and screen potential pet adopters including introducing pets to potential adopters and observing their interactions during the visit.

-Educating adopters about their pet's needs, setting up appointments for visits and processing adoption applications.

-As most of our rescued companions are strays, you must be very comfortable with dogs and going into their kennels and take them out for a walk or for introduction to possible family.

-You will be required to work some weekends and holidays as the adoption schedule demands.

-At any given day you may also transition from working in your desk to walking dogs, cleaning kennels, and work with dog trainers and/or veterinary technicians.

-You will work largely on customer service related tasks, so you should be very comfortable meeting and talking to people, to know them and their back ground and why they wanted to adopt a pet.

-You should also be skilled communicators and be comfortable working with the general public over the phone and in person; a large part of the job is public relations.

-As pet adoption counselors, you should take care to follow proper safety precautions when interacting with adoptable pets as some of them may tend to be very selective like us and you should monitor potential adopters to make sure they follow proper safety precautions as well as to minimize the chances for an accident.

-Other duties, special projects and programs that maybe assigned from time to time.

-This position will require you to work Saturday and/or Sunday. Shifts are 10am - 7pm.

Qualifications Must be at least 21 years of age. Some animal handling experience preferred. Dog and cat familiarity highly desirable. Must possess professionalism, courtesy, tact, and sound judgment. Strong interpersonal skills and attention to details highly desirable. Must have good verbal and written communication skills. Able to work in both a team, as well as a self-directed environment. Able to properly handle, exercise and control large, and/or difficult dogs and cats. Able to safely lift 50 lbs. Must be able to work closely with animal dander/hair.

Physical Requirement of the Position Though work assignments may vary from day to day, this position typically requires: bending, stooping, twisting, crouching, carrying and/or pulling up to 50 lbs.; lifting and/or pushing up to 50 lbs.; reaching above, at and below shoulder level; standing and/or walking continuously; sitting rarely; typing rarely; writing frequently; talking and hearing continuously; and exposure to animal waste, water and disinfectant continuously. A more detailed analysis of the physical requirements is available during interview.

Work Conditions

90 % of this job is conducted indoors under normal office conditions and 10% outdoors. Stray Rescue of St. Louis is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not permitted in any Stray Rescue building facilities or vehicle.

If you know anyone with similar qualifications, you are encouraged to inform them about this opportunity. Any suitable applicants can send their resumes now.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $25,000.00 - $27,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vision Insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 Hour Shift
  • 8 Hour Shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

Application Question:

  • Are you willing to work weekends and holidays?

Work Location:

  • One location

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused

This Job Is:

  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely: No

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Front Desk

Are you passionate in helping our companion friends find a loving home? Joining the Stray Rescue of St. Louis Team will help you just do that. At Stray Rescue, we dedicate our time and career to helping animals that have been abused and neglected and place them in a loving home. We need you to help us give these animals a loving care and second lease on life. If this is something that you love doing, please email your resume for consideration.

DUTIES:

  • Provide quality customer service and record keeping at the front desk.
  • You will work largely on customer service related tasks so you should be very comfortable meeting and talking to people
  • You should also be skilled communicators and be comfortable working with the general public in person & in phone
  • Complete daily reports and procedures as directed.
  • Keep the front office area clean and organized.
  • Communicate needs, issues, and concerns to the Executive Director.
  • Report any supply stock needs to Senior Administrator
  • Report urgent customer service or personnel issues to the Executive Director immediately.
  • Maintain compliance with Center policies and procedures including departmental, safety, and personnel policies.
  • Assist fellow employees and other departments as needed.
  • Follow safety and sanitation policies throughout facility in order to maintain SRSTL standards of excellence.
  • Maintain compliance with SRSTL policies and procedures.
  • Participate in Center activities and events as required.
  • Complete other assignments as required.
  • Represent SRSTL standards of professionalism.
  • Must be able to clean crates, cages, and animal items/equipment using sanitizing system from time to time
  • Work with Adoption Team to ensure high quality customer service and a high level of animal welfare is maintained
  • You may be required to work some weekends and holidays as schedule demands.
  • Ability to professionally advocate Stray Rescue’s position in relation to mission and goals
  • Provides quality service to clients, volunteers, and colleagues recognizing their individual contributions to the success of our organization.
  • Represent Stray Rescue of Saint Louis in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
  • In addition to the duties listed above, Stray Rescue expects the following of each employee to: adheres to SRSTL policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; acts as a role model within and outside the Center; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of the position; meets department productivity standards and completes other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

The following is not intended to be a comprehensive list of the essential functions of this position, but rather a general description of some of the requirements necessary to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this position.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age. Some animal handling experience preferred. Dog and cat familiarity highly desirable.
  • The employee should be able to perform the following tasks, among others: Minimum 2 years receptionist experience including multi-line phones or other customer service experience preferred.
  • Basic computer knowledge required. Must possess professionalism, courtesy, tact, and sound judgment.
  • Must have good verbal and written communication, customer service, and prioritization skills. Must be detail oriented and organized.
  • Able to work and participate in both a team and self-directed environment. Must be able to work closely with animal (dog, cat, exotics) hair/dander.
  • Experience with dogs and cats preferred. Employee must demonstrate ability to work effectively with others (including co-workers, customers, and others) by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; and addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions.
  • Employee must demonstrate regular and consistent attendance and punctuality

Physical Requirement of the Position Though work assignments may vary from day to day, this position typically requires: bending, stooping, twisting, crouching, carrying and/or pulling up to 40lbs.; lifting and/or pushing up to 40lbs.; reaching above, at and below shoulder level; standing and/or walking continuously; sitting rarely; typing rarely; writing frequently; talking and hearing continuously; and exposure to animal waste, water and disinfectant continuously. A more detailed analysis of the physical requirements is available during interview. Standing on feet up to 9 hours per day with walking, bending, squatting, lifting. Ability to handle/walk dogs in excess of 100 lb. Physically able to perform strenuous manual labor outdoors in extreme heat and cold.

Work Conditions

Stray Rescue of St. Louis is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not permitted in any Stray Rescue building facilities or vehicle.

If you know anyone with similar qualifications, you are encouraged to inform them about this opportunity. Any suitable applicants can send their resumes now.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $10.00 - $12.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • 10 Hour Shift
  • 8 Hour Shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

Experience:

  • receptionist: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Associate (Preferred)

Location:

  • St. Louis, MO 63103 (Required)

Language:

  • English (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Shifts:

  • Morning (Required)
  • Mid-Day (Required)
  • Evening (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Hours per week:

  • 20-29

Ergonomic Workspace:

  • Yes

Administrative Duties:

  • Stocking supplies
  • Answering and routing phone calls
  • Greeting visitors
  • Sorting and sending mail

Financial Duties:

  • Processing payments

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

This Job Is:

  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

 

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely: No

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Licensed Vet Tech

An exciting opportunity was recently opened for Licensed Veterinary Technician at Stray Rescue of St. Louis. Our mission is to lead the way towards making St. Louis a compassionate city where every companion animal knows health, comfort, and affection, and no stray is euthanized merely because he or she has been abandoned, abused, or neglected. Stray Rescue's sole purpose is to rescue stray animals in need of medical attention, restore them to health, and place them in loving adoptive homes. At Stray Rescue, we dedicate our time and careers to helping animals that have been abused and neglected and place them in a loving home.

Position Summary: Provides for the general care and maintenance of companion animals including but not limited to feeding, walking, kennel cleaning/disinfecting of the clinic facilities at Stray Rescue of St. Louis. You are also responsible for animal husbandry, filling prescriptions, administering medications, surgical assistance, dental prophylaxis, lab procedures, and other tests, duties as assigned. Each employee is also responsible for advocating for each animal in our care (i.e., Adoptions, Fostering, Enrichment, etc.).

Companion Animal Care

  • Provides adequate food and water to companion animals daily
  • Cleans and disinfects clinic and kennels daily
  • Reports companion animal health or temperament abnormalities to DVM on duty.
  • Ensures that kennel environment is safe for animals and people
  • Walking and exercising companion animals in our care
  • Guiding/assisting volunteers on a daily basis
  • Advocating for each companion animal
  • Report improper handling of companion animals to Shelter Ops Mgr
  • Ensuring that all companion animals in our care have a safe and enriching environment
  • Report any unsafe working conditions to DVM
  • Other duties as assigned

Clinic/Lab Duties

  • Responsible for client education
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Filling Prescriptions
  • Administering medications
  • Surgical assistance from pre-medication to recovery
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Lab Procedures
  • Fecal Flotations
  • Urinalysis
  • Running CBC & Blood Clot Machine
  • Ability to professionally advocate Stray Rescue's position in relation to mission and goals
  • Provides quality service to clients, volunteers, and colleagues recognizing their individual contributions to the success of our organization.
  • Represents Stray Rescue of Saint Louis in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
  • Attends and participates in Stray Rescue of Saint Louis training programs as assigned; may attend training opportunities to facilitate advancement within the organization.

Safety

  • Follows all safety guidelines to ensure a safe work environment.
  • Takes immediate action to address any safety concerns or noncompliance of safety rules that could put an employee, volunteer, clients, animal, or the organization at risk.
  • Will be responsible and respectful of all personal protective equipment (PPE)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • A highly motivated, out-going, polite registered vet tech in MO. Experience in emergency and critical care. A team player, able to work in a fast-paced environment and handle several tasks at once. This position is responsible for client education, able to effectively communicate with staff and clients. Knowledge of animal breeds and behavior helpful. No allergies to animals. Sincere interest in animal welfare and the mission of the Stray Rescue of Saint Louis.
  • Work is performed in a kennel/shelter setting. Exposure to disinfectant solutions when in kennel area. Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animal of questionable temperament. Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds with reasonable accommodations. Standing on feet up to 10 hours per day with walking, bending, squatting, lifting. Ability to handle/walk dogs in excess of 100lb

You may be required to work some weekends and holidays.

We need you to have:
Strong work ethics and a commitment to team work and customer service excellence.
Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills and with passion for animal welfare.
A sense of humor.
Ability to work under pressure
Team player who works effectively in a cross-functional environment
Self-motivated and organized

We offer the following:

  • Health Insurance
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Life & Accidental death
  • IRA
  • We also provide "pet benefit' and paid time off after 90 days of hire.

Please submit your resume now!

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $12.00 - $15.00 per hour

Experience:

  • Veterinary Technician: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Associate (Preferred)

Location:

  • St. Louis, MO 63103 (Required)

License:

  • Missouri State (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

Schedule:

  • Weekends required

Work Remotely:

  • No

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Caregiver

Job Summary

Stray Rescue of St. Louis employees dedicate their time and career in helping animals that have been abused and neglected and place them in a loving home. We need Caregivers to help us give these animals loving care and second lease on life. If this is something that you love doing, please email your resume for consideration. WEEKENDS REQUIRED.

Department: Shelter/Operations

Classification: Part-time, hourly, non-exempt, WEEKENDS REQUIRED

Job Relationships: Reports directly to Shelter Director

Salary: Starting salary is $10/hr. Eligible for wage increase after 12 months of employment in the position and consecutive 12-month anniversary dates thereafter.

Work Conditions: 

Stray Rescue of St. Louis is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not permitted in any Stray Rescue & City Animal Care building facilities or vehicle. Stray Rescue is also a Drug-Free Workplace, employees are subject to random drug testing from time to time.

Duties and Responsibilities : * Companion Animal Care*

  • Provides adequate food and water to companion animals daily
  • Cleans and disinfects companion kennels and cages daily
  • Reports companion animal health or temperament abnormalities to supervisor
  • Ensures that kennel environment is safe for animals and people
  • Walking and exercising companion animals in our care
  • Guiding/assisting volunteers on a daily basis
  • Advocating for each companion animal
  • Report improper handling of companion animals to supervisor
  • Ensuring that all companion animals in our care have a safe and enriching environment
  • Other duties as assigned

Cleaning and Kennel/Shelter Maintenance

  • Distributes clean product and supplies throughout shelter (washing dishes etc.)
  • Operates laundry machines and organizes laundry used in shelter; distributes bedding throughout shelter
  • Cleans cages, and animal items/equipment
  • Restocks animal areas with supplies and equipment; maintains clean and well stocked work space.
  • Janitorial duties as assigned
  • Distributes Stray Rescue of Saint Louis in-kind donations to appropriate areas
  • Performs special projects as assigned by Shelter Operations Manager
  • Provides quality service to clients, volunteers, and colleagues recognizing their individual contributions to the success of our organization.
  • Represents Stray Rescue of Saint Louis in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
  • Attends and participates in Stray Rescue of Saint Louis training programs as assigned; may attend training opportunities to facilitate advancement within the organization.

Safety

  • Follows all safety guidelines to ensure a safe work environment.
  • Takes immediate action to address any safety concerns or noncompliance of safety rules that could put an employee, volunteer, clients, animal, or the organization at risk.
  • Will be responsible and respectful of all personal protective equipment (PPE)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • A highly motivated, out-going, polite individual. A team player, able to work in a fast-paced environment and handle several tasks at once. Knowledge of animal breeds and behavior helpful. No allergies to animals. Sincere interest in animal welfare and the mission of the Stray Rescue of Saint Louis.
  • Work is performed in a kennel/shelter setting. Exposure to disinfectant solutions when in kennel area. Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animal of questionable temperament. Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds with reasonable accommodations. Standing on feet up to 10 hours per day with walking, bending, squatting, lifting. Ability to handle/walk dogs in excess of 100lb
  • Physically able to perform strenuous manual labor outdoors in extreme heat and cold.
  • In addition to the duties listed above, the Center expects the following of each employee to: adheres to SRSTL policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; acts as a role model within and outside the Center; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of the position; meets department productivity standards and completes other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

The following is not intended to be a comprehensive list of the essential functions of this position, but rather a general description of some of the requirements necessary to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this position.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age. Some animal handling experience preferred. Dog familiarity highly desirable.
  • WEEKENDS REQUIRED
  • Must have good verbal and written communication, customer service, and prioritization skills. Must be detail oriented and organized.
  • Able to work and participate in both a team and self-directed environment. Must be able to work closely with animal (dog, cat, exotics) hair/dander.
  • Experience with dogs and cats preferred. Employee must demonstrate ability to work effectively with others (including co-workers, customers, and others) by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; and addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions.
  • Employee must demonstrate regular and consistent attendance and punctuality

Physical Requirement of the Position Though work assignments may vary from day to day, this position typically requires: bending, stooping, twisting, crouching, carrying and/or pulling up to 100 lbs.; lifting and/or pushing up to 100 lbs.; reaching above, at and below shoulder level; standing and/or walking continuously; sitting rarely; typing rarely; writing frequently; talking and hearing continuously; and exposure to animal waste, water and disinfectant continuously. A more detailed analysis of the physical requirements is available during interview. Standing on feet up to 9 hours per day with walking, bending, squatting, lifting. Ability to handle/walk dogs in excess of 100 lb. Physically able to perform strenuous manual labor outdoors in extreme heat and cold.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $10.00 per hour

Work Location:

  • One location

Schedule:

  • Weekends required



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