The Dutchess County SPCA is seeking candidates for the positions listed below.  Please review the individual job posting for job specifications, required qualifications, application deadline, and how to apply.

  1. Shelter Staff Veterinarian
  2. Director of Development

 

Position: Shelter Staff Veterinarian 

Department: Medical

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt, full time position
Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs.
Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director

Availability: January 1, 2020

General Position Summary: The Shelter Veterinarian oversees the health and wellness of all animals located within the DCSPCA campus and in DCSPCA foster homes.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

· Oversee the health and wellness of all animals located within the DCSPCA campus and in DCSPCA foster homes.
· Diagnose and treat medical conditions in shelter animals.
· Create and implement treatment plans.
· Perform spay/neuter surgery and other surgical procedures as needed.
· Assist with internal and public relations consultation and education services as they pertain to veterinary medical issues.
· As necessary, testify in court cruelty cases; write reports for such cases providing professional opinion and diagnosis.
· Provide telephone consultation with staff during normal business hours.
· Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
· Always maintains a friendly demeanor and provides excellent customer service while assisting with adoptions, volunteers, fosters, or other DCSPCA staff.
· Promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals.
· Filling in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed, including helping out at special events.

Qualifications:

· Graduation from an accredited veterinary medical school.
· License to practice veterinary medicine in the state of New York.
· Valid DEA license and willingness to supply license for ordering accounts including controlled substances.
· At least 2 years of experience working as a veterinarian in a shelter setting.
· Enthusiasm for shelter medicine and the ability to see the value of shelter animals.
· Comfort with performing behavioral euthanasia as necessary.
· Excellent interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills.
· Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction.
· Maturity, excellent judgment, and a professional appearance.
· Ability to read, write, and understand English is required. Bilingual a plus.
· The ability to treat people and animals with respect and contribute to effective teamwork.
· Foster and nurture relationships and public relations beneficial to the organization and our programs.
· Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who exhibit medical and other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.

Physical Requirements:

· Physical ability to walk and or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required. Ability to bend and squat.
· Physical ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands and to hear and see clearly.
· Allergic conditions, which may be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification.

Working conditions:

Conditions may include working alone, frequent interruptions, and some evenings/weekends meetings and classes.

Educational Requirements:

· Graduation from an accredited veterinary medical school
· License to practice veterinary medicine in the state of New York

Closing date:
Open until filled.

Please submit:
Résumé, cover letter and three references to audrey@dcspca.org

 

Position: Director of Development

Department: Administration

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt, full time position
Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs.
Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director

Availability: January 1, 2020

Position Summary

Manage fundraising, special events and donor activities to raise financial support for the DCSPCA to enable meeting the strategic goals of the organization. The Development Director, working closely with the Executive Director, is accountable for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors through personal contact, direct mail and newsletter campaigns, fundraising and awareness events, foundation research and grant request writing, planned giving, monthly giving, matching gifts,  solicitation of corporate gifts, donor acknowledgment and management of donor records. Perform job duties within established protocols and procedures set by the Dutchess County SPCA.

Essential Functions
(These tasks are illustrative only; to carry out the day-to-day functions of the job, other duties may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

_ Implement strategies to build individual donor and major donor gifts to maintain operations and develop Capital Campaign revenue;

_ Plan and oversee special events and fundraising projects and take appropriate action based on analysis to ensure that fundraising goals are met;

_ Negotiate prices with vendors on supplies and services for events and seeks pro bono services and materials from new and existing businesses whenever possible;

_ Continuously seeks to develop new projects and fundraising concepts to ensure long-term and immediate fundraising for the organization consistent with agency financial goals;

_ Produces and distributes fundraising print materials such as letters, flyers, posters and develop marketing materials and opportunities to increase agency visibility;

_ Prepare and distribute press/media releases;

_ Conduct grant research to identify potential grant funders whose priorities are most compatible with the mission of DCSPCA;

_ Write grant proposals, reports, special events materials, and provide requested report and support materials to Board of Directors and designated committees;

_ Conduct individual, corporate and foundation prospecting;

_ Write and coordinate donor appeal letter mailings and other communications, including newsletter, and liaise with graphic designer;

_ Draft and coordinate annual report, brochure and other agency publications;

_ Coordinate website development;

_ Maintain DCSPCA listings and profiles on GuideStar and other relevant web-based programs and applications;

_ Perform all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience:

Three (3) years non-profit development experience.

Technical Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have excellent oral and written communication skills; strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, Publisher, SalesForce and other relevant computer systems; and must have strong understanding and skills in the area of organization, planning and records management.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

None

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit for extended periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; talk and hear and taste. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception

and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be occasionally exposed to animals, zoonotic disease, and possible hostile public. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Employee must be available to work flexible hours, as needed.

Closing date:
Open until filled.

Please submit:
Résumé, cover letter and three references to lynne@dcspca.org