Compensation and Benefits Coordinator

Summary: Central to the success of ACC’s mission is the support provided to our staff by ensuring fair and timely wages and access to resources such as benefits packages, paid leave, etc. The Compensation and Benefits Coordinator is responsible for administering all aspects of the compensation and benefits program for ACC staff such as processing, maintenance of leave accruals and balances, and monitoring and adherence to legal mandates and deadlines. Through analysis of trends, creation of reports and statistics, and maintaining awareness of changing industry and mandated practices, they will help craft recruitment and hiring strategies in the future and help control ACC’s finances. The Compensation and Benefits Coordinator is motivated by perfection in the details and is a self-starter.


·        Review timekeeping in timeclock software and schedules for completeness and accuracy

·        Liaise with various department supervisors for missed punches, errors, and incorrect data input

·        Process weekly transfer of payroll data to payroll processing system

·        Advise supervisors, managers, or directors of any attendance or tardiness trends they should be aware of relevant to their employees

·        Pull internal management reports from timecard and attendance software

·        Compile payroll data such as garnishments, paid time off, insurance, union fees/dues, reimbursements, benefits withholding, on call, and 401-k deductions

·        Complete all documents relating to payroll, workers’ compensation, and HR related items

·        Carry out government filings and plan audits, including but not limited to health and pension

·        Monitor, analyze, and recommend ongoing changes to compensation and benefits structures and practices

·        Monitor federal, state, and local, compensation and benefits laws and regulations to ensure organizational compliance

·        Manage all leave of absence tracking and administration (e.g. FMLA, Workers Compensation, Disability)

·        Assist in annual benefits package analysis review and recommendation with a focus on providing highest levels of service as lowest cost to ACC’s employees

·        Communicate proactively as well as respond to staff regarding all aspects of compensation and benefits

·        Process new hires and terminations in all payroll and benefits system, ensuring accuracy for enrollment of all staff

·        Process invoices for payment and check requests as needed

·        Generate a variety of statistical reports as needed and for executive management and leadership team as requested

·        Support during collective bargaining agreement negotiations


Ability to work independently with a high amount of personal accountability; great time management and attention to detail; is able to be discreet and confidential; is an expert communicator; is a people person; is flexible and adaptable; excellent quantitative and analytical skills; advanced Excel/Google sheets skills; strong knowledge of labor laws

Education and Work Experience:

·        Associates degree required, Bachelors preferred, in Mathematics, Economics, or Statistics

·        High level of proficiency in ADP, Paychex, or other similar payroll processing system required

·        CEBS and/or CCP certifications preferred

·        Minimum 2 years experience related to compensation and/or benefits programs

Work Environment:

ACC has five locations across the 5 boroughs and a corporate headquarters in downtown Manhattan. This position is located in our headquarters and includes occasional visits to the other animal sheltering locations. The headquarters has an office cat and on occasion other animals. When visiting shelter locations, employee may be exposed to odors or airborne particles including animal fur and toxic chemicals, and high levels of noise.

Reports to:       Human Resources Manager

OVERTIME: This is a salaried position that is also eligible for overtime.


NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.





2-year degree


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Media Director

Job Summary

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS), an international non-profit marine wildlife conservation organization with a mission to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans, is seeking a dynamic and experienced full-time Media Director.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has been on the front lines of defending ocean wildlife and conserving ocean ecosystems for over 40 years. From seal defense campaigns on the ice floes of Canada to fighting for the vaquita porpoise in the Sea of Cortez, Sea Shepherd is at the forefront of direct-action marine wildlife and ocean protection.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Media Director will develop and implement an effective strategic media relations program to enhance and influence the quality, quantity and tone of media coverage of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and to ensure that Sea Shepherd’s work is effectively promoted to various audiences and across various communications platforms to enhance the public’s knowledge of the organization.

The Media Director is a member of the senior communications staff, responsible for strategic planning, proactive and reactive media relations and issues management, entrusted with confidential and sensitive material, exercises independent judgment and acts as spokesperson for SSCS in media relations and issues management situations. Significant independence is inherent in this position.

As a member of the Media Team, this position works closely with the Social Media Manager and Director of Major Gifts, coordinating all media outreach, consultations regarding media strategies, digital promotion, content for social media channels and website, donor newsletters, and more.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Build and implement a comprehensive media and external engagement strategy that elevates Sea Shepherd’s mission and programs.
  • Act as spokesperson for SSCS with the press and the public in both proactive and reactive situations, including crises. Serve as media liaison, handling all incoming inquiries. Generate compelling stories to pitch to the media. Manage issues to limit reputational damage. Ensure that all media inquiries received or initiated are logged. Serve as on-call media spokesperson for SSCS nights and weekends.
  • Develop and implement effective media relations programs with routine outreach to local and national news organizations. Develop and maintain relationships with key reporters and editors at top-tier and influential media outlets. In a cycle of continuous improvement, evaluate SSCS coverage annually and adjust media strategy accordingly.
  • Write compelling press releases, news blog posts and articles and produce compelling video pieces about Sea Shepherd’s work. Work effectively with the Social Media Manager to coordinate the push efforts for all content across platforms.
  • Coordinate with other Sea Shepherd entities worldwide on matters of communications and public relations as needed.
  • Prepare press releases, backgrounders, Q&A, standby/press statements, media website content, etc. to ensure that SSCS is accessible to reporters and editors. Prepare statements for key issues that could affect SSCS. Plan, pitch, and oversee press conferences and ensure logistics and preparations are handled by staff.
  • Develop new processes and ways of working that improves efficiencies within Communications and PR, as it relates to media relations and issues management.
  • Provide media training to SSCS staff or volunteers, as needed.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Five years experience in a public relations role at a non-profit organization, corporation or public relations agency.
  • One-to-three years of relevant experience in animal or environmental advocacy preferred
  • Mastery of skills in communications and public relations. Bachelor’s degree is required, graduate degree a plus.
  • Ability to write and think clearly under stressful circumstances is a must. A sophisticated and balanced approach to volatile and emotional situations is necessary.
  • Experience supervising the production of communication products (print, video, etc.).
  • Superb writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to write and synthesize complex material into compelling content for a variety of news formats and outlets.
  • Expert knowledge of new communications channels/social media and other online technologies
  • Ability to work independently
  • Track record of developing and executing on long-range strategies and tactics
  • Willingness and ability to travel


Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance, Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave




4-year degree


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Assistant Wildlife Rehabilitator

Job Responsibilities:
 Support and supervise animal care volunteers and interns as needed to be sure they are providing care
according to established protocols.
 Complete shift rally at the beginning of each volunteer shift to be sure all care areas are covered. Checkin
with each reception volunteer at the beginning of their shift.
 Assist in hands-on training for volunteers and interns in all aspects of wild animal care.
 Provide direct animal care as needed when volunteer or interns are not available to provide the care.
 Support and supervise reception volunteers to be sure all protocols are being followed. Coach reception
volunteers in appropriate responses to phone calls to ensure high-quality, accurate advice is being given
to every caller. Step in to aid volunteers in any difficult situations with members of the public.
 Cover reception duties in absence of a reception volunteer including answering phones, scheduling
appointments and admitting new animals.
 Communicate animal care concerns as they arise to the licensed wildlife rehabilitation staff.
 Complete tasks in the wildlife center such as tube-feedings, weighing patients, and completing patient
moves within the facility as scheduled in daily procedures.
 Administer medications and treatments as prescribed.
 Ensure all needed supplies are stocked in adequate levels. Assist in obtaining local food and supply items
such as fish and worms from the bait shop or produce from the grocery store.
 Ensure routine shift housekeeping tasks are being completed as required, including all closing
 Professionally represent Dane County Humane Society with the public.
 Keep the wildlife facility clean, in good order and free of extraneous clutter.
 Ensure that all patients and their charts are checked daily and that their medical record is complete and
accurate. Participate in patient rounds as needed.
 Ensure WILD-ONe database is accurate and up to date for all patient medical records.
 Work closely with Wildlife Rehabilitation Supervisor, Coordinators and all other wildlife staff to ensure
that all volunteer issues or concerns are addressed in a timely manner and that all patient needs are
being met.
 Attend monthly DCHS All Staff meetings and Wildlife Center department meetings.
 Complete other duties as assigned.

 High school or equivalent education required.
 Training and/or experience in animal care and handling is required. Wildlife rehabilitation
experience is preferred.
 Must have good communication and leadership skills, and be able to work effectively with others.
 Must have critical evaluation and observation skills.
 Completion of rabies pre-exposure immunizations prior to employment strongly preferred.
 Must have flexible schedule with the ability to work more hours when patient census is high, and
less other weeks to compensate. Frequent evening, weekend and holiday shifts will be required.
 Must be self-directed, organized and motivated, and able to effectively multi-task.
 Certification in Euthanasia by Injection (EBI) or able to attend Euthanasia by Injection training on
April 16 and 17, 2018 at Dane County Humane Society (Madison, WI).
 Must understand and support the mission of Dane County Humane Society.
 Must have a valid Wisconsin driver’s license and a good driving record.
 Must not have any cruelty/neglect convictions, or felony convictions.

$10.00 per hour

Application deadline: Sunday, March 4th

To apply:
Send resume and cover letter to Brooke Lewis, Wildlife Rehabilitation Supervisor.
Mail: Dane County Humane Society, Attn: Brooke Lewis, 5132 Voges Rd., Madison 53718

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Customer Service Lead

PAWS Companion Animal Shelter, located just 15 miles north of Seattle, helps to match over 3,700 dogs and cats with new families each year. PAWS is looking for a customer-focused team member with introductory management experience to take on the role of Customer Service Lead.


This position performs advanced operational duties, including opening and closing, and acts as staff lead when senior management is not available. The Customer Service Lead supervises operations and staff at the main shelter, while providing for the comfort and health care of animals. They assist the public in their transactions with PAWS and promotes the adoption of companion animals. For full details of duties and requirements, visit: to Apply / Contact

Submit cover letter, resume and PAWS employment application found at: to Anya Pamplona, Animal Services Manager at: or mail to PO Box 1037, Lynnwood WA 98046


Must have a two-year degree or two years of experience in the field; and be able to read, write and speak clearly in English so that written and verbal instructions can be followed. A Bachelor’s Degree and additional schooling in the animal care profession are highly desirable. Must have at least one year in a supervisory position or comparable leadership experience.


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Volunteer & Assistant Foster Coordinator

The Volunteer & Assistant Foster Coordinator is the primary liaison for volunteers at Morris Animal Refuge. The Coordinator will recruit, train, and maintain relationship with volunteers, along with assisting the Lifesaving Manager is oversight of the foster program.

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Part-Time Volunteer Coordinator – Animal Care and Protective Services

This part-time position will be responsible for coordinating the volunteer program for Animal Care and Protective Services. It requires two (2) years of education and/or technical experience in animal handling and care or volunteer relations and a minimum of one (1) year experience in a shelter or animal welfare environment.  Must possess a valid state driver’s license.  ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY.  We do not accept resumes in lieu of the online application.

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Animal Health Care Assistant

The Health Care Assistant (HCA) role is responsible for assisting the Health Care Coordinator (HCC) with all aspects of the physical and emotional well-being of Catskill Animal Sanctuary’s 300 animals. The primary responsibilities are to conduct health checks on multiple species, to maintain and update medical records and to perform health procedures as needed, as well as basic health care. Additionally, the HCA is responsible for assisting on-site visits by animal care specialists and during the transportation of animals to medical appointments.

As a representative of Catskill Animal Sanctuary, the HCA acts in a professional and friendly manner at all times with colleagues, volunteers, and the public. The Health Care Assistant reports directly to the Health Care Coordinator.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Conduct full body health checks, perform health care procedures on a variety of species.  These include, but are not limited to wound care, administering medications, weight and skin checks, ear/nose/eye cleaning, foot cleaning and beak/hoof/toenail trims.
Administer routine vaccinations and species-specific health care maintenance
Identify potential health concerns and communicate these assessments to the HCC
Creates and maintains health records on each animal resident
Actively participate in the daily well-being of all animals to maintain a high level of wellness
Assists in monitoring the emotional well-being of each animal, always seeking to maximize each individual’s happiness
Consults with the Health Care Coordinator about potential adjustments or improvements in animal’s daily life that would increase their sense of well-being
Assists in determining optimum diets for all sanctuary animals and solicits the HCC about adjusting diets as necessary
Supports onsite visits from veterinary medical teams, farriers, shearers, and other healthcare specialists
Participates in the transportation of animals to medical appointments and collaborates directly with the HCC on outcomes or changes to daily care routines
Actively keeps feed board and other communication strategies current and up to date throughout the day
Orders all supplements, medications and medical supplies using the most cost-effective measures
Ability to perform duties in enclosed and outdoor environments throughout the year

Previous farmed animal experience (e.g. goats, cows, chickens, sheep, horses, etc.)
Veterinary technician or comparable experience highly desired
Strong organizational skills with a proven ability to manage multiple priorities and projects in fast-paced work environment
Excellent time management and communication skills
Ability to work well with a variety of staff and external partners
Experience dealing with animal emergency situations
Valid driver’s license with clean driving record required
This is a full-time position with benefits (e.g. medical insurance, floating holidays, vacation and personal time off).  Starting salary is between $15 – $17/hour based upon experience. To apply, send cover letter and resume to

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