Behavior & Training Coordinator

Website East Bay SPCA

The East Bay SPCA is looking for dynamic, motivated individuals to join our Behavior & Training Team. Our Behavior and Training Coordinator is responsible for providing excellent service to clients as well as excellent animal care for the felines and canines at our facility at all times.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching public dog training classes, providing information and counseling through our behavior helpline, providing ongoing animal enrichment, assisting in play groups, private consultations for community pet owners and recently adopted animals, training of shelter animals as needed to increase adoptability, and secondary behavior evaluations for cats and dogs in our care.

Qualifications Include:

• Minimum of one year working in an animal shelter; preferably in a behavior position.

• Proven experience teaching public dog training classes; one year minimum.

• CPDT, CTC or other equivalent credentials preferred.

• Must have a clean driver’s license and reliable transportation (position works at both our Oakland and Dublin facilities as needed)

• Proven organizational skills and effective communication.

• Competent in breed recognition.

• Competent in behavior evaluations, both feline and canine.

• Competent animal handler.

• Excellent communication skills.

• Ability to work well as part of a team, as well as independently

• Competent in a Windows environment.

• Pre-employment background check, drug screening, and finger-printing clearance required

Responsibilities Include:

• Acknowledge and greet all clients in a professional and timely fashion, whether in person, email or telephone.

• Return all behavior help line phone calls and emails in a timely manner.

• Teach and/or assist public dog training classes on a weekly basis.

• Conduct animal safety and behavior classes to shelter staff and volunteers.

• Provide assistance with counseling staff, volunteers and the public on behavior issues based on departmental guidelines.

• Provide daily enrichment to felines and canines in our care.

• Train and work closely with volunteers.

• Training of shelter animals in order to increase adoptability.

• Responsible for conducting secondary behavior evaluations with animals enrolled in behavior modification programs as well as long term animals to assess continued adoptability.

• Counsel community pet owners through private consultations provided at the shelters in an effort to keep animals in their homes versus being relinquished to an animal shelter.

• Provide client education and support as needed.

• Document behavior, health, and complete behavior evaluations on both felines and canines at both facilities.

• Enter necessary information in Shelter Buddy, our shelter software program.

• Participate in the daily feeding, cleaning and care of the animals when staffing calls for assistance.

• Perform all other duties as needed.

• Ability to lift a minimum of 35 lbs. alone and >35 lbs. with assistance, if necessary. See the full position description and apply on our website. Please, no phone calls.

To apply for this job please visit the following URL: http://www.eastbayspca.org/careers →

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