Careers with Dakin

Have you ever wanted to work at a place that does amazing things for animals? Do you love people and creative problem-solving? We may have an opening for you! Already got your dream job? Please share these postings with someone you think would be awesome.  Please double check the requirements of the position that you are interested in to ensure that you are qualified before you apply.  Please note that due to the volume of applications, we will only be contacting applicants if they are selected for further consideration. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Now Hiring: Associate Director of Development

Not all jobs at Dakin involve wrangling cats, dogs and small animals!  One of our most important departments is development, which oversees philanthropic efforts so that Dakin keeps moving forward, staying innovative and helping animals in need.  We’re seeking a strategic and passionate Associate Director of Development who can plan and implement strategies for all aspects of annual giving – and cultivate our donor base - to obtain the financial resources necessary to support our mission.  This position reports directly to the Director of Development and Marketing.

Want to know more? Check out the job description below, and then use the form on the bottom of this page to apply.

If you already have your dream job, please pass this along to someone you think would be awesome. Thank you.

Associate Director of Development Job Description

Associate Development Director rev. 1.pdf (155.2 KiB)

Now Hiring: Full-Time Animal Care Specialist - Springfield

Animal Care Specialists provide initial intake examinations for animals arriving at Dakin, including checking them over, vaccinations, drawing blood, and routine medications. Using excellent safe and gentle animal handling skills, they provide routine treatment and medications for a wide variety of animals. Close attention to detail is required to identify medical concerns for the veterinary team to evaluate, accurately enter medical information into the computer, ensure animals receive necessary treatments and are scheduled for surgery promptly, and keep track of the day’s needs. Animal Care Specialists use their excellent communications skills to work closely with a team of both staff and volunteers. Animal Care Specialists are in constant motion in this very busy position; every day brings new challenges and we never know how many animals will arrive needing our help each day. Requires the ability to work independently, following established protocols.

Weekend and some holiday hours are required. $12/hr

Is it you?

There’s a chance you may be our ideal Animal Care Specialist, if you meet the description above, and if:

  • Boredom is your enemy. Nothing makes you happier than a busy day at work – things so busy that you look up and realize it’s the end of your shift already. Even better if you don’t know what the day will bring; bonus points if the day brings crazy stuff!
  • You methodically work your way through situations, making sure that all the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed.
  • You make your friends and family a little crazy because you’re constantly working on something. Sitting around is not your style!

Want to know more? Check out the job description below, and then use the form on the bottom of this page to apply.

If you already have your dream job, please pass this along to someone you think would be awesome. Thank you.

 

Full-Time Animal Care Specialist - Springfield

Animal Care Specialist 12-1-16.pdf (78.1 KiB)

Now Hiring: Per Diem Spay/Neuter Veterinary Technician

Are you a lifesaver? Are you also a veterinary technician? Then we may have just the job for you!

Dakin's Community Spay/Neuter Clinic is the in the market for a vet tech (certification would be cool, but it's not required) who knows his or her stuff. We are a fast-paced, team-oriented clinic that provides spay or neuter surgery to more than 10,000 cats and dogs each year.

If you love to work alongside other smart, effective people to accomplish great things, this is the job for you. If you are detail-oriented, don't mind doing the same type of work every day, and have high hopes that your hard work will make a difference in the long run, then we'd like to talk to you.

You should also be a skilled technician, comfortable with everything from anesthesia to surgical prep to monitoring, and fun to be around (hey, we're all working in the same room for 8 hours a day, it's the least we could ask!).

The job is per diem (filling in for staff technicians who are out) and it may include working Saturdays. Starting pay is $13.00/hour. Get your foot in the door for a full-time position or just pick up some extra hours here and there. Most importantly, be amazing.

Want to know more? Check out the job description below, and then use the form on the bottom of this page to apply.

If you already have your dream job, please pass this along to someone you think would be awesome. Thank you.

Spay/Neuter Vet Tech Job Description

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