Current Job Openings

Administrative Assistant 

Part time, non-exempt

Summary:  The Administrative  Assistant assists in a variety of areas including office administration, donor development, social media, and events. Specific tasks include answering busy phones, data entry in Raiser’s Edge Database, donor acknowledgements, and communicating with sister organizations. The ideal candidate will be a “can do” energetic self starter.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Processes all donations including data entry, gift processing and donor acknowledgement including extensive work in Raiser’s Edge
  • Provides event support including processing ticket sales and assisting with fundraising preparations
  • Assists with posts for CWC Social Media outlets (Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter)
  • Directs phone calls to the general administration line.
  • Collects incident reports
  • Provides administrative support to Executive Director and (as needed) to CWC staff including Volunteer Manager, Hospital Manager and Marine Mammal Team.
  • Provides basic IT support
  • Manages merchandise sales and credit card kiosks
  • Assists accounting team with deposits and monthly invoices and processing
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Qualified individual must have an appreciation for wildlife and dedication to animal protection and wildlife advocacy.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Two years of administrative experience required.

Experience in a nonprofit setting preferred.

Language Skills:

Must be comfortable and patient dealing with the public – in person, and on the phone; Good communications skills (written and verbal), excellent organizational and time management skills, proven ability to manage multiple priorities with competing deadlines, outstanding attention to detail and follow-through.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Understanding of finance preferred.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to identify and resolve problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook), especially with list management, spreadsheets and mail merges. Basic knowledge of Raiser’s Edge.  Database management and basic Word Press and social media experience preferred.

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 sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

Ability to portray a positive persona with the public and be a positive representative of the organization. Possess a friendly, positive, upbeat attitude and enjoy providing fast, friendly, customer service. Comfortable operating in a team-based, open floor work environment. Detail oriented and accurate in the execution of job responsibilities

Ability to exercise individual initiative and use discretion in handling confidential matters and when working with the public. Strong interpersonal skills, collaborative team player, and a sense of humor. Must be able to work quickly, efficiently and calmly under stressful conditions. Must be able to handle multiple responsibilities.

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.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

EOE/M/F/D/V

To apply, please send email and resume to jennifer@cawildlife.org. No phone calls please.

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2017 Seasonal Wildlife Technician

California Wildlife Center (CWC) is seeking to fill one full-time seasonal position from March 15th through November 1st 2017.

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs examinations, basic diagnostic procedures, and treatment plans for incoming patients
  • Administers medical treatments according to CWC policies
  • Maintains and updates animal patient care records
  • Fulfills daily care plans of wildlife patients, including but not limited to nutritional, caging, rehabilitative and medical needs
  • Ensures that cages and facilities are cleaned and maintained daily, feeding schedules are adhered to and other animal care needs are met
  • Supervises and trains volunteers, interns, and externs; delegates and ensures satisfactory completion of tasks
  • Ensures that protocols to minimize risk of contraction of zoonotic diseases are adhered to
  • Assists the veterinarian with animal care, treatments and procedures
  • Admits animals from the public
  • Coordinates and performs animal releases as needed
  • Checks hospital voicemail messages
  • Drives own vehicle

Controls over Work:

Wildlife Technicians work directly under our Hospital Manager and at times without supervision. Initial probation period of 1 month, followed by written performance evaluations to be given after the first 3 months of work. Ongoing discussions and mentoring to assist in training/progression of wildlife medicine and rehabilitation always available and encouraged.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to work cooperatively with co-workers, volunteers, interns, externs and the general public.
  • Must be able to provide a friendly, tolerant environment for staff, volunteers, interns and externs.
  • Physical demands: must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds. Work is done which requires lifting, bending, stooping, pushing and other moderately strenuous activities.
  • Familiarity with basic lab work, physical exams, administering subcutaneous fluids, providing necessary treatments, dosing and administering medications and stabilizing animals through emergency and critical care.
  • Must be able to act decisively regarding constantly changing animal cases and situations for which there may be no existing protocols.
  • Must be able to work quickly, efficiently and calmly under stressful conditions.
  • Must be able to handle multiple responsibilities.
  • Must possess good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have a valid California State driver’s license.

Desired qualifications:

  • 1 year or more of experience working in a wildlife rehabilitation center or in a related field.
  • Degree in biological/zoological sciences, ecology or conservation medicine.
  • Previous exposure to wildlife medicine
  • Veterinary technician or assistant experience.

Pay rate:  $12/hour

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume and list of references to Denys Hemen at denys@cawildlife.org. NO PHONE CALLS, please.

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2017 Seasonal Wildlife Technician/Phone Assistant

California Wildlife Center (CWC) is seeking to fill (2) full-time seasonal positions for 2017.

  • Position 1: From March 15th to November 1st
  • Position 2: From April 1st to November 1st

 Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs intakes and assists with examinations, basic diagnostic procedures, and treatment plans for incoming patients
  • Administers medical treatments according to CWC policies
  • Maintains and updates animal patient care records
  • Fulfills daily care plans of wildlife patients, including but not limited to nutritional, caging, rehabilitative and medical needs
  • Ensures that cages and facilities are cleaned and maintained daily, feeding schedules are adhered to and other animal care needs are met
  • Supervises and trains volunteers, interns and externs; delegates and ensures satisfactory completion of tasks
  • Ensures that protocols to minimize risk of contraction of zoonotic diseases are adhered to
  • Assists the veterinarian with animal care, treatments and procedures
  • Admits animals from the public and provides assistance both in person and over the phone regarding animal rescues, transport, emergency care and nuisance wildlife situations
  • Coordinates and performs animal releases as needed
  • Checks hospital voicemail messages
  • Drives own vehicle

Controls over Work:

Wildlife Technicians work directly under our Hospital Manager and at times without supervision. Initial probation period of 1 month, followed by written performance evaluations to be given after the first 3 months of work. Ongoing discussions and mentoring to assist in training/progression of wildlife medicine and rehabilitation always available and encouraged.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to work cooperatively with co-workers, volunteers, interns, externs and the general public.
  • Must be able to provide a friendly, tolerant environment for staff, volunteers, interns and externs.
  • Physical demands: must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds. Work is done which requires lifting, bending, stooping, pushing and other moderately strenuous activities.
  • Must be able to work quickly, efficiently and calmly under stressful conditions.
  • Must be able to handle multiple responsibilities.
  • Must possess good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have a valid California State driver’s license.

Desired qualifications:

  • Prior experience working/volunteering in a wildlife rehabilitation center or in a related field.
  • Familiarity with basic lab work, physical exams, administering subcutaneous fluids, providing necessary treatments, dosing and administering medications and stabilizing animals through emergency and critical care.
  • Degree in biological/zoological sciences, ecology or conservation medicine.

Pay rate:  $12/hour

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume and list of references to Denys Hemen at denys@cawildlife.org. Please specify whether you prefer position 1 or 2. NO PHONE CALLS, please.

For information about becoming a volunteer, visit our Volunteer Page or email volunteer@cawildlife.org.

California Wildlife Center (CWC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit wildlife care organization dedicated to providing emergency rescue, rehabilitative care and release of sick, injured, and orphaned native wildlife in Los Angeles County. Located in the middle of the Santa Monica Mountains, CWC operates in collaboration with the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and the National Marine Fisheries Service. CWC cares for all species of native wildlife. CWC is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V/SO