Employment Opportunities

Read below for a list of current job openings for employment with Austin Pets Alive!

Cat Adoption Counselor – Part Time

A Cat Adoption Counselor facilitates cat adoptions through our Austin-area offsite catteries, many located in Petsmart/PETCO locations. The Counselor provides assistance to adopters, ensuring the home is the right match for an animal,  adheres to APA! adoption guidelines, and completes all aspects of the adoption process. The Counselor is also responsible for providing quality animal care to the feline residents, including feeding, cleaning, and observing and reporting any health concerns. This position is 20-30 hours per week and the pay is $9.50/hr. Apply here!

Medical Receptionist

Be a welcoming presence to Clinic visitors. Also welcoming volunteers and telling them where to report depending on how they want to help.

All animals APA saves come through our veterinary clinic for wellness services, illness treatments, injury care, spay/neuter surgeries, etc. Our clinic is open 7 days a week and we provide thousands of exams to our patients each month, as well as parvo positive dogs in the community that cannot afford regular clinic care. Customer service and ability to multi-task are cornerstones of this position.

Job Duties:

Update information in, or create various documents using Microsoft Excel, Google documents and other Google applications.
Maintain information in ShelterLuv database
File paperwork
Accept packages
Ensure that necessary forms and other handouts are available.
Answer phone & emails while assisting people in lobby.
schedule appointments
check fosters in and out as needed
Take payments and return deposits when necessary
This position will sometimes encounter unpleasant odors and visuals. Employee must be able to handle upsetting situations such as open wounds or dead animals without losing professional demeanor.
Must multi-task well and work quickly.
Must demonstrate good people skills, a can-do enthusiastic attitude, and the ability to handle difficult situations well.

Requirements of position
– Schedule is 4 days a week, 3 days 9am – 7:30pm, 4th day 1130-730.
– Must type at least 65 WPM
– Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Google documents and Google applications required
– Ability to learn shelter software, Shelterluv, quickly.
– Can-do, enthusiastic attitude REQUIRED!
– 1 yr experience in the veterinary field required (receptionist, kennel tech, or vet tech is acceptable).
– Position available immediately

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Medical Technician

We are accepting resumes for a 40hr/wk salaried position (pay based on experience) to work as a full time technician. This includes ALL aspects of shelter medicine and surgical work. You will work 4 days a week and be on-call 1 night a week.
Requirements:
– Shelter medicine and/or emergency clinic experience is preferred because of the high-paced, technical skills required!
-Must have knowledge of basic medications, vaccines, drugs.
– At least 1 year experience as a veterinary technician in a vet hospital REQUIRED. Please do not email if you don’t have a minimum of 1 years experience in a vet clinic as a technician.
– Must be able to give injections SQ, IM, IV, and draw blood; microscopy including fecal floats/directs and skin scrapes; post-anesthesia monitoring of pulse-ox and vital signs; drug dosage calculations; working knowledge of standard small animal illnesses; client communication
– Must be able to work in a high volume, fast-paced, high stress environment. Self motivated, great attitude, team-oriented a must!
– Must be reliable and dedicated – the medical team is very small and all members must be on time, ready to work hard, for every shift.

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Matchmaker – Full Time

Job Description:

Austin Pets Alive is hiring a new Matchmaker! Position is full time, 40 hours per week with access to benefits after 90 days. Must be available to work weekends and holidays. All applicants should have customer service experience, should be familiar with TLAC and Austin Pets Alive’s mission, and should be comfortable working with challenging dogs.

Being a Matchmaker is all about being a representative for the dogs. It’s an intense customer service environment and experience with dogs is a must. But there is nothing like the feeling of seeing a dog walk out the door to its forever home. We use our knowledge of the dogs and the rescue field to develop cutting-edge initiatives that help the dogs connect with the right people. Our primary goal is to reduce the length of stay of APA dogs by methodically placing them into permanent homes. Join the Matchmaker Team and help these amazing animals find their homes!

Job Duties:

– Provide guidance to clients in selecting the right dog for their home.
– Stay up to date on relevant behavioral and health information on all TLAC dogs .
– Update compatibility scores for all dogs when new information is available and ensure that all dogs have proper information on their kennels.
– Ensure that every client has a welcoming guided experience. Active customer service throughout the entire 8 hour shift is a daily expectation.
– Communicate within the MM department and with other departments to ensure efficiency in assisting clients.
– Ensure safe and productive interactions when introducing TLAC dogs to clients.
– Each matchmaker is responsible for ensuring that they are aware of all applicable and available behavioral and health information that may affect their interactions when meeting new clients. This should be the case before the dog in taken out of their kennel.
– Recruit and manage Matchmaker volunteers.
– Develop and maintain positive working relationships with MM volunteers.
– Train new MM volunteers.
– Develop, implement, and maintain MM initiatives to increase number of adoptions of adult large breed dogs.

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Matchmaker – Part Time

Job Description:

Austin Pets Alive is hiring a new Matchmaker! Position is part time, Saturdays and Sundays from 12-7 PM. Must be available to work weekends and holidays. All applicants should have customer service experience, should be familiar with TLAC and Austin Pets Alive’s mission, and should be comfortable working with challenging dogs.

Being a Matchmaker is all about being a representative for the dogs. It’s an intense customer service environment and experience with dogs is a must. But there is nothing like the feeling of seeing a dog walk out the door to its forever home. We use our knowledge of the dogs and the rescue field to develop cutting-edge initiatives that help the dogs connect with the right people. Our primary goal is to reduce the length of stay of APA dogs by methodically placing them into permanent homes. Join the Matchmaker Team and help these amazing animals find their homes!

Job Duties:

– Provide guidance to clients in selecting the right dog for their home.
– Stay up to date on relevant behavioral and health information on all TLAC dogs .
– Update compatibility scores for all dogs when new information is available and ensure that all dogs have proper information on their kennels.
– Ensure that every client has a welcoming guided experience. Active customer service throughout the entire 8 hour shift is a daily expectation.
– Communicate within the MM department and with other departments to ensure efficiency in assisting clients.
– Ensure safe and productive interactions when introducing TLAC dogs to clients.
– Each matchmaker is responsible for ensuring that they are aware of all applicable and available behavioral and health information that may affect their interactions when meeting new clients. This should be the case before the dog in taken out of their kennel.
– Recruit and manage Matchmaker volunteers.
– Develop and maintain positive working relationships with MM volunteers.
– Train new MM volunteers.
– Develop, implement, and maintain MM initiatives to increase number of adoptions of adult large breed dogs.

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