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Two New Job postings: Song Bird Clinic Administrator / Mammal Raptor Administrator

(update as of Jan 25, 2013, jobs have all been filled)

Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County’s Mission is to support the presence of wildlife through rehabilitation and to promote public awareness and appreciation through community outreach.

The WRCNC is looking for a Song Bird Clinic Administrator and a Mammal Raptor Administrator. Should a competent candidate have the qualifications and desire to perform both functions, the two positions may be combined into one main administrator role.

JOB POSTING #1
Song Bird Clinic Administrator
Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County

Location:      USA -Napa Valley, CA
Type:          Part-Time – One Year
Category:      Humanitarian Volunteer

Responsibilities:    
*    Manage volunteer/rehabbers recruitment, job identification and assignment, and retention of all Song Bird rehabbers/volunteers of WRCNC.
*    Train rehabbers/volunteers for the song bird Rescue Team, the Song Birds Rehab/Reunite/Foster/Song Birds Re-nest Teams, and Transport Team
*    Determine staffing needs for the rehabbers/volunteers for song bird Rescue Team, the song bird clinic Rehab/Reunite/Foster/Re-nest Teams, and Transport Team.  Coordinate coverage for vacant shifts & cover open/vacant shifts when needed and/or determine if seasonal help is needed for shift coverage.
*    Must be present at the Song Bird Clinic to oversee operation, provide supervision of volunteers as well as recognize volunteers.  Foster & create positive relationships with volunteers by providing encouragement & support needed.
*    Work closely with the WRCNC staff (including Mammal & Raptor Administrator), Board of Directors, Education Committee, and Lead Rehabilitators for both mammals and raptors; meet regularly with the Mammal & Raptor Administrator; attend Board meetings as necessary.
*    Monitor and ensure animal care facilities are adequate and assist volunteers with maintenance requests as needed.
*    Monitor and ensure that the seasonal song bird clinic is adequate, all repairs and/or new construction are completed, all necessary equipment is on site and working before the beginning of high season.  Assist rehabbers/volunteers with supplies and materials requests to facilitate the work flow.
*    Keep records and updated information on volunteers/rehabbers & animal welfare safety and rehabilitation protocols.
*    Communicate with Song Bird Clinic rehabbers/volunteers regarding all necessary updates to policies, procedures, and decisions by Staff and Board of Directors; communicate general updates and information to all volunteers/rehabbers.
*    Complete and maintain all necessary paperwork, including but not limited to:
1. The Rescue Team, and the Song Bird Clinic Rehab/Reunite/Foster/Raptor Re-nest Teams: obtaining applications, receiving certifications, other documents as required; in addition filing and tracking of these documents as necessary; hours; assignments; volunteer database.
2. Transporters: applications; proof of valid insurance, copies of valid driver’s license
*    Ensuring complete and accurate data collection and reporting, including:
1. Annual Report for the California Department of Fish and Game for Song Birds
2. Operational Statistics, including trends in and disposition of our wildlife population
3.  Collecting information from home-rehabbers regarding financials and donations, track rehabbers contributions of time and record these findings for annual reporting purposes.
*    Manage communication with local media on a regular/consistent basis, i.e. radio programs, newspaper, internet etc.
*    Act as advocate on behalf of rehabbers to communicate to the Board of Directors regarding home rehabber needs and support required.
*    Conduct home rehabilitation site inspections on an annual basis to ensure proper animal housing requirements are met and proper rehab procedures and protocols are in place. Report to the Board of Directors any outstanding issues, concerns or needs for review.

Key Responsibilities:
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities:
*    Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the environment
*    Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process
*    Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written
*    Must possess basic computational skills and strong computer skills.  Experience in Word, Excel, Outlook, File maker Pro, and Power Point is a plus

Physical Demands
*    Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
*    Must be ok with handling live and dead mammals and raptors, and be familiar with the local and federal laws presiding over the proper disposal of dead animals.
*    Must be ok with handling live and dead rodents, mealworms, etc.
*    Requires grasping, writing, long periods of standing and/or sitting, walking, repetitive motions, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.
*    Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees
*    Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception.
*    Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment.
*    Lifting, carrying, climbing and maneuvering ladders
*    Able to swiftly follow animals and wield a net to capture injured animals.  Physical fitness is a major plus as occasional running in rough terrain is likely while performing a rescue.
*    Understand the mechanical function of tools and their proper use in a safe manner.

Other:
*    Due to the nature of the rescue organization, varying schedules may apply to reflect the needs.
*    Volunteers are asked to fully comply with WRCNC rules and regulations for the safe and effective operation of the facilities.

Skills and Knowledge
The individual should possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the work, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities:
*    Passionate about wildlife
*    Willing to learn advanced rehabilitation skills in order to train volunteers
*    Desire to be part of a the wildlife rescue experience
*    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, people oriented
*    Organized and detailed oriented with thorough follow-up skills
*    Flexible and able to multi-task
*    Team oriented
*    Demonstrate effective problem-solving

This volunteer description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all functions that a volunteer in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

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JOB POSTING #2
Mammal and Raptor Administrator
Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County

Location:      USA -Napa Valley, CA
Type:          Part-Time
Category:      Humanitarian Volunteer

The mission of the Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County (WRCNC) is “to support the presence of wildlife through rehabilitation and to promote public awareness and appreciation through community outreach”. The Mammal & Raptor Administrator position is a vital component to the success of these goals.

Responsibilities:    
*    Manage volunteer/rehabbers recruitment, job identification and assignment, and retention of all volunteers/rehabbers of WRCNC.
*    Train Volunteers for the Rescue Team, the Mammal and Raptor Rehab/Reunite/Foster/Raptor Re-nest Teams, and Transport Team
*    Determine staffing needs for the Rescue Team, the Mammal and Raptor Rehab/Reunite/Foster/Raptor Re-nest Teams, and Transport Team
*    Work closely with the WRCNC staff (including Songbird Clinic Administrator), Board of Directors, Education Committee, and Lead Rehabilitators for both mammals and raptors; meet regularly with Songbird Clinic Administrator; attend Board meetings as necessary.
o  Ensure appropriate communications take place with SBC Administrator in areas of mutual goals, i.e. cross training for rescue rehab, public awareness, media communications, publications and recruitment.
*    Monitor and ensure animal care facilities are adequate and assist volunteers with maintenance requests as needed.
*    Assist volunteers with supplies and materials requests to facilitate work flow
*    Keep records and updated information on volunteers/rehabbers & animal welfare safety and rehabilitation protocols.
*    Communicate with mammal and raptor volunteers/rehabbers regarding all necessary updates to policies, procedures, and decisions by Staff and Board of Directors; communicate general updates and information to all volunteers/rehabbers.
*    Complete and maintain all necessary paperwork, including but not limited to:
1. The Rescue Team, and the Mammal and Raptor Rehab/Reunite/Foster/Raptor Re-nest Teams: obtaining applications, receiving certifications, other documents as required; in addition filing and tracking of these documents as necessary; hours; assignments; volunteer database.
2. Transporters: applications; proof of valid insurance, copies of valid driver’s license
*    Ensuring complete and accurate data collection and reporting, including:
1. Annual Report for the California Department of Fish and Game for Mammals and Raptors
2. Operational Statistics, including trends in and disposition of our wildlife population
3. Collecting information from home-rehabbers regarding financials and donations, track rehabbers contributions of time and record these findings for annual reporting purposes.
*    Manage communication with local media on a regular/consistent basis, i.e. radio programs, newspaper, internet etc.
*    Act as advocate on behalf of rehabbers to communicate to the Board of Directors regarding home rehabber needs and support required.
*    Conduct home rehabilitation site inspections on an annual basis to ensure proper animal housing requirements are met and proper rehab procedures and protocols are in place. Report to the Board of Directors any outstanding issues, concerns or needs for review.

Key Responsibilities:
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities:
*    Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the environment
*    Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process
*    Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written
*    Must possess basic computational skills and strong computer skills.  Experience in Word, Excel, Outlook, File maker Pro, and Power Point is a plus

Physical Demands
*    Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
*    Must be ok with handling live and dead mammals and raptors, and be familiar with the local and federal laws presiding over the proper disposal of dead animals.
*    Must be ok with handling live and dead rodents, mealworms, etc.
*    Requires grasping, writing, long periods of standing and/or sitting, walking, repetitive motions, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.
*    Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees
*    Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception.
*    Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment.
*    Lifting, carrying, climbing and maneuvering ladders
*    Able to swiftly follow animals and wield a net to capture injured animals.  Physical fitness is a major plus as occasional running in rough terrain is likely while performing a rescue.
*    Understand the mechanical function of tools and their proper use in a safe manner.

Other:
*    Due to the nature of the rescue organization, varying schedules may apply to reflect the needs.
*    Volunteers are asked to fully comply with WRCNC rules and regulations for the safe and effective operation of the facilities.

Skills and Knowledge
The individual should possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the work, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities:
*    Passionate about wildlife
*    Willing to learn advanced rehabilitation skills in order to train volunteers
*    Desire to be part of a the wildlife rescue experience
*    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, people oriented
*    Organized and detailed oriented with thorough follow-up skills
*    Flexible and able to multi-task
*    Team oriented
*    Demonstrate effective problem-solving

This volunteer description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all functions that a volunteer in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

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