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Facility Caretaker

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Do you love animals?  Do you like helping people?  Join us in our mission, by providing excellent care to our program animals and taking care of our facility!

Live onsite – feed and care for our program dogs at our kennel facility.  Work with Kennel Staff, provide feedback and corrective action as needed, set schedule. The job requires some heavy lifting, heavy-duty cleaning of kennel, bathing and grooming of dogs, etc.  Feed, clean-up after, and care for two facility cats.  Cleaning the kennel is an essential function of this position! Provide regular assessment of facility components, serve as facility on-site contact, work with vendors and volunteers who provide services, set-up and tear-down event components, keep sidewalks and building entrances clear of snow and ice, arrange for vehicle maintenance and movement of vehicles as needed for snow removal, light weekly cleaning of restrooms, training rooms, oversee waste and recycling for facility.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Experience handling multiple animals at one time is required.  You must possess the ability to communicate clearly, have strong organizational skills, have working knowledge of Excel, Word, the Internet, and basic telephone/computer skills. These qualifications are generally obtained from two or more years of related work experience.

The physical ability to lift up to 75 pounds and access heights (building roof and/or high shelving) without assistance is required to perform this job. The ability to navigate over uneven surfaces without assistance is required.  A valid driver’s license and insurability are required, personal record clearance to pass a background check is also required.

You must possess the willingness to be flexible enough to perform various tasks as requested. The ideal candidate will possess a positive attitude and a love for dogs.  We are a non-smoking facility.  This position requires on-site residence in our facility.  Modern, one bedroom plus den/office area apartment is included as part of compensation.  The ideal candidate will possess natural flexibility to adapt to changing work demands and have the physical ability to work in inclement weather as the dogs need to go out regardless of weather conditions.

 THIS POSITION REQUIRES VARYING HOURS, INCLUDING WEEKENDS, HOLIDAYS, and EVENINGS.

HOW TO APPLY:  Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to hr@can-do-canines.org. In the subject line, put:     Your Last Name, Your First Name – Facility Caretaker.

Tell us why you think you should be the person we hire! Applications accepted until position is filled.

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 Can Do Canines
9440 Science Center Drive
New Hope, MN  55428
763-331-3009 (fax)

Phone calls and/or video resumes will not be accepted.

Can Do Canines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Kennel Staff

Can Do Canines, a nonprofit organization located in New Hope, Minnesota, is seeking an individual to serve as a Kennel Staff to work in the kennel providing care and feeding of our dogs.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Do you love animals?  Do you like helping people?  Join us in our mission, by providing excellent care to our program dogs and their feline co-workers!  Feed and care for our program dogs at our kennel facility.  The job requires some heavy lifting, heavy-duty cleaning of kennel, bathing and grooming of dogs, etc.  Feed, clean-up after, and care for two facility cats.  Cleaning the kennel is an essential function of this position!

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Some experience working with animals is required; volunteer/intern/unpaid experience is valid and should be included in your resume.  Kennel experience is preferred.

Understanding (and ability) of safe methods of lifting up to 60 pounds is required. Willingness to be flexible enough to perform various tasks as requested. The ideal candidate will possess a positive attitude and a love for dogs.  We are a non-smoking facility.

THIS POSITION IS WEEKENDS and EVENINGS. – Average 5-7 shifts per 2 week pay period and 3 of 4 weekends per month on a rotating schedule are required. The ideal candidate will live close to our facility – the health of our dogs (and cats) is our first priority, so your reliability and perfect attendance are crucial to the position.

You must also be able to work in inclement weather as the dogs need to go out regardless of weather conditions.

The position is slated to begin as soon as possible  We will accept applications until the position is filled.  Please – only serious candidates with the required experience need apply.  We are a non-smoking facility.

To apply for this position please e-mail your cover letter and resume to hr@can-do-canines.orgIn the subject line, put:     Your Last Name, Your First Name – Kennel Staff

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 Can Do Canines
9440 Science Center Drive
New Hope, MN  55428
763-331-3009 (fax)

Phone calls and/or video resumes will not be accepted.

Can Do Canines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Assistance Dog Trainer / Client Services Coordinator

Can Do Canines, a nonprofit organization located in New Hope, Minnesota, is seeking an individual to serve as an Assistance Dog Trainer in support of our mission. You will care for, evaluate, and train dogs that are residing in our kennel in preparation for their final placement as an assistance dog for a person with a disability.

This position can lead to promotion to Client Services Coordinator with an increased focus on interviewing applicants, working with dogs in training, supervising field trainers and placing assistance dogs with clients. The ideal candidate will have substantial (5 or more years) related experience in dog obedience training and dog care. You will evaluate dogs received from shelters and potential pet donations, as well as evaluate and train dogs from our own breeding program and dogs in preparation for final placement. You will have the ability to contribute to the creation, review, and updates to training manuals.

This position is also responsible for working with puppy raiser/foster care families when returning or picking up dogs, maintaining daily training records, monitoring and evaluating canine and feline health related issues, and monitoring and inventorying supplies. The ability to assist with micro-chipping dogs/puppies and give distemper shots is desired. This position requires the use of a telephone and computer to perform work, the ability to perform work without close supervision, and experience and ease in public speaking.

Knowledge of and experience in working with persons with disabilities, working with volunteers, and knowledge of Assistance Dog International (ADI) standards are preferred. A valid driver’s license and insurability are required. You must be able to pass a background check to be considered for employment.

The position is slated to begin as soon as possible. Only serious candidates with the required experience will be considered for interviews.

Can Do Canines offers a comprehensive benefit package including paid time off, health and dental insurance, and after one year, 403(b) pension package.

To apply for this position, please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to hr@can-do-canines.org. In the Subject Line, put: Your Last Name, Your First Name – Assistance Dog Trainer

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 Can Do Canines
9440 Science Center Drive
New Hope, MN  55428
763-331-3009 (fax)

Phone calls and/or video resumes will not be accepted.

Can Do Canines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Prison Puppy Program Instructor

Can Do Canines is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs.  We envision a future in which everyone who needs and wants an assistance dogs can have one. Can Do Canines is a nonprofit organization located in New Hope, MN. We provide trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities, free of charge.

We are searching for a part-time Prison Program Instructor to work in Duluth, MN. Hours are four to five hours/week to start. Increase to eight to ten hours/week by end of 2014.  Increase to 15-20 hours/week in 2015. This position requires working at least one weekday per week and includes some weekend and evening hours.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Oversee prison puppy program at the Federal Correctional Institution in Duluth, Minnesota.   Duties include teaching weekly obedience/training classes to male inmates who have been accepted into the prison puppy program.  Interact with prison staff, keep records of training and care of prison puppies, work with prison puppy foster-home providers, coordinate and provide instruction during outings with prison puppy foster-home providers.

As the position grows it will include working with puppy raisers outside of the prison system, teaching classes to the puppy raisers outside of prison system, conducting home interviews, and running puppy raiser outings in public.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum of five years’ experience teaching obedience classes using positive training methods is required.  You must pass a thorough background check administered by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance is required.

You must possess the ability to communicate clearly, have strong organizational skills, have working knowledge of Excel, Word, the Internet, and basic telephone/computer skills. These qualifications are generally obtained from two or more years of related work experience.

HOW TO APPLY:  Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to hr@can-do-canines.org.   In the subject line of your e-mail, enter:   

Your Last Name, Your First Name – Prison Program Instructor

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 Can Do Canines
9440 Science Center Drive
New Hope, MN  55428
763-331-3009 (fax)

Phone calls and/or video resumes will not be accepted.

Can Do Canines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.