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Employment

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 early as March 21, 2014.  We will accept applications until that date.  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.org.
In 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)

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 no later than Friday, March 21, 2014 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)