Best Friends Animal Society
  • 407- Sanctuary Rabbits
  • Kanab, UT, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Join Best Friends and turn your career into a labor of love. The benefits package is one of the best! Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Child Care reimbursement, Pet Sitting reimbursement, Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, PTO, Paid Holidays, Employee Assistance Program, 401k and Staff Discounts.


Location: Kanab, Utah

Summary: The Bunny House Team Lead provides oversight of the health, care, and well-being of the bunnies and guinea pigs in addition to acting with urgency and efficiency to find adoption and transfer outcomes for the animals at the Sanctuary. This position includes daily hands on care of the animals as well as providing supervision, training, and oversight of staff in their assigned areas.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Treat people around you with Kindness and Compassion, build trust by demonstrating authenticity and following through on your commitments, prioritize your well-being like you do our mission, and work to build strong relationships with your colleagues by participating in communication loops to share and receive honest feedback. You are responsible and accountable for the culture you add to your team dynamic.
  • Promote, coordinate, and facilitate adoptions; drive creative and innovative solutions for hard to place animals; provide post adoption support; ensure superior customer service
  • Support bunny and guinea pig intakes
  • Serve as a sanctuary ambassador, representing Best Friends' work to visitors and volunteers and speaking to the sanctuary's special role in Best Friends' No-Kill goals
  • Provide leadership, support, mentorship, and coaching for team members and volunteers to ensure all assigned responsibilities are completed
  • Serve as a care provider alongside team members ensuring all department objectives for care, health, and behavior training are met.
  • Participate in annual reviews, develop and deliver corrective actions when necessary, assist in the hiring process
  • Work collaboratively, and with a positive attitude, with all Best Friends' department teams for the care, benefit, promotion and ultimate outcome of all animals in our care.
  • Identify opportunities for department improvements relating to workflow, facilities, animal movement, and other objectives
  • Demonstrate kindness and the golden rule in our everyday actions by practicing inclusion and respect for every person for the value they bring to the table. Be supportive and lead your team with clarity, creativity, understanding and empathy.
  • Maintain a safe workplace, valuing and modeling safe work practices, adhering to organizational safety practices and rules, and communicating about unsafe practices and conditions.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • A minimum of 1 year of previous volunteer or work experience caring for rabbits preferred.
  • Previous leadership experience preferred.
  • Ability to work with and handle all bunnies/guinea pigs, including those with health and/or behavior conditions/concerns; ability to identify and speak to medical and behavioral characteristics including medicating, socializing, and performing behavior modification techniques.
  • Customer-centric, non-judgmental approach to engaging with adopters, partners, visitors, volunteers, and colleagues; familiarity and comfort with an open adoption process.
  • Resourceful, get-it-done attitude; initiative to assist in any area or process; problem solving, seeking answers independently and enthusiastically; flexibility to persist until lifesaving outcome goals are achieved; demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a team player, personable, professional, and able to get along with people from different backgrounds, as well as the ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with well-developed organization skills to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products; familiarity with shelter software (Best Friends uses Shelterluv), or desire to learn.

Physical & Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to:
    • Perform daily strenuous activity including, but not limited to lifting, carrying, reaching, stooping, squatting, cleaning, and bending.
    • Work at a computer or driving a car for extended periods of time with repetitive typing, sitting, arm, and hand motion.
    • Work indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions including extreme heat and cold.
  • Valid driver's license, ability to qualify to be added to Best Friends insurance, ability to travel, including overnight stays, when needed.
  • Daily hours and days of the week may vary according to the needs of the department schedule; position includes weekends, nights and holiday work.

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career at Best Friends Animal Society. Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or domestic partner status.



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