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Name: Mama
Breed: English Bulldog/mix
Sex: Female
Color: tan/black
Age: 3 years
Size: Large
ID: A21501111

Open Positions

Volunteer Coordinator
Resale Shop Asst. Manager
Animal Caregiver
Spay/Neuter and Clinic Veterinarian

Volunteer Coordinator

Reports to: Chief Operations Officer

Hours: Full-Time, hourly

Job Summary:

The mission of the Volunteer Coordinator is to welcome all volunteers and to ensure that they have a safe, enjoyable, and rewarding experience at Humane Society Calumet Area. The person in this position is expected to work with all HSCA departments to deepen the volunteer experience and to balance the needs of the departments with the needs of the volunteers.


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Arranging details of volunteer visit—including scheduling volunteer time in the appropriate areas, scheduling a volunteer orientation, scheduling a tour, etc.
  • Working with walk-in volunteers at the Adoption Center for help with signing up, checking in, changing schedules, etc.
  • Providing a volunteer orientation regarding volunteering at HSCA.
  • Replying in a timely manner to all pre- and post-visit correspondence received concerning volunteering.
  • Entering all volunteer information into the volunteer database system.
  • Maintaining all documentation as it pertains to volunteers—including signed HSCA agreement/release forms and minor forms and tracking of volunteer hours.
  • Visiting the volunteers in the animal areas to invite their feedback and/or address any issues or concerns.
  • Informing volunteers of news and events at the shelter.
  • Maintaining close communication with the animal area caregivers, team leads, and managers to prevent and/or solve problems.
  • Helping recruit volunteers for special events and opportunities.
  • Plan and host volunteer appreciation events.
  • Plan and schedule Tag Days fundraising.
  • Complete and submit monthly reports in a timely fashion.
  • Represent HSCA professionally in the community, may occasionally involve public speaking.
  • Assist Shelter Manager with Community Service Program.
  • Complete home checks for foster volunteers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education /Skills:

  • Associates Degree required, Bachelor’s preferred: course work in Public Relations, Communication, English and/or Human Resource Management helpful.
  • Ability to interact well with others, very personable, professional, and upbeat.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities.
  • Ability to communicate with, supervise and empower volunteers to be effective in their roles – experience with volunteers preferred.
  • Must be a team player with the ability to work within the department and with other departments toward a common vision.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Proven excellence in verbal and written communication skills.
  • Previous customer experience helpful.
  • Computer literate in word programs (i.e. Microsoft Word), proficiency with spreadsheet programs (i.e. Microsoft Excel) a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to articulate and advocate HSCA’s mission and position on various issues.
  • Proven ability to make sound judgments and effectively solve problems.
  • Availability: HSCA is open seven days a week. Willingness to work a flexible schedule is a plus. This includes holiday and weekend work.

Physical Requirements:

  • Extended periods of time working on a computer with repetitive typing, arm and hand motion.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time and some standing for 20 – 45 minutes intervals to conduct volunteer orientations.

Please email your cover letter and resume to Karen Grenda at kgrenda@hscalumet.org.

Resale Shop Assistant Manager

Reports to: Resale Shop Manager

Hours: 25 to 30 hours per week

Job Summary

The Resale Shop Assistant Manager is responsible for providing superb customer service to customers and donors while managing store operations in the manager's absence. Coaches and supervises cashiers and staff of 30+ volunteers. An ideal candidate is energetic with a friendly personality who works great with others and can be a support to the manager. All proceeds from Paws Resale Shoppe's sales support the animals at Humane Society Calumet Area. Candidates must share a compassion for animals and support the mission of HSCA to lead the community in the humane treatment of all animals.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Makes decisions in manager's absence
  • Manages cash handling
  • Manages cashiers and volunteer staff
  • Accepts and processes donations
  • Oversees donations from drop-off to pricing
  • Opens and closes store
  • Helps with events held at Paws
  • Maintains store housekeeping


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Previous retail experience
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Strong organizations skills needed
  • Ability to provide fantastic customer service
  • Knowledge of resale pricing a plus
  • Must love animals

Please email your cover letter and resume to Carrie Terry, Resale Shoppe Manager at manager@pawsresaleshoppe.com

Animal Caregiver

Reports to: Kennel Manager

Job Summary

The Animal Caregiver is responsible for providing a safe, clean, healthy and compassionate environment for HSCA animals and the public. Ensures excellent customer service skills are used at all times. Supports behavior and enrichment programs for all HSCA animals. Effectively communicates with and supports HSCA staff and volunteers. Effectively uses a team approach to meet the goals and daily tasks at HSCA.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Thoroughly cleans of all animal areas at HSCA daily. This includes outside runs, play yards, cat rooms, office areas, bathrooms and kitches. Enures cleaning and disease protocol are adhered to.
  2. Ensures daily task list and general cleaning tasks (garbage, dishes, laundry, etc.) are completed.
  3. Spot cleans animal and public areas throughout the day.
  4. Monitors the health of animals on an ongoing basis and rapidly identifies any possible health problems or conditions (medical or behavioral) and immediately reports any changes to Kennel Manager, Behavior Department or Lab Manager.
  5. Works courteously and cooperatively with HSCA staff and volunteers as an effective team player.
  6. Provides excellent customer service and promotion of adoptions while maintaining a friendly demeanor at all times
  7. Collaborates with the Adoption Office and Front Desk staff to ensure the adoption process is effective, timely and ideal for matching animals with adopters
  8. Practices a humane and caring attitude towards all animals at all times regardless of the situation.
  9. Cooperates with Behavior Department to ensure enrichment programs are done daily. Walks and socializes animals daily.
  10. Stocks supplies, unloads supplies and communicates supply needs to the Kennel Manager.
  11. Works within timelines and deadlines comfortably, and has excellent time management skills.
  12. Works comfortably with animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical and behavioral conditions.
  13. Possesses an affection for animals, concern for their welfare and a willingness to make a difference in the community.

Physical and Emotional Requirements

  1. Effectively "team lead" displaying a positive attitude and acts as a motivating force for staff members.
  2. Cooperates effectively and professionally with staff and volunteers working at the shelter.
  3. Takes initiate within their field of work, communicates new ideas or projects to Kennel Manager and finds valuable solutions to challenges within the shelter.
  4. Consults with Kennel Manager about shelter and staff concerns in a timely and effective manner.
  5. Copes effectively and professionally with stressful and difficult situations: death of an animal, euthanasia or surgical complications.
  6. Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 hours
  7. Must be able to lift 50 lbs., have excellent balance and good hand-eye coordination.

Additional Requirements

  1. Education: High School Diploma required
  2. Willingness to be compassionate, proactive, hardworking part of a solution to sheltering animals and finding their adoptive home.
  3. Must have interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

Work Environment

As an Animal Caregiver you are expected to operate in a professional manner. You are frequently exposed to odors or airborne particles including animal fure, animal dander, and toxic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is very loud and can be stressful at times. Other duties may be assigned.

Please email your cover letter and resume to Karen Grenda at kgrenda@hscalumet.org.

Spay/Neuter and Clinic Veterinarian

Reports to:Clinic Director

Hours:Part-time, Full-time potential for the right candidate

Job Description
The Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic is seeking a veterinarian to join our fast-paced animal clinic.
The Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic (EMAC) is located at the Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) in Munster, IN (approximately 25 miles South of Chicago, IL).
The veterinarian is responsible for performing preventative health and wellness programs, performing spay/neuter surgeries, ensuring all clinic staff members are adhering to proper peri-operative care of patients, medical protocol, and daily record keeping.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Perform wellness services and provide recommendations for follow-up and preventative care
  2. Examine animals pre-op to determine their ability to undergo surgery
  3. Perform surgical sterilizations
  4. Supervise post-op rechecks, and oversee order of medical treatments as necessary to ensure complete surgical recovery
  5. Supervise cleaning program for prevention of infectious/zoonotic diseases
  6. Continue research and maintenance of safe and efficacious medical protocol regarding anesthesia and surgery
  7. Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances by veterinary technicians
  8. Actively promote spay and neuter, and educate clients on responsible animal ownership
  9. Actively support associate staff and volunteers, and promote the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission
  10. Supervise veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, and veterinary interns
  11. Represent the EMAC and HSCA in a professional and courteous manner at all times
  12. Provide quality service to clients, volunteers, and staff recognizing their individual contributions to the success of our organization
  13. Develop medical programs and community outreach along with the Clinic Director and Chief Executive Officer

A DVM degree from an accredited school of veterinary medicine, a license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Indiana and DEA license eligibility are required. Part-time, full-time potential.  Hourly rate: $40, negotiable.

Please email your cover letter and resume to Rachel Delaney, Executive Director at rdelaney@hscalumet.org.

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

Please contact the shelter at 219-922-3811 or email us at info@hscalumet.org with any questions concerning shelter employment.