Job Posting 100542

Wildlife Hospital Manager
WRA Wildlife Rescue Association of BC
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Burnaby BC
closes in 48 days (Fri, 31 May)
full time  •  $58,240 – 62,400

Let your career SOAR with Wildlife Rescue! 

Are you interested in being part of a PURPOSE-DRIVEN team with a passion for animals and wildlife?

Do you want to join a fast-growing organization making a big impact in BC? 

We are looking for a Wildlife Hospital Manager to join our team.

In this dynamic role, you are encouraged to bring your best self to work every day, where you can make a big impact in the lives of British Columbia’s wildlife.

Wildlife Rescue values work-life balance;

we offer numerous values-driven employee perks and benefits to support our employees in being their best selves both in and out of the workplace.

Position Profile:

The Hospital Manager is a permanent full-time position, responsible for leading Wildlife Rescue’s medical and rehabilitation program. This essential role ensures the highest standards of care are achieved and maintained in alignment with Wildlife Rescue’s mission vision, and values. As a key member of the management team, the Hospital Manager plays a central role in data management, and in the collaboration between Wildlife Rescue's various departments, including Advancement, Support Centre, and Volunteer.

Salary: $58,240 – 62,400

Who WE are:

Established in 1979, the Wildlife Rescue Association of BC is a leader in the rehabilitation of wild animals and is committed to educating the public on how to coexist peacefully with wildlife. Located in Burnaby, BC, we are western Canada’s busiest wildlife rehabilitation centre, with an average of 5,000 animal patients admitted each year.

The Wildlife Rescue Association of BC is located on the ancestral and unceded homelands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples. We are grateful for the opportunity to be on this beautiful, shared territory.

Employee Perks and Benefits:

  • Professional development funding and opportunities for career growth
  • 3 weeks paid vacation to start
  • A competitive extended medical and dental benefits plan, which includes:
    • Teladoc medical services
    • Employee Life insurance
    • Travel protection outside of Canada
    • Access to a variety of paramedical health services including counselling, chiropractors, massage therapists and more.

Highlight of Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee and direct animal care, medical treatments, and rehabilitation procedures, ensuring high-quality and consistent care.
  • Lead, train, and develop Wildlife Hospital personnel, including Wildlife Technicians, RVTs, seasonal staff and volunteers.
  • Ensure appropriate policies, protocols and standard operating procedures are developed, adhered to, and reviewed annually.
  • Oversee the development of hospital program infrastructure, operational plans, and annual program budgets.
  • Play a key role in the management of Wildlife Rescue’s hospital facilities including oversight of enclosure repairs and maintenance.
  • Participate in all human resource activities for the Hospital program, including recruitments, onboarding, employee evaluations, scheduling, and timesheet and absence management approvals.
  • Lead all data management practices related to the hospital program including the timely and accurate entry of patient information into the organization's Salesforce CRM.

Key Qualifications & Experience

  • University degree or diploma in biological sciences, or a similar discipline.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working in a wildlife rehabilitation setting.
  • Minimum of 1-year supervisory experience with the proven ability to lead and motivate others.
  • Experience with wildlife rehabilitation standards of care, husbandry practices, euthanasia, and basic medical procedures.
  • Experience working with various bird species, reptiles, amphibians, and bats.
  • Experience planning and performing treatments including sample collection and lab results analysis.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, relationship-building skills, and a high level of integrity.
  • High emotional intelligence, demonstrating self-awareness, social awareness, and empathy.
  • Strong time-management skills with the ability to prioritize and be highly adaptable to changing work environments.
  • Understanding of operational and strategic planning and budget management, is an asset.
  • Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator certification (CWR) is an asset.
  • Ability to work flexible shifts, including weekends and statutory holidays.
  • OR the right combination of skills and experience—we are looking for the right fit for our team and encourage all interested candidates to apply.

 

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