Behaviour Specialist, Animal Behaviour
Temporary Fixed Term 3-Month Contract
The Edmonton Humane Society has been an animal welfare leader in the Edmonton community since 1907. We are more than a shelter and a safe haven for the thousands of animals in our care each year. We play a key role in the Edmonton region by enriching the lives of people and their companion animals not only through our sheltering, but through our programs, services, and community engagement.
Reporting to the Manager of Behaviour/Training, the Behaviour Specialist, Animal Behaviour ensures that daily activities of the Animal Behaviour department are met. The Behaviour Specialist also facilitates and delivers temperament assessments, behaviour modification and enrichment for animals within the shelter including the development of behavioural modification programs. The Behaviour Specialist ensures that recommendations made for animals in EHS’ care are made with the best interests of the animals and potential adopters.
Key Roles & Responsibilities
Education & Experience
Skills & Abilities
As the ideal candidate, you have experience working in animals’ shelter. You are able to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task with minimal supervision. Possess an ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions. Excellent communicator, with strong understanding of dog and cat body language, problem behavior resolutions and animal training techniques through operant conditioning. You are comfortable and skilled in working with a culturally diverse staff, volunteers, and community.
Compensation: EHS offers a competitive Not-For-Profit compensation package, and a strong work-life balance.
Hours: 40 hours a week; however, is expected to work hours as required to fulfill department responsibilities. Some evenings and weekends may be required.
How to Apply
If you are looking for a rewarding career in an exciting and fast paced environment, then we invite you to forward your resume and salary expectations, in confidence, by email to .
The Edmonton Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer, and we thank all applicants for submitting their resume. However, only those candidates considered for employment will be contacted.
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