Wildlife Hospital Lead
WRA Wildlife Rescue Association of BC
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
5216 Glencarin Drive Burnaby BC
closed 3 days ago (Fri, 20 May) full time
Wildlife Hospital Lead
Hours: 40 hours/week
Pay: $22-$26 hour
Closing: Once Filled
Wildlife Rescue Association of BC
Established in 1979, 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 over 6,000 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.
About the Role
The Wildlife Hospital Lead plays a key role in supporting the management of day-to-day Hospital operations in a way that ensures the highest quality of care for our wildlife patients. In collaboration with the Hospital Manager, this key role participates in devising and implementing annual operational plans that contribute and support the strategic goals of the organization. This leadership role is responsible for contributing to the culture of wildlife rescue and for supporting an environment of respect and appreciation in the workplace for staff, volunteers, and members of the public.
Administer and contribute to ensuring compliance with internal reporting systems and provide support for external reporting to government agencies and funding sources.
Support in devising and implementing annual operational plans for the Wildlife Hospital that support the strategic goals of the organization.
Support in ensuring stable, consistent, and productive communication with and among hospital staff and volunteers.
Support in ensuring appropriate and effective record-keeping systems are devised and maintained.
Oversee and participate in animal care, medical treatments, and rehabilitation procedures, ensuring the continuous improvement of safe, appropriate, and humane care.
Support in ensuring appropriate policies, protocols and standard operating procedures are developed, adhered to, and reviewed, in collaboration with the Hospital Manager.
Provide leadership, management, and supervision of allocated Wildlife Hospital Staff.
Support the implementation of a performance management framework that inspires hospital staff to embrace individual leadership qualities and encourages the team to stretch their strengths in the best interests of themselves and the organization.
Aid in designating volunteer and staff roles and responsibilities.
Contribute to stimulating the ongoing growth of self-awareness in hospital staff members and volunteers.
Qualifications & Experience
Experience in the field of Wildlife Rehabilitation, including the handling & treatment of birds
Experience in leadership, daily supervision, and training of staff
Experience developing and implementing procedures and protocols
Drive to develop yourself and your colleagues
Ability to excel in a fast-paced dynamic team environment
Exceptional communication, organization, and time management skills
Ability to work flexible shifts, evenings, weekends, and statutory holidays (no overnight shifts)
Proof of current tetanus and COVID-19 vaccination inline with WRA’s vaccination policy
Willingness to obtain criminal record check
A university degree/diploma in Biological Sciences or similar discipline
Knowledge of British Columbia’s native wildlife
Experience with staff planning and scheduling
IWRC training and certification
Experience with operational or strategic planning
Experience managing a program budget
Why Should You Apply
You want to contribute to a cause that positively impacts BC’s native wildlife species
You value working with like minded individuals and want to grow your professional network
You value a dynamic work environment andyou’re not afraid to get your hands dirty
You value a culture of wellness and appreciation
Gain valuable skills in wildlife rehabilitation
You want to share your knowledge and skills in animal care and husbandry
Extended Medical and Dental Benefits Package
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