Job Posting 86727

Wildlife Hospital Manager
WRA Wildlife Rescue Association of BC
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 26 days (Mon, 12 Sep)
full time  •  $24-$30 hourly

Wildlife Hospital Manager


Hours:             40 hours/week

Pay:                 $24.00 - $30.00 hourly­

Closing:          September 12, 2022


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

We have an exciting opportunity for a Wildlife Hospital Manager to join our team. This is an ideal position for an individual with a background in wildlife rehabilitation and management experience who wants to support the growth and development of a dynamic program. The Wildlife Hospital Manager has a central role in the organization with strong connections to other programs including Support Centre, Volunteer Program, Education and Fund Development. This position is responsible for overseeing the hospital program staff and for ensuring the highest quality of care for our wildlife patients. Planning and development of program infrastructure are a high priority, as a result, a high amount of office work is anticipated.


  • Participate in the collaboration and communication between other programs and departments within the organization
  • Provide leadership, management, and supervision of Wildlife Hospital staff in collaboration with the hospital management team
  • 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, in line with the organizations mission, vision, and mandate
  • Ensure compliance with internal reporting systems and provide support for external reporting to government agencies and funding sources
  • Participate and collaborate in animal care, medical treatments, and rehabilitation procedures, ensuring the continuous improvement of safe, appropriate, and humane care.
  • Conduct ongoing employee evaluations and lead the development of innovative hospital staff roles and responsibilities
  • Participate in the recruitment and hiring of hospital team members
  • Collaborate with Hospital staff to maintain and ensure a safe and productive work environment
  • Manage and approve hospital personnel timesheet and absence management requests
  • Participate in the recruitment and development of a hospital management team

Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum 4 years experience working in wildlife rehabilitation or similar discipline
  • Minimum 2 years experience in leadership and supervision of staff
  • Knowledge creating and managing a program budget
  • Understanding of operational and strategic planning
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced dynamic team environment
  • Excellent 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 in line with WRA’s vaccination policy
  • Willingness to obtain criminal record check 

Desirable Assets

  • A university degree/diploma in biological sciences or similar
  • Knowledge of British Columbia’s native wildlife
  • Experience with staff planning and scheduling
  • IWRC certification
  • Experience developing and implementing procedures and protocols
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety practices in the workplace
  • Applied conflict resolution and mediation skills

Why Should You Apply

  • You are a natural leader
  • You have a passion for wildlife rehabilitation, and 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 share your knowledge and skills
  • You value a dynamic work environment andyou’re not afraid to get your hands dirty
  • You value a culture of wellness and appreciation

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

It is WRA’s policy to provide equal opportunity for all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion or creed, gender, age, disability, national origin, language, political belief, criminal record, pregnancy, marital status or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodation will be made for persons with disabilities.

This policy applies to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

If you need assistance or an accommodation, you may contact us at .

To Apply

Submit your cover letter and resume together in a single pdf file using our online Form or by copying and pasting this URL into your browser:

Applications for more than one position at Wildlife Rescue are accepted.

Please be advised that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews, and Wildlife Rescue would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest

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