Job Posting 89308

Animal Shelter Manager
Lac La Biche Regional Humane Society
Northern Alberta
38 Nipewon Road (Option for partial work from home)
closes in 2 days (Wed, 30 Nov)
full time  •  $20 - $30/hour

Are you looking for a position where you can make a tremendous difference in the lives of animals and our community?  Does the idea of connecting pets with loving families appeal to you? As our Shelter Manager you will have the opportunity to lead our team in the provision of compassionate, effective and efficient care, program delivery and services with your team of cooperative staff members and volunteers.


Our Shelter Manager is someone who is looking for a rewarding position, appreciates daily and varied challenges, as well as the opportunity for partial work-from-home hours.  Under the direction of the Board Chairperson, or alternate designate of the LLBRHS Board of Directors, you will oversee daily shelter operations, administrative duties and managing shelter staff and volunteers. This will be achieved through the efficient performance of daily tasks, effective critical assessment of arising situations, excellent organizational skills, and appropriate follow-through action in a respectful and positive culture.  


Education and Experience Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Post Secondary Diploma in  Veterinary Office, Animal Health Assistant, Business Administration, Veterinary Technologist or animal related field of study preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience.
  • Valid Alberta driver’s license with good driving record.

Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent of required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.



  • Be familiar with methods and procedures of managing animal shelters.
  • Have an understanding of laws, rules and regulations governing the operation of animal shelters.
  • Be familiar with financial best practices, budgets, grant applications and research.  
  • Have excellent and effective communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Have strong organizational skills.
  • Be familiar with Pet Point Data Management System (or equivalent) and records management.
  • Be capable of preparing work schedules and directing staff and volunteers.
  • Be competent in the safe and effective handling of animals.
  • Be comfortable and competent in assessing and medicating animals.
  • Knowledge and application of Alberta Labour Standards 
  • Experience / understanding of working with boards 
  • Have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others encountered in the workplace and community
  • Must be physically able to perform assigned duties.

Physical and Working Environment

This position isn’t for everyone as it can be messy, smelly, and at times stressful, but if making a significant difference in the lives of shelter animals is something you are passionate about, this just might be the most fulfilling and purpose-driven job you’ve ever had! Normal mental and visual attention required. Physical efforts require regular bending, reaching, kneeling, standing, lifting, carrying and restraining animals, and the operation of vehicles and equipment. Work requires potential exposure to sick animals, frequent interruptions, high noise levels, animal feces, animal allergens, bites, scratches, adverse weather, traffic, cleaning chemicals, fumes, dust, etc. Safety procedures must be adhered to at all times. This position may require working occasional weekends, holidays and beyond normal scheduled hours depending on the needs of the organization.


LLBRHS incorporated as a non-profit society & registered charity with the following mission: 


To enable the provision of humane treatment of animals who would otherwise be neglected, mistreated or killed, & to relieve their pain & suffering through educational efforts as well as direct intervention. We believe that the neglect of local animals is a regional problem and is deserving of a regional solution.


Our service area is inclusive of all communities within Lac La Biche County peripheral boundaries.


Please email resume and cover letter to LLBRHS


We are currently restructuring due to growth so it is an exciting time here at LLBRHS!


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and post will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

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