Española Humane is searching for a Shelter Manager committed to life-saving programs and services to join our dedicated team. The Shelter Manager is upbeat, enthusiastic, with a strong desire to help people and pets. Emphatic communication skills and a strong desire to connect with community members, staff, and volunteers are essential qualities of the candidate. Practical interpersonal skills and the ability to forge effective relationships with a wide variety of people in a wide variety of circumstances will ensure the Shelter Manager’s success.
The Shelter Manager reports to the Director of Operations and is responsible for the shelter’s functions that include animal intake and receiving, adoptions, foster care, rescue transfer, shelter animal care, and health. The position manages three supervisors with a total staff of 12. Key work partners are the Shelter Medicine Veterinarian, Clinic Manager and Manager of Lifesaving Operations.
The position is exempt, full-time with a flexible schedule. The qualified, experienced candidate will be offered above national market-rate compensation, full-time hours and benefits including medical insurance, matching 401k and PTO. Española Humane is changing the way city animal shelters are viewed. Come be a part of the great work being done in Española!
Española Humane manages the open admission shelter with municipal contracts the city of Española, county of Rio Arriba, and the Native American Pueblos of Ohkay Owingeh, Santa Clara and San Ildefonso. Some 3,560 pets came into the shelter in 2019, with 1,826 adopted locally and 653 pets transferred to partner rescue groups. The spay/neuter clinic completed 6,055 surgeries and 639 outdoor cats were altered and returned to their colonies.
Española is a small community of just over 10,000 residents. Española Valley honors and supports cultural diversity, including the strong roots of Hispanic and Native American culture, which make up the rich tapestry of traditions found in our many restaurants with traditional Northern New Mexico cuisine and Old Mexico favorites with a touch of 21st Century breweries and wineries. Hotels and bed and breakfasts are unique and convenient to our neighboring cities Taos and Santa Fe. Located 30 minutes northwest of Santa Fe and 45 minutes south of Taos, Española sits in a broad valley between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on the east and the Jemez on the west, with proximity to several Native American pueblos.