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Espanola Humane wants your help to save lives! Espanola Humane is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are a progressive, innovative shelter that offers a collaborative environment, excellent compensation and benefits.

Pet Care Providers

Española Humane wants you to help save lives!

We are searching for upbeat, energetic Pet Care Providers to join our shelter team. Española Humane is committed to partnering with our community to positively influence the lives of Española’s pets and Pet Care Providers are a vital role in this mission. Providers are responsible for treating all animals humanely and compassionately at all times, regardless of the situation and circumstances. Through their work with the animals in our care, Providers learn about the individual animals, use that knowledge to make the best matches for potential adopters visiting the facility, and report updates or changes in behavior to maintain the physical and mental health of the animals under their care.

The Provider performs a variety of duties including, but not limited to, disinfecting and general cleaning of animals and housing, maintaining the grounds and facility, performing intake and behavioral assessments, receiving animals and preparing their kennel for stay, and providing excellent customer service to clients, performing adoption meet and greets interacting with and enriching animals in care, assisting with loading and unloading of supplies, attending offsite adoption events and other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Candidates with animal and/or veterinary clinic experience are greatly valued and encouraged to apply. Applicants with customer service experience such as banking, hospitality and retail will be given priority. Bilingual candidates are highly desired.

Española Humane is changing the way animal shelters are viewed. Come be a part of the great work being done in Española!

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Shelter Manager

The animal shelter in Española, New Mexico is changing the way city animal shelters are viewed through progressive community programs, free spay/neuter services, and a commitment to saving the lives of the pets coming into the open admission shelter.

Española Humane is searching for a Shelter Manager who is committed to life-saving programs to join the 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. Exceptionally strong interpersonal skills and the ability to forge effective relationships with a wide variety of people in a wide variety of circumstances will insure the Shelter Manager’s success.

The Shelter Manager reports to the Director of Operations and manages two supervisors with a total staff of twelve. Key work partners are the Lifesaving Manager, Clinic Manager, and Shelter Medicine Veterinarian.

The position is exempt, full-time with a flexible schedule.

Española Humane manages an open admission shelter for the city of Española, the county of Rio Arriba, and the Native American Pueblos of Ohkay Owingeh, Santa Clara, and San Ildefonso.

Española, New Mexico, is a small community of just over 10,000 residents. Española 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 their 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, New Mexico. Located 30 minutes north-west of Santa Fe and 45 minutes south of Taos, Española is situated in a wide valley between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on the east and the Jemez on the west, with close proximity to several Native American pueblos.

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Lifesaving Team Member

Española Humane’s team is dedicated to the pets in our care – we saved 2,337 lives in 2021!

The Lifesaving Team is expanding, and we are seeking a compassionate team member to support the important work we do every day. This position is fast-paced and multifaceted as the position would support all of the Lifesaving programs – foster, adoption, and transfer.

This position requires strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to multitask in an extremely fast-paced animal shelter environment. Time management and organizational skills are essential for this position. The ideal candidate grasps new information quickly, is outgoing and patient, and has the ability to easily connect with a variety of people. Experience working in a shelter and/or knowledge of pets’ general needs, is preferred. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Come be a part of a team that makes a difference with More Love Per Paw!

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Pet Amigos Team Manager

Española Humane is transforming the lives of dogs and cats by honoring the love people have for their pets, closing the service gap that exists for people and pets in Española. Española Humane is seeking a compassionate, outgoing, people and pet lover to lead the community outreach Pet Amigos team.

Pet Amigos is resuming the lifesaving work that began in 2019. In the first six months of the program, Pet Amigos connected with over 200 pet owners and caretakers and provided services for over 400 pets.

The Program Manager will be responsible for restarting the program with hands-on operations. The position requires exceptionally strong interpersonal skills and the ability to forge effective relationships with a wide variety of people in a wide variety of circumstances. Demonstrating sensitivity to the community in which we serve, the manager also needs excellent time management skills and an ability to work independently with a solution-based approach. The ideal candidate is bilingual, people orientated, and committed to life-saving efforts.

The program works on the ground in Española’s neighborhoods to remove barriers to access pet wellness resources, with a focus on spay/neuter. This data-driven program directly reaches underserved areas of the city through door-to-door outreach and building positive relationships with pet owners. Using these strategies, Pet Amigos is making strides towards a community that keeps pets in their homes, reduces pet overpopulation, and empowers pet owners with the resources and information they need to make the healthiest decisions for their pets.

Come be a part of the great work happening in Española!

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Pet Amigos Team Member

Española Humane is transforming the lives of dogs and cats by honoring the love people have for their pets, closing the service gap that exists for people and pets in Española. Española Humane is seeking a compassionate, outgoing, people and pet lover to join the Pet Amigos community outreach team.

The program works on the ground in Española’s neighborhoods to remove barriers to access pet wellness resources, with a focus on spay/neuter. This data-driven program directly reaches underserved areas of the city through door-to-door outreach and building positive relationships with pet owners. Using these strategies, Pet Amigos is making strides towards a community that keeps pets in their homes, reduces pet overpopulation and empowers pet owners with the resources and information they need to make the healthiest decisions for their pets.

The Pet Amigos team member needs exceptionally strong interpersonal skills and the ability to forge effective relationships with a wide variety of people under a wide variety of circumstances. Demonstrating sensitivity to the community in which we serve, the team member also needs excellent time management skills and an ability to work independently with a solution-based approach.

The ideal candidate are bilingual, people orientated, committed to life-saving efforts and have an ability to communicate with and offer assistance to a wide variety of people. Please submit resume and a cover letter.

Come be a part of the great work happening in Española!

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Veterinarian

The shelter in Española, New Mexico is changing the way city animal shelters are viewed through progressive community programs, free spay/neuter services and a commitment to saving the lives of the pets coming into the open admission shelter.

Completing 6,055 surgeries in 2019, Española Humane is searching for a Veterinarian with a surgical emphasis to join the dedicated team. The Veterinarian reports to the Director of Medical Care and will perform a variety of duties including medical care for shelter pets and wellness clinic services. Under the Director of Medicine’s mentorship, the Veterinarian’s surgical skills will be developed to include HQHV spay/neuter, orthopedics, amputations, mass removals, as well as emergency surgeries.

The ideal candidate is upbeat, enthusiastic with a strong desire to help people and pets. Emphatic communication skills and a strong desire to improve the quality of pets in the community are essential qualities of the candidate. Exceptionally strong interpersonal skills and the ability to forge effective relationships with a wide variety of people in a wide variety of circumstances will insure the Veterinarian’s success.

The position is exempt, full-time with a flexible schedule, typically Monday – Friday.

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