Current Job Openings

 

While we do have paid positions open at Wright-Way Rescue, we are always looking for volunteers for the following roles:

  • Volunteer Caregiver

  • Volunteer Office/Customer Services Specialist

  • Volunteer Retail Associate

  • Volunteer Adoption Counselor

  • Volunteer Adoption Meet and Greet Helper

  • Volunteer Coordinator Assistant


Veterinary Technician - Full Time - Morton Grove, IL

Wright-Way Rescue is looking for a veterinary technician for it's veterinary clinic. Spaying and neutering and affordable veterinary services are a major part of our rescue's mission as it helps keep unwanted litters out of shelters, ultimately saving countless lives.

Position Summary

In this position, you will join a veterinary team that provides vaccinations, veterinary services, and high quality, high-volume spay and neuter surgeries for public clients, adoption program animals, and other shelters/rescues.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform basic medical care including but not limited to: wrapping wounds, blood draws, medicating, vaccinating, nail trimming, SQ fluids, grooming needs, anal gland expression and microchipping under the direction of staff Veterinarian and in accordance with Spay and Neuter SOPs.

  • Have basic technical skills associated with anesthesia and surgical procedures: proper instrument use, sterile technique and surgical induction/recovery.

  • Assist in monitoring patients during surgery and post-surgery.

  • Assist in high volume vaccination and wellness clinics.

  • Assist with the daily medical care of shelter pets.

  • Responsible for maintaining the control substance logs.

  • Actively promote spay and neuter and educate clients on responsible animal ownership.

  • Perform daily cleaning of kennels, cages, surgery room and other work spaces.

  • Stocking supplies and assisting with inventory.

  • Preparing surgical packs and cleaning surgical equipment.

  • Maintain patient medical records in database.

  • Work and interact with volunteers and visitors to include, but not limited to: training, assigning work, answering questions, promoting Wright-Way Rescue's mission and assisting with their general needs.

  • Reconcile daily monetary transactions.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Experience:

  • Two years experience as a Veterinary Technician or have a Certified Veterinary Technician degree. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working as a Veterinary Technician in a high volume spay/neuter clinic or shelter environment.

  • Have a working knowledge of common medical terminology, transcription, and data entry.

  • Experienced in safe animal handling and restraining for pets.

  • Work with a positive outlook, upbeat, energetic and will take initiative. Represent the clinic in a professional and courteous manner at all times.

  • Provide excellent customer service via phone, email and in person.

  • Must be comfortable and able to handle dogs and cats, including those with health concerns/conditions as well as behavior conditions and feral cats. Be comfortable dealing with sick and injured cases.

  • Ability to make sound judgments and work independently in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands. Requires continual attention to detail.

  • Possess the desire to further one's knowledge of technician skills.

  • Professionally advocate Wright-Way Rescue's position on issues.

  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment with all clinic staff.

  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office, email, Google Apps; as well as vet software and client databases.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to routinely lift 50-75 pounds.

  • Must be physically able to perform strenuous physical activity on a daily basis including but not limited to: lifting, carrying, reaching, climbing ladders, stooping, squatting, cleaning and bending.

  • Effectively handle all species of animals with a variety of temperaments, varying in size and weights.

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time while performing work requiring concentration and manual dexterity.

  • Daily hours and days of the week may vary according to the needs of the department schedule, may include weekend, nights and holiday work.

To apply for this position, please email cynthia.ritter@wright-wayrescue.org


Client Services Specialist - Full Time - Morton Grove, IL

At Wright-Way Rescue, a nonprofit and no-kill animal rescue, our Client Services Specialists assist with the scheduling and recording of all adoption related administrative duties.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities include:

  • Screen incoming applications within the allotted time and respond promptly to those interested in adoption.

  • Help match adopters with the correct pet for their home.

  • Assist with scheduling adoption appointments.

  • Answer incoming calls and respond to phone message, while always providing friendly and positive customer service.

  • Clean and provide basic care for ConnectUS animals as instructed.

  • Be responsible for all paperwork related to adoption records - prepare records for adoption floor.

  • Assist with regular inventory of office supplies.

  • Assist with programs as assigned IE Birthday parties, special events, etc.

  • Perform landlord authorization calls and record results.

  • Clean and maintain front lobby and main office.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Experience:

  • Must have excellent customer service skills.

  • Experience with: Microsoft Office (required), PetPoint (preferred), and Google Apps.

  • Be capable of working independently, with no direct supervision at times.

  • Must be able to work with all dogs (all breeds) and cats, including those with health concerns/conditions and all sizes and energy levels.

  • Resourceful, roll up the sleeves attitude. The successful candidate must have the initiative to resolve problems and seek answers independently and enthusiastically demonstrate flexibility to persist until goals are achieved.

  • Knowledgeable of breeds, care giving, and characteristics of animals.

  • Weekend availability is necessary for this position.

  • Ability to perform basic calculations and effective communicator/writer.

  • Must have a strong understanding of dog body language or ability to learn.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to routinely lift 30 pounds.

  • Long exposure on a daily basis to dogs of all temperaments, sizes and medical conditions.

  • Ability to effectively interact with and handle all animals including cats and dogs.

  • Manual dexterity for keyboarding and computer work.

To apply for this position, please email cynthia.ritter@wright-wayrescue.org


Animal Caregiver - Part Time/Full Time - Morton Grove, IL

Caregivers have a hands-on role in the caring and cleaning of the animal enclosures at Wright-Way Rescue. Sanitation, cleanliness, and the ability to handle a physically demanding job are a key factor in this position. We are looking for workers with flexible scheduling.

Essential Duties:

  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the animal enclosures

  • Providing food, water, clean bedding and litter boxes to canines and felines

  • Giving medications as needed

  • Ensuring sanitation protocols are being followed to maintain the health and wellness of the animals

  • Following the guidelines taught during training regarding safe animal interaction

  • Providing excellent customer service for potential adopters

Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time while performing work

  • Ability to handle physically demanding situations

  • Be able to handle various sizes of dogs and cats

  • Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations

To apply for this position, please email jason.abbas@wright-wayrescue.org


Animal Operations Assistant - Part Time - Murphysboro, IL

Our Animal Operations Assistant will have a hands-on role in the operations at Wright-Way Rescue. 

  • General cleaning and upkeep of the shelter

  • General office work

  • Answer incoming calls and respond to phone message, while always providing friendly and positive customer service

  • Giving tours of the facility to prospective adopters, donors, volunteers, etc.

  • Providing excellent customer service for potential adopters

  • Assist with regular inventory of office supplies.

  • Assist with laundry for the facility

  • Following the guidelines taught during training regarding safe animal interaction

  • Ensuring sanitation protocols are being followed to maintain the health and wellness of the animals

  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time while performing work

  • Flexible schedule

  • Ability to handle physically demanding situations

  • A positive attitude with customer service experienceBe able to handle various sizes of dogs and cats

To apply for this position, please email peggy.nott@wright-wayrescue.org


Animal Caregiver - Part Time/Full Time - Murphysboro, IL

Caretakers have a hands-on role in the caring and cleaning of the animals at Wright-Way Rescue. Sanitation, cleanliness, and the ability to handle a physically demanding job are a key factor in this position. We are looking for workers with flexible scheduling.

Must be willing to work a weekend day.

Essential Duties:

  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the animal enclosures

  • Providing food, water, clean bedding and toys to canines and felines

  • Giving baths as needed

  • Ensuring sanitation protocols are being followed to maintain the health and wellness of the animals

  • Following the guidelines taught during training regarding safe animal interaction

Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time while performing work

  • Ability to handle physically demanding situations

  • Be able to handle various sizes of dogs and cats

To apply for this position, please email peggy.nott@wright-wayrescue.org