Wildlife Rehabilitator

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Wildlife Rehabilitator

Since 1993, Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC) has been a champion for the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife. Accredited through the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, AIWC serves the needs of Alberta’s diverse wildlife in Calgary and southern Alberta.

As a registered charity, AIWC relies on charitable donations and dedicated volunteers to support the more than 1,900 varied animals in need of care every year. AIWC welcomes Alberta’s injured, orphaned, and oiled wildlife, small and large, from hummingbirds to deer fawns.

Position: Full-time.

Job Duties:
• Care of patients including: animal examinations, medical treatment, husbandry, diagnostics, euthanasia, routine lab tests, etc.
• Arrange animal rescues, transport, and releases.
• Answer and direct phone calls from the public and volunteers.
• Assist with developing and implementing policies, procedures, and practices.
• Identify appropriate release sites and assist with managing animal releases.
• Maintain rehabilitation records and prepare statistics and reports.
• Manage, train, and supervise volunteers and summer staff.
• Maintain a positive, healthy, and safe work environment.
• Assist with inventory and ordering of supplies and equipment.
• Housekeeping duties including laundry, dishes, floor cleaning, etc.
• Assist with public relations via press, published articles, etc.
• Ensure the proper maintenance of facility, equipment, and caging.

• Undergraduate degree in a related field (e.g.: biology, zoology) and/or Animal Health Technologist diploma.
• At least one (1) year of experience in a wildlife rehabilitation centre or veterinary clinic.
• Excellent project management and time management skills, and the ability to perform well under pressure.
• Great verbal and written skills.
• Completion of IWRC’s Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation 1AB course would be an asset.
• Rabies vaccination would be an asset.
• Knowledge of Alberta wildlife and natural history.
• Ability to take initiative and to work independently and within a team.
• Eligible to work in Canada.
• Valid class 5 driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.

Wage/Hours of Work:
• Wage: $46,950.00 per annum.
• Schedule: Forty (40) hours per week. Flexible schedule is required, depending on animal care needs.

• Working in a beautiful location with mountain views.
• Opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals.
• Time off in lieu program.
• Wellness spending account.
• 5 paid sick days.
• 5 paid personal days.
• 15 paid vacation days, which increases with years of service.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2024. E-mail cover letter and resume to the attention of Raelee Barth, Operations Manager. Raelee.barth@aiwc.ca

For more information on AIWC, please visit our website: http://www.aiwc.ca

At the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC), we believe that equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) are essential to achieving our mission of preserving and protecting Alberta’s wildlife and their habitats. We recognize that systemic discrimination and biases have historically impacted marginalized groups’ ability to access wildlife education, conservation, and related opportunities. AIWC is committed to creating an environment that fosters respect, dignity, and safety for everyone, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, ability, or socio-economic background.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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