Seeking Animal Care Manager (Washington, DC)

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The Center: City Wildlife, Inc. (, located in Washington, DC, is a nonprofit dedicated to protecting wildlife in our nation’s capital through rehabilitation services, advocacy, and education. With more than 7,600 acres of parkland, Washington is one of the ‘greenest’ cities in the United States and home to hundreds of wildlife species. Until City Wildlife opened, however, the District of Columbia had no rehabilitation services for sick, injured, or orphaned wild animals. City Wildlife was founded to change that situation and — with the completion of its 3,000 sq. foot indoor rehabilitation center in July of 2013 — now provides wildlife rehabilitation services for about 1,600 animals a year. It enjoys enthusiastic and grateful community support.

The Position: The Animal Care Manager reports to the clinic director and is responsible for the day-to-day care of the wild animal patients at the rehabilitation center. Her/his primary responsibilities include:
• Assuming primary responsibility for all non-veterinary animal care and all aspects of animal husbandry: appropriate, clean, and safe housing; appropriate and nutritious food; appropriate and compatible cage mates, etc.;
• Following instructions of the Veterinarian/Clinic Director, perform and assist with medical treatments (e.g., medications, bandaging, therapy, etc.);
• Performing examinations of incoming patients to triage for return to wild, treatment at center, or euthanasia;
• Maintaining complete and accurate case records of all patients;
• Maintaining inventory of animal food, supplies, and housing and ordering as appropriate;
• Supervise animal care staff, who do animal husbandry and clean and maintain the facility; and
• Coordinate recruitment, orientation, training, scheduling, and supervision of interns, volunteers, and apprentices, working with the others as appropriate.

Qualifications: An ideal candidate for the Animal Care Manager position will have:
• A college degree in biology or other animal-related science;
• Hands-on experience working with small wildlife;
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple employees and volunteers in a clinical environment;
• A wildlife rehabilitation permit or veterinary technician training and experience (preferred);
• Ability to work collaboratively in a high-pressure environment; and
• Good health, stamina, and the ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Hours and Benefits: Full time, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., five days/week with one weekend day required. Fifty percent of employee health insurance. Paid sick days and vacation time. Liberal education support. Salary to be commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by e-mail to:
Dr. Sarah Sirica, Clinic Director, City Wildlife, Inc. at Deadline for application is 5:00 p.m. EST on March 15, 2024.

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