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The Atlanta Humane Society is a no-kill shelter. As one of the oldest charities in Atlanta, we have been caring for our community and her animals for more than 148 years. To support our team members that carry out this lifesaving work each day, we offer a comprehensive selection of affordable quality health benefits, paid time off and financial benefits and resources.
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The Behavior and Training Manager is responsible for the development, coordination and ongoing management of Behavior Assessments, Shelter Enrichment and Training/Modification programs for canines and felines in accordance with the philosophies of the Atlanta Humane Society.
Evaluate current assessment method and identify ways to enhance this program to include the process, design, documentation and staff training for appropriately conducting assessments
Implement existing Assessment Certification exam
Work with the VP of Animal Welfare to develop an assessment validation process
Train and support Admissions and Transport staff regarding appropriate AHS adoption candidates
Train staff and volunteers on the current enrichment program and ensure ongoing compliance
Create and implement an Enrichment Certification process for staff and volunteers
Work with volunteers to engage, train and educate them on the value of enrichment
Behavior Modification Champion Program
Lead the Champion Program (Behavior Modification (BMod)) with an ongoing focus of continuous improvement
Design individual training plans for challenging dogs and cats communicate effectively to trained staff/volunteers
Ensure appropriate documentation on training logs and via PetPoint
Train selected volunteers and staff to function as Animal Champions and ensure compliance
Design and administer programs for veterinary students, military servicemen and women on in-shelter animal training techniques
Create and instruct courses on basic body language/handling and training to staff and volunteers
Research feasibility/benefit of becoming a Fear Free facility
Minimum of 5 years related experience
Working knowledge of animal welfare, a plus
Advanced knowledge of animal behavior and training techniques
Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously and meet relevant deadlines
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with individuals or groups
Proven ability to exercise independent judgment, decision making and escalate issues appropriately
Ability to maintain professionalism and confidentiality in sensitive, complex, and/or controversial situations
Ability to communicate professionally and effectively, both orally and in writing
Methodical and detail-oriented
Well-developed interpersonal skills
Self-reliant, highly motivated, and positive attitude
Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches
Frequent walking, standing, bending and stooping
Must be able to lift, push and pull up to 50lbs, with reasonable accommodations
Must possess a valid drivers license in good standing or have the ability to obtain a valid drivers license
The position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties required by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an at-will relationship.
Additional Salary Information: We offer a comprehensive selection of affordable quality health benefits, paid time off and financial benefits and resources.
About Atlanta Humane Society
Atlanta Humane Society
The mission of the Atlanta Humane Society is to improve animal welfare in the southeastern United States by providing quality animal services including preventative initiatives, education, advocacy and adoption of animals into permanent loving homes.