Bideawee, a leading pet welfare organization serving the metropolitan New York and Long Island, is seeking a Manager of Behavior & Training to join our team at all of our locations. The ideal candidate must be available to work on weekends.
Bideawee’s mission is to be greater New York’s leader in rescuing, caring for, and placing homeless cats and dogs with people who love them. The Manager of Behavior and Training is responsible for developing, refining, and implementing internal and external animal training and behavior programs for Bideawee. This position oversees animal training classes, behavior evaluations for incoming shelter dogs and environmental and social enrichment for shelter dogs and cats provided to ensure enhanced animal adoptability. The Manager of Behavior and Training will also provide animal adopters with behavioral advice and facilitate adopter and foster parent support.
The Manager of Behavior and Training will help instill a favorable work ethic in Bideawee staff. Handling and Behavior expertise begins with a staff that understands all aspects of their positions ultimately lead to a well-behaved animal. This assistance in managing the staff must be in the form of monitoring attendance, following policy and procedures and providing all available information of every resident animal to potential adopters.
The tasks and responsibilities of this position require a high degree of customer service skills, the ability to exercise good judgment and a background in positive, reward-based training/animal handling. CPDT certification and prior animal sheltering experience required.
The following is a list of essential job requirements. This list may be revised at any time and additional duties not listed here may be assigned as needed. Job Functions and Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: