Arizona Humane Society
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Full Time

Every pet deserves a good life. We save the most vulnerable animals and enrich the lives of pets and people. Our mission is made possible with the hard work of our valued employees. Named "Best Nonprofit" and "Best Place to Volunteer" by our community, we offer a friendly, professional work environment with a culture that promotes innovation, compassion and excellence. (Video)

Foster Medical Supervisor

Position Overview

Ready for a fast-paced, thrilling adventure to help save lives? Do you love putting your medial knowledge and critical thinking skills to the test? Does working with people excite you as much as working with pets? If you answered yes, we'd love for you to apply. The Arizona Humane Society has transformed animal welfare in Arizona and our Foster Department is one of the largest in the nation. We are an ever-changing department where you continually learn new things, adjust with the daily needs, dedicate to customer service, and collaborate with like-minded animal lovers. The Foster Supervisor supports the team by offering daily support, coaching, feedback and ensures departmental day-to-day efficiencies. The Foster Supervisor helps promote and support a culture of innovation, compassion and excellence with a positive, can-do attitude.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Medical Functions

  • Serve as a medical liaison for the Foster Team and Foster Heroes'.
  • Provide in house training for the Foster Veterinary Technicians.
  • Perform all duties and functions as a Foster Veterinary Technician.
  • Ensure medical processes and policies are being followed thoroughly.

Essential Functions

  • Assist in the daily coordination and assignment of staff duties and responsibilities.
  • Ensure the department is adequately staffed to meet peak demands while maintaining high levels of customer service such as live answer rate and net promoter surveys.
  • Assist with the recruitment, interviewing and onboarding of potential employees.
  • Develop and maintain training standards and retention of foster team members.
  • Partner with the Foster Manager, Foster Supervisor and Foster Coordinator regarding work schedules, staff counseling, department procedures, corrective action and/or employee relations issues.
  • Coach employees on job performance by leading by example and through formal trainings.
  • Offer excellent customer service internally and externally, while also offering escalated support with upset Foster Heroes.
  • Assist in administration of the Foster Department including but not limited to SOPs, training modules, database cleanup, schedules, inventory, purchasing, grant tracking, financial reconsiliation, etc.
  • Coordinate and facilitate volunteer opportunities with the Volunteer Engagement Department.
  • Work collaboratively with other AHS Departments to enhance organizational efficiency.
  • Effectively perform foster staff roles as needed.
  • Plan and facilitate foster team building activities.
  • Coordinate the care and treatment of pets while in Foster Hero care by ensuring efficient and accurate scheduling of appointments, proper animal handling and standards of care.
  • Work with foster team members on career development and goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Education / Certifications / Licenses:

  1. High school diploma OR equivalent
  2. Graduation from a technical school preferred
  3. Minimum of two years' experience in a veterinary hospital or shelter setting
  4. Minimum of two years' experience in customer service.
  5. Must be able to handle animals in all conditions and be able to train co-workers and volunteers in job duties and safe animal handling
  6. Must possess excellent customer service skills


Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

Skills - Ability to function efficiently as a veterinary technician

Language - Able to speak, read and write English; Spanish language helpful

Mathematical - Basic

Technical - Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Explorer; able to learn other software programs as necessary. Proficiency with or able to learn/use Chameleon software (for use with animals in a shelter environment).

Other Skills, Abilities and Qualifications: Regular timely attendance. Access to reliable transportation. Must be able to hear above the sound of the animals and be able to speak clearly and communicate well with employees and the public.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment: There will be exposure to dust, heat, cold and temperature changes; occasional wet floors, and animal noises, odors and dander. Most time will be spent in a typical air conditioned and heated office environment.

Additional Information

The Arizona Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in the E-Verify program. Pre-employment background check required.

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