Animal Care Coordinator

Ontario SPCA Muskoka Animal Centre
May 22, 2024
June 28, 2024
Bracebridge, ON
Job Type


Who We Are

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity and has been operating for 150 years. The Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need in communities across Ontario; we value all animals and advocate to treat them with respect and kindness. We strive to keep pets and families together and do so through a variety of community support services.


Position: We are seeking an experienced Animal Care Coordinator (ACC) to be the centre lead in ensuring a high standard of care is being provided to our animal residents. ACC’s actively participate in daily rounds and animal care recommendations. They provide training, guidance and direction to both Animal Care Attendants and Volunteers. Customer service and related client administrative duties are paramount to the shelter and therefore also vital to the success of this role.

Status:                Full-time, Permanent

Location:            Muskoka Animal Centre, Bracebridge ON

A Typical Day

  • Advises the public in a variety of ways including responding to general inquires, adoption counselling, retention counselling, relinquishment counselling and general animal care questions
  • Leads and delegates reception and administration duties, including greeting the public, answering phones, and maintaining animal records
  • Assists the Centre Manager in animal care related decision making
  • Vaccinates shelter animals on a regular basis and keeps track of vaccination inventory
  • Performs regular animal enrichment based on the needs of the animal, including but not limited to exercising, engaging in play activities, and providing novel experiences/tastes/smells
  • Supervises all volunteers, co-op placements, and fosters
  • Support the ACA team as necessary


Why You Should Join Our Team?

  • Be part of an energetic team environment with others who share your passion for animal wellbeing!
  • Competitive employer paid compensation package including medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 3 weeks of vacation after 3 years of service
  • Predictable day time hours
  • Discounted virtual pet care services
  • Discounted pet food and supplies
  • Onsite parking
  • Paid sick time


Do You Have What it Takes?

  • Animal Care experience required.
  • Certificate or College Diploma in Animal Care (or equivalent education plus work experience) required
  • 6 months of supervisory and/or leadership experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player
  • Resilient attitude when faced with unpredictable or emotionally demanding situations
  • Ability to lift 18 kg (40lbs) and control 45 kg (100 lbs)
  • 1 year of customer service experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Valid G drivers licence with the ability to provide a clear driver’s abstract
  • Clerical and/or office administration experience an asset
  • Must have open availability including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays


We Can’t Wait to Meet You!

Please forward your resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources

Ontario SPCA and Humane Society


Please quote “ACC Barrie” in the subject line.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest in the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society provides accommodation during all stages of the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please advise us if you are contacted for an interview and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or .


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