*All applicants must be enrolled at least part-time and have a financial aid award letter on-file (award letter not required for PSEO and most International students)

Off-Campus English & Math Tutor – Neighborhood Youth Services

Hours per Week: 10

Work Schedule: varies – hours between 2:30pm – 7:00pm, Monday – Friday

Job Location: Neighborhood Youth Services – Washington Center; 310 N. 1st Ave. W., Duluth, MN 55806

Responsibilities/Description: Seeking an enthusiastic tutor to work up to 10 hours per week with culturally diverse youth at our Neighborhood Youth Services (NYS) program. NYS is a community-based after school program for youth ages 6-18 located in downtown Duluth. The tutor would be responsible for supporting elementary, middle, and high school youths’ academic achievement through proactive and on-demand tutoring services offered at NYS.

Requirements/Minimum Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be competent in English and Math, possess effective verbal and written communication skills, have direct experience working with youth ages 6-17 in an academic or similar enrichment environment, and be working towards a degree in education, human services, or a similar field with demonstrated experience related to the position. Must be eligible for Federal Work Study.

Who to Contact: Lydia Komatsu, NYS Program Coordinator, 218-623-6474, lkomatsu@thehillsfys.org

Off Campus Veterinary Assistant

Hours per week: 10-20

Work Schedule: Monday through Sunday, times and shifts are open – 8 am until 6pm

Job Location: Animal Allies Humane Society, 4006 Airport Road, Duluth, MN 55811

Responsibilities/Description:

  • Perform intake examinations on all incoming animals
  • Assist with providing vaccinations and performing blood draws
  • Administer medications to animals as prescribed by the veterinarian
  • Prepare patients for a variety of procedures
  • Safely restrain patients during examinations and other procedures
  • Transport animals to and from outside veterinary services such as spay/neuter and appointments
  • Provide excellent patient care
  • Perform daily cleaning of medical area, especially in between patients
  • Performing fecal flotations and other diagnostic tests
  • Entering medical records and other information into our Shelter Buddy record keeping system

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Client Education

  1. Must be able to learn basic veterinary medical concepts including, but not limited to, surgical and anesthetic protocols and anesthetic risks, basic veterinary medicine terminology, and provide hands on care to the animals in our care
  2. Must also be able to communicate basic veterinary concepts to clients and repeat information relayed by a veterinarian to the public and other departments

Animal Handling

  1. Will handle (on average) 25 dogs and cats per day
  2. Must learn characteristics of animal behavior (for example: be able to identify aggressive or fearful behaviour)
  3. Must be comfortable with both dogs and cats and handling those that are difficult to restrain in a safe manner
  4. Should identify own limitations and be willing to ask for help

Potential and Prolonged Exposure:  While performing the duties of this job, the veterinary assistant is exposed to hazards associated with aggressive patients; hazards associated with infected animals; exposure to unpleasant odors, chemicals and noises; exposure to bites, scratches and animal wastes; and possible exposure to contagious diseases.

  1. Prolonged exposure to various aqueous solutions including, but not limited to, dish soap, chlorhexidine, isopropanol, and hydrogen peroxide
  2. Potential exposure to isoflurane anesthetic gas
  3. Prolonged exposure to quaternary ammonium cleaners and bleach
  4. Potential exposure to sharps, including needles and surgical blades
  5. Potential exposure to infected or aggressive animals, animal wastes and animal blood.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. Duties may require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day; reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required to file documents or store materials; and, provide care and supervision of domestic animals up to 150 pounds throughout the workday. Proper lifting techniques required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The performance of this position will require exposure to animal shelter areas and interaction with domestic animals of varying temperaments which may require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses with side shields, protective gloves, and hearing protection.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions or qualifications associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise or require that other or different tasks be performed as circumstances change.

Who to Contact: Lindsay Niemi, Practice Manager lindsayn@animalallies.net

Off-Campus Adoption Counselor

Hours per Week: 16-24

Work Schedule: Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 6:30 pm

Job Location: Animal Allies Humane Society, 4006 Airport Road Duluth MN

Responsibilities/Description:

  • Provide excellent customer service to visitors, adopters, and other stakeholders.
  • Present accurate information regarding adoptable animals to the public both verbally and in written form.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with AAHS policies and procedures.
  • Promote retail sales as well as membership sales to meet monthly budget goals.
  • Perform necessary follow up steps to ensure the welfare of adopted animals.
  • Verify that all animals are up-to-date on all necessary procedures at the point of adoption.
  • Perform introductions to cats and dogs of various sizes, breeds, and temperaments with the public who may be interested in adopting them.

Requirements/Minimum Qualifications:

Education Qualifications:

Associate’s degree in a science, human services, business field, OR Veterinary Technician Certification or similar education preferred.  Combination of education and experience may be substituted for degree.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Friendly, outgoing personality who enjoys customer service.
  • Ability to be non-judgmental and follow AAHS’ open adoption philosophy when speaking with adopters and members of the public.
  • Minimum of two years experience in customer service and conflict resolution preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in retail sales.
  • General computer skills and experience in G Suite preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of animal behavior and temperament, and experience and comfort in handling dogs and cats. Comfort in handling large dogs and animals who may be behaviorally challenging. Previous experience in a vet clinic, boarding facility, or shelter setting, and knowledge of basic animal care preferred.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. May require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic times throughout the day. Reaching above shoulder height and below the waist. Lifting as required to file documents or store materials and provide care and supervision of domestic animals up to 150 lbs. throughout the workday. Proper lifting techniques required.

Who to Contact: Keri Heise, Adoption Program Manager, adoptmgr@animalallies.net

Science Tutors

Work Schedule: Monday –Thursday:  7:30 a.m. -6:00 p.m. Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hours per week: 10-20 hours per week

Job Description: Tutors needed in Chemistry, Aspects of chemistry, MLT, nursing courses, Intro to Cell Biology, Anatomy & Physiology (I and II), and Medical Terminology; must incorporate study skills into tutoring.  Applicant must be able to tutor in 3 or more subjects.

Job Requirement: Completion of course work with a grade of B or better; dependable; effective speaking and listening skills; good interpersonal skills; English language proficiency required; able to work with diverse student population; appropriate casual dress; and paid tutor training is required and will be provided.

Contact: Kelli Hallsten Erickson, Director of the Tutoring and Learning Center: k.hallsten@lsc.edu

Off-Campus Kennel Attendant

Hours per Week: 12-20

Work Schedule: Monday through Sunday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, particularly weekday mornings

Job Location: Animal Allies Humane Society, 4006 Airport Road Duluth MN

Responsibilities/Description:

  • Daily routine care of Shelter Animals including: cleaning and disinfection of kennels, supplies and surroundings. Deep cleaning of kennels after an animal has been adopted or moved within the shelter.
  • Providing fresh food and water daily, while noting appetite, stool and kennel appearance in the daily records.
  • Regularly checking of all animals in assigned area for health problems, and reporting any concerns to the Medical Manager or Shelter Veterinarian.
  • Follow all written and stated policies and procedures regarding documentation.
  • Perform daily general cleaning duties including sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming of public areas, garbage and recycling removal, and cleaning and restocking of restrooms.
  • Perform laundry room duties including washing/sanitizing dishes, cleaning, drying and folding laundry, keeping dryer free of lint, ensuring adequate chemical levels on washing machine and cleaning of drain on washing machine.
  • Assist with snow and ice removal.
  • Regular participation in staff meetings and trainings to share ideas and suggestions to improve animal care and shelter operations.
  • Perform various other duties as assigned by management personnel.

Requirements/Minimum Qualifications:

Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed.  The position may require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day.  Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required to store materials and provide care and supervision of domestic animals up to 150 lbs. throughout the workday.  Proper lifting techniques required.

The performance of this position may occasionally require exposure to animal shelter areas and interaction with domestic animals of varying temperaments which may require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses with side shields, protective gloves, and hearing protection.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions or qualifications associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise or require that other or different tasks be performed as circumstances change.

Who to Contact:  David Carlson, Kennel and Facilities Manager, david@animalallies.net