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Who we are

Since 1888, the Louisiana SPCA has been promoting, protecting and advancing the well-being of Louisiana's companion animals.

Employment Opportunities

The Louisiana SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and has a rich benefits program including medical benefits and 401K. To report any issues with the online application process, or for special assistance, please contact greg@la-spca.org.

 

Youth Education Associate

Summary of Job:
Supports the Youth Programs Coordinator with the execution of a variety of education based programs, such as Biz Town, Birthday Parties, Critter Cinema, etc.

This is a part time, on-call position. Hours available will vary between 0 and 30 per week. 
Essential Functions: 

  • Provide a positive, interactive learning environment for youth that reflect the LA/SPCA's
    educational goals.
  • Represent the Louisiana SPCA at Biz Town education events. 
  • Serve as a supervisor during Birthday Parties and Critter Cinemas.
  • Prepare teaching aids and materials for all youth programs.
  • Assist with after school programs and summer camps.
  • Attend community events involving youth. 
  • Ability to speak before large groups of children and adults.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all personnel issues and shelter operations. Perform all other duties as necessary and required.
  • Treat all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance and promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals.
  • Maintain a professional and friendly demeanor and provide good customer service.
  • Works courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases and LA/SPCA information.
  • Other duties as requested by Supervisor
  • Expected to work weekends as needed.

Education and/or Experience: 

  • High School Diploma or GED

Minimum Qualifications (or skills and knowledge): 

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and substance screening.
  • Knowledge of basic office equipment and computer skills. Candidates must also demonstrate the following traits:
    • Team-focused attitude.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
    • Mental and physical flexibility a must.
    • Must LOVE to work with youth (ages Pre-K thru College) and animals.
  • Comfortable around all types of domestic and exotic animals.
  • Ability to learn and teach youth about domestic and exotic animals.
  • EXCELLENT organizational skills and attention to DETAIL. 
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to work outdoors and stand for extended periods of time. 
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Must pass an MVR check.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping.
  • Should not be allergic to animals; must be able to work around all animals.


Working Environment: (or Working Conditions)

  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches.
  • Works in an area with a high noise level.

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Facilities

Summary of Job:

This position ensures that all facilities and grounds of entire campus are cleaned, maintained and are in working order, in good physical condition and appearance. Ensures that needed supplies are available and housed in a manner that is organized and safe. Assist in all equipment, fleet vehicles/trailer maintenance to ensure that it's in safe and working condition. 

Essential Duties:

  • Janitorial services for all campus buildings daily cleaning of all bathrooms/locker rooms, sweep, dump trash, mop floors, disinfect all fixtures, refill hand sanitizer and soap dispensers.
  • Responsible for the daily cleaning of floors so they are neat and clean (i.e. all hallways, including front lobby and common areas).
  • Responsible for bi-monthly, monthly, semi-annual and annual janitorial cleaning.
  • Manages general organization of shelter inventory and ensures that each department has adequate amount of supplies on hand
  • Brings to the attention of the Facilities & Fleet Manager all needed supplies to order and find best prices.
  • Assist department in maintaining, cleaning all fleet vehicles and trailers as needed.
  • Maintains all equipment and machinery in good working condition and reports any problems to the Facilities & Fleet Manager.
  • Ensures that all shelter equipment is kept in working order and brings to the attention of the Facilities & Fleet Manager any equipment that needs replacing
  • Keeps the fence gates in proper working order
  • Responsible for all deliveries, ensure they are accurate, signed for and properly placed
  • Cleaning and upkeep of the grounds of property including lawn and parking lot area of all trash and debris
  • Transportation and pick up materials as needed
  • Monitor weather and take appropriate action to provide for animal comfort and security of facility in extremes of weather
  • Treat all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance and promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals.
  • Maintain a professional and friendly demeanor and provides good customer service.
  • Works courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases and LA/SPCA information.
  • Other duties as requested by Facilities & Fleet Manager.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • Requires at least two years of facility maintenance/janitorial experience

Minimum Qualifications (or skills and knowledge):

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and substance screening
  • Most possess a valid driver's license, and a clean driving record.

Candidates must also demonstrate the following traits:

  • Forklift driving capability
  • Team-focused attitude
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Flexibility in schedule and be available as needed
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Physical Requirements:

  • This position is physically demanding and requires a significant amount of bending, reaching and kneeling..  Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to drive a large capacity vehicle, forklift, and other machinery
  • Should not be allergic to animals; must be able to work around all animals.
  • Must be able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping. 

Working Environment: (or Working Conditions)

  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches. 
  • Works in an area with a high noise level.

Click here to apply for this position.

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