The ARC (Animal Recovery Center) and CARE (Canine Annex for Recovery and Enrichment) facilities are dedicated to the recovery and rehabilitation of victims of cruelty and neglect admitted through NYPD and the ASPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) and Community Engagement (CE) programs.
Our dedicated team of more than 45 sheltering, medical, and animal behavior professionals work closely with the ASPCA Animal Hospital, Forensics, Legal Advocacy and Investigations, Behavioral Sciences, Shelter Medicine Services, Community Engagement, Placement, and the Adoption Center teams to ensure coordinated response and operations, and holistic, balanced, high-quality care for the animals we serve.
The ARC and CARE Senior Medical Supervisor oversees the holistic care and pathway planning for the ARC and CARE animals, ensuring the medical and behavioral health and welfare of our patients. The Senior Medical Supervisor ensures an integrated, holistic approach to animal care that prioritizes the overall quality of life of the ARC and CARE animals.
In collaboration with the Behavior Sciences team (BST), the Strategy and Research team and organization leadership, this unique position will also identify, lead, and facilitate ARC and CARE research projects, which are strategically selected to advance the ASPCA’s mission related to the medical and behavioral care of animals in shelters and cruelty prevention.
The Senior Medical Supervisor serves as a key member of the ARC and CARE leadership team and will be integral to critically incorporating and monitoring science-based medical and behavioral treatments for a population of approximately 100 dogs and cats. In addition, the Senior Medical Supervisor will foster strong relationships with medical and behavior team leaders across the organization for the advancement of the overall health of animals through research, application, and education, and will inform shelter animal programs across the country through sharing of research findings and best practices developed in our facilities.
The ASPCA strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all ASPCA employees, including new hires. The ASPCA makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit a person from being vaccinated.
We offer a very competitive salary for the role and it is entitled to a $20,000 signing bonus. The first $10,000 of this bonus will be paid upon hire, and the second $10,000 is to be paid 6 months after your start date.
What you’ll get:
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Ensure Holistic High Quality, Low Stress Patient and Population Care (50%)
Lead, Coach and Collaborate (40%)
Lead Strategy, Research and Share Knowledge (10%)
Exemplifies the ASPCA’s Core Values:
This is a full-time exempt position that works out of our 91st and 92nd Street offices, but the incumbent must be flexible, as some early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays will be required.
To apply, please complete our application and upload a cover letter that outlines how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position. Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed.
Ability to successfully work in a high-volume, fast-paced environment that combines emergency and shelter medicine and effectively multi-task with a high degree of integrity and accountability and without loss of attention to detail, Ability to work well within a team and communicate effectively and courteously with all levels of staff, Demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in leading diverse teams and complex operations, Maintain open mind regarding changes and be willing to learn, implement, and teach new protocols, Provide support for disasters/weather coverage
Education and Work Experience:
1-3 years leadership or management experience within a veterinary setting preferred, DVM degree (or equivalent) with NY State veterinary license., Veterinary internship or minimum 5 years’ small animal medicine experience without internship. Previous experience in shelters preferred but not required., Willing to complete the University of Florida Shelter Medicine Certificate or comparable program approved by Senior Director, ARC and CARE.
Our EEO Policy:
The ASPCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.
Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the ASPCA’s standard application process, which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the ASPCA. Please inform the ASPCA’s People Team if you need an accommodation in order to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.
Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.
ASPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).