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Manager of K9 Training

K9s For Warriors is the nation’s largest provider of service dogs to military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Military Sexual Trauma. Our program is unique, comprehensive, and proven. We provide each warrior with a service canine, equipment, training, certification, seminars, legal instruction, vet care, housing, home cooked meals, unconditional love and listening, and a life-time of wrap-around services. In essence, we don’t just give each of our warriors a service dog, we give them the K9s Family. In order to continue the great work we are doing, we are in need of a K9 Training Manager to join our amazing team!

Basic Function
Under the direction and supervision of the President, the Manager of K9 Training is responsible for directing and overseeing the entire team of K9 Trainers. The Manager will develop, implement and coordinate the K9 Training program to ensure dogs are successfully trained to become Service Dogs for the K9s For Warriors program.

Essential Functions and Duties

  • Manage a team of K9 Trainers who are responsible for training assigned dogs to become a service dog
  • Manage training team’s progression of canines within the program
  • Responsible for hiring, scheduling, development, performance reviews, counseling, and approving time cards for K9 Trainers
  • Assign canines to trainers
  • Assigning new trainers to mentor program
  • Coordinate with mentor trainers to ensure all supplies are given to new hire and ensure new hires are progressing successfully through each stage of the mentor program
  • Determine when a dog needs to be released from the program
  • Communicate how canines are progressing through training to various departments
  • Review documentation from trainers for each K9 in the program. Prepare files for each graduate and make sure all documents are complied for each dog transitioning to class
  • Consult, advise and coordinate with Medical, Puppy and Procurement Departments
  • Work with Warrior Relations and Warrior Trainers to determine/select the canine and warrior teams to be paired for class
  • Work with warrior trainers to become proficient in behavioral concepts
  • Coordinate and liaise with the Advancement and Education Team assist with marketing endeavors and public relations
  • As needed support graduates and their canines with any concerns that may arise after graduation/leaving campus
  • Coordinate and communicate with various departments within the organization including remote campuses

Other Duties

  • Perform any other duties as assigned by management
  • Maintain good working relationships with all employees

Qualifications

  • 3 -5 years of previous management experience
  • Certification from an accredited canine training school or equivalent relevant work experience
  • At least 2 year of canine training experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently with little or no supervision and handle oneself in a professional matter at all times
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Must have basic computer literacy skills
  • Some kennel experience preferred
  • Must be comfortable on camera for public relations/ marketing

Physical Demands

  • Ability to exert a moderate to extensive amount of physical effort while working dogs
  • Walking 3 to 5 miles per day on average in various weather ranges
  • Working on feet most of the day
  • Bending/crouching
  • Walking stairs
  • Lifting up to fifty (50) pounds individually

Competencies

  • Coaching
  • Identification with management
  • Developing employees
  • Accountability
  • Adaptability
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Planning and Organizing

Job Type: Full-time

 

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Chief Marketing Officer

K9s For Warriors is the nation’s largest provider of service dogs for American veterans with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, and/or military sexual trauma. It provides each warrior with a service canine, equipment, training, certification, seminars, legal instruction, vet care, housing, home cooked meals, unconditional love and listening, and a lifetime of wrap-around services. K9s operates from two locations: a nine-acre, state-of-the-art campus in Ponte Vedra, Florida, and a unique residential home in Alachua, Florida. By pairing veterans with well-trained service dogs, who are themselves rescues, the organization has been instrumental in the recovery of hundreds of disabled veterans, and, most importantly, has been incredibly successful at preventing veteran suicide.

K9s For Warriors seeks a proven marketing executive with a passion for the mission of K9s For Warriors. The ideal candidate should be a seasoned, well-rounded communications professional who understands emerging marketing trends and market expansion, backed with a successful track record in achieving mission driven goals.  He or she will be a visionary, able to inspire and harness the talents and hard work of their team and the people around them to achieve that vision.  

The next K9s For Warriors CMO must be a person of the highest integrity and will have demonstrated strengths in valuing people, in building unified, collaborative teams, and in cultivating positive, inspirational team environments.

She or he must have a Bachelors’ Degree with a specialization in communications or marketing preferred. The successful candidate will have at least 3-5 years in a senior leadership role following, at minimum, a decade long career and advanced experience working with a variety of traditional and modern marketing and communications functions including branding and messaging to different target audiences.

Personal qualities desired would be sincerity, an inspiring and engaging personality, as well as focused, communicative consistency.  K9s For Warriors seeks a Chief Marketing Officer who is driven to succeed, is a confident decision maker, a strong listener and is empowering and collaborative.

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Full time, 40 hours per week

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K9 Caretaker

The K9 Caretaker supports the proper operation of the kennels, which includes the cleaning and maintenance of the kennel facilities, feeding and caring of the dogs and ensuring the overall safety of the kennel facilities and dogs.

Essential Functions and Duties

  • Cleaning the individual dog kennels and surrounding kennel facilities, to include pressure washing, scrubbing and disinfecting
  • Cleaning dog bowls, toys and laundering towels
  • Bathing dogs
  • Providing food and fresh water for the dogs
  • Walking the dogs between kennels and other areas of the facilities, while strictly adhering to all policies and procedures for handling the dogs
  • Lifting and stocking dog food and kennel supplies
  • Assisting the veterinary technician with securing the dogs during veterinary treatment
  • Removing and disposing of waste from dog waste stations
  • Monitoring medical and behavioral condition of dogs, notating the kennel cards and notifying appropriate staff of concerns
  • Follow the direction of the team lead

Other Duties

  • Performing any other duties as assigned by supervisor or management
  • Maintain good communication with kennel staff and management 
  • Maintain good working relationships with all kennel and organization employees

Qualifications

  • Minimum eighteen (18) years of age
  • Ability to work rotating shifts and weekends

Physical Demands

  • Ability to exert a moderate to extensive amount of physical effort, including stooping, crouching, walking stairs, climbing and lifting up to fifty (50) pounds individually

** Shifts vary based on needs of the kennel; to include weekends, holidays, evenings and rotating days off.
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