WildCare Foundation: Wildlife Care Manager

Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Intermediate / Advanced Wildlife Rehabilitator
Experience Requirement: 3-5 years

WildCare Foundation is seeking a Care Manager with 3+ years experience with wildlife rehabilitation along with at least 1 year of management experience. This is a full-time position with an established center admitting 6,000+ animals annually. You will report to the Director and you will work closely with our full-time DVM, 6 staff, and several interns and volunteers.

Job Purpose:

Efficiently manage daily wildlife rehabilitation operations and coordinate veterinary care. Enthusiastically train and oversee team leaders, interns, and volunteers in a high-volume center. Positive attitude and good organizational skills required to ensure staff, interns, and volunteers meet the needs of the animals and the people who rescue them.

Primary Functions:

  • Responsible for coordinating and communicating with all teams to ensure proper care is provided in a timely and efficient manner
  • Manage and participate in day-to-day rehabilitative and veterinary care of wildlife patients
  • Train, supervise, and mentor permanent and seasonal team leaders, interns and volunteers
  • Serve as the liaison between the executive director and the wildlife care team
  • Develop and adhere to protocols

Duties and Responsibilities:

Patient Care:

  • Oversee all daily rehabilitative care by the Team Leaders and their team for wildlife patients, including feeding and cleaning, examinations, treatments, diagnostic procedures, and monitoring patient progress
  • Identify the need for and coordinate veterinary care, including participating in patient rounds and clinic procedures, with the veterinarian as needed
  • Develop, improve, and implement patient protocols as identified by the Team Leaders
  • Ensure all protocols are being followed
  • Assist Team Leaders in evaluating patients for release, and coordinate releases
  • Perform patient admissions and intake exams as needed
  • Execute euthanasia protocols as needed and directed

Managerial Responsibilities:

  • Train and supervise team leaders, interns, and volunteers, delegating tasks appropriately based on protocol and skill level
  • Recognize when and what projects need to be completed, prioritizing them accordingly, and designing and executing a plan to get them done
  • Monitor the use of resources and order/purchase more as needed and maintain appropriate resource use in Excel spreadsheets
  • Coordinate with permanent staff to ensure daily coverage of animal care and administrative areas, schedule Team Leaders, interns and volunteers based on need and budget
  • Maintain a professional and safe work environment

Other Responsibilities:

  • Participate in screening intern and volunteer applicants as needed
  • Help develop and improve volunteer and internship programs, including orientation packets, assigned literature, skill sheets and training classes
  • Participate in developing and teaching aspects of the IWRC practicum program (IWRC wildlife rehabilitation certification required) or other wildlife rehabilitation curriculum
  • Respond to public inquiries via phone, in person, and social media as needed
  • Perform administrative duties as needed, including maintaining patient records, property count, and supply inventory lists
  • Other tasks as assigned by the executive director


The Care Manager should have a solid knowledge of the natural history and a strong base of husbandry of common patients. They must be able to work long days in a hectic environment while maintaining a positive attitude. They should communicate effectively. They are as responsible for the oversight of all staff, interns and volunteers actions as if they were performing the task themselves. They should serve as a role model for the compassionate and dedicated care their animal patients should receive. The Care Manager should hold themselves and their team members to a high standard when it comes to providing quality care for their animal patients. They should be detail oriented. They should recognize their limitations and know when to ask for help, whether it be in completing a routine task or determining the best course of treatment for an animal patient. They should be self-sacrificing of their time in order to ensure all animal patients receive the care they deserve and to see all jobs through to completion.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to [email protected]

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