WildCare Foundation: Wildlife Care Team Leader

Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Associate's
Experience Requirement: 1-2 years

WildCare provides people a place to bring native wildlife struggling to survive with the goal of releasing healthy individuals back to nature. WildCare is the largest wildlife rehabilitation facility in Oklahoma accepting 6,000+ animals annually from 100+ species.

WildCare is seeking experienced wildlife rehabilitators with a minimum of 2 years experience. This is a paid full-time staff position with an established center admitting 6,000+ animals annually. You will be working closely with 6 staff, 1 DVM, 14 interns and volunteers.

Job Purpose:

Oversee and perform daily wildlife rehabilitation care in assigned care areas and help train and oversee interns and volunteers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Patient Care:

  • Provide and oversee daily rehabilitative care for wildlife patients in assigned care areas, including feeding and cleaning, treatment, and monitoring patient progress
  • Identify the need for veterinary care; participate in patient rounds with the veterinarian
  • Implement and ensure patient protocols are being followed
  • Help evaluate patients for release and coordinate releases
  • Perform patient admissions and intake exams as needed
  • Be able to execute certain euthanasia protocols as directed

Managerial Responsibilities:

  • Train and supervise all animal care personnel
  • Delegate tasks appropriately based on protocol, work load and skill level
  • Recognize when and what projects need to be completed and communicate them to the Care Manager
  • Monitor the use of resources and communicate them to the Care Manager
  • Maintain a professional and safe work environment

Other Responsibilities:

  • Respond to public inquiries via phone, in person and social media as needed
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Care Manager or Executive Director


Team Leaders should have a general 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 with their team. They are as responsible for their team members’ actions as if they were performing the task themselves. They should serve as role models for the compassionate and dedicated care their animal patients should receive. Team leaders 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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