Assistant Operations Manager Job Description

The Assistant Operations Manager will support the Executive Director and Senior Operations Managers, and coordinate duties with the Assistant Operations Managers on the opposite shift with:


  • maintain a positive, healthy and safe work environment
  • uphold organizational policies, procedures and practices
  • help supervise wildlife rehabilitation summer students, administrative officer, administrative support officer, construction labourer, construction helper and volunteers
  • mentor wildlife rehabilitation summer students, administrative officer, administrative support officer, construction labourer, construction helper and volunteers

Wildlife Rehabilitation Operations

  • oversee overall wildlife rehabilitation operations to ensure that patient welfare meets the highest standards
  • oversee veterinary care and follow-up
  • coordinate identification of appropriate release sites and coordinate releases
  • oversee inventory and ordering of supplies, equipment and caging
  • oversee record-keeping and contribute to reporting

Human Resources

  • help oversee the training and scheduling of staff and volunteers
  • help oversee staff and volunteer hours and expense reporting
  • help with volunteer and staff performance reviews

Communications and outreach

  • oversee client communications, including the wildlife hotline, emails and visits
  • oversee and contribute articles, images and video for newsletters, e-news, social media and other communications
  • assist with fundraising and outreach activities as required
  • take photos and videos


  • Oversee the recording and safe-keeping of walk-in client donations
  • Assist with financial reporting

Other related responsibilities as required


These jobs are made possible under the Canada Summer Jobs program. To be eligible under the program, youth must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment*; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

International students are not eligible participants.


  • valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle (there is no public transit to our facility in North Gower)
  • enrollment in a post-secondary institution in veterinary or animal-related studies
  • experience in a wildlife rehabilitation centre
  • experience in supervising staff or volunteers
  • exceptional planning, organizing and problem-solving skills
  • ability to meet tight and evolving deadlines, through the use of strong organizational and time management skills
  • exceptional teamwork skills and the ability to motivate others
  • ability to thrive in a high-energy, challenging environment
  • proven verbal and written communications skills
  • ability to work independently under little supervision once trained
  • ability to set priorities and work under pressure

Term and Compensation

This is a 40 hr/wk position to begin as early as April 22 for 8-16 weeks. Wages are $19.00/hr. Some shift work, weekends and evenings are required. This is an essential on-site position.

Application Instructions

To apply, send your resume, cover letter (including your availability and eligibility under the Canada Summer Jobs program), and two written references by email to

Only complete applications will be accepted. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please no inquiries.

* Rabies Vaccine Information

The rabies pre-exposure vaccine is a series of three injections given in your arm on days 0, 7 and 21. You are able to start working with rabies-vector species after your 2nd vaccine on day 7. You can obtain a prescription and get your injections from your family doctor, and order the vaccine from any pharmacy. You can also obtain the vaccines from a travel clinic without a doctor’s prescription. Most health plans cover such vaccinations. If not, the cost is about $700. To check if your health plan covers the vaccine, you will need the following Drug Identification Numbers: RabAvert – DIN 02267667; Imovax – DIN 01908286. If you have had the rabies vaccine in the past, you need to provide proof of protective titre levels (blood test for levels of antibodies) every two years, which you can obtain from your family doctor.