Wildlife Rehabilitation Coordinator

Job Duties


  • Assist with maintaining a positive, healthy and safe work environment
  • Assist with upholding organizational policies, procedures and practices
  • Assist with supervising Wildlife Rehabilitation Shift Leaders, other staff and volunteers

Wildlife Rehabilitation Operations

  • Assist with coordinating wildlife rehabilitation operations to ensure that patient welfare meets the highest standards (e.g. triage and assessment, medical/veterinary care and treatment plans, diet plans, feeding and weaning schedules, housing requirements, environmental enrichment, release)
  • Coordinate daily and short-term operational goals and objectives
  • Coordinate veterinary care and follow-up
  • Identify appropriate release sites and coordinate releases
  • Assist with coordinating the education and foster programs
  • Coordinate maintenance of facility, equipment and caging
  • Coordinate inventory and ordering of supplies, equipment and caging
  • Coordinate record-keeping and contribute to reporting
  • Liaise with MNR, and coordinate reporting and inspections

Human resources administration

  • Assist with the recruitment, interview and selection of volunteers and staff
  • Assist with coordinating the training and scheduling of staff and volunteers
  • Supervise administrative staff
  • Coordinate volunteer and staff performance

Communications and outreach

  • Assist with overseeing client communications, including the wildlife hotline, emails and visits
  • Assist with updating the website and developing content
  • Assist with coordinating and contributing articles and images for newsletters, e-news, social media and other communications
  • Assist with public relations and media
  • Assist with fundraising and outreach activities as required

Financial coordination

  • Coordinate the recording and administration of client donations
  • Assist with financial reporting

Other related responsibilities as required


This job is pending approval, expected in mid-April, through the Canada Summer Jobs program. To be eligible under the Canada Summer Jobs program, applicants 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
  • ability to manage and prioritize professional responsibilities
  • 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 37 hr/wk position for up to 18 weeks. Wages are $16.00/hr. Some shift work, weekends and evenings are required.


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 info @ rideauwildlife.org. 

We sincerely thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please no inquiries.