Available Positions

Animal Care Coordinator

Who We Are

Pembina Valley Humane Society is a non-profit organization located in Southern Manitoba.  Our mission is to promote humane and compassionate animal care through sheltering, adoption, education, and community outreach. 


Position: We are seeking an experienced Animal Care Coordinator (ACC) to be the center lead in ensuring a high standard of care is being provided to our animal residents. The ACC actively participates in daily rounds and animal care recommendations. The ACC provides training, guidance and direction to both Staff and Volunteers. Customer service and related client administrative duties are paramount to the shelter and therefore also vital to the success of this role.

Status: Full time – Contract

Location: Morden, MB

A Typical Day

  • Advises the public in a variety of ways including responding to general inquiries, adoption, relinquishment and general animal care questions
  • Performs regular animal enrichment based on the needs of the animal, including but not limited to exercising, engaging in play activities, and enrichment & training plans
  • Support the Volunteer Coordinator with the following duties:
    • Assisting with training, leading, and management 
    • Foster program support
  • Adoptions, surrender and intake of PVHS dogs and cats
  • Foster program training and medical management 
  • Facilitate and coordinate PVHS programs
  • Animal care responsibilities such as medication management, food, water and behavioral training
  • Ensures the prompt and proper approval and transfer of animals to veterinary facilities
  • Engage community members, staff, volunteers, adopters, donors, and sponsors in the mission of PVHS
  • Financial management for program operations, adhering to program budgets and participating in program budget formation and reporting 
  • To work collaboratively with other shelter personnel, creating a positive and harmonious atmosphere among staff and volunteers and enhancing team performance.
  • General cleaning and tidiness of the premises and equipment
  • Perform other duties as necessary

Why Should You Join Our Team?

  • Be part of an energetic team environment with others who share your passion for animal well being!
  • 5 wellness days per year
  • Small team that loves to support each other in the roles
  • Work directly with vet partners and gain experience in the medical field
  • Uniform reimbursement & PPE provided 
  • Use of a company-branded vehicle for work events and activities
  • Participate in fun community events 

Do You Have What it Takes?

  • Strong familiarity with animal care, handling, and behavior
  • A high school diploma, associates degree preferred, and 3 years experience working in an animal shelter, animal behavior, veterinary clinic, or closely related field.
  • Management experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to function well independently and as a team member with all organizational members
  • Resilient attitude when faced with unpredictable or emotionally demanding situations
  • Ability to lift 18 kg (40lbs) and pull 45 kg (100 lbs)
  • 1 year of customer service experience in a fast paced environment
  • Clean driving record 
  • Clerical and/or office administration experience an asset
  • Experienced with computer systems, google workspace
  • The ability to handle confidential or sensitive information with discretion 
  • Value and prioritization of a productive,collaborative work environment

We Can’t Wait to Meet You!

Salary: competitive salary based on experience

Please forward your resume and cover letter to Amanda Jeffrey: hr@pvhsociety.ca

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest in the Pembina Valley Humane Society, however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Administrative Shelter Assistant

(Summer Student)

The Pembina Valley Humane Society is looking for an outgoing and motivated student to work at the shelter as an ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT.  If you love animals, have a knack for organization, consider yourself friendly and outgoing – then this is the position for you!

Some of these Duties include:

  • Customer Service (includes but is not limited to; inquiries, responding to emails, adoption/foster/volunteer reference checks, answering phones, greeting walk in customers, taking payment, communicating and assisting with paperwork/signing documentation as requested by shelter staff/manager)
  • Donation pickup and drop offs and other general errands when required
  • Administrative duties such as filing, animal adoption approvals, website updates, and record keeping.
  • Filling in for animal and cleaning chore shifts when needed (chores include but are not limited to; kennel cleaning, dog walking, cat cuddling, feeding and pee-breaks, laundry, sanitizing, etc)
  • Animal enrichment and grooming


  • Passion for animals & Comfortable handling dogs & cats
  • Above average written & oral communication skills
  • Confident and outgoing personality
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Great team player
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Physically able to lift 30lbs and handle dogs

This position is partially funded through the Federal Canada Summer Jobs Program and students must meet the following criteria:

To be eligible, students 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 Footnote 2 for the duration of the employment
  • 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 regulationsDates: May 2023 – August 2023 (16 weeks)38 hours per week, including days, evenings (until 7pm) and Saturdays 12pm to 5pm.Must hold a valid Manitoba Driver’s License.Please forward your resume and cover letter to hr@pvhsociety.caNOTE: this position is dependent on Federal Canada Job Funding.

Donor Chair, Board of Directors

Volunteer Position

We are currently recruiting a volunteer for the position of Donor Chair.  This individual will be responsible for Major Donor cultivation, research, and relationship building, as well as the development, implementation, and growth of a Planned Giving Program.  With the assistance of the Board of Directors, this individual will seek out and implement new donor recruitment channels and plan donor recognition events or initiatives.

The ideal person would have strong written and verbal English skills with a creative mindset. This person will also be positive, organized and has a passion for animals and non-profit work. Community partnerships and connections, as well as experience sitting on a board would be considered assets.  

The time commitment for this role is approximately 1-4 hours per week, with an increase in the weeks prior to a major event.

The PVHS is open to all without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, gender, age, or mental or physical disability. The PVHS is dedicated to providing a safe and inclusive environment that allows for universal access and participation.

To apply, fill in our Board of Directors Application Form or email hr@pvhsociety.ca