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  • Avian Care Coordinator

    Wild Bird Rehabilitation
    • Employer: Wild Bird Rehabilitation
      Location: St. Louis, Missouri
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Avian Care Coordinator

    The Avian Care Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Rehabilitation Center Director with all aspects of daily operations, including patient care, training and supervision of interns and volunteers, record keeping, and facility maintenance.  Applicants should possess an interest in working in a team environment and be able to multi-task with professionalism and flexibility.  They will be working with volunteers, interns, partner organizations, and the general public. A passion for songbirds and wildlife conservation is an essential element of this job. 


    Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

    Responsible for physical exams, triage, fluid therapy, pain management, and euthanasia.

    Responsible for documenting the weights of birds in preparation for their movement within the facility.

    Responsible for ensuring that patient charts are maintained in a complete, accurate, and timely manner and that the charts “follow the birds.”

     Responsible for determining the diet and feeding intervals for each patient.

    Responsible for ensuring that all medications are being administered in strict accordance with industry best practices.

    Responsible for supervising Center volunteers and interns in ER and throughout the Center and responding to questions and assisting in further training.

    Responsible for maintaining and coordinating an adequate inventory of food and seed for bird diets.

    Responsible for coordinating miscellaneous supplies for the smooth operation of the Center including laundry, cleaning supplies and paper products.

    Responsible for monitoring the levels of all medical supplies, including lactated ringers, euthanasia meds, antibiotics, eye ointments and drops, and pain medications.

    Other duties and responsibilities as determined by the Rehabilitation Center Director and/or Executive Director from time to time.


    Able to work calmly and efficiently in busy, high-intensity situations. 

    Ability to endure long workdays in a physically and emotionally demanding setting while maintaining focus, accuracy, energy, and physical activities required by the job. 

    Experience training and supervising volunteers, preferably in an animal care setting, is desirable. 

    Interest and/or knowledge of local native songbirds. 

    Good written and verbal communication skills.

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.

    Computer literacy & ability to learn our medical database system. 

    Strong organizational and time management skills.  

    Some college with a background in wildlife biology or related animal science is desirable. 


    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described herein represent essential components of the job of working in wildlife rehabilitation. They include but are not limited to the following: able to lift or move up to 50 lbs, stand on a concrete floor for up to 8 hours a day, climb stairs, kneel, crouch, stoop, crawl, and reach to arm’s length.  Must possess the physical dexterity and coordination to use hands and fingers to handle, feel and feed tiny fragile patients as small as 2-3 grams. Our staff is routinely exposed to chemicals, allergens such as dust and dander, zoonotic diseases, frightened animals, inclement weather conditions, and noise. 


    Position Information

    This position is full-time 40 hours per week.  Shifts are 8 hours and include weekends, holidays, and evenings. Salary range - $12-$14/hour.  The position is non-exempt and includes 10 days of PTO annually.  Due to the nature of our busy time, time off is not allowed from May 1 through August 15 except under emergency circumstances. 

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcome a diverse pool of applicants. 


    The position is available immediately and applications will continue to be accepted until it is filled.

    Please send a resume and letter of interest to:



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