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Student Position - AVC Humane Dog Training Program - Department of Companion Animals - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, March 18, 2013
Date of Posting: 
March 3, 2013
Department of Companion Animals - Atlantic Veterinary College
Student Position - AVC Humane Dog Training Program
Hours of Work: 

35 hours per week (May 6, 2013 - August 25, 2013) and 5 hours per week (August 26, 2013 - April 30, 2014

$10.74 per hour (vacation pay included)

May 6, 2013 - April 30, 2014

The student will be required to coordinate a counseling, training, and enrichment program for dogs at the PEI Humane Society under the supervision of the shelter manager.
Duties at the shelter will be diverse, and may include:
• Counseling of potential dog adopters and provision of support to adopters coping with behavioural issues in the home
• Performing behavioural assessments of shelter dogs
• Training and providing enrichment for the dogs being held for adoption at the shelter
• Maintenance of records (behavioural assessments, dog bios and training records)
• Development of educational display materials
• Investigation of practical ways to enrich the shelter environment
• Assisting in volunteer orientations at the shelter
• Participating in public education efforts
Minimum first year standing in the DVM program. Experience in the application of operant conditioning with a secondary reinforcer (clicker training) is preferred. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in shelter issues and the importance of behaviour modification. A high standard of professionalism and excellent communication skills are essential.
Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to employment@upei.ca. Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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