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Work at FWH!

Whether you’re working with our sick and injured wildlife, taking calls about patients, or educating our community, the Florida Wildlife Hospital is full of unique and rewarding experiences! Join our team and help us fulfill our mission of keeping wildlife wild by providing quality, compassionate care.

How to Apply

The Florida Wildlife Hospital is an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. All employees and contractors are responsible for maintaining a work culture free from discrimination and harassment by treating others with kindness and respect.

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Current Openings

  • None at this time

Job Descriptions


  • Reliable transportation, a valid driver license and proof of insurance required.
  • A drug test will be required at the discretion of the director, manager, or president; this may occur at any time and for no reason or cause.
  • Applicants should have no animal-related allergies.


  •  may be up to 37.5 hours per week (depending on position)
  •  variable hours, including weekends and holidays
  •  care and feeding a variety of species including orphaned or injured wildlife
  •  record keeping
  •  diet preparation
  •  maintaining cleanliness in animal care areas
  •  general hospital cleaning, including mopping floors, laundry, dishwashing
  •  participation in release of wildlife
  •  administration of medications
  •  animal handling and restraint


  • able to work indoors and outdoors in all types of weather
  • able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • have an up-to-date tetanus shot or be able to get one prior to starting work
  • have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • possess good communication skills, a positive attitude, be able to follow directions, and work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • good customer services skills
  • rabies pre-exposure vaccines not necessary but helpful

Operations Manager Detailed Job Description

The Operations Manager (OM) is the liaison between the Rehabilitation Manager and the animal care staff.  The OM will work closely with the Medical Team regarding patient care.


  • Works with Lead Animal Care Technician to train new Animal Care Technicians
  • Leads the Animal Care Technicians daily
  • Trains Lead Animal Care Technician to make common rehabilitation decisions independently
  • Creates the Animal Care Technician weekly shift schedules including PTO requests
  • Ensures patients’ paperwork is accurate and complete
  • Keeps animal care protocols accurate and up to date
  • Works closely with medical team and assist intakes and medical procedures as needed
  • Works closely with the Outreach and Volunteer Manager regarding volunteer concerns and needs
  • Oversees the biomedical waste program


  • Lead Animal Care Technician
  • Animal Care Technicians


  • Schedule and lead staff meetings
  • Meet with the Admin team weekly
  • Cover responsibilities of the Rehabilitation Manager in her/his absence
  • Order supplies such as soil, pea gravel, and yard waste removal
  • Work with Lead Animal Care Technician to complete annual reviews for direct reports
  • Provide input regarding other staff reviews
  • Keep the Amazon, Chewy, and Walmart wish lists current
  • Assist with donor management as needed
  • Do morning rounds in all areas


  • Rabies pre-exposure vaccines required after hire
  • Paid wildlife rehabilitation experience required
  • Working for a non-profit organization a plus
  • Experience using WRMD a plus
  • Leadership training a plus


  • Provide top-notch customer service
  • Being attentive to guest and animal needs
  • Identify and work compassionately with guests in various emotional states
  • Work patiently with distressed, frustrated, or disgruntled guests or callers
  • Answer and triage phone calls from the general public
  • Intake patients
  • Manage and create records for all new patients
  • Guest and caller education
  • Assist in cleaning the hospital including but not limited to: keeping reception desk area and lobby clean and sanitary, taking out the trash and recycling, laundry, cleaning floors, bathrooms, kitchen, and carriers if needed
  • Process payment transactions for merchandise, donations, and memberships
  • Maintain proper documentation in the electronic medical records
  • Relay appropriate information to/from the public to staff and/or management.
  • Computer skills: Able to use Windows based computer systems, word processing, email, web search.


  • Must like working with people
  • Must be polite and cheerful
  • Must be truthful and consistent with information given, even if it is not the preferred response for the rescuer/citizen. (Our job is to do what is best for our patients)
  • Must understand that some animals arrive in gruesome condition
  • Must be able to handle money
  • Must be able to use basic technology
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Have good interpersonal skills
  • Be willing to learn
  • Be able to work indoors and outdoors
  • Have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Possess good customer services skills


–    May work up to 20 hours per week

–    Flexible hours, including possible weekends, holidays, and during hurricane preparations and recovery

–    Lead a team of volunteers to complete maintenance projects and other maintenance tasks as listed below

–    Lawn care following safety procedures and using proper PPE, including using riding mower, string trimmer and pruning tools, etc.

–    HVAC filter changes, drain cleaning, and other maintenance

–    Understand products and materials for maintenance and construction

–    Maintenance and safe use of all equipment including golf carts, generators, mowers, HVAC units, power tools and more

–    Safety checks including fire extinguisher checks, emergency light tests and others

–    Other general maintenance tasks not listed here

–    Help coordinate construction projects done by outside contractors

–    Assist with quotes and estimates to be used for grant writing


  • Able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Have a general understanding of construction, HVAC, plumbing, general repairs, and lawn care
  • Willingness to learn
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Have an up-to-date tetanus shot or be able to get one prior to starting work
  • Able to work well with others and be a leader
  • Able to work with our community partners to help us get more supplies and services for our money

Key Responsibilities:
1. Fundraising Strategy:
– Collaborate with the Executive Director to develop and execute an effective fundraising
strategy aligned with the organization’s goals.
– Identify and explore new fundraising opportunities and initiatives, especially major gifts.
– Communicate with the grant writer to prevent duplication of efforts.
2. Donor Relations:
– Cultivate and maintain relationships with individual donors, corporate sponsors, institutional
funders, and other major donors.
– Create and implement stewardship programs to acknowledge and recognize donors including
correspondence, small events, and more.
3. Communication:
– Develop and implement communication strategies to effectively convey the organization’s
mission and impact to donors and the community.
– Collaborate with the marketing team to create fundraising materials and campaigns.
4. Data Management:
– Maintain accurate donor databases and records.
– Familiar with Donor Perfect CRM software
– Generate regular reports on fundraising activities and donor engagement.
1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Nonprofit Management, Business, Communications) or
at least 3 years equivalent experience.
2. Proven experience in fundraising and donor relations within the nonprofit sector.
3. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team.
Preferred Skills:
1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
2. Knowledgeable with donor search techniques.
3. Familiarity with social media and online fundraising platforms.

Florida Wildlife Hospital

4560 North U. S. Highway 1

Palm Shores, FL 32935

(321) 254-8843

JOB TITLE:        Full Time Lead Animal Care Technician



  • Coordinates care of patients by staff and volunteers with the guidance from the Operations Manager and Rehabilitation Manager
  • Trains new animal care technicians in the wildlife nursery
  • Leads animal care staff and volunteers in the wildlife nursery
  • Works closely with Volunteer Coordinator (VC) on volunteer needs, concerns, and compliments
  • Coordinates project lists and project needs and priorities
  • Leads a briefing daily (just few minutes) with the team to touch base on the goals for the day
  • Checks in with staff at the end of the day to hear if goals were reached
  • Ensures everyone gets a lunch break in a timely manner
  • Coordinates medical care and general husbandry with the managers
  • Ensures all patient records are up to date and correct
  • Will contribute to or assist with all animal care technician performance reviews


  • Has rabies pre-exposure vaccines and updated titer check (every 3 years)
  • Able to work indoors and outdoors in types of weather
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Possess good communication skills, a positive attitude, be able to follow directions, and work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Has at least 6 months paid exotic animal care or wildlife rehabilitation experience
  • Good customer services skills


  • Will report to the Rehabilitation Manager or Operations Manager in his/her absence


  • Experience using WRMD
  • Leadership training a plus
  • Great team player