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12 days ago

System Engineer-Cloud

Best Friends Animal Society Kanab, UT

Be more than an IT wizard! Be someonewho saves the lives of animals. BestFriends Animal Society is looking for a Cloud Systems Engineer who… CareerBuilder


24 days ago

Regional Gift Advisor_LA/West Coast (remote position)

Best Friends Animal Society North Carolina

• Identify and cultivate new relationships with new prospects and current donors • Research prospects, provide monthly cultivation touches and… TheJobNetwork


19 days ago

Administrative Coordinator BFAS - Los Angeles

Best Friends Animal Society Mission Hills, CA

Provide high-level administrative support, conduct research, prepare statistical and financial reports, handling information requests, and performing… Best Friends Animal Society


2 days ago

Animal Caregiver/Administrative Assistant (night shift) - Dogs (Part-Time) – new

Best Friends Animal Society Mission Hills, CA

include: • Work overnight hours, independently, with no direct supervision • Perform routine visual checks on all animals including all areas… Best Friends Animal Society


4 days ago

Clinic Veterinary Technician Tier 2

Best Friends Animal Society Kanab, UT

Being a Veterinary Technician at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary provides you the freedom to be the technician you dreamed about: Your clients are the… Best Friends Animal Society


21 days ago

Accounting Clerk

Best Friends Animal Society Kanab, UT

• Involvement with the A/P process through the entry of Invoices, filing and various other tasks. • Prepare and post journal entries. • Prepare… Best Friends Animal Society


3 days ago

Dog Caregiver, BFAS Los Angeles (Temporary) – new

Best Friends Animal Society Mission Hills, CA

include: • Feeding the dogs in the Center according to the established protocol. • Monitor dog eating habits, make food adjustments as… Best Friends Animal Society


21 days ago

Staff Accountant

Best Friends Animal Society Kanab, UT

• Prepare and post journal entries. • Prepare and analyze account reconciliations. • Analyze and record recurring monthly expenses (postage… Best Friends Animal Society


12 days ago

Dog Walking Attendant

Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles, CA

Include: • Performing and ensuring daily walking of all dogs at the NKLA center in accordance to time frames, approximately 10 minutes a… Best Friends Animal Society


12 days ago

Director of Digital Fundraising

Best Friends Animal Society Kanab, UT

Reporting to the Chief Development and Marketing Officer, the primary responsibility of this position is to lead and direct the recently-created… Idealist.org


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    I worked at Best Friends Animal Society full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The vision is awesome. They absolutely do what they say they do: save animals. Do they do it in the most efficient/effective way? I don't know. I'm not an animal welfare activist.

    Cons

    Driven by not just one or two founders but a whole group of founders whose bonds to each other are strong. Right or wrong, those bonds excuse many a behavior. The only people founders are accountable to are other founders. While I admire that they each step up and do what needs to be done, they are often put into positions where they are not skilled and can wreak havoc. In general, Best Friends has issues with hiring people who are experts--and then letting them do what they do best. They've routinely hired (expensive) outside counsel, consultants and staff, not liked what they've been told, and dismissed the results. Which is their right--but frustrating to those who know that things don't have to be as difficult as they make them. Have seen many people who take a job expecting it to be a positive environment be shattered by the politics and bad management decisions. I've been working 25+ years--and this was my first experience of witnessing outright textbook bully behavior--by several management staff--and I was shocked that it was tolerated. The victims are long since gone--the bullies remain even now. I can't even begin to imagine the stories HR staff have heard--and been powerless to address. If you have a passion for the mission and the ability to be very focused on what you do without needing the support of other staff, to be totally accepting and never ask a question and never challenge a decision, if you can let go of poor behavior and waste around you--you might survive here. People in animal welfare tend to be, I've found, a little quirky--and a little broken. Best Friends retains those who put themselves second to the vision of leadership and want, consciously or not, to be submissive and guided.

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    Listen to those who are experts in THEIR field. Let them help you. I've been gone awhile and my bitterness has faded somewhat. I begrudgingly admire the vision that lets you bulldoze past any and all objection. You get things done and do things that I might say are/were impossible. I learned a lot from watching you. I'm almost to the point where I would financially support you again because I do believe you are an important leader in the animal welfare community and you are bringing about tremendous change. I wish that I could have been more of a "yes man" and stayed. However, I value myself and my skills and my intelligence too much to stay in an abusive environment.

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