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Animal Care Facility Manager

AD0033 - Animal Care Facility Manager

Clark Science Center

Responsibility for Animal Care Facility (ACF) administration and operations. Manage daily operations of the ACF; maintain an animal care and use facility and environment that foster institutional regulatory compliance and support teaching and research. Develop, organize and facilitate training programs for faculty, students and staff.

Animal Care Facility Operations: Manage the delivery of animal care by ACF support staff and laboratory-based students and staff, including implementation of policies, procedures and best practices. Work under the guidance of the Attending Veterinarian to ensure optimal health of animals. Coordinate with faculty to meet special needs of research colonies under IACUC-approved protocols. Direct the routine maintenance of the ACF physical plant by ACF support staff; coordinate repairs and renovations with Facilities Management. Develop and manage the ACF budget; oversee purchasing of supplies, equipment and materials. Facilitate routine meetings of the Animal Users Group.

Regulatory Compliance: Manage facilities and procedures in compliance with USDA, PHS and OLAW regulations, and AAALAC guidelines. Routinely partner with the Lab Safety & Compliance Director to stay current on best practices, and federal/state regulations and guidelines.

Health and Safety Management: Administer the ACF Occupational Health Program; serve as primary contact with Smith and external occupational health resources. Maintain an ACF security program; serve as primary ACF security contact with the Science Center Directors. Develop and Maintain an ACF Disaster Recovery Plan; coordinate ACF responses to facility emergencies. Assist the Science Center Directors with development of security information and briefings for Public Safety and College Relations.

Education/Experience: Associate's Degree (A.S.) in Veterinary Services or related discipline required; Bachelor's Degree (B.S). in Animal Science or related discipline preferred. 4 to 5 years' experience in multi-species laboratory animal care with a minimum of one year of successful performance in a supervisory or leadership role. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

Certifications and Licensures: AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) required; Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) or Certified Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR) preferred.

Skills: Supervision of 7-day per week operations and staffing. Excellent communication, time management and leadership skills.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer.