Manager, Animal Care & Facilities Ops

Under the direction of the Director of the DCM/ARC, the Animal Care and Facility Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing and managing daily activities involved with the provision of animal husbandry, cage washing, and facility operations at multiple DCM/ARC facilities. The Animal Care and Facility Operations Manager also participates with DCM/ARC senior leadership, COH/BRI leadership, faculty, health and safety departments and IACUC to maintain a safe working environment compliant with all legal mandates, animal welfare regulations and guidelines and accreditation standards.

Essential Functions:

  • Participates in developing and managing annual budgets for DCM/ARC. Provides input for program cost studies and rate setting.
  • Mentors and supervises ARC animal care and cage wash supervisors and their teams. Oversees, approves or delegates authority for personnel actions including; hiring, termination, disciplinary action, promotions and performance review.
  • Works with COH Engineering, contractors and equipment vendors to ensure the maintenance of the facilities and the performance of equipment and mechanical systems.
  • Monitors the quality of care and service of the animal care and use program, addresses customer complaints and issues and approves facility access.
  • Collaboratively monitors and establishes process improvement to meet the business needs of the organization and/or enhance the institutional animal care and use program. Manages the procurement of equipment and supplies, interacts with COH/BRI administration and faculty re-programmatic issues, develops standard operating procedures, and participates in strategic planning, space allocation and implementation of new systems and decision making..
  • Pre-reviews IACUC protocols, assists the senior leadership of DCM/ARC, and assists with preparing the AAALAC program description. Prepares internal studies, newsletter articles, staff meeting presentations, etc.
  • Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • Bachelor’s degree relevant to areas of responsibility. Associate degree and 7+ years relevant supervisory experience may substitute for Bachelor’s degree.
  • Master’s degree relevant to areas of responsibility preferred.
  • 5 years relevant supervisory animal care and/or operational experience.
  • Working knowledge of all general activities of an animal facility (cage wash equipment and operations, barrier and conventional animal housing, biohazard containment, quarantine, etc.).
  • AALAS Learning Library.
  • AALAS LATG certification, CA driver license.

Physical Demands

  • Frequent walking and standing.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.
  • Must be able to push and/or pull animal racks and supply racks.

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy. Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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