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Professional Development Coordinator

Brook Farm Veterinary Center acts in the benefit of all living creatures. Established in 1982, our Patterson, New York, AAHA-accredited veterinary practice is a recognized leader in advanced medicine and exceptional service.

  • We deliver excellence in companion animal medicine by aiming for precision in everything we do.
  • We model an inclusive community of people who care, serve, and learn together.
  • We cultivate relationships of service that honor the human-animal bond and acknowledge our interconnectedness.
  • We create opportunities for people and animals who have been denied them or who are otherwise at-risk.

Who You Are

Brook Farmers are contributors rather than consumers. They consider it a privilege to serve others by building relationships of trust and by fostering a sense of connection and compassion. They embody our values of empathy, example, and precision. Brook Farmers are diligent, hard-working and creative, all of which are conditions of the harmony we seek.

You might fit in well at Brook Farm if you play nice with others, and if you are self-motivated and take direction well. You believe in treating people with the same love, compassion, and respect that you give pets and believe that it is your duty create benefit for others. You’re energetic and multitask impeccably, and you don’t give up - period. You excel in consistently high-pressure situations and work best when your plate is full.

We’re looking for someone who is:

  • A quick and focused learner: you take every aspect of their position seriously and accept constructive criticism well.
  • Empathetic: you operate with a human heart.
  • Civic Minded: you volunteer and support local causes.
  • Responsible: you are honest, reliable, and able to work independently.
  • Flexible: you come in early, stay late, and commit to a regular schedule that includes the possibility of working weekends and evenings.
  • Timely: you are punctual in your commitments and duties.
  • An adult in mind but a child in spirit.
  • A nice person (bonus if you’re funny!)

Job Description

Brook Farm’s Professional Development Coordinator is responsible for coaching and mentoring our diverse team. At Brook Farm, we’re interested in nurturing the “whole individual,” one of the principal concepts of holistic medicine. The Coordinator works with every staff member on a one-on-one level to ensure that both their personal and professional goals are being met. One day you might find yourself leading a discussion on mindfulness and teaching your colleagues the fundamentals of meditation as a means of stress management; on another you may be conducting coaching sessions that help staff identify opportunities for future growth, or analyzing safety protocols to ensure compliance.

The Coordinator spends the majority of their time educating and training staff, writing practice protocols and preparing for annual accreditation, and identifying room for growth as an individual, team, company, and community. They are constantly looking to learn more about not only veterinary medicine but about life itself: an inborn love for learning and a passion for all things eclectic and esoteric is essential. They are obsessed with getting the details right - even if that means doing the (sometimes dirty) job yourself - and using the time they spend on the floor to influence future coaching and assessment.

The Professional Development Coordinator is...

  • Resourceful: you get the job done.
  • Detail-Oriented: you ask questions and aim to do things correctly.
  • Family-Oriented: you’re patient and love people of all shapes and sizes.
  • Positive: you maintain an even temper in a high-intensity, stressful environment.
  • Driven: you can cope with repetitive or continuous processes and inquiries.
  • Funny: you have a good sense of humor.
  • Passionate: you believe in the Brook Farm way of doing things.

We take talent acquisition seriously at Brook Farm and hire thoughtfully. We work with Wonderlic Consulting to verify the information listed on your resume and check references. Please be sure to read our statements on being a drug and smoke free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.

Benefits

  • Competitive salaries and schedules: we pay a living wage.
  • Paid time off and holidays (for eligible employees).
  • Health insurance: subsidized medical, dental, and vision insurance for full-time employees.
  • Pet care: discounted care and insurance.
  • Professional development: we completely coordinate your continuing education and subsidize courses where we can.
  • Volunteer benefits: credits to apply toward your hospital account or donated to the charity of your choice.
  • Practice-sponsored outings and events.
  • Uniform allowance or discount.

Applying

Be real and don’t spare on the details. We love to read cover letters, so we send our many thanks for taking the time to write something meaningful.

Drug and Smoke-Free Workplace Statement

Brook Farm Veterinary Center has zero tolerance for drug use. As a part of our effort to maintain a workplace free of substance abuse, Brook Farm Veterinary Center applicants and employees will be asked to submit to a medical examination and/or clinical testing for the presence of alcohol and/or drugs. Within the limits of federal, state, and local laws, Brook Farm Veterinary Center reserves the right to examine and test for drugs and alcohol at our discretion.

As part of our duty to the animals we care for, Brook Farm is a smoke-free work environment.

Background Screening

In order to protect the welfare of the clients, employees, and resources of Brook Farm Veterinary Center, it is the policy of the practice to conduct background checks on applicants. Background checks may include, but are not limited to: reference checks, credit history checks, driving record checks, criminal record checks, and education and credential verification.

Any applicant who provides misleading, erroneous or willfully deceptive information to Brook Farm Veterinary Center on an employment form, resume, or in an interview will be immediately eliminated from further consideration for employment with Brook Farm Veterinary Center. This process is necessary to ensure that the individuals selected and retained possess the qualifications required to safely and effectively perform the duties of their position.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Brook Farm Veterinary Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Brook Farm is fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and New York State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination.

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