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Careers

Making a Difference

Our shelter was founded by a group of revolutionaries who dared to question the status quo in order to improve the treatment of animals. Now, we are one of the largest animal welfare agencies in Washington, with a passionate team that has continued advancing the care and wellbeing of pets. When you join our team, you’ll be a part of an animal-loving community that strives to find every pet a loving home, reunites lost pets with their families, provides life-saving medical care, and leads services that help keep pets with their people.

View our current open positions below and apply today to help make a difference for both pets and people in our community!

Our Values

We strive to create and sustain a compassionate culture, operating with:

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Commitment

Benefits

  • Paid vacation
  • Paid personal time off
  • 9 paid holidays during the calendar year
  • Medical, dental, vision – 89% employer-paid premiums toward you and each eligible dependent
  • Employee discount on animal adoptions & retail store purchases
  • Paid bereavement leave, including coverage for loss of a personal pet
  • $50,000 paid life insurance
  • Paid long-term and short-term disability insurance coverage
  • Optional Health & Dependent Care Flex Spending accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • SEP IRA or Pension Trust (for union represented employees) retirement contribution plans

Current Job Postings

Lead Shelter Veterinarian and Associate Shelter Veterinarian

We are in an exciting time of developing our Veterinary Services department and are seeking a Lead and an Associate Shelter Veterinarian to join the team. Both the Lead and Associate positions report to the Medical Director, who will provide mentorship and career development support, and are open to new graduates (Lead position requires previous management background, training or a combination of relevant experiences).

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Application Procedure

Please submit your letter of interest and resume to careers@thehumanesociety.org.

Campaign Manager

The Campaign Manager is responsible for capital campaign strategy, including establishing solicitation priorities, managing prospect lists, developing and executing targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for a range of projects, preparing and providing support to staff, board members, and volunteers for solicitation, and planning and managing cultivation events. The Campaign Manager works collaboratively with the Development and Marketing team and reports to the Chief Philanthropy Officer.

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Application procedure

Please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@thehumanesociety.org stating “Campaign Manager” in the subject line.

Development Coordinator

This position is responsible for end-to-end logistical support for key elements in the annual fund, major giving, corporate giving programs, and fundraising events for the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County. The Development Coordinator will work closely with the Development and Marketing team to develop fundraising and engagement strategies and administer campaigns across multiple channels.

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Application procedure

Please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@thehumanesociety.org stating “Development Coordinator” in the subject line.

Receiving Clerk

Provides empathetic and professional service to customers bringing in animals for a variety of different scenarios. This includes animal intake, maintaining accurate intake records for all incoming animals, and assisting clients in reuniting with their lost pets. This role also includes collaborating with animal control.

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Application procedure

Please submit your letter of interest and resume to careers@thehumanesociety.org stating “Receiving Clerk” in the subject line.

Veterinary Technician Assistant

The responsibilities of VTAs are to assist the technicians, doctors, and other shelter staff in all duties of the Veterinary Department. This position performs technical and routine animal care, restraint, surgical operations, and other related duties in the Veterinary Department. VTAs carry out daily assignments, follow through on matters using independent judgment and training to take appropriate action when dealing with standard recurring situations. VTAs must build positive, professional relations with team members and the public.

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Application procedure

Please submit your letter of interest and resume to careers@thehumanesociety.org stating “Veterinary Technician Assistant” in the subject line.

Kennel Aide

Receives day-to-day direction from Shelter Services Lead and/or Animal Care Lead and reports to the Director of Operations. Perform routine animal care as per established procedures to ensure a healthy and humane environment. The work includes cleaning and maintaining animal housing areas and requires handling of animals to house, properly caring for them and minimizing their stress.

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Application procedure

Please submit your resume to careers@thehumanesociety.org stating “Kennel Aide”

Adoption Services Representative

The Adoption Services Representative is responsible for client care, data entry, and various clerical duties. Duties include providing impeccable customer service, imparting accurate information, facilitating the animal adoption process by matching potential adopters with the best possible new companion, reuniting pets with their owners, assuring the well-being of animals in accordance with the five freedoms, maintaining a safe and healthy environment, processing sales transactions, answering phones and keeping precise records. Workers carry out daily assignments; follow through on matters using independent judgment and training to take appropriate actions when dealing with standard recurring situations. The work is performed in-office, shelter surroundings, and off-site locations. Unusual demands include work subject to frequent interruptions, weekends and/or holidays depending on scheduling needs.

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Application Procedure

Please submit your resume to careers@thehumanesociety.org stating “ASR” in the subject line

Licensed Veterinary Technician

As a Licensed Veterinary Technician, your job entails important aspects of our shelter; animal care and treatment, laboratory and diagnostic procedures, surgery-related tasks, customer service, and shelter cleanliness.

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Application Procedure

Please submit your resume to careers@thehumanesociety.org stating “LVT” in the subject line