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Join Our Team!

Do you have a passion for animals, hard work, and providing great customer service? Although we may not always have immediate openings for every position, we are always looking for great people to join our team at the Seattle Humane Society. We always accept applications!

Download an employment application or pick one up at our campus. Employment applications may be faxed to (425) 747-2985, emailed to [email protected], mailed or delivered in person to: Seattle Humane Society, 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005.

To give us the best and most complete information from which to evaluate your qualifications, please send us your resume and a completed employment application. If you are interested in more than one position, please prioritize your interests. Due to the number of applications we receive, we may not be able to respond to every inquiry.



Currently Accepting Applications for...   


Special Events & Corporate Relations Director  

We’re looking for a successful fundraising events professional to join our fun team! Are you a self-motivated go-getter with a can-do attitude who loves animals? In this leadership role, you’ll oversee one of the largest fundraising events in the state, Tuxes & Tails, which raises $1.5 million annually. You’ll also lead Walk for the Animals and a variety of smaller events co-hosted by community supporters. You’ll manage and grow our corporate relations and sponsorship programs. The Special Events and Corporate Relations Director supervises a number of highly motivated volunteers, as well as our Development Associate who oversees grantwriting, workplace giving, third party fundraising and events support. 

Required: Bachelor's degree and non-profit fundraising experience with a significant track record of success in project management. Preferred: A minimum of 2 years experience in a leadership role executing special events grossing $500,000 or more. Volunteer management, technology skills including Raiser’s Edge, Convio and Greater Giving strongly preferred. Knowledge of mobile bidding and third party fundraising strategies a plus.

Please click here for a complete job description. 

Cat Program Lead  

Seattle Humane Society is seeking a cat lover for our Cat Program Lead position! This person is responsible for providing and overseeing the humane care and cleaning of the cats in our care. He/she is responsible for training and retaining the volunteers that are scheduled in the Cat Program. He/she works collaboratively with the Cat Program Coordinator and Cat Foster Coordinator to manage the timely flow and overall population and disposition of the cats in the shelter. We are looking for someone with great multi-tasking and customer service skills. If you love cats, and volunteers, apply today!

Vet Assistant 

We have an opening for a part-time Veterinary Assistant to join the shelter’s clinic team. Ideal candidates will have strong communication and teamwork skills and a commitment to providing a high level of care to the clinic’s patients.

Staff Veterinarian - part-time 

We are looking for a part-time Veterinarian to join the shelter’s clinic team. We are a nationally recognized nonprofit shelter that provides high quality medical care to our shelter guests. We also perform over 2,500 public spay/neuters annually with plans to expand. Come to Seattle Humane Society, and make a daily difference in the lives of animals in our community! The ideal candidate will have experience and a keen intrest in shelter work. The staff veterinarian will perform spay and neuter surgeries and other surgeries as needed, examine, diagnose and provide treatment to shelter animals according to established guidelines and provide information and medical guidance to the vet staff as needed to facilitate the health care of all Seattle Humane Society animals. Must thrive in a busy environment and exemplify the high level of care the SHS provides to shelter guests.  The veterinarian must provide leadership and support the mission, goals and philosophy of Seattle Humane Society. Must have strong communication skills and be able to motivate others.




For Future Consideration

(Though the below positions are not currently available, we ALWAYS accept applications for future consideration - so don't hesitate to apply!)   

Animal Care Assistant 

Are you a cat person? We have cats in several different areas of our shelter and all need food, water, clean blankets and a clean litter pan every day. If you would like to work with the cats in our care, you might consider applying for an Animal Care Assistant position.

Kennel Technician 

Do you love dogs? The Kennel Technician position is primarily cleaning and caring for our canine shelter guests. Hosing, scrubbing, feeding and laundry – oh my! Shelter experience and animal handling background will put you ahead of the pack! 

Adoptions Advisor

If you are a people-person who would love to help animals find a home of their own, this position may be just right for you! The Adoption Advisor is responsible for working with the public to match the appropriate animal to the interested applicant. You must have terrific customer service skills, an outgoing personality and great juggling skills - lots of multi-tasking.



Our Benefits

All positions include training opportunities, an employee assistance program for employees and their families, employee discounts on merchandise and limited veterinary services. Optional: automatic payroll deposit, tax shelter annuity, supplemental insurance coverage and credit union membership. Full time positions are eligible for medical, dental and vision insurance (we pay 100% of the employee's medical and dental coverage premiums for full-time employees!), life insurance fully paid by our organization, ten paid holidays and a generous paid time off plan.

You might also like to:

VISIT the shelter in Bellevue
READ all about our philosophy
ENROLL your furry friend in a training class