What We Do : Work for Us

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...   

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.

Development Associate 

The Development Associate is a tech-savvy, creative, and self-motivated team player who can manage projects and communicate well both verbally and in writing. He/she will work in our fundraising department and lead the organization’s grantwriting, workplace giving and third party fundraising efforts. In addition, he/she supports SHS events and special projects for the VP and Special Events Director. The successful candidate will offer exemplary customer service, excellent public speaking abilities, and flexible support for a variety of projects in our fast-paced environment.

Staff Veterinarian 

We are looking for a 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. This is a full-time position, must be available both weekend days.

Supervising LVT 

We have a great opportunity available for a Licensed Veterinary Technician to supervise our amazing Vet Services team! He/she will manage the Veterinary Services department to meet objectives for budget, animal care standards, and quality. He/she supervises the LVTs, vet assistants, and volunteers and is responsible for facilitating the medical care of all shelter and publicly owned animals at Seattle Humane Society under the direction of the Shelter Clinic Director and shelter veterinarians. Must have strong animal handling and technical abilities, this position will be hands-on alongside the Vet Services team. We are looking for a team player with great multi-tasking skills who thrives in a fast-paced environment! Must be able to work at least one weekend day.

Cat Foster Assistant

The Cat Foster Assistant is responsible for assisting with the development and the maintenance of the cat and small animal foster program. He/she assists in the recruitment, training and support of the foster volunteers, and maintains the volunteer and animal databases for the program. Must have a positive attitude, exceptional customer service skills and training abilities, and must be detail oriented with the ability to multitask. Must have a love for cats and have exceptional cat handling skills. This is a part-time position working one weekend day.

Facilities Technician/MaxMobile Driver 

We have a part-time opening for a responsible, dependable, maintenance/facilities technician and MaxMobile Driver. Accountable for routine maintenance work to maintain shelter, office environment and building grounds appearance. This position also involves driving our 38’ mobile adoption vehicle to events around King County. If you’re a jack-of-all-trades and love to drive, this might be the job for you!  Must be able to work at least one weekend day.

Donor Services Analyst 

We have an exciting opportunity available in our Development department for a Donor Services Analyst! The Donor Services Analyst works closely with the donor services team to maintain the Raiser’s Edge database, produce regular and ad hoc reports and data files, lead efforts to streamline and systematize entry systems, and create efficiencies in entry procedures. We are looking for someone with Raiser’s Edge experience. Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, while keeping attention to detail and staying organized. This is a part-time position working 20 hours per week.

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. We have a part-time position available, including both weekend days.



For Future Consideration

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




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