Join Our Dedicated and Talented Team!
Are you looking for employment with Seattle Humane? Do you have a passion for animals, hard work, and providing great customer service? Although we may not have immediate openings for every position, we are always looking for great people to join our team at Seattle Humane. We always accept applications!
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Current employment opportunities with Seattle Humane
Seattle Humane has an exciting opening for an Intake Associate in our Pet Resource Center. This position is a unique opportunity to make a real difference in pets and pet owners’ lives. This team is working directly with animals on their first day of arrival at the shelter. Team members are responsible for assisting pet owners who turn to us for help as well as supporting our Life-Saver Rescue transfer program, which transports pets to Seattle Humane from other shelters. Applicants must be compassionate, have great customer service skills, love animals, and demonstrate a working understanding of people’s needs in underserved communities. Must have strong communication skills, be able to motivate others, maintain a positive attitude in face of difficult situations, and desire to be a part of a compassionate and collaborative team culture. Shelter experience and/or an animal handling background is great, but not necessary! Being willing to meet all people where they are at without judgement and maintaining open communication is. We are currently hiring for part-time Intake Associates.
Animal Care Associate
Here at Seattle Humane, we care for hundreds of fabulous felines and cute canines every day and each one requires care tailored to their needs. From feeding and cleaning to grooming and moving, an Animal Care Associate's job is fast-paced and fun. Not only do you get to work with amazing cats and dogs, but you get to work with the best darn people around- our volunteers! Animal Care Associates are the glue that keeps the shelter running so if you're motivated, hard-working, and interested in animal care, apply today! Click HERE to apply.
Customer Care Specialist
If you have a passion for animals, and want to be a part of a hardworking and dedicated team, Seattle Humane Customer Care Specialist could be the right position for you!
This is the right role for you if you:
- Love dogs, cats and small animals
- Love working with people
- Want to be a part of someone’s happy adoption day
- Thrive in a fast paced environment
- Have great organizational skills
- Don’t mind hard work
- Know that all of the hard work is worth it to see these precious little furry faces go home with their new people!
Seattle Humane has a full-time and part-time opening in our Customer Care Department for a Customer Care Specialist. This role works directly with the public daily, helping people add a new furry friend to their family. 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! Using your good people skills and animal knowledge to share medical and behavior information with customers, helping people meet and interact with animals is just part of what you will do.
This position does include weekends, evenings and some holidays. You must have terrific customer service skills, enjoy working in a fast paced environment, and love animals and people!
Staff Veterinarian - part-time
Part-time Shelter Medicine & Surgery Veterinarian
Who We Are:
Seattle Humane Society is a private, nonprofit, managed admission shelter committed to saving animal lives and improving the human-animal bond. Seattle Humane has a 98.6% Live Release Rate. Last year we placed over 7,000 pets into loving homes and provided income-qualified households with access to affordable spay/neuter services through our public surgery clinic. Seattle Humane promotes the human-animal bond by saving and serving pets in need, regardless of age, ability, circumstance or geography. We are searching for a DVM who can join us in our mission and continue to develop our excellent programs.
Who We Are Looking For:
We are seeking experienced veterinarians to round out our existing team of three and a half full time veterinarians, one veterinary intern and a large veterinary support staff. Applicant should have experience with HQHVSN, soft-tissue surgery, dentistry, preventative health care and internal medicine. We value efficiency, excellent communication skills, flexibility and a sense of humor. Seattle Humane is committed to teaching so willingness and ability to share knowledge and experience at all levels is essential.
The candidate must be eligible to obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in Washington State. We aim to schedule our vets flexibly to achieve ideal schedules and provide a healthy work life balance. Seattle Humane offers full-time employees an excellent benefits package, including full medical, dental, vision and life insurance, three weeks of paid time off and 10 paid holidays the first year. Continuing education allowance and license renewal are also provided.
Lifesaver Program Coordinator
Around 70% of Seattle Humane’s adoptable animals come from other shelters in Washington and around the country via our Life-Saver Transport Program. The team responsible for this program is comprised of two full time coordinators and two part time assistants; this opening is for a full time coordinator. From driving to Eastern Washington to help a shelter triage a hoarding case and then running dog playgroup, to picking up pets on the tarmac at the airport and later performing medical exams, every day in this job is fast-paced and different. The Lifesaver Program Coordinator is the event planner for our transfers and works with many other organizations to maximize the number of lives saved. This position requires excellent communication skills and sensitivity to varying viewpoints as well as the ability to work independently and in close coordination with other staff and volunteers. Some evening and weekend work is required.
Lifesaver Program Assistant
The Life-Saver Transport Program at Seattle Humane brings in pets from all over the state and country. The assistant works with staff and volunteers to transport these animals to SH for adoption. While most days include driving, some days are spent at the shelter assisting with paperwork and animal exams. Skills that are essential to this position are excellent communication, patience, and flexibility. This part time position is a great fit for people who want to put their love of road trips to use saving lives! Some evening and weekend work is required.
Community Outreach Coordinator
Seattle Humane is currently seeking a full-time Community Outreach Coordinator! This is a rare and unique opportunity to join the SH team in supporting a very important part of our mission. Community Outreach at Seattle Humane promotes the human-animal bond in serving pets in need and keeps pets with families to avoid pet homelessness. The position is truly at the intersection of making an impact in the lives of not only animals, but people. We are proud to offer the largest pet food bank in King County, which is responsible for feeding over 2,000 families and their pets every month. We partner with over 45 community spaces to provide accessible pet food options and supplies. The Community Outreach Coordinator is also the face of our incredible Pet Project. Pet Project serves 150 clients and their pets through providing basic veterinary care, pet food and supplies, transportation, and a one on one volunteer relationship. Folks who participate in this program are HIV positive or are currently undergoing cancer treatment, and are very low income. Some families have been with us for over 20 years. Desired applicants will be able to demonstrate a working understanding of the intersectionality between race, class, gender, and chronic illness in order to succeed in this position. Desired applicants will also understand the importance of the human-animal bond and enthusiastically celebrate it. A human services/community organizing/social work background would be appreciated, and experience with animal handling will be a plus. Diverse applicants encouraged to apply to join our thoughtful and hardworking team.
Animal Pathway Coordinator
Seattle Humane has an exciting opportunity available in our Animal Care department! The Animal Pathway Coordinator is responsible for managing the timely flow of animals from intake to adoption on campus, in foster, and offsite. This position works in a close, cross-disciplinary collaborative environment with the Foster, Animal Care, Marketing, and Veterinary Services departments. Volunteer training and oversight is included in this position. At least one year employment at an animal shelter or related professional experience handling cats & dogs is preferred.
All positions include training opportunities, an employee assistance program for all employees and their families, employee discounts on merchandise and limited veterinary services. Full-time positions are eligible for our benefits marketplace (SH pays a generous monthly amount towards these benefits), ten paid holidays and a generous paid time off plan.