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Since 1870, the Washington Humane Society has provided comfort and care to the District’s animals. If you have a passion for animal welfare and want to make a difference, you have the opportunity to join a talented team that works every day to make a difference in the lives of animals. We hope that you can share your expertise and commitment with us and become part of our work. Please take time to explore the available positions listed below and read the "how to apply" instructions with each position carefully before applying.


OPEN INTERVIEWS

DECEMBER 17, 2014 FROM 10:00AM TO 2:00PM

Open Interviews are being held on Wednesday, December 17th for Animal Caregivers and Customer Care Associates. We have full and part-time openings for both positions, including an part-time overnight schedule for the Customer Care Associate role.  If you would like to meet with an interviewer, please join us at the Behavior & Learning Center located at 7315 Georgia Avenue, NW anytime between 10:00am and 2:00pm with your resume or application. We hope to see you there!


 

Available Positions:

 

Animal Caregiver - Full-Time, Part-Time or On-Call

Customer Care Associate - Full-Time (days) and Part-time (overnight)

Field Coordinator, Community Cat Programs

Staff Veterinarian

WHS Internship Program

 

 
Please read the "how to apply" instructions for each job for more specific direction.
 
To Apply: 

To apply for any of the positions listed above, please submit a resume, letter of interest (including salary expectations), and completed printout of the online job application. Due to the volume of applications we receive and in the interest of thoughtfully considering individuals best suited for each position, the Human Resources Department will contact only those applicants moving forward in the selection process. No phone calls, please.
 
 
Via mail: 
Washington Humane Society
Human Resources Department
4590 MacArthur Blvd, NW
Washington, DC 20007
 
Via e-mail:
careers@washhumane.org
(Please include position title in subject line)
 
Via fax: 
202-723-5409

Attention: Human Resources


Animal Caregiver - Full-Time, Part-Time or On-Call
 
The Washington Humane Society is seeking compassionate, motivated, and detail-oriented individuals to join our team as full-time, part-time, and on-call Animal Caregivers. Successful candidates will be responsible for providing humane handling and care for all shelter animals and outstanding customer service, maintaining accurate animal records, and ensuring a safe and sanitary environment for animals and people. Animal Caregivers clean and disinfect animal living areas, assist with medical care and behavior enrichment, as well as work with customers and promote animals for adoption. Successful completion of training program and general knowledge exam required.
 
Qualifications:
 
  • Experience handling domestic and wild animals
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to find creative solutions to challenges
  • A clean driving record
  • A team-oriented approach to work with an ability to bring out the best in peers
  • Passion for the Washington Humane Society mission
How to Apply
 
Please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications and salary requirements with your resume and completed online job application to careers@washhumane.org with the subject “Animal Caregiver” and specify your preference for full-time, part-time or on-call. 

Customer Care Associate - Full-Time (days), Part-time (overnight)
 
The Washington Humane Society is seeking a motivated, customer service-focused team player to provide support to the front desk, adoptions, and animal care operations. The successful candidate will assist the public with a wide-range of animal-related visits and calls about DC animal-related laws and shelter policies and programs. Responsibilities entail providing outstanding customer service, maintaining accurate animal records, and maintaining a safe and sanitary environment for animals and people.
 
Customer Care Associates counsel customers about alternatives to relinquishing their pets, provide or direct customers to support when having challenges with their pets, assist the public with locating their lots pets, return lost pets to their families, and receive and process animals relinquished at the adoption center. Position available is full-time (days); weekends required. WHS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.
 
Successful completion of training program and general knowledge exam required.
 
Qualifications:
 
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to find creative solutions to challenges
  • Outstanding customer service attitude
  • A clean driving record
  • A team-oriented approach to work, with an ability to bring out the best in peers
  • Experience handling domestic and wild animals preferred
  • Passion for the Washington Humane Society mission
How to Apply
 
Please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications and salary requirements with your resume and completed online job application to careers@washhumane.org with the subject "Customer Care Associate.” 


Field Coordinator, Community Cat Programs
 
The Washington Humane Society (WHS) is seeking a compassionate, community-minded and creative Field Coordinator within our Community Cat Programs. WHS is the only Congressionally-chartered animal welfare agency in the United States, providing comfort and care to more than 43,000 animals each year through our broad range of programs and services. WHS operates two open-admission adoption centers and the National Capital Area Spay and Neuter Center. Noted nationwide for flagship programs like Dog Tags, the PACK (People and Animals Cardio Klub), and the TNR program CatNiPP, WHS is a rapidly growing organization. This full-time position will report to the Community Cat Programs Manager.

The Field Coordinator will focus efforts on providing targeted Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) services to DC neighborhoods including building community relationships around community cats, as well as provide support for the Community Cat Program in general, as needed.  


Responsibilities:
 
  • Actively conduct TNR in the field, including scouting areas of known cat colonies to identify local cat caretakers; coordinate efforts with residents; trap cats, deliver traps to trapping sites, pick up trapped cats for transport to clinic, and return cats post-surgery; pro-actively work to address neighborhood-wide TNR needs in target areas by identifying cats needing TNR, reaching out to caregivers, and coordinating/cultivating new volunteer trappers
  • Conduct community outreach in target areas to gain resident support and participation in program; organize and train volunteers to assist with outreach efforts; lead regular volunteer outreach days
  • Field calls and emails from community members about feral and community cats, discuss TNR options, and schedule trap loans and surgical appointments; offer information on caring for free-roaming cats (feeding, providing shelters, etc.) as well as resolving conflicts where cats are not wanted
  • Track requests and activities in our electronic database; keep other records as needed/assigned
  • Assist with the care of cats held at the clinic for surgery/recovery  
Qualifications:
 
  • Knowledge of feral cats/community cats and TNR methods; ideal to have ties to Southeast DC neighborhoods
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of constituencies, including co-workers, volunteers, and members of the public
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and maintain productivity in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to carry trapped cats up and down stairs
  • Valid driver’s license
  • A passion for the Washington Humane Society mission and for community cats
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications and salary requirements with your resume and completed online job application to careers@washhumane.org with the subject "Field Coordinator.” 
 
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Staff Veterinarian
 
The Washington Humane Society (WHS) is seeking a skilled veterinarian, who is passionate about saving the lives of animals, to join our organization as Staff Veterinarian. WHS provides care and services for all animals of the District of Columbia as well as serving our community through a broad portfolio of programs including humane law enforcement, animal control, no-cost community cat TNR programs, wildlife rescue, pet retention programs, and humane education. WHS is the only Congressionally-chartered animal welfare agency in the United States, providing comfort and care to over 43,000 animals each year through its wide range of programs and services.

The Staff Veterinarian works with the WHS Medical Director to provide sterilization services for shelter and public animals, to engage with our community through low-cost vaccine clinics, and to provide treatment and care to animals in our two adoption centers. The ideal candidate will be experienced in high-volume spay/neuter, have gone through focused shelter medicine veterinary programs, and possess an excitement for providing care to animals in need and a steadfast commitment to helping our organization reach its goals.
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Contribute to WHS efforts to reduce pet overpopulation in our region by performing sterilization surgeries for WHS animals as well as animals from other organizations in the region and for owned pets
  • Support the WHS commitment to helping our community give their own pets the best care possible by providing basic health services and pet care education through our robust, low-cost vaccine clinics
  • Work as part of the medical team to keep animals healthy while in our shelters by providing appropriate and timely medical and surgical care to shelter and foster animals, following the SOPs developed by WHS Medical and Shelter Directors
  • Bring a spirit of continuous learning and a curious mind that is looking always for how WHS can continue to improve our operation to better serve the people and animals of our region
  • Help staff grow in their position and develop future leaders for our organization
  • Act as a leader for more junior staff by always being professional, kind, honest, and compassionate
  • Willingness to work with, oversee, and instruct  pre-vet interns, veterinary externs, volunteers, and other veterinarians from our community
Qualifications:
 
  • Must be able to perform a minimum of 30 spay/neuter surgeries per day; proficiency in or willingness to learn sterilization procedures of rabbits
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of constituencies including the (volunteer) Board of Directors, the staff, a volunteer workforce, current and potential donors, representatives of other animal protection organizations, private and public agencies, public officials, the press, and private citizens
  • Must be able to train and assist in directing the activities of department staff and volunteers
Salary commensurate with experience; WHS provides health, dental, and vision insurance at no cost to employees; 401K plan (1% matching); $10,000 life insurance policy at no cost to the employee; Employee Assistance Program and other benefits.
 
How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications and passion for the WHS mission, salary history, your resume, and completed online job application to careers@washhumane.org with the subject “Vet.” Thank you for your interest!
 
 


WHS Internship Program
 
WHS has been the leading voice for animals in the District of Columbia since 1870. WHS is committed to remaining a model for all humane communities across the nation. WHS's Internship Program provides a wide range of opportunities for students to gain insight into the work of WHS. Every year a limited number of places for internships are available.
Departments that Internships are available are as follows:
 
  • Volunteer Programs
  • Animal Care
  • Shelter Medical Department (New York Avenue)
  • Adoptions
  • Field Services
  • Special Events
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Behavior and Learning
  • Development (graphic designer experience needed)
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Human Resources

To take part in the program, we look for the following minimum eligibility criteria:
  
  • Applicants must be US citizens and should have a strong academic record (3.0 GPA or better).
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in a college or university, second university degree or higher, at the time of application and during the internship.
  • A minimum of 18 years of age
  • Approval from the department’s internship adviser and completed Internship Application Package should be turned in before starting the internship.
 
 
To Apply:

To apply for any of the positions listed above, please submit a resume, letter of interest (including salary expectations), and completed printout of the online job application. Due to the volume of applications we receive and in the interest of thoughtfully considering individuals best suited for each position, the Human Resources Department will contact only those applicants moving forward in the selection process. No phone calls, please.
 
Via mail:
Washington Humane Society
Human Resources Department
4590 MacArthur Blvd, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Via e-mail:
careers@washhumane.org
(Please include position title in subject line)
Via fax:
202-723-5409
Attention: Human Resources


 
 
 
 
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