Employment Opportunities – Join the Team


The SPCA of Wake County offers a mission-driven, positive and supportive work environment, and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of homeless pets! Other benefits include health insurance, retirement plan, and paid vacation/sick time. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.

 


Position: Animal Care & Behavior Associate: Full Time

Location: SPCA Holding Center

Overview: The SPCA Holding Center seeks a motivated, detail-oriented, team player with excellent verbal skills. Candidate must have a strong desire to work with homeless animals and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Qualified candidate will have an exceptional work ethic and be extremely reliable.

Animal Care & Behavior Associates work with all of the animals at the Holding Center: cleaning, feeding, vaccinating, training, and socializing. Associates also work directly with volunteers. Time management skills and excellent organizational abilities are a necessity. Associates also assist staff in other areas as needed, which includes medical treatment and animal intake. Candidates must be friendly, professional, and flexible. Must love animals and really enjoy working with a diverse group of people! Candidate must be comfortable working in all weather conditions (the Holding Center animal areas do not have heat or air conditioning) and be comfortable handling animals who are not fully vaccinated or who haven’t been behaviorally evaluated yet.

Details:

  • Excellent public relation skills are essential!  Professional animal handling experience is preferred.
  • High school diploma required and completion of college courses; degree preferred or equivalent work experience.
  • Currently accepting applications for full time (40 hours/week).Work hours currently needed are: Weekday and Weekend hours between 8am and 6pm, but may change according to organization’s needs. Weekends and Holidays are required. Having a flexible schedule is required.

Please include a cover letter explaining why you are interested in working for the SPCA.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. APPLICANTS WHO ARE BEST QUALIFIED FOR THE POSITION WILL BE CONTACTED.

Contact: Send resume, cover letter and employment application to ewarren@spcawake.org. Applications can be downloaded from the SPCA website and printed or e-mailed. You may also drop off your application during business hours.

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Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.



Position: Adoption Counselor: Full Time

Location: SPCA Curtis Dail Pet Adoption Center

Overview: The SPCA Pet Adoption Center is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented, team-player with excellent verbal and written communication skills to join our team.  Adoption Counselors are responsible for finding homes for the dogs, cats, and other animals in our care, while creating a positive experience for prospective adopters, and actively reaching out to and interacting with visitors.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides exceptional, timely, polite, and respectful internal and external customer service at all times
  • Promptly greets all visitors and answers phone/e-mail inquiries in a professional manner, routes inquiries to the proper person/department
  • Reviews adoption surveys with potential adopters in a conversational manner, sharing information about animal care and behavior, providing helpful and educational guidance to make the best possible match; communicates with adopters in a courteous and friendly manner
  • Finalizes adoptions, including reviewing and explaining medical histories
  • Utilizes Chameleon shelter management database to maintain accurate pet records
  • Photographs pets for the SPCA website and writes creative, informative pet profiles
  • Assists customers in the retail store and promotes sales

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • High school diploma and completion of college courses required; college degree preferred or equivalent work experience
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills – friendly, outgoing, professional, positive, upbeat demeanor
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Customer service experience
  • Strong desire to educate the public about responsible pet care
  • Ability to assist a high volume of customers in a fast-paced environment, and remain pleasant and calm even in stressful situations
  • Flexibility and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Strong computer skills using MS Word, Outlook, Excel
  • Basic animal care knowledge, including familiarity with behavior and medical care preferred
  • Retail experience preferred

Hours Required:

  • Full time hours – 40 hours/week
  • Hours include: Mondays 11:00-8:30PM; Tuesday–Friday 9:30-6:30PM; Saturdays 10:00-6:30PM and Sundays 12:00-6:30PM. Counselors are off two days per week which may vary, with rotating weekends off as staffing allows
  • Hourly pay rate is $10.00 + great benefits
  • Candidates must be able to work weekends, non-negotiable
  • Some holidays required

Contact: Send resume, SPCA employment application, and letter of interest to Kim Flowers at kflowers@spcawake.org. Applications can be downloaded from the SPCA website and printed or e-mailed. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews; no phone calls, please.

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Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.


Position: Animal Care & Behavior Associate: Part Time

Location: SPCA Curtis Dail Pet Adoption Center

Overview: The SPCA Holding Center seeks a motivated, detail-oriented, team player with excellent verbal skills. Candidate must have a strong desire to work with homeless animals and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Qualified candidate will have an exceptional work ethic and be extremely reliable.

Animal Care & Behavior Associates work with all of the animals at the Adoption Center: cleaning, feeding, vaccinating, training, and socializing. Associates also work directly with volunteers. Time management skills and excellent organizational abilities are a necessity. Associates also assist staff in other areas as needed, including medical treatment. Candidates must be friendly, professional, and flexible. Must love animals and really enjoy working with a diverse group of people! Candidate must be prepared for physical work including lifting, carrying, and pulling up to 50 lbs., as well as kneeling, crouching, and reaching over head. Must be willing to learn to drive SPCA’s modified passenger van for animal transport.

Details:

  • Excellent public relation skills are essential!  Professional animal handling experience is preferred.
  • High school diploma required and completion of college courses; degree preferred or equivalent work experience.
  • Currently accepting applications for part time (20-23 hours/week).Work hours currently needed are: Weekday and Weekend hours opening/midday/closing shifts, but may change according to organization’s needs. Weekends and Holidays are required. Having a flexible schedule is required.

Please include a cover letter explaining why you are interested in working for the SPCA.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. APPLICANTS WHO ARE BEST QUALIFIED FOR THE POSITION WILL BE CONTACTED.

Contact: Send resume, cover letter and employment application to thenry@spcawake.org. Applications can be downloaded from the SPCA website and printed or e-mailed. You may also drop off your application during business hours.

Download Application Here»
Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.


  Position: DVM/Veterinary Partner

WE’RE GROWING!

The SPCA of Wake County in Raleigh, NC is seeking a full-time veterinarian/partner to provide high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter services for the SPCA and the public. This unique opportunity offers a great blend of autonomy, support, stability, and compensation – in a positive, collaborative, mission-focused environment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to overseeing the re-visioning and expansion of an established, fully-equipped spay/neuter facility; developing standard operating procedures to ensure best practice-based medical procedures; ensuring highly efficient surgical flow; and providing leadership and oversight of all clinic operations. Must be able to perform or be trained to perform 25 – 30 spay/neuter surgeries per day.

Qualified applicants will have prior surgical experience and be comfortable with all aspects of spay/neuter surgery, including cryptorchids, pregnant spays, and pediatric sterilizations. Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, balance multiple priorities, and create and maintain a positive and supportive work culture.

Candidates must have a DVM in good standing from an accredited academic institution and have or be able to obtain a North Carolina DVM license within one month of hire. Preferred candidates will have 2 – 4 years of professional veterinary medical/surgery experience.

The SPCA of Wake County is a progressive, forward-thinking, 50-year organization taking in nearly 3,500 animals a year and experiencing strong growth and service expansion. Our mission is to transform the lives of pets and people through protection, care, education, and adoption. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, a predictable schedule, administrative support, and excellent benefits.

Contact: Please send cover letter and resume to Kim Janzen at kjanzen@spcawake.org or 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603.

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.