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 of Wake County 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!
  • Hourly pay rate is $10.00 + great benefits
  • High school diploma required; completion of college courses a plus; 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 Pet Adoption Center

Overview: The SPCA of Wake County 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 11:30-8:30PM; 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 Pet Adoption Center

Overview: The SPCA of Wake County 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 providing multiple types of enrichment. Associates also work directly with volunteers. Time management skills and excellent organizational abilities are necessities. 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 relations skills are essential!  Professional animal handling experience is preferred.
  • High school diploma required; completion of college courses, degree or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • Currently accepting applications for part time (20-25 hours/week).Work hours may include all of the following: mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays. A flexible schedule is required.
  • Starting salary: $10.00/hr

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: Admissions Specialist: Part Time

Location: SPCA Holding Center

Overview: The SPCA of Wake County 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.

The Admissions Specialist helps assess all of the animals who enter the SPCA through the Holding Center, enter animal and medical info into the computer system, and transport animals from the Holding Center to surgery or adoption.  The Admissions Specialist also works directly with the public and volunteers.  During the spring and summer months, the Admissions Specialist will assist with scheduling foster pet appointments. Time management skills and excellent organizational abilities are a necessity.  Candidates must be friendly, professional, and flexible.  Must love animals and really enjoy working with a diverse group of people!  Candidates 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!
  • Hourly pay rate is $10.00 + great benefits
  • High school diploma required; completion of college courses a plus; degree preferred or equivalent work experience.
  • Currently accepting applications for part time (20 hours/week).Work hours currently needed are: Weekday and Weekend hours between 9am 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 Kat Magee at kmagee@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: Medical Assistant: Full Time

Location: SPCA Pet Adoption Center

Overview:

The SPCA of Wake County in Raleigh, NC is seeking a full-time Medical Assistant with a passion for the mission of the SPCA:  To transform the lives of pets and people through protection, care, education, and adoption. Candidates best suited for this position will be highly organized, detail-oriented, flexible, friendly, team-oriented, and able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.  Experience in Shelter Medicine is a plus.

Details:

The Medical Assistant works directly with the Staff Veterinarian to ensure the health and safety of animals at the SPCA and ensure that all procedures are performed in a highly efficient and effective manner. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting in the medical treatment of SPCA animals; performing and documenting routine health checks; and recognizing signs of injury or illness to ensure proper and timely medical care. The Medical Assistant also helps with intake of a portion of the new animals entering our adoption program, including initial health assessment, vaccinations, testing, and data entry.

Responsibilities include providing routine and minor health care for SPCA animals, keeping accurate and timely records of medical treatments for each animal, ensuring that daily treatments are completed as prescribed, monitoring treatment progress, and performing laboratory procedures such as fecal flotation exams, heartworm tests, heartworm treatment, FeLV/FIV tests, Parvo tests, skin scrapings, urinalyses, fungal cultures and venipuncture.

The SPCA offers a positive and supportive work environment, competitive pay, health insurance, generous sick and vacation time, retirement benefits, a predictable schedule, and the opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of pets and people.

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 lkroll@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: Medical Assistant: Part Time

Location: SPCA Holding Center

Overview: The SPCA of Wake County seeks a part-time Medical Assistant. Candidate must have a strong commitment to the humane treatment of animals, a positive, team-oriented work style, and a passion for the SPCA mission. An interest in the field of Shelter Medicine is a plus. Qualified candidate will have an exceptional work ethic and be extremely reliable.

The Medical Assistant will work with all of the animals in the Holding Center. Assess new animals entering the SPCA program, provide basic vaccines, and work with the Shelter Veterinarian and Veterinary Technician to provide each pet with medical care. Time management skills and excellent organizational abilities are a necessity. The Medical Assistant will also be responsible for some data entry. Candidates must be friendly, professional, and flexible. Must love animals and really enjoy working with a diverse group of people!

Details:

  • Excellent public relation skills are essential!
  • High school diploma required; completion of college courses a plus; degree preferred or equivalent work experience.
  • Currently accepting applications for part time (24 hours/week).Work hours currently needed are: Weekday and Weekend hours between 9am 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 Kat Magee at kmagee@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.


• Position: Director of Volunteers

The SPCA of Wake County seeks a high-energy, exceptionally organized, people-loving professional to lead its groundbreaking volunteer program into the future. Responsibilities include developing effective policies, procedures and guidelines for the volunteer program; driving program growth; recruiting, training, motivating, and coaching 1,500+ volunteers; nurturing positive staff/volunteer relationships, and working collaboratively with others to meet the needs of the organization.

Candidates best suited for this position will be positive, solution-focused, change-driven, tech-savvy, and have the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. Must have a passion for the mission of the SPCA of Wake County, a naturally positive spirit, excellent written and verbal communication skills, the patience of a saint, and the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field and/or a minimum of 2 years of experience supervising volunteers in a non-profit environment. The SPCA offers a competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and a positive, supportive, growth-oriented work environment.

Please send resume and cover letter to Kim Janzen at kjanzen@spcawake.org or SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603. No phone calls please.