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: Admission Center Manager: Full-Time

Location: SPCA Holding Center

 

Overview: The SPCA of Wake County in Raleigh, NC is seeking a full-time Admission Center Manager to lead its growing animal admission program to new heights.  Must have a passion for saving animal lives and 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 energetic, highly organized, detail-oriented, flexible, friendly, team-oriented, and able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. Essential skills include seeking out and developing new ideas and approaches to further the SPCA’s mission and positively impact the lives of more animals and people in our community.

The Admission Center Manager is responsible for all Admission Center operations, including admission of animals to the SPCA’s adoption program and their efficient flow through the facility.  Creates, maintains and supports a positive work environment.  Ensures the consistent use of best practices in animal sheltering and husbandry throughout the facility.  Directly supervises all admissions staff, the animal care & behavior supervisor, the foster care program coordinator and the facility’s veterinary technician.

Required Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree from accredited college or university or commensurate experience
  • Minimum of three years’ supervisory experience
  • Experience in animal welfare or a related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of the job
  • High degree of professionalism and customer service
  • Passion for the mission and core values of the SPCA of Wake County
  • A positive attitude and collaborative, team-oriented management style
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

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 (link below) 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: 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 11:30-8:30PM; 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: Please send resume, SPCA employment application, and letter of interest to Kim Flowers at kflowers@spcawake.org. 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 Assistant Supervisor: Full-Time

Location: SPCA Curtis Dail Pet Adoption Center

Overview: The SPCA Pet Adoption Center seeks a motivated, detail-oriented, team player with excellent communication skills. Candidate must have a strong desire to educate the public about responsible pet care and be able to happily assist a high volume of visitors in a fast-paced environment. Candidate must have a strong commitment to animal welfare and humane animal sheltering. Qualified candidate will have an exceptional work ethic, be extremely flexible and reliable, and must be committed to the core values of our organization.

Animal Care & Behavior Supervisor will work with all of the animals in the SPCA’s care; cleaning, feeding, training, and socializing. The Supervisor also works directly with the public helping them select and visit with animals available for adoption while supervising animal care staff and volunteers.  The Supervisor will also assist staff in other areas as needed. Time management skills and excellent organizational abilities are essential. Professional animal training and/or strong knowledge of cat and dog behavior is preferred. 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!  Animal handling experience, customer service experience, and supervisory/management experience are strongly preferred.

High school diploma required. Degree preferred or equivalent work experience preferred.
Pay rate is contingent on experience.

Additional job requirements:

  • Candidate must be comfortable driving different transport vehicles of various sizes.
  • Candidate will occasionally be called upon to appear in SPCA publications, advertisements, and/or photographs for media purposes.
  • Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Must be high energy, self-starting and able to work with little supervision.
  • Ability to handle different animals, including large dogs, cats, rabbits and other small mammals.
  • Must be able to meet all physical requirements including: standing, walking, lifting (50 lbs) carrying (50 lbs), pushing (50 lbs), pulling (50 lbs), climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching overhead, handing, seeing, depth perception, and hearing.

 

Currently accepting applications for full time (40 hours/week).
Work hours currently needed are: Weekday and Weekend hours, opening and mid-day shifts (7-4, 8-5, and 9-6). Other hours may be required anywhere between 7am- 9pm.. Weekends and Holidays are required. Schedule may change according to organization’s needs. Having a flexible schedule and attitude is required.

Contact: Send resume, cover letter and employment application to Tiffany Henry at thenry@spcawake.org. Please include a cover letter explaining why you are interested in working for the SPCA. Applications can be downloaded from the SPCA website and printed or e-mailed. You may also drop off your application during business hours. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. APPLICANTS WHO ARE BEST QUALIFIED FOR THE POSITION WILL BE CONTACTED.

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.