Careers

Current Paid Positions

Please contact us at jobs@humanesocietysoco.org

The Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC) is looking for an individual to work at our Santa Rosa Shelter. We seek a full-time Adoptions Counselor who is high-energy, organized and looking for a place to work that brings them closer to the animal world.

Are you passionate about ensuring animals receive the proper care and love they deserve? HSSC would like to hear from you. As a well-rounded candidate, you’ll possess a blend of animal care and customer service skills with an innate ability to relate and communicate with people of our community with compassion and empathy.

In addition to working in the Adoptions Department, a large portion of your time is spent handling other front desk duties such as intake of stray animals, animal surrenders, transfers, assistance with lost pets, processing occasional cremation requests, promoting and processing training class registrations and gratefully accepting donations.

The Adoption Department also works closely with the Behavior and Training Department, Shelter Medicine, Foster and Volunteer Dept.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two years’ customer service related work.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience either as an employee or volunteer in an animal shelter.
  • Bilingual Spanish-English a plus
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including some weekend days.

Click here for the complete job description.

The salary range for this position is $16.50 – $18.00 per hour DOE.
Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: jobs@humanesocietysoco.org  We are sorry that we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person at this time.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week, which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC) has a longstanding tradition of giving hope to homeless animals and we’re happy to offer a part time Academy of Dog Instructor.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for an organization voted Best Nonprofit, Best Animal Adoption Center, and Best Charity Event (Wags, Whiskers & Wine) in Sonoma County by the North Bay Bohemian!  Come and join our team!

HSSC is passionate and dedicated about bringing people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love.  Serving our community since 1931, the Humane Society of Sonoma County is a donor-supported safe haven for animals.  If you love animals and people…you’ll feel right at home in our pack!

The Academy of Dog Instructor position requires excellent personal mechanics in “Positive Reinforcement Dog Training” in addition to superlative customer service skills and must also be capable of teaching group “companion dog” training classes from beginning through advanced levels at both Santa Rosa and Healdsburg shelter locations.

This person will teach specialty classes, including Kinderpuppy, Recall, Loose Leash Walking and other classes that meet the needs and interests of the public and will conduct workshops that focus on dog-training skill development. This individual is also responsible for accomplishing department goals, working collaboratively with internal and external HSSC stakeholders and supporting the mission, goals and philosophy of HSSC

Click here for the complete job description.

The salary range for this position is $17.00 – $22.00 per hour DOE.

 

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: jobs@humanesocietysoco.org  We are sorry that we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person at this time.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week, which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Are you looking for a place to work that brings you closer to the animal world?  Are you passionate about ensuring all animals receive love and proper care?  Look no further!  The Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC) seeks a person to provide support at our Healdsburg animal shelter.

A well-rounded candidate will have a blend of basic veterinary skills, animal care background, excellent customer service skills and the ability to relate and communicate with people with compassion and empathy.

The full time Animal Care, Adoptions and Volunteer Coordinator position being offered will provide treatment for animals when they arrive and monitor their care during their stay.  This individual will  also provide volunteer training, scheduling and oversight for the Healdsburg campus.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum one years’ experience working in a veterinary or animal related field with the ability to learn quickly.
  • Two years of customer service related work.
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Experience either as an employee or volunteer in an animal shelter.
  • Experience in humane animal handling, restraint and confinement.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including some weekend days.

Click here for the complete job description.

The salary range for this position is $17.00 – $19.00 per hour DOE.

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: jobs@humanesocietysoco.org  We are sorry that we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person at this time.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week, which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Client and Patient Care Representative for Community Veterinary Clinic 

Are you passionate and dedicated about keeping people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love. Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment that provides excellent customer service while covered in animal hair? The Humane Society of Sonoma County is excited to offer the Client and Patient Care Representative position in our Community Veterinary Clinic (CVC) located on the Santa Rosa campus.

This is a full-time position responsible for greeting clients, answering phones, working with triaging patients, scheduling appointments, communicating with DVMs, entering client, patient and financial data into the computer, generating invoices and explaining invoice information to clients. In addition this position processes payments and manages the retrieval and storage of medical records.

Salary range for this position: $17.00 – $19.00 per hour, DOE.  Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@humanesocietysoco.org  We are sorry that we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person at this time.

Click here for the complete job description.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week, which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Are you searching for a career that fills your heart? Do you do your best work covered in dog or cat hair? If you would love to dedicate your veterinary skills to a community shelter environment that saves animals and creates a healthier, happier community overall, come join the HSSC team!

The Humane Society of Sonoma County is looking for an Animal Care/Adoptions/Veterinary Assisting for our Healdsburg campus.

In this very versatile position, the Animal Care Adoption Coordinator will help ensure the proper care and treatment for animals when they arrive in our Healdsburg shelter, monitoring and caring for animals during their stay, expediting foster placements as needed.  This position is also responsible for facilitating happy adoptions!

Responsibilities include, but not limited to, ensuring quality customer service, delivering treatments, vaccines, microchips to animals, cleaning and feeding the shelter animals and monitoring their wellbeing.

This position also performs canine behavior observations, creates enrichment pathways, and leads dog skills classes for volunteers.

In addition, this position performs feline behavior assessments and adoption recommendations.

The successful candidate should have an understanding of animal science, medicine, and husbandry, including a basic knowledge of pharmacology and sufficient mathematical skills to ensure the administration of accurate drug and fluid dose.

The Animal Care/Adoption Coordinator will be a foster team member with exemplary customer service skills and the ability to match the individual needs of animals in the adoption program with well-suited homes.

Adoption Counselors facilitate appropriate adoptions by understanding the needs of animals in the adoption program and matching them with prospective adopters; this includes preparing animals for adoption, interacting with customers, screening potential adopters, explaining organization philosophies, policies and procedures, providing general information and preparing necessary paperwork.

Additionally this position will process animal surrenders, intake stray animals and transfers, assist with lost pets, process occasional cremation requests, promote training class registrations and gratefully accept donations

The well-rounded candidate has a blend of basic veterinary skills, animal care background, customer service skills and the ability to be an excellent communicator and will demonstrate compassion and empathy are required.

Please click here for the complete job description.

The salary range for this position is $17.00 – $22.00 DOE

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: jobs@humanesocietysoco.org  We are sorry that we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person at this time.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week, which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Are you an animal person with a passion for helping to find them their forever homes? Do you have a knack for keeping things clean and organized? Look no further!  The Humane Society of Sonoma County is seeking dynamic and enthusiastic Full time Animal Care Technicians to join our team.  As an Animal Care Technician – ACT, you will play a vital role in caring for animals alongside our amazing medical staff and animal care providers.  If you have always dreamed of working with animals, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

HSSC is passionate and dedicated to bringing people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love.  Serving our community since 1931, the Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC) is a donor-supported safe haven for animals

Our ACT’s ensure that all HSSC sheltered animals are provided with the best possible care and attention while housed with the Humane Society of Sonoma County.  Responsibilities include animal care, housing, cleaning, feeding, occasional bathing & grooming, providing environmental enrichment, and record keeping.  Our ACT’s also perform all the necessary functions in maintaining the shelter in a thoroughly clean and sanitary manner and will assist the public as required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Clean and disinfect shelter areas, including cages and runs as necessary to maintain a safe sanitary environment.
  • Feed and provide fresh drinking water to all shelter animals.
  • Mop floors; perform laundry, dishwashing, light maintenance, and other janitorial duties as assigned.
  • Unload, store and restock equipment, supplies and feed in a proper manner.
  • Monitor the daily health, safety, behavior and appearance of all shelter animals.
  • Report everything that requires training and medical services.
  • Give medication and supplements as prescribed by the Shelter Veterinarian.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records as required.
  • Provide special care as needed or directed including walking dogs and moving animals throughout the shelter.
  • Assist with holding animals during medical procedures as needed.
  • Maintain a pleasant, professional, courteous and tactful position with co-workers and the public at all times.
  • Assist the public as requested, responding to inquiries of a general nature by telephone and in person.
  • Complete classes scheduled by the Behavior & Training Department and Shelter Medicine.
  • Actively support and promote the mission and goals of the Humane Society of Sonoma County.
  • Ensure a positive image, enhancing the operation of the organization and improving the quality of life for animals.
  • Assist public in admittance of pets or stray animals using proper interviewing techniques.
  • Perform minor medical tasks such as gross physical examination, sub-Q vaccinations, microchip implantation, oral general de-wormer and blood draw at time of admittance, if needed.
  • Completion of all necessary paperwork.
  • Accurately and completely enter admission and any animal information utilizing the Shelter Buddy software.
  • May be required to work at the Healdsburg Center as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Must demonstrate self-motivation, responsibility, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of domestic animal breeds, diseases, health care and basic animal behavior.
  • Ability to properly lift animals, food, and supplies up to 50 pounds.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.

Salary Range: $16.50 – $17.50 DOE

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Six (6) months related animal care experience preferred.
  • Experience in humane animal handling, restraint and confinement.
  • Willingness to work flexible days and hours, including evening shifts, weekends and/or holidays.
  • May be required to work at the Healdsburg Center, as needed
  • Ability to fulfill yearlong commitment as Animal Care Technician

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to interact with and handle animals.
  • Ability to walk and/or stand throughout a normal workday.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively (speak and listen).
  • Must be able to lift, move, and carry objects and animals up to 50 pounds.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand, walk, use hands to handle objects/operate keyboards and telephones; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear; bend, reach, stoop, kneel, squat, and crawl; climb or balance. Use of arms above the shoulder is sometimes required.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Allergic conditions, which would be aggravated when handling or working with animals may result is disqualification.  Employees are generally working in a shelter environment and will be exposed to moderately loud noise levels (such as barking dogs, ringing phones), cleaning agents, bites, scratches, and animal waste. There is possible exposure to zoonotic diseases.

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: jobs@humanesocietysoco.org

The Humane Society of Sonoma County is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week, which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC) has a longstanding tradition of giving hope to homeless animals and supporting our community through public facing and safety net programs. We are very excited to offer a newly created position for a Staff Veterinarian, Community and Shelter Medicine, who has a passion for community medicine as well as shelter medicine and surgery.  This is an exciting opportunity to work for an organization voted Best Nonprofit, Best Animal Adoption Center, and Best Charity Event (Wags, Whiskers & Wine) in Sonoma County by the North Bay Bohemian!

Our Veterinary team provides high-quality medical and surgical care to patients in our shelter population, and to animals in our community through our high quality, high-volume Spay/Neuter Clinic and also our low-cost Community Veterinary Clinic, which provides urgent medical care as well as life-saving surgery and dentistry to qualifying families.

We are passionate about bringing people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love, and we are dedicated to increasing access to veterinary care for our community to keep these families together.

Serving our community since 1931, the Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC) is a donor-supported safe haven for animals. If you love animals and people…you will feel right at home in our pack!

The HSSC DVM  will be responsible for providing high-quality medical and surgical care to our patients by implementing standards of animal care, and coordinating and managing treatments for animals in the care of the Humane Society of Sonoma County and through HSSC’s Community Veterinary Clinic.

Medical cases are both outpatient and inpatient with the majority being dogs and cats, and a small percentage of small mammals or other species.

Clinical responsibilities are primarily in our public-facing Community Veterinary Clinic (CVC) but also includes participation in our public Spay/Neuter program and our Shelter Medicine program.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited college or university and one year of professional veterinary medical experience.
  • Possession of a current license to practice veterinary medicine in California.
  • Experience working in shelter medicine and a passion for community medicine and access to care preferred.

SALARY RANGE:  $100,000 – $120,000 annually

Click here for a complete job description:   Staff Veterinarian, Community and Shelter Medicine

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: jobs@humanesocietysoco.org

We are sorry that we’re unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person at this time.  Please submit your information to the “jobs” email link above.

The Humane Society of Sonoma County is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week, which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

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