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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.



Available Positions


Administrative Assistant - Humane Law Enforcement (Part-Time)

Animal Caregiver (Full-Time and Part-Time)

Customer Care Associate (Full-Time and Part-Time)

Director of Community Engagement

Director of Development

Humane Law Enforcement Officer

Veterinary Technician (Part-Time)

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, cover letter, and completed 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


Administrative Assistant, Humane Law Enforcement (Part-Time)

The Administrative Assistant for Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) provides administrative support and assistance to the HLE Department of the Washington Humane Society, supporting the enforcement of humane animal laws in the District of Columbia. This is a part-time position reporting to the Director of Humane Law Enforcement.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Answer HLE phones to assist or direct callers and, when necessary, dispatch HLE Officers
  • Provide administrative support to the Director of HLE and Officers
  • Coordinate the animal care, documentation and reporting for impounded animals
  • Maintain the flow of information to the Marketing and Communications Department regarding HLE topics and issues
  • Assists with fundraising, community events, and HLE supported programs
  • Responsible for taking minutes at HLE hearings and meetings

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Microsoft Office skills required 
  • Intermediate computer-related problem solving skills and knowledge of PetPoint a plus
  • Knowledge of law enforcement techniques, principals and practices a plus, as is knowledge of local/state animal laws and court procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of constituencies
  • A valid driver’s license and good driving record; must be able to pass criminal and pet cruelty background checks
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

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 “Admin".
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Animal Caregiver (Full-Time and Part-Time)

The Washington Humane Society is seeking compassionate, motivated, and detail-oriented individuals to join our team as full-time and part-time 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
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent

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 “Caregiver".

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Customer Care Associate (Full-Time and Part-Time) 

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 "Cust Care”.

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Director of Community Engagement 

The Director of Community Engagement is responsible for the establishment and cultivation of long-term, mutually-beneficial relationships within the community at large, and leveraging those relationships to accomplish the strategic goals of the Washington Humane Society. The Director will create and execute proactive, measurable outreach and engagement initiatives designed to enhance and increase WHS presence in the community, including volunteer programs and corporate initiatives.

The Director will assess community and organizational needs and represent WHS within the communities it serves through events, volunteer and partnership opportunities, experiences, meetings and activities. The Director is required to work effectively and diplomatically with representatives from various communities and organizations with respect to the diverse populations and cultures WHS serves and seeks to serve, as well as collaborate internally with various departments.   

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing a proactive, strategic plan to increase engagement through creative, sustainable, measurable partnerships, community events, and other cooperative programs and initiatives.
  • Overseeing the volunteer program to ensure that the needs of WHS are met and the experience for volunteers is positive, safe and productive.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree conducive with supporting the responsibilities of this position or equivalent work experience.
  • A minimum of two (2) to five (5) years’ experience in managing volunteer programs.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience.
  • Proven experience working with the public, developing and maintaining excellent relationships to support goals/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 "Community Engagement”.

 


Director of Development

The Washington Humane Society (WHS) is seeking a Director of Development to join our dynamic team of fundraisers. WHS operates two open-admission shelters, a Behavior and Learning Center and the National Capital Area Spay and Neuter Center. Noted nationwide for flagship programs like the PACK (People and Animals Cardio Club) and the TNR program CatNiPP, WHS is a rapidly growing organization.



This full-time position will be based in our Administrative Offices and will report to the Chief Development Officer. The Director of Development will serve as the key professional in implementing a vibrant strategy to grow and cultivate a base of major gifts, expand and oversee annual giving and planned giving programs, as well as play a leading role in the upcoming Capital Campaign for WHS. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum seven years professional experience in major gift work;
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations or other major field related to the position;
  • Demonstrated record of building and leading successful major gift programs;
  • Capital Campaign experience a plus.

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 “Development".

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Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) Officer

The Washington Humane Society seeks an energetic, organized individual to serve as an HLE Officer. Officers enforce the anti-cruelty code, investigate and resolve animal neglect/cruelty complaints, and interact frequently with DC citizens. Officers collect evidence, research information for warrants, document investigation details, impound animals, and play an integral role in transforming animal welfare in DC.

 

Qualifications:

  • Two years in animal control/welfare, law enforcement, or response-related duties; knowledge/experience in state/local animal laws and enforcement techniques
  • Track record of successful relationships and outstanding communications skills with a variety of constituencies 
  • Enthusiasm to save lives and the ability to work in an organization with diverse responsibilities and a commitment to find solutions for animal welfare issues 
  • Flexible to work a rotational on-call schedule, nights and weekends

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 “HLE".

Veterinary Technician  (Part-time)

The Washington Humane Society is looking for a skilled technician to join our collegial environment to provide support to our veterinarians in the performance of surgical preparation, anesthesia induction, monitoring, recovery, examination and medication of shelter and public animals. The Vet Tech will assist staff and volunteers in the duties associated with surgical preparation, clean up, recovery and medication. The individual will be responsible for examining animals brought in for health care issues pre and post- adoption, and work with veterinarians in administering appropriate tests, medical care and medication.

Qualifications:

  • One (1) year medical, veterinary or animal care experience.  
  • High school graduate or equivalent.Excellent oral communication skills.  
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment with positive attitude and in agreement with WHS mission to end overpopulation of animals in the DC Metro area
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted regularly; lift 50+ lbs. on occasion.  
  • Reliable transportation
  • Shelter experience a plus.

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 “Vet Tech".

WHS Internship Program (Unpaid)

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. The WHS 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.

Internships may be available in the following departments: 

 
  • 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:
(Please include position title in subject line)

Via fax:

202-723-5409
Attention: Human Resources

 

 

 

 

 
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