Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with the Houston SPCA. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries regarding the status of each application. Any updates will be communicated via the status portal of your application profile. If you aren’t contacted for an interview, your application will be placed in our future reference file where it will be reviewed again as openings in your area of interest become available.

The job announcements posted below are not designed to encompass all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the individual. Other duties than those listed may be assigned.

Call Center Team Member (Texas, Houston)

The Call Center Team Members provide excellent customer service and delight in finding solutions to clients problems. Team members are knowledgeable of the Houston SPCA services and can help provide the correct information and appropriate support staff to assist with clients needs.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Greets the general public and provides information and directions as needed.
  • Advises potential adopters of Houston SPCA adoption benefits, policies and procedures.
  • Provides information to the public about Houston SPCA programs and promotes good animal care and responsible pet ownership.
  • Receives mail and/or coordinates the mailing of packages. Ensures that all packages requiring immediate attention or special handling are delivered to the addressee upon receipt.
  • Processes adoption paperwork, obtaining signatures, receipting payments and scheduling surgery.
  • Files all paperwork in the appropriate areas.
  • Assists individuals in locating lost pets by completing the necessary report and handing off to appropriate support staff.
  • Answers the phones professionally, directing callers to the appropriate extensions, providing information and taking information regarding potential rescue and cruelty reports.
  • Enters all cruelty reports into the database and relays all rescue reports via email to the appropriate rescue driver on duty.
  • Schedules appointments for admissions and deputy foster program.
  • Provides information to the public about Houston SPCA programs and promotes good animal care and responsible pet ownership.
  • Advises potential adopters of Houston SPCA adoption benefits, policies and procedures and admissions requirements.
  • Maintains assigned equipment, supplies and vehicles in safe condition and report any problems or needed repairs to the Call Center Manager.
  • Keeps current inventory of necessary program supplies and reports shortages to Call Center Manager.
  • Protects all confidential information, including customers, donors, animals and internal communications.
  • Represents the Houston SPCA by providing excellent customer service and focus.
  • Solicits donations as required.
  • Book intakes and advises customers about the adoptability of animals being admitted.
  • Advises potential customers of Houston SPCA admissions requirements.
  • Provides information to the public about Houston SPCA programs and promoting good animal care and responsible pet ownership.
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Veterinary Nurse Supervisor (Texas, Houston)

Primary Purpose:

Responsible for assisting the Animal Services Director with all clerical and office duties, along with the coordination and supervision of the Veterinary Nurse Team at the Houston SPCA. Work inter-departmentally to create and maintain efficient and logistical processes that result in movement, acquisition and resolution of all campus companion animals.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Assure that routine examinations and treatments of shelter animals are properly performed as required.
  • Monitor the Houston SPCA care of animals and reports any discrepancies to the Animal Care Director.
  • Instruct, train and assist staff with their duties, use of equipment, and materials in assigned areas.
  • Quality control of all procedures.
  • Coordinate investigation/cruelty seizures with all key departmental stakeholders.
  • Assist Chief Veterinarian & Director of Care Services in creating and adhering to budgetary constraints.
  • Maintain veterinary services product inventory and order supplies as needed.
  • Assist staff with initial customer questions and/or issues in a timely manner.
  • Assist Chief Veterinarian & Director of Care Services with staff and procedural scheduling.
  • Assist as directed in the counseling of veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants concerning performance and development.
  • Work closely with Veterinary Nurse Coordinator(s), Care Coordinators, and Care Logistics Coordinator to maintain expectations of animal movement/acquisition/resolution.
  • Create, maintain, and implement sectional SOP?s for all veterinary services.
  • Opening and/or closing duties of the shelter.
  • Responsible for ensuring accurate information regarding customers and animals are in the database.
  • Update Chief Veterinarian & Animal Services Director on areas of interest and/or concern.
  • Reconcile reports and controlled drug logs.
  • Track and communicate rabies lab test submissions and results with key stakeholders
  • Coordinate laboratory procedures and examinations as necessary.
  • Assure that injured animals receive proper and timely treatment.
  • Assure that all holding areas, treatment animal housing spaces, and work stations are maintained in a clean, organized manner at all times.
  • Maintain current knowledge on Animal Health and herd management best practices.
  • Provide assistance to Veterinarians when necessary.
  • Provide information to the public about Houston SPCA programs and promoting good animal care and responsible pet ownership.
  • Advise potential adopters of Houston SPCA adoption benefits, policies and procedures.
  • Protect all confidential information, including customers, donors, animals and internal communications.
  • Represent the Houston SPCA by providing excellent customer service and focus.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned.
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Care Specialist (Full-Time) $12.00 - $14.00/hour (Texas, Houston)

Animal Care
•    Care for, feed, water and observe animals.
•    Report observed health or behavior issues to the Care Coordinator.
•    Transporting animals within the shelter.
•    Maintain animal inventory on a daily basis.
•    Responsible for proper cleaning and disinfection of assigned areas on a daily basis.
•    Maintain assigned equipment, supplies and vehicles in safe condition and report any problems or needed repairs to         the Care Coordinator.
•    Keep current inventory of necessary program supplies and report shortages to Care Coordinator.
•    Provide information to the public about Houston SPCA programs and promoting good animal care and responsible           pet ownership.
•    Advise potential adopters of Houston SPCA adoption benefits, policies and procedures.
•    Protect all confidential information, including customers, donors, animals and internal communications.
•    Represent the Houston SPCA by providing excellent customer service and focus.
•    Additional tasks as assigned by the Care Coordinator.

Adoptions
•    Greets the general public and provides information and directions as needed.
•    Advises potential adopters of Houston SPCA adoption benefits, policies and procedures.
•    Provides information to the public about Houston SPCA programs and promotes good animal care and responsible            pet ownership.
•    Receives mail and/or coordinates the mailing of packages.  Ensures that all packages requiring immediate attention         or special handling are delivered to the addressee upon receipt.
•    Processes adoption paperwork, obtaining signatures, and receiving payments.
•    Files all paperwork in the appropriate areas.
•    Maintains the adoption counseling area and lobby.
•    Maintains assigned equipment, supplies and vehicles in safe condition and report any problems or needed repairs to       the Care Coordinators.
•    Keeps current inventory of necessary program supplies and reports shortages to Care Coordinators.
•    Protects all confidential information, including customers, donors, animals and internal communications.
•    Represents the Houston SPCA by providing excellent customer service and focus.
•    Solicits donations as required.
 

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Facilities Maintenance Assistant (Texas, Houston)

Nature & Scope: The position?s primary responsibilities include a wide variety of activities to be performed within assigned standard procedures which may involve decision making between several standard alternatives. The position will routinely provide information or services within the organization; work independently on general assignments, and refers all unusual problems to the supervisor.

Experience: Entry level position. Experience in general maintenance work helpful, but not required. Or any combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Ability to:

  • Communicate appropriately orally and in writing; maintain operating knowledge of related equipment.
  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.
  • Maintain operating knowledge of related equipment.
  • Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.
  • Operate a Forklift safely and effectively.
  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.
  • Work cooperatively with managers and staff.
  • Able to work around all the animals including various livestock.
  • Learn to perform a variety of manual task related to assigned duties.
  • Communicate issues in a clear and understandable fashion.
  • Provide proof of valid driver?s license with acceptable driving record.
  • Expedite diverse maintenance assignments in a satisfactory manner.
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Director of Direct Marketing (Texas, Houston)

Reports to: Vice President of Development

Primary Purpose:

The Director of Direct Marketing is responsible for overseeing integrity of donor data to maximize donor value and ensure proper donor stewardship is possible and timely. The Director of Direct Marketing drives the strategy, sets goals and is accountable for results of all outbound donor solicitations including mail, online, telemarketing and future channels.

 

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Provides leadership and direction for soliciting annual gifts via direct response, including with grateful patients.
  • Provides leadership and direction to all outbound donor solicitations, including mail, online, telemarketing and future channels
  • Works collaboratively with Marketing and Communications, Development, and Finance staff to advance the Houston SPCA’s donor support.
  • Develops and executes a direct response program. Manages all aspects of annual fund planning and execution, including vendor management, donor acquisition, communication strategy, budget and logistics.
  • Collaborates across the organization on cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and gift officer portfolios.
  • Ability to think strategically in the acquisition, engagement, and stewardship of donors.
  • Strong project management and problem-solving skills.
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Digital Marketing and Database Coordinator (Texas, Houston)

Primary Purpose:

The Digital Marketing and Database Coordinator (Coordinator) will play a key role in supporting vital aspects of the Development and Marketing (Team) by managing all aspects of Houston SPCA digital fundraising CRM tool.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Responsible for management of online CRM tool (EveryAction)
  • Coordinate directly with the agency of record (Pursuant) to build trackable campaign pages, report success, and ensure deliverability.
  • Understand all aspects of EveryAction database function and can build simple and complex queries for marketing efforts.
  • Ability to perform primary database functions like bulk list uploads, deduping, updating donor records, creating tracking codes, and other duties.
  • Work in conjunction with the database manager to ensure all data in EveryAction is prepared for weekly synchronization with the donor database of record which is Raiser?s Edge.
  • Proactively seek to utilize tools within EveryAction to enhance fundraising and communications efforts on behalf of Houston SPCA
  • Coordinate with departments outside of Development/Marketing to ensure reporting is accurate for areas not related to fundraising.
  • Build out functionality as needed, including event ticketing, peer to peer fundraising efforts and storytelling.
  • Reviews and analyze SEO analytics provided from Senior Director of Special Projects
  • Creates a filing system for all analytical reports as well as digital assets like a photo library
  • Collaborates with the Senior Director of Special Projects and Digital Marketing Manager to strategize and improve website content related to forms, feedback, donations, and information gathering.
  • Works with the Senior Director of Special Projects and Agency of Record to strategically review analytics and content to ensure user engagement is high and utilizes new technologies.
  • Graphic design/provides content for online form creative, appeal landing pages, events, online forms, etc.
  • Assists with monitoring and moderating conversations on social media platforms.
  • Represents the Houston SPCA by providing excellent customer service and focus.
  • Protects all confidential information, including donors, clients, animals and internal communications.
  • Performs additional responsibilities as assigned.
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Corporate and Foundation Relationship Manager (Texas, Houston)

Primary Purpose:

The Corporate and Foundation Relationship Manager will play a key role in supporting vital aspects of the Leadership Giving Team by identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding Corporate and Foundation prospects and donors through donor-centric methodology.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Build mutually beneficial relationships with current and prospective corporate and foundation donors.
  • Provide prospect research and draft proposals.
  • Maintain proposal and grants tracking and draft original grants, proposals, and reports based on donor and prospect deadlines.
  • Obtain program details, budgets, and other required information as needed to solicit prospects.
  • Conduct research on corporations and foundations for prospect activity.
  • Draft acknowledgments and correspondence.
  • Create a comprehensive corporate sponsorship package with recognition and benefits for each giving level. Work with Leadership Giving Team and Executive Leadership to determine potential customized benefits.
  • Assess value of sponsorships by evaluating audience, tracking visibility/impressions, and evaluating impact.
  • Participate in special projects as directed by Senior Director of Leadership Giving.
  • In all areas of responsibility - continuously update primary database of record, Raiser's Edge, with prospect and donor interactions, proposals and other information as required by best practices.
  • Represents the Houston SPCA by providing excellent customer service and focus.
  • Protects all confidential information, including donors, clients, animals and internal communications.
  • Performs additional responsibilities as assigned.
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Relief Veterinary Technician (Texas, Houston)

Essential Functions of the Relief Veterinary Technician Position:

  • Relief Veterinary Technician works under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian or contracted veterinarian with the Houston SPCA.
  • Relief Veterinary Technician is responsible for proper animal handling.
  • Care for, feed, water, monitor, medicate and perform minor treatment on animals.
  • Responsible for vaccinating animals that come into the shelter or need updated vaccinations.
  • Draw blood and perform diagnostic testing including, but not limited to heartworm testing, fecal testing, skin scraping, FIV and FIV testing.
  • Assure that injured animals receive proper and timely treatment.
  • Maintain assigned equipment, supplies and vehicles in safe condition and report any problems or needed repairs to the Director of Animal Services or Veterinary Services Supervisor.
  • Review charts, collect vital statistics and assist Veterinarian during surgery and exams.
  • Prepare animals, instruments and equipment for surgical procedures.
  • Collect specimens and perform laboratory procedures.
  • Draw blood and perform diagnostic testing
  • Protect all confidential information, including customers, donors, animals and internal communications.
  • Represent the Houston SPCA by providing excellent customer service and focus.
  • Additional tasks as assigned.
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Veterinary Technician (Texas, Houston)

Essential Functions of the Veterinary Technician Position:

  • Veterinary Technician works under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian or contracted veterinarian with the Houston SPCA.
  • Veterinary Technician is responsible for proper animal handling.
  • Care for, feed, water, monitor, medicate and perform minor treatment on animals.
  • Responsible for vaccinating animals that come into the shelter or need updated vaccinations.
  • Draw blood and perform diagnostic testing including, but not limited to heartworm testing, fecal testing, skin scraping, FIV and FIV testing.
  • Assure that injured animals receive proper and timely treatment.
  • Maintain database by entering accurate information on the animals in our care.
  • Ensure proper labeling and dating of medications, maintains accurate inventory of all medications in stock and replenishes stock as necessary.
  • Responsible for maintaining an accurate log of all incoming and outgoing controlled substances and immediately report any discrepancies.
  • Maintain assigned equipment, supplies and vehicles in safe condition and report any problems or needed repairs to the Director of Animal Services or Veterinary Services Supervisor.
  • Review charts, collect vital statistics and assist Veterinarian during surgery and exams.
  • Prepare animals, instruments and equipment for surgical procedures.
  • Work with x-ray and blood equipment.
  • Collect specimens and perform laboratory procedures.
  • Draw blood and perform diagnostic testing
  • Protect all confidential information, including customers, donors, animals and internal communications.
  • Represent the Houston SPCA by providing excellent customer service and focus.
  • Additional tasks as assigned.
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Veterinarian - up to $20,000 sign on bonus (Texas, Houston)

*Up to $20,000 Sign on bonus*

Do you crave a collaborative workplace that provides ample room for career development? If so, joining the veterinary team at the Houston SPCA could be your best career move yet.

Our hospital is equipped with modern diagnostic equipment for triaging injured animals from the eight counties that make up the Greater Houston area. We have digital radiography, ultrasound, and in-house laboratory equipment. Our campus now has a brand new Adoption Center, Wildlife Center, Education building, and a new barn and arena. The next phase of our construction project will include renovations and expansion to our current veterinary hospital and rehabilitation center, allowing us to grow our program even more.

This is a great opportunity to work with mission-driven staff providing excellent care to animals in need. We treat companion pets, wildlife, farm animals, and the occasional exotic. Veterinarians at the Houston SPCA also participate as clinicians for the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in their Animal Welfare and Shelter Medicine rotation.

Finally, the veterinarians at the Houston SPCA play a vital role in our ongoing mission to eliminate animal cruelty. They ensure that animals are cared for medically and rehabilitated, and their expert witness testimony can bring justice for the innocent victims of animal cruelty, abuse and neglect.

Our compensation package is extremely competitive; ranging from $115,000 - 130,000 per year. In addition to we offer paid time off, Continuing Professional Education, 403(b) retirement plan, professional dues and license fees paid, and an outstanding work environment supported by a leadership team that genuinely cares about its people. Additionally, the Houston SPCA is a 501(c)(3) and an eligible organization for the federal student loan forgiveness program.

Essential Functions of the position:

  • Provide compassionate care to all animals in need.
  • Triage and stabilizing emergency patients
  • General supervision of Veterinary Technicians
  • Responsible for the instruction of TAMU fourth year veterinary students during rotation
  • Diagnose and manage animal health problems.
  • Manage direct preventative care for all animals in the population.
  • Perform surgery as needed.
  • Educate clients, coworkers and volunteers on needed topics.
  • Build relationships with clients, co-workers, volunteers and public.
  • Follow protocols and standards of care set forth by Houston SPCA.
  • Be an ambassador for the Houston SPCA at all times.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned.
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QUESTIONS?

If you have a general question about a position please email us at jobs@houstonspca.org.