Jobs of the Month—September 2021

Have you checked out The Association’s Career Center, where you can look for and post new opportunities? Here’s a sample of the latest listings this month.

Director, Anchorage Animal Care and Control 
Anchorage, AK

This position is responsible for all aspects of the agency’s operations, including overseeing policies and procedures, representing AACC in animal cruelty investigations, and hiring, training and leading staff. For those curious about relocating: “Best fun fact about Anchorage: nearly 1,500 moose share the city with its 300,000 residents.” Find additional details on this dynamic leadership position here.


Chief Development Officer, The Pennsylvania SPCA
Philadelphia, PA

Heading the development team, this position is responsible for the design, planning and implementation of PSPCA’s comprehensive fundraising strategy. The CDO oversees the annual fund, grants, major gifts, planned giving, and donor prospecting, and will help to structure a capital campaign. The ideal candidate is a motivator and strategic thinker who makes decisions based on analysis, wisdom and judgment. Learn more here.


Director of Human Resources, Humane Society of Boulder Valley
Boulder, CO 

This position is responsible for all aspects of recruitment, hiring, and onboarding, as well as overseeing volunteer recruitment activities. Responsibilities also include designing and administering HSBV’s compensation and benefits package. The ideal candidate is motivated and strategic, bringing a positive attitude to the workplace. Learn more here.


Social Media Marketing Specialist, Ruff Start Rescue
Remote or Princeton, MN

This part-time position develops and implements the social media strategy, including posting content and managing volunteers, as well as creating and maintaining the editorial calendar. Experience with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and TikTok required. Learn more about the position here.


Shelter Behavior Coordinator, East Bay SPCA
Oakland, CA

The Shelter Behavior Coordinator provides behavioral care for the shelter cats and dogs, maintains evaluations and efficiently identifies animals’ needs, and creates and implements training plans. Experience with positive reinforcement methods is required, as well as the ability to handle animals with a wide range of behaviors. Additional details here.

P.S. Members of The Association can list new jobs for free for 30 days. For non-members, each listing is $150 for 30 days—but since two non-member postings add up to more than the cost of a membership, it’s a smart and resourceful move to join The Association!)


Photo: Pennsylvania SPCA/Facebook


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