Career Opportunities

  • Do you want to make a lasting impact in the lives of animals?
  • Do you have a passion for animal welfare and advocacy?
  • At the end of your workday do you want to feel like you made a difference?

Make a difference today in the lives of vulnerable animals. The Humane Society of Pinellas believes that employees who enjoy what they do will make their workplace a success. HSP provides a positive and fun working environment in which employees are valued for their skills, diversity is not only accepted, but encouraged, and where people can make a difference in the world around them. Become a part of the HSP family!

Please note, as a primarily outdoor animal shelter facility, all employees may be subject to standing/walking for long periods of time, working outdoors despite weather conditions, and must be able to lift 40 pounds or more. As a drug-free workplace, all applicants are subject to pre-employment drug screening. Applications for unavailable positions will not be reviewed.

Open Positions

Please email [email protected] for any questions related to these open positions or employment opportunities at HSP.

Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for all administrative work required by Humane Society of Pinellas Development Department including maintaining the donor database (gift entry, receipting, and reporting). The Administrative Assistant must adequately understand and effectively communicate the Humane Society of Pinellas’ gift policies, as he/she is often the first Society representative with whom important colleagues, county representatives, donors, vendors and the public interact. Maintaining confidentiality of management and organizational matters is important to the organization.

Duties Include But Not Limited to:

  • Provide administrative support.
  • Answer phone calls from donors regarding receipts, donations, etc. in a courteous manner.
  • Promptly retrieve and return voice messages and emails.
  • Accurately record all donations into Donor Perfect.
  • Process credit card donations in an accurate, confidential and timely manner. Maintaining PCI compliance.
  • Send Donation receipts for all donations in timely manner.
  • Enter Donation/Sponsorship Pledges, donor contacts, and screen donors as needed.
  • Reconcile the daily entry Donor Perfect report with the daily log.
  • Keep track of all donation paperwork while entering records and file after use.
  • Fold letters and stuff envelopes as needed.

Animal Caretaker part-time

The Animal Caretaker is responsible for the physical, emotional, and behavioral needs of all animals at the Humane Society of Pinellas. The Animal Caretaker must objectively communicate medical and behavioral observations to the appropriate department, be respectful of the HSP facility and animals, while also understanding the animals in their care are adjusting to a shelter environment. The Animal Caretaker is responsible for helping alleviate the stress of this adjustment period through proper cleaning protocols, low-stress handling, and enriching the lives of newly admitted pets.

Duties Include But Not Limited to:

  • Follow established cleaning, feeding and animal handling procedures.
  • Follow established safety procedures for all aspects of the shelter, with special emphasis on animal handling and cleaning chemicals.
  • Report concerns about animal behavior and health to the Lead Animal Caretaker.
  • Report safety and maintenance issues to the Lead Animal Caretaker.
  • Cross train to gain familiarity and comfort following procedures and policies in all kennel areas (dogs, cats, and small wonders).
  • Attend all dog walking trainings conducted by the Behavior Department in order to follow established protocols and successfully move through the levels (Blue, Green and Purple).
  • Use proper walking equipment while handling dogs and assist volunteers in appropriate protocols.
  • Greet all customers upon arrival and direct them towards the appropriate department or area of interest.
  • Maintain all work areas in a neat and aesthetically pleasing manner, with an emphasis on safety, cleanliness, and sanitation.

Behavioral Health Coordinator

The Behavioral Health Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the emotional and behavioral wellbeing of all animals under the care of the Humane Society with a particular emphasis on enrichment and daily playgroups. Under the direction of the Operations Manager and/or the Director of Operations, the Behavioral Health Coordinator, coordinates the Behavioral Health program, as well as any personnel or volunteers assisting in the program. The Behavioral Health Coordinator assists animals in being adopted through behavioral evaluation, enrichment, and training, using humane and positive reinforcement methods. The Behavioral Health Coordinator is also responsible for the development of behavior modification protocols, enrichment activities such as playgroups and ensures all HSP staff execute these protocols accurately and consistently. The Behavioral Health Coordinator also communicates behavioral observations with adopters and assisting owners with their pet’s behavioral concerns.

Duties Include But Not Limited to:

  • Train, conduct, lead, and coordinate canine playgroups and enrichment for entire animal population daily.
  • Under the direction of the Operations Manager and/or the Director of Operations, develop and implement behavior modification protocols for all animals that may need it before adoption.
  • Consult with adopters pre- and post-adoption regarding animal behavior in order to set HSP pets up for successful adoptions and keep them in their adopted homes.
  • Record and track all behavior modification and training procedures.
  • Lead volunteer and staff trainings on safe and effective animal handling in accordance with HSP protocols.
  • Remain up-to-date with animal behavior best practices.
  • Manage the behavior helpline and address client’s needs quickly and efficiently.
  • Follow established cleaning, feeding and animal handling procedures.

Corporate Giving & Community Partnerships Manager

The Corporate Giving & Community Partnerships Manager is responsible for providing and overseeing the implementation of all corporate giving programs including: event fundraising and sponsorships for HSP. The manager will develop the overall plan, revenue projections and budget for events/corporate giving and execute recruitment and engagement with committees, sponsors and event participants.

The Corporate Giving & Community Partnerships Manager will also support the development of communication tools for fundraising and corporate donor solicitation and stewardship (i.e., talking points, scripts, presentations, videos, testimonies, etc.). The position requires strong organizational and networking skills, the ability to work on various projects simultaneously and a strong eye for detail. This position will be accountable for developing and managing budgets while growing revenues and managing expenses.

Duties Include But Not Limited to:

    • In conjunction with the Development Director, develop and implement a well-coordinated corporate giving and community partnership giving program designed to cultivate and solicit support from a portfolio of corporations, corporate foundations, community partnerships (third party events) and event sponsors.
    • Achieve financial goals set forth by the Director of Development.
    • Identify, qualify, cultivate, and steward relations with existing and prospective corporate and community partnership donors (Face-to-Face Appointments).
    • Serve as an active prospect identifier, targeting prospects for personal visits and moving donors through the donor pyramid into the next giving level.
    • Lead or support the planning and execution of fundraising events and third-party events that the organization benefits from in collaboration with other team members and vendors, as necessary.
    • Develop relationships with volunteers and ambassadors and utilize their support for organization events and initiatives related to the outlined job responsibilities.
    • Lead or support the development of communication tools for fundraising events (i.e., revenue strategy for organization events and sponsorable initiatives, sponsorship presentations, marketing benefits, presentations, etc.) and corporate donor solicitation and stewardship (i.e., agendas, talking points, presentations, proposals, testimonies, etc.).
    • Oversee the development, management, and implementation of a corporate donor recognition plan including the timely acknowledgement and follow-up for all corporate donors and prospects.
    • Support the Director of Development in monitoring and reporting revenues and expenses associated with individual giving and fundraising event strategies.

    volunteer and outreach coordinator

    The Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all volunteer programs, including, but not limited to, the adult, teen, community service and family volunteers, as well involvement in any events that require a volunteer presence. In addition, the coordinator is responsible for overseeing all outreach programs.

    Duties Include But Not Limited to:

    • Oversees the overall operations of the volunteer program, including maintaining excellent record keeping through Volgistics.
    • Develop and maintain the HSP Volunteer Manual, as well as volunteer job descriptions.
    • Review and approve/reject all volunteer applications.
    • Develop recruitment methods and participate in volunteer recruitment.
    • Determines schedule and distribution of tasks for all HSP volunteers.
    • Maintains working knowledge of HSP adoptions and intake procedures and can not only train volunteers in these areas when needed, but can also cover shifts and assist if necessary.
    • Organize and lead regular volunteer meetings, orientations and trainings in accordance with HSP policy. Collaboration with other departments is expected.
    • Execute disciplinary measures for all volunteers under the supervision of the Director of Operations, including termination of volunteers when necessary.
    • Maintain and supervise the Senior Pet Connection and Pet Food Pantry programs, as well as any other community outreach programs.
    • Prepare monthly reports for the CEO and Director of Operations on all outreach activities.
    • Ensure all animals are being handled using the least restraint possible and maintain a low-stress interaction between volunteers and animals.
    • Handle volunteer questions and concerns appropriately and in a timely manner when necessary.
    • Organize all community service, company, school and other community projects that collaborate with HSP.
    • Attend volunteer events as necessary.

    Veterinary Internships & Externships

    Ask us about studying with our medical department! Get hands on experience, credit hours and help homeless pets at the same time! The Humane Society of Pinellas has unpaid internships for veterinary technician students. Contact our Medical Manager, Nadja Inostroza, CVT, at [email protected] for more information!

    #ThanksToMaddie and Maddie’s Fund, the Humane Society of Pinellas is offering paid externships to current 3rd and 4th year veterinary students! Please contact our Medical Director, Dr. Brenton Gallas, at [email protected] to get some hands-on shelter experience!