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.

Animal Caretaker

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.

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Corporate Giving & Community Partnerships Manager

The Corporate Giving & Community Partnerships Manager is responsible for the creation and management of a well-coordinated corporate giving program designated to cultivate and solicit support from corporations, corporate foundation, and community partners willing to plan initiatives to benefit the Humane Society of Pinellas. S/he will lead or support the planning and execution of fundraising events such as point-of-entry tours, galas and other events as assigned, and work with staff and/or vendors. They 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:

  • Ability to initiate and enjoy direct communication with donors and potential donors
  • Customer-service orientation, special event, and development experience preferred
  • Highly motivated and energetic, ability to show initiative and work independently
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients and vendors
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in the areas of organizational planning and management
  • Ability to handle diverse, simultaneous tasks, meet deadlines, and attend to follow through
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to be discreet and handle highly sensitive/confidential information in a responsible manner

Director of Development

The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of HSP’s fundraising, including the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events and capital campaigns. The Director of Development works closely with The Executive Director and the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors. This position will be accountable for developing and managing budgets while growing revenues and managing expenses. The revenue goal for this position is $700,000.

Duties Include But Not Limited to:

  • Develop and implement a well-coordinated individual giving program designed to cultivate and solicit support from a portfolio of individuals and family foundations.
  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, and steward relations with existing and prospective individual donors through weekly face-to-face appointments.
  • Oversee grant seeking, including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
  • Serve as an active prospect identifier, targeting prospects for personal visits and moving annual donors through the donor pyramid into the next giving level. Make creative connections between and among people, events, programs, and their associated circles.
  • Lead the execution of major gift and capital campaign strategies by crafting proposals, writing presentations, developing stewardship visits, managing logistics, and developing strategic communications.
  • Oversee the development, management, and implementation of an individual donor recognition plan including the timely acknowledgement and follow-up for all individual donors and prospects.
  • Manage and develop relationships with assigned vendors, consultants, staff, and interns.
  • Conduct research and analysis for donor prospects.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of all communications with donors.
  • Supervise and collaborate with all fundraising staff.

volunteer & 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 too:

  • 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.
  • 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!