Employment

Employment Opportunities

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.

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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 CEO 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 $1,000,000.

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.

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Volunteer and Outreach coordinator

The Volunteer and 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.
  • Organize and lead regular volunteer meetings, orientations and trainings in accordance with HSP policy. Collaboration with other departments is expected.
  • Maintain and supervise the Senior Pet Connection and Pet Food Pantry programs, as well as any other community outreach programs.
  • Develop recruitment methods and participate in volunteer recruitment.
  • Determines schedule and distribution of tasks for all HSP volunteers.

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VETERINARY Technician – SHELTER

The Veterinary Technician is responsible for providing medical evaluations, treatment and follow-ups to all HSP animals under the direction of the Medical Manager.


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Customer service Specialist Full-Time

The Customer Service Specialist is responsible for facilitating HSP’s admissions and adoption process. As an HSP Customer Service Specialist you have one of the most important roles here at HSP. It is the Customer Services Specialist duty to not only match potential adopters with a pet best suited to both the adopters wants and needs as well as the animals’ specific needs or limitations but also to work with those pet owners who may be looking to surrender their pet due to a myriad of reasons. The Customer Service Specialist must adequately understand and effectively communicate the Humane Society of Pinellas’ protocols and policies, as he/she is included in one of the first Society representative with whom customers interact. PetPoint knowledge and understanding is also crucial to this role.


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Customer service Specialist
part-Time

The Customer Service Specialist is responsible for facilitating HSP’s admissions and adoption process. As a HSP Customer Service Specialist you have one of the most important roles here at HSP. It is the Customer Services Specialist duty to not only match potential adopters with a pet best suited to both the adopters wants and needs as well as the animals’ specific needs or limitations but also to work with those pet owners who may be looking to surrender their pet due to a myriad of reasons. The Customer Service Specialist must adequately understand and effectively communicate the Humane Society of Pinellas’ protocols and policies, as he/she is included in one of the first Society representative with whom customers interact. PetPoint knowledge and understanding is also crucial to this role.


Animal caretaker Full-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.


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!

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