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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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.

Duties Include But Not Limited too:

  • Provide exceptional customer service to the public, volunteers, and other staff members at all times.
  • 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.
  • 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).

veterinary technician

The Veterinary Technician is responsible for providing medical evaluations, treatment, and follow-ups to all HSP animals under the direction of the Medical Manager.managing event budgets while growing revenues and managing expenses associated with events.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Execute medical care to all animal patients under the supervision of the Medical Manager and Shelter Veterinarian.
  • Handle all animals using the least restraint possible and maintain a low-stress interaction between staff and animals.
  • Assess and process animals as potential adoption candidates according to established procedures, including but not limited to administering tests, vaccinations, physical exams, and inserting microchips.
  • Perform various diagnostics tests, including fecal analysis, skin/ear cytology, urinalysis, etc.
  • Medicate and treat Society animals according to current protocols.
  • Maintain current and accurate animal records into PetPoint, the shelter software system.
  • Assist in surgeries as directed by the Medical Manager and Shelter Veterinarian.
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary working environment (i.e., after surgical procedures, spills, pet accidents, potential contamination, etc.).

Donor Relations manager

The Donor Relations Manager is responsible for the creation and management of a well-coordinated individual giving program designated to cultivate and solicit support from individuals and family foundations. 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. They will also support the development of communication tools for fundraising and individual 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 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.
  • 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 or support the development of communication tools for fundraising events (i.e., talking points, scripts, presentations, videos, testimonies, etc.) and individual donor solicitation and stewardship (i.e., agendas, talking points, presentations, proposals, testimonies, etc.).

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 too:

  • 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.

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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