Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working for the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. As a nationally recognized organization, we are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of the animals in our community. You have the opportunity to become a part of this exciting, positive, innovative and professional organization.

Adoption Manager – Responsible for the supervision of all Adoption Specialists to ensure the delivery of welcoming, solution-oriented client services to all visitors of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. Responsible for the management of all aspects of matchmaking and the adoption process. Works hands-on with staff to help guide good decision making, enthusiastic interactions, and a proactive approach, ensuring that animals are placed in caring and appropriate homes. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to careers@caspca.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Adoption Specialist – Responsible for ensuring animals are placed in caring and appropriate homes and adopters are counseled on animal care needs. Maintains accurate recordkeeping, provides empathetic counseling, and facilitates a safe and healthy work environment. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to careers@caspca.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Animal Care Specialist – Primarily responsible for providing routine animal care, maintaining clean and safe housing areas for the animals in care, facility cleaning, customer service and related duties. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to careers@caspca.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Cashier at SPCA Rummage – Responsible for efficiently sorting incoming donations, processing sales transactions, merchandising inventory, providing excellent customer service to donors and colleagues. Interested candidates must submit a resume to careers@caspca.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Clinic Veterinary Assistant  –  Responsible for monitoring and treating all patients with medical concerns within the shelter. They perform thorough intake protocols for all animals entering the shelter, administer daily medications, triage reported health concerns, and provide care for patients housed in critical care areas within the clinic. Clinic Assistants must have a strong team mentality, multitasking and independent decision making skills, and effective written and verbal communication skills. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to careers@caspca.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Communications Manager – Responsible for leading media relations and communications strategy and supporting social & digital media and content projects at the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. We are looking for a motivated, results-oriented and entrepreneurial candidate with integrity; a positive, can-do attitude; commitment to animal welfare and excellent written and verbal communications skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks is a must. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to careers@caspca.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Development Officer – Responsible for increasing legacy giving, overseeing all fundraising activities and cultivating major donors. This position supports the strategic fundraising efforts of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA by designing, implementing, evaluating and refining the unit’s development activities, with an emphasis on major gifts. Personally identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards major gift donors and prospects in order to meet annual development goals. The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial professional who is data-driven and goal oriented.  S/he should enjoy front-line relationship building, soliciting, and have a combination of development and communications skills. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to careers@caspca.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Director of Development – Responsible for ensuring achievement of our fundraising goals through collaboration, strategy, planning, execution and active evaluation. The position works closely with the Chief Executive Officer, the senior leadership team and board members. Primary responsibilities include directing all fundraising activities. The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial professional who is data-driven and goal oriented. S/he should enjoy front-line relationship building, soliciting, and have a combination of development and communications skills. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to careers@caspca.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Dog Care Lead – Provides support to the Animal Care Manager by overseeing and coordinating the housing and care of all animals in the custody of the SPCA, ensuring safe and humane care leading to decreased length of stay and increased adoptions. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to careers@caspca.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Events Manager – Responsible for developing and overseeing all of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA’s (SPCA) fundraising events and event-based initiatives at the SPCA. They are responsible for the management and implantation of our two largest signature events, our bow-WOW-walk and the Critter Ball, in addition to smaller community-based events throughout the year. This position plays a key role in the successful development and execution of these events while building and raising awareness of the SPCA’s work in the community. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to careers@caspca.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Foster Coordinator –  Responsible for performing support functions for all aspects of the foster care program. This includes facilitating placement of animals in appropriate foster homes, supporting the Medical Foster Coordinator regarding medical and surgical concerns, aiding foster caregivers in foster animal adoption placement, and helping expand the organization’s foster base as the program continues to grow. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to careers@caspca.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Licensed Veterinary Technician – Veterinary technicians are an integral part of day-to-day functions and responsibilities at the SPCA. They work as part of a high-quality, high-volume surgical team, as well as with the clinic team to care for shelter, rescue, and publicly owned animals. They must have a team mentality, independent decision making skills, hands-on skills, effective written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work with a sense of urgency. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to careers@caspca.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Offsite Adoption Specialist – Responsible for managing all logistics of offsite adoption events and activities (both large and small), transporting animals to events/offsite adoption locations, and serving as an Adoption Specialist in-shelter as deemed necessary. The position is also responsible for ensuring animals are placed in caring and appropriate homes and adopters are counseled on animal care needs. The position requires working weekends and the ability to safely drive the Compassionate Care-A-Van and other SPCA transport vehicles. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to careers@caspca.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Pet Promotion Expert – Responsible for photography and video services to the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA to create marketing and promotional material for animals available for adoption. The Pet Promotion Expert creates print, digital, and social media content to reach potential adopters and to share our animals with the community. A high level of professionalism, flexibility, enthusiasm, creativity, and attention to detail is required. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to careers@caspca.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Rescue & Retention Specialist– Responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day operations relating to the intake of animals into the shelter. This includes but is not limited to: animal intake, intake photos, lost and found, animal licensing, pet retention counseling, owner surrenders/returns, custody records, animal care, planning/participating in rescue trips, and customer service messages, emails and calls. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to careers@caspca.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Shelter Veterinarian – Oversees the SPCA’s onsite veterinary clinic, providing leadership, direction, and supervision to all members of the clinic staff. The Shelter Veterinarian is expected to be well versed in shelter medicine including protocol development, outbreak prevention and management, and staff training. They are expected to stay current in the field of shelter medicine through independent research and continuing education conferences. Due to the nature of the shelter setting, after-hours and on-call work is necessary. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to careers@caspca.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.