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 & Intake Manager  – The Adoption & Intake Manager supervises all Adoption & Intake Coordinators to ensure the delivery of welcoming, solution-oriented client services to all visitors of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. The Adoption & Intake Manager is responsible for the management of all aspects of animal intake, matchmaking and the adoption process. The Adoption & Intake Manager 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.

Animal Care Manager – Primarily responsible for the coordination of care for all shelter animals. In addition to ensuring safe and humane treatment for all shelter animals, this position is also responsible for reducing animal stress in the shelter and assisting in lowering length of stay for all animals in the care of the SPCA. This position will oversee a team of Animal Care Specialists, as well as provide supervision and support to animal care volunteers and enrichment staff. 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.

Adoptions and Intake Coordinator – The Adoptions and Intake Coordinator focuses on placing adoptable animals in caring and appropriate homes and counseling adopters on animal care needs. Responsible for implementing adoption promotions, facilitating placements for animals with medical or environmental needs, and supporting the organization’s pet retention efforts to keep animals in loving homes. Processes pets into the system upon arrival. Maintains accurate recordkeeping, provides empathetic counseling, and promotes 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.

Behavior Manager – The Behavior Manager is responsible for the overall behavioral health and wellbeing of the shelter population placing concentrated focus on assessment, behavior modification and management, stress reduction, enrichment, shortening length of stay, providing adopter and foster support, and ensuring animals are placed for success in homes. The Behavior Manager develops, executes, and oversees regular in-shelter welfare rounds and foster follow-up, environmental enrichment, and thorough training and behavior management plans. All functions are to be performed in keeping with the organization’s philosophy of utilizing humane training equipment and methods to achieve desired objectives while minimizing stress on the animal. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to careers@caspca.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Bilingual Receptionist – The bilingual receptionist position is responsible for promptly answering all general incoming emails and phone calls. The position also requires answering basic inquiries, providing accurate information to the public, transferring calls and relaying messages to appropriate staff. This position is expected to provide exceptional customer service and clear communication of services to the public. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to careers@caspca.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Clinic Reception Team Member – The primary function of the Clinic Reception team member is to provide exceptional customer service to our clients and community partners, while ensuring prompt and appropriate care of our animal patients. Responsibilities include client relations, administrative functions and reception maintenance. Assorted administrative tasks including scheduling appointments, maintaining clinic calendar, answering phones, filing, responding to emails, and processing payment transactions. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and 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.

Development Associate – The Development Associate is charged with supporting fundraising activities for the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. This position will support the Development Officer in all aspects of fundraising related to reporting, annual appeals, fundraising events, and database maintenance. This requires ensuring donor data integrity, tax receipts, data and gift entry, preparing and sending communications to donors, preparing fundraising reports, preparing board member alerts and major donor call lists, and contributing to the success of the organization’s fundraising activities. As the primary administrator of the database, ensures donor cultivation and solicitation activities are tracked and reported correctly. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to careers@caspca.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Dog Care Lead – The 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.

Foster Coordinator – The Foster Coordinator is 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.

Offsite Adoption Specialist – The Offsite Adoption Coordinator will be responsible for managing 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.

Rummage Store Associate – 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.

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.

Surgery Assistant  – The CASPCA surgical team completes approximately 30-35 surgeries per day. The majority of surgeries are routine spay/neuter of dogs and cats, however, additional procedures such as amputations, enucleations, and dentals are also performed. Surgery assistants are an essential part of this process and must have the ability to maintain a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and be an effective team player in a fast-paced work environment. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to careers@caspca.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.