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.

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.

Chief Operating Officer – The Chief Operating Officer reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for operational and fundraising development, design, analysis, evaluation and improvement; regulatory compliance; emergency preparedness; relationship building with internal and external stakeholders; program and service delivery; among other essential activities under the direction of the CEO. The COO must ensure that Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA operations are effective and efficient and that proper management of organizational resources is prioritized in order to achieve optimal lifesaving and to fulfill with integrity the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA’s mission and the vision of its Board of Directors. 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.

Director of Development – The Director of Development is 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. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to careers@caspca.org. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Feline Enrichment Specialist – Responsible for the overall cognitive health of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA’s feline shelter population with the goals of shortening length of stay, reducing shelter stress and increasing pet retention and adoption. 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.

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.

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.