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 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.

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.

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.

Clinic Receptionist– Responsible for 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. 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.

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.