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 Specialist – Responsible for delivering welcoming, solution-oriented client services to all visitors of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. 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. 

Animal Care Manager – 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. 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 – 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.

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.

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.

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.

Surgical Veterinary 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.