About Houston Humane Society

Employment

The Houston Humane Society is searching for energetic, compassionate and dedicated people to join our efforts in ending the cruelty, abuse and overpopulation of animals.  We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive package of benefits to full time employees.

 

Veterinary Medical Director

The Medical Director is responsible for providing leadership for the clinic, managing associate veterinarians and assuring regulatory compliance relating to the practice of veterinary medicine.

The Medical Director is also responsible for creating an environment of teamwork in which quality medicine is delivered. The Medical Director is responsible for the financial performance of the clinic, preparing operating and capital budgets, and meeting budget expectations. In addition, the Medical Director is responsible for directing all clinic staff and the overall management of the practice.

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree required
  • Texas veterinary license in good standing
  • Minimum 5 years clinical experience and management required (shelter vet experience preferred)
 

Full-Time Veterinarian

The Houston Humane Society is looking for an experienced DVM to join our team. Work in a well-equipped spay/neuter clinic with highly skilled staff.  Must be available for high-volume spay/neuter work and capable of performing surgeries daily. Assisting with exams, diagnostics, lab work, administering vaccines, and medical treatments for general public and sheltered animals will be included.
 
Must be a positive, energetic team player capable of thriving in a fast-paced environment. Strong work ethic and commitment to our mission to end pet overpopulation is paramount. Candidate must possess a DVM/VMD degree and be licensed to practice in Texas and also procure DEA license. Candidate must be able to work weekends. We offer excellent support staff, clean, well equipped facilities and competitive wages. Become part of our highly successful spay/neuter team! To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.
 

Volunteer Coordinator
The Houston Humane Society is looking for a new team member to fill the position of Volunteer Coordinator.  The ideal candidate will have excellent people skills, be self-motivated, and enjoy working with both people and pets.  Job duties include recruiting, training, scheduling and managing volunteers (for shelter activities and special events).  In addition, the Volunteer Coordinator manages volunteer led outreach efforts, pet training programs, education efforts, some shelter/adoption event initiatives, and works with the shelter team to utilize volunteers to increase pet adoptions and promote the shelter in our community.  Weekends are a requirement.  Non-profit or volunteer coordinator experience is preferred, and general office skills are a must. 
 
Candidate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.  To be considered, please send your resume to: jobs@houstonhumane.org.
 
 

Development Manager

The Development Manager is responsible for all administrative aspects of fundraising and public relations.

 

Scope and Impact

 

Development Manager reports to the Director of Development.

 

The Development Manager plays an important role in the Development Office by providing administrative support to all fundraising activities, including database management, donor and public relations, grant writing and management, direct mail, constituent communications, and special events. The Development Manager handles a variety of tasks related to institutional and individual giving. Preparation of proposals and grant applications, researching, identifying, developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities.  Much of the day's work is spent managing relationships with current and prospective donors, ensuring grant activity is maintained, and researching ways to bring in additional funds.

 

Responsibilities

 

·         Ensure that all donations are properly entered into the fundraising database systems and promptly acknowledged

·         Build and continually update database records for individual donors and prospects and corporations

·         Produce regular and special reports on fundraising activities from database/donor records

·         Generates proposals and supporting documents in response to solicitations.

·         Maintains and implements funding calendar activities

·         Create thank you letters, mailing, direct mail appeals and newsletters.

·         Build and maintain files on foundations, including grant guidelines and requirements, key personnel and trustees, and calendar of due dates of requests and reports

·         Researches and identifies new prospects, including individuals and private, public, and corporate foundations. Identify potential contributors to ongoing programs and special projects through examination of past record of contributors and knowledge of community.

·         Coordinate production of direct mail appeals. Continually analyze reports to identify prospects for larger gifts

·         Assists with donor groups and donor recognition

·         Assist in the planning and management of fund raising events, including correspondence with committees, prospects, and attendees and maintaining registration information and materials

·         Handle all administrative details associated with meetings of Development and Campaign Committees (e.g., prepare and distribute notices, agendas, minutes, etc.)

·         Manage grant requests and reporting:

o   Researches and identifies new government and private funding prospects.

o   Generates proposals and supporting documents in response to solicitations.

o   Maintain calendar of request and report due dates

o   Acts as liaison with program staff.

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o   Understand and follow grant requirements/eligibility and proposal guidelines

o   Handle all required and periodic correspondence

o   Assist in identifying projects and prioritize project needs, coordinate and research grant preparation assignments and in preparing grant proposal (supporting documentation, format, etc.)

o   Review revenues and expenditures, project status, to ensure proper expenditures are made for grant projects.

·         Assist with production of print materials (invitations, reports, newsletters, etc.)

·         Other duties as assigned

 

Performance Measures

·         Accuracy and completeness of constituent database records

·         Reduction in time from donation receipt to acknowledgement

·         Accuracy and timeliness of fundraising reports

·         Increase in grant proposals submitted; reduction in missed opportunities

 

Preparation and Knowledge; Essential Skills

·         Friendly but professional demeanor. Ability to build relationships with donor community.

·         Bachelor's degree preferred in a related field (e.g., communications, marketing, public relations, management)

·         A minimum of three years' experience in an administrative position, preferably in a not-for-profit development office or customer service

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Understanding of desktop publishing/graphic design programs is a plus. Database management experience preferred.

·         Excellent written communications skills; detail oriented

·         Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing

·         Ability to organize and prioritize work

·         Ability to work independently with little supervision

·         Excellent interpersonal skills. Must maintain a high level of professionalism working with colleagues, donors, and volunteers

 

·         Ability to maintain confidentiality of donor information, both financial and personal

 

Send your resume to jobs@houstonhumane.org

 


Executive Assistant
Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Must have the ability to prepare correspondence and other documents with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail as well as the ability to handle multiple tasks and efficiently prioritize work to meet deadlines with minimal supervision. 5-10 years’ work experience as administrative or executive assistant supporting executives is required.
 
Send your resume to jobs@houstonhumane.org

 


Camp Counselor

The Houston Humane Society is looking for instructors to teach our 2017 Companion Camp session. Companion Camp is a wonderful opportunity for children ages 7-13 (or ages 12 - 15 during teen week) to work hands-on with the Houston Humane Society animals. There are 11 one-week session running from June 5, though August 18. Campers learn valuable life lessons concerning the welfare of all animals, the importance of being compassionate to animals and the great responsibility that comes from having a pet.  During a typical day, campers receive humane education, workshops from animal experts, games, crafts, the opportunity to visit our veterinary clinic to watch a spay/neuter surgery, and one on one time with pets. Compensation is $12 per hour. You must be available weekdays between 8 a.m. and 2:30 pm. We are looking for highly motivated, energetic, outgoing people who love working with children. For those who currently teach, or previously taught, WE WANT YOU! Our curriculum allows teachers to have a very hands on approach and as well as flexibility. Our teachers are "ambassadors" to our organization and the children look up to them as role models. We do a complete background check.

 

Must: 

  • Have reliable transportation
  •  Own a cell phone
  •  Be available weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  •  Have good communication, leadership and organization skills
  • Be dependable and reliable
  • LOVE KIDS AND ANIMALS!

 Preferred: 

  • Teaching experience
  • Current or previous pet owner

 WHAT WE WANT FROM YOU:

With your resume, please submit a paragraph stating why you find this position of interest. If you are not available all sessions of the summer, but love animals, kids, and teaching, we would still like to hear from you.

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For more info visit www.houstonhumane.org.

 

Please send resume to jobs@houstonhumane.org and you will be contacted if an interview is desired.

 

Part Time Adoption Counselor
Part Time Adoption Counselor needed to help our animals find the perfect home. Daily duties include, but are not limited to, screening potential pet adopters, reviewing applications, filing paperwork, introducing pets to potential adopters, and educating adopters about their pet’s needs.  Animal experience, organizational and computer skills and strong customer service is required. Bilingual is a plus. Candidate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and work weekends.
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.
 

Phone Receptionist - Part time
Person needed part-time as receptionists to answer calls, set appointments for our busy wellness clinic and direct incoming calls using a multi-line phone system. Good people skills, computer skills, and Bilingual is a plus. Position is for weekends. To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org
 

Veterinarian Technician

Full time Veterinarian Technician needed for a fast paced wellness clinic. All applicants must be dependable and hardworking. Clinic and Shelter experience will be a plus.  Will need to have computer skills and able to handle customer service for this busy clinic. Candidate must be able to lift up to 80 pounds, and work weekend. To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.

 

 

 

The Houston Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Location/Hours

ADDRESS
14700 ALMEDA RD., HOUSTON, TX 77053

PHONE
713.433.6421


ADOPTIONS
Monday-Friday 11:00am-6:00pm

Saturday - Sunday 11:00am-5:30pm

 

SPAY/NEUTER SURGERIES

 

Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday, 
Friday, Saturday

By Appointment Only

 

ADMISSIONS
Monday-Thursday 10:00am-4:00pm
 

Friday - Sunday  CLOSED

 

CLINIC 

Monday - Wednesday

Exams 10:00am-1:30pm

 

Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm

CLOSED - 5/2

Friday-Saturday

Exams 10:00am-1:30pm

Vaccinations 9:00am-3:00pm

Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm