About HHS


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.


Director of Development

Houston Humane Society (HHS), serving the greater Houston/ Harris County area of Texas for 63 years, is dedicated to eliminating cruelty, abuse and the overpopulation of animals.  Serving more than 30,000 animals yearly, HHS’s 37 acre campus includes an animal shelter, adoption center, wellness and surgical clinic and facilities for large animals and rescued livestock.  HHS seeks a strategic and experienced Director of Development to lead HHS efforts to achieve annual contributed income goals from individuals, foundations and corporations. Reporting to the Executive Director the Director will build and lead a team to develop and execute HHS’s fundraising strategy. The Director of Development will be a key member of the Executive Team.  HHS is looking for an exceptional fundraiser, relationship builder, communicator and team leader.
The Director of Development will be responsible for the following, in addition to any other project as assigned by the Executive Director:
Strategy & Reporting:
  • Design and lead the long-term revenue generation strategy for HHS to increase contributed revenue from individual donors, foundations and corporations and events from 20% to 30% over the course of three years. 
  • Work closely with the Finance team on all reporting.
  • Build the fundraising strategy for individuals, foundations and corporations and a team to implement it. Manage relationship with direct mail contractor and development team to work collaboratively on reaching revenue goals.
  • Serve as the relationship manager for existing individual donors and prospects. Lead the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of these critical donors and guide the Executive Director’s fundraising activities.
  • Lead the team in researching new prospects, developing proposals, reports, end of year mailing campaigns, events and all necessary activities to secure the revenue. 
Board of Directors:
  • Manage the Board of Directors’ philanthropic giving, partner with the Executive Director, Board President and members to strengthen volunteer-led fundraising activities and work closely with the Board President and the Nominating Committee to build a pipeline of candidates for Board of Directors and other volunteer leadership opportunities. 
  • Partner with Executive Director, Board President and members to deploy them in service of meeting fundraising goals.
Revenue Management:
  • Ensure clear, accurate, and consistent reporting and communication between the Finance and Development departments, reviewing and tracking annual and long-term income and expenditure budgets.
  • Work with Finance Department on building program budgets and other financial documents required for grant submission.
  • Ensure accurate tracking and reporting of restricted gifts.
  • Work with Executive Director in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and financial analyses for the Executive Team and for presentation to the Board of Directors on progress toward financial goals.
Team Management & Leadership
  • Manage, coach and support the development team members by providing expertise about major giving, sponsorships and events and create ongoing learning opportunities to grow and motivate the team. 
  • Partner with Executive Team, department leaders, Board of Directors, and program staff to cultivate a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization.
  • Encourage a culture of high performance, including monitoring staff progress in achieving development goals, providing regular performance feedback, supporting career development opportunities, fostering a collaborative environment and facilitating a healthy work/life balance.
Qualifications, Skills and Expectations:  
  • A love of animals and a passion for the mission
  • A creative and critical thinker with the ability to detect, analyze and solve problems
  • Minimum 10 years fundraising experience, with at least 3 years successfully managing a development team. Capital campaign experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business management, public relations or related field required
  • Excellent organizational skills with a proven ability to prioritize work, manage time and multiple priorities, and meet deadlines with attention to detail and accuracy while maintaining a positive and professional attitude
  • Proven experience in cultivating major donors and securing gifts of $25,000 plus from individual donors, corporations and foundations  
  • Proven experience in motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing the performance of a team in building a donor pipeline
  • Experience working with and managing direct mail contractor
  • Outstanding communication skills and track record of building professional, cooperative relationships with colleagues
  • The highest levels of personal and professional integrity and confidentiality; a commitment to the privacy of donors
Commensurate with experience
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to kgordon@houstonhumane.org

Staff 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.  Exotic and large animal experience preferred but not required.
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!
Duties include but not limited to
  • All duties of a DVM as sanctioned by Texas state law.
  • Promotes health of animals by advising animal owners about sanitation measures, feeding and general care.
  • Determines nature of disease or injury by examining pets; examining small, large animals.
  • Perform surgical procedures and provides anesthesia services.
  • Orders and evaluates laboratory tests.
  • Provides training of personnel and volunteers in areas such as animal care and nutrition, breeding, and housing and environment; teaches techniques for handling animals with a broad range of temperaments and about restraint requirements.
  • Conducts necropsy to determine cause of animal death. Analyzes findings and formulates recommendations to prevent future disease or injury. 
  • Prepares and maintains appropriate records.
  • Plans and conducts continuing animal health education.
  • Oversee intake, ACU (Animal Crimes Unit), animal seizures, and shelter animal husbandry needs/surgery
  • Coordinate with rescue groups, Task Force, partners and Foster Coordinator
  • All other duties that arise in the course of daily operations.
  • Requires a Doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine. Must be licensed by the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medicine.  License must also include DPS and FDA controlled substance licensure.
  • Maintain current DVM license in good standing.
  • Knowledge of Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters
  • Strong client service skills.
  • Strong leadership, communication and motivations skills. Has the ability to direct, guide and assist a group of individuals. Bilingual Spanish language skills both written and spoken preferred, but not necessary.
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.

Pet Resources Associate 
It is the responsibility of the Pet Resources Associate to provide assistance and administrative support to the Program Directors and Coordinators to operate and meet the goals of Pet Resources department programs. Tasks include data entry, inventory tracking, product sorting, and delivery and pickup of product.

Current programming within the Pet Resource Center includes: Public Pet Pantry Program, Pet Pantry Monthly Assistance Program, Pet Food Drive Program, Free Medical and Spay/Neuter Program, New Home New Start Program, and GreaterGood/Rescue Bank Affiliate Program.


Duties include but not limited to:
Public Pet Pantry Program
  • Load food & supplies into truck(s) for events.
  • Attends all program events and assists with on-site operations.
  • Enters collected data onto our database, Oasis Insight.
  • Maintains database by entering new and updated customer and account information.
  • Verifies entered customer and account data by reviewing, correcting, deleting, or reentering data.
  • Works with the Property Manager’s staff to control the warehouse.
Pet Pantry Monthly Assistance Program
  • Keep inventory by intake stocked.
  • Responsible for scheduling & fulfilling appointment pickups, including Walk-Ins.
  • Deliver food/supplies to seniors and homebound clients in collaboration with YAP members.
Pet Food Drive Program
  • Deliver food drive supplies to partners i.e. donation boxes.
  • Manage relationships with each partner, and pick up donations from boxes.
  • Track overall inventory of food drive collections.
  • Reports all donations to the Donor Relations Coordinator and the Marketing Team.
Greater Good/Rescue Bank Affiliate Program
  • Sort, label, and organize pallets from delivery trucks.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all guidelines are followed with the storage and distribution of all items.
  • Enforce FIFO (first in, first out) inventory practices to ensure food quality and minimize waste.
  • Attend applicant site visits with the Pet Resources Coordinator.
  • Attend all Rescue Bank distributions and assist with procedures.
New Home New Start
  • Assist in build days.
  • Deliver houses to recipients.
  • Set up and fulfill pick up appointments.
  • Friendly, outgoing, but professional demeanor. Ability to build relationships with diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, work under stress, and interact in a professional manner with a broad spectrum of constituents.
  • Knowledge of general office skills and machines.
  • Knowledge and ability to effectively make decisions and solve problems.
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision.
  • Knowledge, perception and initiative of standard office administrative practices and procedures.
  • Precise organizational and planning skills.
  • Disciplined attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Commitment to handle, and keep confidential department matters.
  • Ability to research, evaluate and monitor assignments.
  • Problem analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making abilities.
  • Ability to lift 50lb bags/boxes of pet food.
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.

Animal Behavior and Enrichment Coordinator
This role is responsible for developing and implementing plans to address behavioral health care needs of animals in the Houston Humane Society care including training and oversight of staff and volunteers to carry out behavior training.
Duties include but not limited to
  • Collaborating with the sheltering and operations team on animal behavior and enrichment needs
  • Facilitating implementation of behavior modification and/or management plans
  • Providing formal and informal behavior evaluations or observations and documenting behaviors to aid in placement and behavior management
  • Write specifications and maintain working knowledge of shelter animal behavior best practices and contributing to HHS mission
  • Develop and implement plans and procedures for shelter pets with behavioral challenges i.e. cruelty survivors to prospective adopters and or fosters
  • Develop and present content related to animal behavior and sheltering both internally and externally
  • Collaborate with the Humane Education team in developing and presenting content for the public i.e. social media, media and internal projects
  • Develop low cost behavior programs for public i.e. adopters
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned
  • 1-2 years of experience in training dogs
  • Knowledge and understanding of dogs, dog’s behavior, and individual breed characteristics
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • A passion for animals and their care, cheerful, friendly, positive team-oriented attitude
  • Demonstrated ability in handling multiple priorities, project management and meeting deadlines; strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays
  • Ability to lift up to 60lbs.
To be considered, please send your resume to jobs@houstonhumane.org.

Veterinary Technician

Full-time Veterinary Technician needed for a fast paced wellness clinic. Duties include, but are not limited to helping provide medical services to community animals; assist with examinations, vaccinations, testing and other preventative medical care to patients; to assist the veterinarian examine and provide treatment for animals that have been scheduled for health issues of injuries; assist the surgery technicians when needed; medicate and provide prescribed treatments for shelter animals.

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 50 pounds, and work weekends and holidays.

To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.


Clinic Receptionist
Are you great with both people and pets? Then this is the perfect job for you! We are looking for a Full-time Clinic Receptionist who is able to multi-task, enjoy a fast-paced, high-volume environment, maintain a positive outlook, has a strong work ethic, and able to work alone or with a team.
Duties include but not limited to:
  • Greeting clients and their pets
  • Checking in/out clients
  • Invoicing
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Answering general questions
  • Oversee cleanliness and orderliness of front desk and lobby
Job Requirements:
  • Clinic and Shelter experience is preferred
  • Bilingual is preferred
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, some college preferred
  • A minimum of 1-year experience in a clinic and/or shelter environment with customer interface is highly preferred
  • Candidate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and work weekends
  • Intermediate to advance computer use and data entry skills
To be considered, please send your resume to jobs@houstonhumane.org.

Bilingual Adoptions Counselor
Bilingual 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. The candidate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and work weekdays and weekends.
To be considered, please send your resume to jobs@houstonhumane.org.

Call Center Representative
It is the responsibility of the receptionists in the Call Center to; answer all calls that come into the Houston Humane society mainline in a professional and courteous manner; answer questions and provide information to callers; schedule surgery appointments; transfer callers to the appropriate department or individuals based on their inquiries; check voicemails; and assist callers in any manner deemed necessary to project a professional, caring and efficient image of the Houston Humane Society.
Duties include but not limited to:
  • Answer live phone calls in a professional and efficient manner.
  • Schedule callers for surgery and other services requested.
  • Direct incoming calls to the proper department or individuals within the organization.
  • Check voicemail boxes and return calls when needed.
  • Check email and disperse to the proper department or individuals.
  • Work independently to prioritize and complete assigned tasks.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the supervisor.
To be considered, please send your resume to jobs@houstonhumane.org.

The Houston Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.