About HHS

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.

 


Director of Development

The Director of Development will serve as senior administrative officer responsible for planning, implementation, management, and oversight of all development and marketing activities including fundraising and donor relations, capital campaign, annual campaign, major gifts, endowment, and supervision of development staff. This individual reports to the Executive Director, and works collaboratively with Houston Humane Society board, staff, administration, volunteers, and prospective donors The Director’s primary areas of focus are the cultivation of major donor gifts and development of $20-25 million capital campaign. He or she will build innovative fundraising and marketing approaches that reflect Houston Humane Society’s culture, identity and personality. The Director will oversee the business operations of the department, including developing and administering operating and capital budgets in the areas of fundraising, communications, and marketing donor/funder research and relationship management, board and designated committee communications, database maintenance, direct mail, events, public relations, communications/marketing, and campaign design and implementation. He or she will participate in these activities along with overseeing and managing staff.

 

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business management, public relations or related field required. No less than 5 years of fundraising experience. Non-profit experience is preferred. Creative, enthusiastic and outgoing professional who enjoys interacting with donors, senior administrators, and community leaders. Ability to manage difficult or complex situations and/or people with tact, confidence and diplomacy. Ability to travel to meet with donors and prospective donors throughout Houston and to travel throughout the region for occasional needs. Excellent writing and computer skills needed. Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs Effective oral and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills and detail focused. Self-starter who can work independently as well as with a team and can operate in a changing environment, following timelines and meeting deadlines. Ability to attend evening and weekend donor functions. Demonstrated success in closing five-, six- and seven- figure gifts.
 
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.
 

Shelter Director

It is the responsibility of the Shelter Director to; oversee the daily operations of the shelter, including the care of the animals and to ensure that each shelter department operates to its fullest capacity; to work with the Executive Director regarding the enforcement of policies and procedures; to review and recommend policies and procedure updates to the Executive Director and to assist in the future growth and expansion of the organization.
 
Must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in management, animal behavior and shelter operations. Must be able relate to and confer with managers and staff, volunteers, and exercise good judgment when dealing with the public. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Must be able to work independently and in a team setting. Degree in Animal Sciences or Business Degree preferable but not necessary.
 
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.
 

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.  Exotic and large animal experience prefered 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!
 
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.
 

Fundraising Manager

The Houston Humane Society is looking for an Advancement Manager to take responsibility for development, managing, and administering the organizations’ fund development. Under the leadership of the Development Director and Executive Director, the Advancement Manager will implement short and long term fundraising plans by managing major donor, corporate and business, foundation, endowment, special event, and direct mail efforts. The Advancement Manager should capitalize on networking opportunities in order to maintain and grow existing relationships with donors, sponsors, and partners, while also working to expand our community engagement, find untapped resources, and recruit new champions for the organization. This person is expected to have effective written and verbal communication skills as to also be effective at developing and delivering presentations, letters, and engagement campaigns. This position will require participation in all steps of the grant process including research, proposal generation, calendar management, revenue and expenditure tracking, and status reports.
 
Requirements include at least three years’ experience in fundraising and nonprofit organizations including major gifts fundraising. In addition to always maintaining a positive and professional demeanor as a public representative of the organization, applications must be prepared to adhere to the highest ethical standards while interacting with highly sensitive organizational finances and donors. Must have demonstrated writing and editing skills, be an experienced public speaker, and have excellent attention to detail. Experience working with Donor Perfect and Microsoft Office is desired, as is being self-motivated, deadline motivated, and adherent to progressive values and social change.
 
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.

 


Public Relations and Online Marketing Specialist
The Houston Humane Society is seeking a Public Relations and Online Marketing Specialist to plan, implement and monitor the HHS' Press and Social Media strategy in order to advance HHS brand awareness, improve marketing efforts and increase community engagement. The Public Relations and Online Marketing Specialist helps advance HHS with both supporters and the general public by enhancing its image and increasing awareness of its capabilities, programs and services, and of the impact of its work on the community and animal welfare. This is accomplished through a wide variety of communications.
 
Responsibilities
  • Compose, edit, and manage the production of a wide range of material to support the marketing and fundraising goals of HHS and to convey the mission of HHS to diverse constituencies. These include, but are not limited to, brochures, newsletters and other printed materials, press releases, social media posts, web site updates, electronic communications (e.g., e-newsletters), invitations, reports, photos and images, and videos.
  • Respond to incoming media calls with accurate and timely information.
  • Create and direct marketing activities, develop messages for promotion, and develop “pitches”.
  • Serve as spokesperson with media; train other HHS personnel to serve as alternates.
  • Develop and manage our web site strategy and design, and social media strategy.
  • Translate HHS mission into digital marketing objectives, creating and communicating marketing targets / briefs.
  • Keep social media and website updated and interactive by responding to user posts and feedback.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest social media best practices and technologies.
  • Lead monthly reporting on community management and ad performance.
  • Serve as media spokesperson as well as train others as alternates.
 
Qualifications & Skills
  • Friendly, outgoing, but professional demeanor. Ability to build relationships with diverse constituencies.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including editing and public speaking before large audiences.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Able to meet tight deadlines.
  • 2 years of experience as a Social Media Specialist or similar role.
  • Google Ad Words and Google Analytics Certifications preferred.
  • Graphic design skills desirable.
  • Excellent knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and other social media best practices.
  • Good understanding of social media KPIs.
  • Excellent multitasking skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a team required.
  • Strong analytical and logical skills.
  • Flexible with hours and able to frequently work non-traditional hours (evenings and weekends).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Experience with desktop publishing/graphic design is highly desirable.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred in a related field (e.g., communications, marketing, public relations).
  • A minimum of two years' experience in a marketing/communications position, preferably in a nonprofit organization.
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.
 

Special Events Coordinator

Seeking a Special Events Coordinator with strong previous experience planning and implementing both large and small scale events, such as luncheons, galas, fun runs, golf tournaments, and high-profile meetings.  Coordinator must be highly organized and detail-oriented with excellent project and time management skills.
 
The ideal candidate must have a proven ability to meet tight deadlines and communicate effectively with all levels of staff and management. He/she must be a quick and productive multitasker able to anticipate departmental needs and take charge in a sometime challenging environment.  Individual must be independent problem solver and remain poised in a fast pace environment.
Bachelor's Degree preferred.
 
At least 3 years of experience event planning in a fast-paced corporate and/or non-profit setting.
 
Applicant must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills to liaise with all levels of management and staff, and a proven ability to take projects from inception to completion while simultaneously executing competing priorities, both independently and alongside a team.
Must be a resourceful problem solver with excellent decision-making skills and a high level of discretion regarding sensitive or confidential information.  Must be able to build strong relationships and operate under result-oriented methodology. 
 
Needs to be confident, outgoing, professional, good-humored.
Excellent computer skills needed and must be proficient in all Microsoft Office programs.
 
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.
 

Full Time Adoption Counselor
Full Time Adoption Counselor needed to help our animals find their 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. Candidate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and work weekday and weekends. Pay rate $10.00 /hour
 
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.
 

Part Time Adoption Counselor
Part Time Adoption Counselor needed to help our animals find their 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. Candidate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and work weekday and weekends. Pay rate $10.00 /hour
 
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.
 

Part Time Bilingual Adoption Counselor

Part Time Bilingual Adoption Counselor needed to help our animals find their 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. Candidate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and work weekday and weekends.  Pay rate $10.00 /hour

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

Full Time Intake Receptionist
Well-organized person needed to arrange and handle appointments, intake animals, interact with public, inventory, accurately enter data into computer, and assist with other animal and public needs as needed. Animal experience, organizational and computer skills, and strong customer service is required. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and bilingual is a plus.
 
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.
 

Full Time Animal Caretakers - Cleaning
The Houston Humane Society is seeking individuals to work in the inside animal adoption areas and outside kennels. Applicants must be willing to perform daily cleaning of the animal housing areas. This includes, but not limited to; moving animals so that rooms and kennels can be cleaned, removing waste, cleaning, disinfecting and drying each room and kennel, providing food and water, replacing bedding and moving animals back into their room or kennel. Applicants must also perform janitorial duties, removing trash, sweeping and moping. Applicants must be able to handle and restrain dogs, cats and small mammals so previous experience working with animals is preferred but not required. Pay rate is $10.00 /hour.
 
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 - Saturday

By Appointment Only

 

 

ADMISSIONS
Monday-Friday 

By Appointment ONLY

 

 

 

CLINIC 

Monday - Sunday

Exams 10:00am-1:30pm

(By Appointment)

 

 

Vaccinations 9:00am-2:30pm

(Please arrive by 

2:00 PM for walk-ins)