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.

Foster and Rescue Coordinator
It is the responsibility of the Foster and Rescue Coordinator to; work closely with all departments in an attempt to find fosters for underage puppies and kittens, and sick or injured animals that could be cared for in a foster home as well as locate and coordinate rescue and transports for animals to other organizations and to solicit and maintain partnerships with rescue groups. Assist in Adoption and Admission departments when needed.
Duties include but not limited to:
  • Work with multiple departments to evaluate animals that may need to be placed into foster care, send to a rescue group, or transferred to another organization.
  • Ensure all medical requirements and paperwork is completed for the animals that may need to be placed into foster care, sent to a rescue group, or transferred to another organization.
  • Contact, evaluate, and approve Rescue groups for partnership with Houston Humane Society.
  • Create and maintain a Policy & Procedure Manual/Handbooks.
  • Recruit and train volunteers who are interested in the programs.
  • Maintain files, paperwork, and computer records for each program.
  • Maintain good relationships and communication with partners
  • Other duties that may be required.
  • Minimum 2 years of knowledge and experience in an animal care facility preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of animal care and responsibility.
  • Ability to handle a variety of animal breeds and species.
  • Be able to read and write English fluently. Ability to speak Spanish a plus. 
  • Have excellent customer service skills and be able to communicate in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Have good organization skills and the ability to coordinate foster/rescue/transport programs.
  • Have a minimum 1-year experience with basic computer skills to process emails, create training manuals, and post reports. 
  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Be available to work weekends, and special events when scheduled.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $12-$14/hour
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.

Veterinary Technician Supervisor
The purpose of the Veterinary Technician Supervisor is to supervise cross-train and schedule the activities for Veterinary Technicians of the Houston Humane Society (HHS) Community Wellness, Spay/Neuter Clinic, and Intake to ensure that efficiency and needed services to the animals in our shelter and the community are provided as directed by the Medical Director.
To work in concert with the Clinic Operations Manager to oversee the cleanliness and OSHA/DEA compliance of the entire clinic; ensure that veterinary medications and supplies are adequately stocked; ensure medical equipment is regularly services and maintained in good working condition and; to provide a variety of analytical, evaluative, advisory, coordinating, supervisory and technical functions in support of the HHS Veterinary Medical Operations; to see that every animal on the HHS campus have proper medical care, and to ensure all kennels/cages are cleaned in a timely manner.
To project and maintain a positive and professional image to the public about the HHS and its mission.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work with the Medical Director, Clinic Operations Manager, and Human Resource Manager (HRM) to hire and train staff that will ensure the efficient operation of the clinic, surgery, and intake areas. When necessary, step in to help in areas where there is a need.
  • Schedule, supervise, and cross-train veterinary technician staff to ensure that employees are performing their duties efficiently and professionally.
  • Ensure that spay/neuter and clinic services are performed and completed in a timely manner.
  • Make sure that all animals, regardless of location, needing medical treatment, and/or medications have received the daily care they need.
  • Work with the Medical Director, Clinic Operations Manager, and HRM to create Job Descriptions, Training Manuals, and Skill Sheets for all Clinic Technicians, Surgery and Intake Technicians.
  • Work with the employee responsible for receiving and storing supplies. Ensure that all areas have the appropriate amount and type of medications and supplies needed to operate each day.
  • Communicate with clients who have complaints and work to resolve their issues so that a satisfactory solution is reached.
  • All other duties that arise during daily operations to help complete the mission of the Houston Humane Society (HHS).
Qualifications & Skills:
  • Must have an Associate Degree or Higher. A minimum of two years’ experience in a veterinary clinic environment
  • Current License Veterinary Technician Certification from the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
  • Fluently speak, read and write English with some basic computer entry skills required
  • Interact with fellow employees and clients in a professional, courteous, and respectful manner
  • Able to perform the necessary medical tasks required to work as a technician in the clinic. This includes, but is not limited to; examine and assess an animal’s health; perform blood draws; read heartworm and other tests; administer vaccinations; prepare medications prescribed by the veterinarian; communicate with clients about their pet’s health and any instructions they need to be aware of.
  • Able to assist other technicians and veterinarians when needed
  • Able to safely restrain animals during examinations and medical procedures. Ability to lift patients and carry equipment up to 50 lbs. without assistance
  • Able to endure long hours of standing and walking on hard surfaces; extended periods of bending and lifting.
  • Able to work and handle stress in noisy, fast-paced conditions
  • Willing to handle sick, diseased, aggressive, and fearful animals in a safe and humane manner
  • Support the mission and purpose of the Houston Humane Society Clinic which is to provide affordable medical services to the animals in our community and to maintain our image as a professional and caring organization.
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter 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.


The Houston Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.