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.
 

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.
     
Qualifications:
  • 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.
 

Development Manager

The Houston Humane Society is looking for an Development Manager to take responsibility for development, managing, and administering the organizations’ fund development. Under the leadership of the Development Director and Executive Director, the Development 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 Development 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.

 


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.

 Qualifications:

  • 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.

 


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-pace, 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
Qualifications:
  • 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 highly preferred
  • Candidate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and work weekends
  • Intermediate to advance computer use and data entry skills
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $10.00 /hour
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.

 


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 weekdays and weekends.

 

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $10.00 - $10.50 per hour

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

Intake Coordinator
The purpose of the Animal Intake Coordinator is to ensure that all duties required in the Intake Department are performed in an efficient and timely manner, to accept animals surrendered to Houston Humane Society and manage the number of animals accepted each day to ensure all animals can be humanely housed and receive the best possible care, to educate the public about HHS’s surrender policies, and to project a professional, courteous and compassionate manner toward the public.
 
Duties include but not limited to:
  • Set up appointments and assist people who are surrendering their pet(s): Explain Intake procedures, and refer to other agencies if necessary.
  • Maintain paperwork files.
  • Check emails and phone calls.
  • Inventory animal areas to ascertain how many animals we can accept that day.
  • Maintain the Wait List donor base, and update the status of each animal.
  • Maintain Lost and Found communications working toward connecting lost animals with their owners.
  • Closeout and balance transactions with cash/credit cards daily.
  • Other duties as deemed necessary.
 
Qualifications:
  • Must have a minimum High School Diploma or GED. 
  • Able to fluently speak, read, and write English and have experience entering information into computer programs. Able to speak Spanish is preferred but not required.
  • Able to work in an environment that can be emotionally, mentally, and physically demanding.
  • Must have good customer service skills and maintain a professional manner when interacting with the public, volunteers, and other employees.
  • Must be able to perform basic computer skills.
  • Willing and able to handle a variety of animals including animals that have different reactions to new environments, in a safe, humane, and skillful manner.
  • Willing and able to handle animals (up to 50 lbs).
 
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $12.00 /hour
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.
 

The Houston Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Location/Hours

ADDRESS

HOUSTON HUMANE SOCIETY

14700 ALMEDA RD.

HOUSTON, TX 77053

PHONE
713.433.6421


EMAIL

info@houstonhumane.org

 

Houston Humane Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible.  Tax EIN 74-1340341

 

ADOPTIONS 

PHONE 713.341.3301

Monday-Friday 11:00am-6:00pm

 

Saturday - Sunday 11:00am-5:30pm

CLOSING @ 3PM - 11/25

CLOSED - 11/26

 

ANIMAL INTAKE 
Monday-Saturday

By Appointment ONLY

 

CLOSING @ 3PM - 11/25

CLOSED - 11/26

WELLNESS CLINIC 

Monday - Sunday

Exams 9:00am-2:00pm

(By Appointment)

CLOSING @ 3PM - 11/25

CLOSED - 11/26

Vaccinations 

9:00am-3:30pm

(By Appointment)

 

Spay/Neuter Surgeries

Monday - Saturday

By Appointment Only

 

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