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.

 

Current Shelter Job Openings


Assistant Medical Director
The purpose of this position is to serve as Assistant Medical Director at Houston Humane Society and to set standards of care and medical protocol for activities specific to the clinic. The Assistant Medical Director will assist the Medical Director with coordinating roles of the doctors within the clinic and work with them to develop new services and modify or create SOP’s to improve customer service patient’s care.
 
Assistant Medical Director works under the direction of the Medical Director.  Works in conjunction with the Clinic Operations Manager and Veterinary Technician Supervisor.  Medical Directors will recognize non-routine or unusual situations and refer them to the clinic operations manager with recommended solutions.
 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Promote the humane care and treatment of animals at all times, both general public and HHS residents.
  • All duties of a DVM as sanctioned by Texas state law.
  • Assist the Medical Director with assisting the associate veterinarians with completing exams, surgeries, and recommend treatment protocol for patients of HHS according to the guidelines for standards of care in animal shelters. Directs associate veterinarians in roles to best handle clinic daily work flow.
  • Assists with supervising, evaluating and instructing Veterinarians and Veterinary Technician in field diagnosis and treatment for diseases and injuries to animals. 
  • Assist the Medical Director with planning, designing, and implementing animal health quality improvement activities.
  • Assist the Medical Director with developing, reviewing, and/or updating standing orders, animal health care protocols and division policies and procedures as required.
  • Set SOPs for the clinic when multiple methods are available for performing one activity.
  • Enforce safety practices and OSHA standards and reports violations to Clinical Operations Manager when infractions occur.
  • Receive and evaluate requests from associate veterinarians for new pharmaceuticals and equipment and submit such requests to the Medical Director and Clinic Ops Manager.
  • Provide guidance on methods and procedures for reducing the incidence of animal diseases and public health concerns.
  • Plan and conduct continuing animal health education.
  • Assist the Medical Director with overall strategic plan for the clinic operations and profitability with input from veterinarians, staff and management
All other duties that arise in the course of daily operations
 
Qualifications & Skills:
  • 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.
  • Maintains 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.
  • Ability to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl more than 2/3 of the day.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs more than 2/3 of the day, sometimes up to 100 lbs with assistance.                        
  • Ability to effectively use all available resources to provide the best patient care as well as ensure the profitability of the practice
  • Ability to communicate well, provide strong leadership and motivation to direct, guide and assist a group of individuals including effectively solving problems, setting performance standards and monitoring performance
  • Strong communication and client service skills. Considerable tact and diplomacy is required. Ability to greet clients in a professional, friendly, hospitable manner
  • Regular attendance and timeliness are essential
  • Ability to plan and organize all veterinary administration and personnel activities
  • Oversee the preparation, maintenance and disposition of required veterinary records and other correspondence
  • Market the practice as necessary to initiate new programs and educate clients of services available
HHS Benefits offered:
  • Medical Benefits: Health/ Dental/ Vision (after 90 days), Base medical plan free.
  • Pet care discounts: up to $700 annually
  • Employee Discounts
  • Paid Time off: after 6 months
  • 403(b): matching up to 15% of compensation
  • Holiday Pay
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account)
  • Employee Assistance Program
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to kgordon@houstonhumane.org

Director of Community Impact
Position Overview: The Houston Humane Society seeks a dynamic and visionary leader for the role of Director of Community Impact. The Director will be responsible for building community relations with government officials and community leaders and supervising a broad portfolio, including Education, Outreach, Pet Resources, Pets for Life (PFL), Volunteer Engagement, and Veterinary Social Work departments. This role is crucial in ensuring these departments work in harmony, operate efficiently, and align with our overarching vision and goals.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Community Relations Development:
    • Engage with government officials and community leaders to represent and promote our stance on animal welfare.
    • Analyze and address emerging animal welfare issues through strategic policy development.
  • Departmental Supervision & Leadership:
    • Guide the Education, Outreach, Pet Resources, Pets for Life (PFL), and Veterinary Social Work departments towards strategic growth and operational excellence.
    • Foster inter-departmental collaboration to maximize impact.
    • Mentor and develop department leaders, instilling a culture of excellence and improvement.
  • Stakeholder Engagement & Collaboration:
    • Collaborate with external partners and stakeholders to enhance our impact on animal welfare.
    • Represent the organization at key events to advocate for animal welfare policies and initiatives.
  • Program Development & Execution:
    • Develop and refine programs aligned with our vision and mission.
    • Assess and improve the effectiveness of existing programs, ensuring they reflect current best practices.
  • Budgetary & Financial Oversight:
    • Manage departmental budgets, ensuring fiscal responsibility.
    • Oversee grant applications and fundraising efforts for community impact initiatives.
  • Regular Reporting:
    • Prepare detailed reports for the President and CEO on departmental performances and policy progress.
    • Present updates to the leadership team and stakeholders.
  • Continuous Professional Development:
    • Stay informed about trends, research, and best practices in animal welfare and community engagement.
  • Additional Responsibilities:
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the President and CEO.
Supervision:
  • Reports directly to the President and CEO.
  • Supervises various department managers and coordinators.
Qualifications & Skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in policy advocacy, community engagement, or a related field, with a significant portion dedicated to animal welfare.
  • Proven leadership skills and experience managing multidisciplinary teams.
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and strategic thinking skills.
  • Strong relationship-building capabilities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and any relevant supporting documents to kgordon@houstonhumane.org. Please reference "Director of Community Impact Application" in your submission.
 
The Houston Humane Society is an equal-opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from diverse candidates.
 

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, and 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.
  • Prepares and maintains appropriate records.
  • Plans and conducts continuing animal health education.
  • 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 motivation 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.
HHS Benefits offered:
  • $10,000 bonus first year, $10,000 bonus second year
  • Annual CE allowance
  • HHS will pay yearly TVMA, AVMA, and DEA Dues
  • HHS will pay for Texas Veterinary License Fee.
  • Medical Benefits: Health/ Dental/ Vision (after 90 days), Base medical plan free.
  • Pet care discounts: up to $700 annually
  • Employee Discounts
  • Paid Time off: after 6 months
  • 403(b): 100% matched up to15% of Salary
  • Holiday Pay
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account)
  • Employee Assistance Program
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to kgordon@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.
 
HHS Benefits offered:
  • Medical Benefits: Health/ Dental/ Vision (after 90 days), Base medical plan free.
  • Pet care discounts: up to $700 annually
  • Employee Discounts
  • Paid Time off: after 6 months
  • 403(b): matching up to 15% of compensation
  • Holiday Pay
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account)
  • Employee Assistance Program
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.

Adoptions Counselor
 
Position Overview:
It is the responsibility of the Adoption Counselors to;  provide excellent customer service; to ensure that visitors and adopters have a friendly and positive experience when they come to Houston Humane Society (HHS); to educate and promote pet adoptions; to work with Adopters throughout the adoption process so that animals are placed into loving homes; to work with staff, volunteers and the public in a friendly, professional manner and to ultimately support the mission of HHS and its policies.
 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Make sure doors are unlocked at 11:00 am and locked at close of day.
  • Greet Visitors, and explain the adoption process and direct them to the adoption condos and cabanas.
  • Go over and explain the Adoption Application with potential adopters and verify all information on application is true and correct.
  • Complete the process when an animal has been chosen.
  • Coordinate meet and greets with adopters and our animals & meet and greets with adopter’s dogs and HHS dog(s).
  • Process animal and adopter’s paperwork in the Pet Point, Adopets, and AVIMARK systems. 
  • Place correct paperwork on the animals’ kennel, and ensure the animal is moved to the clinic for surgery (if needed).
  • Move dogs & cats to service center, clinic, kennels or recovery area when needed.
  • Recognize when an animal may be sick and inform Adoption Supervisor or Assistant Adoption Supervisor, or the clinic so that the animal may be checked quickly to prevent the spread of disease and illness is kept to a minimum.
  • If animal can go home the same day as the adoption, make sure the animal is up to date on vaccinations etc.
  • When an adopter picks up their animal be able to explain adoption paperwork and medical chart on adopted animals and direct them to the clinic for rabies tag and de-wormer, and other information as needed.
  • When they come back from the clinic, process the adoption fee and any other transactions, provide a receipt and adoption paperwork to the adopter. Then release the animal.
  • Answer phone calls, check messages and respond to emails in the Adoption Department mailbox daily.
  • Take photos of new animals as they arrive in the Adoption Department, download and place in Pet Point under the animals’ record.
  • Ensure that Kennel Cards are made and placed on each animals’ kennel room.
  • Clean kennel cards, along with adopted, stray hold, and other cards which are placed on kennel rooms.
  • Assist with selecting animals for Pet of the Day, TV, YouTube video or slide show.
  • Help customers bring in donations then complete, sign and copy donation receipt.
  • Clean up after animals when necessary.
  • All other duties as requested by the Shelter Director, Shelter Manager, and Adoption Supervisor.
Qualifications & Skills:
  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED.
  • Be able to speak and read English fluently. Spanish as a second language is preferable.
  • Must have a friendly disposition and good communication skills.
  • Must be able to practice excellent customer service.
  • Be able to interact with the public and satisfactorily resolve problem situations, referring to a manager if necessary.
  • Have basic computer skills and the ability to learn and use a variety of shelter data software.
  • Requires good organization skills and the ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Have a minimum 1-year experience handling money, processing credit cards and using cash registers.
  • Ability to close out register and balance cash and credit card transactions with reports.  
  • Be able to follow protocol, procedures and adoption guidelines, making sure to complete all paperwork and tasks.
  • Have a basic understanding of animal care and responsibility.
  • Have a basic understanding of animal handling and behavior.
  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Be able to work well with other staff and volunteers.
  • Willing to support and uphold the mission of the Houston Humane Society and its policies.
HHS Benefits offered:
  • Medical Benefits: Health/ Dental/ Vision (after 90 days), Base medical plan free.
  • Pet care discounts: up to $700 annually
  • Employee Discounts
  • Paid Time off: after 6 months
  • 403(b): matching up to 15% of compensation
  • Holiday Pay
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account)
  • Employee Assistance Program
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 main line 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.
  • Provide callers with directions to facility, and other general information.
  • Give quotes on prices for clinic services.
  • Schedule callers for surgery and other services requested.
  • Direct incoming calls to proper department or individuals within HHS.
  • Check voicemails boxes and return calls when needed.
  • Check email and disperse to proper department or individuals within HHS.
  • Refer Lost and Found animals to the website so callers can submit a report.
  • Work independently to prioritize and complete assigned tasks.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the supervisor.
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 a fast-paced environment that can sometimes be challenging.
  • Must have excellent 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 in order to enter data into veterinary software and other programs.
  • Uphold the mission of the Houston Humane Society and work to maintain a positive image to the community.
Job Type: Full-time
 
HHS Benefits offered:
  • Medical Benefits: Health/ Dental/ Vision (after 90 days), Base medical plan free.
  • Pet care discounts: up to $700 annually
  • Employee Discounts
  • Paid Time off: after 6 months
  • 403(b): matching up to 15% of compensation
  • Holiday Pay
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account)
  • Employee Assistance Program
To be considered, please send your resume to jobs@houstonhumane.org.

Assistant Medical Director
The purpose of this position is to serve as Assistant Medical Director at Houston Humane Society and to set standards of care and medical protocol for activities specific to the clinic. The Assistant Medical Director will assist the Medical Director with coordinating roles of the doctors within the clinic and work with them to develop new services and modify or create SOP’s to improve customer service patient’s care.
 
Assistant Medical Director works under the direction of the Medical Director.  Works in conjunction with the Clinic Operations Manager and Veterinary Technician Supervisor.  Medical Directors will recognize non-routine or unusual situations and refer them to the clinic operations manager with recommended solutions.
 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Promote the humane care and treatment of animals at all times, both general public and HHS residents.
  • All duties of a DVM as sanctioned by Texas state law.
  • Assist the Medical Director with assisting the associate veterinarians with completing exams, surgeries, and recommend treatment protocol for patients of HHS according to the guidelines for standards of care in animal shelters. Directs associate veterinarians in roles to best handle clinic daily work flow.
  • Assists with supervising, evaluating and instructing Veterinarians and Veterinary Technician in field diagnosis and treatment for diseases and injuries to animals. 
  • Assist the Medical Director with planning, designing, and implementing animal health quality improvement activities.
  • Assist the Medical Director with developing, reviewing, and/or updating standing orders, animal health care protocols and division policies and procedures as required.
  • Set SOPs for the clinic when multiple methods are available for performing one activity.
  • Enforce safety practices and OSHA standards and reports violations to Clinical Operations Manager when infractions occur.
  • Receive and evaluate requests from associate veterinarians for new pharmaceuticals and equipment and submit such requests to the Medical Director and Clinic Ops Manager.
  • Provide guidance on methods and procedures for reducing the incidence of animal diseases and public health concerns.
  • Plan and conduct continuing animal health education.
  • Assist the Medical Director with overall strategic plan for the clinic operations and profitability with input from veterinarians, staff and management
All other duties that arise in the course of daily operations
 
Qualifications & Skills:
  • 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.
  • Maintains 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.
  • Ability to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl more than 2/3 of the day.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs more than 2/3 of the day, sometimes up to 100 lbs with assistance.                        
  • Ability to effectively use all available resources to provide the best patient care as well as ensure the profitability of the practice
  • Ability to communicate well, provide strong leadership and motivation to direct, guide and assist a group of individuals including effectively solving problems, setting performance standards and monitoring performance
  • Strong communication and client service skills. Considerable tact and diplomacy is required. Ability to greet clients in a professional, friendly, hospitable manner
  • Regular attendance and timeliness are essential
  • Ability to plan and organize all veterinary administration and personnel activities
  • Oversee the preparation, maintenance and disposition of required veterinary records and other correspondence
  • Market the practice as necessary to initiate new programs and educate clients of services available
HHS Benefits offered:
  • Medical Benefits: Health/ Dental/ Vision (after 90 days), Base medical plan free.
  • Pet care discounts: up to $700 annually
  • Employee Discounts
  • Paid Time off: after 6 months
  • 403(b): matching up to 15% of compensation
  • Holiday Pay
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account)
  • Employee Assistance Program
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to kgordon@houstonhumane.org

Assistant Medical Director
The purpose of this position is to serve as Assistant Medical Director at Houston Humane Society and to set standards of care and medical protocol for activities specific to the clinic. The Assistant Medical Director will assist the Medical Director with coordinating roles of the doctors within the clinic and work with them to develop new services and modify or create SOP’s to improve customer service patient’s care.
 
Assistant Medical Director works under the direction of the Medical Director.  Works in conjunction with the Clinic Operations Manager and Veterinary Technician Supervisor.  Medical Directors will recognize non-routine or unusual situations and refer them to the clinic operations manager with recommended solutions.
 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Promote the humane care and treatment of animals at all times, both general public and HHS residents.
  • All duties of a DVM as sanctioned by Texas state law.
  • Assist the Medical Director with assisting the associate veterinarians with completing exams, surgeries, and recommend treatment protocol for patients of HHS according to the guidelines for standards of care in animal shelters. Directs associate veterinarians in roles to best handle clinic daily work flow.
  • Assists with supervising, evaluating and instructing Veterinarians and Veterinary Technician in field diagnosis and treatment for diseases and injuries to animals. 
  • Assist the Medical Director with planning, designing, and implementing animal health quality improvement activities.
  • Assist the Medical Director with developing, reviewing, and/or updating standing orders, animal health care protocols and division policies and procedures as required.
  • Set SOPs for the clinic when multiple methods are available for performing one activity.
  • Enforce safety practices and OSHA standards and reports violations to Clinical Operations Manager when infractions occur.
  • Receive and evaluate requests from associate veterinarians for new pharmaceuticals and equipment and submit such requests to the Medical Director and Clinic Ops Manager.
  • Provide guidance on methods and procedures for reducing the incidence of animal diseases and public health concerns.
  • Plan and conduct continuing animal health education.
  • Assist the Medical Director with overall strategic plan for the clinic operations and profitability with input from veterinarians, staff and management
All other duties that arise in the course of daily operations
 
Qualifications & Skills:
  • 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.
  • Maintains 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.
  • Ability to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl more than 2/3 of the day.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs more than 2/3 of the day, sometimes up to 100 lbs with assistance.                        
  • Ability to effectively use all available resources to provide the best patient care as well as ensure the profitability of the practice
  • Ability to communicate well, provide strong leadership and motivation to direct, guide and assist a group of individuals including effectively solving problems, setting performance standards and monitoring performance
  • Strong communication and client service skills. Considerable tact and diplomacy is required. Ability to greet clients in a professional, friendly, hospitable manner
  • Regular attendance and timeliness are essential
  • Ability to plan and organize all veterinary administration and personnel activities
  • Oversee the preparation, maintenance and disposition of required veterinary records and other correspondence
  • Market the practice as necessary to initiate new programs and educate clients of services available
HHS Benefits offered:
  • Medical Benefits: Health/ Dental/ Vision (after 90 days), Base medical plan free.
  • Pet care discounts: up to $700 annually
  • Employee Discounts
  • Paid Time off: after 6 months
  • 403(b): matching up to 15% of compensation
  • Holiday Pay
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account)
  • Employee Assistance Program
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to kgordon@houstonhumane.org

Director of Community Impact
Position Overview: The Houston Humane Society seeks a dynamic and visionary leader for the role of Director of Community Impact. The Director will be responsible for building community relations with government officials and community leaders and supervising a broad portfolio, including Education, Outreach, Pet Resources, Pets for Life (PFL), Volunteer Engagement, and Veterinary Social Work departments. This role is crucial in ensuring these departments work in harmony, operate efficiently, and align with our overarching vision and goals.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Community Relations Development:
    • Engage with government officials and community leaders to represent and promote our stance on animal welfare.
    • Analyze and address emerging animal welfare issues through strategic policy development.
  • Departmental Supervision & Leadership:
    • Guide the Education, Outreach, Pet Resources, Pets for Life (PFL), and Veterinary Social Work departments towards strategic growth and operational excellence.
    • Foster inter-departmental collaboration to maximize impact.
    • Mentor and develop department leaders, instilling a culture of excellence and improvement.
  • Stakeholder Engagement & Collaboration:
    • Collaborate with external partners and stakeholders to enhance our impact on animal welfare.
    • Represent the organization at key events to advocate for animal welfare policies and initiatives.
  • Program Development & Execution:
    • Develop and refine programs aligned with our vision and mission.
    • Assess and improve the effectiveness of existing programs, ensuring they reflect current best practices.
  • Budgetary & Financial Oversight:
    • Manage departmental budgets, ensuring fiscal responsibility.
    • Oversee grant applications and fundraising efforts for community impact initiatives.
  • Regular Reporting:
    • Prepare detailed reports for the President and CEO on departmental performances and policy progress.
    • Present updates to the leadership team and stakeholders.
  • Continuous Professional Development:
    • Stay informed about trends, research, and best practices in animal welfare and community engagement.
  • Additional Responsibilities:
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the President and CEO.
Supervision:
  • Reports directly to the President and CEO.
  • Supervises various department managers and coordinators.
Qualifications & Skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in policy advocacy, community engagement, or a related field, with a significant portion dedicated to animal welfare.
  • Proven leadership skills and experience managing multidisciplinary teams.
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and strategic thinking skills.
  • Strong relationship-building capabilities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and any relevant supporting documents to kgordon@houstonhumane.org. Please reference "Director of Community Impact Application" in your submission.
 
The Houston Humane Society is an equal-opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from diverse candidates.
 
 
 

 

 

Current Wildlife Job Openings


Veterinary Technician Assistant
The veterinary technician assistant provides support for the veterinary staff including the veterinarians and the veterinary technicians. There are many tasks in the wildlife rehabilitation hospital that are not part of everyday tasks in dog and cat hospitals. For example, when animals are admitted in a clutch or a litter, they need to be identified so that they can be followed throughout their stay within the hospital and rehabilitation facility. There are different identification methods that are employed with wild animals depending on the species admitted that require specialized training. Further, all of this information must go into the database succinctly and accurately. Other tasks include restraint of animals while specific procedures are carried out, certain medications are being administered, when gavage-feeding a patient or even when cleaning out the enclosure. It is imperative that handling time for all patients, and especially critically ill patients, be minimized as much as possible to decrease morbidity and mortality of these patients.  These supporting tasks are time consuming but do not require a medical degree. The efficiency of the veterinary team is expanded when having support personnel whose responsibility is to complete these types of tasks.
The Veterinary Technician Assistant will perform daily tasks to assist other Veterinary Staff in the care and treatment of our wildlife patients.
 
 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide care to patients in the critical care, including:
    • Cleaning cages
    • Perform food preparation tasks for the large variety of diet items necessary.
    • Wash and sterilize food bowls and feeding equipment including feeding tubes and syringes.
    • Insect husbandry 
    • Enclosure set-up
  • Place patients with the Wildlife Rehabilitation Department or home-based rehabilitators as directed.
  • Consistently and accurately complete the patient’s record, transcribing and documenting examination results, care administered, and custody information using the WRMD online wildlife medical database and record keeping software.
  • Responsible for vet room/critical care room maintenance including general cleaning and replenishing supplies.
  • Must maintain an appropriate Hospital environment and enforce protocols with others (quiet, low stress for patients).
  • Other duties as assigned by Veterinary technician, Veterinarian and Hospital Manager.
  • Effectively communicate with staff members and volunteers.
  • Maintain a safe and professional working environment.
  • Observe animal appearance and activity for general physical condition, obvious signs of illness, disease and discontent.
  • Report signs of illness, disease, injury or unusual activity to veterinarian or veterinary technicians.
  • Restrain patients as required.
  • Under the supervision of veterinarians or technicians, assist with the administration of medications, postoperative care or preparation of samples for laboratory examination, collect specimens, clean instruments, and fill prescriptions as authorized.
  • Ensure that cages and animals are properly numbered and identified.
  • Clean, disinfect, maintain cages, aviaries, stalls, kennels and enrichment items as often as needed.
  • Perform general cleaning of other areas in the hospital to control the spread of disease.
Controls Over Work:
The veterinary assistant will work under the direct supervision of the veterinary technicians and the veterinarians, who will indicate general assignments, limitations and priorities. Practitioners and technicians provide specific instructions in giving medications, feeding specific diets, or following special cage setup procedures or quarantine procedures. Recurring assignments are performed independently. Deviations or unfamiliar situations are referred to the veterinary technicians.
 
Skills and Knowledge:
  • Apply knowledge and skills in appropriately restraining/handling individual species and individual patient temperaments.
  • Ability to gain confidence becoming comfortable with appropriate restraint for individual species when restraining for treatments or other procedures.
  • Knowledge of proper methods of animal restraint for a wide variety of species.
  • Ability to use cleaning materials and equipment with skill and efficiency.
  • Ability to perform moderately heavy physical labor.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written direction.
  • Knowledge of WRMD database.
  • Knowledge of basic natural history of the most common species we admit into the hospital.
Requirements:
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  •  A minimum of 1 year of working experience in service industry, veterinary field or similar. Volunteer hours may count as experience.
  • Animal handling experience: 1 year minimum.
  • Must have your own reliable transportation.
  • Possess strong communication skills and be able to work as part of a TEAM.
  • Responsible, trustworthy, and motivated multitasker.
  • Ability to take direction and constructive criticism well.
  •  Ability to be productive, efficient and respectful during high stress periods.
  • Calm demeanor with a positive attitude under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to face urgent life or death situations almost daily including handling the emotional aspects of euthanasia.
  • Must be able to perform basic mathematical computations including fractions and percentages.
  • Work will often require: standing, bending, stooping, lifting (must be able to lift 30lbs), climbing ladders, and reading small text.
  • Capable of rigorous indoor and outdoor work.
  • Leadership and people skills to motivate volunteers to complete tasks.
  • Comfortable preparing and working with insects and carcasses.
  • Comfortable working with and around needles.
Qualifications (Preferred):
  • Veterinary Assistant Experience: 1 year (Preferred).
  • Experience working with wildlife.
Shift Hours:
  • Required - Must be available to work 40 hours per week.
  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays.
  • Must complete all training and attend any scheduled meetings.
  • Preferred candidates will also be available to work evenings.
HHS Benefits offered:
  • Medical Benefits: Health/ Dental/ Vision (after 90 days)
  • Pet care discounts: up to $700 annually
  • Employee Discounts
  • Paid Time off: after 6 months
  • 403(b): matching up to 15% of compensation.
  • Holiday Pay
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account)
  • Employee Assistance Program
Changing Office Locations:
The HHS TWRC Wildlife Center will be changing locations to a new and improved building in 2024. The new location will be 3100 W. Fuqua Street, Houston, TX 77045. All employees must be willing to work at the current location and switch to the new location after the move.
 
Send additional documents including resumes and cover letters to iballiache@houstonhumane.org.
 

Seasonal Wildlife Rehabilitation Technician
The Houston Humane Society Wildlife Center is committed to providing quality emergency care and rehabilitation for injured, ill, and orphaned wildlife brought to us by the public in the Houston area. Our organization has several seasonal openings for Technicians in our Wildlife Rehabilitation Department. Animals in this department currently include, but are not limited to - squirrels, opossums, doves, and songbirds.  We will be expanding soon to include turtles, rabbits, ducks, aquatic birds, and raptors. 
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Animal husbandry including: feeding and weighing animals, cleaning enclosures, monitoring behavior and providing enrichment activities.
  • Learn and implement patient care protocols by species.
  • Medical work including: stabilizing patients, tube feeding, stethoscope use, administering oral and subcutaneous fluids, medical care, and record keeping.
  • Safely handle and work with all animals admitted, excluding rabies vector species.
  • Make sure animal feeding schedules are adhered to.
  • General cleaning duties including dishes, laundry, bathrooms, trash, sweeping, and mopping.
  • Assist in training and task assignments of volunteers and interns.
  • Effectively communicate with HHS Wildlife Center staff members, interns, and volunteers.
  • Maintain a safe and professional working environment.
  • Ability to pivot at the last minute as wildlife rehabilitation has many unexpected events.
Required Qualifications:
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must have your own reliable transportation.
  • College degree or equivalent workplace experience.  
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Responsible, trustworthy, and motivated multitasker.
  • Respectful and calm demeanor with a positive attitude under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to face urgent life or death situations almost daily including handling the emotional aspects of euthanasia.
  • Must be able to perform basic mathematical computations including fractions and percentages.
  • Work will often require: standing, bending, stooping, lifting (must be able to lift 30lbs), climbing ladders, and reading small text.
  • Capable of rigorous indoor and outdoor work, as many of our patients are outside.
  • Ability to work with volunteers in a friendly and professional manner, while ensuring they complete assigned tasks.
  • Comfortable preparing and working with insects and carcasses.
  • Comfortable working with and around needles.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in this field is not required, but some animal-related experience is preferred. We are willing to train qualified and committed candidates.
  • Have a degree in or be working towards a degree in biology, zoology, wildlife & fisheries, or related.
  • Ability to administer subcutaneous injections.
  • Knowledge of Wildlife Rehabilitation, MD software. 
  • Ability to build and/or repair caging. 
Time Commitment:
  • Position is seasonal and typically lasts from February to October.
  • Must be available to work 30-40 hours per week.
  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays.
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule to accommodate the influx of animals during certain times of the year. Shifts may start as early as 4:45 am and end as late as 12 AM.
  • Must complete all training and attend any scheduled meetings.
  • No number of hours per week is guaranteed.
Changing Office Locations:
The HHS Wildlife Center will be changing locations to a new and improved building in 2024. The new location will be 3100 W. Fuqua Street, Houston, TX 77045. All employees must be willing to work at the current location and switch to the new location after the move.
 
Send additional documents including resumes and cover letters to tgallardo@houstonhumane.org
 

Part-Time Admissions Specialist
Since 1979, the HHS Wildlife Center has been committed to providing quality emergency care and
rehabilitation for injured, ill, and orphaned wildlife, with the goal of releasing our patients back into the
wild. The Admissions Specialist is responsible for intaking animals for our Wildlife Hospital, which takes
in wildlife brought to us by the general public and answering incoming phone calls.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 
Daily
  • Admit patients, injured or orphaned wildlife, that are brought into the Center following strict protocols.
  • Answer hotline calls to determine if an animal needs to be brought in, left alone, or referred to another provider.
  • Utilize the Rescuer Appointment Sheet and other admissions documents
  • Utilize admissions GroupMe chats for staff communication
  • Keep the center clean and organized (utilizing volunteer/intern help)
  • Recording call data As needed
  • Maintain an appropriate environment and enforce protocols with others (quiet, low-stress for patients)
  • Effectively communicate with HHS Wildlife Center staff members, interns, and volunteers
  • Maintain a safe and professional working environment
  • Other duties as assigned by the Admissions Manager
Qualifications:
  • College Diploma (required)
  • Previous experience working in an office setting (experience working in a non-profit organization preferred)
  • Must have reliable transportation
Skills:
  • Spanish speaking preferred
  • Must possess a positive and inviting demeanor that makes rescuers feel welcome and appreciated
  • Ability to work productively in a fast-paced & high volume environment with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to maintain a calm, respectful, and professional (yet assertive) demeanor when dealing with difficult situations involving the public
  • Must be well-organized and able to effectively manage multiple tasks, projects, and responsibilities
  • Must possess problem-solving skills and take initiative when issues arise
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups of people
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to stand, bend, stoop, lift up to 30 lbs, climb a step ladder, and read small text.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these duties
  • Must be proficient in basic computer applications, including Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Publisher)
Shift Hours:
  • Required - must be available to work 29 hours per week.
  • Must be able to work on the weekends
  • Expected schedule including holidays: (Subject to change)
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday - Monday
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Friday - Monday
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday - Monday
  • Willingness to adjust hours to accommodate the needs of the job
  • Must attend any scheduled meetings
Changing Office Locations:
The HHS Wildlife Center will be changing locations to a new and improved building in late 2024. The new
location will be 3100 W. Fuqua Street, Houston, TX 77045. All employees must be willing to work at the
current location and switch to the new location after the move.
 
Send additional documents including resumes and cover letters to cgreen@houstonhumane.org
 

Office Manager
The Office Manager is a very important position at HHS Wildlife Center. They work together with the Wildlife Director and Wildlife Deputy Director to help keep the center running smoothly. It requires a self-motivated person who can work independently and with others, prioritize multiple ongoing projects, and produce quality work.  
 
Primary Responsibilities:
Assist Directors
  • Schedule meetings

  • Send emails as requested by the directors

  • Return calls for the directors when needed

  • Take minutes at all meetings

  • Assist with events and presentations

Employee Onboarding and Appreciation
  • New Staff
    • Create a folder for each new staff member with onboarding paperwork
    • Order name badges, desk plates, and business cards for indicated new staff
    • Input new staff into the time clock
    • Enter the desired alarm code for new staff
    • Distribute keys and obtain a signed key agreement
  • Track birthdays and anniversaries of all staff to notify directors
  • Help the director plan quarterly staff meetings
  • Update organizational chart and distribute to interested parties
  • Add requested job openings on sites such as LinkedIn and NWRA
  • Keep the center schedule updated
Technical Assistance
  • Contact IT at HHS with phone, credit card machine, and computer issues
  • Contact Comcast when the internet is not working
Fundraising
  • Process Friends of the Forest donations and produce personalized nameplates
  • Process Adoption and Animal donations
    • Keep the website up-to-date
    • Send adoption packages
    • Update adoption packages regularly to hold audience interest
Financial
  • Check the mail and distribute as needed (record all donations made via mail)
  • Remove all donations & sales from the safe and update the official record
  • Daily reconciliation of Lightspeed to donations & sales
  • Record all cash and credit card donations and send them to HHS weekly
  • Compile a weekly deposit to be taken to the bank
  • Send all In Honor of and In Memory of donations to the HHS representative
  • Process and report on in-kind donations
  • Review and record all expenses (send hard copies to the accountant at HHS)
    • Input all expenses into software for wildlife center internal reporting
    • Code expense reports
Payroll
  • Make time adjustments (as needed)
  • Ensure all time/hours have been approved by managers at the end of every pay period
  • Ensure all exceptions on ADP have been cleared at the end of every pay period
  • At the end of the pay period, report that time has been reviewed
Miscellaneous
  • Contact vendors with pertinent issues
  • Keep office supplies stocked
  • Maintain City of Houston permits
  • Assist other staff when needed
  • Other duties as assigned by the director
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Previous experience working in an office setting (experience working in a non-profit
  • organization preferred)
  • Must be proficient in basic computer applications, including Microsoft Office
  • applications (Excel, Word, Publisher)
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • QuickBooks experience preferred
  • Knowledge of accounting, data, and administrative management practices and procedures
  • Must possess a positive and inviting demeanor that makes people feel welcome and appreciated
  • Ability to work productively in a fast-paced & high-volume environment with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to maintain a calm, respectful, and professional (yet assertive) demeanor when
  • dealing with difficult situations involving the public
  • Must be well-organized and able to effectively manage multiple tasks, projects, and
  • responsibilities
  • Must possess problem-solving skills and take initiative when issues arise
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups of people
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to stand, bend, stoop, lift up to 30 lbs, climb a step ladder, and read small text (reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these duties)
Shift Hours:
  • Required - must be available to work 40 hours per week
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday
  • Ability to work on weekends when needed
  • Willingness to adjust hours to accommodate the needs of the job
  • Must attend any scheduled meetings
Changing Office Locations:
 
The HHS Wildlife Center will be changing locations to a new and improved building in late 2024. The new
location will be 3100 W. Fuqua Street, Houston, TX 77045. All employees must be willing to work at the
current location and switch to the new location after the move.
 
HHS Benefits offered:
  • Medical Benefits: Health/ Dental/ Vision (after 90 days), Base medical plan free.
  • Pet care discounts: up to $700 annually
  • Employee Discounts
  • Paid Time off: after 6 months
  • 403(b): matching up to 15% of compensation
  • Holiday Pay
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account)
  • Employee Assistance Program
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to kmalan@houstonhumane.org.
 

 


 

 

 

The Houston Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.