Current Job Openings

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Current Paid Positions

Adoptions Program Manager, Full-Time

The Adoptions Manager is responsible for adoptions both on and off site including; ensuring and driving quality customer service for external and internal customers; supervising, training and scheduling adoption staff and volunteers; achieving adoption goals and decreasing animal length of stay. The Adoption Manager oversees all functions of the front desk, is responsible for the implementation of efficiencies which enhance front desk operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure a culture of customer service.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate adoptions staff and volunteers.
  • Develop and maintain efficient interdepartmental procedures and processes.
  • Assist in the creation of adoption promotions and marketing ideas designed to decrease the length of stay for adoptable animals.
  • Adhere to, the Adoptions Department budget.
  • Oversee (and participate in) animal surrender and adoption process, including stray intake from public, Sebastopol and Healdsburg contracts.
  • Maintain communications with outside partners/agencies.
  • Maintain regular reporting schedule to active contracts.
  • Serve as a member of the management team, participating in various leadership meetings and duties as needed.

Click here for a complete job description.

Please submit resume and cover letter including salary requirements to jobs@sonomahumane.org. We are sorry, we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person. All applications should be submitted to the "jobs" email listed above, or mailed to: Sonoma Humane Society, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.

 The Sonoma Humane Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403b retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Animal Care Technician, Full-Time

The Animal Care Technician ensures all sheltered animals are provided the best possible care and attention while housed with the Sonoma Humane Society. Responsibilities include animal care, housing, cleaning, feeding, occasional bathing & grooming, providing environmental enrichment, and record keeping. Performs all the necessary functions in maintaining the shelter in a thoroughly clean and sanitary manner. Assists with the general public as required. 

QUALIFICATIONS:
Six (6) months related animal care experience preferred. Must demonstrate self-motivation, responsibility, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment. The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment is essential. Experience in humane animal handling, restraint and confinement preferred. Knowledge of domestic animal breeds, diseases, health care and behavior a plus. Good oral and written communication skills. Ability to properly lift animals, food, and supplies up to 30 pounds. Must be willing to work flexible days and hours, including evening shifts, weekends and/or holidays. This is a part-time position with weekend hours required.

Click here for a full job description.

Please submit resume and cover letter including salary requirements to jobs@sonomahumane.org. We are sorry, we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person. All applications should be submitted to the "jobs" email listed above, or mailed to: Sonoma Humane Society, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.

 The Sonoma Humane Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403b retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Adoptions Counselor, Part-Time

The Adoptions Counselor is charged with handling all functions at the front desk of the animal shelter including adoptions, both on and off-site, and for ensuring quality customer service for external and internal customers.

Counselors facilitate appropriate adoptions by understanding the needs of animals in the adoption program and matching them with prospective adopters; this includes preparing animals for adoption, interacting with customers, screening potential adopters, explaining organization philosophies, policies and procedures, providing general information and preparing necessary paperwork.

In addition to adoptions, a large portion of their time is spent handling other front desk duties such as intake of stray animals, animal surrenders, transfers, assistance with lost pets, processing occasional cremation requests, promoting and processing training class registrations and gratefully accepting donations. The Adoption Department works closely with the Behavior and Training Department, Shelter Medicine, Foster Department, and volunteers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure a culture of high quality customer service for both internal and external customers.
  • Participate in animal surrender and adoption processes, as well as stray intake from the public.
  • Partner with and supervise volunteers assisting in the department.
  • Provide information to the public on all services and programs of the Sonoma Humane Society, articulating the organization's policies and philosophies in a positive manner.
  • Remain educated and up-to-date on the animals available for adoption.
  • Problem-solve and think creatively to provide a positive outcome for clients and the animals in our care. Diffuse conflict when necessary.
  • Understand animal behavior and common issues in order to make good adoption matches.
  • Monitor the health of adoptable animals, reporting any medical or behavioral problems to the Adoptions Manager or Veterinary Technician.
  • Treat all animals humanely at all times; display kindness, compassion and empathy for both people and animals.
  • Embrace a culture of teamwork and cooperation.
  • Photograph adopters with their new pets, keeping record of positive adoption stories.
  • Interview applicants, review adoption applications, and make decision to finalize or deny adoption. Communicate courteously when denying a request.
  • Maintain efficient interdepartmental procedures and processes.
  • Support outreach and offsite adoption events.
  • Follow up on adoptions via phone after animal has been placed in a new home.
  • Complete opening and closing procedures including running reports and balancing cash drawer.
  • Provide advice to clients having problems with their pet with the goal of keeping the animal in the home.
  • Assist individuals with lost and found pets, creating and checking reports frequently.
  • Process animal cremation requests (may require handling of deceased animals).
  • Assist with cleaning animal areas and equipment as needed.
  • Occasional intake of wildlife.
  • Communicate and partner with other community agencies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Click here for a full job description.

Please submit resume and cover letter including salary requirements to jobs@sonomahumane.org. We are sorry, we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person. All applications should be submitted to the "jobs" email listed above, or mailed to: Sonoma Humane Society, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.

 The Sonoma Humane Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403b retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Veterinarian - Public Hospital, Full-Time

The Sonoma Humane Society (SHS) has an exciting opportunity for a Veterinarian in our AAHA accredited Public Veterinary Hospital.

At the Sonoma Humane Society’s Public Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and providing health-related educational opportunities for our clients.

As the only nonprofit full-service veterinary treatment center in Sonoma County, we provide quality medical care, friendly customer service and an important intrinsic benefit; proceeds from the hospital operation directly support homeless animals in need at the Sonoma Humane Society's shelter.

Summary

The Veterinarian is responsible for providing high quality medical care to patients and coordinating and managing treatments for animals in the care of the Sonoma Humane Society's public hospital.

This position reports directly to the Hospital Director.

Please submit resume and cover letter including salary requirements to jobs@sonomahumane.org.  We are sorry, we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person. All applications should be submitted to the "jobs" email listed above, or mailed to: Sonoma Humane Society, 5345 Hwy 12 W, Santa Rosa CA 95407.  Click here for a detailed job description.

 The Sonoma Humane Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403b retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Public Veterinary Hospital Director

The Sonoma Humane Society (SHS) has an exciting opportunity for a Director of our AAHA accredited Public Veterinary Hospital.

At the Sonoma Humane Society’s Public Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and providing health-related educational opportunities for our clients.

As the only nonprofit full-service veterinary treatment center in Sonoma County, we provide quality medical care, friendly customer service and an important intrinsic benefit; proceeds from the hospital operation directly support homeless animals in need at the Sonoma Humane Society's shelter.

Summary

The Public Hospital Director is the lead veterinarian and is responsible for the daily operations of the veterinary hospital, providing high quality medical care to patients, developing and implementing standards of animal care, and coordinating and managing treatments for animals in the care of the Sonoma Humane Society's public hospital.

This position reports directly to the Executive Director and supervises the Hospital Veterinarian, Contract Veterinarians, and Practice Manager with secondary oversight to the Certified Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Assistants. The Hospital Director is a practicing veterinary manager who balances patient care with oversight of the hospital operation, including goal setting, business and budget management.

Click here for a detailed job description.

Please submit resume and cover letter including salary requirements to jobs@sonomahumane.org. We are sorry, we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person. All applications should be submitted to the "jobs" email listed above, or mailed to: Sonoma Humane Society, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. 

 The Sonoma Humane Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403b retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Development Officer, Major Gifts and Planned Giving

The Sonoma Humane Society, with a longstanding tradition of giving hope to homeless animals, is looking for a Development Officer, Major Gifts and Planned Giving to join our team. We are seeking a highly motivated, qualified and experienced fundraising professional to cultivate and grow our fundraising programs to benefit the animals. If you love animals and people...you will feel right at home in our pack! The position will be based at the Healdsburg Center for Animals with a focus on cultivating donor support for the Sonoma Humane Society and the Healdsburg Center for Animals.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a robust strategic major gift and planned giving program that encourages donor engagement and solicits meaningful gifts.
  • Be an active member of the Development Team, assisting and collaborating on a variety of fundraising activities, outreach events and development projects.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3-5 years of experience in a non-profit organization with a successful fundraising track record.
  • A deep, broad knowledge of development best practices, including identifying, qualifying, and developing relationships with high value donors and prospects.
  • Working knowledge of planned giving strategies and the ability to educate and inform donors about appropriate giving vehicles (such as endowments, donor advised funds, bequests and deferred gifts) as well as a demonstrated interest in inspiring and facilitating planned gifts. 
  • Familiarity with Event Planning.
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge donor management system preferred.
  • Ambitious, persistent, collaborative, with a strong work ethic.
  • Superior customer service skills, both internally and externally.
  • Adaptable and able to work independently and with a team.
  • Strong planning skills and ability to prioritize tasks to achieve goals in a timely manner.
  • Sound judgment and discretion in handling confidential information.
  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively.
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills.

This is a full-time benefited position reporting to the Director of Development. Click here for a detailed job description.

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@sonomahumane.org. All applications should be submitted to the "jobs" email listed above, or mailed to: Sonoma Humane Society, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. 

 The Sonoma Humane Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403b retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Independent Contractor - Dog Training & Behavior Positions

Sonoma Humane Society, located in Santa Rosa, CA, is seeking to fill Independent Contractor Dog Training and Behavior positions. Interested candidates can send a cover letter and resume to jobs@sonomahumane.org and put Independent Contractor Dog Training in the subject line.

Independent Contractor Dog Training may include (but not necessary) public group classes (in a variety of disciplines of your choice: family pet, agility, rally, scenting, etc.), private training, and behavior consultations. HOURS: 5-20 hours per week depending on need and experience.

SALARY: Commission

REPORTS TO: Director of Behavior and Training

APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Until filled

 

Group Class Instructor
Sonoma Humane Society (SHS) classes are comprised of 4-8 students with dogs. All attempts are made to secure assistants for classes. All class supplies, registration, payment, marketing, and class location are provided by SHS.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Teach group dog training classes at Sonoma Humane Society. Classes include but are not limited to force-free puppy, foundation obedience classes (with graduating levels of family pet manners classes), CGC certification, and specialty classes (agility, scenting, rally, etc.)
  • Adhere to positive reinforcement methodology and philosophy. 
  • Provide written notes to clients after each class session. 
  • Submit class paperwork (client profiles, class evaluation, roster, etc.) to SHS Behavior & Training Dept. at the conclusion of each class.
  • Keep training area clean after use (sweep floor, clear room of dirty laundry and trash) and return all equipment and supplies to designated locations. 
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with SHS staff, volunteers, private contractors, and the public at all times. 
  • Provide exemplary customer service.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CPDT-KA, CTC, KPA, DTA, CBA or equivalent certification, or comparable experience; minimum 2 years working with and training dogs and handlers using force-free methods in a professional capacity, and teaching public or volunteer dog training classes. (Applicants with 2 years experience assisting with an established force-free trainer or organization accepted with recommendation).
  • Provide proof of liability insurance with SHS as an additional insured with coverage no less than $1,000,000. (Not necessary for the application process.) 
  • Articulate, well-organized, and able to work independently.
  • Have an email account.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, which includes weekends and evenings.

Private Training and Behavior Consultations
SHS Private Training and Consultations are 1-on-1 with clients and their dogs. All attempts are made to secure assistants where needed. All supplies, registration, payment, marketing, and locations (when appropriate) are provided by SHS.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • 75-minute behavior consultations and 30, 45, and 60-minute private training sessions with SHS clients. Provide a comprehensive analysis of behavioral issues. Find realistic solutions to the issues presented and the client’s concerns.
  • Provide written notes to the client in a timely manner after each session. Provide a report to clients after behavior consultations. 
  • Perform house calls in Sonoma County (not necessary but a plus) and meet with clients at SHS. 
  • Schedule with client when necessary. 
  • Adhere to positive reinforcement methodology and philosophy. 
  • Provide exemplary customer service.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CPDT-KA, CTC, KPA, DTA, CBA or equivalent certification, or comparable experience; minimum 2 years working with and training dogs and handlers using force-free methods in a professional capacity, and teaching public or volunteer dog training classes. (Applicants with 2 years experience assisting with an established force-free trainer or organization accepted with recommendation). 
  • Experience working with clients involving a variety of behavioral concerns such as: multiple dog households, house soiling, puppy issues, basic manners, general anxiety, fear, aggression and separation anxiety (not necessary but a plus), and so on. 
  • Knowledge of dog behavioral and health issues including social development stages, multi-dog households, fear, and aggression.
  • Patient and tactful when interacting with challenging, sensitive, or emotional people and issues. Have strong active listening and communication skills.
  • Provide proof of liability insurance with SHS as an additional insured with coverage no less than $1,000,000. (Not necessary for the application process.) 
  • Articulate, well-organized, and able to work independently. 
  • Have an email account.

Volunteer Positions

To view all of our ongoing volunteer opportunities, click here!

Jr Camp Counselor

Calling all TEENS! Want something fun to do this summer? We have the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!

Become a Jr Camp Counselor, helping our summer camp staff prep, organize and teach children about how the Humane Society helps animals! We're looking for mature older teens, 15–18 yrs old, who have strong leadership and teamwork skills, enjoy working with elementary age children and animals, and like to work in a busy and educational environment. A variety of shifts are available Monday–Friday between 8am–4:30pm from June 5–Aug 11th.

To learn more, click here.

Please contact Beth Karzes, our Humane Education Coordinator, with your availability bkarzes@sonomahumane.org.

 

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