Current Job Openings

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Current Paid Positions

Adoptions/Animal Care Technician, Part-Time

The Sonoma Humane Society has a longstanding tradition of giving hope to homeless animals and we're seeking an Adoptions/Animal Care Technician to work part-time at our Healdsburg Center. 

Come and join our team!  This is an exciting opportunity to work for an organization voted Best Nonprofit, Best Animal Adoption Center, and Best Charity Event (Wags, Whiskers & Wine) in Sonoma County by the North Bay Bohemian!  We are passionate and dedicated to bringing people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love.  Serving our community since 1931, the Sonoma Humane Society is a donor supported safe haven for animals.  If you love animals and people...you will feel right at home in our pack!

The Sonoma Humane Society is seeking a part-time Adoption/Animal Care Technician to assist in providing high quality, humane animal care and housing for our shelter animals.  The Adoption/Animal Care Technician will be integral in the Sonoma Humane Society's mission to ensure that every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care at the Healdsburg Center for Animals. 

The Adoption/Animal Care Technician is responsible for facilitating 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. Adoption/Animal Care Technicians are responsible for cleaning and feeding the shelter animals, monitoring their wellbeing, providing environmental enrichment and other duties as assigned.  They also process animal surrenders, intake stray animals and transfers, assist with lost pets, process occasional cremation requests, promote training and gratefully accept donations.

Click here for complete job description.

Please submit resume and cover letter with 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.

Foster Care Coordinator, Part-Time

The Sonoma Humane Society has a longstanding tradition of giving hope to homeless animals and we're seeking a Foster Care Coordinator to work part-time.  The part-time position would include 15 hours per week (flexible hours).

Come and join our team!  This is an exciting opportunity to work for an organization voted Best Nonprofit, Best Animal Adoption Center, and Best Charity Event (Wags, Whiskers & Wine) in Sonoma County by the North Bay Bohemian!  We are passionate and dedicated to bringing people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love.  Serving our community since 1931, the Sonoma Humane Society is a donor supported safe haven for animals.  If you love animals and people...you will feel right at home in our pack!

The Foster Care Coordinator will be responsible for managing the flow, placement and return of our foster and fospice animals as well as recruiting, nurturing and educating our volunteer foster caregivers.

Duties and Responsibilities – Foster Care Coordinator

  • Coordinate the transfer of animals to appropriate foster homes.
  • Provide basic medical care and behavioral enrichment for the shelter animals.
  • Work with foster team members and other SHS departments to keep the program running smoothly.
  • Maintain appropriate volunteer records and database.
  • Maintain and enhance volunteer communications and updates through email, telephone, in person and through written correspondence.
  • Respond to foster parents in a timely fashion.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – Foster Care Coordinator

  • Experience working with companion animals.
  • Knowledge of cat and dog health and behavior issues, particularly those common in a shelter environment.
  • Excellent management and organizational skills, including coordination of volunteer and staff activities.
  • Ability to be patient and tactful when interacting with challenging, sensitive or emotional people and issues.

Qualifications

  • Must hold a valid CA driver’s license, have dependable transportation and be able to provide proof of insurability.

Click here to read the full job description.

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary history 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 - Sonoma Humane Society, Full-time

Come live and work where the rest of the country vacations!  Beautiful Sonoma County is the perfect location to call home.  San Francisco, Napa and an array of beautiful beaches are an easy day trip and Tahoe is close enough for a weekend getaway!  The Sonoma Humane Society has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Associate Veterinarian in our AAHA accredited Public 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.  We believe in working with our clients to provide the highest level of medical care to their pets.  We promote preventative care, dentals and the human-animal bond.  We also encourage a work/life balance for our team members.  Our full-time team members receive a complete benefits package, rotating half-days on Saturdays and we make leaving on time a goal!

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.  We have a team of support staff, including RVTs, highly qualified assistants and caring receptionists to help the Veterinarians provide high quality care.

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, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.  Click here for a complete 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.

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.

Registered Veterinary Technician, Part-Time

The Sonoma Humane Society has a longstanding tradition of giving hope to homeless animals and we're seeking an experienced Registered Veterinary Technician to work part-time.  The part-time position would include 2 days per week, 8 hours per day on Wednesdays and Sundays in our Shelter Hospital to help us further our mission.

Come and join our team!  This is an exciting opportunity to work for an organization voted Best Nonprofit, Best Animal Adoption Center, and Best Charity Event (Wags, Whiskers & Wine) in Sonoma County by the North Bay Bohemian!  We are passionate and dedicated to bringing people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love.  Serving our community since 1931, the Sonoma Humane Society is a donor supported safe haven for animals.  If you love animals and people...you will feel right at home in our pack!

Summary

The Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in the Shelter Medicine department is responsible for delivering compassionate nursing care while presenting a positive and professional image when dealing with public.  The RVT will be knowledgeable and proficient in all tasks required by a licensed RVT and have a broad knowledge and understanding of animal science, medicine, and husbandry, including a basic knowledge of pharmacology and sufficient mathematical skills to ensure the administration of accurate drug and fluid doses. The RVT must be able to successfully restrain animals, complete clinical laboratory tests, use multiple radiology techniques, administer and monitor animals under anesthesia, assist in surgery, and perform dental procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promote a positive attitude among staff and assist other employees as needed.
  • Be prepared to handle any pet or facility emergency that may arise, including dog or cat fights, choking or strangulating animals, and facility fire or weather-related emergencies. Follow contingency plans.
  • Maximize patients’ comfort with a gentle and reassuring manner. Understand that actions that would constitute animal cruelty under state or local laws or the practice’s policies will be grounds for immediate reprimand and/or termination.
  • Monitor changes in patients’ conditions. Alert doctors to significant changes.
  • Strictly follow isolation and contagious disease protocols.
  • Assist with euthanasia procedures as per Sonoma Humane Society policies & California Laws.
  • Provide basic life support, including CPR, airway maintenance, and oxygen therapy.
  • Monitor patients’ recoveries. Protect patients from aspiration and hypothermia. Maintain surgery logs with patients’ names, doctors’ names, procedures performed, types and amounts of pre-anesthetic and anesthetic agents, and surgical times.
  • Keep controlled drugs secured to meet Drug Enforcement Agency and state board specifications.
  • Perform dental extractions under the direction of attending doctors.  Ensure full root removals or report incomplete extractions.
  • Monitor surgical patients by tracking anesthetic depths, heart rates, respiratory rates, temperatures, pulse oximetry, and ECGs during anesthetic procedures.
  • Receive and stock supplies matching to invoices.  Report all shortages, overages, and damaged goods.
  • Ensure that medical supplies are always available; regularly check for outdated supplies and remove and replace as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledgeable and proficient in all tasks required for RVT licensure.
  • Ability to successfully restrain animals, complete clinical laboratory tests, and use multiple radiology techniques
  • Ability to handle stress and pressure with poise and tact.
  • Ability to lift pets and objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance. Assist in lifting patients weighing more than 50 pounds.

Qualifications:

  • Current and valid California Registered Veterinary Technician license.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with animals.
  • Be willing and available to stay late or through breaks, when needed, to assist with emergency or critical-care patients.

Click here for a complete job description.

If you would like to make a critical difference for animals in need of a second chance, are guided by compassion and driven to affect change, one life at time, please submit your resume and cover letter with 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 West, Santa Rosa, CA 95407. 

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.

Veterinary Assistant, Part-Time

The Sonoma Humane Society has a longstanding tradition of giving hope to homeless animals and we're seeking an experienced Veterinary Technician to work part-time.  The part-time position would include 1 day per week, 8 hours per day on Tuesdays.

Come and join our team!  This is an exciting opportunity to work for an organization voted Best Nonprofit, Best Animal Adoption Center, and Best Charity Event (Wags, Whiskers & Wine) in Sonoma County by the North Bay Bohemian!  We are passionate and dedicated to bringing people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love.  Serving our community since 1931, the Sonoma Humane Society is a donor supported safe haven for animals.  If you love animals and people...you will feel right at home in our pack!

The Veterinary Assistant is responsible for providing high quality, humane animal care while maintaining the highest standard of medical care for a busy shelter clinic. The Shelter Medicine department is integral in the Sonoma Humane Society's mission to ensure that every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care.  The Veterinary Assistant will be responsible for assisting with appointments and exams, monitoring animals under anesthesia, recovering animals from anesthesia, delivering treatments and vaccines to animals, restraining animals, and other tasks as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Veterinarian and Animal Care staff with examinations, treatments, anesthetic procedures and associated record keeping for all animal patients.
  • Assist doctor in appointment or surgery room.
  • Clean and disinfect animal areas as necessary to maintain a safe and sanitary environment.
  • Assist with euthanasia’s in accordance with Society policies & California laws.
  • Handle stress and pressure with poise while working in a high pace working environment.

Always strive to work with the 5 freedoms of animal welfare in mind:

Freedom from hunger or thirst by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigor

Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area

Freedom from pain, injury or disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment

Freedom to express (most) normal behavior by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind

Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of medications including controlled drugs.
  • Provide excellent customer service both internally and externally.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years’ experience working in a veterinary practice or exceptionally mature and hard-working attitude.

Click here for a complete job description.

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary history 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.

Lead Veterinary Assistant - Public Hospital

The Sonoma Humane Society has a longstanding tradition of giving hope to homeless animals and we're seeking an experienced Lead Veterinary Assistant to work full-time in our Public Hospital. 

Come and join our team!  This is an exciting opportunity to work for an organization voted Best Nonprofit, Best Animal Adoption Center, and Best Charity Event (Wags, Whiskers & Wine) in Sonoma County by the North Bay Bohemian!  We are passionate and dedicated to bringing people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love.  Serving our community since 1931, the Sonoma Humane Society is a donor supported safe haven for animals.  If you love animals and people...you will feel right at home in our pack!

The Lead Veterinary Assistant duties include but may not be limited to keeping accurate medical records, clerical work, client education, promotion of hospital products and services, and support of the Veterinarians, Practice Manager, and other team members.  This position requires practical knowledge of hospital procedures, policies and services, client and patient interaction protocols, word processing, and standard procedures, records and terminology used in the veterinary hospital.  The Lead Veterinary Assistant is the Veterinarian’s primary support, assisting in patient restraint, routine laboratory test setup, nursing care and triage/discharge of patients.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Veterinarian staff with examinations, treatments, anesthetic procedures and associated record keeping for all animal patients.
  • Assist doctor in appointment or surgery room.
  • Blood draw skills required.
  • Catheter placement in animals.
  • Monitoring and recovering animals under anesthesia.
  • Assist with ordering and receiving hospital supplies.
  • Assist with position and taking radiographs.
  • Field questions and inquiries about services, triage, and products.
  • Provide knowledgeable advice concerning the care and treatment of animals.
  • Know common drugs and protocols and be able to explain them to clients.
  • Admit & discharge patients following hospital policy and veterinarian’s orders, ensuring that patients are well groomed and in a medically appropriate state.
  • Conduct oneself in a confident and professional manner even when stressed and/or focused on individual tasks.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of domestic animal breeds, diseases, health care and basic animal behavior.
  • Enjoy working will people as much as animals.
  • Ability to properly lift animals, food, and supplies up to 50 pounds.
  • Experience with Infinity/Impro Med a plus

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Three years’ veterinary experience
  • Willingness to work flexible days and hours, including evening shifts and Saturdays

Click here for complete job description.

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary history 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.

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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