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Who we are

Established in 1888, the mission of the Louisiana SPCA is to promote, protect and advance the well-being of Louisiana's companion animals. 

 

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 Employment Opportunities

The Louisiana SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and has a rich benefits program including medical benefits and 401K. To report any issues with the online application process, or for special assistance, please contact info@la-spca.org

Job Opportunities

Humane Law Enforcement Field Supervisor

Community Clinic Supervisor (Veterinary Technician)

Humane Law & Recue Officer

Veterinary Technician (Community Clinic)

NO Fleas - Retail Associate

Volunteer Program Associate 

Community & Youth Programs Specialist

Humane Law Enforcement Field Supervisor

Overview of the Job:   

Recommends and takes action including continuous improvements for all programs related to Humane Law Enforcement.  Regularly reviews and assists in updating the department's guidelines assuring compliance with local, state and federal regulations and the mission of the Organization. Directly supervises the HLE Officers in the field, and oversees all aspects of the field team's work; The HLE Supervisor will also educate the public on humane pet ownership, and promotes and supports the LA/SPCA's programs and mission. 

 

Success Criteria & Essential Skills:   

  • Ensures quality care is provided to patrons, visitors, staff and volunteers.
  • Manages and oversees the team, including scheduling to provide coverage where needed; Assists the team in situations requiring immediate problem solving; 
  • Reviews court case files and assists HLE Officers with court preparation including responding to and submitting records related to cases;
  • Ensures SOP's are current, updated and communicated to the team, staff, and volunteers; Provides SOP's for staff and volunteer training;
  • Monitors training needs and development plans for new and existing staff. Recommends development for team and volunteers to ensure continuous improvement in the performance of their duties;
  • Ensures LA/SPCA performance standards are being met and adhered to. Keeps team members updated on changes and future plans of the organization;
  • Directs and supervises the team, and volunteers in the performance of their duties;
  • Coaches staff by providing regular, ongoing feedback and timely performance evaluations;
  • Assures staff are trained and coached to a level necessary to achieve mission and goals;
  • Develops annual timelines, procedures, and goals to be accomplished. Provides guidance and support for the team to meet goals and provides resolutions for problems or staff issues;
  • Prepares and submits weekly and monthly department reports and metrics;
  • Monitors safety compliance;
  • Ensures animals are handled humanely and appropriately by clients, employees, and volunteers;
  • Treats all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance and promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals;
  • Maintains a professional and friendly demeanor and provides excellent customer service;
  • Works courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers;
  • May require to attend training to become certified in euthanasia and perform euthanasia requests;
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding all cases;
  • Perform all other duties as necessary and required;

Education, Experience, Skills & Minimum Qualifications:   

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. required, bachelor's degree or some college preferred
  • 1-2 years' experience managing others including hiring, discipline and performance management;
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and collaborative skills.
  • Must have a valid State of Louisiana driver's license.
  • Demonstrated personal communication skills to include public speaking, skill in writing and editing, and ability to articulate law and procedures orally in a clear and understandable manner.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including Microsoft office (word, excel, powerpoint).
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and substance screening.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Expected to work extended hours during emergencies and weather events. Ability to work weekends and holidays and maintain a 24 hr. on call status as needed.

  

Physical Requirements:   

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping. 
  • Should not be allergic to animals or nut products; must be able to work around all animals, including wildlife.
  • Must be able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants.

 

Working Conditions:   

  • Works in areas with high noise levels. 
  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches.
  • Works outdoors in extreme weather conditions.

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Community Clinic Supervisor (Veterinary Technician)

Overview of the Job:

The job will direct, plan, coordinate and perform a variety of duties to support and promCoote animal welfare and client education. This position supports the Medical Manager and will ensure quality care for our patients, and implementing greater efficiency technical and administrative processes. 

 

Success Criteria & Essential Skills:

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment with a diverse group of employees and clients and supervise a team of technicians in the Community Clinic (Wellness, Spay/Neuter, Heartworm Treatment, Dentals, and Shelter);
  • Monitor veterinary technician staff periodically throughout the day, encourage productivity, and manage daily performance including successful handling of disciplinary issues with the Medical Manager;
  • Develop skills and oversee the training of technicians;
  • Attend and represent management at technician meetings;
  • Develop and oversee compliance of daily, weekly, monthly to-do lists for technician staff;
  • Ensure all technicians follow proper safety procedures;
  • Ability to successfully communicate with diverse range of customers;
  • Ability to quickly grasp and master technology advancements, systems and methods of veterinary care and practice;
  • Deliver excellent customer service and be able to speak effectively before small groups of customers and employees;
  • Ability to graciously deal with client complaints and billing questions;
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as patient charts, vaccine histories, medical labels, safety, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Maintain proper medical record keeping for shelter patients in Pet Point and Community Clinic patients in E-vet;
  • Maintain medical equipment per manufactures instructions;
  • Maintain daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly/yearly inventory of medical supplies and equipment;
  • Verify delivery of all medical supplies and equipment;
  • Be cross trained and able to assist in scheduling, data entry, and intake/discharge;
  • Maintain an effective employee-management communication;
  • Act as a liaison between the Medical Manager and team members;
  • Support the management team in all aspects to staff;
  • Work habits include regular attendance, teamwork, initiative, dependability, and promptness;
  • Treat all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance
  • Position is considered "Essential" in emergencies and/or disaster situations;
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases;
  • Assist and fill in and perform other duties as needed and assigned;

 

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma.
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university preferred but not required; or two-three years related experience as a technician in a leadership/management role and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must demonstrate desire to continue learning in veterinary medicine, care and office skills.
  • Proficiency with the Internet, Microsoft Office, Pet Point, E-vet, or any other veterinary practice software preferred.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to demonstrate mastery of all routine technician skills such as:
  • Client Communication/Education
  • Animal Handling/Catheter Placement/Injections
  • Assist Veterinarians/Exam Room Protocol
  • Laboratory/Digital Radiography Procedures
  • Medication Preparation
  • Surgical Assistance/Hospitalized Patient Care
  • Safety Protocols and Cleaning Standards
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment substance screening

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping.
  • Should not be allergic to animals or have nut allergies; must be able to work around all animals.

 

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to report to work as early as 6:00am and end as late as 7:00pm, weekends and holidays.
  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches.
  • Works in an area with a high noise level.
  • Must be able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping.

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Humane Law & Rescue Officer

Overview of the Job:

As a nonprofit organization, we are dedicated to the elimination of animal suffering and have been committed to serving the needs of the people and animals in New Orleans and across the region for more than 130 years.  This key role is responsible for investigating complaints of neglect/cruelty to animals. The role enforces Orleans Parish municipal ordinances by issuing citations and providing courtroom evidence and testimony. The HLE officer also humanely captures stray and sick/injured companion animals. All HLE Officers are advocates for promoting the LA/SPCA's programs, services and mission and educating the public on how to be responsible and humane pet owners.

Success Criteria & Essential Skills:

  • Personal integrity is essential for this role as the job incumbent will model the organization's values and mission during the investigation of cruelty complaints and humane law call outs and investigations of complaints of cruelty and/or neglect of animals;
  • Excellent written and report writing skills to initiate and maintain accurate animal intake and inventory, investigation reports, case files (reports, pictures, sketches etc.), citations and courtroom testimony;
  • Self-confident, the incumbent will demonstrates patience and composure in difficult and sometimes stressful situations such as conducting dangerous dogs follow-up calls, animal inspections,  and the issue of citations;
  • Excellent customer service skills this role maintains a professional and friendly demeanor at all times;
  • Outstanding clarity of communication required to promote the mission of the LA/SPCA and regularly represents the organization relating to humane law issues; present evidence during court trials related to cruelty and courtroom testimony;  This position also perform dispatch duties, answering telephones and keeping in contact with other officers; 
  • This role champions team success and works closely with law enforcement and city agencies;
  • Excellent presentation skills for representing LA/SPCA and New Orleans Humane Law & Rescue as well as educating the public on humane pet ownership;
  • Remain current on local and state laws and enforce and issue citations for violation of local animal ordinances;• Set and retrieve humane animal traps for situations requiring such equipment.
  • This position is considered "Essential" in emergencies and/or weather-related situations.

Education:

  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.

Minimum Qualifications, skills, knowledge, and Experience:

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment substance screening.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, a clean driving record, and be over 25 years old.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficient in data entry and  Microsoft Office
  • Ability to exercise caution in situations.
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays and maintains a 24 hr. on-call status

Physical Requirements:

  • Should not be allergic to animals or nut products; must be able to work around all animals
  • Must be able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping, and crawling

Working Conditions:

  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches.
  • Works in an area with high noise levels
  • Works in extreme weather conditions
  • May at times encounter individuals who may be defensive, or argumentative
  • Subject to working with aggressive animals
  • Works in, near, and under dilapidated homes and property (including overgrown lots and wooded areas)
  • Frequently crawls under structures

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Veterinary Technician (Community Clinic)

Overview of Job:

The Louisiana SPCA Community Clinic provides access to high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter services as well as preventative and essential veterinary care. The position plays a crucial role in keeping pets and owners united throughout the course of medical treatment, with the primary focus being the care of the animal and the client, to help enhance the lives of both the pet and the person. The Veterinary Technician assists the veterinarian(s) as needed both in surgery and with other duties, as well as ensuring that the community clinic facility and equipment is clean and in good working order. Provide humane care and excellent quality of life for all animals in the community clinic by monitoring the health of the animals in the community clinic, and prepare animals for veterinary care and spay/neuter surgery. Promote and support the LA/SPCA's programs and mission.

Success Criteria & Essential Functions:

  • Able to multi-task, and work at a rapid pace, this position is responsible for the triage of all patients as they are checked in. This involves accurately reporting health concerns to lead veterinary technician or veterinarian;
  • Must demonstrate excellent verbal and communication skills to communicate with the public in a professional and courteous manner, as well as translate procedures and protocols in a non-technical way; Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases;
  • This role prepares patients for surgery as instructed, transports clients from prep room to the operating room, restrains patients during anesthesia induction and intubation, and monitor patients on gas anesthesia;
  • Assist veterinarians in surgery and responsible for patients during recovery, actively monitoring animal behavior, reporting any changes in health or concerns;
  • Perform daily cleaning of kennels, cages, kitchen and public areas when necessary and spot clean all areas throughout the day; Clean prep room and operating room at the end of the day and wash and sterilize all surgical packs throughout the day; Load washer and dryer with soiled items; return clean items to proper locations;
  • Ensure that both the prep room and operating rooms have adequate supplies and ample stock;
  • Team-focused and with a positive attitude assists the main service desk including client intake and relaease;
  • Assist in orienting new veterinary staff in surgical and cleaning protocols and procedures;
  • Works courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers.
  • Perform all other duties as requested by Supervisor;

Education and/or Experience: 

  • RVT not required, but MUST have at least 1 year of veterinary medical experience.
  • Must have high school diploma or GED. Some college preferred.

Minimum Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge: 

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and substance screening

Physical Requirements:

  • Should not be allergic to animals, and must be able to work around all types of animals;
  • Must not be allergic to nuts or nut products;
  • Be able and willing to lift high volumes of dogs and cats each day
  • Be able to stand for 8 or more hours
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping.
  • Have good hearing including the ability to distinguish changes in pitch
  • Agile and flexible
  • Able to move through tightly cramped areas in various situations
  • Acceptable sense of touch and smell

Working Environment (or Working Conditions):

  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches.
  • Works in an area with a high noise level.

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NO Fleas-Retail Associate

Overview of Job:

NO Fleas Market, operated by the Louisiana SPCA, is a resale shop that supports animal welfare. This position is located at NO Fleas, 4228 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115.  The Retail Associate, under the supervision of the Manager, completes a variety of tasks that contributes to the overall guest experience. This role actively advocates and promotes the Louisiana SPCA mission and programs.

Success Criteria & Essential Tasks:

  • With a focus on excellent customer service, the sales associate is responsible for greeting, answering questions and informing customers about our mission
  • Collaborative and outgoing, this individual is comfortable in a fast-paced environment and works well in a team
  • Attention to detail is required to accurately handle cash and operate cash register
  • With an appreciation of organization and cleanliness, this role maintains a neat and organized sales floor including the display of merchandise, sweeping, dusting, mopping and windexing
  • Critical thinking is required in order to determine which donations can be kept and donated forward and which donations need to be graciously declined  
  • A sales mindset is required in order to actively engage with customers, recommend new products and suggest additional items to complete an outfit

 

Education, Experience, Skills & Minimum Qualifications:

  • Love of Dogs and Cats and willingness to interact with pets
  • Prior fashion sales associate experience preferred
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service skills
  • Cash handling experience essential
  • Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check
  • Must be able to work Saturdays and Sundays

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping. 
  • Should not be allergic to animals; Must be able to work around all animals.

Working Environment (or Working Conditions):

Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches.

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Volunteer Program Associate

Overview of Job:

This position assists with the recruitment, onboarding, and training of all Louisiana SPCA volunteers. The volunteer program associate will support the Volunteer Program and liaise between the various supervisors and the HR department to ensure that volunteers are being utilized throughout the organization and meeting the needs of each volunteer assignment.

Success Criteria & Essential Tasks:

  • Professional customer service and interpersonal skills are essential as this position will work alongside a diverse group of individuals with differing abilities and backgrounds;
  • Passionate about animals and promoting the LA/SPCA's mission, this individual will conduct orientations and animal handling training for new volunteers; including assisting with the coordination of group volunteer requests and ensuring that groups are educated about the organization's mission and services;
  • A collaborative mindset and a team approach is essential for coordinating volunteers during major events such as NOLA on Tap, Howling Success, Clear the Shelter and Adoption Events;
  • Enthusiastic and knowledgeable about all areas of the organization, the associate will help match volunteers to the opportunity that best fits their interests and abilities;
  • Excellent organizational skills and solution-oriented, the associate will actively work to remove barriers and suggest new approaches to training and volunteer scheduling;
  • Organization and attention to detail is required to update and maintain databases, manage the volunteer schedule and social media pages, order supplies and complete applicable paperwork associated with these activities;
  • The individual must treat all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance, and will demonstrate a humane and caring attitude;
  • Respectful of privacy, the individual will uphold confidentiality regarding all cases and LA/SPCA information;
  • Additional duties may be assigned by the supervisor as needed

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED, some college preferred.

Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check, MVR and pre-employment and substance screening
  • Love of people and animals
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work weekends

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping.
  • Should not be allergic to animals or nuts; must be able to work around all animals

Working Conditions:

  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches
  • Works in an area with a high noise level.

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Community & Youth Programs Specialist

Overview of Job:

This position identifies, organizes and coordinates programs that are beneficial to the community to promote advocacy and the mission of the Louisiana SPCA. This position is responsible for the implementatioof educational and youth programs that engage and encourage members of the community to be informed about animal welfare issues.

Success Criteria & Essential Skills:

  • Highly organized, this role will actively seek out opportunities within the community to educate the public on responsible pet ownership, and promote the programs and services that the LA SPCA offers; This includes the implementation of educational programs held at the campus as well as off-site, service-learning and volunteer opportunities, that educate the community including young people (pre-K thru College) in positive behaviors regarding animal welfare; this includes youth camps and school-based programs;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required to research, design, and implement humane education curriculum design, LA SPCA presentations and general information for distribution at various community events;
  • Collaborative and outgoing, this role interacts with a diverse range of audiences on a regular basis and provides a positive, interactive learning environment;
  • Analytical and curious, this role will evaluate and analyze programs and collect both qualitative and quantitative data to measure effectiveness and impact; this includes continuous improvement;
  • Excellent priority and time management, this position will recruit, train and supervise camp interns, camp counselors and youth volunteers;
  • Excellent customer service delivery and the ability to work courteously and in collaboration with other staff members and volunteers are essential;
  • Treat all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance and promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases and LA SPCA information.

Education and Experience:

  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D;
  • Bachelor's degree in education or other similar discipline preferred;
  • Experience working with young people and/or adults in a learning environment advantageous.

Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and substance screening.
  • Excellent computer skills and advanced knowledge of Microsoft products essential. 
  • Team-focused.
  • Must be able and willing to work weekends and evenings. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping. 
  • Should not be allergic to animals, or nut products.

Working Conditions:

  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches
  • Works in an area with a high noise level.

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