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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. 

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 Representative

Director of Development

Development Administrative Associate

NO Fleas Market Retail Promotion Manager

NO Fleas Market Retail Associate

Janitorial & Facilities Maintenance

Internship Opportunities

Volunteer Program Coordinator Intern

Public Relations & Marketing Intern

Humane Law Representative

This role is responsible for ensuring that all clients are treated professionally and efficiently when contacting the organization in person or by telephone. This diverse role includes educating the public regarding humane pet ownership, humane law and regulations, and the overall services of the LA SPCA. The role manages the intake of all stray and owner surrendered animals into our care and oversees the lost and found animal process to successfully reunite animals with their owners. The Humane Law representative works closely with Humane Law Officers and responds to all calls from the public regarding animal protection and control, and is responsible for assigning response actions and call data to the Officers on-duty, as well as maintaining contact with the Officers in the field. 

Essential Skills & Functions:   

  • Exceptional customer service skills are required to handle different interactions with clients, including counseling on services, programs, fees, and available resources; Responds to telephone calls and emails regarding animal rescue, public safety and the enforcement of animal ordinances;
  • Great communication and empathy skills are required when guiding owners on reaching the most fitting decision concerning their animal, whether it be redemption, request for euthanasia, or relinquishment;
  • Organized and methodical, the job incumbent will be knowledgeable and aware of all basic humane law enforcement procedures including the redemption process, responsible animal ownership, issuing of intact permits, animal rescue, public safety and the enforcement of animal ordinances;
  • Provide available resources to pet owners who are looking for their pet. Complete daily lost and found room checks and maintain consistent contact with shelter animals for easy identification when trying to match a lost animal with their potential owner; Contact pet owners about owned, lost, and found animals and with information and updates regarding their animal;
  • Ensure that all paperwork is organized, up to date, and located in the correct area;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail required when entering information into the computer system for e.g. documenting animal behavior or noticeable medical conditions during intake process; Maintaining accurate logs, reports, and statistics of daily activity which will include input to the data base and update call information;
  • Works with a sense of priority when assigning and dispatching calls to Humane Law Enforcement Officers (HLEO). Monitors HLEO safety while in the field; Assigns follow-up calls to HLEOs;
  • Handles all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstances;
  • Attends all training and animal handling classes scheduled;
  • Maintains the shelter food pantry;
  • Values working as a team and in a collaborative work style as the role assists other staff members and volunteers; Will reach out to vet clinics, other animal organizations, and microchip companies on a daily basis;
  • Responsible for the general appearance and upkeep of the interior and exterior lobby and public areas;
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding all cases and LA/SPCA information; 

Education, Skills & Experience:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. required.
  • Bachelor's degree or some college preferred 

Minimum Qualifications (or skills and knowledge):

  • Ability to multi task is required.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check, pre-employment physical and substance screening
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).
  • Expected to work extended hours as needed.
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays and maintain a 24 hr. on call status. 

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. 
  • Must be capable to work around all animals, and have no animal allergies.
  • Must be able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants.
  • Should not be allergic to nuts. 

Working Environment (or Working Conditions): 

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

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Director of Development

Overview of the Job:

The Director of Development will articulate the vision of the organization's impact demonstrating that it is worth every dollar invested in it. The Director will develop and nurture relationships internally, so every employee can be an ambassador, and externally to help grow the organization's success. The Director is also responsible for creating, implementing and overseeing the strategic approach to fundraising which includes major gifts, corporate and individual donations, and grant solicitation. 

Success Criteria & Essential Skills:

  • Flexible and adaptable, this role collaborates with the CEO and the Development Committee, to create strategic long and short-term fundraising plans that increase revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization;
  • Proactive and resourceful, the Development Director will manage a portfolio of 50-100 prospects; ask for, secure, and steward significant financial contributions in order to meet or exceed budgeted goals with a focus on planned giving and major gifts.
  • Motivating and positive, the Development Director will manage, and inspire the development team to meet the department goals; Must be a problem solver, receptive to giving and receiving feedback, to new ideas and continuous improvement;
  • Excellent communicator with extensive relationship building experience, the position will collaborate with the Communications team to align with all campaigns that augment donor engagement and retention;
  • The Development Director also develops partnerships with volunteers and employees to expand the organization's fundraising capacity;
  • Analytical and curious, with the tenacity to drive, create, and share metrics, the Director will develop robust prospect tracking processes, as well as monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities.
  • Monitors and benchmarks trends in the community, region and nationally and be responsible for adapting fundraising strategies as necessary;
  • Develops and implements special fundraising campaigns for e.g. Capital and Endowment Campaigns;
  • Supports the CEO with co-ordination of the Advocacy Council and Development Committee;
  • Other duties as requested by CEO and expected to work extended hours as needed including weekends;

 Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum five years' experience of fundraising and managing in a nonprofit setting preferred
  • Demonstrated experience securing individual gifts of $25,000+, foundation/corporation gifts of $100,000+, planned gifts of $500,000+
  • Experienced in donor databases and prospect tracking systems
  • Blackbaud Raiser's Edge knowledge preferred

 Minimum Qualifications - Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead and manage change and constant movement
  • Intellectual agility with sophisticated financial and management abilities
  • Ability to think strategically
  • An energetic and entrepreneurial leader with a high work ethic
  • Exceptional presentation and public speaking skills
  • Maintains confidentiality of all donor issues and shelter operations
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Highly proficient in MS Office
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and substance screening

 Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift, push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent running, standing, bending and stooping
  • Should not be allergic to animals or have nut allergies

 Working Environment: (or Working Conditions)

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

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Development Administrative Associate

Overview of the Job:

Pivotal to the Development team, the Development Administrative Associate manages the detailed donor data entry, correspondence, and telephone and written communications. This position is responsible for managing and maintaining the donor database (Blackbaud Raisers Edge). The role also maintains strong, positive relationships with all donors and supports other fundraising activities as needed. 

Success Criteria & Essential Skills:

  • Detail oriented, self-motivated and able to work under pressure, this role's primary duties are entering and meticulously maintaining donor information in the database;
  • Excellent organizational skills are necessary to plan, prepare and execute correspondence and gift acknowledgments, as well as pledge and stewardship correspondence;
  • Excellent analytical skills for tracking and recording constituent contact details;
  • Generate system reports, and mailing lists;
  • Maintains filing and retrieval systems;
  • Provides administrative support for special events and other fundraising activities;
  • As the first point of contact for many donors, this position maintains a professional and friendly demeanor and provides excellent customer service;
  • 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.
  • Treats all LA/SPCA team members and volunteers courteously;
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding all cases and LA/SPCA information;
  • Performs all other duties as necessary and required;

Education and/or Experience:

  • One year's experience in data entry, secretarial/clerical or administrative work.  
  • Highly Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Experience in donor databases and prospect tracking systems preferable.

Minimum Qualifications - Skills and Knowledge:

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and substance screening.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must have flexible schedule and be available as needed (this may include weekends).
  • Demonstrate strong problem solving abilities.

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
  • Works in an area with a high noise level.

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NO Fleas Market Retail Promotion Manager

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. 

Our mission is to promote, protect and advance the well-being of Louisiana's companion animals.

NO Fleas Market, operated by the Louisiana SPCA is looking for a manager who is responsible for the oversight and management of this resale shop.  NO Fleas Market supports animal welfare by raising funds for the Louisiana SPCA as well as other local shelters and rescue groups. This role is accountable for every aspect of running the store successfully, including meeting budget and minimizing costs, meeting performance targets set, leading a small team, and resources.  The position works closely with the Communications team, to promote, market, and organize events that generate interest in the Louisiana SPCA NO Fleas Resale Market. 

Success Criteria & Essential Skills:

  • Commercial awareness and entrepreneurial spirit for maximizing profitability and creating interest among potential buyers; Responsible for setting and meeting sales targets;
  • Diverse business knowledge and skills in sales and marketing and a resourcefulness for creating and implementing new and improved ways of working; Will initiate market research studies and analyze their findings to understand customer and market opportunities;
  • Enthusiasm and creative flair required for planning and overseeing promotional materials, merchandise displays in-store and during off-site promotional and fundraising events;
  • Excellent people and team working skills as this role is responsible for recruiting, training, supervising and appraising staff and volunteers and motivating them to meet sales targets;
  • Exceptional verbal and listening communication skills, required for relationship building and providing professional and friendly customer service;
  • Organizational skills and excellent prioritization skills for overseeing donation intake, developing pricing strategies for merchandise, and stock control processes;
  • Excellent IT skills. This position is responsible for promoting the sale of goods online via a range of social media retail channels. Also, the role will be responsible for implementing a system to update the database on prospective, past and current customers and acknowledging contributions from donors;
  • Analytical and numerical skills are essential for analysis, reporting and maintaining accurate statistical and financial reports. This position will provide revenue and financials to the Finance Department;
  • Treat all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance and promote a humane and caring attitude toward all animals;
  • Works courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers;
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases and LA/SPCA information;
  • Expected to work extended hours as needed as well as weekends during fundraising and promotional events; Accomplishes other tasks as required and assigned;

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, non-profit management or related field is preferred;
  • Relevant commercial, sales or retail work experience essential;
  • People management experience required;
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment substance screening;
  • Proficient in Customer Database software (or similar);
  • Can demonstrate excellent communication skills (presentation, listening, and report preparation);
  • Possesses problem-solving and decision-making abilities;
  • Ability to work without close supervision and in nontraditional settings;
  • Must be able to work effectively with a wide variety of organizations and people;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks;
  • Values community, brings a spirit of enthusiasm and energy and multi-cultural awareness;
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Windows, Office applications, Internet, and social media;
  • Demonstrates knowledge and good judgment;
  • Flexibility a must;

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;

Working Environment (or Working Conditions):

  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches;
  • Spends long periods of time standing;

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NO Fleas Market - Retail Associate

Summary of 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.  NO Fleas Market, operated by the Louisiana SPCA is looking for a Retail Sales Associate who will complete a variety of duties that contribute to the overall guest experience.

Essential Duties

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills are essential to greet and welcome customers to the store as well as be an advocate for our mission;
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and focus on overall client satisfaction by interacting with, and responding to customer questions; Assist customers with merchandise decisions and promote discounts and special items;
  • Experienced in accurate handling of cash and credit card transactions;
  • A dedicated animal lover - this role will process adoptions for dogs and cats;
  • Excellent organization skills for event planning and promotions including adoption events in the store and at off-site locations;
  • Creative and with a detailed eye, responsible for maintaining an organized sales floor, including the visual display of merchandize and store window;
  • Familiar with on-line selling and social media sites;
  • Graciously accept donations and decline donations we will be unable to process; 
  • Make sound decisions about merchandise including pricing and display
  • Interest and knowledge of fashion and brands;
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds

Skills, Knowledge & Experience Required

  • Prior fashion sales associate experience preferred
  • Excellent Customer service experience essential
  • Cash handling experience essential
  • Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check
  • Must be able to work Saturdays and Sundays

This position is located at NO Fleas, 4228 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115.

Janitorial and Facilities Maintenance

Summary of Job:

This role ensures that both the buildings and grounds are maintained and kept in excellent condition and appearance. The role will provide all janitorial services including replenishing supplies as required and in a manner that is organized and safe. This role will also include maintenance and upkeep of equipment and machinery used.

Essential Duties:

  • Provides all Janitorial services for shelter buildings including public restrooms; Responsible for the daily cleaning of the shelter floors so they are neat and clean (i.e. all hallways, including front lobby areas)
  • Ensures that all public and office areas are clean and well maintained including trash collection, refilling hand sanitizer and soap dispensers;
  • Manages organization and supply of shelter inventory and maintains adequate supplies for each department;
  • Oversees the preventative maintenance of all equipment and machinery to make sure that it is in good working condition and report any equipment needs to be repaired or replaced;
  • Responsible for receipt of deliveries, confirming that they are accurate, signed for and properly placed;
  • Cleaning and upkeep of the grounds on the property including lawn and parking lot area and removal of any trash and debris;
  • Transportation and pick up materials as needed;
  • Assist with Animal Transportations and provide for animal comfort and their security
  • Responsible for securing animals and the facility in extreme weather conditions and storm response;
  • 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;
  • Maintains a professional and friendly demeanor and provides excellent customer service;
  • Works courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers;

Skills, Education and/or Experience:

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED; some technical school preferred
  • Maintenance/janitorial experience preferred 

Minimum Qualifications (or skills and knowledge):

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and substance screening
  • Most possess a valid driver's license, and a clean driving record.
  • Team-focused attitude
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Flexibility in schedule and be available as needed
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Physical Requirements:

  • This position is physically demanding 
  • 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. 
  • Must be willing and able to drive a large capacity vehicle, forklift, and other machinery
  • Should not be allergic to animals or have nut allergies; must be able to work with all animals.
  • Must be able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectant.

Working Environment: (or Working Conditions)

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

Volunteer Program Coordinator Intern

The Volunteer Coordinator Intern will provide general support for the Volunteer Program Coordinator by helping with a variety of tasks designed to manage a large number of volunteers.  The intern position is hands on and candidates must be comfortable with public speaking and providing direction to volunteers.

Responsibilities

Intern responsibilities and functions will include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and direct volunteer group activities.
  • Communicate with Volunteer Program Coordinator to understand the volunteer needs of internal departments.
  • Maintain Volunteer database.
  • Assist with recording and tracking volunteer requests and fulfillments.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all personnel issues and shelter operations.
  • Perform all other duties as necessary and required.

Requirements

  • Receiving school credit for the internship is strongly preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Excel.
  • Must love to work with people and animals.
  • Self-starter capable of delivering on goals.
  • Ability to be a creative thinker as well as an active listener.
  • Demonstrates personal integrity, honesty, and accountability.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Team-focused attitude.
  • Must attend an LA/SPCA Volunteer Orientation and Animal Care Training.

Schedule

  • The majority of internship duties take place at the Louisiana SPCA campus on weekends. The ability to work weekends is mandatory. 
  • Commit to a minimum of 5 to 10 hours per week.

This internship is unpaid. We strongly prefer candidates who can receive class credit for this experience.

Public Relations & Marketing Intern

Summer & Fall Opportunities

We are currently seeking a summer and fall Public Relations & Marketing Intern. This position will assist the Communications Director in implementing internal and external communication strategies. Candidate will play an integral in assisting with media relations, social media and special projects.

Responsible for assisting with the following tasks:

  • Social media content creation and engagement
  • Photography of organization programs, daily events and adoptables
  • Pet of the Week media partnership
  • Creating marketing materials for various programs
  • Re-occurring media appearances on FOX 8, WWL, WDSU and WGNO
  • Special projects geared towards increasing engagement and personal experiences
  • Attending community events to promote adoption and organization’s programs

Requirements

  • Candidates must be self-starters, detail-oriented, have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Social media experience with proven results
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud
  • AP style knowledge
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all Louisiana SPCA information
  • Should not be allergic to animals; must be able to work around all animals

Schedule

  • Commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week in addition to some weekends as needed.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Alicia Vial at alicia@la-spca.org

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