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Who we are

Since 1888, the Louisiana SPCA has been promoting, protecting and advancing 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 greg@la-spca.org.

 

Shelter Clinic Veterinary Technician

Provide for the humane care and excellent quality of life for all animals in the shelter. The Veterinary Technician will assist the veterinarian(s) as needed both in surgery and with shelter medicine responsibilities, as well as ensuring that the clinic facility and equipment is clean and in good working order. Additionally, they will monitor the health of animals in the shelter, provide care and treatment to sick and injured animals, and prepare animals for veterinary care and spay/neuter surgery. Promote and support the Louisiana SPCA’s programs and mission.

Duties include:

  • Perform or assist in routine examinations, vaccinations, wound treatment, medication administration, x-rays, laboratory tests, and nail clipping, ear cleaning etc
  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Daily, thorough cleaning of clinic including cages, floors, dishes, bedding, etc
  • Monitor the health of the animals on an ongoing basis and rapidly identifying any health problems or conditions and immediately reporting it to the veterinarian
  • Admitting and releasing animals in a responsive, courteous and tactful manner and to inform the volunteers, staff, and the public of any pertinent medical information about the animal's care
  • Providing a healthy, safe, clean and pleasant environment and facilities for the animals and the public
  • Position is considered “Essential” in emergencies and/or disaster situations
  • Become certified in euthanasia and perform euthanasia upon request
  • Perform all other duties as necessary and required
  • Expected to work extended hours as needed

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

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 able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants
  • Should not be allergic to animals; must be able to work around all animals

To apply: Complete online application.

Part-time Adoption Counselor

The Adoption Counselor assists clients regarding adoption. Ensures positive experiences and adoption matches are taking place. Educates clients regarding spay/neuter and general animal maintenance. Supports teamwork and possesses an optimistic attitude by being cooperative, flexible, and helpful with all departments.

  • Match each adoptable animal to a suitable home
  • Ability to stay mobile and hold constructive but sometimes lengthy discussions with clients regarding adoptable animals
  • Counsel a possible adopter on choosing the appropriate animal for their household
  • Handle adoption animals for potential adopters both indoors and outdoors
  • Complete specific daily duties stated on the adoption task checklist
  • Knowledgeable about additional programs pertaining to adoptions such as second chance and breed request programs
  • Familiar and comfortable with discussing certain medical conditions such as heartworms and dental disease
  • Input completed adoption questionnaires and all important information into Pet Point
  • Balance funds related to adoptions and donations at the end of each work day and ensure that all deposits are placed in the appropriate area
  • Remain aware of any alarming behavior from adoptable animals for the safety of other staff members and clients
  • Work closely and respectfully with volunteer base

High school diploma or G.E.D. required, bachelor's degree or some college preferred.
To apply: Complete online application.

Major Gifts Officer

Summary of Job

The Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for planning and executing an annual fundraising campaign with a goal of increasing the number and size of gifts and pledges over $10,000 to meet the long term needs of the LA/SPCA. This position will report to the Development Director. We are seeking an experienced fundraiser (3+ years) with a strong track record of soliciting gifts at $10,000+ and maintaining a portfolio of 75-100 donors and prospects while coordinating the solicitation efforts through a systematic process of prospect identification, qualification, strategy development, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgement and stewardship. The ideal candidate will possess strong strategic and organizational skills, as well build relationships through in person visits, written and verbal communications, the organization and cultivation of fundraising events. They will also be responsible for tracking progress made toward the goal.

This position will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and members of the Board, who will assist with opening the door and providing support in the cultivation and solicitation of major donors. As well as to involve and coordinate with appropriate staff to ensure the timely fulfillment of recognition of gifts and tracking prospects and donors while providing high levels of donor stewardship.

Essential Functions

  • Research and identify new major gift prospects, including both individuals and foundations
  • Manage a pipeline of current donors and prospects, tracking cultivation, planning solicitation strategy, and making solicitations
  • Direct and plan major gift prospect meetings and prospect management strategies for the CEO and Development Director
  • Create collateral materials for major gifts program
  • Work with Board of Directors and volunteer partners to develop strategies to support them in making major gift solicitations
  • Make calls personally; develop and manage a personal portfolio of 75-100 major gift prospects
  • Supervise the development of marketing collateral and materials in coordination with Communications Director for use with major gift prospects
  • Supervise all gift processing and acknowledgements of major gift donations
  • Provide stewardship for major gift donors; supervise the interaction of major gift donors with the shelter and all aspects of the Louisiana SPCA
  • Identify innovative ways to increase major gift donations, such as peer-to-peer fundraising, on site meetings and tours, or small group events
  • Responsible for tracking major gift prospects and donors and documenting their cultivation and solicitation activities through Raiser's Edge software
  • Identify and market key naming and recognition opportunities for potential major gifts, including program, capital, and endowment options
  • Plan and execute small group events if appropriate to the strategy for cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects
  • Acts as an ambassador of the Louisiana SPCA both internally and externally and is knowledgeable of all aspects of the Louisiana SPCA in order to provide needed information to supporters, donors, clients and the community.
  • Other duties as assigned by Development Director and approved by CEO

Education and/or Experience

  • Graduate of an accredited college or university with a combination of course work and experience in business administration and the social sciences is desirable
  • CFRE preferred

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of fundraising experience required; 5 years of experience preferred
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills, including the ability to write and speak in a clear, sincere, and compelling manner
  • Demonstrated successful experience in prospect identification, relationship building and solicitation
  • Significant and successful experience performing personal solicitation of gifts in excess of $10,000+ and staffing volunteers to ask for large gifts is required
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple demands and/or projects simultaneously
  • Ability to travel, as well as attend events on evenings and weekends
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-starting capacity
  • Experience working with sensitive information and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated and able to work under pressure on multiple projects
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and substance screening
  • Exceptional computer skills in a variety of programs including Raiser's Edge, Foundation Search, Word, Excel, Power Point and databases
  • Possess a sense of humor and ability to work in a diverse and untraditional atmosphere
  • Mental and physical 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; must be able to work around all animals

Working Environment

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

To apply: Complete online application.

Community Clinic Veterinary Technician 

Looking for compassionate and experienced veterinary surgical technician. The Louisiana SPCA Community Clinic is dedicated to providing preventative health services and accessible spay/neuter surgeries in an effort to reduce pet overpopulation and increase the quality of life of animals in our community. Full and Part time positions are currently available; candidates must be available to work within the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday – Friday.

  • Must be dedicated to animal welfare and committed to the Louisiana SPCA's mission to eliminate animal suffering.
  • Candidates must be reliable, work well as part of a team,  have a proactive attitude and  provide excellent customer service.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year experience with companion animal surgery is required.
  • College preferred, High School diploma or G.E.D. is required.

To apply: Complete online application.

Client Care Counselor

The Louisiana SPCA is currently seeking to fill the position of Client Care Counselor. The position schedule is five work days (40 hour week) and applicants must be available to work weekends. Client Care duties include stray and owner relinquishes, owner request euthanasia, lost and found, owner redemptions, court case payments, retail services, and much more.

Main Duties:

  • Assisting with proper identification and the transferring of animals brought in by the public
  • Entering animal information into our computer data base and documenting all communications regarding certain animals in our care
  • Informing citizens, in a positive way, about the policies and procedures in place at Louisiana SPCA
  • Counseling and assisting clients with lost pets
  • Counseling owners that would like to relinquish their pet and ensuring that they have exhausted all other options
  • Counseling clients about TNR services and fees
  • Communicate with Humane Law Officers in regards to clients who have animals at our facility
  • Assisting adoption counselors when help is needed
  • Knowledge of all retail products, including heartworm prevention and flea control
  • Contacting possible owners, vet clinics, and microchip companies by phone and email
  • Basic animal handling skills, including both cats and dogs
  • A true compassion for people, as well as animals, and a willingness to educate clients in a positive, respectful manner
  • Perform all other duties as necessary and required
  • Treating 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

To apply: Complete online application.

Humane Law Enforcement Dispatcher

The Louisiana SPCA is currently seeking a dedicated person responsible for responding to citizens' calls for Humane Law Enforcement assistance and assigning requests to Officers on-duty. Additionally the position requires one to educate the public to be humane pet owners, and promote and support the Louisiana SPCA's programs and mission.

Duties and Requirements include:

 

Essential Function:

  • Assists citizens with interpretation and understanding of animal ordinances , department procedure, & responsible animal ownership 
  • Drive company vehicle as needed.
  • Responds to telephone calls and emails regarding animal rescue, public safety and the enforcement of animal ordinances 
  • Maintains accurate logs, reports, and statistics of daily activity which will include input and updating call information.
  • Assigns and dispatches calls to Humane Law Enforcement Officers (HLEO) and monitors HLEO safety while in the field 
  • Monitors and assigns follow-up calls to HLEO 
  • Represents the LA/SPCA and in a professional and courteous manner at all times 
  • Works courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases and LA/SPCA information.Communication 
  • Keeps HLE Dispatch Supervisor informed of progress and potential conflicts. 
  • Maintain a professional and friendly demeanor and provides good customer service.

Essential Organization Functions:

  • Educates public on humane pet care.
  • Promote programs offered to the public by the LA/SPCA including adoptions, low cost spay/neuter, and special events.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases.
  • Position is considered "Essential" in emergencies and/or disaster situations.
  • Become certified in euthanasia and perform euthanasia upon request.
  • 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.

Education and/or Experience:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and substance screening
  • Team-focused attitude.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including clear telephone speaking voice and ability to relate information to the public and officers in a concise, clear manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills. 
  • Strong computer skills including basic clerical and data entry skills as well as math skills
  • Ability to work weekends, nights, and holidays 
  • During hurricanes maintain a 24 hr. on call status. 
  • Mental and physical flexibility is a must.

Physical Requirements:

  • Should not be allergic to animals; 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.

To apply: Complete online applicaion.

Humane Law Officer

The Louisiana SPCA is seeking a Humane Law Enforcement Officer. The Humane Law Enforcement Officer performs investigations into complaints of neglect/cruelty to animals and enforces Orleans Parish municipal ordinances by issuing citations and giving courtroom testimony. The Humane Law Enforcement Officer humanely captures stray and sick/injured domestic animals, livestock, and wildlife; educates the public to be humane pet owners, and promotes and supports the Louisiana SPCA's programs and mission.

Duties Include:

  • Investigate complaints of cruelty and/or neglect of animals
  • Remain current on local and state laws
  • Enforce and issue citations for violation of local animal ordinances, and testify in municipal, civil, and criminal court systems
  • Work with other law enforcement agencies and government departments
  • Heavy lifting and the use of animal capture equipment
  • Prepare written inventory records on each animal entering the shelter
  • Prepare accurate and neat reports of all daily activity including, but not limited to daily route reports, field reports, animal violation reports, facility inspections and bite case reports
  • Set and retrieve humane animal traps for situations requiring such equipment
  • Rescue animals in distress
  • Perform duties in all types of weather conditions and environments
  • Perform dispatch duties

Education and Experience:

  • Must possess high school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 1 year professional animal handling experience
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and substance screening
  • Must have a clean driving record and valid driver's license
  • Must be 23 years of age or older

To apply: Complete online application.

Facilities Maintenance and Fleet Manager

Summary of Job

Oversees the maintenance and appearance of the grounds and facilities including overseeing capital projects, scheduled maintenance and safety inspections. Ensures that needed supplies are available and housed in a manner that is organized and safe. Ensures that all equipment, machinery and vehicles are in good working condition. Manages the facilities staff and vendor relationships.

Essential Functions

  • Manages the annual capital maintenance budget and monitors progress on related capital projects, reporting back to CAO.
  • Serves as main point of contact with outside vendors for supplies, repairs and other services; negotiates pricing for approval by CAO.
  • Recruits, trains and supervises maintenance personnel.
  • Sets and approves schedules to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness of maintenance personnel. Assigns tasks to maintenance workers based on urgency and skill level.
  • Places orders for cleaning and maintenance products, while evaluating cost options to ensure best possible pricing.
  • Addresses all routine and intermediate electrical and plumbing repairs.
  • Manages cleaning contract vendor including advising CAO of service changes.
  • Conducts daily, weekly and monthly walkthroughs to evaluate maintenance and janitorial needs of the facility.
  • Maintains all equipment and machinery in good working condition including scheduling safety inspections.
  • Maintains grounds including landscaping, fencing and other outdoor structures; manages lawn service contract vendor.
  • Registers all vehicles and keeps inspections up to date; maintains records to prove vehicles are in compliance with all state and federal regulations.
  • Has a basic understanding of vehicle systems and technology and ensures vehicles are properly maintained, including scheduling regular maintenance.
  • Responsible for all deliveries, ensuring they are accurate, signed for and properly placed.
  • Maintains on-call status in the event of a maintenance emergency.
  • Maintains and manages inventory of disaster supplies and equipment.
  • Takes appropriate action to provide for animal comfort and security of facility in extremes of weather.
  • Available to drive for evacuations or for short animal transports (1 day or less).
  • Creates and updates department Standard Operations Manual.
  • 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 good customer service.
  • Works courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases and LA/SPCA information.
  • Other duties as requested by the CEO or CAO.

Education and/or Experience

  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Requires at least five years of facility maintenance/janitorial experience
  • Minimum of two years supervisory experience of maintenance/janitorial staff

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to analyze information and make decisions based on needs and budget concerns.
  • Ability to read building plans.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Organizational skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Team-focused attitude.
  • Flexibility in schedule and on-call status as needed.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and substance screening.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license, and a clean driving record.
  • Position is considered essential during city-wide evacuations (meaning the employee will be required to report to the shelter during an evacuation).
  • Knowledge of OSHA safety requirements.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Desired Qualifications:

  • Posses a valid forklift certification
  • Posses a CDL

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to drive a large capacity vehicle, forklift, and oter machinery.
  • Able to work around all animals.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; stand, sit, push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping.
  • Must be able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants.

Working Environment

  • Must be aware that the transport vehicle, at times, will have a constant high noise level and possess strong odors.
  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches

To apply: Complete online application.

Animal Care Attendant

The Louisiana SPCA is currently seeking to fill the position of an Animal Care Attendant. Animal Care Attendants provide for the humane care and excellent quality of life for all animals in the shelter.

Duties include, but are not limited to: leaning, feeding, watering, and monitoring the animal’s health and behavior

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Must present a professional appearance, flexibility, ability to multi-task in a fast-paces environment
  • This position is physically demanding and requires a significant amount of bending, reaching and kneeling
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Should not be allergic to animals, must work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants and have the ability to perform all physical tasks.

To apply: Complete online application.

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