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To apply for an open position, please email cover letter and resume to, with the position title in the subject line. No phone call inquiries, please.


Volunteer Manager

Job Summary: This position is responsible for overseeing the administration of the volunteer program, managing a volunteer database and serving as primary contact to volunteers. This includes management of the APS Foster Program.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage all volunteer activity of more than 500 active volunteers.
  • Serve as primary contact for existing and potential volunteers and foster parents.
  • Motivate, evaluate and recognize volunteers and foster positive experiences for volunteers.
  • Liaise with APS management to assess volunteer needs and match volunteers with opportunities that suit their skills and serve the organization.
  • Create, edit and/or update volunteer program materials as needed (policies and procedures, applications, agreements, handbooks, role descriptions, orientation, training, etc.).
  • Manage the volunteer database.
  • Organize and host volunteer orientations.
  • Schedule and oversee volunteer training and performance.
  • Track and assess volunteer statistics.
  • Recruit, orient and train foster volunteers, arrange placement of animals into foster homes and oversee all foster activity, including promotion of fostered animals.
  • Manage, recruit and train all APS major event volunteers.
  • Recruit, manage, train and oversee volunteers for APS co-location evacuation shelters.
  • Other duties as assigned by the APS Executive Director.

 Qualifications & Skills:

  • Professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, dependability, and flexibility.
  • Detail-oriented and organized.
  • Strong verbal and written communication.
  • Willingness and aptitude to learn how to administer volunteer database.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Commitment to honesty, integrity, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Enthusiasm for helping and working with people of diverse backgrounds and ability to work cooperatively with different types of personalities.
  • The ability to communicate with, supervise and motivate volunteers to be effective in their roles.
  • Ability to maintain a pleasant, professional manner in the midst of tense or adverse situations.
  • Passion for the mission of the APS of Durham.
  • Knowledge and commitment to animal welfare issues.

 Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma.
  • Bachelor’s degree a plus.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience accepted.
  • At least one year of management or leadership experience.
  • Prior work with nonprofit organizations a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications required.
  • Experience with mass email programs like iContact a plus.

Job Type: Full time, exempt, permanent position

Salary: Dependent upon experience


Placement Partner Coordinator 

Job Summary:

This position oversees the administration of the Placement Partner Program as well assists with adoptions and other inquiries from the public.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary contact for all APS Placement Partners
  • Strengthen connections with current Placement Partners
  • Recruit rescue groups for our Placement Partner Program
  • Maintain a Placement Partner Database
  • Coordinate the transfer of animals to Placement Partners
  • Assess animals in our care for rescue eligibility and need
  • Assist adopters with the adoption process including but not limited to; reviewing adoption questionnaires, communicating with potential adopters, arranging visitations and filling out paperwork
  • Provide counseling and education for the public including general care information, any known history on APS animals, information on acclimating an animal to a new home, training advice, potential health and behavior issues, and responsible pet ownership.
  • Complete data entry and updates into Chameleon software for accurate inventory and statistics
  • Record, organize and file impoundment, application, medical and contract paperwork.
  • Collect and record money for both County and APS transactions.
  • Coordinate with other departments and management to accomplish APS goals.
  • Ability to work every Saturday.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional and compassionate customer service
  • Knowledge of common medical and behavioral issues for animals
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to remain calm in often highly emotional and stressful situations involving the public
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Education & Experience

  • High School Diploma
  • Previous customer service as well as animal shelter experience highly desired
  • At least one year of management or leadership experience

To apply please send cover letter and resume to with the position title in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Animal Care Technician

Summary : To perform all the necessary functions in maintaining the shelter in a thoroughly clean and sanitary manner. To ensure that all sheltered animals are provided the best possible care and attention.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following . Other duties may be assigned.

·  Provide humane care for all animals in the APS of Durham care

·  Clean and disinfect all animal areas as necessary to maintain a safe and sanitary environment

·  To assist with the Unloading of Animal Services Officers (ASO) trucks

·  Feed and ensure water is available at all times for all animals

·  Unload, store and restock Animal Care Department supplies

·  Perform vaccinations on intake of animals

·  Assist with Euthanasia of animals

·  Dispose of deceased animals

·  Perform light maintenance and other janitorial duties

·  Assist with the washing and maintain of laundry

·  Assist in the training of new staff

·  Provide assistance to other departments as assigned

·  Perform other duties as assigned to ensure a positive public image, enhance the operation of the organization and improve the quality of life for animals

Qualifications : To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience : High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills : To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Chameleon database software or become proficient within the first six months from hire date. Basic knowledge, or become proficient with Microsoft Office and computer keyboarding skills (data entry).

Physical Demands : The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50-75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment : The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, zoonotic disease, exposure to aggressive/feral animals and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $15 /hour

To apply please send cover letter and resume to with the position title in the subject line. No phone calls please.