Employment and Specialized Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining the Lynchburg Humane Society Team. We are an equal opportunity employer who seeks individuals who enjoy working in a team environment. You have the opportunity to work for a growing and changing organization that has many opportunities for growth and advancement.

Opportunities at the Main Center for Pets:

Executive Director 

About LHS – The Lynchburg Humane Society is a 501c3 private non-profit organization caring for stray, lost, and homeless pets.  We are the largest No Kill Humane Society in the state of Virginia and believe that no healthy or treatable pet should be euthanized.  We operate the public shelters and adoption centers for the City of Lynchburg and the county of Appomattox with a combined annual intake of more than 5,000 pets.  The LHS spay/neuter clinic is located in Evington, VA and performs more than 6,500 surgeries annually.

Learn more about our mission, vision and core values here:  http://lynchburghumane.org

Position Overview – The Executive Director serves as a compassionate leader and liaison between the Board of Directors, the community, municipalities, and shelter staff.  Required skills of the Executive Director include strong interpersonal, motivational and leadership skills with the staff and public, strength in public speaking, demonstrated ability to develop and manage an annual operating expense budget of $2.5M and lead a staff of 50 full and part-time employees; demonstrated knowledge and experience in fund-raising and development, and a passion for pets.  The Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of running the two shelters and spay/neuter clinic, public and donor relations, and is the “face” of the Lynchburg Humane Society.

Essential Duties

  • Organizational leadership
  • Financial acumen, including developing and managing a $2.5M annual operating expense budget
  • Fund raising and development – building on our successful $1.5M annual fund-raising program
  • Participatory leadership of the executive team, to include the Associate Director, the Director of Development, and the Director of Finance and Administration
  • Community and donor relations

Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 3 years significant management experience
  • Non-profit leadership experience preferred

Please submit your resume and salary requirements to edsearch@lynchburghumane.org

The deadline for receipt is ……August 26, 2019


Pet Care Associate – We are seeking hardworking pet lovers to help care for the pets.  This position is responsible for making sure the pets have a clean and healthy environment while they are in our care.  If you want to be part of a progressive, life-saving organization, please fill out or application for employment  and read our Core Values on our Mission & Vision Page, no phone calls please.

Pet Help Associate – Do you want to help pets and their owners?  Our Pet Help team is responsible for helping owners who want to rehome or surrender their pets, answering phone calls, assisting in transferring pets to our facility from other organizations, performing initial exams, administering vaccines, and other duties.  This is a fast paced position that requires compassion, multitasking and time management and excellent customer service skills.  If you want to be part of a progressive, life-saving organization please fill out or application for employment  and read our Core Values on our Mission & Vision Page, no phone calls please.

Adoption Counselor – Want to help people and pets Find Happiness?  That is what adoption Counselors do!  If you are a friendly, helpful, multitasker who loves people and pets with a go-getter attitude, then this position might be made for you!  Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail and a love for working in a fast-paced environment are all a must for the right candidate.   If you want to be part of a progressive, life-saving organization, please fill out or application for employment  and read our Core Values on our Mission & Vision Page, no phone calls please.

Behavior and Training Volunteer – Have a knack for training? Want to help pets who are scared come out of their shell? Love watching dogs play and would love even more to see our dogs getting play time? This is a specialized volunteer position that works with dogs and cats on various training and enrichment tasks. One large component will be assisting in running dog play groups. Other tasks include following behavior plans with pets, socializing with pets, walking dogs who need extra tools, implementing enrichment plans for dogs and cats, and learning how to train basic behaviors in pets. Apply here to become part of our Behavior and Training Team!

Weekend Receptionist Volunteer – This is a unique volunteer position where you would be able to work closely with the organization and get to know the ins and outs of our operation. We are looking for someone to run our front desk Sat-Sun from 10am-5pm. You would be greeting the public, managing emails, voicemails, and scheduling appointments. You will get to work will all departments and get to be apart of finding happiness for the pets at our center. This position will provide you with great skill building, problem solving and customer service experience. Apply here to be considered for this opportunity.

Opportunities at our Appomattox Center:

Pet Care Associate – full-time and part-time -We are seeking creative individuals with a positive attitude, ability to multitask, and drive to help the pets find their new homes, help owners in need of rehoming their pets and to help care for the pets at our center.  This position is responsible for making sure the pets have a clean and healthy environment while they are in our care, interacting with the public, processing adoptions and intakes, performing exams and giving vaccines for incoming pets.  If you want to be part of a progressive, life-saving organization, please fill out or application for employment  and read our Core Values on our Mission & Vision Page, no phone calls please.

Opportunities at our Spay/Neuter Clinic:

Virginia Licensed DVM – Veterinarian

The nationally recognized  Lynchburg Humane Society is seeking a DVM (ability to be licensed in Virginia) to join our elite, award winning team in our Spay Neuter Clinic.  You must be able to operate within our core values.  This highly functioning team led by dedicated doctors have positively affected over 70,000 pets since the clinic’s beginning 2006.  New graduates welcome to apply.

Your employment with Lynchburg Humane will include:

  • Competitive pay
  • Benefits that correspond to your status and may include:
  • PTO
  • Paid holidays
  • CE reimbursement
  • License  fee reimbursement
  • No Late nights (usually done by 4:00)
  • Weekends off

If you want to be part of a progressive, life-saving organization please submit your resume, and send to reese@lynchburghumane.org, fill out our application for employment here and read our Core Values on our Mission & Vision Page, no phone calls please.

Veterinary Assistant

Do you LOVE making a difference in a dog or cat’s life?  Do you LOVE working with a small team? Do you LOVE cleaning?  Do you LOVE walking and weightlifting? If so, you will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE working as a vet assistant at South Central Spay Neuter Clinic.  Our crew makes a positive impact every single day helping cats and dogs liver longer, healthier lives while not contributing to the unwanted pet population.  They also work HARD cleaning up after those precious pets while walking and lifting animals for surgery. We have an opening for someone that would like to work within the hours of Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm with an occasional Friday or Saturday.  Yes, the schedule is THAT GOOD!! Don’t get us wrong, we work hard and break a sweat every day, we get peed and pooped on and we still LOVE what we do and we want someone special to join us. If you want to be part of a progressive, life-saving organization, please fill out or application for employment  and read our Core Values on our Mission & Vision Page, no phone calls please.  Send to reese@lynchburghumane.org