Job Opportunities

The Federation's member organizations are encouraged to submit job opportunities for posting on our website at no cost.  You may provide a link or submit your job announcement to Rachel Bishop, Programs Administrator for The Federation. All job postings will be kept active for one month unless otherwise specified.

  • Executive Director, Northwest Spay & Neuter Center (Posted 8.11.14)

    The Executive Director works closely with the Northwest Spay & Neuter Center board and staff to advance the organization’s mission by providing leadership, strategic planning and growth. The Executive Director oversees organization operations to ensure production efficiency, quality, and cost-effective management of resources.

    Reports to: The Board of Directors.

    Type: Full-time, exempt

    Direct Responsibilities:
    1.     Collaborate with board, staff and other stakeholders to regularly update the organization’s strategic plan, as well as implement and track progress toward objectives.
    2.     Represent the organization as the chief spokesperson while actively promoting spay and neuter as a solution to the problem of animal overpopulation.
    3.     Seek out and maintain community contacts with government officials, agencies, civic groups, other nonprofit organizations, the media, and professional groups and networks.
    4.     Oversee the preparation of the operating budget and monitor the financial performance of the organization. Review and approve all department budgets.
    5.     Stay current on animal welfare issues as well as the evolving needs for our services in the community.
    6.     Pursue continuing education in nonprofit management and field-of-service topics.
    7.     Write and oversee grant applications including planning, implementation, and administration.
    8.     Provide support for the governance work of the Board of Directors, while continually enhancing the relationship between clinic employees and the Board.
    9.     Perform related duties as identified.

    Oversight Responsibilities:
    •         Oversee the design, marketing, and promotion of programs and services.
    •         Oversee the fund development program and coordinate its implementation.
    •         Oversee the management of staff, volunteers, and interns including hiring, supervising, evaluating, disciplining, training, development and termination.
    •         Ensure all policies, plans and programs are regularly reviewed, modified and followed to maximize efficiencies and reflect nonprofit and medical best practices.
    •         Ensure organization provides quality medical care and client services.
    •         Ensure staff, volunteers and interns are recognized for their individual contributions to the success of the organization.

    Required Qualifications:
    •         Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, or relevant work experience plus a bachelor's degree.
    •         Minimum of three years of executive-level management experience (nonprofit experience preferred).
    •         Excellent managerial and organizational skills.
    •         Commitment to promoting teamwork and inspiring individual excellence.
    •         Ability to think strategically and to develop and implement operating plans.
    •         Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to design and maintain effective systems, organize resources, and establish priorities.
    •         Demonstrated experience in financial management, including developing and managing budgets, cash flow analysis, and financial reporting.
    •         Willingness to work a flexible schedule.
    •         Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    •         Ability to advance the mission of the organization within diverse communities.
    •         Knowledge of the fundraising process and proven ability to develop resources.
    •         Commitment to Northwest Spay & Neuter Center’s mission and values.
    •         Knowledge of public relations communication principles, practices and techniques.

    To apply for this position, please email your resume and salary requirements to: Executive Director Search,

  • Programs Administrator, The Washington Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies (Posted 7.27.14 - Position open until filled / Priority consideration given to applications received by 8.18.14)

    Status: Contract position

    The Washington Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies (The Federation) is currently seeking a contract, part-time Programs Administrator to support the mission and goals of The Federation. The Programs Administrator is responsible for providing administrative services to the Board of Directors of The Federation. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring all incoming correspondence to The Federation, assisting with the annual membership drive, managing the organization’s spay/neuter grant program and annual Animal Population Survey to members, overseeing the website and social media outlets, and coordinating Federation-sponsored trainings.

    Essential Functions:
    1) Oversight of day to day operations and correspondence for The Federation.
    2) Accurately produce correspondence, respond or appropriately redirect inquiries to The Federation’s email account and maintain records of the organization. Monitor Federation mail box.
    3) Assist shelters throughout the state by providing information, support and guidance in accordance with The Federation’s by-laws and position statements.
    4) Assist with coordination of in-person Board meetings, Retreats, and Annual Meeting. Attend these meetings as requested.
    5) Assist the Board and committees thereof on projects or with meetings as requested.
    6) Prepare and submit reports to the Board as requested.
    7) Produce and update publications as needed.
    8) Coordinate and implement annual Animal Population Survey. Manage survey distribution, work with Board to ensure broad participation, compile responses and distribute results.
    9) Oversee updates and maintenance of Federation website, Facebook page and social media, including domain and web host renewal. Act as liaison between web developer and Federation to achieve a professional and useful site. Keep website and social media content up to date.
    10) Assist in planning, marketing and execution of the annual conference and other sponsored trainings.
    11) Manage the “We Love Our Pets” license plate spay/neuter grant program, including marketing, application records, and correspondence with applicants; ensure the accuracy of final grant reports submitted by awardees.
    12) Track, and in most cases complete, all required annual filings with the state.
    13) Assist with annual membership drive; work with the Membership & Marketing Committee as requested to market and increase membership.
    14) Assist The Federation in growing opportunities to raise additional funds through donations, grants and fund raising opportunities.
    15) Other duties as contracted.


    • Two or more years of administrative experience, preferably in a non-profit setting.
    • Excellent word processing and computer skills, including mastery of MS Office Suite. Experience with web site management preferred.
    • The management and organizational ability to maintain accurate records, coordinate events, manage multiple projects at various stages of completion, and keep track of the work and schedules of several committees.
    • A strong attention to detail and a high degree of discretion.
    • Excellent writing skills for preparing publications, correspondence, and web site content.
    • A demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for animal welfare.

    Application Instructions:
    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to rachel(at)wafederation(dot)com with “Programs Administrator” in the subject line of the email.

  • Medical Director, Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project (Posted 7.22.14 - Position open until filled)

    Reports to:      Executive Director
    Rate of Pay:     DOE
    Position:          Exempt/40 hour work week
    Last Revision:     July 2014
    Work Location:   Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project Clinic in Lynnwood, WA

    Summary: The Medical Director (MD) is responsible for the overall care and high quality sterilization of clinic patients in accordance with protocols. The MD is also responsible
    for the supervision of clinic staff, the tracking of clinic data, and varied outreach to ensure that the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project is functioning efficiently and with strong community support. The MD works with the Executive Director and Clinic Manager on contingency planning, veterinary community relationships and various projects  including fundraising activities.

    To access the full job description, please click here. For more information, please contact Jason(at)feralcatproject(dot)org or 425.563.8575.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Jason(at)feralcatproject(dot)org.

Please check these sites for additional job opportunities:
The Humane Society of the United States
Society of Animal Welfare Administrators
American Humane Association
National Animal Control Association