We’re Hiring!

Want to be part of a dedicated team making the world (or at least the Western Suburbs) a better place? Yes, we are growing and expanding our business and want to hire like-minded, driven, caring individuals seeking a rewarding career in a nonprofit enterprise where the community comes together to find homes for shelter animals. A.D.O.P.T. plans to expand our clinic/medical services segment of our business with a dedicated new clinic which will be used to support not only our shelter animal needs; but other shelter needs as well and individuals who qualify for low-cost high-quality wellness care for their beloved pets. Our focus will be to provide affordable spay/neuter surgeries and vaccines. For more information about our shelter, click here .

Looking to help out? Take a look at our job openings below!

Open positions available are:

Development Coordinator: Full time (30+ hours)

Pay Range: $22-28/hour plus an annual incentive plan and benefits; including health insurance and pet wellness care.
Prefer experienced, CFRE licensed.

Job Description:

  • Coordinate fundraising events and activities from start to finish
  • Identify new donors and take initiative to negotiate funding
  • Maintain well-organized donor records
  • Write grant proposals and develop gift opportunities
  • Take complete responsibility for various fundraising efforts such as product sales, procuring items for sale in auctions/raffles and sponsorship donations
  • Work with team to market fundraising activities and events using flyers, radio, social media, and website.
  • Track budgets and results for each anticipated fundraising event
  • Meet monthly with Fundraising Committee to update, engage and involve team members regarding events and activities

Required Knowledge, Skills and Ability:

  • Demonstrate excellent judgment and decision-making skills for the purpose of earning money for A.D.O.P.T.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills to interact with potential new and existing donors, board members and the community
  • Demonstrate creativity for new fundraising opportunities and detailed-oriented to follow through to successfully execute those opportunities
  • Possess the ability to work independently and within a team environment

Veterinarian: Full time (30+ hours)

Pay Range: $60-65/hour plus benefits; including health insurance and pet wellness care.

Job Description:

  • Responsible for daily care of all surgical patients including performing presurgical examinations and high-volume spay/neuter surgeries for  shelter animals, partner shelters and the general public qualifying for low-cost services
  • Promote health and wellness of animals by performing physical examinations, administering vaccinations and performing appropriate testing for clients visiting our wellness clinic
  • Record actions by documenting and updating forms, reports, animal records and reporting diseases to public health officials. Ensure compliance with veterinary procedures, ethics, policies, and relevant statutes
  • Operate diagnostic equipment like ultrasound and radiography machines and interpret the resulting images
  • Be familiar with current quarantine and testing procedures that combat the spread of diseases to humans and to other animals according to established government regulations
  • Perform euthanasia services for terminally ill, behaviorally unwell and sick and/or suffering animals

Certified Veterinary Technician: Part time/Full Time (25-30+ hours)*
* depending upon scheduling needs

Pay Range: $15-17/hour depending upon experience plus benefits if deemed full time (30+ hours)

Job Description:

  • Responsible for daily care of all surgical patients
  • Practice and perform reduced stress restraint for clinic patients
  • Efficiently pre-medicate, induce and intubate any and all patients as necessary
  • Ability to monitor anesthesia with a clear understanding of abnormal conditions
  • Ability to respond appropriately in the event of an emergency
  • Administer first aid for emergencies
  • Draw blood samples and process samples using in house analyzer
  • Effectively team lead displaying a positive attitude to all staff and volunteers
  • Create and maintain a clean and organized environment
  • Keep organized record of treatments and procedures for all clinic patients
  • Communicate in an effective and professional manner with clients
  • Maintain a high level of customer service
  • Ability to perform all job functions of a veterinary assistant and any other duties assigned by supervisor

Controller: Part time/Full Time (20-30+ hours)

Pay Range: $20/hour depending upon experience plus benefits if deemed full time (30+ hours); including health insurance and wellness pet care

Job Descriptions: Our Controller is responsible for overseeing financial statements like balance sheets, income statements, invoices, accounts payable and accounts receivable for our two key businesses – Shelter and Clinic business (two P&Ls maintained on Quickbooks). Must have
bachelor’s degree and be proficient in Quickbooks, Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets

Duties and responsibilities would include:

  • Assist Executive Director, Treasurer, and Board with important financial decisions
  • Prepare financial documents such financial performance summaries, forecasts and budgets to understand the financial state of the business
  • Supervise employees who work under the controller in preparing the financial reports by managing day-to-day operations including invoicing, accounts receivables, accounts payables, payroll, treasury management, procurement and general ledger accounting
  • Monitor financial reports comparing to previous years and budgets and determine ways to reduce costs
  • Keep up to date on financial markets to maximize income and find new expansion areas, such as the Clinic practice
  • Monitor Capital Expenditure budget and planned expenditures to remain within budget and capitalize those expenditures within useful life
  • Build and maintain an inventory management process, including physical inventory counts for all supplies especially medications.
  • Investigate and report any book to physical adjustments
  • Understand the financials in order to maintain and meet legal requirements of state and nonprofit status in accordance with GAAP
  • Coordinate with Treasurer year end audit with outside accounting firm and ensure limited finding and book any year end audit adjustments timely to internal financials and maintain internal controls
  • Enhance software capabilities to automate Statistical Reports which would dovetail into financial summary board deck
  • Work with Development Coordinator to select cash management tools which improve timely receipt of donations tied to events and activities and maximizes the net cash flow
  • Be the key contact for the Treasurer and Finance Committee