Do you love working with people and animals? Kitsap Humane Society always accepts employment applications. KHS is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability. 

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Current positions include:

Marketing Assistant (Part-time) – open February 6, 2019

Admissions Technician (Full-time) – open January 23, 2019

Lifesaving Assistant (Part-time) – open January 10, 2019



Marketing Assistant (Part-time)

If you love animals and want to put your excellent marketing/communications skills to use for a good cause, apply for our part-time (20 hours per week) Marketing Assistant position at Kitsap Humane Society.

Kitsap Humane Society is a progressive animal welfare organization that rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes more than 6,000 pets a year with a 97 percent lifesaving rate. The 110-year-old nonprofit is a national leader and engaged in a $7.5 million capital campaign to build a new Pet Adoption Center, with construction underway and grand opening this summer.

Position Summary:

The Marketing Assistant will assist the marketing team with its social media, web and email communications and marketing.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Assist the marketing team with generating content for marketing/communications needs involving events, vet services, shelter operations, fundraising and the capital campaign.
  • Assist with evaluating results of communications strategies and tactics.
  • Develop email newsletters and e-blasts and coordinate/develop content.
  • Create compelling social media content during events.
  • Expand awareness of Kitsap Humane Society, its services and programs and its lifesaving mission.
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Be a strong writer, editor and communicator with solid writing, photography, videography and social media experience across various platforms. (Work samples required.)
  • Have a keen awareness of social media strategy, trends and metrics.
  • Team player able to work collaboratively and productively with volunteers, media, leadership team and KHS staff.
  • Displays positivity, friendliness, tact and sound judgment in interactions with staff, volunteers and the public.
  • Experience with MS Word, Excel, Constant Contact, WordPress, Hootsuite and various digital and social media platforms.
  • Must be able to work with shelter animals.
Schedule & Compensation:
  • $14.00/hour
  • 20 hours/week
  • This position requires occasional work on evenings and weekends
To Apply:

No phone calls, please. A cover letter is required to be considered.  Send a resume and cover letter to .  Cover letter must speak clearly and thoroughly about how the candidate’s background and experience qualifies him or her for this position. Work samples required.


Admissions Technician (Full-time)

Do you love working with the public? Do you love animals? Come join the Animal Care team at the Kitsap Humane Society as our Admissions Technician! The Kitsap Humane Society is a progressive, open admission shelter dedicated to finding a “forever home” for every adoptable animal in its care.

Position Summary:

The Admissions Technician has primary responsibility for admitting animals to the shelter. These may be stray animals brought in by good Samaritans or animals surrendered by owners who can no longer care for them.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Admissions Technician:

  • Schedules appointments, both over the phone and via email
  • Discusses the situation with the customer
  • Enters information into the shelter database
  • Assesses the incoming animals medically and behaviorally
  • Moves animals to appropriate shelter kennels
Required Skills/Abilities:

This role must enjoy working with people. The Admissions department is a place of high emotion as people relinquish their family pets and search for lost animals. The Admissions Tech must remain calm, friendly and empathetic in every situation.

Admissions can also be extremely busy, with a line of people waiting to be helped. The Admissions Tech must be unflappable and able to juggle multiple customers (and animals) at one time.

This position works very closely with members of the Animal Care team, as well as with Customer Service and Veterinary Services.

The job requires flexibility, energy, the ability to think quickly on one’s feet, and an easygoing nature. A sense of humor is a plus!

Other Requirements:
  • excellent customer service skills
  • love of animals
  • comfort handling all sizes and breeds of animals
  • willingness to learn to administer vaccinations to animals
  • ability to remain calm and empathetic in the face of customers’ strong emotions
  • comfort using computers
  • ability to enter information into a computer correctly
  • ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • ability to function as a team player
  • an eye for accuracy
  • outstanding attention to detail
  • proven leadership skills
  • excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • fantastic work ethic
Schedule & Compensation:
  • Pay rate: Minimum $12.25 per hour, dependent on experience.
  • This position is full time (40 hours per week).
  • Health insurance and dental insurance benefits offered the 1st of the month after 60 days of employment.
  • Vacation leave available after 120-day introductory period.
  • Sick leave and holidays.
  • One free animal adoption per year for full-time and part-time regular employees.
To Apply:

Please send your resume and a cover letter outlining why you feel you would be a great fit for this position to


Lifesaving Assistant

Position Summary:

Kitsap Humane Society’s Lifesaving Assistant is a compassionate animal lover and team-player with strong people skills, attention to detail, sense of urgency and organizational skills. The Lifesaving Assistant team plays a key role in supporting the life saving departments, including Transfer/Rescue Me, Adoptions, Foster Care, Canine Behavior and Training, Customer Service, and Animal Care departments. The Lifesaving Assistant is a “wrap around” position that is able to jump into the various life saving departments to offer relief to the current Coordinator team during times of short staffing and times of high volume. This position supports these departments in implementing progressive care, promotion and placement for each animal as an individual to help KHS save as many lives as possible.

Primary Responsibilities:

Adoptions/Customer Service

  • Provide backup adoption counseling support for large events, peak adoption times and barn cat adoptions
  • Provide backup adoption processing and customer service support for large events and peak adoption times
  • Assist Adoption Coordinator and adoption staff with transporting animals to off-site adoption locations
  • Assist adoption staff with inventorying animals in need of adoption bios, restrictions
  • Assist Adoption Coordinator by perform regular walkthroughs and submit reports of new animals to identify those who may need adoption restrictions, special handling guidelines or special adoption packet handouts
  • Assist adoption staff with promoting adoptable pets, including writing bios, taking photos and videos, making posters and other displays
  • Complete “Adoption Report Card” (ARC) medical assessments for adoptable pets
  • Assist Adoption Coordinator and Behavior and Training Coordinator with follow up communication and support for adopted pets

Foster Care

  • Assist Foster Care Coordinator with inventorying animals in need of foster care placement, including writing short bios and taking photos
  • Assist Foster Care Coordinator with handling pets returning from foster care for adoption, including updating bios and photos and administering booster vaccines
  • Assist Foster Care Coordinator in transporting supplies and animals to/from the Mission Creek Correctional Facility for Women and administering booster vaccinations for prison foster pets
  • Provide support for general foster department duties such as vaccine appointments, responding to new foster applications and promoting foster care online, as needed

Rescue Me Transfer

  • Assist Transfer Coordinator with transports (may include animal selection)
  • Assist Transfer Coordinator with organizing crate cleaning, storage, and cargo shipping
  • Data entry for transfers
  • Assist with medical intake, Adoption Report Cards (ARCs), and administering vaccines for new transfer arrivals

Canine Behavior and Training

  • Assist Canine Training and Behavior Coordinator with playgroups for shelter dogs
  • Assist Canine Training and Behavior Coordinator in communicating, organizing and implementing behavior plans and other action steps generated from weekly Animal Welfare Committee meetings
  • Assist Canine Training and Behavior Coordinator with completing dog behavior assessments as needed

Animal Care

  • Provide backup kennel cleaning support as needed
  • Assist Animal Care staff with selecting and preparing kennels for incoming transfer animals
  • Assist Animal Care staff with processing newly admitted animals, including taking and uploading intake photos and assisting with administering vaccines


  • Assist Director of Animal Welfare, Events Manager and marketing department with generating content (photos, videos and written pieces) for social media and weblog
  • Assist Shelter Manager and Director of Animal Welfare with periodic review of animal inventory, ensuring database records (location, status, animal details) match animals in care
  • Other duties as assigned


Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Animal Welfare.

Required Skills/Abilities:

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be hard working and efficient, and have extremely strong time-management skills
  • Be well-organized, attentive to detail, and able to multi-task in a busy, high-stress environment
  • Have experience and confidence in handling cats and dogs of all ages, sizes and temperaments
  • Have experience (or be willing to learn) administering vaccinations and microchips as well as performing other basic medical assessments, procedures and treatments
  • Be computer literate (including Microsoft Office suite), social media savvy, and adept with mobile technology
  • Have strong writing skills
  • Be a team player and able to work collaboratively and productively with volunteers, peers and other KHS staff
  • Display positivity, friendliness, tact and sound judgment in interactions with staff, volunteers and the public
  • Be able to communicate respectfully and effectively with people of all backgrounds and personalities
  • Be approachable and open to constructive criticism and coaching
  • Be flexible around our scheduling needs and be available at irregular hours, including occasional early mornings and late nights
  • Be positive and open minded towards progressive animal welfare strategies and policies
  • Enjoy driving long distances, in all kinds of weather
  • Have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record; must be able to pass a background check
  • Be able to lift 50 lbs and to be physically able to bend, stoop, kneel, squat, twist, reach, and climb steps.
Hours &Compensation:
  • This position requires some flexible scheduling, based around the needs of the shelter
  • 25 hours/week (4-5 days a week, at least one weekend day required)
  • $13.30/hour
To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Director of Animal Welfare, Sarah Moody-Cook, at Failure to submit a cover letter will negatively impact your consideration for this position. Please no phone calls.