Employment Opportunities

April 10, 2019 - 2 positions are currently available:


Development Manager - Fulltime, Exempt Position


Our mission is to provide the highest level of compassion for the animals entrusted in our care; to measurably reduce companion animals' overpopulation and to take a leadership role in promoting humane values and education for the benefit of animals.


The Development Manager for Olympic Peninsula Humane Society (OPHS) helps plan and is responsible for increasing funding by carrying out various event, marketing, communications and community programs. The Development Manager informs both internal and external public of OPHS activities, services, mission, vision, goals and needs for sustainability.

Additionally, the Development Manager will help lead the very important role of volunteer acquisition, engagement, recognition and retention.

This position reports to and is under the direct supervision of the Executive Director.


·         Collaborates with Executive Director, other staff and committees to coordinate strategic annual and long-term marketing and fundraising plans and calendars.

·         Recommends, manages (and/or supports) and analyzes the success of various marketing activities as assigned

·         Helps develop and implement innovative public relations and community awareness programs including media relations, communications, print materials, website and social media postings, adoption, social events and speaking engagements.

·         Helps create and recruit new members for a comprehensive OPHS Animal Foster Program

·         Negotiates with vendors and solicits in-kind donations and services as needed.

·         In coordination with and under the guidance of the Executive Director and appropriate committees and volunteers, plans and helps produce special events including marketing, sponsorships, & logistics.

·         Develops effective working relationships with donors, volunteers, board members and staff to nurture connection to and involvement in OPHS.

·         Helps write and administer Enewsletter campaigns

·         Provides support to the Event Committee in the planning and production of the annual Meowgaritas and Mutts event including marketing, securing cash and in-kind sponsorships from donors, businesses and corporations, planning and coordinating event logistics.  Assure volunteers receive adequate support and assistance and that the event runs smoothly.

·         Improves volunteer acquisition, training, engagement, recognition and retention.

·         Works with Executive Director in coordinating grant research, writing and reporting

·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


·         B.A. /B.S. in human services, social work, marketing, English or business, or a combination of comparable education and experience.

·         Must have a strong connection to the animal welfare cause.

·         Excellent personal and written communication skills. 

·         Knowledge of proper grammar, spelling and business writing techniques.

·         Ability to relate effectively in a professional manner with donors, Board of Directors, volunteers, staff and clients on the telephone, by e-mail and in person.

·         Excellent organizational skills.

·         Computer proficient with knowledge of or ability to quickly learn design programs and website maintenance

·         Ability to cope under pressure and emergency situations.

·         Neat and professional appearance.

·         Ability to work in a busy environment, juggle workloads and meet deadlines.

·         Ability to lift up to 35 pounds.

·         Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to an insured automobile for use on the job and ability to be insured under OPHS policy.



·         Ability to, on occasion, work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

·         Direct mail and donor outreach or equivalent experience in a non-profit or corporate setting a plus

·         Successful grant coordination, institutional relations or equivalent experience in a non-profit or corporate setting a plus

·         Drupal content management or website application experience a plus


Send resume to lhinkle@ophumanesociety.org. NOTE: You MUST put the words Development Manager in the subject line of your email to be considered.

This position is considered “EXEMPT” by the Fair Labor Standards Act.  This organization reserves the right to revise or change duties and responsibilities as the need arises.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.  Olympic Peninsula Humane Society is an “at-will” employer.  


Dog Tech

Full-time Kennel Technician for the Bark House!

Kennel Technicians are responsible for the direct care of the animals (mostly dogs and puppies) at OPHS. The primary responsibility of a Kennel Tech is to provide the dogs with their physical needs for fresh water and food, daily walks, medications, baths, and socialization, while maintaining a clean and healthy environment at the shelter.

* Cleaning and disinfecting dog kennels and other areas of the facility (kitchen and dishes, laundry room and soiled blankets, bathrooms, lobby and grooming room)
* General dog care -- Including: feeding, watering, walking, medicating, bathing, socializing, observing any behavioral or medical issues and reporting them to a supervisor
* Talking to potential adopters and other customers about dogs, adoption procedures, and other shelter-related topics
* Perform miscellaneous duties as instructed by supervisor

* Genuine compassion, concern, and respect for animals
* Dependability and strong work ethic
* Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs
* Must be able to work on feet for long hours
* Must be able to handle/walk strong pulling dogs
* Must be able to bend, twist, lift and carry large items
* MUST be available to work weekends
* Must have reliable transportation (the bus does not go past the shelter)
* Must be 18 yrs old or older
* Previous animal handling experience and knowledge about animals is a huge PLUS
* Personal and work references

This job is often very LOUD with dogs barking, very MESSY with dogs shedding, urinating, and defecating, very SMELLY with dog waste and cleaning chemicals, and very BUSY depending on the number of dogs at the shelter.

Please come by the shelter to pick up an employment application. Resumes can be attached to the application when you turn them in to the front office at the shelter. Please let us know if you have any questions (360) 457-8206!