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Cat’s Cradle of the Shenandoah Valley, Inc. 


Volunteer and Community Services Coordinator, Part-Time, 25-30 hours a week (annual wages approx. $16,000, with room for position growth)  51 weeks per year.  Five unpaid days off each year, if arrangements made to cover.  Six paid holidays - - will award a day off in the same pay period if scheduled to work to provide animal care (New Year’s Day,  July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day)

Counseling at Downtown Center: In-person clients, phone clients, email clients, social media clients, neonatal assistance

Downtown Center coverage three days per week (one 7-8 hour day closed to public for administrative work and volunteer training/open house; two other 7 hour days)

Volunteer and work-study scheduling and coordination, training on counseling for community services and downtown center cleaning, oversee Open Houses (volunteer orientation and training)

Oversight of daily Harrisonburg Petsmart operations - - volunteers, cleaning, supplies, organization, relations with management

Volunteer leads and specialists training and coordination for community services programs (spay/neuter, pet retention)

Social media and website updates

Spay/Neuter and Pet Retention coordination with leads and Executive Director or designated board member(s)

Oversight of Downtown Center cleaning


Supplies and purchasing for Downtown Center, Petsmart

Assistance with transfer/oversight of transfers of cats to/from IC/DC/Petsmart for adoption, vetting, etc.

Updates to Ops Manual and Forms pertaining to Spay/Neuter, Medical Assistance, Lost and Found

Cat’s Cradle of the Shenandoah Valley, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Those interested in the position should contact Jennifer Kirkland, Executive Director, with a resume and reference information. Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Alleghany Humane Society is looking for a Manager

Interested candidates should email their resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Job Description

This is a full-time supervisory, administrative, and hands-on position. This person is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the shelter. They will provide care for shelter animals, compliance with state requirements, management within budget coupled with increased efficiencies, leadership, training and supervision. They must possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and problem-solving skills, as well as being committed and passionate about animal welfare. It is a visible position involving a high level of positive and effective interaction with employees, visitors, volunteers and animals.

The Manager will direct and manage staff, volunteers, adoptions and other animal placement, and assist in community outreach. This position reports to the Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for our mission, coupled with initiation and experience to create a successful role within the shelter. Prior experience as a shelter manager or similar role in a non-profit or animal welfare organization is preferred but not required. Advanced/college education strongly preferred. Prior successful management/supervisory experience is required. Proficiency in Quickbooks a plus.

Alleghany Humane Society Mission: The mission of this organization shall be to serve as a safe haven for stray or unwanted companion animals, educate the public about proper care and treatment of pets, advocate animal welfare, spay and neuter, and promote adoption to reduce pet homelessness.

Job Type: Full-time

Please check these additional sources for job postings:

American Humane Association

Humane Society of the United States

National Animal Control Association

Society of Animal Welfare Administrators

Best Friends