Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin

Job Opportunities

Collar-ful Careers Start Here!

While caring for animals in the best way possible is serious business, it doesn't mean we can't have a little fun doing it!  Get greeted each day with a hello from a cat. Get a warm welcome by a dog's kiss. Laugh during the day at a co-worker's animal story-of-the-day. Sure we want our work here to have impressive outcomes but we want it to be meaningful and rewarding, too. Our philosophy is simple: if you can have fun while working hard, our pets are better off while they are here, too.

We're looking for passionate team members whose talent, care and compassion for people and pets will help make a difference in our community. With your help, we'll keep our strong foundation of helping pets go home again. 

Join the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin where, yes, you'll find challenging work, but also plenty of paws and people to brighten your day.  


Current Openings:

Executive Director

Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin is seeking a dynamic leader with a compassion for animals and people to manage its growing animal shelter that serves 4,000 pets per year, while playing an instrumental part in a capital campaign for a new building. Serving as the chief operating and financial officer of the organization, you will be responsible for the overall management and leadership of 35 employees, 250 volunteers and 115 foster homes, the coordination of all programs and services, development and fundraising, administrative operations, community relations, board relations and financial management (current annual budget is $1.2M). Ideal candidate will have:

  • an entrepreneurial spirit
  • deep commitment to the humane treatment and compassionate care of animals
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent management
  • financial and administrative experience
  • strong management/leadership experience
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills including public speaking
  • marketing background and experience with fundraising and development
  • prudent financial management and budgeting skills
  • visionary and strategic thinking skills
  • an ability to create a culture that provides a customer and community-focused experience 

Click here for a full job description. Please submit letter of interest, resume and salary expectations to or mail to:

Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin
222 S. Arch Street
Janesville, WI  53548

Adoption Counselor
Part-time or full-time/Hourly ($9.00/per hour)

We are looking for a friendly and outgoing individual to fill our part-time Adoption Counselor position. Our Adoption Counselors are the front line of our shelter and work closely with the public. This position conducts adoptions, deals compassionately with lost and found pets and provides excellent customer service at every opportunity. Our counselors are also responsible for providing counseling and education to the public, coordinating adoptions, handling computer records, processing paperwork,  greeting and directing customers, answering phones, and assisting in the care of all of our animals. 

Click here for a full job description. This position is part-time (20 – 30 hours a week) and the hours may vary. Email cover letter and resume to


Animal Care Staff
Part-time or full-time/Hourly

Are you seeking a part time job working helping lost and homeless dogs and cats get well and go home again? The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin, located in Janesville, is seeking applicants for Animal Care Staff. These part time positions are responsible for enclosure cleaning, dog walking, animal intake and administering medication to pets as directed by our Animal Care Manager. We are looking for positive, responsible and detail oriented people who are interested in helping to make a difference every day in the lives of thousands of lost and homeless pets. This is a part time position planned for approximately 20 hours per week. Experience with animal handling and care very beneficial.

Click here for a full job description. Apply by emailing cover letter and resume with references to


Health Services Technician
Part-time or full-time/Hourly

Are you looking to work in the veterinary field, directly improve the lives of thousands of homeless animals, and enjoy a fast-paced work environment? The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin is seeking both full-time and part-time applicants for the veterinary and surgery teams. The team members will assist the veterinarian and veterinary technicians in surgery, medical exams, lab testing, and patient care. Applicants would also be responsible for medically triaging new strays, administering vaccinations and preventatives, and reuniting lost pets with owners. Click here for a full job description. Previous medical or animal handling experience is desired but not required.

Apply by emailing cover letter and resume with references to Dr. Penny Coder at

Upcoming Events

First Community Credit Union Adoption Event

October 20, 2018

Please stop by and meet some of our adoptable pets who are looking for a great home! You can speak to some of our amazing volunteers to learn...

PetSmart Adoption Event

October 21, 2018

Please stop by and meet some of our adoptable pets who are looking for a great home! You can speak to some of our amazing volunteers to learn...

News & Announcements

Our Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest is officially OPEN!!!

Ready to show off your pet's costumed adorableness? Here is everything you need to know about getting your pet entered!

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Humane Society Plans Dog Walk

Furry friends and their owners soon will descend on Riverside Park for the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin's annual Dog Walk.

This year's walk...

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