Job Description

Are you an animal lover with great people management skills? Do you have experience working in animal welfare (government, non-profit, veterinary, etc.)? Are you collaborative, solution-oriented, and ready to make a difference in the lives of thousands of homeless animals?

The Virginia Beach SPCA (VBSPCA) is seeking a Director of Shelter Operations to guide a dynamic, diverse and inclusive team of animal welfare professionals in fulfilling our vision of ending animal homelessness in our community. You will lead and continue to build a team of passionate, hardworking individuals so management experience is essential. Your deep knowledge of animal behavior and welfare will be used as you ensure the health, safety and enrichment of a large population of domestic animals including dogs, cats, and small animals. You will develop, teach and implement critical SOPs to ensure the health and safety of both animals and humans. Your commitment to a servant leader model of management will be used to mentor a committed team of animal welfare professionals.

You will participate in and contribute to organizational strategic planning, the development of internal policies and processes, continuous improvements in superior customer service, and the learning and implementation of best practices in animal welfare. You will help guide visionary change and growth, and use your strong communication skills to represent the VBSPCA in public to advance our mission to create a compassionate community through education and collaboration.

We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment and are actively seeking to expand the diversity of our team. Salary range is $55,000 to $75,000 (based on qualifications and experience) with a great benefits package including: health insurance (medical, dental, vision); generous paid time off; and robust pet benefits including discounted veterinary clinic care.

To learn more about the Virginia Beach SPCA go to our website To submit an application select “About” from the menu and then select “Employment”.

We look forward to hearing from you!

This is a full time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Sarah Parrish
Human Resources and Volunteer Manager

Closing Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022

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