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Main Shelter: 4400 Raytown Rd. Kansas City, MO

Zona Rosa: 8721 N. Stoddard Ave. Kansas City, MO

Petco: 11620 W. 95th St. Overland Park, KS

Careers

Shelter Veterinarian

Job Posting: Shelter Veterinarian (Full-time, Part-Time and Relief/Fill-In Available)
Want to work for one of the most progressive, effective, and innovative animal shelters in the country? Do YOU believe in “Solutions, Not Excuses” when it comes to lifesaving? Kansas City Pet Project is looking for Full Time, Part Time and/or Relief Veterinarians to help care for the more than 10,000 animals entering the shelter each year. Who is Kansas City Pet Project?
• Winner of the Petco Foundation’s national 2018 Unsung Hero Award for our Director of Shelter Operation’s lifesaving work in our shelter’s parvo ward.
• Winner of a 2018 Maddie’s Hero Award from Maddies’ Fund for our CEO & Chief Lifesaving Officer, Teresa Johnson.
• Winner of the first ever Paul Jolly Compassion Award in 2014 from the Petco Foundation for our compassion for animals that made a lifesaving difference in our community.
• Winner of the ASPCA’s Community Engagement Award for 2014 as the shelter who best engaged their community in saving lives.
• Named in 2015 as Kansas City’s Best Nonprofit by KC Magazine and Best Place to Adopt a Pet by 435 Magazine.
• Made history in Kansas City by officially achieving “No-Kill” status within 6 months of taking over operations of the city’s municipal shelter in 2012 – becoming the 3rd largest open admission, No-Kill animal shelter in the United States, and creating the largest (and only open admission) No-Kill municipal animal shelter in the State of Missouri.

And we’re just getting started! Our new state-of-the-art 54,000 sq. ft. Kansas City Campus for Animal Care – home to KC Pet Project – is currently under construction in Kansas City (scheduled to open in late 2019) and will include a Fear Free shelter veterinary hospital design located on 17 acres in a beautiful park setting adjacent to the Kansas City Zoo, Starlight Amphitheater, and Lakeside Nature Center. Come join our shelter’s lifesaving medical team.

Job Type: Full-time, Part-Time, Relief
Salary: $80,000.00 to $100,000.00/year for Full-time; $45/hr – $55/hr for Part-time and Relief

Please send resume’s and/or letter of inquiry to Gail Longstaff at gail.longstaff@kmco.org

Director of Canine Operations

Title: Director of Canine Operations
Department: Operations
Reports to: Chief Administrative Officer
Category: Full-Time
Supervises: Canine Care, Behavior and Training, Admissions, Intake and Lifesaving Departments

The Director of Canine Operations is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the animal shelter to include, but not be limited to, Admissions, Intake, Canine Care, Training and Behavior and Lifesaving departments and staff. Ensures that constant and humane care and treatment of animals is provided, at all times, as it relates to industry best practices. Ensures the upkeep, cleanliness and security of the kennel and adoption facilities are held to KC Pet Project standards. Provides a quality customer service experience for external and internal customers in accordance with organization’s mission, goals and philosophy.
Personnel
• Facilitate a culture that fosters teamwork and empowers growth through training, coaching, stability, support and collaboration to KC Pet Project team
• Administer personnel-related tasks, including new hires, terminations, leave requests, rewarding and disciplining employees as well as periodic and annual evaluations in accordance with KC Pet Project policies
• Maintain and promote an overall customer service environment that is designed to make successful “matches” between families and their new companion animals
• Motivate and lead a high-performance management team; attract, recruit and retain required members of the operations management team
• Assure staff is trained and coached to a level necessary to achieve departmental goals and industry best practices
• Communicate effectively and positively with all staff, managers and volunteers
• Facilitate conflict resolution among staff, volunteers/community service workers and customers; provide guidance to staff faced with difficult situations
• Foster a success-oriented and accountable environment within the organization

Administration
• Adhere to the departmental and organizational financial goals & industry best practices
• Assist Executive Director by providing monthly reports and participating in the activity of strategic planning and development of departmental budgets. Ensures that operations is performing within budget
• Attend managerial meetings and contribute to the organization’s objectives and mission
• Perform opening and closing duties as needed
• Attend professional association meetings and board meetings as requested
Operations
• Communicate to appropriate KC Pet Project personnel, necessary facility and equipment repair and replacement needs per KC Pet Project standards and protocol
• Review and recommend updates of SOPs as needed
• Work closely with Veterinary team to ensure disease management and established protocols are being implemented and upheld
• Work closely with Executive Director to review and monitor KC Pet Project programs and services for maximum efficiency and effectiveness to ensure departmental goals are met
• Work closely with Executive Director to implement changes in organization, staffing, work processing and management information systems to increase efficiency and reduce administrative costs while ensuring compliance with operational objectives for legality, quality and cost effectiveness
• Remain alert and aware of animal behavior and physical condition; report concerns to appropriate manager
• Advise the Executive Director of challenges and issues that may affect the operation of the shelter and/or organization
• Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
• High School Diploma or GED equivalent
• Minimum five years’ experience in a similar capacity in an animal shelter, veterinary hospital or clinic, desired
• Proven leadership ability in managing multiple direct reports
• Experience in oversight and management of inventory
• Computer literate in a Windows environment
• Ability to utilize effective problem solving/decision making skills
• Proven ability to exercise independent judgment
• Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• A passionate advocate for and desire to work with animals
• Knowledge of animal welfare in a shelter environment required
• Must handle agency funds in accordance with established verbal and written agency guidelines
• Valid MO or KS driver’s license or ability to obtain a valid MO or KS driver’s license and must be insurable by organization’s insurance company
• Requires humane handling of animals and safe handling of cleaning supplies, chemicals and equipment in compliance with safety rules and according to MSDS rules
• Ability to lift, pull or push up to 50 lbs. with reasonable accommodations
Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to hazards associated with infected animals and controlled substances; exposure to unpleasant odors and noises; exposure to bites, scratches and animal wastes; possible exposure to contagious diseases.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include 401K, paid time off, medical insurance and dental insurance.

KC Pet Project is a nonprofit organization that operates the Kansas City, MO animal shelter, caring for more than 10,000 pets a year. We are the largest No Kill shelter in Kansas City.

Please send cover letter and resume to Gail Longstaff @ Gail.Longstaff@kcmo.org

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions or qualifications associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, for example, emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, or technological breakdowns in departments.

First Impressions Coordinator (PT)

Title: First Impressions Coordinator
Department: Administrative
Reports to: Manager of Customer Service and Adoptions
Category: 1 Full-Time and 1 PT
Supervises: N/A

KC Pet Project is seeking a First Impressions Coordinator to join our team at our new shelter, the Kansas City Campus for Animal Care (KCCAC). The ideal candidate will have an outgoing personality and will serve as the first point of contact for our shelter. An accommodating and supportive spirit, as well as strong attention to detail are essential. They will have consistency, strong follow-up skills, and great follow-through. Ongoing professionalism with staff, leadership, sales associates, clients and vendors is essential. They will be flexible enough to handle the growth and demands of our fast-paced, high-profile office while being persistent and organized with routine, repetitive tasks and comfortable maintaining existing systems and implementing new ones. The ideal candidate will possess qualities such as a commitment to excellence, the ability to focus in a distracting environment, unwavering integrity, results-oriented mindset, and a self-disciplined focus.

Qualifications:
Strong, outgoing personality and would serve as the first point of contact for the shelter
Attention to detail is key and must be organized
Able to operate the KCCAC phone system and answer the phones, direct messages, and answer basic questions.
Professionalism with staff, volunteers, and the general public
Maintain professionalism in a fast-paced environment
Basic knowledge of the campus security system and AV technology.
Receives deliveries and donations

Requirements:
Proven work experience as a Receptionist, Front Office Representative or similar role
Working knowledge of Office 365
Hands-on experience with office equipment (e.g. printers, copiers, etc)
Professional attitude and appearance
Some animal handling experience may be required.
Solid written and verbal communication skills
Work alongside adoptions, retail and animal care teams
Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise
Multitasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks
Customer service attitude

Hours are 9:30 am – 6:30 pm; Full time is 40 hours per week; Part time is 16 hours per week. Facility is open 7 days a week so work days are to be determined.
Resumes should be sent to Gail.Longstaff@kcmo.org. No phone calls please.

Admissions Counselor

Position: Admissions Counselor
Department: Admissions and Intake
Status: Full-Time and Part-Time Positions available

Position Overview:
Admissions Counselors are responsible for providing excellent customer service
to the public and utilizing safe and respectful animal handling practices when
accepting pets into the facility. The Admissions staff assists the public when it is
necessary to surrender or relinquish an animal, admit a found animal, or reclaim
an owned pet.

Duties and Daily Responsibilities:
• Represents the Kansas City Pet Project in a professional, polite and
enthusiastic manner.
• Solicits tax deductible financial donations from guests and assists with
acknowledging and putting away in-kind donations.
• Educates potential adopters on responsible animal guardianship, animal
care and local animal control ordinances.
• Respond to requests relating to surrendering/relinquishing a pet via phone
and email correspondence respectfully and compassionately.
• Maintain detailed records regarding animal history at KC Pet Project as
well as pertinent owner information, state and city forms, kennel cards,
and documents related to Animal Control.
• Ensure that each animal is scheduled for intake vaccines and pertinent
medical tests in a timely manner, relaying any abnormal medical or
behavioral concerns to department manager and clinic staff.
• Schedule owner relinquishment appointments and when appropriate,
connect owners with resources that promote and assist with pet retention.
• Treats animals humanely, with love and concern both on and off the job,
and transmit these values to others.
• Adheres to all KCPP organizational policies and procedures.
• Makes a good appearance, positive attitude, and have the ability to deal
tactfully and effectively with the public.
• Can lift up to 50 lbs. long periods of standing, bending, and intermittent
exposure to high noise levels.
• Other duties as assigned

Performance Factors and Necessary Skills:
• Compassionate and respectful attitude in the face of highly emotional
situations.
• Willingness to understand and learn about animal behavior.
• Comfort with learning/executing animal handling.
• Comfort/willingness to learn how to administer medication, vaccines, and
other necessary medical exams like blood draws.
• Resourcefulness and the desire to go above and beyond to help owners
retain their pets or if appropriate, create a plan for surrender that best
assists the owner and the animal.
• Communication and Contact: Communicates effectively both verbally and
in writing with superiors, colleagues and individuals inside and outside of
KCPP, has tact and above average communication and customer service
skills. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and must be able to convey
a positive and professional image to the public and employees.
• Attendance and Dependability: Must be able to report to work at the
scheduled time; ensure the department is ready to open on time each day, can
be depended on to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough
manner and is conscientious about assignments.

Working Conditions
Work is performed at the main shelter location. Potential exposure to zoonotic
diseases, high noise levels, hazardous chemicals, and sharp objects. Able to lift
up to 50 lb., long periods of standing, bending, stooping, reaching and animal
handling and restraint in an animal shelter-type setting. Able to handle all sizes
and activity levels of animals.

Qualifications/Educational Background:
• 4 year college degree in a related field is preferred
• At least one year of experience in a customer service/retail sales
environment is required.
• One year of experience in the care and handling of animals in a shelter,
vet clinic, or boarding facility is highly desirable.
• Any combination of training and experience which demonstrates
the knowledge and skills necessary for this position.
• Possession of a valid driver’s license and driving record acceptable to the
KCPP insurance carrier.

Please note: this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of
activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties,
responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Lead Barista at KC Campus for Animal Care

KC Pet Project
Job Description

Title: Lead Barista
Department: Operations
Reports to: Chief Operations Officer
Category: Full-Time
Supervises: Full-Time and Part-Time Baristas

KC Pet Project is hiring for a full-time Lead Barista at our new shelter, the Kansas City Campus for Animal Care (KCCAC). This position would work in the coffee shop located in the atrium of the new campus and would oversee all full-time and part-time Baristas.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
• This position would oversee all operations of the Coffee Shop in the new shelter
• Tracks inventory of all coffee, beverages, cups, supplies, and food items.
• Maintains schedule of other baristas and any other staff who may cross-train to work in coffee shop.
• Provides training for all new staff and ongoing training for current team members.
• Works collaboratively with marketing team to create and sell retail items.
• Receive, greet and take guest orders at the counter
• Create, use and follow bar SOP checklists
• Honor customers by providing quick, friendly, and personal service aligned with our vendor’s spirit
• Manage the relationship between our vendor, KCCAC and KC Pet Project.
• Manage tip program for baristas on staff.
• Initiates dialogue and develops rapport with customers by learning their names, favorite drinks and food items
• Receive payments and returning proper change
• Keep records of spoilage and wastage
• Maintain a clean environment at all times: bar, floors, stock rooms, toilets, etc. General cleaning of the Café
• Displays a quest for knowledge encompassing the entire coffee culture, engaging in everything it takes to deliver the finest, most flavorful cup of coffee possible – including a developed coffee palate
• Works as an effective company employee, liaising with others and contributing to our overall customer and employee experience
• other duties as assigned
Requirements:
• Minimum of a High School Diploma, or a GED or 3 years in the field or in a related area, or suitable combination of education and relevant experience preferred
• Demonstrate a motivational tone and establish a high degree of people-focused optimism
• Able to work alongside customer service teams.
• Have a love for animals and helping them fine forever homes.
• Have the ability to be attentive and responsive to the emotional needs of others as well as maintaining the objective needs of the situation
• Must enjoy working in a people oriented and socially interactive environment
• A knowledge of Clover POS system is preferred.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, see, touch, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to drive or ride in a motor vehicle. The employee must occasionally lift up to 50lbs and routinely move or lift 25lbs.

Apply online at www.kcpetproject.org/careers.

Barista at KC Campus for Animal Care

Title: Barista
Department: Operations
Reports to: Lead Barista
Category: 1 Full-Time, 1 Part-Time
Supervises: N/a

KC Pet Project is hiring for one full-time and one part-time Barista at our new shelter, the Kansas City Campus for Animal Care (KCCAC). This position would work in the coffee shop located in the atrium of the new campus.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
• Receive, greet and taking guest orders at the counter
• Use and following bar SOP checklists
• Honor customers by providing quick, friendly, and personal service aligned with our vendor’s spirit
• Initiates dialogue and develops rapport with customers by learning their names, favorite drinks and food items
• Receives payments and returns proper change
• Keep records of spoilage and wastage
• Maintain a clean environment at all times: bar, floors, stock area, etc.
• Displays a quest for knowledge encompassing the entire coffee culture, engaging in everything it takes to deliver the finest, most flavorful cup of coffee possible – including a developed coffee palate
• Works as an effective company employee, liaising with others and contributing to our overall customer and employee experience
• other duties as assigned
Requirements:
• Minimum of a High School Diploma, or a GED or 2 years in the field or in a related area, or suitable combination of education and relevant experience preferred
• Demonstrate a motivational tone and establish a high degree of people-focused optimism
• Able to work alongside customer service teams.
• Have a love for animals and helping them find forever homes.
• Have the ability to be attentive and responsive to the emotional needs of others as well as maintaining the objective needs of the situation
• Must enjoy working in a people oriented and socially interactive environment
• A knowledge of Clover POS system is preferred.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, see, touch, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to drive or ride in a motor vehicle. The employee must occasionally lift up to 50lbs and routinely move or lift 25lbs.

Apply online at www.kcpetproject.org/careers.

Customer Service and Adoptions - Zona Rosa

Title: Customer Service and Pet Adoptions – Zona Rosa Adoption Center
Department: Lifesaving Programs
Reports to: Zona Rosa Pet Adoption Center Manager
Category: Hourly
Supervises: N/A

Job Purpose:

Perform all job responsibilities associated with day-to-day operations of the Zona Rosa Pet Adoption Center, including animal care, cash handling, retail merchandising, etc. Ensure the constant humane care and handling of all animals. Responsible for providing and maintaining excellent customer service in our pet adoption center and working as a team with other staff members and volunteers.

KC Pet Project Expectations of Employee:

-Represents the Kansas City Pet Project in a professional, polite and enthusiastic manner.
-Provides welcoming service by greeting and assisting guests, and responding to guest inquiries to ensure excellent levels of customer service are maintained at all times, including in-person and telephone client service. Promote repeat business and word-of-mouth advertising through the building of excellent customer relations.
-Performs daily animal care, cleaning, feeding, medicating, interviewing potential adopters, and/or assists with transports to offsite boarding facilities.
-Educates potential adopters on responsible animal guardianship, animal care and local animal control ordinances.
-Conducts animal adoption interviews and assists/educates new adopters on topics such as basic animal behavior, positive training methods, vaccinations, microchips and other medical information and paperwork that needs to be covered with clients.
-Completes animal adoptions, ensuring all transaction paperwork and computer records are complete and accurate in PetPoint, and schedules animals for surgery or veterinary appointments as needed.
-Solicits tax deductible financial donations from guests and assists with acknowledging and putting away in-kind donations.
-Responsible for daily cash handling, credit card transactions, retail center merchandising, pricing, and inventory restocking and letting appropriate personnel know when inventory levels are low.
-Responsible for actively engaging customers to increase donations and merchandise sales at our adoption center location and/or special events to help reach revenue goals and ensure new adopters have the necessary items they need for their new pets.
-Identifies any animal health problems and refer to management for proper care and treatment.
-Follows KCPP safety and cleanliness protocols and all health and security rules.
-Follows disease control procedures and completes cleaning of public areas daily and ongoing throughout the day to decrease biological risks to humans and other animals.
-Organize and maintain all materials necessary for adoptions of animals, including but not limited to applications, contracts, vaccination and rabies certificates, office supplies, and educational and promotional materials.
-Believes in the mission of the KC Pet Project and understands the lifesaving relationship between the main shelter and this offsite adoption center.
-Treats animals humanely, with love and concern both on and off the job, and transmit these values to others.
-Adheres to all KCPP organizational policies and procedures.
-Makes a good appearance, positive attitude, and have the ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public.
-Can lift up to 50 lbs. long periods of standing, bending, and intermittent exposure to high noise levels.
-May be required to drive shelter’s vehicle in performance of shelter business.
-Perform other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions: Work is performed at the Zona Rosa Pet Adoption Center. Potential exposure to zoonotic diseases, high noise levels, hazardous chemicals, and sharp objects. Able to lift up to 50 lb., long periods of standing, bending, stooping, reaching and animal handling and restraint in an animal shelter-type setting. Able to handle all sizes and activity levels of animals.

Performance Factors and Necessary Skills:

• Communication and Contact: Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues and individuals inside and outside of KCPP, has tact and above average communication and customer service skills. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and must be able to convey a positive and professional image to the public and employees.

• Attendance and Dependability: Must be able to report to work at the scheduled time; ensure the store is ready to open on time each day, can be depended on to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.

Qualifications/Educational Background:

• 4 year college degree in a related field is preferred
• At least one year of experience in a customer service/retail sales environment is required.
• One year of experience in the care and handling of animals in a shelter, vet clinic, or boarding facility is highly desirable.
• Any combination of training and experience which demonstrates successful marketing, sales or management expertise and the knowledge and skills necessary for this position.
• Possession of a valid driver’s license and driving record acceptable to the KCPP insurance carrier.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions or qualifications associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, for example, emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, or technological breakdowns in departments.

Customer Service and Adoptions - Main Shelter

Title: Customer Service and Pet Adoptions – Main Shelter
Department: Adoptions
Reports to: Manager of Adoptions
Category: Hourly
Supervises: N/A

Job Purpose:
Perform all job responsibilities associated with adoptions at our main shelter location, soon to be the Kansas City Campus for Animal Care, including adoption screening, customer service, cash handling, retail merchandising, etc. Responsible for providing and maintaining excellent customer service in our pet adoption center and working as a team with other staff members and volunteers.

KC Pet Project Expectations of Employee:
-Represents the Kansas City Pet Project in a professional, polite and enthusiastic manner.
-Provides welcoming service by greeting and assisting guests, and responding to guest inquiries to ensure excellent levels of customer service are maintained at all times, including in-person and telephone client service. Promote repeat business and word-of-mouth advertising through the building of excellent customer relations.
-Educates potential adopters on responsible animal guardianship, animal care and local animal control ordinances.
-Conducts animal adoption interviews and assists/educates new adopters on topics such as basic animal behavior, positive training methods, vaccinations, microchips and other medical information and paperwork that needs to be covered with clients.
-Completes animal adoptions, ensuring all transaction paperwork and computer records are complete and accurate in PetPoint, and schedules animals for surgery or veterinary appointments as needed.
-Solicits tax deductible financial donations from guests and assists with acknowledging and putting away in-kind donations.
-Responsible for daily cash handling, credit card transactions, retail center merchandising, pricing, and inventory restocking and letting appropriate personnel know when inventory levels are low.
-Responsible for actively engaging customers to increase donations and merchandise sales at our adoption center location and/or special events to help reach revenue goals and ensure new adopters have the necessary items they need for their new pets.
-Identifies any animal health problems and refer to management for proper care and treatment.
-Follows KCPP safety and cleanliness protocols and all health and security rules.
-Follows disease control procedures and completes cleaning of public areas daily and ongoing throughout the day to decrease biological risks to humans and other animals.
-Organize and maintain all materials necessary for adoptions of animals, including but not limited to applications, contracts, vaccination and rabies certificates, office supplies, and educational and promotional materials.
-Believes in the mission of the KC Pet Project and understands the lifesaving relationship between the main shelter and this offsite adoption center.
-Treats animals humanely, with love and concern both on and off the job, and transmit these values to others.
-Adheres to all KCPP organizational policies and procedures.
-Makes a good appearance, positive attitude, and have the ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public.
-Can lift up to 50 lbs. long periods of standing, bending, and intermittent exposure to high noise levels.
-May be required to drive shelter’s vehicle in performance of shelter business.
-Perform other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions: Work is performed at the main shelter location. Potential exposure to zoonotic diseases, high noise levels, hazardous chemicals, and sharp objects. Able to lift up to 50 lb., long periods of standing, bending, stooping, reaching and animal handling and restraint in an animal shelter-type setting. Able to handle all sizes and activity levels of animals.

Performance Factors and Necessary Skills:
• Communication and Contact: Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues and individuals inside and outside of KCPP, has tact and above average communication and customer service skills. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and must be able to convey a positive and professional image to the public and employees.
• Attendance and Dependability: Must be able to report to work at the scheduled time; ensure the store is ready to open on time each day, can be depended on to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.

Qualifications/Educational Background:
• 4 year college degree in a related field is preferred
• At least one year of experience in a customer service/retail sales environment is required.
• One year of experience in the care and handling of animals in a shelter, vet clinic, or boarding facility is highly desirable.
• Any combination of training and experience which demonstrates successful marketing, sales or management expertise and the knowledge and skills necessary for this position.
• Possession of a valid driver’s license and driving record acceptable to the KCPP insurance carrier.
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions or qualifications associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, for example, emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, or technological breakdowns in departments.

Canine Care Team

Canine Care Team Member
KC Pet Project is seeking motivated, hardworking team members that are self-starters for our Canine Care Team. We are looking for people interested in working with our dogs and the public to make good adoption matches. If you want to learn expert dog handling skills and would find joy in matching a dog to a great family, this job may be for you.
Responsibilities include handling and caring for dogs of all sizes and temperaments and being active in providing excellent customer service to the public looking for new pets to adopt.
As part of our Canine Care Team, you will work cooperative with the other team members to care for approximately 200 dogs each day. Their care involves, walking, kennel cleaning, feeding, enrichment and play group participation. In addition, our Canine Care Team plays a critical role in helping to match the dogs to potential adopters so must be comfortable engaging with the public and advocating for the dogs.
This is a highly physical position and candidates must be able to lift 50 lbs. and work in heat and cold. You must enjoy being a part of a team and willing to work hard making a difference for homeless pets in Kansas City.
KC Pet Project is a high-volume open admission shelter caring for over 10,000 animals a year. Applicants may be asked to do an on-site working interview as part of their interview process.
No phone calls please. Please complete the application on the website and include information detailing why you feel your past work experience and work ethic would make you a great candidate for this position.
Standard work shifts available are: Fulltime – 8 am to 7 pm, 4 days per week. We also have part-time positions from 2pm to 7pm. We are open 7 days a week, 365 days per year and we do ask all team members to be willing to work, one of the two weekend days and some holidays.
Starting pay for our Canine Care Team is between $10 to $12 per hour depending on relevant experience. We will begin offering Health Insurance Benefits for Full Time employees as of January of 2020. We also offer 2 weeks of paid time off for full time employees, an employee discount on merchandise in our retail store and you are eligible to get basic veterinary care through our Veterinary Clinic at cost plus 10%.
We are also in the process of building a new 55,000 square foot, state of the art, animal shelter with move in expected in Fall of 2019.

Apply Online

Feline Care Team

KC Pet Project is seeking motivated, hardworking team members that are self-starters for our Feline Care Team. We are looking for people interested in working with our cats and the public to make good adoption matches.

Responsibilities include handling and daily care for cats and kittens and providing excellent customer service to the public looking for new pets to adopt.

Candidates must be able to lift 50 lbs. and work in heat and cold. Must enjoy being a part of a team and willing to work hard making a difference for homeless pets in Kansas City.
This is a very busy, high volume open admission shelter caring for over 10,000 animals a year. Applicants may be asked to do an on-site working interview as part of their interview process.

No phone calls please. Please fill out the employment form and information detailing why you feel your past work experience and work ethic would make you a great candidate for this position.

25 – 30 hours per week and may include one or both weekend days. Please include your availability and shift preferred.

Apply Online

Internship Opportunities

Volunteer Program Internship

Volunteer Program Internship
Overview

KC Pet Project’s dedicated volunteers enable us to continue to save lives and expand the animal welfare services and resources we can offer. It would be impossible to fulfill the mission of KC Pet Project without our volunteers. Volunteers touch every aspect of our operations, and this work enables us to magnify our impact and save more lives. The KC Pet Project Volunteer Program manages all facets of a robust volunteer workforce and supports the operation of every department of the organization, from development to adoption services, veterinary services to community outreach, and everything in between!

Duties & Responsibilities
Interns will engage in a variety of areas including, but not limited to:
● Participating in community engagement, recruiting, and training new volunteers
● Ensuring a smooth workflow for volunteer onboarding
● Communicating with prospective and current volunteers
● Maintaining the volunteer database
● Preparing and analyzing volunteer reporting
● Providing guidance and supervision for volunteers
Requirements
● Passion for working with, and educating the public
● Excellent written and verbal communications, with the ability to represent the mission, goals, policies, and core values of KC Pet Project in a sincere and energetic manner.
● Ability to adapt, work collaboratively with a team, and solve problems proactively.
● Organizational skills
● Commitment to a high level of customer service
● Basic computer skills including email, Facebook, and Google Drive
This Internship may interest you if you are interested in the following fields:
Administration, Animal Sheltering, Business, Communications, Community Engagement/Education, Customer Service, Non-Profit Management, Operations, Program Management, Shelter Management

Internship Application Times
November 30th deadline for January 2020 – April 2020 Internship
March 30th deadline for May 2020 – August 2020 Internship

Please send letter of interest and resume to Alyssa.Willett@kcmo.org.

KC Pet Project offers internships for students currently enrolled in a two, or four year program, and individuals who have recently graduated with an associates or bachelors degree. These positions are unpaid. Interns will experience the wide diversity of the operations of an animal rescue organization, and put into action KC Pet Projects motto of, “Solutions Not Excuses”. Duties can be tailored to fit into different educational majors and professional interests as it is possible.
KC Pet Project staff can provide mentorship to interns in their professional capacities and gives interns hands-on exposure to Kansas City’s largest no-kill adoption facility. Interns should share our passion for animals, believe in our mission, and be self-motivated and driven for success. Interns will be asked to commit to a regular, mutually agreed upon schedule, for a minimum of 12 hours per week, and a four month term of service.

KC Pet Project interns are an extension of KC Pet Project employees and must follow all rules and guidelines that pertain to employment at KC Pet Project. We strive to create an environment for our interns which fosters ethics, learning and development while creating a deeper understanding and practice of community service.

Graphic Design Intern

Kansas City Pet Project
Job Description

Title: Graphic Design Intern
Department: Marketing & Development
Reports to: Communications and Design Coordinator
Category: Unpaid Internship
Supervises: N/A

Commitment: This is a flexible, winter/spring internship requiring 8-16 hours a week and some weekends. This is an unpaid internship.

Responsibilities:
• Design high-quality flyers, signage, posters, web graphics, cards, etc.
• Redesign work of many KC Pet Project forms and flyers
• Provide marketing collateral with fast turnaround (typically 2-7 days)
• Reliably communicate with marketing team and other staff members who may have project requests
• Distribute marketing collateral in the community
• Maintain brand standards and KC Pet Project values in your work
• Other projects depending on intern’s desired outcome

Qualifications:
• Proficient in design software including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
• Ability to work from home from own computer/own software
• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
• Working knowledge of typography, photo cropping/sizing, image manipulation, digital illustration, 2D composition and color.
• The ability to write clearly and accurately using proper grammar
• Creativity and willingness to try new approaches and receive constructive feedback
• Self-starter who is able to work well independently
• Must be able to work in a crowded, busy environment if necessary
• Able to work with the KC Pet Project team

The Graphic Design Intern for KC Pet Project should be creative and excited about the marketing efforts and branding of the organization. They will be working mainly at the Kansas City Campus for Animal Care or at home. KC Pet Project is a nonprofit organization that operates the Kansas City, MO animal shelter, caring for more than 10,000 pets a year. We are the largest No Kill shelter in Kansas City and the 3rd largest, open-admission, No Kill shelter in the United States.

Please send cover letter, resume and samples of work to Katie Grissum at Katie.Grissum@kcmo.org.

We are currently hiring for a number of positions at our locations around the metro area.

Want to work for one of the most progressive, effective, and innovative no-kill animal shelters in the country? Do you believe in “Solutions, Not Excuses” when it comes to saving the lives of over 10,000 from our community? Join our team!

  • Winner of the Petco Foundation’s national 2018 Unsung Hero Award for our Director of Shelter Operation’s lifesaving work in our shelter’s parvovirus and panleukopenia ward.
  • Winner of a 2018 Maddie’s Hero Award from Maddies’ Fund for our CEO & Chief Lifesaving Officer, Teresa Johnson.
  • Winner of the first ever Paul Jolly Compassion Award in 2014 from the Petco Foundation for our compassion for animals that made a lifesaving difference in our community.
  • Winner of the ASPCA’s Community Engagement Award for 2014 as the shelter who best engaged their community in saving lives.
  • Named as Kansas City’s Best Nonprofit and Best Place to Adopt a Pet.
  • Made history in Kansas City by officially achieving “No-Kill” status within 6 months of taking over operations of the city’s municipal shelter in 2012 – becoming the 3rd largest open admission, No-Kill animal shelter in the United States, and creating the largest (and only open admission) No-Kill municipal animal shelter in the State of Missouri.

And we’re just getting started!  Our new state-of-the-art 54,000 sq. ft. Kansas City Campus for Animal Care – home to KC Pet Project – is currently under construction in Kansas City (scheduled to open in late 2019) located in Swope Park adjacent to the Kansas City Zoo, Starlight Amphitheater, and Lakeside Nature Center.