Careers: Jobs at the ASPCA

As always, our main priority is to ensure that we can all do our work effectively, positively impact the most animal lives and support the health and safety of our employees and the communities we work within. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASPCA has established and implemented a variety of policies and protocols to keep our employees and locations safe as we continue our lifesaving work to help animals in need. We continue to strongly encourage staff to be up to date on vaccinations but being vaccinated for COVID-19 is no longer a requirement for working with the ASPCA unless required by applicable federal, state or local laws, whether those legal mandates are effective now or come into effect in the future. We will continue to monitor the public health landscape and revisit this policy if circumstances change.

Help Animals Live Good Lives!

Are you dedicated to the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment? At the ASPCA, you’ll engage with committed colleagues around the country who are working together to ensure that animals are valued by society, protected by its laws and free from cruelty, pain and suffering.

If you are interested in joining our team but do not see a position listed that fits your experience or interests, please join our Talent Community to stay connected to future opportunities with the ASPCA.

Our Work

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Our Culture & Core Values

At the ASPCA, we pride ourselves on being a respected leader for the protection and welfare of animals, and we offer our employees an inspiring, collaborative, entrepreneurial and fun working environment. Our talented and diverse group of over 1,000 employees across the country has deep knowledge, skills and passion for the animals we serve and protect.

The mission of the ASPCA is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. We seek outstanding candidates who are dedicated to that mission and embody our core values.

What It Takes

Rooted in the belief that everyone benefits from continuous learning and development, the ASPCA’s Behavioral Competency Model provides a guide for how our staff demonstrates our Core Values to drive change for animals. Our team members at every level continually strive to build proficiency to advance our mission:

ASPCA Behavioral Competencies

  • Thinks Critically and Strategically
  • Achieves Quality Results
  • Demonstrates Perseverance
  • Drives Creativity and Innovation
  • Continuously Learns and Teaches
  • Builds Collaborative Relationships
  • Fosters Open Communication
  • Demonstrates Compassion Towards Self, Animals and Others


Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The ASPCA was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment by humans. Acting effectively on that belief requires a commitment to fostering a collaborative and compassionate culture and to principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome all voices to participate in our advancement of these values in the interest of working together to improve the lives of animals in need.

Our impact on animals’ lives across the country is directly tied to the contributions of people. And our impact is elevated substantially when all staff members, partners and communities are seen, heard and included. Each of us brings a unique and rich perspective to our work, and listening to, collaborating with and learning from those diverse perspectives will enable us to move further and faster toward the ASPCA’s vision—that all animals live good lives; valued by society, protected by its laws and free from cruelty, pain and suffering.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Our Shared Language

We recognize that the definitions and pursuit of diversity, equity and inclusion can mean different things depending on the context and location of that work.

The ASPCA defines diversity, equity and inclusion as follows:

Diversity is the acceptance and respect of all the ways in which people differ, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, socio-economics, disability, religion, perspectives and values.

Equity is the promotion of justice and fairness within our practices, policies and distribution of resources by actively identifying and eliminating barriers that prevent equal access and opportunity for all.

Inclusion is the intentional creation of environments that welcome, support and respect all individuals and groups to fully participate in processes, activities and decision- or policy-making.


We are inspired by our staff who choose to support the ASPCA’s work and demonstrate their dedication to improving the lives of animals in many different ways. Our people represent a vast array of backgrounds and diversity dimensions, bringing with them valuable experiences and perspectives. We seek to encourage and support them to authentically and comfortably share themselves and their ideas. This requires reflecting and increasing diversity on our teams and in our leadership. We commit to equitably and proactively supporting all our people so they can maximize their individual and team contributions to our lifesaving mission.


Our team extends beyond our physical locations and our ASPCA staff members. Doing our work effectively hinges on collaborations with strong partners around the country, including local shelters and animal-welfare organizations, law-enforcement agencies, donors and volunteers, professional responders, veterinarians and social-service agencies that share our vision. In these relationships, we seek to find common ground that enables us to not only work well together, but also to learn from each other and evolve independently as a direct result of the partnership.


Finally, our staff, professional responders and volunteers are often guests in communities across the country. Working in communities requires that we listen, offer our ideas and passion for our mission with humility and ensure that communities and their constituents have a voice in solutions that affect them and their animals. By committing to inclusiveness, we tap deeply into the strengths and skills of those with whom we work, thereby increasing our impact on animals in need.

Our Locations

ASPCA staff work from coast to coast with pet owners, communities, shelters and rescues, law enforcement, legislators and many others to improve the lives of animals. From advocacy and education to cruelty investigations and disaster response, from behavioral rehabilitation to low-cost veterinary care, we help to rescue, care for and protect vulnerable animals, and find homes for those in need.

How We Work

The ASPCA drives systemic change for animals through:

  • Shelter & Veterinary Services: Providing direct care for animals in need, sharing best practices with animal shelter professionals, and advancing access to veterinary care
  • Policy, Response & Engagement: Rescuing and rehabilitating animals, ensuring enforcement of cruelty laws, changing policies to improve animal welfare, and keeping pets and people together
  • Development: Engaging individuals and organizations to support our lifesaving work
  • Operations & People: Optimizing our effectiveness through technology, people development, strategic planning and groundbreaking research
  • Communications: Generating discussion and engagement across external and internal audiences, increasing awareness of our mission and impact and driving change and action in the animal welfare field
  • Finance, Facilities and Real Estate & Capital Projects: Helping to put donor dollars to use where needed most to advance lifesaving programs for animals
  • Legal, Internal Audit and Safety & Security: Managing organizational safety, security and risk 


Career Interest Survey

We encourage you to review our job descriptions and apply to our open positions! If you don’t see a current position that matches your skills and experiences, you can complete our career interest survey to stay connected to future career opportunities at the ASPCA.

EEO statement

The ASPCA is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

For more information on your EEO rights under the law, view the EEO Law Notice [PDF] and EEO Law Notice Supplement [PDF].

The ASPCA will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the ASPCA’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-I.35(c).


As the first animal welfare organization in North America and a leading voice within that movement, we see first-hand how the lives of animals and humans are intertwined—when you support one, you support the other. We also know our greatest impact on vulnerable animals occurs when our care for animals is matched by our care for each other, so we take pride in providing our staff with competitive salaries, great benefits and engaging workplace environments that promote universal respect for all staff. Our benefits include, but are not limited to the following highlights.

  • Medical coverage options, with the ASPCA covering a majority of the plan costs and a tiered premium structure based on salary
  • Dental coverage offered at no cost to employees
  • Optional low-cost vision coverage
  • A 401(k) retirement plan with a competitive employer match (dollar for dollar up to 4% of eligible pay) and additional 4% employer contribution for all eligible employees
  • Tuition Assistance Program offering up to $5,250 for eligible expenses
  • Paid parental leave for new parents
  • Employee Assistance Program offering confidential life assistance through LifeWorks, at no cost
  • Caregiver support benefit through Cariloop, at no cost
  • Health and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Life and AD&D insurance (up to 2x annual salary) provided at no cost to employees
  • Long-term and basic short-term disability insurance at no cost, plus a buy-up option for additional short-term disability coverage
  • Paid vacation, personal time, sick time, and 10 paid company holidays
  • Voluntary pet insurance with employee discounts
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit program
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  • The ASPCA currently offers a remote internship program through our Government Relations Department. Learn more.
  • The ASPCA currently offers a fully remote internship program through our Strategy and Research Department. Learn more
Contact Information

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