Careers: Jobs at the ASPCA

** Thank you for your interest in a career with the ASPCA! Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, at this time we are only hiring for a limited number of critical positions, which are available here.

Now more than ever we need to be even stronger—and safer—together as a team so we can continue to make positive change for animals. The ASPCA has implemented new safety protocols consistent with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines to keep our employees, our clients, and our animals safe. Some of the changes we've implemented include physical distancing, hygiene and cleaning policies, personal protective equipment standards, screening and monitoring guidance, and new procedures for working with animals, among other measures to protect our staff. 

Learn more about the ASPCA's COVID-19 response.**

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 complete this brief career interest survey to stay connected to future opportunities with the ASPCA. Be well and please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Talent Acquisition team at [email protected] if you have any questions about job opportunities with the ASPCA.

Our Work

What’s it like to be a part of the ASPCA? See our work up close!

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 a fun, collaborative and entrepreneurial working environment. Our talented and diverse group of over 900 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 innovate and drive change for animals. Our team members at every level continually strive to achieve these behavioral competencies 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 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

  • Strategic Animal Welfare Partnerships: Building alliances nationwide to create systemic change for animals
  • Shelter & Veterinary Services:  Providing direct care for animals in need and developing best practices
  • 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 & Strategy: Optimizing our effectiveness through technology, people development, strategic planning, groundbreaking research, and risk management
  • Media & Communications: Driving discussion and engagement across external and internal audiences through innovative campaigns and strategic messaging
  • Finance: Helping to put donor dollars to use where needed most to advance lifesaving programs for animals 


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).


We reward our people with competitive salaries and great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid time-off, and parental leave.

Contact Information

The ASPCA endeavors to make accessible to all users. If you wish to contact us about the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please email [email protected] or call Barri Martin at (646) 291-4557. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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