Employment Opportunities

Liberty Humane Society hires regularly, looking to expand and improve our operations. In addition to working in a friendly environment and caring for wonderful animals, working at Liberty Humane Society comes with the benefits of a flexible schedule, medical benefits for full time employees, advancement opportunities, and a competitive wage.

Opportunity to work for a progressive animal shelter in a period of explosive growth. Liberty Humane Society, a 501c3 nonprofit animal welfare organization, boasts an on-campus spay/neuter clinic, outdoor dog run, childhood Humane Education Program, a large volunteer support system, a well regarded Pet Owner Support Program, and weekly low-cost public pet wellness clinics. Providing sheltering and adoption services for stray animals from Jersey City and Hoboken, this urban shelter promotes adopting pets from local shelters, supports local businesses through partnerships, and embraces its community by participating in fairs, festivals, markets, and other community events. 


Current Openings (updated 10/18/17)

Join our dedicated team of animal welfare professionals.  The animal care attendant is responsible for providing compassionate and attentive care to shelter animals at all times and exemplary customer service and assistance to adopters and visitors.  The position provides hands-on enrichment and training to showcase shelter animals at their best, and ensures the shelter facility is organized, clean, and welcoming.

Those interested may submit a resume and cover letter to LHS@libertyhumane.org.




The Volunteer Manager is the point of contact for all LHS’s volunteer and community relations.  They are the public face of LHS, and responsible for ensuring that the organization has the volunteer recourses available to meet its operational needs in all departments, including: fundraising, administration, development & event support, public programs, facility maintenance, and animal care.  The Volunteer Manager fosters public and community involvement within the structure of the volunteer program to further LHS’s long and short-range development and expansion goals.   

Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for coordinating and maintaining all aspects of the volunteer program, including managing the volunteer database and hour tracker, inputting information into the database and managing application/interview follow-up.
  • Updates the volunteer orientation curriculum and manual as needed, leads orientation sessions, and ensures volunteer compliance with LHS policies and procedures.
  • Aggressively targets and solicits new sources of volunteers, corporate volunteer programs, and groups with special skills.  Maintains appropriate volunteer levels for existing and ongoing administrative and shelter programs.    
  • Places applicants into the appropriate volunteer role based on interview, level of skill, and organizational need.  Ensures they receive proper training and supervision.
  • Acknowledges volunteer efforts, recognizes significant contributions, and fosters healthy volunteer involvement and organizational support.
  • With guidance from the Director of Operations, works with the Development and Management teams on planning and executing new volunteer initiatives, including special projects.
  • Ensures LHS policies, information, and needs are promptly and effectively communicated to all volunteers. 
  • Evaluates volunteer performance, reiterates LHS policy in times of conflict, and disciplines volunteers who engage in behavior inconsistent with the goals of the volunteer program.   
  • Communicates with volunteers through a regular eNewsletter.  Maintains a presence on LHS’s Facebook page.
  • Develops creative ways to recruit new volunteers.
  • Implements and keeps track of the volunteer program budget, including restricted funds for special projects.  Collects appropriate statistics for grant reporting.
  • Submits a twice-monthly program report to the Director of Operations.  Meets monthly with Management to assess and address areas of focus.
  • Schedules appropriate volunteers for on and off-site special projects as directed by Management, ensures they have access to appropriate materials, and follows up on volunteer progress. 
  • Attends adoption or special events as needed.
  • Holds regular LHS office hours and responds to volunteer questions or concerns.
  • Performs other duties as needed.

Education and Skills Required:

  • College degree and at least 2 years experience directly managing people (preferably those working in a volunteer capacity).
  • Ability to accommodate varied work assignments and schedules.
  • Strong capacity for organization.  Ability to manage multiple data sources effectively.
  • Excellent computer skills—ability to create/manipulate spreadsheets and learn new software programs. 
  • Ability to communicate skillfully and effectively with a culturally diverse staff, volunteers and community in a professional, pleasant, respectful, courteous and tactful manner at all times.
  • Maturity, good judgment and professional appearance with the ability to provide strong leadership.
  • Strong problem solving skills — focusing on finding solutions to problems and challenges.
  • Desire to learn and willingness to adjust based on changing organizational needs. 
  • General appreciation of animal welfare and desire to further the mission of Liberty Humane Society.


FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT POSITION Full-time position requires eight (8) hours per day, forty (40) hours per week. Daily hours and days of the week (for both full and part-time positions) may vary according to the needs of the department schedule. Includes weekends, night, on-call and holiday work. 

Introductory Period:

The introductory period runs from the date of hire for three months thereafter. For employment in any position with Liberty Humane Society, this introductory period is the period during which the specifics of the job are learned. During this period, either the employee or the Liberty Humane Society may end the employment relationship without notice or prejudice.

To Apply:  

Email cover letter referencing your specific interest in this position at LHS to LHS@libertyhumane.org. Also include your resume and contact information for three professional references.




Liberty Humane Society is embarking on a new phase of growth. We are transitioning from a small home-grown animal shelter to a more robust mid-sized agency focused on long-term capital development and community service expansion. Our primarily individual donor-based development program was designed to meet the funding needs of existing animal shelter operations, but we have yet to lay the groundwork and implement the systems necessary for radical growth. 

LHS seeks a dynamic, strategic, and hands-on Major Gifts Manager to grab this program by the horns and maximize individual and business support for Liberty Humane Society. In collaboration with the Executive Director and development staff (2), this Officer will assess and implement program changes designed to build the relationships and infrastructure necessary to cultivate gifts of $10k or more, while meeting financial benchmarks. 

This individual will become a part of a small, dedicated team expected to meet ambitious revenue targets and devise, monitor and analyze results of initiatives and metrics to guide the investment of future resources. They will be expected to understand the needs and performance of diverse donors and prospects, communicate and collaborate with all organizational staff, business partners and supporters, think strategically, make recommendations, offer creative solutions and manage systems to continually grow and improve the LHS’s donor relationships and prospecting.

This financial wrangler must be comfortable working in a politicized environment with multiple stakeholders who many not share their same background or educational experiences. Jersey City is the second most diverse city in the country; composure, confidence and empathy in communicating with people of all experiences and beliefs is a must. 

The Role:

* Assess LHS’s existing development plan, tools, and objectives and provide recommendations to the Executive Director based on organizational and program objectives; 

* Create a cultivation plan for soliciting and stewarding and major donors and prospects, including personalized communications and face-to-face visits, tracking progress utilizing NationBuilder and other software applications

* Partner with the Executive Director to develop a coherent and ambitious strategic plan, including setting annual goals and outcomes, and to develop and implement standards, tools and procedures;

*Provide dynamic and effective thought leadership for LHS’s efforts towards increased financial revenue and other modes of public engagement that support LHS’s mission and objectives;

* Work with LHS’s senior leadership and program staff to create compelling cases for philanthropic investment and engagement opportunities for donors and prospects;

* Undertake special projects as requested.

To Apply:

Tell us what you can bring to the table and why you're excited about LHS and our path. Show us how you create compelling donor content. Wear your excitement on your sleeve! And please don't call us on the phone. Email: irene @ liberty humane .org 


Medical, dental, and vision insurance included after three months of employment.

Minimum Education Required:

4-year degree

Salary Range: