World's Largest NO-KILL
Animal Rescue
and Adoption Organization

Clerical/Administrative Support

Opportunities in Clerical/Admin Support

Dedicated to supporting NSALA's mission our staff is committed to providing the best service to our adopters and clients.

Sorry, there are no listings in this department at this time.

Opportunities in Corporate Services

Whether you have years of experience or your career is just getting started, our corporate offices offer a great range of positions and professional careers.

Digital Marketing Intern


We are currently looking for an IT Intern to learn PC troubleshooting techniques, work with staff, work with different software and hardware, and learn the pace of an IT position. The successful candidate will provide North Shore Animal League with on- site support services on desktops, laptops, printers, peripherals, handhelds and phones. Must be available Monday-Friday at least 10-15 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship.

Skills Required

  • Creative self-starter who is comfortable with both taking initiative and working in collaboration.
  • Demonstrated capacity to create and implement relevant web based content targeted to a specific audience.
  • Detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft applications, basic photo-editing software, and internet browsers. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus.

A successful intern would have:

  • A strong desire to pursue a career in digital marketing
  • Basic understanding of the principles of digital marketing
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Excellent written ability
  • Computer literate including MS Word and Excel, basic Photoshop
  • Self-motivation and an eagerness to learn
  • Ability to work on a number of tasks simultaneously and to deadlines
  • Ability to successfully work in a team and autonomously
  • Passion for animals

How to Apply

Send resume to

Planned & Major Gifts Officer

North Shore Animal League America is seeking a dedicated, energetic, and passionate Planned & Major Gifts Officer to help cultivate relationships with current and prospective donors to acquire planned gifts (primary) and major donors (secondary) to support the work and mission of the organization. The ideal candidate will have a track record and history of cultivating, soliciting and closing planned and major gifts.

This position will work from our Port Washington, New York office and travel regionally as well as nationally. There is up to a 60%-75% travel commitment for this position.


  • Research, schedule and conduct personal donor visits to develop positive and purposeful relationships with planned givers, major donors, existing and new prospects.
  • Work closely with the Development team to identify and cultivate new Major Gift donors.
  • Participate in special events with a focus on engaging major and planned gift donors and prospects.
  • Assist in the continued implementation of the nationally based planned giving program.
  • Provide tax and estate planning information necessary to secure or promote planned gifts.       
  • Update CRM database and files to keep accurate records on donor interactions.  
  • Manage expense reports according to organizational protocols.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree, or advanced degree a plus, and a minimum of five years of fundraising experience in planned giving.
  • Proven track record working with planned givers and major donors.
  • Working knowledge of estate planning and planned giving strategies, along with understanding of moves management. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to articulate organizational priorities and match them with donor values and interests. 
  • Candidate must be goal orientated, work autonomously with a high degree of accountability, to meet or exceed established goals. 
  • Must possess a passion for animals; the ability to articulate this passion to prospective donors about the mission and vision of Animal League America.

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits package and much more. Please send resume with a cover letter by e-mail to

All cover letters MUST include salary requirements for consideration.

Opportunities in Medical Services

Our Medical Staff bring care, compassion, and empathy to their job every day of the year, enriching the lives of the countless animals they serve.

Veterinary Student Externship Program

Veterinary Student Shelter/Medical Center Externship Program 2015

The North Shore Animal League America is pleased to offer an externship opportunity for students currently enrolled in their third and fourth year at a veterinary college. NSALA, the world’s largest no-kill animal adoption and rescue organization, offers students a diverse experience in animal sheltering as well as medical and surgical management of disease.  

The Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center was first established in 1992 and is dedicated to the treatment of all puppies, kittens, cats and dogs that come to our Rescue & Adoption Center each year.  We strive to provide the highest quality medicine to both our shelter population and owned pets from our community.

Each week, over 150 animals are hospitalized and over 200 outpatients receive examinations and treatment.  Our veterinarians see, on average, over 20,000 pets each year.  Our medical staff provides our shelter pets with a full range of medical services including: routine vaccinations, management of complex medical cases, pediatric and neonatal medicine, isolation and management of infectious disease, spay/neuter procedures, soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery. We have a state of the art medical facility with digital full-body and dental radiography, ultrasound, a dental suite, rigid and flexible endoscopy.

We have a two or four week externship program that focuses on sheltering rescued pets as well as treatment and surgical procedure.  Students have a variety of opportunities within our facility; working in our shelter, making rounds in our medical wards, seeing patients in our Outpatients Clinic, and the chance to both observe and participate in surgical procedures.  

Extern Responsibilities:

Externs are expected to work 40-hour weeks, and as a facility open 7 days a week we require ONE weekend shift each week.  Our facility is very hands-on and we expect the externs to participate in medical examinations and treatments of our visiting and hospitalized pets.  The student will be paired with one of our staff veterinarians while they attend to hospitalized patients.

For more information please contact:

Joshua Weiner
Administrative Assistant to the Medical Director
Phone: (516) 883-7900, ext. 484
Fax: (516) 767-3942, attention to Joshua Weiner

Per Diem Veterinarians

We are currently seeking Per Diem Veterinarians for veterinary coverage for sick leave, vacation, weekends, or continuing education. 

North Shore Animal League America is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world.  We are a non-profit organization and since 1944, the League’s mission has been saving lives of pets through adoption, rescue and advocacy initiatives.  Every year, the League reaches across the country to rescue, nurture and adopt nearly 20,000 pets into happy and loving homes.  Over the years, the League has placed close to 1 million puppies, kittens, dogs and cats into carefully screened homes.

Animal League America provides high quality medicine in a shelter environment, managing a large and challenging medical and surgical caseload.  This includes general practice, pediatrics, surgeries, hospital rounds and spay/neuter procedures. Our state-of-the-art Medical Center is fully equipped with x-ray, pulse ox, tonopen, 4 oxygen cages, ultra sound machines, IV fluid pumps and full dental & some in-house orthopedic capabilities.


  • A New York State DVM license with at least 3+ years of experience preferred.
  • Strong client relation skills.
  • Team-oriented and committed to promoting animal welfare.
  • Have the ability to be productive upon arrival.

We offer a competitive per diem rate. Please send your resume and cover letter to EEO

Licensed Veterinary and License Eligible Technicians

The Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center of North Shore Animal League America located in Port Washington, NY, is a full service, state-of-the-art animal medical facility that offers digital radiography, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, dentistry, endoscopy, ultrasound, cardiology, spay/neuter and vaccines.

In addition to supporting our Shelter, The Alex Lewyt Medical Center is open to the public to provide the highest quality affordable medical care. Our veterinarians and medical staff are compassionate and enthusiastic, and committed to saving animal lives!

Full, Part-time and per diem positions are available for NY State Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT’s) or licensed eligible Technicians to join our top notch team of 17 veterinarians and a staff of over 70 employees.

We value our technicians talents and provide a learning environment where you can continue to sharpen your skills and expand your knowledge.

Our technicians rotate through treatment, intensive care, and our general wards including isolation. Other areas include Surgery, Recovery and Shelter Medical. If you are looking for a fast paced, rewarding work environment that will utilize all your skills as a LVT where your contributions make a difference in the lives of animals... this is the job for you!

New York State Licensed Veterinary Technician from a 2 or 4 year accredited Vet Tech program.

We offer a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with an excellent, fully paid benefit package for you and your dependents.

Our full time benefits package includes: A great hourly rate, excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance for you and your family, 401k, Tuition Assistance Program, Training Seminars, EAP, 100% hospital discount, and much more.

Please send your resume and cover letter to

All cover letters MUST include salary requirements for consideration.

Full-time and Part-Time Overnight Licensed Veterinary Technicians

We are seeking experienced Full-Time and Part-Time Overnight Licensed Veterinary Technicians to join our team. Overnight technicians are instrumental in providing strong nursing support to our hospitalized patients, clients, doctors and other staff members.

New Full-Time Overnight Employees can earn a $1000 Sign-On Bonus for joining our Overnight Team. Sign on bonus details to be discussed at time of offer.

The perfect candidate must be well-rounded in the areas of Critical Care, Medical Treatments (IV, IM, SQ and orals), Catheter Placements, with strong drug calculation abilities. Must be detail oriented and have the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment with excellent communication skills.


  • Active NYS Veterinary Technician License Required/or Licensed Eligible with a minimum of 2 years experience.
  • Previous overnight shift experience, veterinary office and/or shelter experience a plus.
  • Must be flexible to work additional hours when workload requires.
  • Management experience a plus, but not required.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including 100% company paid medical and dental insurance for you and your family. Free medical care for your pets and much, much more!

Please send resume and cover letter to

Opportunities in Shelter Operations

Challenging and rewarding opportunities to provide a higher quality of life for homeless pets through adoption. Helping NSALA fulfill its mission and make a difference in a unique and powerful way.

Per Diem Pet Behavior Trainer

We are currently looking for a per diem Pet Behavior Trainer to join our team. Responsible to work with staff to assess needs, develop and implement a training plan for shelter dogs, including behaviorally challenged dogs to increase their adoptability.

In this role, the perfect candidate will be responsible for the following:

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Evaluate animals entering the shelter as well as animals already in our care and provide a written evaluation. Evaluate any animal placed on a behavior hold and prepare a written evaluation.
    • Work with assigned dogs on a daily basis.
    • Create behavior modification profiles and protocols for canines. Set-up protocols for animals being worked on with behavioral issues.
    • Interact with staff, volunteers and adopters regarding pet behavior.
    • Conduct safety training, obedience, and orientation classes.
    • Provide post adoption support for adopters. Coordinate dog playgroups with kennel associates and managers developing safety guidelines for various age groups.


    • CPDT certified.
    • Must have at least two years previous experience working hands-on with canines in a shelter environment.
    • Experience handling behaviorally challenged dogs.

    Please send resume with a cover letter by e-mail to All resumes submitted MUST include salary requirements and availability for consideration.

    Manager of Pet Behavior Services

    We are currently seeking a Manager of Pet Behavior Services who will have the overall responsibility to oversee and manage the daily operations of the pet behavior department by developing the pet behavior staff and volunteers, growing and creating programs, protocols, classes and providing pre and post adoption training for NSALA’s felines and canines. Role requires creative thinking, vision and multi task proficiency. Best candidate is a manager who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is committed to providing excellent customer service. Applicant should be committed, versatile, solution oriented with a high-energy personality.

    Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Hire, train and supervise pet behavior associates Responsible for the ongoing training and development of the staff and volunteers. Responsible for coaching, counseling and corrective action when necessary. Monitor associate performances to ensure adherence to proper League policies and procedures.
    • Monitor both cats and dogs on the adoption floor and behind the scenes. Ensure they are receiving the training needed to place them up for adoption and into a home.
    • Maintain a thorough knowledge of all “hard to place” canines on campus. Create and maintain exercise programs to enrich the lives of the adult dogs with a focus on the “one month” and “MTD” dogs including treadmill training, agility and other forms of energy releasing activities.
    • Identify kennel dogs that need behavior modification before they have serious issues and become long term residents. Develop behavior plans for dogs and cats that need basic behavior modification.
    • Work closely with the Pet Behavior staff and Kennel Managers to monitor the progress of training dogs. Provide a behavior plan for puppies with inappropriate behavior.
    • Evaluate dogs for admittance to the shelter.
    • Evaluate the shelter dogs or cats on a behavioral hold and then prepare a written protocol to ensure the proper handling of the animal and placement into the right home.
    • Determine in a timely manner when a canine or feline housed in the training department holding area is ready for adoption. Prepare a written protocol for the animal and then release the animal to the kennel. Inform kennel management about the animal and his needs.
    • Have a strong presence on the adoption floor. Assist on the adoption floor educating adopters and helping them understand canine behavior.
    • Be available for media, VIP adopters and special events.

    Qualifications Required:

    • Must have 5+ years of management experience.
    • Must have canine behavior modification experience and worked with dogs that have shown aggression.
    • Certification preferred.
    • Must have minimum of 5 years shelter/canine experience.
    • Must possess a high level of professionalism and exceptional interpersonal skills.
    • Must have good verbal and written communication skills.
    • Must be able to organize, execute, and report on work activities without direct supervision.
    • Desire to make a positive difference in the lives of animals.
    • Must be available to travel if needed.

    We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits package and much more. Please send resume with a cover letter by e-mail to

    All cover letters MUST include salary requirements for consideration.

    Pet Behavior Trainer

    We are currently looking for a full time Animal Trainer to join our team. In this role, the perfect candidate will be responsible for the following:

      Duties and Responsibilities:

      • Work on the adoption floor during the busy part of the weekend and assist with adoptions.
      • Coordinate dog playgroups with kennel associates and managers developing safety guidelines for various age groups.
      • Write stories for hard to place dogs for the Animal League website. 
      • Have a working relationship to utilize kennel associates, with relation to behavior problems and training through group classes and one-on-one training.
      • Go over trainer’s daily dog observation books in order to make suggestions and any needed changes in protocols.
      • Approve written floor copies on animals with behavior issues.
      • Prepare various weekly and monthly reports for the department manager. These reports to include dog status, training and puppy kindergarten class attendance and income report.
      • Conduct safety training, obedience, orientation and in home training classes.
      • Various other duties as assigned.


      • Must have at least one year previous experience working hands-on with canines in a shelter environment, veterinary facility or graduate of a dog trainer school
      • Must have a clean New York State drivers license

      We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits package and much more. Please send resume with a cover letter by e-mail to

      All cover letters MUST include salary requirements for consideration.

      Rescue & Adoption Transport Associate

      We are currently seeking a full-time Rescue & Adoption Transport Associate to assist customers and promote North Shore Animal League America’s mission through prompt, professional, and courteous service.

      Ideal candidates must exhibit the ability to remain professional, courteous and objective in all situations, with a strong desire to make a positive difference in the lives of animals. The driver will transport The Animal Leagues staff and animals in a safe and timely manner to off-site locations and transport trips. Supervise staff and oversee entire adoption process and event at the location. Maintain mobile adoption units (i.e. clean, stock with supplies etc.). Select and load animals for the offsite event. Care for all animals while in their custody. Gather medical records and medications for selected offsite animals. Screen potential adopters for adoption approval, fill out adoption paperwork, perform computer and reference checks and enter pet insurance. Process approved applications and payments. Must be available, if selected, to go on cross country or interstate trips. Transport events include emergency rescue efforts, Tour for Life (which is a multi-week event) and transport initiatives.


      • Must be at least 25 years of age with 5+ years driving experience
      • Must have a clean driving record for the prior 3 years and must remain insurable
      • Position is Full-Time (Thursday-Sunday - 10 Hour Shifts)


      • Candidates must have proven customer service skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
      • Candidates must have the ability to maintain good working relationships with the public, employees and various vendors
      • Candidates must be able to travel with minimal notice
      • Experience/knowledge of animal welfare: including care, handling, health, behavior, training and sheltering issues a plus

      We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

      Please send resume with a cover letter by e-mail to

      All resumes submitted MUST meet the minimum requirements and qualifications and include salary requirements for consideration.

      Kennel Team Leader

      We are currently looking for full-time Kennel Team Leader to assist the Kennel Management Team with the daily operation of the Adoption Center. Supervise and train staff associates in promoting and ensuring quality adoptions.

      Duties & Responsibilities:

      • Provide outstanding customer service and ensure the staff does so too
      • Motivate and monitor associates in achieving daily, weekly and annual adoption goals set forth by the League
      • Supervise staff associates, i.e., assign work, schedule breaks, monitor cleanliness and animal safety, and work performance
      • Provide regular feedback to kennel managers on associates productivity and performance through the completion of daily Associate performance report
      • Monitor and control puppy, kitten, cat and dog inventory on adoption floor
      • Monitor adoption flow and take corrective steps to ensure smooth/timely processing of adoptions
      • Prepare work requisitions for all kennel repairs
      • Train associates to work in each Adoption center area, i.e. Feline room, puppy room, dog area, Adoptions, cat habitat, etc.
      • Approve adoption applications and when necessary, effectively communicate medical conditions to adopters
      • Conduct daily set up meetings with the kennel associates
      • Process opening and closing procedures of the shelter
      • Ensure the standard of neatness and cleanliness of the shelter areas at all times
      • Various other duties as assigned
      • Request calls (organize and call)
      • Buddy Program (work with a trainer on assigning hard to place dogs to shelter associates)
      • Training releases (uodate dog and cat training releases)
      • FIFO (update one weekly/monthly lists for the shelter animals)


      • Positive and friendly attitude
      • Previous experience working hands-on with animals in a shelter environment or veterinary facility
      • Good communication and listening skills
      • Ability to work independently
      • Willingness to maintain sanitation of animal areas
      • Desire to make a positive difference in the lives of animals

      We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits package and much more. Please send resume with a cover letter by e-mail to

      All cover letters MUST include salary requirements for consideration.

      Kennel Associates Needed!

      We are currently looking for enthusiastic Full Time and Part Time Kennel Associates to join our team. As a Kennel Associate you will ensure the general health and wellness of the animals as you assist them in finding quality homes.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting the public during the adoption process, feeding the animals, cleaning and disinfecting animal cages.


      • The ability to effectively work individually or in a team environment
      • Strong communication and customer relation skills are a must
      • The ability to multitask

      Job Requirement:

      • High school diploma or equivalent
      • Minimum of 1 year related experience; previous experience working with animals strongly preferred

      We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits package and much more. Please send resume with a cover letter by e-mail to

      All cover letters MUST include salary requirements for consideration.