Careers

Jobs

Join Our Team!

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) offers a variety of career paths including, whether you’re looking to work hands-on with the animals, serve in a support role, or oversee one of our growing-list of programs and services.  Every member of our team plays an important role in changing the lives of animals and the people who love them.  Career paths and positions can include:

  • Animal Care
  • Pet Training & Behavior
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Animal Control & Cruelty Investigation
  • Humane Education
  • Pet Adoption & Foster
  • Community Outreach
  • Marketing & Public Relations
  • Volunteer Management
  • Customer Service & Pet Helpline
  • Retail
  • Events & Fundraising
  • Accounting & Database Management
  • Operations & Administration

Benefits

In addition to competitive pay and a mission-driven culture, we offer benefits for full-time employees including:

  • Paid vacation, personal, and bereavement leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The ARL is an equal opportunity employer.

Available Positions

If you currently have animal care or non-profit experience and don’t see an open position listed below that fits your background, please email your resume to arl@arl-iowa.org.  We are always interested in recruiting talent to the ARL.

Please see the list of openings below. ARL's job application.

Full Time Positions

Customer Experience Supervisor
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc. (ARL) is currently seeking a full time Customer Experience Supervisor. This position is responsible for training and supervision of the desk staff and call center at all of the ARL locations. The ideal candidate would have prior supervisory and management experience, strong customer service background, have strong communication skills, be efficient and able to multi task, be able to work well with others and be well organized and high energy. This supervisory position does include some hands on working at the desk and typically works a Monday-Friday schedule, however, some weekends may be needed. Experience with Word and Outlook is needed. Competitive salary and benefits offered. If interested, please send your resumes to Carol Griglione at cgriglione@arl-iowa.org no later than November 18. Must include your salary expectations to be considered. No phone calls. The ARL will be interviewing as resumes are received in order to fill this position as soon as possible and a candidate may be selected before the November 18 job posting has expired.

 

Part Time Positions

Assistant Volunteer Coordinator (Onboarding Specialist)
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc. (ARL) is currently seeking a part-time (29 hours a week) staff person to support our volunteer programs. This position is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the initial phase of volunteer engagement and satisfaction, from welcome through training. The ideal candidate would have strong customer service background, have strong communication skills, be efficient and able to multi task, be able to work well with others and be well organized and high energy.

The areas of main responsibility include:

  • Serve as lead for all volunteer on-boarding procedures; return phone calls/emails from interested volunteers, maintain volunteer application and screening process, send out follow-up communications on next steps.
  • Oversee volunteer orientations; maintain schedule, facilitate volunteer registration, coordinate orientation presenters, collect/document all required materials.
  • Oversee volunteer training process: schedule volunteer training classes with instructors, facilitate volunteer training registration, update database when volunteers have completed training(s).

This role has a flexible schedule outside of some required Thursdays and Saturdays each month and will operate out of the ARL Main location. Experience with Word and Outlook is needed (database management/Volgistics experience would be preferred). If interested, please send your resumes and any questions to Chris Juhl at cjuhl@arl-iowa.org. No phone calls, please. The ARL will be interviewing as resumes are received in order to fill this position as soon as possible, but the positon will remain available until filled.

 

Part Time Animal Care Technician
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is seeking a part time Animal Care Technician. This position will include all shifts and weekends, averaging from 20-30 hours per week. The position is at the ARL Main location and must be willing/able to work with all types of animals. Job entails long periods on your feet, bending, kneeling and the use of ladders for cleaning purposes. Please send a resume to Karen Coker at jobs@arl-iowa.org.

Part Time Animal & Customer Care Associate - ARL South
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is seeking one Animal & Customer Care Associate for our ARL South location in Southridge Mall. Applicants must be willing/able to work with all types of animals, as they are responsible for cleaning animals as well. Applicants must also have strong customer service, multitasking, and organizational skills, ability to work in a fast paced team-oriented environment, and preferably have experience with animals in a personal or professional setting. This position is responsible for all facets of customer service, maintaining a safe and healthy environment, processing transactions, and precise record keeping. Job entails long periods on your feet, bending, kneeling and the use of ladders for cleaning purposes. Averages 20-30 hours per week.

 

Internships

Part Time Off Site Adoptions Intern
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is seeking an open-minded, highly motivated person with both people and pet-friendly social skills to intern for our offsite adoption programs. You will assist for a minimum of 12 hours per week gaining valuable skills with communications, data collection, promotions, event planning and execution. This unpaid internship has room for a flexible schedule and will give you professional work experience in the non-profit sector. It will also provide a unique look at the entire shelter and how it runs efficiently. Responsibilities include: assisting with the event coordination, event execution, community involvement, sign-up and follow-up for our volunteer adoption crew, filling in at events if needed, creation and distribution of promotional materials. Interested applicants should send a current resume and cover letter to Robyn Dobernecker at rdobernecker@arl-iowa.org.

Part Time Marketing & Graphic Design Intern
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is seeking a highly motivated, creative individual to serve as a Graphic Design Intern for the Marketing team. Applicants should have strong graphic design skills for both print and web and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment while meeting deadlines. The intern will be exposed to all facets of marketing for Iowa's largest non-profit animal shelter. This position is unpaid and is a set 90 day minimum term with 8-16 hours each week. Interested applicants should send a current cover letter, resume, and design portfolio to Stephanie Filer at sfiler@arl-iowa.org.

Part Time Special Events Intern
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is seeking a highly motivated, organized individual to serve as a Special Events Intern. Applicants should be very detail-oriented and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment while meeting deadlines. This position is unpaid and is a set 90 day minimum term with 8-16 hours each week. The intern will assist with special event projects and pre-event logistics, call on vendors, businesses, and event attendees when needed, procurement, and other projects depending on the intern’s desired outcome. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Megan Rice at events@arl-iowa.org.