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

Full Time Animal Control Officer
Are you looking for an exciting job out of the office? Are you up to the challenge of handling all types of situations? The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is looking for a full-time Animal Control Officer (ACO). Duties include but not limited to: enforcing city ordinances regarding animal care and control laws, issuing citations or warnings, impounding sick or stay animals, assisting law enforcement when animals are involved in situations, attempt to locate owners or lost and/or injured animals in order to return animals to owners, respond to calls concerning issues with wild and domestic animals, and more. Must have high school diploma. Law enforcement and animal experience are a plus. Please email your resume to Josh Colvin, Animal Control Operations Manager, jcolvin@arl-iowa.org

Animal Care Supervisor
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is looking for a dependable person with experience supervising staff and animal care. Duties will include but not limited to, supervise, train, monitor staff, manage work schedules, disciplinary actions, perform annual reviews, hiring, oversees the receiving, transport/shipping, and husbandry of animals. Performing daily inspection of facilities, monitoring equipment to ensure operational efficiency, submit maintenance requests and oversee maintenance completed, monitor inventory of feed and supplies and place orders when inventory is low, perform office administration, may periodically administer medications and treatments under qualified supervision, participates in regular inventory process, maintains attendance and time recording system. Job entails long periods on your feet, bending, kneeling, lifting and the use of ladders. If interested in applying for this job, email your resume to Mick at mmcauliffe@arl-iowa.org.

 

Part Time Positions

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 Alyssa Haase at jobs@arl-iowa.org.

Part Time Animal & Customer Care Associate - ARL South
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is seeking an 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. Email your resume to Robyn at rdobernecker@arl-iowa.org.

Part Time Animal & Customer Care Associate - ARL West
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is seeking one Animal & Customer Care Associate for our ARL West location to work Friday's 4p-8p, Saturdays 9a-6p, and Sundays 10a-5p, must be willing to fill all of these hours. Applicants must also be willing/able to work with all types of animals as they are responsible for cleaning the animals as well. Applicants must 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. Email your resume to Robyn at rdobernecker@arl-iowa.org.

 

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 - Fall 2017
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 Ashley Pech at apech@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.