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
- Events & Fundraising
- Accounting & Database Management
- Operations & Administration
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.
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 email@example.com. We are always interested in recruiting talent to the ARL.
Please see the list of openings below. ARL's job application.
We currently do not have any full time positions available.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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. Email your resume to Robyn Dobernecker at email@example.com.
Part Time Animal Control Officer
Are you looking for an exciting job out of the office? The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is looking for a part-time Animal Control Officer. This position is 20 hours a week and requires weekends and nights. Please email your resume to Josh Colvin, Animal Control Operations Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.