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Thank you for your interest in working at Berkeley Humane and saving lives with us! Start your career in the animal welfare space by applying today. 

Berkeley Humane is an Equal Opportunity Organization for Volunteers and Staff. Berkeley Humane is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusivity and belonging. We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team of volunteers and staff. We embrace individual differences, not limited to life experience, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our volunteers and staff bring to their work and to our culture. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.

Open Positions

Director of Accounting & HR

The best way to make sure your talent and leadership skills are put to good use is to work for Berkeley Humane, one of the Bay Area’s oldest and most trusted animal welfare non-profits. The Director of Accounting & HR contributes to the overall success of Berkeley Humane by effectively managing and implementing all financial tasks for the organization. This is a hands-on position requiring a broad range of skills. The Director of Finance & HR partners with the Executive Director and senior management team in strategic decision making and operations and supervises the Accounting Coordinator and Thrift Shop Manager.

Learn more in the full job description.


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements via email to with “Director of Accounting & HR” in the subject line. Your documents must be in Word or PDF format to be considered.

Director of Development & Communications

You are talented and your skills are highly desirable. You can do anything and work anywhere, so why not invest your efforts where you can save the lives of dogs and cats? 

Berkeley Humane is a dynamic non-profit organization that has been doing impactful work in the Bay Area and beyond for more than 125 years. That legacy means something, but so does the incredible leadership we provide in animal welfare today. 

We are looking for a Director of Development and Communications who loves animals and people, who has a desire to create the winning strategy to save more lives for the years ahead. If this sounds like you, please apply today.  

View the full job description here.


Please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements via email to with “Director of Development & Communications” in the subject line. Your documents must be in Word or PDF format to be considered.

Relief Registered Veterinary Technician


The Relief Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) supports the provision of medical care to animals treated at Berkeley Humane’s Hospital. This position provides nursing care and assists in medical treatments, handling, and procedures as directed by the Shelter Veterinarian. Click here for the full job description.


Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your interest to with “Relief Registered Veterinary Technician” in the subject line. Your documents must be in Word or PDF format to be considered.

Relief Veterinary Hospital Assistant


The Relief Veterinary Hospital Assistant works closely with the Veterinarian and is responsible for aiding the veterinary team in accordance with standard and acceptable veterinary practices, particularly in a shelter medicine environment. In addition, the Relief Veterinary Hospital Assistant will perform certain duties of a non-medical nature that will facilitate Hospital administration and engender positive relations with public Hospital clients and ensure the highest possible standards of care for Berkeley Humane’s animals.

Job Description

Interested? Click here for the full job description.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter with your desired salary to and in the subject line enter Relief Vet Assistant position.  Your documents must be in Word or PDF format to be considered.

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