Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at CCHS!  Listed below are current job openings we have available.  We also have many great volunteer opportunities which you may be interested in.


Position:                         PROGRAMS DIRECTOR

Type:                                   Full-time, exempt

Hours:                                 40 hours with 24/7 availability on weekends and evenings as needed

Pay:                                     $45,800-$50,000, based on experience

Benefits:                             CCHS does not currently offer medical or retirement benefits. Paid time off (holidays, vacation and sick time) per employee handbook.


Overview:   Reporting to the Executive Director, with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the Board of Directors, the Programs Director is responsible for the development, direction and execution of all CCHS animal welfare programs. This includes direct responsibility for animals on site (Kitty Corner) and off-site (remote adoption facilities, animals in foster care, etc.), as well as business management of these programs. The Programs Director develops and implements programs, oversees staff and volunteers, and plays a key role in donor and partner relationships. With the assistance of volunteers and staff, the Programs Director provides 24/7 leadership and support for animal care and ongoing operations.  Current CCHS animal welfare programs include: Kitty Corner, Dog & Cat Foster Care, AniMeals, SNAP (Spay Neuter Assistance Program). For more information on CCHS programs, activities and events visit: www.cchumane.org.

Animal Programs

  • Develop, implement, evaluate and report on animal welfare programs including direct responsibility for and contact with dogs and cats.
  • Oversee all aspects related to the intake of animals, approval and reporting of medical expenses and procedures, evaluation of animal adoptability and placement, complete/accurate records of adoptions, etc.
  • Oversee physical elements of animal welfare programs including shelter, storage, and work and volunteer spaces, as well as supplies and equipment. Ensure a professional, safe and quality environment for animals and a first-class public experience.
  • Oversee staff and volunteers responsible for, as well as develop, document and administer the processes, procedures, and systems used, in the adoption of all animals.
  • Consult with and support the work of the Animal Welfare Committee (AWC) and Executive Director in managing animal welfare programs. Provide reports to AWC and Executive Directed as requested.
  • Develop, manage and report on financial activity (budgets, expenses, income) as related to animal welfare programs, outreach/adoption activities, etc.
  • Ensure volunteers and staff are properly trained and executing their duties professionally and responsibly.
  • Management
  • Respond to the requests of the Board, AWC, Executive Director, volunteers, donors/supporters and the general public as needed or directed.
  • Develop and maintain relationships that advance the work of, bring resources to, and grow support for CCHS. Specifically, develop, manage and grow partnerships with rescue groups, pet stores, veterinary hospitals, etc. to advance community engagement and increase mission-related outcomes.
  • Oversee, direct, and develop staff and volunteers as assigned. Maintain communication with all staff, key program volunteers and animal program volunteers.
  • Oversee social media and email communications as they relate to animal welfare programs and other organizational activites as directed. Develop and support other marketing and advertising activities to promote available animals, raise organizational awareness, and advance animal protection in general.
  • Participate as needed in organizational fundraising and resource development activities.
  • Stay current on and promote policies, procedures and news within the animal world within and outside the organization.
  • Professionally interact with the general public in all instances including onsite, in correspondence, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Requirements:
  • At least 1 year of work experience caring for and/or handling animals at an animal welfare organization.
  • At least 1 year of demonstrated experience constructively and effectively managing staff and volunteers.
  • Demonstarted ability to make decisions, follow directions, and practice good judgment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Solid computer skills including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Ability to set boundaries with and expectations for staff and volunteers.
  • Commitment to the work of the Contra Costa Humane Society.


Type: Temporary part-time hourly position.

Hours: 16-20 hours per week, including after-hours and weekend, for a six-month term.  Possible continuation of employment.

Pay: $12.00 per hour, no overtime. Transportation and/or driving time is not included.

Pay period is bi-monthly.  

Benefits: No benefits at this time.

Requirements: Outgoing, professional disposition; experience with care and handling of cats; good verbal and written communication skills; strong people skills; ability to problem-solve and initiate decision-making; basic computer skills; reliable transportation; ability to work after-hours and on weekends as needed. Work or volunteer experience in animal rescue is a plus. Send resume and cover letter to cnickerson@cchumane.org.

Contra Costa Humane Society (CCHS) is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the position of On-Site Manager for a cat adoption center started in October 2017 in partnership with Pet Food Express (PFE) in Danville. This position will oversee all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the adoption center. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about the care and handling of cats, adoption counseling and paperwork, financial transactions, and facility maintenance.

  • Learn Shelterluv database program to process intake and adoptions.
  • Manage behavior and medical needs of cats available for adoption
  • Communicate effectively with volunteers to ensure cleaning and adoption shifts are filled. Substitute volunteers or fill in for shifts as necessary.
  • Respond promptly when contacted by volunteers or store staff regarding situations or emergencies that may arise at the adoption center during after-hours or weekends.
  • Monitor food, supplies, forms and re-stock as needed. Make sure cat beds and blankets get laundered promptly.
  • Coordinate with Volunteer Coordinator to recruit and manage volunteers.
  • Coordinate with Program Director for intake, transfer, and adoption of cats.
  • Review adoption applications and follow up with adopters as necessary.
  • Be familiar with CCHS adoption procedure and policies.
  • Keep accurate accounting of adoption fees, donations, and coordinate delivery of cash to CCHS office.
  • Represent CCHS in a professional, courteous, and friendly manner to the public and PFE staff.