Be a Part of the APA Team
The APA has a work environment where animals and people are treated with respect, understanding, and professionalism. All members of the team embrace and are held accountable to the values of our employee culture which include: compassion, empathy, courtesy, joy, trust, reliability, and support. We place a high priority on customer service excellence and envision a world where every adoptable animal has a safe, loving home.
Job Title: Adoption Counselor
Description: This position facilitates adoptions as well as the intake of new animals. Applicants should have friendly and professional customer service skills as well as animal handling experience. Adoption counselors share information with new pet owners, answer phones, take pet adoption photos, and assist with general animal care. Requirements include high school diploma or equivalent. Previous customer service and animal handling experience preferred.
Interested applicants should email their resume to email@example.com.
A limited number of internship opportunities are available at the APA Adoption Center throughout the year. These non-paid internships can be completed for college credit with approval of academic institution. Internship schedules are generally flexible to meet individual needs.
The APA Adoption Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education and creating programs beneficial to the human/animal bond. Internships are an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of development, volunteer management, education, community outreach, operations, and marketing while working for a highly respected 100 year organization.
Candidates must be able to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week. The duration of the internship is equivalent to one semester (approximately 12-15 weeks) and are available during the Spring, Summer and Fall.
To apply for internships, please email your resume and a letter of interest outlining your area(s) of focus, how many semesters you will be available, and the days and hours you are available to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also mail your materials to:
APA of Missouri
1705 S. Hanley Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63144
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to meet deadlines
- Professional attire
- Proficient with basic software programs (Word, Excel, etc.)
- Positive attitude
- Detail oriented
- Transportation to/from APA Adoption Center, and other off-site locations, as assigned