Home / About / Employment

Our People Make a Difference

SYBadge (1)

If you’re interested in working here, we totally get it. We love this place ourselves. Please take a look at our open positions and let us know how you might be able to add to our team. We are currently providing sign-on and retention bonuses for all positions.

Bilingual skills are a plus and bilingual-Spanish preferred. Adoption or intake counselor team members are eligible for a hourly bilingual-Spanish premium.

Adoption Counselor

August 24, 2023

Join our adoptions team and help bring people and pets together! This position facilitates adoptions as well as the intake of new animals. Applicants should have friendly and professional customer service skills and be comfortable handling animals. This position shares information with new pet owners, answers phones, takes pet adoption photos and assists with general animal care. Requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent and computer literacy. Previous customer service and animal handling experience preferred.

Read More

Internship- Bilingual Spanish Adoption and Intake Counselor

June 30, 2023

Join a caring team and help people and animals every day!  This internship opportunity supports members of the public interested in adoption or who need to surrender a pet.

Read More

Registered Veterinary Technician

March 5, 2023

Join a caring team and make a difference for animals and the people who love them! This position provides medical care and assists veterinarians with procedures and surgery. Monitor the health and well-being of animals at the adoption center and assist with shelter medicine. Requirements include current Missouri Vet Tech license, or ability to obtain MO license. This position starts at $19/hour commensurate with experience. The APA also offers a comprehensive benefits package to full time employees to support the health and wellbeing of our team and their families.

Read More

Organizational Culture

The APA is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization where all employees, volunteers, and customers feel valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunities for employment, growth, and advancement in all areas of the organization.

The culture of the APA is built on trust, compassion, accountability, joy, support, and respect. We continually invest in the personal and professional growth of our team members and value innovation and new ideas that make it possible for us to meet the needs of the community we serve.

Benefits Overview

Benefits are an important part of your overall compensation. The APA offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package to support the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families.

Here are some of the core benefits offered to APA employees:

  • Sign-on and retention bonuses
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance Plan
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Discounted Veterinary Care
  • Discounted Adoption Fees
  • Paid Time Off (vacation, personal, and holidays)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Wellness Stipend
  • Retirement Plan
  • Flexible and Accomodating Schedules
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Pet Bereavement Time Off

Not seeing the right position for you?

Feel free to submit your info, and we will keep your information handy for one year.