Position: Full-time

Location: APA Olivette


The Behavior and Enrichment Coordinator promotes an enriching environment to provide outlets for natural behavior and reduce stress. This position helps with playgroups for dogs, in kennel enrichment, behavior management techniques, and provides fear free care and handling. This position will work closely with other members of the behavior team and will assist and support enrichment program volunteers.  At least 2 years’ experience in animal handling and training/behavior. Certification from IAABC, CCPDT, KPA, or other relevant animal behavior certifying organization or degree in animal training/behavior field preferred. Must be able to lift 50lbs, stand for periods of five hours, walk large dogs over uneven terrain, and work in outdoor weather conditions. This position starts at $18/hour. The APA also offers a comprehensive benefits package to full time employees to support the health and wellbeing of our team and their families.

  1. Flexible schedule options
  2. Fulfilling, mission-based work

The Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA) is an innovative and progressive leader in animal welfare, dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education, and creating programs beneficial to the human-animal bond. With a 100-year history in the St. Louis region, the APA helps over 6,000 pets find safe loving homes each year. Thousands more are helped through wellness, outreach, and supportive programs that keep pets healthy and with the people who love them.

The APA is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where all employees and volunteers 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.

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