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Position: Full-time

Location: APA Brentwood


This position provides pathway planning for animals to ensure efficient flow through and reduce length of stay. This is critical to reduce stress and illness in the shelter environment, increase capacity for care, and ensure space is available to animals who need it. This position maintains the spay/neuter surgery schedule and works with the veterinary team for other surgical and shelter medicine needs. The population manager works collaboratively with many other departments including foster, transfer, and enrichment coordinators to identify animals needing additional program support. This position also helps identify animals needing additional marketing on social media and/or improved website profile. Three years’ experience in animal health or welfare required and knowledge of and ability to speak to medical and behavioral characteristics of dogs and cats required. Leadership or program management experience required. This position works with a database and computer literacy also required. This position starts at $21/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.

  • Flexible schedule options
  • 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 nearly 100 year history in the St. Louis region, the APA helps over 5,000 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. 

Interested applicants should complete the application form below.