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IndyHumane’s Main Campus on Michigan Road is accepting resumes for the following positions:

Chief Development Officer

IndyHumane’s Chief Development Officer (CDO) provides direct leadership to the marketing and development staff to meet the defined strategic, financial, and public relations goals of the organization through a robust and successful marketing, fundraising, and resource development program. The Chief Development Officer serves as the primary fundraiser for the organization and ensures a diversified and balanced funding stream. Along with the CEO, the Chief Development Officer serves as a public face of the organization to all stakeholders and constituents and, as such, must operate with the highest level of integrity, credibility, and professionalism at all times

Summary of essential job functions
• Develop a strong team to ensure all goals are met efficiently and effectively.
• Provide leadership to the department in all areas – set clear and high expectations, provide effective coaching to develop the team, and provide an example to the team.
• Structure the department for maximum impact for the agency.
• Effectively perform all supervisory functions of hiring, coaching, training, disciplining, and terminating, according to IndyHumane policies. Hold employees accountable for meeting their goals and assignments and   take appropriate steps when problems occur.
• Establish and maintain sound financial plans to support the agency strategic plan as it relates to resource development, including (but not limited to):
• Branding, messaging, and public relations, with a strong emphasis on social media.
• Multiple fundraising avenues, including a robust and comprehensive direct mail program, foundation and corporate support, private grants, public support, and signature events.
• Establishing, tracking, and monitoring appropriate metrics to assess effectiveness.
• Actively serve as the lead fundraiser, ensuring effective development plans and strategies are in place and that annual goals are reached.
• Oversee the identification, research, cultivation, communication, solicitation, acknowledgment and stewardship of donors at all levels.
• Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors.
• Identify and expand new grant and foundation opportunities.
• Develop and execute all appeals; write, track and archive all communications with a long-term relationship-management approach.
• Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis/fundraising dashboard to board and senior leaders.
• Oversee and utilize the online donor database to effectively and efficiently communicate to supporters.
• Track budgeted revenue to actuals and develop strategies to cover financial gaps.
• Manage and monitor goals and objectives of the development team.
• Leverage and coordinate funding opportunities that increase funding for the overall vision of IndyHumane and IndyHumane Downtown.
• Positively influence organizational culture to ensure it is appropriate and effective to achieve the mission of the organization and motivate and retain quality staff.
• Establish and promote positive communication among all team members of IndyHumane to increase collaborations and reduce inefficiencies.
• Serve as a vital member of the leadership team by staying abreast of agency-wide issues and contributing to the development and achievement of the agency’s long-term vision and short-term operating plans.
• Develop an effective relationship with the IndyHumane board, responding to information requests in a timely manner.
• Represent IndyHumane in a professional manner at all times, providing courteous service to both internal and external constituents and presenting a positive image of IndyHumane.

Critical and Demonstrable Skills
• Strategic thinking and ability to develop an effective long-term strategy and vision. Ability to inspire and engage others around a shared vision and strategy.
• Effecting planning skills, with the ability to successfully manage a project from start to finish within established timeframes and goals.
• Donor relationship-building and solicitation skills; able to develop new, retain existing, and deepen the engagement of donors/funders and volunteers. Able to solicit funding at all levels – especially high-level
individual, corporate, and foundation gifts.
• Able to effectively manage both the overall process and personnel of a department.
• Effective analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills (can gather and analyze data and information, track trends, and draw conclusions). Able to think logically and analytically.
• Able to prioritize, organize tasks and time, and follow up. Able to juggle multiple requests and meet multiple deadlines.
• High detail orientation and accuracy.
• Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal skills. Effective listening skills.
• Can effectively communicate with a variety of individuals with diverse backgrounds, education, and economic levels and roles (e.g. senior management, staff members, volunteers, donors, etc.).
• Able to negotiate with and influence others. Able to resolve conflicts.
• Proactive in anticipating and alerting others to problems with projects or processes.
• Takes initiative and needs little supervision. Willing to learn and engages in self-learning.
• Able to work well in a team environment and as part of a team.
• Able to read and interpret basic contracts.
• Proficient in computer skills, i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, e-mail, etc.

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required from a four-year college or university with a preference for a master’s degree in a related field
  • Five years of experience in a relevant field
  • Previous fundraising experience
  • Required to travel approximately 50% of time, primarily within Marion County, to meet with funders, public agencies, donors, and other stakeholders.
  • Great interpersonal, communication, and time management skills essential
  • Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English
  • Ability to learn and follow protocols consistently, adapt to a constantly changing environment, and problem-solve; must have a strong attention to detail
  • Commitment to treating people and animals with respect, contributing to an effective team, and fostering public relations that benefit the shelter and its programs
  • Ability to multi-task under pressure and work efficiently and effectively under time constraints

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

To apply:
Please submit resume and references to our Interim Chief Development Officer, Christy Shepard, at

Canine Animal Care Technician (ACT) (Full-time)

Responsible for day-to-day care and treatment of dogs who are housed at the shelter; will perform duties pertaining to kennel maintenance, custodial responsibilities, maintaining a disease-free environment, and canine enrichment and behavioral tasks. Must be able to interact with the public, fellow staff, community service workers, and volunteers professionally and with exceptional customer service. Is expected to work safely and consistently with IndyHumane’s policies, procedures, beliefs, and mission statement. 

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

  • Daily dog care
  • Daily maintenance and cleaning of kennel spaces and other areas
  • Furnish appropriate amounts of food to animals daily
  • Care for animals as appropriate to their species and temperament
  • Pay attention to kennel signs regarding special care instructions
  • Report animal observations to supervisor or medical/behavior staff
  • Ensure that animals have appropriate bedding daily
  • Perform custodial duties where and when required
  • Follow standardized processes in use of equipment and cleaning materials/chemicals
  • Consistency in following standard operating procedures
  • Appropriate and humane animal handling
  • Follow safety and hazard procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have experience working with dogs
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to read sufficiently to understand chemical warning labels and kennel cards
  • Must have good attention to detail
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds

To apply:
Please submit resume and references to

IndyHumane’s Animal Welfare Center on the West Side is accepting resumes for the following positions:

Vaccine Clinic and Wellness Veterinarian

This full time DVM position will work primarily in IndyHumane’s vaccine clinics providing education and preventative care to pet owners in the community as well as working with the shelter medical team to provide care for IndyHumane’s shelter animals. Schedules are dictated by the needs of the organization and will change according to staffing constraints, and other factors. The ideal candidate will be able to have a flexible schedule and be willing to step in when needed.

Essential job functions at the Animal Welfare Center:

  • Monitor all animals, post-op, to insure successful recovery from surgery
  • Clean surgical instruments, wrap surgical packs and sterilize daily and as needed
  • Assist with surgery check in and check out
  • Supervise beginning- and end-of-shift duties
  • Spot clean kennels and feral traps throughout the day
  • Direct and assist staff members as needed
  • All other duties as assigned

 Physical examinations, vaccinations, micro chipping, heartworm testing, FeLV/FIV testing, fecal and urine exams, nail trims, client education, cleaning, and special projects as needed.
 Diagnosing and establishing treatment plans in a shelter setting for IndyHumane’s shelter population.
 Overseeing the processing and diagnosing of Fecal and urine testing.
 Perform spay and neuter procedures on shelter animals as well as many other surgical procedures relating to: dentistry, orthopedics, ophthalmology, heartworm treatment, etc.
Demonstrate a high level of knowledge & skill in these areas.

Client Education
 Must be able to communicate basic veterinary concepts to owners and be able to repeat information relayed by a veterinarian
 Actively promote spay/neuter and educate clients on responsible pet ownership.
 Will be asked to take medical histories for post-surgical examinations as needed.
 Communicate with the public daily in a professional and welcoming manner.
 Must possess cultural sensitivity and enjoy working with a diverse group of pet owners.
 Commitment to treating people and animals with respect, contributing to an effective team, and fostering public relations that benefit the shelter and its programs.

Animal Handling
 Will be asked to handle (on average) 40 dogs and cats per day
 Must know characteristics of animal behavior (for example: be able to identify potentially dangerous or fearful behavior) and make appropriate decision making in handling and the administering of services.
 Must be able to use appropriate safety equipment for fractious or feral animals (will train) – the use of safety equipment is mandatory
 Must possess excellent reflexes
 Should be able to identify own limitations and be willing to ask for help
 Must become proficient at animal restraint for various procedures

Minimum requirements:

• DVM and Indiana licensing required.
• Must possess a positive attitude.
• Must be a self-starter and willing to be flexible.
• Must be able to read dog and cat body language and be familiar with safe handling techniques.
• Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills and be able to work well in a team.
• Must have excellent customer service skills and good bedside manner.
• Must always represent IndyHumane in a professional and courteous manner.
• Must have the ability to learn and follow protocols consistently, adapt to constantly changing environments, and problem-solving.
• Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours
• Able to lift and carry up to 45 pounds repeatedly throughout the day with help
• Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly
• Must be able to see fine detail in a variety of situations
• Must have good hearing including ability to distinguish changes in pitch
• Must have reasonable degree of agility to move through tightly cramped areas in various situations
• Must have acceptable sense of touch and smell
• Must have good range of motion in joints especially wrist, knees, elbows
• Must have good range of motion in your back, for instance, twisting
• Must be able to work in potentially extreme environmental temperatures
• Must have acceptable sense of balance
• Must be able to work and reach on hands and knees
• Must be able to use a ladder and or step stool
• Must possess excellent hand-eye coordination
• Must possess an acceptable degree of dexterity in hands and fingers
• Must have good vision including peripheral vision, fine detail, distance, depth perception and ability to focus

Potential and prolonged exposures:

  • Prolonged exposure to various aqueous solutions including but not limited to dish soap, chlorhexidine and spectra soap
  • Prolonged exposure to isopropanol, hydrogen peroxide
  • Potential/Prolonged exposure to isoflurane gas
  • Prolonged exposure to quartenary ammonium cleaners and bleach
  • Prolonged exposure to pressurized steam
  • Potential exposure to sharps including needles and surgical blades


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

To apply:

Email your resume to