Employment

Virginia Law requires, under Code Section 3.2-6548 that no director, operator, staff or caregiver of any Shelter (SPCA, Humane Society, etc.) may have been convicted of animal cruelty, neglect or abandonment. The Stafford SPCA will not even consider employing, or allowing anyone to volunteer, who has been convicted of any of those, or related crimes.

This page updated September 8, 2015

Stafford SPCA is currently accepting employment application packets for positions specializing in:

  • Marketing and Fundraising (Degree or equivalent experience required) See job description below — M/F Candidates MUST complete the entire application package requirements listed below AND send a few samples of your past work as examples.  HIRING NOW!!!
  • Volunteer Coordination and Outreach (Degree or equivalent experience required) See job description below – Position has been filled
  • Kennel Technician (Experience required) See job description below – HIRING NOW for this position, part/full time
  • Office Staff/Administrative Assistant (Experience required, Quickbooks a plus!) See job description below – Position has been filled
  • Shelter Manager – (Experience required). See job description for Shelter Technician below regarding animal care and shelter responsibilities with an added managerial perspective. – HIRING NOW!!!

Regarding applications, resumes and application packages, we classify submissions in 3 categories, Good – Better – Best.

Good: Download our employment application, print, fill in and email to [email protected] or fax to (866) 522-8042. Employment Application.

Better: Download and complete the Employment Application AND provide your updated resume, including salary history and, at least, 3 references. Send via email or fax using the information listed above.
BEST: Follow the steps below to complete the application process.

A: Submit a current resume “brochure”.

Use colors, borders, insert photos and personal / animal related content. Be specific about computer skills, internet skills, and other related skills. We want to see that you can be creative and use various media in your submission. This document should be created in Word, and be a two-sided, tri-fold design.

B: Create a PowerPoint presentation.

Tell us about yourself and your animal & work experiences. Your PowerPoint presentation should be a minimum of 4 slides, more would be better. This document will serve as your introduction to us and give you the chance to stand out among other applicants. We want to see that you can use the program creatively and effectively to convey to us, who you are, what you care about and the skills you bring to the table for the desired position. We need to know that you truly are proficient with the program.

C: Submit a current chronological resume in Word format.

This document should serve as a timeline for your work experience and must include salary history and 3 references.


The reason we ask for the Word and PowerPoint documents is because it tells us that you can proficiently use two Microsoft based programs that we use constantly during the course of our work day. Consider the application package your “technological interview” before your face-to-face interview. We want to see that you can take information about yourself and show your personality in a unique and creative format. If you cannot use these programs, you will not be able to perform all aspects of the job for which you are applying.

All resumes and PPT presentations should be emailed as attachments within the same email to [email protected] . DO NOT FAX. Please do NOT send individual emails for each attachment or send an email later to include something you forgot to include. We will not be piecing the submissions together and will only consider complete packages.

*All applicants are subject to a criminal background check.*

Employment Opportunities

Shelter Technician

General Info Job Title: Shelter Technician Job Location: Stafford, VA 22554 Date Posted: March 6, 2015 Job Type: Full Time / Part Time Compensation: $8.00 - $10.00 Depending on experience Job Description Applicant will work under the general direction of the Executive...

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Volunteer Coordinator

General Info  Job Title: Volunteer Coordinator Job Location: Stafford, VA 22554 Date Posted: November 8, 2013 Job Type: Full Time Compensation: $12.02 an hour Job Description  Applicant will work under the general direction of the Executive Director and the Director...

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Office Staff

General Info  Job Title: Office Staff / Admin Asst. Job Location: Stafford, VA 22554 Date Posted: April 21, 2014 Job Type: Full Time Compensation: $8.00 - $10.00 an hour (depending on experience) during 6 month probationary period, raise based on performance review....

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Marketing and Fundraising

General Info Job Location:  Stafford, VA 22554 Job Title: Marketing and Fundraising Manager Date Posted: April 21, 2014 Job Type: Full Time Compensation: $12.02 an hour Job Description Applicant will work under the general direction of the Executive Director and the...

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Have you lost a pet?
Did you find an animal you think might belong to someone else?

If so please click the button above to go to our Lost & Found Services page where we explain in detail the process and what actions you can take to get your pet home safely as soon as possible.

Please click on the button above to help us take some items off of our “Wishlist” by donating the items to the Staford SPCA.

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We are committed to caring for animals in need, educating the community, and raising awareness of the importance of putting a stop to animal cruelty and abandonment.

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