Our staff truly make a difference in the lives of thousands of animals each year. If you think you have what it takes to be their hero then consider joining team Potter League.
You will join a team of staff and volunteers who understand our vision, contribute to our mission, and thrive on hard work in order to care for and find loving homes for the cats and dogs in our care.
Whether you’re an experienced animal welfare professional or just venturing out in your career, we have opportunities that could be right for you. Our diversity footprint means that we are looking for people from all walks of life and we can provide the right opportunity for you.
The Potter League 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 Potter League 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 are an important part of your overall compensation.
We employ over 40 full and part-time employees. Employees must be 18 years of age or if 16-17 provide a “Certificate of Age” issued by your School Department. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer comprehensive benefits to our full-time staff members. They include:
Please send your completed employment application and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a cover letter describing why you’re a good fit for the position. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
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We currently have four open positions.
Location: Animal Care & Adoption Center, Middletown, RI
Work Hours: 8 am – 4:30pm; Tuesday through Saturday – schedule could vary but will always include one weekend day
Reports to: Animal Care Center Manager
Salary Range: Will vary depending on training and experience
We are currently looking for a full-time Animal Care Associate. Duties include, but are not limited to cleaning dog, cat & small animal rooms, feeding shelter animals, walking, bathing and socializing cats and dogs. Animal Care Associates are responsible for maintaining a safe and sanitary facility for animals and people and providing humane handling and care for all shelter animals. Animal Care Associates assure all animals’ nutrition, housing and basic medical needs are met daily. Applicants should be self-motivated, reliable and must be able to work well with others. Applicants must be able to handle animals of all varieties and sizes. Prior experience working in an animal care environment is a plus.
This is a year round position.
Animal Care Associates are responsible for maintaining a safe and sanitary facility for animals and people and providing humane handling and care for all shelter animals. Applicants must be able to multi-task and be able to handle companion animals of all varieties. The ability to handle large dogs is a must. Primary responsibilities of this position:
Emphasis is placed on willingness to work quickly and efficiently, a desire to learn and adapt, and an enthusiasm to work with a team dedicated to providing exceptional care for our shelter animals.
How to Apply: Please send completed employment application, cover letter and resume to Pam Collum, Shelter Manager at PamC@PotterLeague.org.
The Potter League is looking for a Certified Dog Trainer to teach group classes, facilitate playgroups and provide private consultations.
Approximately 10 – 12 hours/week, including evening and weekends. Registration with the state of RI as independent contractor as well as proof of insurance is required.
Please contact Austin Flis at AustinF@PotterLeague.org with relevant qualifications, certification, and proven experience in a similar position if interested.
Location: Potter League Spay & Neuter Clinic, Warwick RI and/or Pets In Need Veterinary Clinic, Riverside, RI – Full-Time Employment Opportunity
We are seeking veterinarians for our Spay & Neuter Clinic and our Pets in Need low-cost veterinary clinic. When you join the Potter League team you are able to focus on care, not production, and will be a hero to those who need you by making a life-changing, and often lifesaving, difference for pets and the people who love them.
Keeping pets happy, healthy and at home with the people who love them is central to our work. For many Rhode Islanders, the cost of quality veterinary care for their beloved pets is out of reach. Elderly, disabled, or disadvantaged pet owners are often left with nowhere to turn when their pet needs care. To help ensure that our community’s pets have access to quality veterinary care, and to keep pets with their loving families despite financial difficulty, the Potter League’s Pets in Need (PIN) Veterinary Clinic, located in Riverside, RI, provides compassionate, high-quality veterinary care to the pets of Rhode Islanders receiving public assistance. The Potter League Spay & Neuter Clinic, located in Warwick, Rhode Island, is committed to ending companion animal and community cat overpopulation by providing high quality, subsidized spay and neuter services using the Humane Alliance Model.
Rhode Island’s largest and most innovative animal welfare organization, the Potter League for Animals has three locations throughout the state. Our animal care and adoption center receives more than 2,000 dogs, cats, rabbits, and other small animals at our center annually and consistently maintains a Live Release Rate of 90% or higher. Our commitment to all animals means we are willing to pursue all reasonable efforts in order to provide for their well-being.
The associate veterinarian is responsible for daily care of all patients including assessing overall health and formulating treatment plans, dental procedures, sterilization and other surgical procedures. The associate veterinarian works closely with internal and external stakeholders to accomplish our mission of providing high quality veterinary care to the pets of RI residents.
Why Choose Rhode Island?
It’s said good things come in small packages and this cannot be truer when describing Rhode Island. Covering an area of 1,214 square miles, Rhode Island offers 400 miles of beautiful coastline with some of the finest beaches one could hope to experience and, of course, fresh seafood. Northern Rhode Island offers hiking trails and a variety of lakes for fishing, kayaking, ice skating and more! Rhode Island has historic architecture and mansions, the arts, charming villages and Providence offers an urban experience that rivals that of other noteworthy cities around the country. Centrally located, Rhode Island is the gateway to Southern New England – a hub of culture, scenic beauty, history and entertainment can be found throughout Rhode Island, nearby Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The best part? You’ll have your evenings and weekends free to enjoy it all!
Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Chief Mission Officer
Potter League for Animals
87 Oliphant Lane
Middletown, RI 02842
401.846.0592 ext. 126
Telephone calls are welcomed.
Location: Potter League Spay & Neuter Clinic, Warwick RI – Part-Time Employment Opportunity
Responsible for daily care of all surgical patients, assisting doctors and other veterinary technicians with pre-, peri- and post-operative care of patients while utilizing the clinic’s patient care protocols. In a non-profit animal clinic, it is important that all employees participate in all facets of animal care therefore, this position will also work with clinic staff in maintaining a healthy, safe, sanitary and clean facility.
We are seeking someone with knowledge of veterinary surgical skills and has exceptional animal handling skills.
Emphasis is placed on willingness to work quickly, efficiently and independently with a desire to learn and adapt, and an enthusiasm to work with a team dedicated to providing exceptional treatment for the animals while in our care.
Veterinary experience preferred.
Schedule would be Monday through Friday. Hours will vary between 7:30am and 5:00pm. Weekend work is NOT required.
This is a part-time year-round position. Approximately 32 hours per week.
Please send resume and cover letter including expected pay to: Cindi Martin at email@example.com.