Does your job reward you with the unconditional love of animals? What about the joy of helping provide food, shelter, care and comfort to hundreds of pets waiting to find their second chance at life? 

“I get to interact with animals every day. And, I make sure to let them know that someone cares about them. ”
Patti Powell,
Kennel Technician

If you have a great love of animals and a concern for their well being, you’ll find yourself right at home at the Hinsdale Humane Society.  At HHS, we are united in our mission, cause, and passion for animals.  And, we welcome you to join us!

At Hinsdale Humane Society we offer a friendly, professional environment, medical benefits, holiday pay, paid time off and 401K plans to full time employees. HHS is an equal opportunity employer. Pre-employment background and drug screening are required.


HHS Internship for College Undergraduates

The Jordan Crist Memorial Externship for Veterinary Students

Open Positions

To apply, please complete our survey AND direct resumes, cover letters, and any questions to Jessica Hiltner, Shelter Director, jessica.hiltner@hinsdalehumanesociety.org.

Part-Time Trainer

The Hinsdale Humane Society’s Training Program will serve as the internal and external resource for training classes as well as our resident canine and feline behavioral protocols and enrichment activities. 

This position reports to the Director of Business Development because of the public-facing role of providing canine training classes to pet owners, yet the Trainer will be required to work closely with the Operations Director and his/her staff as the Trainer will also be working with animals housed in the shelter. Not required, but ideally has KPA CTP or working towards that.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities 

  • Schedule canine training classes, to be held at the shelter, for the general public as well as virtual Zoom sessions. 
  • Manage all communications with those who have signed up for training classes to ensure best in class customer service. 
  • Work with the Director of Business Development to determine the minimum/maximum number of classes to be held annually to meet the shelter's financial goals for this area.
  • Work with the Director of Business Development to determine the correct mix of classes to offer, including, but not limited to, puppy playgroups, basic obedience, Pet Therapy training, advanced obedience, tricks, etc. 
  • In conjunction with the Operations Director and Animal Care Manager, identify which animals in the shelter, canine and feline, require additional enrichment and/or behavior modification protocols.
  • Document the protocols in Eleos and train staff and volunteers as needed to maximize the chance for success.
  • Work with shelter canines and felines on the determined protocols to increase their chance of adoption in the shortest period possible.
  • Respond to public inquiries via email, social media, telephone, etc about behavior and training questions within 24 hours.

Resumes, cover letters, and any questions can be directed to Jessica Hiltner, Shelter Director, jessica.hiltner@hinsdalehumanesociety.org.

Part-Time Veterinarian

The Hinsdale Humane Society is seeking a part-time veterinarian to join our growing medical team. HHS is a progressive, community-conscious animal shelter focused on improving animal welfare for pets in shelters as well as keeping animals healthy and happy in homes with their owners. 

The veterinarian will be responsible for providing wellness and routine veterinary care for clients of our Irving and Phyllis Millstein Foundation Clinic. Additional duties may also include providing high volume spay and neuter surgery for our shelter and rescue group partners. 

This position is ideal for someone looking for a part-time opportunity to practice veterinary medicine or a veterinarian looking to supplement their current work with a low-stress, high-reward opportunity to provide general wellness care for a large number of pets and their owners. 

The applicant must hold a doctorate of veterinary medicine from an accredited school of veterinary medicine and must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Illinois. A commitment to the mission of population management, spay/neuter, and understanding of the importance of affordable, basic veterinary care is a must. Weekend and evening hours will be required of this position. 

Come visit our facility and meet our team!

Resumes, cover letters, and any questions can be directed to Jessica Hiltner, Shelter Director, jessica.hiltner@hinsdalehumanesociety.org.

Veterinary Assistant

Hinsdale Humane Society is seeking a part time Veterinary Assistant to join our veterinary team in our on-site clinic.

The candidate should be a highly-motivated, enthusiastic, self-starter with a professional attitude. The candidate would be responsible for assisting our veterinarian with patient and client care during our wellness and vaccination clinics as part of our Irving and Phyllis Millstein Clinic program.

Required Skills:

  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds consistently
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have effective communication skills
  • Must be able to sit or stand for eight or more hours a day
  • Must know veterinary medical concepts including but not limited to vaccine protocols, surgical prep and anesthetic monitoring
  • Must have confidence and skill to safely handle dogs and cats with a variety of temperaments and sizes
  • Weekend or evening work required

This position reports to the Medical Director. This part time position is 20 hours per week with a starting pay rate that will match experience level.

Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $12.00 - $15.00 per hour

Resumes, cover letters, and any questions can be directed to Jessica Hiltner, Shelter Director, jessica.hiltner@hinsdalehumanesociety.org.

COVID-19 considerations

We are operating with curbside protocols to keep our staff and clients safe during the fight against COVID-19.

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Hinsdale Humane Society

Attn: Human Resources
21 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL. 60521

Phone: 630-323-5630
Email: Operations@hinsdalehumanesociety.org