Careers with Dakin

Have you ever wanted to work at a place that does amazing things for animals? Do you love people and creative problem-solving? We may have an opening for you! Already got your dream job? Please share these postings with someone you think would be awesome.  Please double check the requirements of the position that you are interested in to ensure that you are qualified before you apply.  Please note that due to the volume of applications, we will only be contacting applicants if they are selected for further consideration. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Now Hiring: Full-Time Adoption Counselor

We need a full-time Adoption Counselor to join our team and deliver on our mission. As the only non-profit, full-service animal welfare organization serving our region, we need to save a lot of animals. You can help us do it.

We believe that people are good and will make good decisions for animals when they are treated with kindness and understanding and when they have enough information and resources. You are the person who will deliver on the kindness and understanding and who will provide the information and resources. In doing so, you'll change lives.

If you are an energetic go-getter who has a passion for helping people, but who also loves animals, solves problems, nails the details, and loves a challenge, we want to hear from you.  Also, be experienced in delivering customer service in a fast-paced environment (we're not kidding--this place gets hopping!) and know your way around a computer. You'll be helping people both on the phone and in person all day long. Your work will be split between our Springfield and Leverett locations (hint: you need to be able to get to Leverett where there is an abundance of fresh air, porcupines, and scenic views but no bus line. Where the heck is Leverett?). Also, we need to be sure you can be available both weekend days. What's the pay? $12.50 an hour. It's not a get-rich-quick scheme, but it's the hardest job you'll ever love.

Want to know more? See the complete job description below.

Interested in applying?

Submit a very detailed cover letter telling us why you'd be awesome at this job. Get your resume together. And then fill out the form at the bottom of this page and submit both your cover letter and your resume. No phone calls, please. 

Adoption Counselor Job Description

Adoption Counselor 2017.pdf (72.8 KiB)

Now Hiring: Full-Time Adoption Center Veterinarian

Do you have a passion for animals and the people that love them?  Are you the type of person who needs to be on the move at all times?  Do you dream about becoming part of a team that makes a difference in the lives of homeless animals? If this sounds like you then Dakin Humane Society Adoption Center wants to know!  We are a fast-paced, open admission adoption center that takes in 6,000 animals each year. We are looking for the perfect person to join our team!

Dakin is looking for a veterinarian to complete our team of two veterinarians dedicated to the Adoption Center. This position will be responsible for the medical care of adoption center animals, our weekly vaccine clinic, as well as performing spay/neuter, other surgeries and dentistry.  This position will also be responsible for working with our Animal Care Manager on oversight of the organization's medical program, daily oversight of shelter medical components, working to ensure compliance with Dakin guidelines for care, create new policies and standards of care, as well as collaborating with the other veterinarians on staff.

Dakin is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization and you may qualify for student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Interested?  Please use the form on the bottom of this page to apply.

If you already have your dream job, please pass this along to someone you think would be awesome. Thank you.

Contact for additional info: bforsell@dakinhumane.org  (413) 781-4000 X116

Adoption Center Veterinarian Job Description

Adoption Center Veterinarian.pdf (121.1 KiB)

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