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APA SPCA Affiliate, and Employee compensated positions are discussed on this page

Volunteer Portal is now open! Volunteers, and those interested in volunteering please click here!

The APA SPCA offers many opportunities to become involved, including career positions.

Our employment policies.

We live in a unique time. The challenges of our society are especially great for nonprofits. We have established employment policies that are not only fair to employees and affiliates but also minimize the waste of funds. Outstanding people deserve to be compensated appropriately and people who have misrepresented their capabilities or are nonproductive must not be allowed to waste organization funds. (While this may seem harsh it is an unfortunate reality in these tough times. We have an extreme responsibility to our donors that their funds be used appropriately.) 

  • All directly supervised employees receive hourly pay or salary. Advancements and benefits may be available however there is no bonus or additional financial compensation.
  • Employees or affiliates that are not directly supervised are compensated based on their performance. Fundraising positions may be compensated for based on achieving goals. All of these positions have a reasonable cap so that an employee or affiliate may earn a reasonable income but no one may receive excessive income from donation sources.

All APA SPCA managers have started as volunteers (most conduct a 30 Day Fundraiser) or other positions in the organization. If you are seeking a management position, you may conduct a 30 day fundraiser in order to be qualified for that position. We are a very efficient organization that does not waste our donors money, so every aspect of our operations is managed with great care. 

View FAQ for both types of positions here

Volunteer & Employment Opportunities:

Paid Positions
Fundraising Leader - Part Time
Partners in the success of our mission.
Volunteer Coordinator - Part to Full Time
Regional positions to help bring the APA SPCA name and services to local communities, and manage volunteer teams.
Community Leader -
Conduct local fundraising, manage volunteers and manage APA SPCA activities in local communities.
Regional Director - Promotion from Community Leader


Fundraising Leader

A Fundraising Leader is a person that is going to be more active during their 30 day fundraiser and continue to help after their first 30 day fundraiser is completed.

  • There is no required time commitment.
  • You may continue immediately after your 30 day fundraiser or sometime in the future.
  • A successful Fundraising Leader is eligible for employment with the APA SPCA.
  • A letter of reference can be written from our director for successful Fundraising Leaders.

This position will give you great experience, is perfect for your resume or college application or just enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you make a BIG difference.

You will be working with top professionals that will provide complete training, and be there for you any time you have a question. Plus, your ideas and input will be valued; You can help shape the future of the APA SPCA!

Qualifications:
Completed APA SPCA Certified Fundraiser Program
Good people skills
Detail oriented
Organization skills
Ethical
Good communicator

You Receive:
APA SPCA Volunteer Shirt
APA SPCA Collection Boxes
Receipt Book
Business Cards
APA SPCA Brochures
APA SPCA Volunteer Bio Web Page
Certificate of Appreciation/Reference (upon successful completion)

Compensation:
Volunteer only or $75 per month per active volunteer that you manage.

Pre Launch Requirement:
None

Apply Today!


Volunteer Coordinator

A volunteer coordinator is an active community participant that devotes time on an ongoing basis. They will recruit and manage 30 Day Fundraiser volunteers, conduct fundraising activities and small events, and manage collection boxes. In addition they establish relationships with local veterinarians to help promote our Veterinary Assistance Program.

Most Volunteer Coordinators work from their homes, however if an area is very active an office and support staff can be provided.

It is highly recommended that you complete the APA SPCA Certified Fundraiser Program for this position (applicant can be assessed for employment 2 weeks into CFP course).

Qualifications:
18 years of age
3+ years sales or management experience preferred
Self starter, professional and goal oriented
Ability to manage others in a positive, pro active way
Ability to take direction in a positive way
Reliable transportation, computer and internet

You Receive:
APA SPCA ID Badge and Lanyard
2 APA SPCA Volunteer Shirts
APA SPCA Collection Boxes
Receipt Book
APA SPCA Brochures
Business Cards
APA SPCA Banner
Cash Box
APA SPCA Volunteer Bio Web Page
Certificate of Appreciation/Reference (annually)

Compensation:
Up to $42k/yr (based on productivity)

Employment Requirement:
If you will be managing 30 Day Fundraising Volunteers, it is highly recommended you complete an APA SPCA Certified Fundraiser Program. Please see the FAQ below for more information.

View Job Description here

As this is a management position, we prefer that you have worked for the APA SPCA for 30 days in another paid position, or have successfully completed an APA SPCA Certified Fundraiser Program or other volunteer position.

Current or past employees or volunteers please contact your APA SPCA Supervisor
or if you want to complete a Volunteer position, Apply Today!

If you would like to be considered without conducting an APA SPCA Certified Fundraiser Program, please see FAQ below.

Apply Today


Community Leader

A Community Leader is a full time position managing the activities and fundraising in a community. They will conduct fundraising activities and small to large events, solicit businesses for donations, manage collection boxes, and manage volunteers.

Qualifications:
5+ years sales or management experience preferred
Energized by challenges
Self starter, professional and goal oriented
Ability to manage others in a positive, pro active way
Ability to take direction in a positive way
Reliable transportation, computer and internet

You Receive:
APA SPCA ID Badge and Lanyard
2 APA SPCA Polo Shirts
APA SPCA Collection Boxes
Receipt Book
APA SPCA Brochures
Business Cards
APA SPCA Banner
Cash Box
APA SPCA Employee Bio Web Page
Certificate of Appreciation/Reference (annually)

Compensation:
Up to $60k/yr (based on productivity)

Employment Requirement:

If you will be managing 30 Day Fundraising Volunteers, you must complete an APA SPCA Certified Fundraiser Program in the first 30 days in this position.

This is a paid position available in active fundraising areas.

Apply Today


Regional/State Director

The APA SPCA is looking for Regional and State Directors from our staff as a promotion position. Qualified candidates must be have completed Volunteer Coordinator and Community Leader positions.

Compensation will be discussed with qualified current employees.

View career path to Regional/State Director here

To apply contact your APA SPCA Supervisor

Questions? Please call us at 1-855-772-2738 or email Marcie Sapp at msapp@apaspca.org

 

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 Paid Positions



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  1. Why do you offer paid positions when you could just ask for volunteers?
  2. Where are positions available?
  3. How much can I make?
  4. I understand the pay structure can be creative, please explain.
  5. Is there the possibility for advancement?
  6. If I have not worked for the APA SPCA in the past, do I have to conduct a Certified Fundraiser Program?
  7. How do I apply?

Why do you offer paid positions when you could just ask for volunteers?

  • Volunteers are great. Obviously they can save a non profit quite a bit of money. However, there is a time and place to use volunteers. Their time must be respected and if you ask too much, both parties suffer. It is necessary that our organization is stable, efficient and effective. Paid employees are necessary to be sure they are stable, passing that stability on to our organization.
  • Why? By saving money in all other areas, and not wasting money, we can afford to pay the people that are the core of our organization.
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Where are positions available?

  • We have positions available all over the U.S. Currently, most of the positions we are offering allow you to work from your home. Office positions are advertised in their local community.
  • Why? We are a nationwide organization and have no limits on where we can expand.
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How much can I make?

  • Obviously this varies by position. The positions offered here currently pay from $30-$78k/year.
  • Why? We go to great lengths to be sure pay is appropriate to the position.
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I understand the pay structure can be creative, please explain.

  • In our Volunteer Coordinator and Community Leader positions, some people start very quickly and devote full time to the position and some start very slow and never devote full time to the position. As we are not able to supervise you in person, we are not able to tell your level of time commitment to the position.
  • Each community is self funded and if you are developing a new community you will need to establish funding, including your pay, through our existing programs. We do not take from one community to fund another.
  • Why? Just one employee that is not productive can cost an organization tens of thousands of dollars. In addition, many people desperate for a job will apply for any position resulting in a position not being right for them and them not being productive. This also causes a huge loss in productivity and funds. Our pay structure is very fair for the employee, the organization and most importantly, our donors who expect us to handle their generous donations responsibly.
  • We try to keep as much funding in the community that it was raised.  We do not feel it is fair to raise money in Chicago to pay someone in Atlanta.  Our donors expect their donations help the pets of their community and we are committed to that policy.
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If I have not worked for the APA SPCA in the past, do I have to conduct a Certified Fundraiser Program?

  • It is very difficult to manage volunteers if you have not participated in the program yourself. We strongly recommend that you conduct an APA SPCA Certified Fundraiser Program prior to beginning a management position like this. If you would like to be considered for a management position without having worked with the APA SPCA in the past please email our Director (Richard Werner, rwerner @ apaspca . org), with a copy of your resume (with "No APA SPCA Certified Fundraiser Program" in the subject line) and explain why you would be able to perform this position without direct knowledge and you will be considered accordingly. Please do not direct questions to him.
  • Why? Conducting a successful APA SPCA Certified Fundraiser Program allows our organization to know that you understand the program and can produce the results required to manage others. Since you will not be personally managed, hiring you with no direct experience with you opens the door for dishonest or unproductive people to waste donors funds.
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Is there the possibility for advancement?

  • Absolutely! We are looking for leaders and great people to help us carry our mission into the future.
  • Why? Because any organization is as great as the sum of its people!
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How do I apply?

  • Click on the Apply Today link at the bottom of the job description. Follow all instructions and show your attention to detail.
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