Operations, Director, Animal Rescue Team, Humane Society of the United States

Job Type

Full Time




United States


The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Humane Society of the United States in the search for an Operations, Director, Animal Rescue Team.

The Operations, Director, Animal Rescue Team will oversee the Senior Manager, Animal Care and the Deputy Director, Operations, and thus all field response for the Animal Rescue Team (ART). The successful candidate will ensure that staff, volunteers, equipment, and other support needed to remove animals from cruel situations or those impacted by natural disaster are ready for deployment. The Operations, Director, Animal Rescue Team will guide all shelter and animal care operations for emergency shelter facilities, which can include medical and behavioral rehabilitation and transport activities.

The Humane Society of the United States offers a unique opportunity to assist law enforcement and animal welfare agencies across the country with their large-scale animal crisis response needs. The Animal Rescue Team has animal crimes and animal care experts that work to eradicate all types of cruelty and respond to natural disasters to ensure families can stay together. It is fully equipped with a national platform and its team has expertise in investigation, evidence collection, and animal seizure. The HSUS ART also coordinates post-rescue veterinary care, sheltering, and placement.

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization. The Humane Society and its affiliates provide direct care to more than 100,000 animals each year—a higher volume than any other animal welfare organization—through sanctuaries, veterinary programs, and emergency shelters and rescues. The Humane Society works to professionalize the field of animal response and care with its education and training programs.

The Humane Society is the nation’s leading animal advocacy organization, seeking a humane world for people and animals alike. The Humane Society confronts some of the most difficult national and international problems facing animals, which many other organizations don’t have the reach or the resources to take on, such as animal fighting, puppy mills, horse slaughter and soring, seal hunts, and forms of commercial slaughter of marine mammals, captive hunting and the wildlife trade, and inhumane slaughter and factory farming.

While the Humane Society comes to the aid of animals in crisis, they also attack the root causes of problems. The Humane Society’s most important goal is to prevent animals from being in situations of distress in the first place. The Humane Society drives transformational change for animals—bringing a wide set of tools to the biggest fights, confronting multibillion dollar industries, and staying the course until reform is achieved.

The Humane Society takes a mainstream approach in combatting the most severe forms of cruelty and abuse. Leaders in the humane movement ranked the Humane Society as the most effective animal organization in the country, in a survey conducted by Guidestar’s Philanthropedia. The Humane Society is approved by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance for all 20 standards for charity accountability and was named by Worth Magazine as one of the 10 most fiscally responsible charities.

A bachelor’s degree and five years of operations experience is required for this position. Experience in animal emergency operations, animal emergency response, or animal welfare is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.



Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree