Job Openings at CCHS

Humane Educator/Lead Humane Investigator - Full-Time position                   

The Champaign County Humane Society seeks a full-time Humane Educator/Lead Humane Investigator.  The Humane Educator/Investigator is responsible for developing and implementing humane education programs and curriculum; making presentations to local classrooms and community groups; conducting educational shelter tours; and over-seeing existing programs that include Pet Pals Club, Animal Adventure Camp, and a Parkland College for Kids program. 

As the Society’s lead humane investigator, this individual will be a licensed humane investigator under the Illinois Department of Agriculture and will investigate complaints regarding possible violations of the Humane Care for Animals Act.  This position also includes a leadership role in other outreach initiatives, including support programs for low-income pet owners and assisting the community with feral and free-roaming cat concerns. 

Qualified candidates will have experience interacting with groups of children and be comfortable with public speaking to audiences of all ages.  The job also requires excellent communication/interpersonal skills and handling interactions with the public that may be emotionally charged or otherwise difficult.  Good judgment and the ability to respond to highly charged situations with a calm and rational demeanor are essential.  Animal handling experience and knowledge of the issues related to companion animal welfare (e.g., free roaming cats; spay/neuter; pet homelessness) is also required. 

Champaign County Humane Society will be moving into its new facility early in 2023 and will have the opportunity to expand its education and outreach programs.  This is an exciting time to join CCHS and take part in expanding our reach and the ways we serve our pet-loving community!

Benefits include employee health insurance plan, employee retirement savings plan, and paid holidays/vacation.

Submit cover letter and resume, to:  Executive Director, Mary Tiefenbrunn at  Resumes received without a cover letter will not be considered.

Full-Time Veterinary Technician (CVT preferred) to supervise the Medical Care staff

Primary responsibilities include: (1) Performing medical exams and vaccinations on shelter animals; (2) performing urinalysis, fecal analysis, ear cytology, skin scrapes, FeLV/heartworm testing, xrays, and other procedures on shelter animals; (3) training and supervision of Medical Lab staff, interns, and volunteers; (4) monitoring the treatment schedule for shelter animals; (5) monitoring health of the shelter animal population; (6) overseeing the foster care program; (7) keeping medical records on shelter animals accurate and current; and (8) assisting with annual review and revision of Medical Lab protocols.

Qualifications: Certified Veterinary Technician or equivalent experience; excellent communication and inter-personal skills; organizational skills and attention to detail; prior experience in a supervisory or instructional position is a plus.

This position is full-time and will include some evening and/or weekend hours.

Benefits include: employee health insurance plan; paid sick, vacation, and holidays; simple IRA plan.

Submit resume and letter of interest to Karen Simmons, Shelter Manager at



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