Job Openings at CCHS

1) CCHS - Surgery Assistant

The Champaign County Humane Society seeks a dependable and hardworking individual for the Surgery Assistant position. This is a full time position, $11.00 per hour with benefits. Primary responsibilities include; surgery preparation; monitoring of animals while under anesthesia; cleaning and preparation of surgery packs; performing physical exams; and working closely with the public for low cost spay/neuter appointments. This position includes data entry and requires a very organized and outgoing individual that will work closely with the Shelter Manager, Shelter Veterinarian, and Medical Lab Supervisor. Some experience with animal handling and/or working in an animal shelter or veterinary setting is required.

Those interested in this position should submit their resume and cover letter to the Shelter Veterinarian, 1911 E. Main St. Urbana, IL 61802 or email to


2) CCHS - Medical Care Staff Member - full time

CCHS is now accepting applications for a full-time position on our Medical Care staff. Qualified candidates will have experience handling dogs and cats in a veterinary setting. (Experience with other small animals, a plus, but not required)

This position involves examination and monitoring of animals for health and wellness; administering treatments and medications to shelter animals; animal restraint; and accurate data entry/computer skills.

Applicants should be personable and possess good communication skills (in person and in writing), as this position requires effective communication about animal health with the Shelter Veterinarian, other staff members, volunteers, interns, and members of the public. Reliability, punctuality, and attention to detail are also essential qualities for success on the Medical Staff.

Full time employee benefits include paid vacation, holiday comp time, an employee health insurance plan, and a Simple IRA plan. Starting pay: $10/hour

Some weekend, evening, and holiday hours will be required.

Send resume and letter-of-interest to Karen Simmons, Shelter Manager, at No phone calls, please.

3) CCHS - Animal Care Staff Member - full time

The Champaign County Humane Society seeks an energetic and self-motivated individual to join our animal care staff.  This is a full time position, $9.50 per hour (as of 9/1/18) with benefits.  Primary responsibilities include sanitization and maintenance of animal kennels and facilities, daily feeding, animal intakes, and data entry.  Other responsibilities include kennel enrichment and socialization of our animal residents.  This is a physically demanding position that may require heavy lifting, exposure to high noise levels, and exposure to cleaning chemicals.  Those interested in applying must have animal handling experience and be knowledgeable in animal behavior.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Karen Simmons, Shelter Manager, via email to No phone calls, please.

4) CCHS - Adoption Staff Member – full time

CCHS has an open full-time position on the Adoption staff. Adoption staff members greet the public and assist our patrons in finding their next animal companion. Qualified candidates will be friendly, outgoing, and organized, and must have knowledge and/or experience related to pet ownership. Candidates also should be adept at using a computer and performing accurate data entry.

In addition to facilitating the adoption process, Adoption Staff members may be required to perform "animal care" duties, such as kennel/cage cleaning, dog walking, and general shelter cleaning. This is a physically demanding position and involves some exposure to loud noise and strong chemicals/cleaning products. Experience handling animals is required.

Hours will include weekends and some holidays. Benefits of full-time employment include eligibility for the CCHS employee health insurance plan, paid vacation, paid holidays, and a Simple IRA plan. 

To apply, submit resume and letter-of-interest to Shelter Manager, Karen Simmons at  No phone calls, please.