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Job Opportunities

Feline Adoption Counselor & Animal Care Technician (full-time, 40 hours)

General Desciption: As the face and voice of the ARLGP to the adopting public, Feline Adoption Counselors/Care Technicians are responsible for fostering a spirit of goodwill and trust between the public and the shelter, delivering superior customer service, maintaining clean, humane and healthy living conditions for pets in the shelter, advocating for animals in our care and in the community, educating the public about Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland services, procedures and policies, as well as basic animal care and health and behavior counseling.

The Feline Adoption Counselor/Care Technician position requires exemplary phone and in-person customer service skills functioning at a high-level in a fast paced, sometimes emotionally charged atmosphere. ARLGP staff must interact with the public in all manner of transactions in a calm, professional, non-judgmental way. Candidates must possess a high degree of initiative, be detail oriented, punctual, dedicated, adept at multi-tasking in a busy environment and be able to consistently contribute positively in order to function in a team atmosphere. The people that excel in this position really enjoy managing multiple priorities, are able to stay good-natured and positive under stress and find working with the public genuinely enjoyable and energizing.   Read the full job description here.

To Apply:  Please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications, reasons for pursing a career in animal welfare and salary requirements, along with your resume to jobs@arlgp.org with the subject "Feline Adoption Counselor/Care Technician.”


Facilities and Maintenance Coordinator (full-time, 40 hours)

General Desciption: To facilitate the efficient operation of the shelter and additional buildings in accordance with established policies and procedures and to ensure the proper repair and maintenance of facilities, equipment and grounds.  Read the full job description here.

To Apply:  Please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications, reasons for pursing a career in animal welfare and salary requirements, along with your resume to jobs@arlgp.org with the subject "Facilities and Maintenance Coordinator.”



The ARLGP is interested in working with area college students for unpaid internships.  Duties include administrative tasks working with the Business Manager, Development Director, Volunteer Coordinator, Community Relations Manager and various projects throughout the shelter.  Specific tasks range from updating the website, to attending events and performing data entry.  If you are interested in an internship with the ARLGP, please complete our internship application and return to Sophia Bahlkow, Volunteer Coordinator, at sbahlkow@arlgp.org.