PT Pet Shelter Advocate

PT Pet Shelter Advocate

Part-Time Pet Shelter Advocate

Rose Brooks Center, a non-profit domestic violence agency, is currently hiring a part-time Pet Shelter Advocate. The Pet Shelter Advocate is responsible for the daily operations of the pet shelter facility and related pet advocacy services for families residing in Rose Brooks Center’s emergency shelter. The Pet Shelter Advocate will collaborate with the emergency shelter’s multi-disciplinary team to provide assistance with safety planning and access to community resources. This position works within a low barrier and voluntary participation shelter program model and is responsible for providing survivor centered, trauma informed, accessible, equitable, and inclusive advocacy to pet owners and their pets residing in the emergency shelter. This position reports to the Director of Pet Advocacy. For more information, visit


  1. Perform all job responsibilities while demonstrating proficiency in all RBC Competencies and a commitment to the overall mission of Rose Brooks Center.
  2. Perform functions of job according to agency policies and procedures, utilizing the principles of trauma informed care, accessibility, and equity and inclusion; maintains awareness of risks of secondary trauma and one’s own responsibility of self-care.
  3. Participate in all required trainings and optional trainings as determined.
  4. Attend required/scheduled staff and team meetings, which may occur outside of normal work hours.
  5. Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Skills/Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in crisis intervention/advocacy
  • Minimum of 1 year experience providing culturally competent services to a diverse client group including at-risk populations
  • Knowledge of/experience working with/in animal welfare agencies; comfortable with/confident in working with animals
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Efficient time management, problem solving, and organizational skills; ability to work independently
  • Ability to perform computer skills (including MS office, database, and security software)
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to provide proof of automobile insurance
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and spend a significant amount of work hours standing, walking, bending, and lifting

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Bi-lingual in ASL or Spanish/English-written and verbal
  • Knowledge of the link between domestic violence and pet abuse
  • Knowledge of animal health and behavioral issues, local animal welfare resources, and general methods and procedures for managing an animal shelter or kenneling facility
  • Demonstrated ability and comfort to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical/other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies; to respond and cope with unexpected dog behavior without assistance; ability to remain calm with animals who are distressed or overstimulated; demonstrate good judgement in these situations.
  • Experience in providing domestic violence advocacy and safety planning


This is a part-time, non-exempt position scheduled Monday-Friday. This may require mid and evening shifts and work hours that accommodate participants’ schedules and needs, including some weekend hours and holidays.

To Apply:  Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Human Resources
P.O. Box 320599
Kansas City, MO 64132

Candidates must consent to a Background Check and Children’s Division (Central Registry/Child Abuse) Screening

Deadline: Open until filled per qualifications

Rose Brooks Center is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity. Rose Brooks Center offers comprehensive and competitive pay and benefits.