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Join Our Team

Bring your talents and passion to work for an organization regularly ranked among the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon! We are looking for people who want to connect with the community and help cats find loving new homes.

Our people matter, and we know that our team impacts the success of our programs. That’s part of why we offer competitive wages, plus a welcoming, supportive workplace culture!

An orange cat and siamese mix kitten sitting together.

Job Listings

Admissions Associate (Full-Time)

Put your love of cats and customer service skills into action and be part of a lifesaving mission serving cats and our community! Cat Adoption Team (CAT) is hiring for an admissions associate to join our team.

This position is responsible for customer support and exams for incoming cats. In this role you’ll help facilitate admissions by greeting and assisting clients, communicating admissions decisions, and helping with check-out. You’ll also perform admissions exams on incoming cats and kittens, administer preventative care treatments, and provide admissions data entry and record-keeping support. It’s helpful to be detail-oriented, compassionate, and knowledgeable about feline health and wellness for success in this role. Training is provided; previous veterinary assistant experience preferred.

CAT is focused on creating a positive, inclusive workplace and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. Take a look at our Workplace Culture Agreement and DEI Statement of Principle to learn more.

This is an full-time position working Monday-Friday. Pay range for this position is $19-21/hr. Benefits include PTO and paid holidays, an Employee Assistance Program, and other great perks!

Learn more: To see the full job description and how to apply for this position, visit our Employment Portal – Admissions Associate .

Shelter Associate (Part-Time)

Are you excited about a position that combines your love of cats with your customer service skills? Join us at Cat Adoption Team (CAT)!

As a shelter associate, you’ll have the opportunity to provide compassionate animal care and bring (and keep) cats and people together. In this role, you’ll help maintain cleanliness of animal housing and other areas, monitor cats and kittens for health and behavior, assist with record-keeping, support the public with adoptions and other services, answer phones and email, schedule appointments, train and oversee volunteers, and work the reception & retail desk. It can be busy, smelly, and loud sometimes — but if purpose-driven work that supports people and pets is meaningful to you, this is a truly fulfilling role!

CAT is focused on creating a positive, inclusive workplace and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.Take a look at our Workplace Culture Agreement and DEI Statement of Principle to learn more.

This is an part-time position working approximately 6-8 hours per day, 3 days per week (includes weekday shifts; may include some weekend shifts). Starting pay for this position is $18/hr. Employee benefits include PTO and paid holidays, an Employee Assistance Program, and other great perks!

Learn more: To see the full job description and how to apply for this position, visit our Employment Portal – Shelter Associate .

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Why work at Cat Adoption Team?

At CAT, we care about cats and people, and we invest in creating a workplace that is positive, welcoming, and rewarding. After all, it’s people who do the work of saving cats (we haven’t seen any kittens doing much work around here!).

We value your time and efforts, so competitive compensation that reflects the qualifications and responsibilities of our team members is part of the standard package here. But we also know that building and supporting a strong team is about more than money.

Making CAT the best workplace it can be is one of our top priorities. We have a strong focus on workplace culture and are always seeking and implementing ways to better support, develop, and recognize our team members. We promote a healthy work-life balance, encourage boundary-setting and respect, and foster a culture of compassion and empathy.

You can read our Workplace Culture Agreement to see more about the commitments we make to each other here at CAT.

Benefits

CAT is committed to creating a healthy, happy workplace. Besides loads of free kitty cuddles, we offer all employees valuable benefits like continuing education opportunities, personal paid time off and 13 paid holidays, special discounts for pet food and supplies, and more!

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans: CAT pays 50% of the monthly premium for the basic employee health plan*
  • Wellness program that includes company-sponsored challenges, events, and free snacks
  • Mental health support, coaching, and more through an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

*For eligible full-time employees

  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with 3% company match
  • Employer-paid life insurance*
  • Discounted veterinary services and products at CAT’s onsite hospital
  • 20% off purchases at the CAT Thrift Store and in-shelter retail shop
  • On Demand Payment option allows employees to access a portion of earned wages before the usual payday

*For eligible full-time employees

  • Paid time off (accrued PTO)
  • 13 paid holidays annually—including two floating holidays!
  • Emergency Leave Share Program
  • Paid Leave Oregon and Oregon Family Leave Act
  • Get Fear Free Certified! CAT pays for your time to complete the Fear Free Shelters program
  • Access to continuing education including workshops, certificate programs, books, coaching, and more
  • Opportunities for cross-training in other departments, including the shelter and thrift store

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at CAT

Of course Cat Adoption Team is focused on cats, but we also have a deep respect and appreciation for people. We’re committed to building more diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into our workplace culture — and every aspect of our work!

I love being able to make a tangible difference in the lives of pets and people every day. It’s so rewarding!

– Brittany P., Hospital Manager

Be part of a pawsome team!

Everyone at CAT loves cats, but our staff and volunteers have a wide array of other interests and talents. Like cats, each of us has our own unique personalities — and that’s what makes our team so amazing!

Use the buttons below to meet some of our team members.

Cat Adoption Team is an equal opportunity organization that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.