Mission: Celebrate animals, confront cruelty.
We fight the big fights to end suffering for all animals. Together with millions of supporters, we take on puppy mills, factory farms, trophy hunts, animal testing and other cruel industries. With our affiliates, we rescue and care for thousands of animals every year through our animal rescue team’s work and other hands-on animal care services. We fight all forms of animal cruelty to achieve the vision behind our name: A humane society. And we can’t do it without you.
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We take a mainstream approach and combat the most severe forms of cruelty and abuse. Leaders in the humane movement ranked us the most effective animal organization in the country in a survey conducted by Guidestar’s Philanthropedia.
Rescue & direct care
We respond to major cruelty and disaster situations, providing hands-on care to horses, companion animals and wildlife.
Education & awareness
We encourage and empower people to create a more humane society for animals by making kinder, more informed choices.
Laws & corporate policy
We work with some of the world’s biggest companies to reform and improve their treatment of animals. Through the courts and the ballot box, we fight to improve legal protections for animals and train law enforcement to help stop animal cruelty.
Dedicate your career to animals.
I have been working at The Humane Society of the United States full-time (More than 8 years)
The place to work if you want to create positive change for animals
Hard work is rewarded and the organization is great about promoting from within
Dedicated to work/life balance and always looking for new ways to improve employee well being
Both men and women in leadership roles
Kind, hardworking co-workers across the globe
Headquarters in Gaithersburg, which isn't the most accessible to DC metroplex, but it is more affordable to live
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at The Humane Society of the United States (Gaithersburg, MD) in September 2015.
Was e-mailed for a phone screening within a few days of applying online, and was surprised at how fast the response was. I replied quickly and received a confirmation two days later for a call later in the week. Half an hour into the agreed upon time without getting a call, I sent another e-mail asking to reschedule as they had apparently missed the time to call me. Later that day, I received an apology e-mail asking to reschedule. The screening was typical, and as usual, it was with HR who passes information to the hiring manager. Nearly two weeks later I received an e-mail asking me to come in for an in person interview and offered days/times. I again responded quickly but did not receive confirmation for a couple of days. Upon arriving, the confusion made sense- it seemed that there was a lot of miscommunication going around, including HR notifying me that day that they were still phone screening other candidates. While the people themselves were very nice, I was unimpressed with their process, sadly, because I think the organization does great things. I was turned off from applying for any other positions in the future.
Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce