Jobs 2019-05-16T16:09:21+00:00

Do Good and Serve Your Neighbors

Come work with the very best.  All your clients will wiggle with happiness when they see you.  

Open Positions:

We are hiring for growth! All our current employees are busy, busy and looking for just the right professional to join us, either part-time or full-time.

We’re seeking career animal experts to join our small team providing in-client-home pet care.

Join the most trusted and most experienced team in town!   We do fun work, with an unbeatable opportunity to serve your community. Our company offers training, expenses, and mileage reimbursement for all employees, with health & retirement benefit plans for permanent full timers. We’re a deeply caring team with wonderful loyal clients who hire us primarily for our expertise working with animals.

Pet Care Professional: Position Requirements

Preference given to candidates who have worked with animals (veterinary technicians, vet assistants, shelter employees, adoption or foster managers or volunteers, dog trainers, animal control, daycare, boarding facility, breeding or training facility, and other animal specialists). 

Experience and Education: 

  • Has experience handling and working with a variety of animals other than your own pets
  • Administers medications: pilling dogs and cats, injecting insulin, measuring /administering liquid suspensions, and giving subcutaneous fluids
  • Has a background of handling emergency situations
  • Proficient in animal first aid; pet first aid certification preferred
  • Has 4-year college degree, or commensurate experience

Physical Requirements

  • Capable of working outdoors in all types of weather
  • Capable of controlling two strong dogs simultaneously on leash
  • Capable of walking several miles a day
  • Has no allergies to animals, dander, fur, or saliva
  • Performs, without restriction, all moderately strenuous physical tasks including walking several miles, bending, stooping, ascending and descending stairs, restraining animals, lifting up to 40 lbs

Other Requirements

  • Lives in or near zip codes we serve (zip 22301, 22302, 22303, 22304, 22305, 22306, 22307, 22308, 22309, 22311, 22312, 22314)
  • Must have some availability between 7 am and 10 pm to work in a neighborhood team serving clients 7 days a week.  Weekend and holiday hours are required.
  • Wants the best for all animals, and is focused on their individuality, routines, comfort and happiness
  • Manages a daily schedule of appointments without supervision
  • Works well independently in a client team environment where virtual teamwork and constant communication are essential
  • Is a perfectionist, trustworthy, punctual, and works ethically when no one is watching
  • Uses proficiently multiple technology apps, websites and smartphone
  • Works accurately from multiple sources of written instructions
  • Retains verbal instructions and written details
  • Has the maturity to care for client homes, to handle pet emergencies, to think proactively, to ask questions, and to seek clarification
  • Is an excellent written and oral communicator who’s fluent in English
  • Works as a cheerful, service-oriented, enthusiastic team player
  • Passes a complete background check
  • Has reliable car or truck (all-wheel drive preferable for inclement weather), an excellent driving record, a valid driver’s license and current auto insurance

Duties

  • Visit household pets in their own homes: dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, etc.
  • Schedule: Varies day to day as needed by clients
  • Weekends and holidays are paid at time-and-a-half
  • No overnights, housesitting, or taking in pets at your home

Benefits

  • Work independently with a flexible schedule, in a virtual team serving appreciative clients who adore us
  • This is an EMPLOYMENT W-2 non-exempt hourly position, serving private homes around Alexandria neighborhoods. As an employee, you will be trained, provided worker’s compensation insurance, mileage reimbursement, time and a half every weekend, and employer taxes paid on your behalf (Very different from contractor or “pay per visit” positions, where none of those employment perks are provided.)
  • Paid orientation, training, and a month of on-boarding support from both management and teammates
  • Choose to ramp up to full-time or stay part-time, as you prefer
  • Full-timers also qualify for additional company benefits including a paid company smartphone, health, dental, vision benefit package, 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • The pride of serving your neighbors in your community!

Are YOU a great fit?

Then be sure to tell us in your cover letter how you fit the above requirements and these specific candidate attributes:

  • career animal professional
  • who lives in or within 3 miles of our service area
  • you care strongly about about providing quality care for terrific clients with very high expectations

Do you meet all the above requirements?

What Happens Next:

We contact qualified applicants to schedule a phone interview. Following that step, candidates who pass the phone interview are invited to an in-person meeting and subsequent face-to-face interviews with other employees.

Following interviews, selected candidates pass a national background check, ID verification, criminal history check, and reference check before being hired.

New hires begin work with a reduced schedule for paid training time in the first several weeks to ensure a successful transition, during which time they will meet with pet owners, meet with pet professionals already on staff, ride along on select client appointments with an experienced employee, and build up to working a solo schedule of appointments in 60-90 days.

APPLY NOW

Cuddles. Wiggles. Wags. Sniffs. Purrs. Peek-a-boo. Leaps. Licks. Leans.

In all the ways you’ll be thanked for good work, the best is just making a difference in their day.

Communications Intern: Position Requirements

Alexandria Pet Care, Inc. seeks a Communications Intern from June to December 2019, who wants a real learning experience!

If you love pets, work well independently, are a stickler for Strunk & White, know the 80/20 rule of social media, and simply love to write, or write about pets, then come on and apply.

With us you’ll learn to plan, structure and produce a wide variety of communications, marcomm, and social media projects in a locally-owned small business. You’ll have weekly meetings with the business owner for planning, guidance, and editorial direction, then have freedom to research, draft material, and work independently on your own.

Requirements:

  • #lovespets:  research and read about adorable pets, helpful products, owner education, pet care, and cute pet photos
  • #internalinsights: distill what employees need to know in a way they’ll want to read internal comms and intranet blurbs
  • #contenttamer: review, edit and organize internal policies and procedures documentation
  • #socialscene: use Hootsuite to plan and schedule daily posts to Intsta, Pinterest, Fb, and Twitter
  • #blogboss: keep our website compelling and useful to our community with a monthly blog post
  • #knowyouraudiences: use Trello to craft annual communications calendars for our external client mix and our internal teams
  • #raisevisibility: reach pet owners in our community who don’t know us but who need us
  • #truetothebrand: understand our mission as our message and weave it through all our internal and external comms

Candidates may be a rising junior, senior, or graduate student enrolled in an accredited nonprofit college or university to study communications, marketing, journalism or PR. We also welcome non-traditional interns with previous work experience who are seeking to re-enter the workforce or looking to change careers. Unpaid internship. $200 stipend per month to cover costs and transportation.  Must reside in the D.C. metro area, and be available 10 hours a week from May through December.

TO APPLY
Applicants should complete all these steps, by email to [email protected] Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. Email us your resume
  2. Attach your cover letter explaining how you meet the above requirements and why you’re a great candidate for our team
  3. Attach at least 3 writing samples: two or more should be targeted audience communications in the format of a blog, social post, email, news announcement, or article. One may be a script or video short/vlog
  4. Attach 3 original proposed social media posts for our company. Simple text with an image is fine
  5. Additionally encouraged, but not required, is your URL to your portfolio website