Animal Care Supervisor

Position Details


FieldHaven Feline Center is seeking a dedicated and compassionate Animal Care Supervisor to join our shelter team in Lincoln, CA. This full-time position offers the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of cats in the community and the lives of our shelter team and volunteers. The Animal Care Supervisor will oversee the shelter’s daily operations, manage a team of animal care assistants and volunteers, and ensure the highest animal care and welfare standards. The ideal candidate will have excellent animal handling skills, previous supervisory experience, and a passion for cats.

Key Responsibilites

  • Supervise and manage a team of animal care assistants and volunteers, providing ongoing training, guidance, and performance feedback.
  • Oversee daily cat care, including feeding, grooming, and medical care as directed by veterinary staff.
  • Monitor the health, mental well-being, and behavior of all cats that enter our facility, ensuring timely reporting and action on any concerns.
  • Maintain clean and sanitary conditions in all shelter areas, ensuring compliance with animal sheltering health and safety regulations.
  • Coordinate the intake and assessment of new cats entering the shelter, including health evaluations and quarantine procedures.
  • Oversee the daily functioning of the foster home program.
  • Remain responsible for coordinating mobile outreach adoption events; weekend days may be required for community outreach events.
  • Ensure all mobile adoption centers are clean, sanitized, and welcoming to the public.
  • Work alongside the FieldHaven leadership team to help develop and implement standard operating procedures for animal care and shelter operations.
  • Ensures our team maintains a friendly and welcoming environment for all volunteers, staff, and visitors at our shelter facility. Leads by example, encouraging other team members to maintain a positive and respectful attitude.
  • Collaborates with the Executive Director regarding ongoing staff appreciation events and initiatives.
  • Facilitate community outreach and educational programs to promote animal welfare and adoption as needed.
  • Has a natural drive to continue learning animal welfare and sheltering best practices while always being a student in ongoing research and collaboration with others regarding feline welfare and care.
  • Continue seeking out new community outreach events to further the organization’s outreach to help more cats in need.
  • Assist with veterinary appointments and treatments for cats in the shelter and foster home programs, ensuring accurate record-keeping and animal care and health documentation.
  • Support the planning and executing shelter events and activities, including adoption drives and fundraising events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the leadership team.


  • 1-3 years of previous supervisory experience managing teams.
  • Excellent animal handling skills, especially with cats.
  • A passion for cats and animal welfare.
  • Can stay calm in stressful situations and environments.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A positive, can-do attitude, who can lead by example for other staff members.
  • Previous experience working with different online databases and Excel.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays, as needed.
  • Previous experience working in a veterinary hospital setting is a plus.
  • Experience in community outreach and education is a plus.

Additional Information

  • This position involves working in an environment exposed to animals and allergens.
  • This position requires lifting heavy objects, up to 50 pounds and sometimes standing on your feet for the entire day.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter with their qualifications and experience to [email protected] with the subject line “Animal Care Supervisor.”

Applications submitted after Friday, July 12 may not be considered.

FieldHaven Feline Center is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Join us in our mission to provide love, care, and safety for all cats in need!

Position Type
Full-Time, On-Site

FieldHaven Feline Center
2754 Ironwood Lane, Lincoln, CA 95648


[email protected]