Employment Opportunities


We are always seeking dynamic individuals who believe in and will help fulfill our mission. The Cleveland APL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We also promote a drug-free workplace through pre-employment and random post-employment testing.  All open positions are listed to the right. See below for instructions in submitting an application. Thank you in advance for the courtesy of no phone calls.

Featured Open Position
Director of Major Giving

The Cleveland Animal Protective League is looking for a seasoned fundraising professional with experience leading or developing a major gift program to join our team!

The Cleveland Animal Protective League believes in maintaining the human-animal bond whenever possible. This is an important, new role within the organization to support the development of major gift revenue. Our strategic priorities are capitalize on new giving strategies and trends that will increase fundraising in support of the APL’s growing mission-related and business needs

If you believe in delivering the best animal and client service possible, want to be an active part of a team that saves the lives of homeless animals and works together to make quality pet care accessible to pet owners facing financial challenges, you may be just the person we need!

To succeed in this role, we are looking for someone with at least 5 years of experience in fundraising with a specific emphasis on management of a major gift program, individual fundraising, and experience closing gifts of at least $25,000.

The individual in this role will provide direct supervision to members of the major gifts team, utilize performance-based management when counseling and evaluating staff, and will be responsible for developing measurable annual goals for direct reports.

To learn more about this position and to see if you meet our requirements click here to see the full job description.

We are always seeking dynamic individuals who will help fulfill our mission. We believe that the only way we are successful is with the right team, so we will invest in you. Our full-time employee benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(b) Retirement Plan, Company Paid Life Insurance, Company Paid Long-Term Disability, Paid Vacation Time, Paid Sick Time, 7 Paid Holidays, Paid Bereavement, Paid Self-Care Days, and more.


Applying online:

Fill out our online employment application.

Applying via e-mail:

Copy/paste resume into email body OR attach in a Word or PDF document. Enter position applied for in the email subject line, and send to our Human Resources Department.*

EEOC: The Cleveland APL is an equal opportunity employer and is looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

*Note: If your email application does not open when clicking on this email address link, please copy the email address and paste it into your preferred email application.

Applying via standard mail:

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Send resume and/or application to:
Cleveland Animal Protective League
ATTN: HR Department
1729 Willey Avenue
Cleveland, OH   44113