This is a full-time exempt 40 hour a week position.

Northeast Animal Shelter (NEAS) is offering a unique opportunity for an animal Foster Care Program Manager. If your dream job is to make a positive impact in people’s and animal’s lives and your community, this is your opportunity.


The Foster Care Program Manager works to create an interconnected network that identifies, grows and trains foster care families between our four adoption centers at the MSPCA/NEAS. Foster program administrative responsibilities across adoption center locations includes the recruitment and orientation of incoming foster families, scheduling of continued education trainings and promotion of foster care animals in need. The Foster Care Program Manager also oversees all aspects of the foster care program at Northeast Animal Shelter. At NEAS, the Foster Care Program Manager works to place animals into foster and supports NEAS foster families in caring for their foster animals. The Foster Care Program Manager works to ensure that foster families are safe, engaged, well-trained and have positive and fulfilling foster experiences.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 1 year of experience with program coordination or program management.
  • 2 years of professional experience in animal care and customer service, with animal shelter experience preferred.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Work well and communicate effectively with foster care families, staff, supervisors, volunteers and the general public.
  • Excellent understanding of animal welfare best practices and general animal handling skills.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills, and planning and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of computers and applicable software programs.


Northeast Animal Shelter’s (NEAS) animal relocation program transports thousands of cats and dogs from overpopulated animal shelters across the country to Massachusetts, where each animal receives medical care, enrichment, and behavior training prior to adoption. NEAS’s affiliation with the MSPCA-Angell not only provides hands-on care to homeless animals in need, but we also work together to offer access to affordable care to pet owners through our community veterinary clinics and through our community outreach teams who work directly in Massachusetts’ most underserved communities. NEAS’ animal relocation network, combined with the MSPCA-Angell’s veterinary and adoption center resources, works to protect the largest number of animals possible by serving as New England’s premier destination shelter for the nationally coordinated movement of animals.