Assistant Manager
Bloomingdale Adoption Center

The Assistant Manager of Anderson’s Bloomingdale Adoption Center is responsible for ensuring high-level care of all animals housed at the Bloomingdale adoption center, exemplary customer service and supervision of the Customer Service Representatives and animal care volunteers.  


Reports to: Bloomingdale Adoption Center Manager 

Job Type: Part-time, Hourly, Non-Exempt


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (to include, but not limited to)
  • Treat all animals humanely, properly and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance. 

  • Lead staff by example to follow Anderson’s policies and procedures.  

  • Inspect shelter regularly. Confirm daily tasks are completed, animals are housed appropriately, and all areas of the center are clean, sanitized and clutter-free.   

  • Ensure that all information in relation to Anderson’s animals and constituents are entered into Pet Point accurately and in a timely manner. 

  • Thoroughly communicate all critical information relating to staff concerns, as well as all developing medical and/or temperament concerns, such as disease outbreaks, bite incidents, etc. with the adoption center manager.  

  • Practice positive reinforcement training methods and fear free handling techniques with all animals at all times. Identify opportunities and promote these methods to potential adoptive families and the public.   

  • Ensure veterinary instructions are carried out. Administer vaccines, medication and implant microchips as needed.  

  • Regularly confirm that staff is implementing medical and behavior instructions appropriately and consistently. 

  • Attend monthly all-staff meetings. Participate in animal care discussions relating to their emotional and physical health and ways to support high-level customer service.   

  • Maintain a manageable inventory of necessary supplies, store appropriately, and communicate inventory needs to adoption center manager in a timely manner.  

  • Occasional evening and holiday shifts may be required; weekend shifts may be routine.

  • Other duties as assigned.


While applicants who are proficient in the desired skills for this role and have open availability are preferred; candidates who may lack the skills, but demonstrate ambition, compassion, understanding of Anderson’s mission, and enthusiasm for our future will be given strong consideration. 
  • Ability to remain professional, calm and pleasant while using sound judgment to make confident, logical decisions at times of increased stress and/or conflict.

  • A deep appreciation of the importance of respect for all life and desire to model this behavior at all times when dealing with animals as well as other people.

  • Naturally outgoing, empathetic, and friendly personality with willingness to be flexible and redirect efforts as circumstances and priorities change.     

  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both verbally (in-person and over the phone) and in writing; ask appropriate questions for information gathering.  

  • Knowledge of and support for Anderson’s mission/vision, and desire to advance the organization through strong customer relations.

  • Complete understanding of and enthusiastic support of the limited admission, no-kill and open adoptions philosophies.

  • Knowledge of the health and personalities of dogs and cats available for adoption.

  • General understanding of common diseases of dogs and cats; ability to accurately inform potential adopters.

  • Work Environment: Physical ability and willingness to work with domestic animals (pets) of all temperaments and species. Exposure to animals and high noise levels; potential exposure to zoonotic diseases, animal bites and scratches; work may be performed outdoors with exposure to all weather conditions. 

  • Physical Activities: Able to drive, stand, walk, and talk for up to ten hours a day; able to lift up to 50 pounds without assistance. Physical ability to bend, squat, and engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms and hands; and to hear and see at levels where the movement of animals and objects is not physically limited. Must have the ability to input data, read computer screens and printed material, communicate effectively in-person, via phone, video conferencing and e-mail, and operate office equipment.



Anderson Animal Shelter was incorporated in 1966 as the Humane Society of North Central Illinois. Over the years, the shelter has transitioned from a traditional community animal shelter to one of the most progressive humane societies of its kind. Anderson Animal Shelter collaborates with public and private organizations and individuals to shelter, care for and promote the adoption of stray and unwanted companion animals. We advocate for the compassionate and humane treatment of these animals through direct care, humane education and community outreach programs.


All volunteers and staff of Anderson Animal Shelter must understand and accept that, even though all reasonable accommodations are made to support the physical and emotional health of our shelter animals, there are situations in which animals must be euthanized.

Candidates with open availability are preferred. Please email resume and cover letter to for consideration.


Adoption Center

180 N Randall Road

North Aurora, IL 60542

Next to Pet Supplies Plus

(847) 697-2880 ext 80

Adoption Center Hours

By appointment only.


Main Shelter

1000 S La Fox Street

South Elgin, IL 60177

(847) 697-2880

(847) 697-8229 fax

Adoption Center Hours

By appointment only.


Entrance is second door

1000 S La Fox Street

South Elgin, IL 60177

(847) 697-2880 ext. 25

Center Hours

By appointment only.


Adoption Center

412 W Army Trail Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Inside Petco

(847) 697-2880 ext 90

Adoption Center Hours

By appointment only.

Shelter Holidays

New Year's Day  ·  Memorial Day  ·  Fourth of July  ·  Labor Day  ·  Thanksgiving Day  ·  Christmas Day

We will close at 3pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Anderson Animal Shelter is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS.

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