Make Your Passion Your Profession
Gateway Pet Guardians (GPG) invites you to join our winning, life-saving team who make a difference every day. We are proud to be a Service Enterprise certified organization with a 100/100 rating on Charity Navigator and platinum status on GuideStar. Our employees enjoy a fast-paced work environment with perks such as free health and dental insurance, free annual vetting for employee pets, competitive paid time off and paid holidays.
We strongly encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to: Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), immigrants and refugees, LBGTQIA+ community and individuals with disabilities. We also prioritize applicants from our service area. GPG is a 501c3 non-profit organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer that is compliant with all federal and state employment regulations.
We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:
Join Our Board of Directors
As GPG is not your average animal shelter, we are not looking for just another board member. While so many organizations focus solely on pets, our team recognizes that you are never 100 percent prepared for what a pet will bring to your life, or the services they will need. Life happens. We get it. Every day, sudden emergency veterinary and pet expenses in times of crisis can put many East St. Louis families in a tough financial situation. That is when they call us.
Our board members are avid animal loving cheerleaders, fundraisers and decision-makers that assure our community knows we are here to help. After relocating to the East St. Louis area in the midst of the COVID pandemic, this role is more important than ever for the long-term growth of our program. Since our inception in 2004, GPG has been changing lives of the animals we save and the people we assist. Our mission to end homelessness for animals in the Metro East St. Louis area cannot be achieved without working hand in hand with the community. It is challenging, heart-wrenching and every single minute is worth it for the pride you feel knowing the impact you have on families. Still interested? Keep reading.
We have blossomed and changed with the needs of our community. This year is no exception. We are looking to transform and grow our board with individuals who are passionate about partnering with the community to spearhead innovative and comprehensive programming with the goal of keeping pets and people together.
To thrive as our board member, you have to be excited about:
• Providing judgment-free, equitable access to pet resources,
• Facilitating adoptions, progressive programming and collaborative partnerships,
• Removing barriers to pet ownership.
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