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Current Opportunities


We are seeking responsible, reliable, and compassionate people to work full-time as kennel staff at our main facility in northern Rio Rancho.

The right fit for this position will understand that animals in our care are fully dependent on staff — from their meals to their safety, they rely on us. Many of our animals have been let down by humans before, and we have made a commitment to them that will never happen again.

​The position of Kennel Attendant is a very important one and the employee must be prepared to provide the utmost care of WMR animals and ensure their safety and comfort at all times.

Job Duties:

• Must be willing and able to work with large breed canines

• Transporting animals to and from the kennels. (Must be willing and able to lift 50lbs unassisted.)

• Ensuring that the animals have ample, fresh food and water at all times.

• Cleaning animal waste, spilled food, hair, and other debris from the kennels.

• Disposing of trash in a timely manner.

• Accompanying animals on walks, if required.

• Calming animals who are in distress.

• Evacuating all animals if an emergency occurs.

• Assist adopters, donors and public on tours of Ranch and dog kennels when needed


• High school diploma or equivalent.

• Previous experience caring for animals is a plus!

• Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

• Excellent interpersonal skills.

• Physically fit and agile, must be able to lift 50lbs.

• A passion for animal welfare.

• Available to work weekends and public holidays, if required.

No phone calls please. We look forward to hearing from you!



The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for the management of Watermelon Mountain Ranch’s volunteer programs. Essential duties and responsibilities include recruiting, training, orienting, managing, supporting, tracking, and evaluating all volunteers for Watermelon Mountain Ranch’s programs. These include volunteers at the main Ranch location, two PetSmart adoption centers, two resale shops and various events.

This is a part time job of 20 hrs a week. This is a remote job but this Volunteer Coordinator is expected to conduct Volunteer Orientations every Saturday at the Ranch, and visit the satellite adoption centers and resale shops periodically.


•    General Volunteer Management
•    Take proactive steps to ensure optimum coverage of volunteers for the organization’s needs.
•    Identify and schedule volunteers to fulfill WMR needs, special projects, and special events.
•    Match volunteers with opportunities that suit their skills and interests and serve the organization. Interview and assign new volunteers.
•    Manage volunteer training, including Saturday orientations. Ensure that volunteers are given appropriate training to be successful in their positions. Orient volunteers to increase their understanding of WMR, its clients, its services, and the roles and responsibilities of volunteers.
•    Serve as the primary contact for existing and potential volunteers.
•    Motivate, evaluate, and recognize volunteers; foster positive experiences for them to maximize volunteer retention.


•    1 year of experience working with volunteers preferred (this experience may include
•    leading, training, or supervising other volunteers as a volunteer).
•    Animal welfare experience or prior work with a nonprofit organization preferred.
•    Able to work flexible hours, which will include weekends and some evenings.
•    Valid driver’s license with access to reliable transportation
•    Passion for the WMR mission and commitment to animal welfare issues.


COVER LETTER AND RESUME REQUIRED! Please email phone calls please.


We look forward to hearing from you!


Please check out our Volunteer Page for ways to get involved with the animals! 

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