When you arrive at work every day knowing that your work matters, that’s a good day. When you’re having a tough day and you hug a puppy, that’s a good day. And when you see how your career impacts a life forever, that’s a really good day.
Why Southeastern Guide Dogs?
When you join the Southeastern Guide Dogs team, you’ll join the 150+ employees making a genuine difference in the lives of people and our dogs. We operate the most advanced training facilities of any service dog organization in the world. We create elite working dogs and provide life-changing services for people with vision loss, veterans with disabilities, and children with significant challenges such as vision loss or the loss of a parent in the military.
You’ll also enjoy these added benefits:
- The organization contributes to a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.
- Employees may also contribute to a retirement plan.
- Our full-time employees enjoy a competitive paid time off (PTO) package, including PTO for holidays and your birthday.
- Our culinary staff provides lunch 5 days a week for staff.
- We are a dog-friendly workplace, and upon approval, many staff members bring personal dogs to work.
Our puppies are learning and growing. We take care of our youngest superheroes from birth to ten weeks. We take this stage very seriously because while that’s not a long time, the quality of early care they receive affects their entire life.
We care for our superhero guide and service dogs in training as they live and learn on our campus. To be the best, we give them our best with an entire professional staff dedicated to giving them the best care possible.
At our full-service, state-of-the-art campus veterinary center, we keep our dogs healthy and well on their pathway to working careers. If you are a vet or vet tech that loves to keep high-performing dogs happy and healthy, we’d love to hear from you.
Student & Graduate Services
We help people with visual impairments and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other disabilities begin as applicants, live and learn here as students, and graduate as part of our family.
By providing the very best culinary and housekeeping services, we give our students and staff the ability to focus on achieving their very best.
We work behind the scenes handling human resources, volunteer services, IT, and finance, keeping our eyes on the greater mission: transforming lives.
Marketing & Philanthropy
Our team of professionals spread the good news about our life-changing dogs and the people who need them, both publicly (marketing) and through one-on-one relationships (philanthropy).
Buildings & Grounds
Our 33-acre campus, training facilities, and grounds look amazing, and our team works hard to keep them that way using top-quality tools that match their pro-quality expertise.
“I love working at Southeastern Guide Dogs because it fulfills my personal mission to make a positive contribution to people’s lives with our amazing dogs.”
— Marisa Blanco, Manager, Guide Dog Training Team | Staff member since 2003.