Morris Animal Foundation has been improving the health of animals worldwide for more than 75 years. We were founded by a veterinarian and continue to be a science-driven organization, funding crucial animal health studies globally as well as our own research. We’ve invested nearly $160 million in 3,000+ studies benefiting dogs, cats, horses and wildlife around the world.
Are you a passionate person who wants to make a difference for animals every single day? Then consider joining our Denver, Colorado-based community of like-minded individuals. We believe that people are our greatest asset and know it takes everyone on staff to successfully achieve our goals and fulfill our mission. We believe that by putting our employees first we can provide a healthy, balanced work environment that helps both the employees and the Foundation thrive. We are dedicated to providing benefits and programs that holistically support our employees and their well-being both in and out of the workplace. Engaged employees are critical for organizational success and we are constantly evolving to ensure we remain mission-driven and people-centric.


We’re proud to have been selected as one of the Nonprofit Times’ Best Nonprofits to Work For in 2021 and 2022!

Best Places to Work 2021 Best Places to Work 2022

Morris Animal Foundation is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging throughout the organization, its staff, trustees and scientific advisers. This enhances our capacity to communicate, strengthens our organization, makes our culture more robust and allows us to serve animals, donors and partners more effectively. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, pregnancy and related health conditions, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

Also, our hybrid work model aims to meet the diverse needs of our employees by making work more flexible, inclusive and connected. Depending on the position requirements and needs of the team, Morris Animal Foundation employees can choose how they work – mainly in the office, remotely, or a mix of both.

While Colorado-based candidates are preferred, candidates based in other states may be considered in certain circumstances. Candidates are welcome to apply if willing to relocate prior to start date. Please reach out to our People & Culture team if you have questions regarding a specific position's requirements at [email protected]. The Foundation is not currently hiring in California, Hawaii, New York or New Jersey.
  • Competitive pay
  • Merit-based raises and eligibility for annual bonuses, spot bonuses and peer recognition awards
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Flexible schedules policy and hybrid work model
  • Ample growth and professional development opportunities
  • Health insurance (100% paid for employees, 50% paid for dependents)
  • Dental insurance (100% paid for employees, 50% paid for dependents)
  • Vision insurance (100% paid for employees, 50% paid for dependents)
  • Life insurance (coverage paid by Foundation; and additional employee paid option)
  • HSA/FSA options
  • 403b retirement account with up to 6% employer match
  • Accrued vacation time (accrual rate grows with tenure)
  • Six paid personal and sick days per fiscal year and 10 paid holidays
  • $1,700 stipend for wellness and personal growth items per year
  • Work-from-home equipment reimbursement
  • Nine weeks fully paid FMLA medical and parental leave
We act with integrity and are accountable to the needs of others and respectful of their time, expertise and opinions. We listen and communicate thoughtfully, directly and openly, always assuming good intent. We are inclusive and value diversity.
We advance animal health by funding only research that meets the highest scientific standards. We are committed to ensuring the best use of donor funds and Foundation resources to benefit animals everywhere.
We care deeply about animals and the people who care for them. It is our responsibility and an honor to improve animal health.
We actively partner, creatively work together and freely share ideas to advance the science of animal health and grow our impact. We nurture, grow and educate the animal health community that shares our passion. Together we can do more.
At our core, we value proven science but also seek creative solutions to meet the growing challenges of animal health in a changing global ecosystem. Based on what we learn, we constantly evolve to achieve our mission.
We are driven by our mission and seek answers with relentless pursuit. Using science as our compass, we develop pathways to animal health solutions. So long as animals face health concerns, we will continue to find answers.


Morris Animal Foundation is a science-based organization and supports the research community behind FDA-approved vaccines. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all employees per our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Employees that are not vaccinated due to a qualifying medical condition or on the basis of a sincerely held religious belief can request accommodation at the time of the job offer.