AWS Employment Opportunities

We are currently hiring for the position of Director of Public Services. See details below:

POSITION TITLE: Director of Public Services

REPORTS TO: Executive Director                                                                                    

POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Public Services will coordinate and provide strategic direction and support in the creation and management of AWS’ public services including humane education, outreach programs and events, the volunteer program and public obedience training services. This individual will serve as a member of the management team and an advisor to the Executive Director in all matters related to public services and programs.


  • Work with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and the management team to determine the organization’s public service operational and strategic goals
  • Work with appropriate direct reports and the Executive Director and management team to create fiscally responsible and realistic budgets for public service programs
  • Promote AWS public programs through relationships with local and regional civic organizations and businesses
  • Conduct analysis, monitor effectiveness and identify potential changes to public service programs that may result in a higher level of effectiveness and funding for AWS
  • Assemble data and general reports for the Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Provide individualized support and training for Board members, staff and other designated volunteers as needed
  • Work in coordination with Development staff to write and submit private foundation grant proposals to support Public Services programs
  • Coordinate with the Cleo Fund to ensure comprehensive Spay/Neuter service delivery
  • Ensure Outreach Program success and growth in alignment with AWS’ mission including the Pets and Women to Safety, The Link and the Stay at Home programs.
  • Develop, grow and support a dynamic volunteer program to support all AWS functions and activities
  • Oversee and support AWS’ progressive humane education program
  • Represent the AWS by cultivating relationships with local and regional civic organizations, businesses, educational institutions and other animal welfare organizations
  • Represent AWS to the veterinarian community on matters related to pet spay/neuter and wellness services
  • Serve on Board committees as assigned
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Public Services office and staff
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience preferred
  • Ability to collect and analyze data
  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience
  • Current on animal welfare policies and practices
  • Experience with volunteer, humane education and outreach programs preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, the Macintosh operating system, desktop publishing and social networking sites
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the appropriate skills for communication with individuals of all ages and backgrounds
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and persuasively with a variety of internal and external constituents and stakeholders
  • Ability to work with non-profit board members, committees and volunteers
  • Able to meet all background check requirements
  • Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize in a busy office environment


  • High degree of mobility required
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs occasionally
  • Frequent exposure and handling of animals
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Work in a stressful and noisy environment
  • Typically normal work hours – occasional evenings and weekends




– We are not currently hiring any Animal Care Technicians right now, but details are below for future reference. –

Animal Care Technician

Full-time and part-time Animal Care Technician positions available in a very busy animal shelter. Weekends a must, schedule may include some evenings. Job requirements include the ability to lift 40 pounds and be able to stand, bend & stoop throughout the entire workday. Candidates must be physically capable of safely walking & handling animals with a broad range of behaviors. Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required. Must be 18 years of age or older. Job duties include providing quality customer service, facility & grounds sanitation and maintenance, direct animal care, feeding, handling, vaccinating, examining, exercising, and enriching resident dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, and pet birds. Qualified candidates must be able to multitask, be self-motivated, task oriented, and be able to fulfill job duties with minimal supervision. Candidate must be comfortable & experienced in a variety of customer service interactions and enjoy serving the public. $9 an hour to start. Position offers full benefits package after probationary period, including health and life insurance policies, retirement plan, paid time off, and buy-in options for dental, accident & disability insurance policies.  Animal care experience preferred. Please come to the shelter on Holland Road to pick up an application with instructions regarding our hiring policy. No phone calls or emails please.