Careers at HAWS

 

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Applications can be obtained at:

701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188

Send resumes to:

Executive Director, P.O. Box 834, Waukesha, WI 53187-0834

 

When HAWS has an opening for employment, job descriptions are posted below. We look for individuals who have knowledge and experience with animals, are cooperative team players and interested in helping the shelter grow and develop. Our policy is to accept applications for open positions only. Please check often for new employment opportunities!

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HAWS Open Positions:

Posted:  August 27, 2018

ANIMAL CARETAKER

Positions are currently available in HAWS’ Animal Care area; flexible, part time – perfect for college students. Must be available either Saturday and/or Sunday every week. Positions exist for both day and evening (3:00-7:00pm) hours.

These positions are perfect for animal lovers who enjoy an active environment. Job duties include feeding, walking, cleaning of animal quarters, building maintenance chores, some animal grooming, shots and administration of medication. The qualified candidate will be flexible, enthusiastic and energetic. Must be able to work with all species of domestic animals and some wildlife. Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds and work safely on slippery surfaces in an active kennel environment. Prior experience with animal handling in a large scale animal environment is a plus; a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License, clean driving record and the ability to be covered by HAWS’ auto insurance policy required for the full time position and a plus for those seeking part time work.

Pay is commensurate with experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Requires contact with the public that involves a high degree of courtesy.
  • Requires ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Requires the ability to work under pressure and under noisy conditions on slippery surfaces.
  • Requires the ability to lift 50 pounds and work standing for long periods of time as the nature of the position is animal handling and maintenance of animal quarters.

Reporting Relationship:

Reports directly to Kennel Managers.

 

 

ADOPTION / RECEPTION

Positions are currently available for HAWS front office Adoption/Reception Staff. Flexible, part time – perfect for college students. Must be available either Saturday and/or Sunday every week. Hours are flexible but range from 8:30am – 6:30pm, Monday thru Friday; 8:30am – 4:45pm on Saturday and 11:00am – 4:45pm on Sunday.

These positions are perfect for animal lovers who enjoy working as part of a team and with the public, in a fast-paced and diverse environment. Duties include receiving animals, assisting with adoptions, animal education and a variety of activities including light maintenance of the office area. The qualified candidate will have exceptional, proven customer service skills and organization abilities. Must be comfortable in a noisy, distracting environment. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.  The qualified candidate will be flexible, enthusiastic and energetic. Must be able to work with all species of domestic animals and some wildlife. A background in animal welfare is a plus but not required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Requires contact with the public that involves a high degree of courtesy.
  • Requires ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, including telephone, computer and face-to-face interactions.
  • Requires the ability to work under pressure and under noisy conditions around animals.

Reporting Relationship:

Reports directly to Adoption/Office Leads and Shelter Manager.

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