Careers at HAWS


Work for the “HAWS Cause!”

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!





HAWS Open Positions:

UPDATED:  June 18, 2019


Positions are currently available for our front office Adoption / Reception Staff. HAWS is looking to fill full-time positions. Must be available either Saturday and/or Sunday every week. Hours are flexible but fall in the range of 8:30am to 7:00pm Monday thru Friday; 8:30am – 5:00pm on Saturdays and 11:00am – 5:00pm on Sundays.


These positions are perfect for animal lovers who enjoy working as part of a team, 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 candidates will have exceptional customer service skills and organizational abilities. They must be comfortable in a noisy, distracting environment. They 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.


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 systems and face to face interactions.
  • Requires the ability to work under pressure and under noisy conditions around animals.


Reporting Relationship

Reports directly to Office Lead Employees and Shelter Director.

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