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:  September 26, 2019



HAWS is seeking to fill a full-time Adoption / Reception leadership position. Must be available either Saturday and/or Sunday every week. Full time is 36-40 hours weekly, weekdays are 10 hour shifts with the benefit of having a 4 day work week. 

This position is 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 candidate 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, and must be able to work with all species of domestic animals and some wildlife. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Leadership/management experience.
  • 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 Adoption Lead employees and Shelter Manager.


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