Employment Opportunities at AWA

Animal Welfare Association is a great place to work! AWA employees become part of a greater mission to make a difference in the lives of thousands of animals. 

benefits for full time employees

  • Healthcare Insurance
  • Vacation and Holidays
  • Discounts on Pet Vaccinations and Medications
  • The Joy of Helping Homeless Animals Find Homes!

*AWA offers internships to students in the Hopeworks 'N Camden program. These interns help in the adoption center with customer and computer services.

*AWA is a host site for the Community Work Experience Program. CWEP participants both perform community service and learn valuable work skills to increase their employment opportunities.  


Open Position: Offsite Adoptions Coordinator

The Animal Welfare Association is currently accepting resumes for a Foster & Offsite Adoptions Coordinator. The first portion of the position is overseeing our expanding foster care program. This includes recruitment and training of new foster families; matching the animal’s needs with the abilities of the foster family; maintaining close contact with the foster families to monitor the animals in their care. The other portion of this position is managing AWA’s offsite adoption events. This includes scheduling and management of events; promoting exemplary customer service while conducting adoptions at the events and safely handling and transporting animals to and from the events. Interested applicants should possess superior time management and organizational skills; have excellent communication skills and be able to work cohesively with other departments within the organization. Qualified applicants should have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience in related field); 1-3 years of experience working in the animal welfare field, previous supervisory experience a plus and a clean driving record. This position requires some evening and weekend hours.

Resumes should be sent to nancik@awanj.org by November 15, 2015.

Open Position: Education and Outreach Coordinator

The Animal Welfare Association is currently accepting resumes for an Education and Outreach Coordinator.  The primary role of this position is to coordinate education and community outreach program support for the growth and development of the Animal Welfare Association, increase community awareness about AWA through humane education and  community outreach events and facilitate the adoption of animals at offsite locations. This position requires a great deal of skill to coordinate and manage a variety of events: off-site adoptions, community outreach, humane education and pet therapy. Skills needed include good organization, time management, interpersonal and relationship-building skills, delegation, forward-planning and strategy (being able to see the bigger picture), communication and keeping people informed, problem solving as well as administrative and financial skills and leadership. The skill set for this position also includes an ability to take and understand direction, good communications to keep projects on track, reliability, the ability to follow directions and meet deadlines, and a willingness to ask questions and learn.

Primary Responsibilities of this position are: Provide support and assist in coordinating, scheduling and facilitating offsite Adoption Days; Develop, plan coordinate and execute humane education programs including auditorium style school presentations, Kids Night Out, community workshop series, shelter tours and offsite visit requests; Seek out, coordinate, schedule and follow up of all community events; maintain our current Pet Therapy Program and oversee volunteers assigned to adoption outreach, Humane Education, Community Outreach and Pet Therapy.

Send Resumes to events@awanj.org by November 15, 2015

Open Position: Veterinarian

AWA seeks an experienced spay/neuter vet for our recently expanded pet clinic. AWA is an established non-profit with forty years of providing quality spay/neuter and basic preventive care. The surgery team performs around 40 surgeries per day. Each vet is a member of a team focused to ensure our high quality standards are maintained. Candidates must have the surgical skills, good diagnostic knowledge and professionalism.  In 2013 AWA's clinic provided spays/neuters to 10,000 and in addition provided 4500 pets with basic wellness care through its wellness programs. Our ideal candidate is a DVM with 2+ years' experience. Excellent salary and benefits. Visit our website awanj.org to learn more about AWA. To receive a job description contact stacied@awanj.org.

Please see more detailed job information and position requirements here. 




Animal Welfare Association

509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ 08043
Phone: 856.424.2288 | Fax: 856.424.8318

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