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 Positions

Director of Finance and Administration

The Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) reports to the Executive Director.  In addition to the finance and administration areas this position oversees human resources and supports information technology. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and business leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization. The DFA is a vital partner in the leadership team. He/she works with the leadership of the organization to create an employee centric culture that strives to fulfill the mission of helping animals and people.

The successful candidate will be a participative manger and will develop a team to support the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, risk management, inventory management and IT. He/she directly manages the accounting system and financial functions of the organization. This includes A/R, cash receipts, collections, A/P, payroll, general ledger, forecasting, budgeting, internal controls and audits. Facets include ancillary services offered by the organization.  
The director is accountable for human resources services.  This includes assisting in the hiring process, employee relations, benefits administration, insurance administration, workman’s compensation claims, partnering with management on safety planning,  supervisory skill development, legal compliance, and payroll processing.

The director oversees business functions. This includes helping with IT issues, working with vendors, maintaining the office supplies, office equipment, inventory controls, and contract administration.

The ideal candidate will have a BA/BS in accounting or finance and 7 years relevant progressively-responsible professional experience, applicable experience in employee relations and benefits administration, as well as a solid knowledge base of finance and business processes. Must be proficient in QuickBooks and Excel.  He/she will have experience in analyzing data and compiling financial reports. 
To apply – Send a letter of interest with salary requirements, and resume attention  Sarah Hindley, HR Coordinator at by October 15, 2016. No phone calls please.  Click here for full job description.

Adoption & Intake Counselor

Animal Welfare Association is now hiring for the position of Adoption & Intake Counselor. Interested candidates must have effective communication skills, ability to multi-task, and excellent customer service skills. Cash handling experience preferred. Adoption & Intake Counselors are responsible for counseling adopters and processing adoptions, collecting and processing payments and donations, promptly answering phone calls and emails, answering questions regarding pet surrenders and maintaining the front office. This is a full time position, weekends are required. Please email resume to or apply in person at the shelter.


Animal Care Attendant

Animal Welfare Association is seeking a dedicated and responsible individual with knowledge of animal health, behavior, handling and husbandry. Must be willing to work as part of a collaborative team to properly maintain kennels with thorough cleaning and sanitization protocols. Monitor animals daily and alert medical staff upon signs of illness or injury. Update animal records with accurate information. Provide environmental enrichment for animals as needed. Participate in pet adoption meets. Ability to provide exemplary customer service to adopters and visitors. Must be 18 years of age and able to work weekends. Please send resumes to