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: Animal Care Attendant

The 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. To apply, please send resumes to nancik@awanj.org or visit the shelter to apply in person.

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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