Careers

Community Programs Specialist (part-time)

The Community Programs Specialist assists the day to day operations of the Community Services Team of the Animal Welfare League of Arlington placing special attention on coordinating and scheduling program volunteers. In addition, the Community Program Specialist will be responsible to produce the monthly volunteer newsletter, including content, publication and electronic/online distribution as well as have the creative opportunity to expand and grow the Pet Therapy volunteer program. This position is based in Arlington, Virginia.

This position reports to the Director of Community Programs and works within a team of two (2) additional staff member. The Community Programs Specialist will also work closely with all League staff, volunteers, and the public.

Qualifications

  • 4+ years of professional and customer service work experience preferably in a similar role
  • Ability to set priorities, develop routines, and manage a varied workload
  • Strong public speaking skills including experience presenting information to diverse audiences
  • Ability to maintain composure in stressful and sensitive situations while in the public eye
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to condense and clarify content
  • Highly organized and detail oriented self-starter
  • Exceptional interpersonal, customer service, listening, and decision making skills
  • Flexible schedule to allow for one (1) evening a week and one (1) weekend a month work schedule
  • Strong Computer literacy including MS Office, Email and Database skills

Responsibilities

  • Create customized content and messaging for volunteers, including volunteer newsletter and personalized updates through Volgistics and Constant Contact.
  • Ensure professional and meaningful engagement for all volunteers
  • Assist with recordkeeping and volunteer database coordination in Volgistics
  • Lead/Assist volunteer orientation including follow up with attendees
  • Communicate with volunteers, resolve issues and provide support through email, phone, VICmail, and in person
  • Provide front office reception and adoption counseling at least (8) hours per week including one (1) evening per week and (1) Saturday or Sunday per month
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Typical Physical & Mental Demands

Requires prolonged sitting or standing with some bending, stooping and stretching, eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, telephone, photocopier, calculator and other office equipment.May be required to lift items from storage for events and lift or handle animals and be physically active. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to communicate with shelter animals, the public, volunteers, and staff. Also requires flexibility and adaptability to work with frequent interruptions.

Must be comfortable handling dogs, cats, and small companion animals.

To Apply

Please submit the following application materials to jobs@awla.org with Community Programs Specialist in the subject line:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in the position and relevant experience/qualifications
  • Resume
  • Please include salary history for the past three roles

Animal Welfare League of Arlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a commitment to diversity in the workplace.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Position will remain posted until filled. No phone inquiries, please.

Animal Care Technician (part-time)

Animal Care Technicians provide daily care and feed the animals.  They are responsible for maintaining the kennels in a manner which provides a healthy and pleasant environment for the animals.

Qualifications

  •  High School Diploma
  • Ability to work well with volunteers, staff and the general public
  •  Ability to receive the rabies prophylaxis
  •  Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations
  • Must have a current valid drivers license

Responsibilities

  • Clean and disinfect cages and kennels of all animals on a daily basis.  Keep kennels as clean and dry as possible throughout the day.
  • Feed animals and note eating habits to ensure each animal is well fed.
  •  Give physical exams to incoming animals: check ears, check for fleas and ticks, and administer vaccinations and medications as needed.  Bathe animals as needed.
  • Work with area veterinarians to discuss animal health and treatments.  Medicate animals as recommended by a veterinarian.
  • Administer first aid to any injured animal as appropriate.  Inform appropriate manager or Director of any animal needing professional health care.
  • Become certified in euthanasia technique by a veterinarian after training.  Assist in euthanasia and perform as needed.
  • Assist in maintaining the shelter grounds including but not limited to picking up trash, mowing the lawn, shoveling snow and pulling weeds.
  • Clean kitchens and common areas.  Remove trash.
  • Learn to use and enter information into the shelter’s computer database.
  • Assist public in becoming acquainted with animals for adoption.
  • Monitor animal activities to determine personality and behavior traits and record this information.

Typical Physical & Mental Demands

Requires prolonged standing with bending, stooping and stretching. Will be required to lift items into and from storage and lift or handle animals and be physically active. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to communicate with shelter animals, the public, volunteers, and staff. Also requires flexibility and adaptability to work with frequent interruptions.

Must be comfortable handling dogs, cats, and small companion animals.

To Apply

Please submit the following application materials to jobs@awla.org with Animal Care Technician in the subject line:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in the position and relevant experience/qualifications
  • Resume
  • Please include salary history for the past three roles

Animal Welfare League of Arlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a commitment to diversity in the workplace.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Position will remain posted until filled. No phone inquiries, please.