Careers

President/CEO

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA) has worked to improve the lives of animals for more than 70 years. It was the first organization of its kind in Northern Virginia, and is committed to being on the leading edge of animal care through continual improvement. Today, AWLA is an open admission shelter that achieves a positive outcome rate well above 90%. It takes in about 2,000 cats, dogs, and small companion animals annually. In addition to sheltering and finding homes for companion animals, the League also provides services to the community including low cost spay and neuter, emergency veterinary assistance grants and loans, safekeeping for animals of people experiencing a crisis, and free trap-neuter-return assistance for caretakers of community cats. The League provides humane law enforcement services and animal sheltering to Arlington County on a contract basis. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for the oversight of a budget of $3.5M, a paid staff of 38, and more than 250 volunteers. The CEO is the face of the organization and plays the leading role in external relations and fund development.

The ideal candidate will bring at least five (5) years of leadership experience in an animal welfare agency or other nonprofit organization (if there is a demonstrated passion for animal welfare). Experience working with a board of directors is expected. We seek an exceptional communicator who can demonstrate a successful background in external relations, particularly in fund development. An understanding of business principles applied to a nonprofit enterprise, including a background of good budget management, is necessary. An undergraduate degree from a four-year college or university is required. CAWA credential is helpful.

To apply: Please no phone calls. Submit the following application materials to search@awla.org:
• A cover letter describing your interest in the position and relevant experience/qualifications
• Current resume

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

 Animal Control Officer

Animal Control Officers enforce all animal laws, conduct investigations and inspections, issue warrants, citations and warnings, and report daily activities while also educating the public about relevant animal regulations and humane animal care. This position works closely with all League staff and the public. The ideal candidate would combine a passion for animal protection with outstanding customer service skills and attention to detail. See the full job description and instructions on how to apply.

Director of Animal Care and Veterinary Services

The Director of Animal Care and Veterinary Services is a vital role in the AWLA management team. This position is responsible for the supervision of the animal care and veterinary team members and ensures that standard operating procedures and protocols for animal care, kennel maintenance, sanitation, disease control, and other animal care practices are maintained. See the full job description and instructions on how to apply.

Animal Care Technician

Animal care technicians keep our shelter animals clean, well-fed, and healthy. They make sure the animal environment is clean and comfortable and administer vaccines and medications to promote good health. They also provide essential socialization and interaction for our animals’ mental and emotional health. Join our dedicated team. See the full job description and instructions on how to apply.

 

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