The Front Desk Associate is responsible for the front-desk customer service experience at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. This is a part time position between 20-30 hours per week with occasional weekend, holiday and evening shifts. The Front Desk Associate handles front-desk related matters including adoptions, owner surrenders, return to owners, wildlife issues, and questions from the public. This position is based in Arlington, Virginia.
About the Animal Welfare League of Arlington
Since 1944, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington has been committed to improving the lives of animals. The League provides temporary care and refuge for homeless and suffering animals, places animals in loving responsible homes, provides animal control services to Arlington County, and offers a wealth of animal welfare programs and community services. The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to creating a world where all companion animals find compassionate and permanent homes. For more information, please visit www.awla.org.
This position reports directly to the Office Manager. The Front Desk Associate will also work closely with all AWLA staff members, volunteers, and the general public on a regular basis.
Desired Qualifications (helpful but not required)
Typical Physical & Mental Demands
Requires frequent bending, reaching, stooping, kneeling, walking/standing, eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, telephone, photocopier, calculator and other equipment or machinery. Will have exposure to injured and deceased animals, disinfectant solutions, and various weather conditions. May assist in animal restraint and deal with distressed animals, and could be subject to bites and scratches. May be required to lift heavy items or animals (possibly up to 50 lbs) and be physically active. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to communicate with the public, volunteers, staff, and animals. Also requires flexibility and adaptability to work with frequent interruptions.
Must be comfortable around dogs, cats, small companion animals and all wildlife.
This position is required to receive rabies prophylaxis vaccine, hepatitis-B, and tetanus vaccinations.
This is a part time, nonexempt, 20-30 hour per week position with medical dental and vision benefits available for purchase at a discount rate, paid holidays and pro-rated vacation and sick time. Hours of work are morning 9AM – 2PM or afternoon 2PM -7PM. Applicants will also be considered for 2-3 full day shifts (9AM – 7PM). Salary is within the AAWA median range for this position.
Please submit the following application materials with Front Desk Associate in the subject line (additional instructions can be found on our website: )
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.
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $14.00 to $14.25 /hour
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