WORK AT PAWS
At Paws With A Cause, each employee plays a role in helping a person with a disability enhance their independence and quality of life through a partnership with an Assistance Dog.
We’re looking for team players who are passionate about our mission and values. PAWS is a nonprofit, equal opportunity employer that strives to create a work-life balance for employees. Employees have the opportunity to work in an environment with Assistance Dogs for a unique work experience.
Because we value the strength diversity brings to the workplace, PAWS is committed to the recruitment, retention and development of a workforce that reflects the diverse society in which we live.
If you are interested in applying for an available position, please complete the online application and upload a PDF of your cover letter and resume with the application.
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AVAILABLE CAREER OPENINGS
Development & Database Coordinator
Paws With A Cause® is looking for a friendly, hard-working, team player to join the Advancement Team! The right person will be detail-oriented and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. This is a part-time position of 20 hours per week. Days and hours are flexible. Pay range is $15-$18/hour.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY
Because we value the strength diversity brings to the workplace, PAWS is committed to the recruitment, retention, and development of a workforce that reflects the diverse society in which we live.
It is the policy of Paws With A Cause is to select, develop and promote employees based on the individual’s ability and job performance. Paws With A Cause is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
It is against the policy of Paws With A Cause for any employee to discriminate against an applicant for employment or another employee on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), age, height, weight, familial or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws. Furthermore, no employee of PAWS is to discriminate against any applicant or fellow employee on the basis of a disability or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era. Paws With A Cause will make reasonable accommodations, including modification of Paws policies and procedures in appropriate cases for qualified individuals with disabilities, if it can do so without undue hardship or direct threat to the safety or health of the employee or others, and to the extent that the organization has received a timely request of the need for accommodation.
Every person employed at PAWS is employed at will. This means you have the right to leave PAWS for any or no reason, with or without advance notice. Likewise, PAWS has the same right to terminate your employment, with or without cause or notice. No PAWS Board Member, manager or employee has the authority to make a commitment of guaranteed or continued employment to you, and no PAWS publication should be understood to make any such commitment.
PAWS’ goal is to have a safe environment for our employees and contract laborers. In order to ensure that, PAWS conducts a criminal history background check for all prospective PAWS’ employees and contract laborers. We retain the right to determine whether or not to engage a prospective employee or contract laborer who has a criminal history. When making a decision whether or not to hire a prospective employee or contract laborer with a criminal history, PAWS will consider:
- The nature and gravity of the offense or conduct
- The time that has passed since the offense/conduct and/or the sentence
- The nature of the employment and/or contract labor position sought
What is the hiring process?
Step 1: All of our available opportunities are posted on our website under Career Openings.
Step 2: Complete and submit your application.
Step 3: We will review your application and if we find you to be a qualified candidate, a PAWS representative will contact you to schedule an interview. The most qualified applicants will be sent to the department manager for further consideration. A complete background check will be performed on the final candidates only.
Step 4: If the interview results in an employment offer, we will present the details of the offer.
Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to personally contact every applicant. If you are not selected for an interview, you are welcome to reapply for future positions
Does PAWS accept paper applications?
In an effort to streamline our applicant tracking process for efficiency, we require all applications and relevant attachments to be submitted online. If you do not have computer access or if you need assistance completing an application, you can visit your local library or PAWS National Headquarters where we would be happy to assist you in completing your application online.
Can I apply for more than one job?
Yes, but you must submit a separate application for each position you are interested in.
Can I attach my resume, cover letter, and supporting documentation to my application?
Do I have to fill out all portions of the application if I attach my resume?
Yes, you need to complete the entire application for full consideration, even if you attach your resume.
Will you consider my application for other openings at PAWS?
No, you will only be considered for the position(s) for which you submit an application(s). To be considered for additional openings, you need to submit a separate application for each position.
Can I change or revise information on an application I already submitted?
Unfortunately, once the application has been submitted, it has already been sent through the appropriate channels. Please take extra time to review your information to assure accuracy before submitting.
How do I know PAWS received my application?
Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email within a few hours, check your spam or junk folder since some email accounts filter generated emails out of your inbox.
How long after I apply might I be called for an interview?
The time varies, but you will typically hear back from PAWS within 10 days. We will contact you directly if you are selected for an interview.
How do I check on the status of a position?
If a job is no longer listed, we have filled the position; however, we invite you to check back for future openings.
What is PAWS’ benefit package?
At PAWS, we work hard to offer employees competitive pay and comprehensive health benefits for you and your family. Our benefit options include:
- Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and prescription insurance
- Vacation, personal/sick time
- Company-sponsored life insurance
- Supplemental life insurance
- Company-sponsored short-term disability
- Supplemental long-term disability
- Supplemental insurance through Aflac
- 403(b) retirement plan
Please contact PAWS Human Resources at (616) 877-7297.