Open Positions

Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the PAWS family! Here are the positions we currently have available:


Adoption Advisor, Companion Animal Services
This part-time position provides for the comfort, health care and euthanasia of animals at the shelter, and assists the public and animal control officers in their transactions with PAWS.

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How to apply
Please submit a completed application for employment, resume and a letter stating why you are interested in this position and what makes you uniquely qualified, and send to:

Lisa Hockins
PAWS Shelter Manager
PO Box 1037
Lynnwood, WA 98046

Or via e-mail to lhockins@paws.org

Director of Development & Community Relations
PAWS seeks an inspired, passionate and seasoned Development & Community Relations Director.  This position is a member of the leadership team and reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

PAWS Director of Development & Community Relations is responsible for leading and planning all fundraising, to ensure a sustainable and growing funding base, and community outreach and communications activities to provide the community with compelling, practical information and resources to make a kinder world for animals. 

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How to apply
Please submit your resume and a letter stating why you are interested in this position and what makes you uniquely qualified. Send to:

DCR Director Search
PO Box 1037
Lynnwood, WA 98046

Or via email to DCRdirectorsearch@paws.org

This position will remain open until filled. First consideration will be given to applicants who respond by July 17, 2015.


Marketing & Communications Manager
PAWS seeks a Marketing & Communications Manager who is a non-profit communications and PR expert, passionate about PAWS’ mission, a copywriting genius, adept at developing messaging that is compelling to multiple audiences, and an experienced and competent manager.   

PAWS Marketing & Communications Manager promotes positive, proactive awareness of the organization, using internal and external communications tools and strategies to promote the public image of the organization, its programs and its goals. S/he guides the strategy for all marketing and communications efforts, creating public relations messages, collateral materials and marketing strategies to consistently and professionally articulate and forward PAWS’ mission. 

Click here to read and download the full job description and requirements.

How to apply
Please send your resume and a letter stating why you are interested in this position and what makes you uniquely qualified. Send to:

Marketing and Communications Manager Search
PO Box 1037
Lynnwood, WA 98087

Or via email to: MarCommSearch@paws.org

This position will remain open until filled. First priority will be given to applicants who respond by July 20, 2015.


If you're looking to gain valuable hands on experience in animal welfare, animal sheltering or wildlife rehabilitation, do check out the various opportunities we have for volunteersinterns and externs.