We currently have the following open positions:

Full Time Veterinarian and surgeon Needed

FT dedicated enthusiastic & compassionate vet needed for established full-service clinic. The right candidate will have general surgical skills, ability to build strong relationships and a good ‘bedside’ manner with good verbal and written communication skills. Strong work ethic and will support our shelter’s mission, policies and practices. Very competitive salary/benefits. Internship-trained/experienced vet preferred but new/recent grads will be considered and trained. Contact Linda Estrada #708-636-8586 x232. Animal Welfare League, 10305 Southwest Highway, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415 Fax #708-636-9488 or email to Karen.Dillon@animalwelfareleague.com

Development and Communications Coordinator

Animal Welfare League seeks a full time Development and Communications Coordinator (DCC). The DCC ensures that development and communications activities and programs run effectively. He or she supports the efforts of the Executive Director and staff. The DCC prepares grant proposals and reports, oversees the Annual Campaign solicitations, and oversees special projects, including special fundraising and adoption events. He or she is responsible for preparing donor and gifts reports for internal and external purposes and ensures that all records for individuals, corporations and foundations are complete and accurate. The DCC works with staff to communicate with all stakeholders effectively, including updating the organization’s website in a timely fashion and overseeing regular reviews of website content.

The DCC is a dynamic and creative fundraiser responsible for securing new sponsors and income, executing fundraising programs and events, developing relationship and expanding AWL’s business in the community. Reports to the Executive Director and works closely with all levels of the AWL Team.




n addition, the selected candidate:

Contact Linda Estrada #708-636-8586 x232. Animal Welfare League, 10305 Southwest Highway, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415 Fax #708-636-9488 or email to Karen.Dillon@animalwelfareleague.com




Experienced Veterinary Technician/Assistant

For busy, high volume low-cost vet clinic.

This candidate must possess strong communications skills, a positive attitude, and an outgoing personality, ability to work in a team setting, excellent customer service skills and a passion for patient care. Able to multi-task a must!

They must able to demonstrate the following technical skills:
Dog and cat restraint, client education knowledge and medical terminology, ability to navigate and utilize veterinary software programs, catheter placement, able to administer SQ/IM/IV injections, can perform urinalysis, fecals and utilize in house laboratory equipment, familiar with radiology positioning.

Contact Linda Estrada - 708-636-8586 x232.

Animal Welfare League
10305 Southwest Highway
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
Fax #708-636-9488 or email to karen.dillon@animalwelfareleague.com


Applicant must be reliable, responsible and able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends. Duties include cleaning and maintaining kennel areas. Perform related housekeeping duties. Deal courteously with the public. Handle animals safely and effectively. Participates in the intake of animals received, reclaimed by owners, and adoptions. Feeds and waters all animals in the shelter. Monitors shelter animals for health, temperament, and available kennel space. Cleans and disinfects animal runs, kennels, cages, receiving areas, holding areas, and laundry to ensure the health and well-being of the animal population.

Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials.
Please contact Karen D. at #708-636-8586 x231 or Karen.Dillon@animalwelfareleague.com.  Fax #708-636-9488. Employment Application Below



For high volume veterinarian clinic and animal shelter. Duties include greeting clients, answering phones, general customer service with a proactive mannerism. Cashier duties include balancing a cash drawer, entering transactions into register and computer, sort/count currency, issue receipts and invoices, process credit card and check payments. Applicants must have a strong background handling money and cashier responsibilities.  Must be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment and have a high level of dedication and personal responsibility. Ideal candidates will also be detail-orientated, dependable, honest and a team player. Bilingual a plus. Please email resumes/applications to Karen.Dillon@AnimalWelfareLeague.com or fax to 708-636-9488. Employment Application Below

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