We’re HIRING a leader for our team!


Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS) seeks a full-time shelter manager who is passionate about the no-kill philosophy. Key qualifications include compassion for all animals, certified Veterinary Technician OR two-years of post-secondary education, animal handling and office management experience, knowledge of animal behavior, basic medical terminology, and availability for on-call shifts. The primary duty and focus of the Shelter Manager is to manage general care of animals as well as hiring and supervising animal caregivers and supervisors. The Shelter Manager duties also include scheduling and evaluating employees, inventory management, maintaining records, safe conditions, security of all animals, and working with local law enforcement on cruelty/neglect cases. The right person will work independently, but be part of an amazing team of professionals. He/she will have strong written and verbal communication, leadership, and problem solving skills. The candidate should be highly motivated, flexible, and committed to ensuring quality customer service to potential adopters in a positive and informative matter. UPAWS will train the successful candidate in the admitting, adopting, and programs of UPAWS. We are seeking a Shelter Manager that is committed to placing animals in lifelong homes and advancing our mission into the future during our transition into a new building by developing new programs and services. The shelter manager reports to the Board President. Salary range – $28,000-$35,000 commensurate with experience.

To submit cover letter, resume, and references contact Amber Wetton, 84 Snowfield Drive, Negaunee, MI 49866 or via email at awetton@upaws.org

Application deadline is Friday, April 28th.

Job Type: Full-time