Arizona Humane Society
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Full Time

Every pet deserves a good life. We save the most vulnerable animals and enrich the lives of pets and people. Our mission is made possible with the hard work of our valued employees. Named "Best Nonprofit" and "Best Place to Volunteer" by our community, we offer a friendly, professional work environment with a culture that promotes innovation, compassion and excellence. (Video)

Animal Shelter Warehouse Associate / Donation Processor

Position Overview

Ensure warehouse is organized and maintained to be functional for all departments of AHS. Support the shelter for all department needs. Accept and sort donations for organization use. Receive and processes all deliveries for AHS.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

  • Receive deliveries as they arrive. Sort, store and/or notify the proper departments.
  • Process donations for Shelter and Thrift.
  • Collect donated items delivered to the organization on a daily basis from all donation areas.
  • Inventory, inspect, stock and distribute donated items for best use within the organization.
  • Ensure donors receive assistance with donations and are offered donation receipts; ensure gift-in-kind receipts are filled out and filed.
  • Respond to all communications received via e-mail and phone calls promptly.
  • Schedule pickups with Rescues and outside partners.
  • Work with AHS Transport Team and AHS Thrift drivers to ensure proper route of items and supplies.
  • Be readily available during your work shift to assist other departments with needs as they arise.
  • Operate and maintain forklift safely. Report any malfunctions to the Warehouse Manager immediately.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and conduct with patrons at all times.
  • Ensure that the warehouse is organized, clean and made a safe work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Qualifications and Requirements

Education / Certifications / Licenses:

  1. Must love working with pets and people.
  2. High school diploma or GED.
  3. Must be over 21 years of age.
  4. Experience in operating a forklift preferred.
  5. Must possess strong organizational and verbal communication skills.
  6. Work well both independently and cooperatively as part of a team.
  7. 1 year prior work experience.


Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

Language - Able to speak, read, write and understand English.

Mathematical - Basic

Technical - Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Windows Explorer; able to learn other software programs as necessary.


Regular attendance, punctuality and access to reliable transportation required. Weekend shifts may be required.

Work Environment / Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. There will be exposure to dust, heat, cold and temperature changes; occasional wet floors, and animal noises, odors and dander.

Additional Information

The Arizona Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in the E-Verify program. Pre-employment background check required.

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