Tips for Writing Job Descriptions and Postings

As recruiters in all sectors are facing a talent shortage, it’s important to sell yourself to job seekers. You want to be loud and proud about what you have to offer candidates, and that starts with your job descriptions. Check out our sample job postings and tips to help you find and recruit a diverse team in this highly competitive labor market.

Looking to crowdsource a sample for a specific position? You know your animal welfare colleagues love to share. Association members can head on over to our online community, The Network, and ask fellow members for sample job descriptions. Not a member? Learn about this and our many other benefits and join today.

Learn to Create a More Inclusive and Diverse Hiring Process

The Association urges organizations to consider these strategies:

  1. Include salary information with your job posting, and
  2. Seriously consider whether to require formal education for an open position

Research shows that not disclosing salary information increases gender and racial wage gaps. Wage gaps are only one of the many reasons you should #ShowTheSalary when you recruit. Click here to learn more. Please note: The Association gives preference to job postings that include salary details when promoting open positions across our communication channels.

As for whether to include a requirement for formal education, we ask that you only include education requirements that are essential to the position. Click here to read more about the inequitable practice of requiring a Bachelor’s or other formal degree for most positions.

Lastly, we encourage you to include “CAWA preferred” in the qualification details if you are interested in hiring a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA). CAWAs are committed to high standards and ethical practice in the animal welfare field.