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Employment Opportunities

Humane Society

Event and Community Relations Coordinator


Compensation: Hourly Rate (commensurate upon experience)

Part-Time (Set schedule with some flexibility- will require some nights and weekends) 
Job Summary:

Responsible for community outreach efforts and the recruitment/management/training of volunteers and interns. Applicant must be comfortable with public speaking and serving as media liaison to publicize shelter needs, campaigns, events and adoptable animals. The Event Coordinator will lead fundraising efforts to include events, digital marketing including social media, community partnerships, sponsorships, memberships, donations, etc. Direct contact with animals is required. Work schedule will primarily consist of part time hours (~30/week) Tuesday through Saturday.  Events primarily but not exclusively take place on Saturdays. Schedule will be approved by the Executive Director.


 Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:  ∙

Develop, implement, and manage successful events

∙ Educate the public on mission and programs

  ∙ Control budget, inventory, volunteer schedule, and timeline for each event

 ∙ Provide content including graphic design for website, social media, email campaigns, and other correspondence

 ∙ Distribute press releases, email campaigns, and mass mailings, as approved by Executive Director and Board of Directors

 ∙ Submit fundraising reports to Executive Director

 ∙ Maintain and order inventory

 ∙ Occasional assistance with cleaning shelter and/or assisting office staff

 ∙ Any other tasks or duties deemed necessary by the Executive Director or Shelter Manager


Qualifications and Skills:

  ∙Strong interpersonal communication skills to appear in the media, advocate for animals, and correspond with the community

 ∙  Exceptional journalistic, public relations, and persuasive writing


 ∙ Design skills to develop letters, digital content, flyers, and other advertising media

  ∙ Self starter, detail oriented,  extremely organized, and able to work with little supervision

 ∙ Professional and warm demeaner with ability to remain calm and delegate in stressful situations

 ∙ Ability to motivate and organize a volunteer staff

 ∙  Proficient in social media channels and capable of producing TikToks and Reels
 ∙ Knowledge in coordinating events and fundraising methods

 ∙ Capable of meeting deadlines, managing multiple projects, and collaborating with outside agencies

 ∙ Comfortable and experienced in handling animals

 ∙ Ability to handle high stress situations while maintaining a positive attitude

 ∙ Experience in using a digital camera  or smart phone and uploading pictures onto a Windows based computer

 ∙ A passion for animal welfare issues 


 Physical Requirements:

∙ Work in various types of weather to include but not limited to rain, sleet, snow, and heat

 ∙ Ability to lift 0-25 pounds – often

  ∙ Ability to lift 25-50 pounds – often

  ∙ Ability to lift 50-75 pounds – occasionally

 ∙ Ability to lift 75+ pounds – rarely


 Emotional Requirements:

The Humane Society of Wicomico County receives animals from situations including but not limited to animal abuse and neglect. The conditions of these animals can, at times, have an effect on the human psyche. The ideal candidate must not only be aware that they may be in the shelter when these situations arise, but on occasion, take immediate action for emergency fundraising.


Supervision: The candidate will report to the Shelter Manager and Executive Director of the Humane Society of Wicomico County. Input on events and procedures may also be provided by the Executive Director and/or the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Wicomico County. 


To Apply: Please include resume, cover letter, three references, and at least three work samples such as copy writing, press releases, or flyers to [email protected]

If the candidate has experience talking to the media that is available on the internet or experience managing social media accounts, the candidate is asked to provide a link. 
Working knowledge of Office 365, Canva, Mailchimp,  social media platforms, and WordPress preferred

 Job Type: Part-time Required education: High school or equivalent 


 Required experience: Fundraising: 1 year

Community Outreach: 1 year 


Required license or certification: Drivers License

 ∙ Must maintain valid driver’s license in compliance with organizations insurance requirements
 ∙ Ability to drive a van and/or truck

  Job Type: Part-time

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