Job Opportunities

Kitsap Humane Society always accepts employment applications. Kitsap Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability. 

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Marketing & Communications Director

Kitsap Humane Society

 

Job Announcement


Position Summary 

KHS seeks to hire a 0.75 FTE Marketing/Communications Director to take the lead on hands-on creation and execution of all elements of a marketing and communication strategy which will advance public awareness of KHS’ mission at the local and regional level, drive revenue growth of shelter programs, and elevate KHS fundraising programs. Ideal candidate will have a sincere commitment to working collaboratively with a range of constituent groups, including staff, trustees, volunteers and program partners. Candidate will also demonstrate a strong passion for animals and KHS’ animal welfare mission.  This position reports to the Executive Director, with additional accountability to KHS shelter and fundraising leadership. 


Major Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop and implement the overall Marketing strategy and plans for KHS
  • Develop and produce collateral materials to support KHS fundraising programs.
  • Develop and produce promotional and collateral materials to support KHS shelter programs
  • Oversee marketing to help grow KHS’ pet licensing program
  • Serve on the Development Committee of KHS’ Board
  • Serve as an ambassador for KHS.  
  • Oversee coordination of KHS monthly communication calendar.
  • Manage/ Direct/ Coordinate all social media initiatives:
  • Provide oversight of website:
  • Serve as strategic lead for KHS’ electronic newsletter, Shelter Tails.   
  • Serve as a primary media contact person for KHS
  • Provide supervision, strategic direction and support to KHS’ Events Manager and Marketing Associate 
  • Develop and implement plans for marketing and promotion of all KHS events


Education and Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, marketing, nonprofit administration or related field.
  • Five or more years experience in marketing
  • Strategic thinker
  • Team player, strong collaboration, communications and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent desk-top publishing/design skills
  • Able to respond in immediacy of situation – ‘can do’ attitude
  • Excellent creative writing skills
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills


Hours/Compensation:

 

  • 30 hours/week – should be on site 5 or 4 days per week
  • Three weeks paid vacation, holidays off
  • Health benefits available
  • Salary negotiable


Send a resume and cover letter to executivedirector@kitsap-humane.org   Cover letter needs to speak clearly and thoroughly about how the candidate’s background and experience qualifies him or her for this position. Deadline date of application must be submitted no later than Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

 

 

 


 

Events Coordinator

Kitsap Humane Society


Job Announcement


 

Position Summary:        


KHS is seeking an Events Coordinator to take the leadership role in hands-on planning, managing, and successful execution of Kitsap Humane Society’s special events. This role works to support a broad range of organizational goals by aligning event strategy with organizational strategy, advancing public awareness of our organizations mission and helping drive revenue growth.  Ideal candidate will have a sincere commitment to working collaboratively with a range of constituent groups, including staff, trustees, volunteers and program partners.  Candidate will also demonstrate a strong passion for animals and our animal welfare mission.  This position reports to the Marketing & Communications Director; with dotted line accountability to the Director of Donors Relations

 

Major Responsibilities:


  • In partnership with event chairs and committees, provide the overall event strategy, event planning and implementation of KHS’s major philanthropic events, major adoption events, other organizational events

  • Act as lead staff member for all event committees.  Actively support, empower and partner with the Event Committee Chairs in formulating overall event strategy, determining strategies for boosting event revenue, and ensuring follow-up with stakeholders and volunteers.

  • Ensure marketing, sponsorships, guest experience, and event content are in place and on track to meet committee’s goals and objectives. 

  • Is accountable for meeting budget goals for fundraising events. 

  • Help to procure sponsorships, auction gifts and procure vendors as needed

  • Maintain logistical accountability for events and ensure all aspects, including event vision and story, venue logistics, catering, vendor services, audio/video/lighting, décor, and collateral are delivered on time/budget

  • Complete post-event tasks and evaluation including reconciliation of budget

  • Work with the established procedures, tools and systems

  • Work to define, manage and fill volunteer staffing roles for each event

  • Work with Gift/Data Processing Coordinator to ensure accurate financial coding and gift acknowledgement  

    Required Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years minimum demonstrated success in non-profit or corporate event management capacity.

  • Particular experience with dinner-auction and run-walk special events desired.

  • Develop detailed event budgets and monitor and report on event results in a timely fashion.

  • Oversee database management and reporting on event attendance, procurement and sponsorships.


  • Strategic thinker

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Excellent collaboration skills / Team Player

  • Able to respond in immediacy of situation – ‘can do’ attitude

  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills



    Hours/Compensation: 



  • This position requires some flexible scheduling

  • 20 hours per week for much of the year

  • Will require 30+ hours per week immediately prior to and after major fundraising events

  • Salary negotiable 


Send a resume and cover letter to tweed@kitsap-humane.org   Cover letter needs to speak clearly and thoroughly about how the candidate’s background and experience qualifies him or her for this position.

 Kitsap Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.



 

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