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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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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


  • 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   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.

Part Time Animal Control Officer

Job Announcement


Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) is a progressive animal welfare shelter whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome homeless animals. We are committed to an open admissions policy, animal rehabilitation and a low euthanasia rate.  KHS also holds Animal Control contracts with multiple municipalities in Kitsap County to provide animal control services to community residents. Animal Control Officers for KHS work in a team-oriented environment and are responsible for responding to a variety of requests for service while providing excellent customer and humane animal handling.


Kitsap Humane Society is seeking an animal lover and team-player with strong customer service and animal handling skills for a part time Animal Control Officer. This position will support the full time Animal Control Officers by responding to general inquiries via phone and routine requests for service in the field. This position will assist the full time Animal Control Officers with enforcement and investigation of other issues as needed and will be assigned weekly afterhours “on-call” duty.  Animal Control Officers serve in the public’s view and, as such, represent not only their department but the Kitsap Humane Society.  At all times, Officers must perform their duties in a professional manner, using good communications skills, tact and diplomacy, showing respect for citizens, the law and animals in their care.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

- Work collaboratively with other Animal Control officers to equitably meet and address case load. Work independently and with minimal supervision but also be open to team work, delegation of duties and coaching.  

- Check voicemails from the public and respond to those inquiries in a timely manner, including referring inquiries to other staff or departments as needed.

- Travel throughout the county, using an Animal Control vehicle, to investigate and resolve reported issues as outlined by departmental procedures.

- Enforcement of state and local laws and investigation of allegations of code or ordinance violations, at times exercising considerable discretion and independent judgment, especially in those situations with no clear precedents. Recommend and take the appropriate level of action, including:

                - providing the public with information on rules and regulations;

                - negotiating resolutions;

                - issuing of citations and/or warnings;

                - referring cases in need of more serious action to Lead Animal Control Officer.

- Educate the public about proper animal care (including confinement, housing, and licensing) and related ordinances in order to improve the standard care and welfare of animals in the community.

- Mediate issues or disputes involving citizens, animals and/or neighborhood and helping citizens resolve complaints and issues on their own whenever possible by utilizing good communication and conflict resolution skills.

- Thoroughly document and accurately maintain all requests for service, complaints, information gathered and case resolutions in KHS database.

- Utilize CENCOM and Shelter Buddy for tracking and organizing cases and requests for service.

- Complete documentation of daily work load and other internal logs and databases in a timely fashion.

- Rescue abandoned, stray, sick and injured animals, including humane apprehension, confinement and transportation of live animals and removal of dead animals.

- Admit pets to the shelter, including but not limited to gathering information concerning the animal, performing medical intake process, housing the animal, and completing the animal’s intake and identification paperwork in the computer. This includes collaborating with the Animal Care department as needed.

- Perform thorough and regular cleaning of work areas, including but not limited to Animal Control office, Animal Control vehicles, and Receiving area and Truck Bay area. 

- Apprise Animal Control Coordinator/Lead Animal Control Officer and the Director of Animal Control of any potentially controversial or high priority cases and/or cases that have involved, or are likely to involve, input or feedback from public officials, press inquiries or inquiries or actions from attorneys.

- Work collaboratively with staff from other departments within KHS to ensure the organization functions effectively and efficiently and provides excellent animal welfare and care.

- Other duties as assigned.



- Minimum of two years of relevant experience in animal control or animal welfare fields. Ideal candidate will also have post secondary education course work in law enforcement, animal sciences, veterinary sciences or related field.

- Experience with care and handling of companion animals and livestock. Experience with or willingness to learn safe and humane handling and restraint of fearful or aggressive animals.

- Evidence of prior safe driving record as determined by employer background, and hold and maintain a valid state driver’s license and safe driving record.

- Willingness to become euthanasia certified and perform euthanasia on an emergency basis, in consultation with Director of Animal Welfare and/or Director of Shelter Medicine as needed for animals in KHS care.

- Willingness to successfully complete basic two-week training program and certification for Animal Control Officers offered through the Washington Animal Control Association and the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.

 - Ability operate Animal Control vehicle, possess an understanding of county roads and read a map proficiently.

- Ability to work alone in inclement weather and/or under physical stress.

- Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds.

- Ability to meet scheduling requirements of part time work and weekly afterhours “on-call” duty.



- This position requires some flexible scheduling, possibly including weekends and holidays

- 25 hours/week (likely 4 or 5 days/week)


-$12.50/hour, plus additional compensation for on-call/afterhours duty

Send a resume and cover letter to   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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