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    Marketing Coordinator

    Full-time, 32 hr./week

    POSITION SUMMARYThe Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for promoting the Lake Humane Society and its programs/services and expanding the organization’s reach throughout the community.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s Degree is required, degree in Marketing, Communications, or comparable field is preferred.
    • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in marketing or comparable field is preferred.

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while still remaining focused, driven, and on task.
    • Organized and detail-oriented. Must be able to effectively prioritize duties and work autonomously.
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Committed to maintaining the integrity of the organization, while professionally representing Lake Humane Society at all times.
    • Must recognize the importance of organization, prioritization of tasks, and staying on schedule.
    • The ability to utilize Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with data management is preferred.
    • Experience with WordPress, Canva, InDesign and basic photography/video editing are strongly preferred.
    • Adheres to Lake Humane Society’s mission, vision, and values.
    • Comfortable with the handling and care of animals. Additional training will be provided.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    • Professionally and consistently promotes LHS and all of our programs & services to our community to encourage engagement and support
    • Promote LHS programs & services and adoptable pets via website, media segments, and social media. This includes overseeing photography volunteers and collaborating with staff.
    • Send bi-weekly press releases to local media outlets to promote consistent coverage of LHS and all that we do in the community.
    • Responsible for ensuring that all flyers, brochures, and other literature are fully stocked within the shelter and properly dispersed throughout the community and events.
    • Maintain our online presence by regularly updating LHS website and all social media sites as needed. This requires creative content creation and research to provide educational information.
    • Collaborate with volunteers and staff to design, create, and disperse all publications and literature pieces while ensuring brand consistency throughout all outlets. This includes approving all orders of shelter literature, merchandise/apparel and promotional items.
    • Design quarterly Lake Humane Society newsletters and Annual Reports using InDesign/Canva by obtaining appropriate stories, statistics, facts, and other data needed for each publication.
    • Develop a strategic marketing and social media calendar utilizing analytics and best practices to ensure effectiveness. Regularly communicate with department heads for content creation and scheduling.
    • Updating and maintaining the LHS website using WordPress.
    • Send e-blasts to our supporters, including monthly e-blasts about upcoming events, adoptable pets, volunteer opportunities and monthly e-mail appeals to solicit donations.
    • Create, promote, and communicate adoption promotions and specials.
    • Assist in brainstorming and creating new marketing ideas and promotions.
    • Assist with all major fundraising and adoption events by photographing and covering the event on social media and assisting the Event Coordinator as needed, as assigned by the Director of Development.
    • Oversee and manage supporter communications within Salsa Engage, an email marketing platform. This includes sending e-blasts to supporters, developing email welcome series and growing supporter base.
    • Provide support and assistance to the Development Department, including completing other Development, Marketing, or Events related tasks assigned by the Director of Development.

    SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: Position requires a minimum of 32 hours per week. Flexibility is required, and the Marketing Coordinator may need to work nights and weekends for events and other special circumstances as directed by the Executive Director and/or the Director of Development.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: Performs work in both an office and shelter setting. Potential exposure to animals, animal waste, bites, scratches, fumes from cleaning/disinfectant solutions, airborne particles, zoonotic diseases, and moderate to high noise levels when in animal areas.

    MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND COMMUNCIATION DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Requires working alone or with minimal supervision. Must be self-motivated.
    • The incumbent is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel or crouch. The position holder must be able to regularly life and/or move up to 30 pounds.
    • Requires patience and tact when working with difficult, emotional or angry people.
    • Requires speaking and writing effectively and clearly in a professional manner.
    • Requires clear verbal communication over the telephone and intercom to internal or external individuals.
    • Requires treating people and animals in a pleasant, courteous and professional manner.
    • Requires ability to work in a team environment and to provide team leadership.

    COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Lake Humane Society is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of shelter professionals. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin and are an equal opportunity employer.

    $15-$20/hr.

    Volunteer Coordinator

    Full-time, 40 hr./week

    POSITION SUMMARY:  The Volunteer Coordinator position is crucial to the success of Lake Humane Society.  The primary responsibilities include program planning and development; implementation including recruitment, orientation, training, supervision, and evaluation of volunteers; and directing and overseeing LHS staff members identified as volunteer point personnel. The Volunteer Coordinator is committed to building long-lasting relationships with devoted volunteers who share the same vision and mission as LHS.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; BS or BA in Business, Marketing, Communications, or comparable field is preferred.
    • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in volunteer management, or comparable nonprofit field is required.

    KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while still remaining focused, driven, and on task.
    • Organized and detail oriented. Must be able to effectively prioritize duties.
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Committed to maintaining the integrity of the organization’s events, while professionally representing Lake Humane Society at all times.
    • The ability to utilize Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with constituent data management is preferred.
    • Adheres to Lake Humane Society’s mission, vision, and values.
    • Some experience with the handling and care of animals, especially in the shelter environment, is preferred.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    • Committed to maintaining the integrity of the organization, while professionally representing Lake Humane Society at all times.
    • Relationship building and regular communication with volunteers.
    • Works well with all different people, both staff and volunteers, and has experience with managing volunteers of all types.
    • Ability to work autonomously as well as take direction as needed.
    • Organized and detail-oriented. Must be able to effectively prioritize duties.
    • The ability to utilize Microsoft Excel. Experience in data management is preferred.
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • The ability to treat both animals and people with respect and compassion.
    • Adheres to Lake Humane Society’s mission, vision, and values.
    • Recruits, guides, maintains, and manages new volunteers.
    • Supports volunteers throughout onboarding process, including application completion, orientation, trainings, shadowing, etc.
    • Responsible for all scheduling of active volunteers
    • Overseeing volunteers and ensuring they abide by organization policies and standards.
    • Provides constructive feedback to volunteer team to help make them be successful in our program.
    • Updating and maintaining volunteer records and the volunteer database.
    • Provide reports and departmental statistics as needed by the Executive Director & Development Department.
    • The ability to hold professional presentations, trainings, conversations, and meetings.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Apply disciplinary protocols to volunteers when necessary.
    • Displaying strong analytical, strategic thinking, and problem solving skills with the ability to plan, implement, and balance multiple projects and constituents while performing at a high level in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
    • Managing and cultivating relationships with staff, community members, partners, the Board of Directors, and current volunteers and fosters to unite them around Lake Humane Society’s mission and values.
    • Passionate belief in animal welfare and rescue mission and an unwavering belief that shelters are a community resource, which benefit both the animals and people of Lake County.
    • A passion for being part of a team-oriented, mission-driven shelter culture.
    • Other duties as needed

    SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: Position requires 40 hours per week. Flexibility is required, and the Volunteer Coordinator may need to work nights and weekends for events, trainings, and other special circumstances as requested by the Executive Director and/or the Director of Development.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: Performs work in both an office and shelter setting. Potential exposure to animals, animal waste, bites, scratches, fumes from cleaning/disinfectant solutions, airborne particles, zoonotic diseases, and moderate to high noise levels when in animal areas.

    COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Lake Humane Society is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of shelter professionals. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin and are an equal opportunity employer.

    PAY RATE: $15-$20/hr.

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