Job Openings at CCHS

Animal Care/Adoptions Staff - full time

The Champaign County Humane Society seeks an energetic and self-motivated individual to work in the Animal Care and Adoptions departments.  This is a full time position, $9.25 per hour with benefits.  The employee’s duties will be split 50/50 between the two departments.  

Primary responsibilities of the Animal Care Staff include sanitization and maintenance of animal kennels and facilities, daily feeding, animal intakes, and data entry.  Other responsibilities include kennel enrichment and socialization of our animal residents.  This is a physically demanding position that may require heavy lifting, exposure to high noise levels, and exposure to cleaning chemicals.  Animal handling experience and some knowledge of animal behavior is required.

Adoption staff members greet the public and assist our patrons in finding their next animal companion. Qualified candidates will be friendly, outgoing, organized, and must have knowledge and/or experience related to pet ownership. Qualified candidates will be comfortable using a computer and performing data-entry tasks.  Good communication skills and comfort dealing with the public required.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Karen Simmons, Shelter Manager, via email to

No phone calls, please.


Medical Care Staff - Full time

CCHS is now accepting applications for a full-time position on our Medical Care staff. Qualified candidates will have experience handling dogs and cats in a veterinary setting. (Experience with other small animals, a plus, but not required)

This position involves examination and monitoring of animals for health and wellness; administering treatments and medications to shelter animals; animal restraint; and accurate data entry/computer skills.

Applicants should be personable and possess good communication skills (in person and in writing), as this position requires effective communication about animal health with the Shelter Veterinarian, other staff members, volunteers, interns, and members of the public. Reliability, punctuality, and attention to detail are also essential qualities for success on the Medical Staff.

Full time employee benefits include paid vacation, holiday comp time, an employee health insurance plan, and a Simple IRA plan. Starting pay: $9.25/hour

Some weekend, evening, and holiday hours will be required.

Send resume and letter-of-interest to Karen Simmons, Shelter Manager, at

No phone calls, please. 

Event and Marketing Coordinator

 Reports to:  Executive Director and Development Director

Specific Responsibilities:


-Planning, coordination, and oversight of CCHS fundraising events

            -Recruitment of volunteer committee members and chairs

            -Solicit event sponsors and cultivate long-term relationships with sponsors

            -Attend and facilitate (as needed) event planning committee meetings

            -Conduct post-event analysis and maintain event documentation

            -Oversee promotion across all platforms (print, web, tv/radio) and production of print materials


-Handle all requests from third-parties offering to partner with CCHS for fundraising or outreach events

-Work with Volunteer Coordinator on recruiting volunteers to staff events, as needed

CCHS annual events include:  The Fur Ball (Fall); Mutt Strut (Spring); GIANT Garage Sale (mid-late May); Annual Meeting (Sept.); PawTraits with Santa (Dec)

3rd Party annual events include:  Illinois Marathon (Spring); Art Coop $50 Art Show (November)


-Schedule, create, and monitor CCHS Facebook posts promoting our events, pet adoptions, promotions,            and other activities

-Keep the CCHS home page and online events calendar current

-Assist Development Director with production of “Paw Prints” newsletter, and mass-emails, and mailing    lists for appeals

-Handle promotions/marketing for all CCHS events, including fundraising, adoption, education, and         outreach events

-Field calls from the media for interviews and news stories; schedule interviews and shoots

-Write and disseminate press releases


The Event and Marketing Coordinator will need to become proficient in using Giftworks, the humane society’s donor software program, for entering donations and generating correspondence with donors, event participants, and sponsors.


-Bachelor’s degree preferred

-1-2 years’ experience in communications-based position

-1-2 years’ experience in event planning/coordination

-Highly organized; deadline-driven; and able to keep various projects moving at the same time

-Engaging personality and the ability to motivate volunteers

-Proficient in Microsoft Office, social media, database management

Additional Information:

Position is full-time; salaried, with paid holidays, vacation, and sick time. 

Employee health insurance plan with responsibility for premiums shared by employee and CCHS. 

Simple IRA plan, with matching funds from CCHS.

Submit cover letter and resume to:  Mary Tiefenbrunn, Executive Director, at