Job Openings at CCHS

Development Director

The Development Director is responsible for developing and managing all aspects of fundraising and gift cultivation for CCHS.  This includes direct mail (fundraising appeals and newsletters), major gifts, corporate giving and sponsorship, work-place giving, grants, fundraising events, planned giving, monthly giving, on-line giving, in-kind donations, and targeted campaigns. The Development Director works closely with the Executive Director in developing strategies to sustain and increase giving in all fundraising categories.

The Development Director is also responsible for donor stewardship including communications, gift acknowledgement, and maintaining an accurate and current donor database.

With over 100 years of history in Champaign County, the Champaign County Humane Society is well-supported by the community.  It receives no funding from State, County, or municipal government.


-Minimum of three years of experience in non-profit development or fundraising  

-Solid organizational and planning skills

-Experience effectively leading committee or group activities  

-Strong skills in verbal and written communication

-Event planning and management

This is a full-time salaried position and benefits include: paid vacation, an employee health insurance plan, and a Simple IRA plan.

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


Adoption Staff – full time

CCHS has an open full-time position on the Adoption staff. Adoption staff members greet the public and assist our patrons in finding their next animal companion. Qualified candidates will be friendly, outgoing, and organized, and must have knowledge and/or experience related to pet ownership. Candidates also should be adept at using a computer and performing accurate data entry.

In addition to facilitating the adoption process, Adoption Staff members may be required to perform "animal care" duties, such as kennel/cage cleaning, dog walking, and general shelter cleaning. This is a physically demanding position and involves some exposure to loud noise and strong chemicals/cleaning products. Experience handling animals is required.

Hours will include weekends and some holidays. Benefits of full-time employment include eligibility for the CCHS employee health insurance plan, paid vacation, paid holidays, and a Simple IRA plan.

Starting pay is $11.00/hr.

To apply, submit resume and letter-of-interest to Shelter Manager, Karen Simmons at

No phone calls, please.