Job Openings at CCHS

Now Hiring - Humane Educator/Lead Humane Investigator - full time          

The Champaign County Humane Society seeks a full-time Humane Educator/Lead Humane Investigator.  The Humane Educator/Investigator is responsible for developing and implementing humane education programs and curriculum; making presentations to local classrooms and community groups; conducting educational shelter tours; and over-seeing existing programs that include Pet Pals Club, Animal Adventure Camp, and a Parkland College for Kids program. 


As the Society’s lead humane investigator, this individual will be a licensed humane investigator under the Illinois Department of Agriculture and will investigate complaints regarding possible violations of the Humane Care for Animals Act. 


Qualified candidates will have experience interacting with groups of children and be comfortable with public speaking to audiences of all ages.  The job also requires excellent communication/interpersonal skills and handling interactions with the public that may be emotionally charged or otherwise difficult.  Good judgment and the ability to respond to highly charged situations with a calm and rational demeanor are essential.  Animal handling experience and knowledge of the issues related to companion animal welfare (e.g., free roaming cats; spay/neuter; pet homelessness) is also required. 


Benefits include employee health insurance plan, employee retirement savings plan, and paid holidays/vacation.


Submit cover letter and resume, to:  Executive Director, Mary Tiefenbrunn at  Resumes received without a cover letter will not be considered.

Now Hiring - 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.

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

No phone calls, please. 

Now Hiring - Bookkeeper - part-time

Part-time – approx. 15 hours/week

Remote +  

Accounting software:  Quickbooks

Other:  Excel


The Champaign County Humane Society is a non-profit (tax exempt) organization with a staff of 24 people and an annual operating budget of $1.3 million.  Revenue sources include animal adoption fees, fundraising events, individual and corporate donations, planned gifts, and the Society’s endowment and investment funds.  



The bookkeeper maintains the general ledger; processes accounts payable and receivable; reviews invoices and purchase orders for accuracy and communicates with vendors when necessary; prepares bi-weekly payroll spreadsheet and submits it to the payroll company; makes end-of-month journal entries; reconciles bank and investment account statements; maintains all accounting files at the shelter and assists in compiling materials requested for the annual audit.  

The CCHS bookkeeper reports directly to the Executive Director.

The CCHS bookkeeper works remotely but stops by the Society’s office approximately twice a week to pick-up and drop-off work materials, file documents, and speak with staff.  

Submit letter of interest, resume, and references to Mary “Tief” Tiefenbrunn, Executive Director, via email at, or by mail at Champaign County Humane Society, 1911 E. Main Street, Urbana, IL 61802.

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