Job Openings at CCHS

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