Job Openings at CCHS

Animal Care Staff - full time

The Champaign County Humane Society seeks an energetic and self-motivated individual to join our animal care staff.  This is a full time position, $9.25 per hour with benefits.  Primary responsibilities include sanitation 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.  Those interested in applying must have animal handling experience and be knowledgeable in animal behavior.



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


Event and Marketing Coordinator

Reports to:  Executive Director and Development Director

Specific Responsibilities:


-Planning, coordination, and oversight of CCHS fundraising events

-Creation of budget and fundraising goals per event

-Recruitment of volunteer committee members and chairs

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

-Attend and facilitate event planning meetings

-Update and implement event marketing plans and calendars

-Conduct post-event analysis and maintain event documentation

-Oversee promotion across all platforms (print, web, social media, crowdfunding sites, 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)

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



- Help create shelter-wide marketing budget, goals, initiatives, and calendar

- Work with shelter leadership to create and implement communications plans for targeted audiences.

- Schedule, create, and monitor CCHS social media posts to promote all CCHS 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 Constant Contact and 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 non-profit event planning/coordination

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

- Engaging and positive personality and the ability to motivate volunteers

- Proficient in Microsoft Office, social media, database management


Position is full-time; salaried.  Salary commensurate with experience.

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.

To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Mary Tiefenbrunn, Executive Director, via email at

Executive Assistant

The Champaign County Humane Society seeks an experienced Executive Assistant to provide administrative and secretarial support to the humane society’s Executive Director. 

Specific responsibilities:

- Maintain director’s calendar; schedule meetings

- Make and confirm arrangements for meetings and meeting locations

- Make travel arrangements when needed

- File and retrieve corporate documents, records, and reports

- Answer and direct phone calls; greet visitors

- Create various internal and external documents, reports, and presentations

- Handle administrative tasks related to human resources

- Inventory, order, and organize office supplies

- Arrange service and repairs on office equipment

- Handle business-related errands as needed

- Process and track donations, maintain donor database (Giftworks), and prepare donation reports

- Prepare weekly donation deposits

- Generate donor thank-you letters, weekly

- Prepare purchase orders, invoices, reports, memos, letters, mailing lists, and other documents using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and/or presentation software

- Other secretarial and administrative tasks as assigned


- Bachelor’s degree preferred

- 4+ years of experience supporting executives

- Expert using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

- Adept at learning new software; will be required to learn Giftworks

- Able to prioritize and organize workload to meet agreed upon deadlines

- Excellent communication skills and poise

- Proven track record of trustworthiness with confidential information


Position is full-time.  Salary commensurate with experience

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.

To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Mary Tiefenbrunn, Executive Director via email at