Our employees make a difference! We have many opportunities throughout the year for dedicated, passionate people who want to make a difference in the lives of thousands of animals and touch the lives of countless families.

Current Employment Opportunities

Benefits of Working at SICSA:

  • Discounted Adoptions
  • Discounted Veterinary Services
  • Discounted Pet Food
  • Surrounded by like-minded people
  • Be a part of the community
  • Save lives!

Employment Opportunities

Community Engagement Director

Job Title:  Community Engagement Director
Department: Development
FLSA Status:  Full-Time, Exempt
Reports To:  President & CEO


General Scope: The Community Engagement Director will research, plan, implement, and evaluate all community engagement activities necessary to build awareness of SICSA’s mission, vision, programs, services, and achievements. The Community Engagement Director works with SICSA leadership to establish strategic direction, and then ensures the implementation, activities and outcomes
related to SICSA’s volunteer, humane education, marketing, public relations, special events, and community outreach programs and efforts.


Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:


  • Develops strategic and annual community engagement plans and budgets in collaboration with the President & CEO
    and Community Engagement Team.
  • Establishes realistic project plans, budgets, timelines, milestones, and success indicators for community engagement
  • Provides monthly, annual, and periodic reporting of activities for all the community engagement activities.
  • Maintains department spending according to established budget parameters.
  • Recruits, trains, mentors, and supervises staff and volunteers on the Community Engagement Team, ensuring a
    structure meeting or exceeding expected daily and annual outcomes, including creating and sustaining a culture that
    is consistent with the vision, mission, and core values of the organization.

 Marketing & Public Relations

  • Responsible for the development, implementation and success of a marketing and communications plan, ensuring
    increased visibility and consistent branding for SICSA with public, donors, clients, volunteers, and other key
  • Oversees the development and production of all written print and electronic collateral and marketing communications
    pieces for both the organization and media partners, including but not limited to: SICSA’s website, e-newsletter, print
    newsletter, volunteer newsletter, fliers, brochures, and social media outlet postings.
  • Establishes and maintains media and advertising relationships, including but not limited to radio, television, print, and
    Internet publications and outlets.
  • Represents SICSA at public and professional meetings and events.
  • Serves as the organization’s primary media designee.
  • Collaborates with President & CEO and leadership staff to ensure consistent branding and messaging for SICSA.

Volunteer Program

  • Responsible for directing and ensuring the management of the volunteer program, including recruitment, orientation,
    selection, retention and recognition of volunteers. Monitors ongoing need for volunteers and volunteer programs,
    working with staff to maintain and grow a volunteer program that supports ongoing SICSA programs and activities.
  • Works with department supervisors to enhance the volunteer experience through appropriate volunteer guidelines,
    specific job descriptions, training programs and performance feedback.

Special Events

  • Works with Community Engagement Team and volunteers to ensure the implementation of fundraising events (Lift Your Leg, The Cat’s Meow, the Poop Show, and TBD) as deemed appropriate.

Humane Education

  • Sets the strategic direction for the humane education program. Plans and oversees the design and implementation of all youth and adult education programs; ensuring they adequately represent the policies and ideology of SICSA, meet Ohio’s state standards for education, are culturally sensitive, and incorporate a variety of learning styles and methodologies that ensure a holistic approach to education.
  • Ensures that all humane education programs are adequately scheduled and presented in a timely manner

Community Outreach

  • Coordinate and supervise the development and implementation of community outreach activities that ensure high visibility, brand recognition and regular exposure of SICSA in the community.
  • Ensures SICSA is always represented in professional manner to the public, both regarding materials and in staff/volunteer representation.


  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in marketing/public relations, community relations, education, or equivalent degree.
  • Minimum three to five years experience in public relations, event planning and volunteer management; Minimum of one year customer service and supervisory experience; Proven public speaking and project management experience;
  • Program development experience.
  • Proven writing ability and ability to coordinate events/programs.
  • Proven skill in interacting with all age groups.
  • Animal/Environmental welfare experience helpful.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age (required for insurance purposes); Valid STATE Driver’s License and insurable driving record.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Proven and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of volunteer program coordination and event planning.
  • Confident public speaker.
  • Educator skills.
  • Proficient with computers.
  • Interest and knowledge of animal welfare related issues and/or desire to learn.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations aimed at various age groups.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Teamwork skills.
  • Ability to use sound judgment when dealing with volunteers, clients, animal-related concerns, and confidential information.
  • Comfort being around, handling, and having a basic knowledge of animals is highly preferred.

Working Environment/Conditions:

Work Environment

  • Shared cubicle/office space possible.
  • Exposure to animals.
  • Potential exposure to zoonotic diseases, animal bites and scratches.
  • Exposure to high noise levels when in kennels.
  • Work may be performed outdoors with exposure to all weather conditions.

Physical Activities

  • Able to drive, stand, bend, squat, walk, and talk for up to eight hours a day.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds with assistance.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule with occasional (planned) weekend and evening shifts.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to employment@sicsa.org.