Employment

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

Employment Opportunities

Special Events Coordinator

Job Title: Special Events Coordinator
Department: Community Engagement
FLSA Status: Full-Time Exempt
Schedule: Tuesday – Saturday, 11AM-7PM
Salary Range: High 20’s – Low 30’s
Reports To: Director of Community Engagement

General Scope: Responsible for the development and execution of multiple initiatives within the SICSA Pet Adoption Center’s annual fundraising strategy, including major events, sponsorship solicitation, the Combined Federal Campaign, United Way campaign, and all third-party/community fundraising projects. The position utilizes SICSA’s Service Enterprise model, working closely with many departments, including Volunteers and Marketing.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide quality customer service to clients, volunteers and staff, while actively promoting SICSA’s mission, service, programs and events using the Service Enterprise model.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for the community, volunteers and staff regarding SICSA special events.
  • Responsible for achieving assigned fundraising goals based upon the FY budget.
  • Plans, promotes, coordinates, implements and manages all aspects of SICSA’s annual major fundraising events, including Lift Your Leg, The Cat’s Meow, Chip Dip & Cheer, Red Dog RACERS, and A Night to Remember. Grows events in terms of fundraising, participation, and satisfaction based upon established annual goals.
  • In partnership with the Executive Director or designee, identifies, solidifies, and manages annual sponsorship process based upon the FY budget.
  • Develops and manages special event and specific fundraising budgets, ensuring any modifications are discussed and approved in advance.
  • Recruits, orients, assists and thanks needed special event and development volunteers and committee members.
  • Work closely with the Marketing Coordinator to develop a multi-channel marketing strategy for all special events including cross marketing at events for all target audiences including staff, volunteers and the general public.
  • Coordinates an annual fundraising development plan for third-party and community partners that provide support in developing and coordinating events benefitting SICSA.
  • Works closely with the Community Engagement team to increase income through existing programs, including workplace giving, matching gift programs, kennel sponsorship, and more.
  • Facilitates annual recognition plan to thank sponsors, event attendees, other donors, and volunteers in a timely manner, with focus on relationship building.
    Supports other SICSA Events and Activities as needed/requested/designated, particularly in the Community Engagement department.

Specific Job Skills:

  • Enthusiastic about team work. Ability to work well with staff, volunteers and donors to promote the philosophy and goals of the SICSA Pet Adoption Center.
  • Superb oral communication skills; personable and diplomatic in working with diverse constituencies and inspiring participation from volunteers, members, donors, media outlets, and community members.
  • Fearless in reaching out to potential corporate partners.
  • Excellent public presentation skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills; loves working with a variety of media tools and creative approaches to community engagement both online and out in the world.
  • Self-driven; able to multitask and lead staff and volunteers to extend your work. Entrepreneurial, creative, and superb on follow-through.
  • Goal-oriented; an analytic approach to work, constantly thinking in terms of iteration, testing, measurement, and redirection.
  • Innovative; Ability to think critically, identify solutions to challenges, and identify and pursue new fundraising avenues.

Other Requirements:

  • This is a full-time, exempt position. Most events, however, take place on evenings and weekends. As such, weekend and evening shifts are required.
  • Work is performed in office, kennel, and outdoor settings. Frequent standing, bending, reaching, kneeling, sitting on the floor, walking, and sitting at a computer station required.
  • Frequently lifts, carries, and positions objects weighing up to 50 pounds when moving supplies, coordinating events/activities, and cleaning.
  • Must be comfortable working with and handling animals of varying temperaments.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record as defined by SICSA’s current insurance carrier.
  • Must pass a background check.  Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 2 or more years prior experience working with Special Events and Fundraising is required.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel; experience using Friends Asking Friends, DonorPerfect or similar constituent relationship management database desirable.

How to Apply:
All interested applicants should submit a resume to Info@SICSA.org with the subject line: RE: Special Events Coordinator Position.

Volunteer Coordinator

Job Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Department: Community Engagement
FLSA Status: Full-Time Exempt
Schedule: Tuesday – Saturday, 11AM-7PM
Salary Range: High 20’s – low 30’s
Reports To: Director of Community Engagement

General Scope: Responsible for coordinating SICSA’s volunteer program using the Service Enterprise Organization model. Develops and maintains a comprehensive program to attract and retain strong volunteer support for all of SICSA’s departments and programming. Recruits and helps to place volunteers throughout SICSA according to their skills, interests and training. Works closely with the Management and Community Engagement Teams to recruit, place and support the volunteer team and SICSA’s mission.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide quality customer service to clients, volunteers and staff while actively promoting SICSA’s mission, services, programs and events using the Service Enterprise Organizational model.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for the community regarding volunteering.
  • Coordinate volunteer roles for all on-site and off-site volunteer shifts.
  • Work closely with our marketing department to recruit new volunteers, recognize current volunteers through monthly volunteer spotlights and appreciation events.
  • Provide email newsletter content to Marketing Coordinator on a weekly basis to educate, update and celebrate our volunteers.
  • Monitor closed Volunteer Facebook group.
  • Develop partnerships with community organizations, regional corporations, and religious institutions for volunteer recruitment opportunities.
  • Screen new volunteer applications.
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date volunteer records using Volgistics’ VolunteerNet.
  • Act as liaison between staff and volunteers with a primary focus on strengthening volunteer support throughout SICSA through team building best practices.
  • Act as main point of contact for all Adult and Parent/Youth Partner volunteers to address any concerns and grievances, making additional assignments, department transfers and terminations when needed.
  • Work closely with the Humane Education team regarding the VolunTeen and TAILS program.
  • Work closely with Paws-n-Tails University/Academy team regarding volunteer orientations and trainings, including filling teaching opportunities as needed.
  • Work closely with the animal intake team to help coordinate foster volunteers and vet checks.
  • Monitor department statistics and report monthly benchmarks.
  • Coordinate volunteer resources and needs such as uniform order fulfillment.
  • Assist in developing annual department budget.
  • Proactively be a team player. Support other SICSA events and activities as needed or requested.

Specific Job Skills:

  • Enthusiastic about team work. Ability to work well with staff and volunteers to promote the philosophy and goals of the SICSA Pet Adoption Center.
  • Superior flexibility and adaptability; strong work ethic.
  • Superb oral communication skills; personable and diplomatic in working with diverse constituencies and inspiring participation from volunteers of all ages.
  • Excellent public presentation skills.
  • Extremely detail-oriented; strong planning skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills; loves working with a variety of media tools and creative approaches to community engagement both online and out in the world.
  • Self-driven; able to multitask and lead volunteers to extend work. Entrepreneurial, creative, and superb on follow-through.
  • Able to relate well with people of all ages; strong interpersonal and alliance building skills.
  • Able to carry out daily functions independently with minimal supervision.

Other Requirements:

  • Availability: the SICSA Adoption Center is open seven days a week, with volunteer hours ranging from early in the morning until late at night; weekend and evening shifts are required.
  • Work is performed in office, kennel, and outdoor settings. Frequent standing, bending, reaching, kneeling, sitting on the floor, walking, and sitting at a computer station required.
  • Frequently lifts, carries, and positions objects weighing up to 50 pounds when moving supplies, coordinating events/activities, and cleaning.
  • Must be comfortable working with and handling animals of varying temperaments.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record as defined by SICSA’s current insurance carrier.
  • Must pass a background check.  Must have a philosophy that is consistent with SICSA’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 1 or more years of prior experience with volunteer coordination required.
  • Proven administrative and writing abilities, with consummate attention to detail. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with fluency in Word and Excel.
  • Database administration experience.
  • Experience with the following is a plus:
    • Social Media
    • Human Resources
    • Volgistics VolunteerNet

How to Apply:
All interested applicants should submit a resume to Info@SICSA.org with the subject line: RE: Volunteer Coordinator Position.

Internships

Marketing / Graphic Design Intern
Job Title:                    Graphic Design Intern Compensation:        Unpaid Timeframe:               Up to 10 hours per week, January 1 – May 30 Reports to:                Marketing Coordinator     The SICSA Pet Adoption Center is seeking a graphic design intern to assist in the development and implementation of promotional campaigns aimed at increasing community engagement and helping SICSA save more animal lives. This is a temporary, unpaid, part-time position from January 1 – May 30     Responsibilities:
  • Design clear and engaging graphic communications for print and internet use
  • Work closely with Philanthropy department to translate messaging concepts into effective marketing materials
  • Design promotional materials in a look consistent with SICSA’s branding
  • Assist in development and implementation of graphic projects in social media initiatives, utilizing platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instagram, WordPress, Vimeo, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest, and Reddit to promote adoptable animals and SICSA programs/events
  • Assist with other areas of Philanthropy when needed
    Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Must be a high-energy, creative, and enthusiastic team player
  • Excellent communication skills, great attention to detail, and strong written communication skills
  • Willingness to learn and ability to take direction and feedback
  • Solid organization and prioritizing abilities
  • Flexible with schedule and in a fast-paced work environment; able to identify challenges and come up with solutions quickly and effectively
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team to accomplish tasks within a designated timeframe
  • Must have a philosophy consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization
  • Access to a computer with graphic design and layout software is preferred but not required
    Education and/or Experience:
  • Pursuing a degree or having 1-2 years’ experience in graphic design, marketing, or communications
  • Must be proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and/or Photoshop
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Extensive experience with social media required
  • Photography experience a plus
    How to Apply: All interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Lindsey Hasbrouck, Marketing Coordinator, lhasbrouck@sicsa.org, or mail to SICSA Pet Adoption Center, ATTN: Lindsey Hasbrouck, 2600 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, OH 45419.
Development Intern

Job Title:                 Development Intern

Compensation:     Unpaid

Time Frame:          August 2017 – December 2017

Reports To:            Development Coordinator/Philanthropy Manager

 

General Scope: Responsible for assisting in the development and execution of multiple initiatives within  the SICSA Pet Adoption Center’s annual fundraising strategy, including major events, sponsorship solicitation,  and all third-party/community fundraising projects. The position reports to the Development Coordinator and works closely with many departments, including Volunteers and Marketing. 

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

 

  • Help plan, promote, and coordinate SICSA’s annual major fundraising events, including The Cat’s Meow, A Night to Remember and other fundraising events.
  • Assist in the recruiting, training, and thanks needed for special event and development volunteers and committee members.
  • Works closely with the Philanthropy team to increase income through existing programs, including workplace giving, matching gift programs, kennel sponsorship, and more.
  • Supports other SICSA Events and Activities as needed/requested/designated, particularly in the Philanthropy department.

 

Specific Job Skills:

 

  • Must be a high-energy, creative, and enthusiastic team player
  • Excellent communication skills, great attention to detail, and strong written communication skills
  • Willingness to learn and ability to take direction and feedback
  • Solid organization and prioritizing abilities
  • Must be comfortable making phone calls, speaking with strangers, and talking with large groups.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team to accomplish tasks within a designated timeframe
  • Must have a philosophy consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Samantha Lake, Development Coordinator at slake@sicsa.org

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