Fundraising & Marketing Coordinator

Hourly Pay Rate: $11.00 - $15.00 (depending on experience)

Supervisor: Executive Director

Work hours: approximately 35 hours per week; evenings or weekends may be required.

This position is responsible for developing and implementing a versatile fundraising strategy for the HSDC. This includes utilizing social media platforms, printed and electronic mediums, and event or project campaigns. Recruit and coordinate the work of volunteers to help with fundraising efforts. Promote and market the HSDC’s mission and programs to increase public awareness, support and donations.    


Job Duties


  • Develop, plan and implement a holistic fundraising strategy for the HSDC to include a variety of social media platforms, printed and electronic mediums, and event or project planning and management. This includes growing recurring giving programs, increased giving, and ongoing engagement efforts targeted to specific strategic goals and campaign efforts.   


  • Plan and organizing events, projects and fundraising efforts to increase donations from individuals and businesses. This includes development marketing tools and promotional materials to share the mission and programs of the HSDC to internal or public-facing donors.


  • Conduct research to identify fundraising opportunities and strategies. Identify and plan growth initiatives, establish goals and measurable objectives to achieve targets.


  • Develop branding for the HSDC by creating presentations and marketing techniques for various groups across multiple platforms such as e-mail, monthly newsletters, social media marketing, and by mass mailings.


  • Recruit, organize and inspire volunteer efforts to help with fundraising activities.


  • Craft and share stories about the HSDC programs and animals to develop brand awareness, promote campaigns and fundraising efforts.


  • Attend and participate in HSDC staff meetings, training sessions, or other administrative events as scheduled by management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proven track record and experience developing fundraising strategies, creating appeals, setting goals, and achieving targets.

  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies, tools, and campaign marketing.

  • Ability to develop and manage a budget for a project, event, or department and track revenue/expenditures.

  • Experience developing statistics and metrics to gauge the effectiveness and impact of a campaign.

  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, and maintain a professional appearance and demeanor within the HSDC and the general public.

  • Experience working independently or as a team to achieve common fundraising goals. 

  • Experience communicating in written and oral form to develop a concise, accurate and professional product.

  • Experience and ability to prepare and give presentations.

  • Ability to communicate and interact with the public, volunteers, and other staff in a positive and open manner.

  • A current working knowledge of the HSDC, companion animals, animal shelter environment.  



Minimum Qualifications

  • Three (3) years combination of training, education and experience in fundraising and marketing in a non-profit setting. A college degree in marketing, advertising or related field preferred.

  • Proven track record of successful fundraising campaigns to meet or exceed establish goals or targets.

  • Proficiency with a computer, software programs, and social media applications.

  • Must be self-motivated with strong organizational skills.

  • Must be able to work events as scheduled which may including evenings or weekends.

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.

  • Electronic deposit (ACH) of paycheck is required.


Physical demands and working environment

  • Ability to work in an emotionally taxing field – a positive attitude and sense of humor are essential.

  • Travel to various locations in your personal vehicle to build relationships with major donors or companies and make presentations.

  • Work is performed in an animal shelter. There is a potential for exposure to environmental factors such as temperature variations, high noise levels, zoonotic diseases, animal waste, strong odors, hazardous chemicals or chemical materials requiring OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), anesthetics, sharp objects, and potential hostile persons and/or dangerous and unpredictable animals.

  • Ability to stay standing or active during entire shift; lift and carry objects and/or animals up to 50 pounds; lift, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, push, pull and other strenuous activities.


This position has a 90-day probationary period.

This is an at-will position.

If you would like to have a positive impact on the HSDC fundraising and marketing efforts, please submit your resume via e-mail to Jana Cassidy at

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