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Event Coordinator

Company: Wisconsin Humane Society
Date Posted: January 26, 2018

Position Description

The Wisconsin Humane Society is now hiring a full-time Event Coordinator to join its outstanding team! This position will serve as the primary Event Coordinator for our Green Bay and Door CountyCampuses. WHS is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation with six operating locations, a budget of approximately $10 million, and maintains a four star rating with Charity Navigator. 

Position Summary

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, plan and implement Green Bay and Door County major fundraising and special events including but not limited to Barkin’ Beer Fest, Pet Walk, Bingo Extravaganza, open houses and other events as applicable
  • Act as liaison for third-party fundraisers in the Green Bay and Door County communities and attend as-needed
  • Manage and engage committee volunteers for all events where applicable
  • Coordinate individual cultivation event activities where needed
  • Participate as a member of the development team in planning and implementing the organization’s overall fundraising strategy and programs
  • Work with media relations internally and externally to maximize event exposure and results
  • Lead data tracking and analysis including budget reporting
  • Provide expertise in best practices and strategies for special events programs and approaches
  • Propose and implement new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or 3-5 years’ work experience in event coordination or fundraising
  • Experience working in a non-profit development department preferred
  • Experience in event design and execution preferred
  • Experience managing high profile volunteers preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to attend evening and occasional weekend events and meetings
  • Preference in handling high-pressure situations in a professional manner in a fast paced environment
  • Experience with Blackbaud, Convio and Spark Software systems preferred
  • Professional appearance and presentation required
  • Capable of accepting and completing tasks with minimal supervision in a highly self- motivated manner
  • A valid, state issued regular drivers license (class D) is required
  • Commitment to treating people and animals with respect and kindness


Full-time staff are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including up to 2 weeks Vacation, 1 week Paid Time Off (PTO), and 6 paid Holidays within their first year. Paid time-off will be prorated based on the full-time hire date and is available after 45 days of consecutive employment. On the first of the month following 60 days of consecutive employment, full-time staff are eligible for these additional benefits:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Group Term Life Insurance and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Plans
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Aflac Supplemental Benefits
  • Limited wellness care veterinary services for companion animals

All staff are eligible for the following benefits package on their hire date:

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • 30% off discount on animal adoption fees
  • 10% off merchandise discount in our Animal Antics Store
  • Limited retail (i.e. apparel, pet food, special order merchandise), service fee, event, and education program discounts

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please visit to complete and submit your online application. Be sure to include three professional references with your application. Only applications submitted through our online application system may be considered. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Wisconsin Humane Society believes in equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. WHS’s success depends on the effective utilization of qualified people regardless of the age, race, creed, color, disability, marital status, veteran status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual preference, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is the oldest and largest shelter in Wisconsin. It was founded in 1879 and operates shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Door, and Brown Counties, as well as a Spay/Neuter Clinic in West Allis. The organization offers adoption services, educational programming, and veterinary resources for animals from low-income households, retail stores, volunteer programs and dog training classes. The Milwaukee shelter also houses the states busiest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. WHS is an independent nonprofit and receives no general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella group.