The Houston SPCA, founded in 1924, is Houston's first and largest animal protection organization and shelter. Our mission is to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation. We provide the most comprehensive array of animal adoption, shelter, rescue, rehabilitation and other programs and services in the Gulf Coast area. In fact, the Houston SPCA serves two times the number of animals and provides a wider scope of services than any other animal care organization in the region. We intervene on behalf of more than 50,000 animals each year, including cats and dogs; horses and farm animals; small mammals; and native wildlife. The Houston SPCA is a private, non-profit charity, funded entirely by donations, which receives no funding from the government, United Way or other animal groups.

We are currently seeking to hire a Community Outreach Program Manager. In this role, you will be responsible for proactively building strategic and effective community outreach programs both on campus and externally that promote and support the organization’s lifesaving mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Represent the organization at community events, actively seeking strategic partnerships with community businesses, vendors and community leaders who support the Houston SPCA’s mission

Actively participates in various adoption promotion activities when appropriate

Promptly responds to online queries through e-mail and social media

Content gathering including photographs and video of animals, clients, cruelty investigations, and rescues for public relations and fundraising purposes

Follow animal stories as required from beginning to end and helps produce turnkey pieces for various mediums

Leads adult public tours and proactively build speakers bureau

Works with volunteers at outreach events

Performs additional responsibilities as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of experience in communications or marketing

Able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines, while contributing to the Communications team

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Able to represent the Houston SPCA in a professional manner in all situations with the public, volunteers and staff

Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills

Passion for the mission of the Houston SPCA

Ability to learn and quickly adapt to changes in programs and procedures

Be insurable under Houston SPCA auto policy

Able to drive, stand, bend, squat, walk, and talk for up to eight hours a day; able to lift up to 25 pounds

Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekend and evening shifts

Able to perform other duties than those listed above may be assigned

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may submit their resume via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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