Public Relations Coordinator

By: Dane County Humane Society

Job Summary:

Can you answer the tough questions while wrangling kittens on live TV? Do you have a passion for graphic design and creating exciting advertising campaigns? Does your writing bring people to your cause? DCHS is looking for a Public Relations Coordinator to lead our communications efforts and serve as primary spokesperson for the shelter.

Job Title: Full-Time Public Relations Coordinator 
Reports to: Development and Marketing Supervisor
Hours: Full-Time; 40 hours per week with flexible days. Some early mornings, evenings and weekends required.


Scope of Position: The Public Relations Coordinator (PRC) is responsible for increasing the visibility, knowledge and awareness of Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) and its mission. The PRC must be an experienced professional skilled in planning and carrying out media campaigns that reach and effectively communicate with diverse audiences. The PRC will oversee the daily public relations functions of the shelter and take leadership with publicizing shelter position statements, strategic partnerships, fundraising initiatives, special events and educational programs.


Using strong writing and graphic design skills, the PRC will be responsible for drafting communications pieces such as print and electronic newsletters, direct mail pieces and advertisements. The PRC also manages content for the shelter website and social media accounts. As an integral member of the Development and Marketing team, the PRC will ensure all messaging, outreach efforts and media posts are coordinated with the team’s larger strategies and goals. The PRC will act swiftly to manage crises, report outcomes of public relations strategies to DCHS leadership team and represent the organization at the highest level.

For the Full-Time Public Relations Coordinator job description, please visit https://www.giveshelter.org/about-dchs/jobs-employment.

How to Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample(s) and design portfolio to Sarah Linn, Development
and Marketing Supervisor, at slinn@giveshelter.org by 1/11/2021 for best consideration.


Dane County Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.