Event Associate - Kenosha Campus

Wisconsin Humane Society

About Us
The Wisconsin Humane Society is the oldest and largest shelter in Wisconsin. Founded in 1879, WHS operates shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Door, Brown, and Kenosha Counties, as well as a Spay/Neuter Clinic in West Allis. The organization offers adoption services, youth and outreach programs, veterinary resources for the community, retail stores, volunteer programs, and dog training classes. The Milwaukee shelter also houses the state's busiest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. WHS is an independent nonprofit and receives no general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella group. WHS maintains a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. 

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The Wisconsin Humane Society believes in equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. WHS’s success depends on engaging qualified people regardless ofrace, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age,disability,genetic information,or any other characteristic protected by law. Come see why over 280 staff call one of WHS’s 7 locations home! You’ll be happy you did!


Position Details

Event Associate - Kenosha Campus
Southeast Wisconsin
Kenosha, WI

Are you looking for a rewarding job making a difference for animals and the people who love them? The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is seeking to add a part-time Event Associate – Kenosha Campus to our development and fundraising team. The Event Associate is responsible for the planning and implementation of the special events fundraising program for the Wisconsin Humane Society under the supervision of the Director of Special Events, with primary focus on Kenosha County. If you’re looking for the perfect opportunity to use your skillset to make a difference for thousands of animals and their families each year, this position is for you!

Job responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Director of Special Events, lead the planning and implementation of the special events fundraising programs of the Wisconsin Humane Society, with primary focus in Kenosha County. 
  • Design engagement strategies to build awareness, attendance and support of all Kenosha-based WHS fundraising events 
  • Actively participate in the sponsorship solicitation process, working closely with the major gifts and institutional giving teams. 
  • Budget, report and manage event financials, dashboards, attendance, and timelines. 
  • Serve as primary organizer and main point of contact for all Kenosha fundraising events, including relationship building and stewardship of participants, vendors, sponsors, and volunteers 
  • Oversee the third-party fundraising program for Kenosha Campus, including but not limited to: 
  • Serve as point of contact for third-party fundraising including portal development and management for tracking and reporting. 
  • Respond to external and internal requests from third-party fundraisers. 
  • Recruit, train, and cultivate third-party event volunteers. 
  • Follow up after each third-party fundraiser/event and oversee acknowledgement for the donor(s). 
  • Coordinate event staff and volunteers. 
  • Participate as a member of the development team in planning and implementing the organization’s overall fundraising strategy and programs. 
  • Actively participate as a member of the events team, supporting other WHS events as needed
  • 1-3 years work experience in event coordination or fundraising preferred 
  • Ability to handle high-pressure situations in a professional manner in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Desire to create process improvement in all aspects of work. 
  • High attention to detail. 
  • Experience managing volunteers preferred. 
  • Capable of accepting and completing tasks with minimal supervision in a highly self- motivated manner.

Salary Range $18.37 - $20.00 Hourly 

Full-time and part-time staff are eligible for the following benefits:

  • 403(b) retirement plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
  • 30% off adoption fees 
  • 30% off manners classes and behavior consultations 
  • 20% off youth programs 
  • Event discounts Animal Antics retail discounts 
  • Limited wellness/veterinary care services for companion animals

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