For nearly 100 years, DCHS has provided services for our community, helping people help animals. Whether you are looking to bring a new pet into your family, searching for your lost pet, found a wild animal in need of assistance, have made the difficult decision to surrender your pet or are looking for educational opportunities, DCHS is here to help.
DCHS is a private, non-profit, community-supported organization and is not affiliated with any government agency or national animal welfare organization. We are an open-admission shelter accepting all animals that need assistance regardless of age, health status or temperament. DCHS has an adoption guarantee, meaning all healthy or treatable animals can stay at DCHS as long as it takes to find a loving home.
As one of the nation's leading animal welfare organizations, DCHS offers humane education programs, community-based care for pets, foster care for animals for victims of domestic abuse, a pet food pantry, dog training classes, wildlife rehabilitation and much more. Our volunteers and professionals come together every day in the spirit of Helping People Help Animals, and together create a culture of compassion, empathy, integrity and accountability.
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.