Event Coordinator, Southern Campuses

Wisconsin Humane Society

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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 Coordinator, Southern Campuses
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Are you looking for a rewarding career making a difference for animals and the people who love them? The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is seeking an Event Coordinator – Southern Campuses to join our development department. The Event Coordinator – Southern Campuses will be a core member of the events team at the Wisconsin Humane Society, a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation with a budget of $17 million. The Event Coordinator is responsible for leading 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 Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Racine Counties. 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.

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 on the Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Racine communities.

  • Coordination of major fundraising events in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Racine communities includes, but is not limited to:
  • Pet Walks, Telethon, and other events as applicable 
  • Design engagement strategies to build awareness, attendance and support of all 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 Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Racine Pet Walks, including relationship building and stewardship of participants, vendors, sponsors, 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
  • 2-4 years work experience in event coordination or fundraising required 
  • 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. 
  • Capable of accepting and completing tasks with minimal supervision in a highly self- motivated manner.

Salary Range: $38,209.60 - $47,736.00 Salary/year

Full-time Benefits Include: 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 benefit 403(b) retirement plan with company match Paid family Leave Time off including: Vacation Paid time off (PTO) Holiday 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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