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Community Engagement Coordinator

Animal Rescue League of NH

The Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire is a non-profit organization, incorporated in 1904, with the mission to help pets and the people who care for them. The ARLNH is dependent upon fundraising events, private donations, grants, and program fees to support its cause. The organization is based in Bedford, New Hampshire, and helps over 2,000 pets and the people who care for them each year. 

Job Summary:  
Plans, develops, implements, and oversees volunteer-led community events for the organization and promotes the organization within the community.  Prepares humane education materials designed to further the goals of the organization.  Develops humane education programs for schools, organizations, and tours of the facility and oversees the presentation of the material.  Responsible for the recruitment, training, and supervision of volunteers so they may assist in the efficiency of the facility.  Maintains volunteer records and coordinates volunteer schedules, prepares department reports and budget, and liaisons within the community to attract volunteers.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plans and oversees community events and projects and analyzes financial outcomes.
  • Negotiates prices with vendors on supplies and services for events and seeks pro bono services and materials from new and existing businesses whenever possible.
  • Continuously seeks to develop new projects and fundraising concepts to ensure long-term and immediate fundraising for the organization.
  • Represents organization at community events, seeking advantageous partnerships with community businesses, vendors, and individuals.
  • Oversee presentations for schools, youth groups, community organizations, and tours.
  • Researches, develops, and updates programs to educate the community about humane animal care, animal welfare issues, and the activities of the shelter assuring that the presentations are in accordance with the organization’s missions and philosophy and are at a grade level comprehension.
  • Cooperates with other departments and programs within the organization.
  • Seeks opportunities to promote the organization and humane education concepts at community events.
  • Oversees production and distribution of general education materials.
  • Oversees the orientation and training of volunteers making sure all aspects of training are in accordance with the organization’s mission and philosophy.  Updates training materials and programs as needed.
  • Develops and implements strategies to recruit volunteers.  Responds to inquiries regarding the volunteer program.  Interviews and screens potential volunteers.
  • Maintains volunteer personnel records noting special skills and interests.  Records volunteer duties and hours donated, and notes incidents and injuries.
  • Submits annual volunteer activity statistical reports.
  • Supervises volunteers in the performance of duties providing them with advancement opportunities, continuous feedback, and special guidance when requested or required.  Conducts recognition programs to honor volunteers. Assists in resolving disputes and terminates volunteers not fulfilling duties.
  • Confers with other volunteer directors of non-profit organizations to keep abreast of innovative management techniques.
  • Publishes an electronic newsletter for volunteers with relevant information on the organization and animal welfare issues.
  • Regularly updates volunteer handbook, job descriptions, and department forms as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge and skill in community events, benefits and functions, special event planning, and creative writing.
  • Ability to function independently, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community agencies and businesses.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Confident public speaker
  • Educator skills
  • Fundraising knowledge including basic fundraising principles and techniques, fundraising regulations, laws, and licensing requirements.
  • Ability to develop fundraising strategies and stay abreast of new developments in the business community, animal welfare movement, and philanthropic sector.
  • Knowledge of supervisor and training techniques for volunteers, motivation, and decision-making techniques.  Skill in teaching and mediating disputes and solving problems.
  • Volunteer management system knowledge beneficial
  • Animal welfare experience helpful.
  • Basic knowledge of facilities

Working Environment/Conditions:

  • Regularly sits at a computer station and operates electronic equipment including computers and phones.
  • Frequently lifts, carries, and positions objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds when moving supplies and managing special events.
  • Typically, stands, bends, stoops, and crouches while working special events.
  • Occasional weekend and evening work.
  • Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Valid state driver’s license and insurable driving record required.
  • Background check required.
  • Reporting Relationships:

  • Supervisor: President & CEO
  • Communication Strategy

  • Communicates effectively with all members of the ARLNH staff and Leadership Team.
How to Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Marianne Jones, Director of Administration & Communications at, or mail to her attention at Animal Rescue League of NH, 545 Route 101, Bedford, NH 03110.

Salary Range:

$16-$20 per hour commensurate with experience

Job Location:


Date Added: October 1, 2021

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