Job Description: Marketing & Development Assistant – Animal Shelter

Feb 11, 2017 | Policy Library

Kansas City Pet Project
Job Description

Title: Marketing & Development Assistant
Department: Marketing & Development
Reports to: Manager of Marketing & Development
Category: Hourly
Supervises: N/A
Commitment: This position assists the Manager of Marketing & Development with various facets of KC Pet Project including advertising, events, graphic design, public relations, donor relations, etc.


  • Assists Manager of Marketing & Development with daily tasks pertaining to the department
  • Attend and manage special events, offsite adoption events and fundraising events
  • Work with media partners for KCPP related news stories and appearances
  • Design high-quality flyers, posters, web graphics, cards, etc.
  • Provide marketing collateral with fast turnaround (typically 2-7 days)
  • Reliably communicate with Manager of Marketing & Development and other staff members who may have project requests
  • Effectively communicate through KC Pet Project social media pages
  • Design elements for KC Pet Project website
  • Distribute marketing collateral in the community
  • Work adoption events at main shelter, Zona Rosa, and Petco
  • Maintain brand standards and KC Pet Project values in your work


  • Proficient in design software including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Ability to work from home from own computer/own software and at the main shelter location
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Working knowledge of typography, photo cropping/sizing, image manipulation, digital illustration, 2D composition and color.
  • The ability to write clearly and accurately using proper grammar
  • Creativity and willingness to try new approaches and receive constructive feedback
  • Self-starter who is able to work well independently
  • Must be able to work in a crowded, busy environment if necessary
  • Able to work with the KC Pet Project team

KC Pet Project is a nonprofit organization that operates the Kansas City, MO animal shelter, caring for more than 10,000 pets a year. We are the largest No Kill shelter in Kansas City and the 3rd largest, open-admission, No Kill shelter in the United States.

Please send cover letter, resume and samples of work to —– at —–.