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 —–.


Please keep in mind that we are not lawyers! Every shelter or rescue group (and every state) has different requirements for what a policy or job description looks like. Social Media for Animals and the originating organizations are simply providing these as examples, and do not guarantee that they would be applicable to your facility, or meet the requirements of your human resources department or applicable laws and regulations.