Marketing & Community Engagement Coordinator Employment Opportunity

About HSLM:

HSLM is a charitable organization whose mission is to lead London and Middlesex in building a humane and compassionate community for all animals. We improve the lives of animals in our community by providing shelter and appropriate new families. 

What we are looking for:

How would you like to spend your mornings creating social media content and writing stories about the paws and purrs of HSLM? After lunch, you hit the town to share the latest buzz with our community of pet lovers, animal welfare friendly businesses and soon-to-be new partners.

We’re searching for an enthusiastic and outgoing do-er who gets excited about the idea of spending their workdays sharing all things HSLM with the community and building strong connections. The idea of coordinating events to support HSLM excites you, and you have the ability to oversee logistics related to our volunteer program.

As both a people and paws person, you understand that connections come in many forms and you have the skills to make those meaningful connections happen. You can create great digital and print communications including website design and can deliver an impactful message in person both in the shelter environment and in public settings.

Hours of work:

This is a full-time position working 37.5 hours weekly, however at times work may be up to 44 hours weekly. Must be comfortable with a flexible schedule as attending engagements and events during the evening and on weekends will be required.

What your workdays look like:

  • Create social media content and engage with social community members.
  • Write stories about our organization, including our animals, mission, and fundraising initiatives.
  • Research current industry and social trends, always thinking about new and unique ways to target customers, build strong brand awareness and grow our relationships with our amazing community.
  • Facilitate engagement initiatives such as the HSLM Pet Calendar.
  • Update in-house communications (such as signage) and external communications (like our website, forms, brochures and sponsorship packages) to ensure they’re up to date with current messaging. 
  • Champion the HSLM brand and culture amongst teammates and in the community.
  • Compose content for emails, newsletters and media releases.
  • Frequent in-person visits with established community partners, and cultivate new partnerships through your awesome social skills (you are comfortable walking into to a business and introducing yourself and HSLM).
  • Coordinate community events in support of HSLM, with the desire to make events remarkable experiences.
  • Coordinate volunteer program logistics, including volunteer recruitment and orientation.

What you will bring to the team:

At HSLM, we appreciate that experience comes in many forms. If your experience is similar to what we are looking for, please consider applying.

  • Degree/Diploma in marketing, communications, a related field or relevant experience.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written with ability to speak and present in public settings.
  • Exceptional customer service skills, including a comfort interacting with diverse individuals.
  • Comfort working with MS Office Suite, Facebook, Instagram, WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite (asset) and the ability to learn new softwares.
  • Knowledge and experience of the charitable and not-for-profit sector will be helpful.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and ensure compliance with pertinent legislation, regulations, guidelines and HSLM policies.
  • Self-motivated with an ability to get things done independently.
  • Strong organizational, project/time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Event organization and working with volunteers an asset.
  • The ability to have fun while working hard is necessary.
  • Team player, always willing to lend a hand and support priorities throughout the organization.
  • A genuine affinity for animals and the benefits of animal adoption.

Essential duties and working conditions:

  • Will be required to work evenings and weekends as needed, occasionally with limited notice.
  • Employment is conditional upon maintaining a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.


Our team members are important to us. In exchange for your talent and expertise, HSLM provides a competitive compensation package including paid training, HSLM branded clothes, health benefits, an employee assistance program, life insurance, opportunities for professional development, regular team building, the opportunity to walk a dog or play with a cat on your lunch break, and a fun, supportive environment.

Location: 624 Clarke Rd., London, Ontario

Terms of Employment: Salaried position working up to 44 hours per week

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Salary: $38,000 – $40,000

Humane Society London & Middlesex (HSLM) is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates.

HSLM is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes, and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, please advise us in a timely fashion of any accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

To apply for this position, please upload your resume and cover letter to the form below and answer all four questions. Please note, this is an open position, submissions are reviewed as they are received.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Given the volume of applications received, we will respond only to those candidates who are selected for interviews.

No drop-ins or phone calls please.

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