Program Positions

Hinsdale Humane Society
Humane Education Program Manager
Full Time: 40 hours per week
Reports to: Operations Director

Hinsdale Humane Society’s Humane Education Program teaches both children and adults to respect, protect, and understand the animals that share our world. The program focuses on animal welfare, practicing safe interactions with animals and  encourages compassion and inclusivity.

The Humane Education Manager is responsible for creating and presenting programs and information reaching people of all ages concerning the welfare of animals consistent with the mission, philosophy and values of Hinsdale Humane Society.

This position requires a combination of teaching and administrative duties including: managing the day-to-day program needs, curriculum development and coordination of programs and events, pet camps (summer, weekend, after school, holidays and/or special occasions) and supervision of program staff and volunteers. Additionally, flexible hours are required to accommodate the wide range of scheduling needs of programming.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Manage all shelter and community education programs
  • Develop and evaluate education curricula, programs, community engagement and humane education resources.
  • Oversee the Junior Board of HHS, including recruiting, engaging, motivating, training and retaining high school members.
  • Develop and implement seasonal camps programs to teach campers about safe interactions with animals, animal welfare, and compassion. Manage part-time seasonal staff.
  • Implement birthday parties at the shelter for the general public.
  • Communicate a positive image of Hinsdale Humane Society.
  • Represent the society at educational events throughout the community
  • Manage humane educator and humane educator: birthday coordinator
  • Coordinate and facilitate pet loss grief support group
  • Facilitate safe interactions between guests and animals
  • Conduct tours of the facility for visiting groups
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and Operations Director

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of teaching methods to accommodate students’ varied learning processes.
  • Skill in lesson planning and presentation.
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills to build partnerships with community organizations.
  • Knowledge of animal welfare issues; highly motivated toward promoting animal welfare and protection.
  • Ability to perform well under pressure.
  • Ability to organize, supervise and motivate volunteers.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Environment / Physical Demands:
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. There may be occasional wet floors, animal noises, odors, and  dander. Most time will be spent in a typical air-conditioned and heated office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

To Apply:

Please complete our survey AND direct resumes, cover letters, and any questions to Careers@hinsdalehumanesociety.org.