Community Outreach Coordinator - Ontario SPCA

Apr 28, 2024
Orangeville, Ontario
Who We Are

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity and has been operating for nearly 150 years. The Society provides care, comfort, and compassion to animals in need in communities across Ontario; we value all animals and advocate to treat them with respect and kindness. We strive to keep pets and families together and do so through a variety of community support services.


Position: The Community Outreach Coordinator is an integral part of the local community, increasing awareness and relevance of the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society.   The goal is to keep pets and people together while improving animal welfare. The Community Outreach Coordinator will report to the Regional Manager, Community Outreach Services and will work as part of a network of relevant community-based organizations and social service agencies to support animals in need. This position is an outreach position where community presence and engagement are key.  

Status:                   Full-time, Permanent

Location:             2 Positions Available:  Orangeville and Cornwall

This role travels regularly throughout the assigned region within Ontario to ensure the effective and impactful delivery of outreach services and programs.

Essential Duties Snapshot

Community Outreach and Programs
  • Facilitate partnerships with community-based organizations, social service agencies, municipal government and community organizations and advocate for the integration of pet-related services within existing delivery systems. Strong focus on cultivating partnerships with the goal of identifying areas of need within the community.   
  • Ensures the success of the Humane Education program by supporting the volunteer teaching team, promoting the humane education program in the community, and facilitating the effective delivery of the Humane Education program. 
  • Forge relationships with community members to expand knowledge of Ontario SPCA programs and services. 
  • Deliver training and presentations to community-based organizations, government agencies and first responders on animal welfare topics and the inclusion of animals in human services. 
  • Recruit, coordinate and support volunteers to support the effective delivery of Outreach programs and services including education programs and community events.
  • Attends relevant community meetings; participating in community events that promote partnerships, strengthen relationships with social service partners and benefit the community. 
  • Coordinate the delivery of community support programs such as food support to food banks and mobile wellness events targeted at vulnerable animals. 
  • Oversees the planning and execution of existing community fundraising events and campaigns, including peer to peer, virtual and in-person (Cupcake Day, Sweat for Pets) 
  • Seeks new opportunities to engage and grow community fundraising partnerships and revenue through third party and volunteer-led events. 
Why You Should Join Our Team?
  • Be part of an energetic team environment with others who share your passion for animal wellbeing!
  • Competitive compensation package including medical, dental and vision benefits and paid sick time.
  • Employee Family Assistance Program and flexible work opportunities
Do You Have What it Takes?
  • Diploma or bachelor’s degree (or relevant experience) in the field of animal welfare, social studies, or social work.  
  • Experience providing and coordinating direct services to diverse audiences.  
  • Event planning/fundraising and presentation facilitation experience.
  • Three years or equivalent animal sheltering, community outreach and/or social services experience.  
  • Significant understanding of systemic issues that affect underserved populations and commitment to serve the community.  
  • Experience working with and managing volunteers.
  • Comfortable in large group settings and speaking with the public, as well as giving online and in-person presentations. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle for travel within designated area.
  • Must have open availability including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays.  
  • Preference will be given to candidates that reside in the local area. 
We Can’t Wait to Meet You!

Please forward your resume and cover letter to:
AnneMarie Dupuis
Human Resources Business Partner
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

Please quote “Community Outreach Coordinator – (Location)” in the subject line.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest in the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society provides accommodation during all stages of the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please advise us if you are contacted for an interview and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or .
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