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Director of Communications

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Director of Communications
Position Overview
The #1 goal of Humane Action Pittsburgh (HAP) is to educate the Pittsburgh region on how to prevent and relieve animal suffering by taking meaningful action. The HAP Director of Communications will manage information delivery and help promote and maintain HAP’s image and branding.
Purpose of the Position
● Keep HAP membership informed on issues as informed by HAP leadership
● Increase visibility and impact of HAP
● Engage with membership to publicize issues involving our organization and highlight events and achievements

Duties and Responsibilities
● Develop effective messaging and communication strategies
● Create and oversee promotional and informative materials
● Assist on all forms of media, including press releases and digital campaigns, print
materials, social media, and more
● Make edits to website as directed by HAP leadership
● Make sure all HAP materials have consistent and positive messaging and branding
● Create and share HAP monthly newsletter
● Assist HAP leadership with written materials
● Work with Director of Fundraising to manage CRM
● Develop relationships and work with media outlets and other entities
● Grow awareness of HAP with the general public

Training Requirements
Training on HAP’s core values, mission, and policies, including orientation on various campaign missions and statuses. Training on CRM, newsletter, and website.

Skills and Qualifications
● Excellent written, digital, and oral communication skills
● Able to work within HAP leadership as a team member ● Find the best way to convey a message
● Creativity to produce exciting and interesting content
● Organizational skills and the ability to multitask and prioritize projects
● The technological ability to work on a variety of digital platforms and also create web and mobile content
● Self-motivated
● Ability to present yourself in a friendly, professional, and nonpartisan manner
● Ability to work independently, follow instructions, and meet deadlines
● Working knowledge of Google Drive
● Working knowledge of WordPress, Bloomerang, and GiveButter a plus

Time Commitment Required
3 - 4 hours a week. This may vary.

Dress Code
Professional dress required for professional meetings (if any). If attending an informal event on behalf of HAP, we ask the volunteer to purchase a HAP or NPP T-shirt for $7.

● Work can be conducted remotely.
● Meetings with HAP leadership will be in person at a mutually convenient location or virtual via Zoom conference.
● Attendance at HAP general meetings (Humane Animal Rescue at 6926 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208) is highly encouraged

Benefits to the Volunteer
● Grow leadership skills
● Develop communication skills
● Cultivate your passion for animal and environmental protection and put it into action
● Create real impact on the issues regarding animal welfare
● Be a valued HAP team member
● Build your volunteer resume

What Volunteers Can Expect from HAP
● Support of HAP leadership and members
● Respect and appreciation for your contribution and input

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Mission Statement

OUR VISION​ is a world without animal suffering where all beings are treated with compassion. OUR MISSION is to advance the protection of all animals by empowering people to affect change through education, policy, and community action.


SET THE STANDARD By educating the community on the most pressing animal issues of our time and recommending common sense solutions that decision-makers rely on, we set the standard in animal protection. We advance our cause with proven methods -progress over perfection, changing course when needed, being prepared, and staying well connected.

BUILD TRUSTED RELATIONSHIPS Effective advocacy happens by building relationships grounded in cooperation and a shared vision. HAP values inclusivity and professionalism.

FOSTER EMPOWERMENT We set high expectations and achieve them by working with exceptional people who bring their wide array of talents and passion for animal well-being. In order to develop a free and creative culture, we respect the opinions and ideas of others. We are committed to our team and fulfilling our mission by supplying the tools for individuals to become remarkable leaders and advocates.

CREATE COMMUNITY We are stronger together. Collaborating with colleagues, sponsors, legislators, and community leaders, we find that animal protection is well within reach.

DELIVER RESULTS We establish ambitious, clearly defined goals, and work in a systematic manner to realize our objectives and create positive outcomes. We measure our success by our ability to protect animals.



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Multiple locations Pittsburgh, PA 15203






  • 3 - 4 hours per week

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