Community Development

Position Description

At the Lake City Humane Society, we are helping the at-risk companion animals of Columbia County. Our employees and volunteers are raising the bar every single day. The people who work at the Lake City Humane Society focus their diverse talents on our singular mission: Assist the at-risk companion animals in Columbia County through sheltering, adoption, sterilization, and community outreach and education.

Executes a portfolio of community-based events, with accountability for significant income targets, as well as event-related mission and advocacy activities. Ensures goal achievement through the effective leadership, engagement, empowerment, and mobilization of event volunteers. 

  • Accountable for the achievement of income performance targets for a portfolio of community-based events which may include community fundraising events and other distinguished events.

  • Responsible for effectively and efficiently completing activities and meeting target deadlines in order to execute successful events.

  • Implements best practices for event revenue growth; drives and encourages creativity and innovation at the event level.

  • Monitors financial expenditures and progress against budgetary plan and takes appropriate measures to meet top line and bottom line goals ensuring a high ROI in meeting revenue targets.

  • Engages, recruits, trains and manages relationships with community volunteers to ensure successful events execution.

  • Engages the community to drive increased event participation; including event committee, teams, team members, sponsors, and youth engagement.

  • Utilizes available tools and processes to maximize event results, including online fundraising.

  • Utilizes and responds to customer experience survey, comparative event and success factors data.

  • Facilitates volunteer retention and ensures meaningful volunteer recognition in conjunction with the volunteer coordinator.

  • Establishes and utilizes defined processes to ensure timely and accurate event data entry.

  • Ensures compliance with LCHS policies, including employment, risk management, event and cash handling, and financial controls.

  • Models and fosters behavior that establishes a culture that values the staff/volunteer partnership, and is consistent with the values, goals, and objectives of the Society to create an atmosphere of trust, cooperation, accountability, empowerment, and dedication to the mission.

Position Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. One year related experience preferred, working within a multi-million dollar organization a plus.


Demonstrates Community Development Competencies: Action-oriented, Attracts top talent, Being resilient, Builds networks, Customer focus, Drives engagement, Balances stakeholders, Ensures accountability.

Other skills:


  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

  • Able to work successfully in a diverse team environment.

  • Ability to recruit, train, and motivate community-based volunteers.

  • Demonstrated ability in handling multiple priorities, project management and meeting deadlines; strong planning and organizational skills.

  • Proven relationship building, persuasion, and influence skills.

  • Strong customer service orientation, with extensive experience in effectively addressing and resolving issues with constituents.

  • Ability to proactively monitor and adjust activities to respond to changing circumstances and priorities to meet goals, proactively address issues as they arise, and mitigate risks associated to events.

  • Outcome driven; strong project management ability.

  • Able to work through others to accomplish goals.

  • Strong market, community, and constituent perspective.

  • Remains composed under stress handles responses to criticism tactfully and delivers on organizational commitments.

  • Broad knowledge of the overall structure, programs, and services of the Lake City Humane Society including policies and procedures.

  • Proficient in computer-based information systems.

Must have access to a car or be able to transport materials to and from meetings and special events/programs.
Must be able to staff evening and weekend committee meetings, events, and programs.
Must be able to lift 30 lbs and perform set up / takedown of event equipment.

We are committed to providing staff with fulfilling opportunities to learn, grow, and make an impact in their local communities. We offer staff a generous paid time off policy and retirement benefits, and professional development programs to enhance staff skills.

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About Us

Lake City Humane Society, a private nonprofit organization, was formed in late 1964 to address animal welfare issues in our community. There was no animal shelter, and little attention was paid to the hundreds, if not thousands of animals that were picked up off the streets and killed if no one came to claim them.One city employee – the “dog catcher” was hired to catch and dispose of stray and unclaimed dogs in our area.

Lake City Humane Society Provides Animal Services and Pet Adoptions for Columbia County, Florida

1392 NW Shelter Glen

Lake City, FL 32055

Phone: 386-752-3191


Hours of Operation:


Animal Services

Monday-Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Adoption Center:

Tuesday - Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Monday & Friday

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Tuesday - Thursday:

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: 386-401-1063


© 2020 by Lake City Humane Society. All Rights Reserved Worldwide

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free within the state. registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.

Consumer Services Division: 

Address: 200 E Gaines St, Tallahassee, FL 32399

Phone: (850) 413-3130

Lake city humane society  is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.