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Event Coordinator

About us

Family Dog Rescue is a small, grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal shelter in San Francisco. In 2018, we saved over 1,000 dogs and found them loving homes. We are proud and honored to have saved over 6,000 dogs since our founding in 2010.


We are looking for an Event Coordinator to be the face of Family Dog Rescue while leading events in San Francisco and the Bay Area. This exciting role is mobile, fast-paced, and requires an entrepreneurial self-starter who is passionate about dogs! You’ll be part of the Development Team and will focus on the outreach, fundraising, and operations for Family Dog Rescue’s Bay Area events. Typical events include, for example, a four hour “puppy party” where you would bring a group of puppies of dogs to a corporate event.  Responsibilities of the Events Coordinator include, but are not limited to: coordinating internal and external logistics prior to event, volunteer management, communicating with partners and donors, and acting as the primary onsite point–of–contact and day–of–event manager to deliver a successful event experience for all. While the schedule for this position is flexible around events and allows for the opportunity to work remotely with check-ins, the candidate will need to be physically present at all events. The candidate will also need to spend time at our San Francisco shelter to develop a relationship with the dogs and volunteers.

The successful individual in this role will provide a high level of customer service, enjoys working with animals and people, and will enthusiastically promote Family Dog Rescue’s mission.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Manages end-to-end logistics and coordination of all events for Family Dog Rescue.
  • Acts as primary contact on the day of the event for volunteers, donors, and partners to ensure the event runs smoothly from start to finish
  • Provides onsite supervision and logistical execution of corporate, private, and internal events.
  • Ensures that any pre and post–event load–in and preparation is managed in a safe and timely manner.
  • Reviews floor plan set–up for event, dog participants, and any other staffing or volunteer requirements or production goals set forth by our partners and donors.
  • Volunteer recruitment (we have a growing pool of excellent, dedicated volunteers), communication, day of training, and retention.
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with partners and donors.
  • Outreach and fundraising for Family Dog Rescue during events (will work with Development Director to develop campaigns).
  • Research for opportunities and will network to expand events for Family Dog Rescue.
  • Content creation for our bi-monthly newsletter.


This position requires a flexible schedule with occasional nights and Sundays and consistent Saturdays, a valid CA driver’s license and car, the ability to lift 50 lbs, the ability to stand on feet for sustained periods of time, and the ability to be outside for sustained periods of time.  A BA/BS is recommended but not required.


The ideal candidate is a people person who is very comfortable managing dogs. Candidates should have strong verbal and written communication skills, be comfortable conversing with a wide range of people (from CEOS to students), event planning and/or coordination is a plus, volunteer coordination and delegation is a plus, experience with goal management; and a strong ability to identify high-impact opportunities. We’re looking for an active individual who can thrive in a fast-paced environment, is calm under pressure, has the ability to anticipate and remedy problems. This position requires a positive, outgoing, and energetic attitude; the ability to deliver high level customer service; an entrepreneurial mindset; an organized and ambitions work ethic; the ability to consistently hit daily and monthly objectives; and flexibility and dependability. Managing our newsletter will require comfort with CRM tools, email marketing services (Mad Mimi a plus), social media, and computers in general. We’d love candidates with an eye for photography and comfort with photo editing, Photoshop, Canva, or WordPress (though it is not required). Nonprofit experience is a plus.


This position reports to Director of Development. Full Time position located in San Francisco. We offer generous vacation policy, health insurance, dental insurance, and free employee parking. The wage for this position depends on the length and breadth of experience. The position will be between 20 and 40 hours per week.

Family Dog Rescue is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or inter-sex are encouraged to apply. Family Dog Rescue maintains a policy of non-discrimination with respect to employees and applicants for employment. No aspect of employment will be influenced in any matter by race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, physical disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition, perceived physical disability or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by statute.


Please submit a resume and cover letter expressing your interest in joining the Family Dog Rescue team to with the subject “Event Coordinator Position”. We’d love to know why the Event Coordinator role appeals to you, and why you are qualified for this position. Woof, woof!