Volunteer Position Description: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


●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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About Humane Action Pittsburgh

Humane Action Pittsburgh is a group of nonpartisan citizens dedicated to advancing animal protection through education, policy, and community action.

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