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Position: Full-time


The Community Engagement Coordinator is a valued member of the APA team and is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing Community engagement projects or initiatives. Work includes relationship building and engagement with the community, coordinating/implementing/attending events and activities to raise funds, promote adoption, or elevate the brand awareness of the APA, serving as a representative of the APA on local media segments, and other activities that support the work and success of the APA. This person enjoys connecting with people to further our mission, and is a quick-thinking problem-solver who is creative, highly organized, and can confidently and proficiently represent the APA in the community. This position will have a flexible work environment with the option to work remotely or in the office, as the schedule allows. The compensation for this position is $43,000.


  • Build relationships with community influencers and potential partners to promote the APA mission, programs, and services 
  • Assist with special projects, events, and community engagement efforts 
  • Design, coordinate, and implement community events and activities taking place at APA locations or in support of the APA 
  • Collaborate with community partners to implement events designed to engage the community and promote the APA 
  • Serve as organization representative on media segments highlighting adoption events, pets of the week, and special events 
  • Support programs and activities to secure donor funding, including special events, annual campaigns, and other APA activities 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Exemplifies the APA’s Core Values:  

  • Communicates and interacts with others in a way that is polite and professional
  • Is respectful and courteous to others. Assumes best intentions and offers to help when needed. Is receptive to feedback and has direct conversations with teammates when necessary. 
  • Finds joy and happiness in the work being done at the APA. 
  • Demonstrates support to others and values the strengths of each team member. 
  • Shows compassion and empathy for people and animals. 
  • Is trustworthy and reliable. Can be counted on to perform work with integrity. 

Participates in creating a thriving Culture of Philanthropy at the APA by: 

  • Being knowledgeable and supportive of APA programs. 
  • Sharing a passion for service to animals, people, and our community with our guests. 
  • Serving as an inspiration to all guests by providing an exemplary level of animal care and customer service. 
  • Being able to communicate a compelling case for support that demonstrates the impact of philanthropy at the APA. 


  • Work performed in an office setting within an animal shelter 
  • Occasional lifting/moving/carrying of items; must be able to lift/carry up to 25 pounds 
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time when needed 


  • College degree preferred 
  • 2 years of relevant experience 
  • Not for profit experience preferred, and event planning experience required 
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills as well as excellent phone etiquette 
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills 
  • Must have strong organization skills and a proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a busy environment 
  • Ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple projects, and attention to detail 
  • Proficient computer skills and ability to use Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and quickly learn other software, including database systems 
  • Available to work flexible scheduling, including some evenings and weekends, as needed 


The Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA) is an innovative and progressive leader in animal welfare, dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education, and creating programs beneficial to the human-animal bond. With over a 100-year history in the St. Louis region, the APA helps over 5,000 pets find safe loving homes each year. Thousands more are helped through wellness, outreach, and supportive programs that keep pets healthy and with the people who love them. 

The APA is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where all employees and volunteers feel valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunities for employment, growth, and advancement in all areas of the organization. 

The culture of the APA is built on trust, compassion, accountability, joy, support, and respect. We continually invest in the personal and professional growth of our team members and value innovation and new ideas that make it possible for us to meet the needs of the community we serve.

Interested applicants should complete the application form below.