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Events Coordinator, Food and Nutrition

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal advocacy organization, is seeking an Events Coordinator, Food and Nutrition  for the Campaigns. The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate and help execute outreach and engagement events for farm animal protection issues. 

This position will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating all logistics for the farm animal protection outreach and engagement events, including monthly or bi-monthly events for foodservice professionals, and semi-annual events for food industry executives.
  • Creating and maintaining databases of event participants, track RSVP’s for events via regular mail, electronic mail and telephone, responding to questions and inquiries by event participants, reconcile post-event databases and data entry with RSVPS and attendees and coordinate post events follow up all actions as needed;
  • Applying for continuing education credits for all farm animal protection events, maintaining subscriptions and continuing education databases based on  requirements from accrediting institutions;
  • Working with the culinary team to maintain schedule of events for “Forward Food Culinary Experiences” and assist with scheduling; will also attend events for the purpose of helping with the execution and representing HSUS to attendees and delivering  routine and/or standard presentations on behalf of the organization;
  • Tracking event performance through post-event follow-up survey and analysis; will work with food and nutrition team  to track event budget, expenditures, and outcomes, and maintain up to date budget information for “Forward Food Culinary Experiences”;
  • Overseeing event collateral and branded materials, including working with the Creative team and distribution partner on inventory and creation of new materials;
  • Assisting with intern selection process;
  • Maintaining team database and wiki (Confluence) by updating regularly with studies, templates, and other helpful resources for the team and assisting with other campaign work areas.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum of one year of experience in events planning required;
  • Must have strong attention to detail and have strong interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills;
  • Proficiency with MS Office required as well as working knowledge of database management;
  • Public speaking and presenting abilities preferred;
  • Knowledge about factory farming, nutrition/health and environmental issues a strong plus;
  • Must be willing and able to travel locally and within the US.

Please submit a cover letter and resumé using this form or fax to 301-548-7701. This position is located in Gaithersburg, MD.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identify, disability, marital or parental status, or protected veteran status.


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