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Events Coordinator, Food and Nutrition

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s most effective animal protection organization, is seeking an Events Coordinator for its Campaigns department. The main responsibility of this position is to coordinate and help execute food and nutrition events for targeted audiences to encourage plant-based menu options.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating logistics for food and nutrition events for food-service professionals and industry executives to learn about how to implement plant-based menu options;
  • Creating and maintaining databases of event participants; tracking attendance and providing post-event follow up;
  • 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”;
  • Updating and maintaining the food and nutrition database with studies, templates and other helpful resources;
  • Assisting with other related campaign work within the farm animal protection team.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required;
  • Minimum of one year of experience in events planning required;
  • Proficiency with MS Office required as well as working knowledge of database management; must also be proficient with Google Drive;
  • 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; valid driver’s license required.

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 identity, disability, marital or parental status or protected veteran status.EOE

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