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5 Aug 2022

Part-Time Social Media Associate

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA – Posted by PHScareers Burlingame, California, United States

Job Description

Job Title:                     Social Media Associate

FLSA Status:              Non-Exempt – Non-Union- Part-Time (20 hours per week)

Salary:                         $20.00 per hour

Excellent Benefits Package Available


Who we are: Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) is a local, private, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to animal welfare. It is our mission is to build healthy relationships between people and animals. PHS/SPCA is truly an open admission shelter, not only accepting many pet animals who might be refused at other shelters, but also taking care of injured and orphaned native wildlife from San Francisco through San Mateo and the northern half of Santa Clara County. Our work means 6,300 lives saved each year.  To learn more about us, visit


Who you are:  You are an enthusiastic social media professional eager to create awareness of Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA, its mission, programs, and services by creating social media content and communications.  Someone that truly believes in animal welfare and ethical animal rehabilitation. You also have strong attention to detail to plan and execute results-oriented social media marketing campaigns.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Act as social lead, including content creation, publishing schedule, engagement, audience growth, and measuring results.


  • Conceptualize and execute social media strategy with an eye towards developing consistent brand voices and identity.This includes collaborating and brainstorming creative ideas and new strategies for communicating with donors, volunteers, adopters, and customers.


  • Work with all departments to prioritize content and promotions on a seasonal and ongoing basis, shifting content as needed.


  • Increase both engagement and followers on social media channels through unique approaches.


  • Apply knowledge of analytics, digital media channels, and organizational needs to identify and implement new ways of connecting with and engaging members of the community


  • Develop and maintain relationships with contacts at Facebook to boost posts.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Must be able to work Sundays and Mondays. Must also have a flexible schedule and available to work nights, as needed.


  • Upon hire, must pass a background check.


  • Upon hire, must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and able to show COVID Vaccination Card as proof of vaccination.


  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s License with a clean driving record.


  • Knowledge and use of social media platforms and tools.


  • Deep understanding of how content resonates on different types of social/digital platforms, internet best practices, copywriting, and editorial style guides.


  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, ability to see a project through from start to finish.


  • Ability to maintain professional work relationships with the public, customers, volunteers, and co-workers.


  • Have a sense of humor.


Education and/or Experience:


High School diploma or equivalent; 1 to 2 years related professional social media experience. The ideal candidate will have worked in a non-profit setting producing creative and interesting content across social media platforms.


Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient with Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, etc.), digital photography, Facebook Business Suite, Twitter.


Experience with the following is a plus:

  • Canva
  • Photoshop
  • Video Editing
  • Chameleon/Case Management System
  • Google Analytics and insights for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Yelp
  • Other social media platforms such as Tiktok and Reddit



Excellent Benefits Package Available

  • Medical /Dental /Vision/Life/ Flex Spending
  • Sick, Vacation and Holiday pay
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Retirement plan & employer matching


Available to all employees with pets:

  • Free vaccines, spay/neuter, microchipping, and two pet adoptions
  • Discounted euthanasia services/cremation, bloodwork, urinalysis, prescription food, and discounts at our retail stores.



For more information about our available job opportunities and how to apply, please visit our website at



The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.  EOE/M/F/D/V/SO


Job Types: Part-Time.


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