Visual Communications Coordinator

Position Description

Our Visual Communications Coordinator will manage print, social, and electronic communication channels to increase visibility and create organizational recognition; highlighting our core values, mission, events, programs and services. This position helps to create dynamic copy, content and visual imagery for Anderson’s printed publications, digital and social media channels. This role works collaboratively across the organization to understand the objectives of Anderson’s departments, programs, services, and events to appropriately address their marketing needs while adhering to Anderson’s brand standards.


Reports To: Director of Marketing

Job Type: Full-Time, Exempt or Part-Time, Non-Exempt


Responsibilities Include
  • Developing content and design that adheres to Anderson’s branding guidelines, approved messaging and style while accomplishing marketing objectives for internal and external stakeholders 

  • Contributing to the direction, strategy, and methods used by the marketing department to deliver messages that increase the number and improve the engagement level of various Anderson relationships including: supporters, staff, volunteers, media, and corporate partners

  • Creating, writing, and developing meaningful content to engage internal and external segmented audiences through various platforms and media outlets such as, but not limited to: Anderson’s website, social media, print and digital formats, event promotions, etc. 

  • Managing the development, budget, and execution of multiple marketing projects simultaneously across the organization

  • Analyzing data to measure the impact and success of Anderson marketing initiatives based on organization key performance indicators

  • Conducting industry research to develop Anderson’s best practices and cost-effective methods for communication, design, technology use to meet departmental goals

  • Other duties as assigned

Other Expectations

  • Balancing multiple projects simultaneously while managing tight deadlines, the Visual Communications Coordinator will be responsible for prioritizing projects and tasks based on department needs and overall organizational goals

  • Ensuring the accuracy, integrity, and timely delivery of all marketing materials 

  • Understanding the need to be flexible with strategy and messaging based on data analysis and/or feedback from internal and external stakeholders

  • Must be able to adapt and change quickly while handling constructive criticism with professionalism

  • Managing a work schedule that may include evenings, weekends, and holidays to ensure the success of Anderson’s marketing strategies, events, and brand awareness campaign

  • Representing the organization with integrity and kindness while actively modeling a humane, caring attitude toward all animals at all times

  • Demonstrating appreciation for all Anderson visitors, adopters, donors, team members and volunteers

  • Exemplary skills in: organization, active listening, information gathering, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving

  • Ability to receive feedback and project changes in a constructive manner and redirect strategic and messaging efforts with high degree of professionalism

Education/Skills/Expertise ​
  • 1-2 years professional marketing and graphic design experience required

  • Adobe Creative Suite proficiency required

  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, visual communications, graphic design, or related field preferred

  • WordPress website development and maintenance experience preferred.

  • Social media marketing, photography, and video creation/editing experience preferred.

  • Past professional experience in animal welfare industry a plus

  • Bilingual Spanish fluency a plus

  • Must have a valid IL driver’s license

Work Environment
  • Shared office space

  • Possible exposure to animals, high noise levels, zoonotic diseases, animal bites and scratches

About Us

Anderson Animal Shelter was incorporated in 1966 as the Humane Society of North Central Illinois. Over the years, the shelter has transitioned from a traditional community animal shelter to one of the most progressive humane societies of its kind. After the merger of Anderson Animal Shelter and Fox Valley Wildlife Center in February, 2020, our organization currently cares for over 7,000 animals each year.


Anderson’s mission is to create mutually beneficial connections between people and animals through programs that raise awareness and inspire kindness, empathy, and respect throughout the community. Anderson is a 501c3 charitable organization and does not receive any federal or state funding. The shelter supports the compassionate and humane treatment of animals through direct care, humane education, and community outreach programs. With locations in the western suburbs of Chicago that include South Elgin, Bloomingdale, and North Aurora, they positively impact the community by supporting the human-animal bond. 



All volunteers and staff of Anderson Animal Shelter must understand and accept that, even though all reasonable accommodations are made to support the physical and emotional health of our shelter animals, there are situations in which animals must be euthanized. ​

Candidates with open availability are preferred. Please email cover letter and resume to for consideration. 


Adoption Center

180 N Randall Road

North Aurora, IL 60542

Next to Pet Supplies Plus

(847) 697-2880 ext 80

Adoption Center Hours

By appointment only.


Main Shelter

1000 S La Fox Street

South Elgin, IL 60177

(847) 697-2880

(847) 697-8229 fax

Adoption Center Hours

By appointment only.


Entrance is second door

1000 S La Fox Street

South Elgin, IL 60177

(847) 697-2880 ext. 25

Center Hours

By appointment only.


Adoption Center

412 W Army Trail Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Inside Petco

(847) 697-2880 ext 90

Adoption Center Hours

By appointment only.

Shelter Holidays

New Year's Day  ·  Memorial Day  ·  Fourth of July  ·  Labor Day  ·  Thanksgiving Day  ·  Christmas Day

We will close at 3pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Anderson Animal Shelter is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS.

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