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Coordinator, Federal Affairs

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s largest animal advocacy organization, is seeking a Coordinator, Federal Affairs, who will work closely with the Federal Affairs team to provide organization and support for federal policy endeavors.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating the intern program which entails overseeing the daily activities of interns, supplying guidance and details for projects and reviewing progress;
  • Providing administrative assistance regarding submission of communication and Animal Protection Litigation (APL) requests, and maintaining correspondence lists for congressional offices;
  • Monitoring the introduction of bills, notice of hearings and votes, notices for agency rules, policies, and audits and providing the information to the appropriate staff in HSLF, APL, and programs/campaigns;
  • Preparing and maintaining legislative and regulatory documents including priority factsheets, cosponsor lists, endorsement lists, and agency briefing documents;
  • Drafting grassroots alerts and social media posts for legislative and regulatory actions in coordination with HSLF/HSUS communications staff;
  • Coordinating event planning to include, Taking Action for Animals (TAFA)/Lobby Day, annual Congressional Humane Awards reception, and Congressional Animal Protection Caucus briefings;
  • Providing research needed to support legislative and regulatory actions;
  • Overseeing all aspects of putting together the annual Humane Scorecard including regularly maintaining cosponsor and leadership information for the Humane Scorecard;
  • Assisting with all accounting requests and providing general office support.


  • College degree preferred or equivalent experience;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • General understanding of regulatory and legislative process;
  • Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member;
  • Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software (Word, Excel), presentation software (PowerPoint);
  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellence demonstrated by the delivery of quality and timely outcomes;
  • The ability to build/foster relationships by reinforcing trust and respect, and demonstrating high standards of tact, diplomacy and discretion;
  • Provide guidance to interns.

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

Please submit a cover letter and resume via The HSUS website at www.humanesociety.org/about/employment/ or fax to 301-548-7701. This position will be based in our Washington, DC office. 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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