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Program Coordinator

The Humane Society of The United States (HSUS), the nation’s most effective animal protection organization, is seeking a Program Coordinator for its Rural Affairs department. This position is responsible for the development and growth of the Agriculture Advisory Council programs in identified states and to support the effective engagement and mobilization of the agriculture volunteer base.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Identifying priority states for state Councils, assisting in the development of Councils, and maintaining relationships with members;
  • Working with State Directors and District Leaders to identify policy goals for each state;
  • Working with Director of Rural Affairs and Senior Vice President of Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) to identify, develop and implement federal legislative and regulatory priorities to further the protection of animals and promote sustainable agriculture;
  • Maintaining existing relationships with council members and engaging them in priority legislative and regulatory priorities;
  • Coordinating messaging with internal communication departments to promote the rural outreach program through social media, and traditional media outlets;
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with other social justice organizations and individuals with which the HSUS can build effective coalitions or partnerships with which to better serve our collective mission;
  • Maintaining a database of relevant memberships and contacts accessible to appropriate staff;
  • Attending and participating in events that engage Agriculture Advisory Council members;
  • Assisting Agriculture Advisory Council members in reporting of hours and activities.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public affairs, civic and community engagement, communications, management, or relevant field or equivalent experience required;
  • Minimum three years of experience in public policy/program experience;
  • Prior office administrative experience preferred;
  • Knowledge of current political issues facing family farmers related to animal welfare;
  • The ability to build/foster relationships by reinforcing trust and respect, and demonstrating high standards of tact, diplomacy and discretion;
  • Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member;
  • Excellent interpersonal and written & verbal communication skills. Proven success in writing topical/opinion pieces;
  • Must possess strong problem-solving and decision-making skills;
  • Must be organized and flexible, with an ability to balance concurrent and competing demands and projects and adjust quickly to a fast-paced environment and changing priorities;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and social media as well as being comfortable learning new software and database systems;
  • Strong work ethic, problem-solving capability, attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy;
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders the organization’s mission, goals, policies and programs;
  • Must be able to display sound judgment when presented with uncertainty, as well as understand the necessity of moving forward and course-correcting as needed;
  • Strong interest in animal protection;
  • Must be willing to travel.


Please submit a cover letter and resumé using this form or fax to 301-548-7701. This is a remote position.

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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