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Wildlife Protection Manager

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s largest animal advocacy organization, is seeking a Wildlife Protection Manager for its Wildlife department. This position is responsible for providing scientific, policy and campaign expertise to advance protections for native carnivores.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Providing scientific, policy and general support on wildlife protection issues for the assigned section and assisting in the development of the organization’s message, goals, strategy and materials relating to assigned wildlife protection campaign;
  • Working with HSUS departments and affiliates to enact state and federal legislation and regulations to enhance wildlife protections, and defeating proposed state and federal legislation and regulations that repeal or reduce existing wildlife protections;
  • Creating and managing strategic coalitions and relationships with other organizations, advocates, legislators, and agencies, and tracking legislative and regulatory activity;
  • Developing and managing the creation of campaign materials, including LTEs, op-eds, reports, fact sheets, toolkits, and online and social media content;
  • Conducting media interviews, giving speeches, engaging in public debates, and other public-facing spokesperson roles to advance wildlife protection public policies;
  • Collaborating with HSUS State and Regional Directors to develop strategies and tactics to advance wildlife protection priorities in their states;
  • Building public support for policy priorities through grassroots engagement and the media;
  • Monitoring and understanding opposition publications, positions, and tactics;
  • Attending regularly scheduled meetings, preparing assigned reports and other administrative duties.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a political science, social/natural science or related field, or equivalent work experience required, Master’s degree is a plus;
  • Minimum three years’ experience in public policy advocacy and campaign implementation, public policy research, or legislative affairs;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong research, advocacy, reading, analytical, and critical thinking skills;
  • Working knowledge of wildlife protection issues and the state and federal wildlife management infrastructure;
  • Working knowledge of local, state, and federal policymaking structure and legislative processes;
  • Proficient computer skills to include Microsoft Office, document organization, document and graphic creation and design, internet and online research tools;
  • Ability to exercise discretion, keeping in mind the confidential nature of some aspects of the work;
  • Maintain enthusiasm and strategic thinking to help drive priority issues and goals forward;
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills with demonstrated flexibility, and the ability to manage multiple and often changing priorities, while meeting time sensitive deadlines and deliverables;
  • Must be able to travel

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

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