The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s most effective animal protection organization, is seeking a Program Assistant, Equine Protection for its Companion Animal and Equine Protection department. The main responsibility of the role is to serve as the primary contact for equine issues for the Equine Protection program and manage all equine related departmental correspondence (telephone calls, letters, and emails). Responsible for developing and maintaining materials and resources on equine protection issues as well as assisting the other departmental staff with assigned projects and program responsibilities.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Assisting Equine Protection staff with project planning and execution, including, but not limited to: event coordination and planning, drafting letters and other correspondence, internet research related to special issues and topics, various accounting related tasks;
  • Educating constituents and the public on issues related to the Equine Protection program and refer correspondence to appropriate department staff or other HSUS staff for response when appropriate;
  • Developing, designing, updating and maintaining form letters, fact sheets, policy statements and packets related to equine protection issues;
  • Assisting other Equine Protection department staff in managing, updating and maintaining department resources, including hard and electronic files, photo library and other databases, brochures, books and posters;
  • Drafting press releases, web stories, alerts, and campaign materials in conjunction with Deputy Director and other program staff.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • High school diploma required; Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred;
  • Minimum of one year of administrative work experience;
  • Knowledge of and experience with the responsibilities and challenges of horse ownership preferred;
  • Active involvement in the horse world through riding activities, membership in horse related organizations, or horse related activism desirable;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all segments of the public;
  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellence demonstrated by the delivery of quality and timely outcomes;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.

Please submit a cover letter and résumé 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. EOE

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