APNM Seeking Animal Relocation Program Manager
Animal Protection of New Mexico, Inc. (APNM), a 33-year-old non-profit animal advocacy organization, is seeking a full-time Animal Relocation Program Manager. This is a one-year position - made possible through a generous grant from the ASPCA® - reporting to one of APNM's Program Directors.
Our research shows that many of New Mexico's animal shelters and rescue organizations, via existing programs or with the aid of outside volunteers, relocate a significant number of dogs and cats to various destinations both in and out of state in an effort to increase their chances of finding homes. The Animal Relocation Program Manager is responsible for a detailed project with the ultimate goal of increasing the efficiency, capacity, and effectiveness of animal relocation efforts in New Mexico.
Collaborate closely with the Program Director and Animal Shelter Program Manager to analyze and prioritize assessment data gathered via an updated, statewide animal shelter survey.
Focus on developing systems that will:
- have the greatest impact on quality placement
- ensure conditions that support optimal animal health and well-being
- improve animal health at both source and destination shelters
- ensure more streamlined and humane transportation methods
- provide improved follow-up and reporting
- be documented through operational manuals and can be replicated
Gather new information about existing foster quarantine networks already being used in relocation efforts in New Mexico and elsewhere, and assess additional needs. Develop a foster quarantine pilot project in one community and a how-to manual.
Continue working with team leaders and committees formed following the ASPCA Relocation Conference held in Santa Fe in November 2011.
Other duties as assigned to support the fulfillment of grant provisions and advancement and success of desired project goals.
- Knowledge of current animal welfare, protection and sheltering policy issues, with special emphasis on relocation challenges
- Knowledge of shelter and rescue operations, standards and best practices
- Knowledge of New Mexico and its communities
- Ability to work with and organize a diverse constituency around a common goal
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Highly detail-oriented and thorough
- Strong ability to analyze systems and existing conditions
- Adept at problem-solving and project management
- Excellent time management skills
- Highly computer, Internet and email literate
- Work well under pressure and ability to manage simultaneous priorities
- Adept at data collection, report writing and public presentations
- Travel, perhaps extensively, within New Mexico, is required
- Travel to select destinations in Colorado may be required
- Evening and weekend work occasionally required
- Media experience a plus
- Undergraduate degree preferred, but will consider relevant experience in lieu of degree
- Preferred candidate will have experience in systems analysis and/or process management
- One to three years animal relocation experience highly preferred (shelter side or rescue side)
A competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous health benefits package are offered.
Only qualified applicants should email a cover letter and resumé as soon as possible to Leslie King at email@example.com. This position will remain open until filled.
This position is made possible through a generous grant from the ASPCA.
DYNAMIC ORGANIZATION LOOKING FOR TALENTED INDIVIDUAL
Make a Real Difference for New Mexico’s Equines
Job Title: Equine Protection Development Officer
Closing Date: Position open until filled
Animal Protection of New Mexico, Inc. (APNM), a 33-year-old non-profit animal advocacy organization, is seeking a full-time Equine Protection Development Officer. This position is made possible through a generous grant from the ASPCA® and will report to APNM’s Executive Director. Only qualified candidates will be considered.
The Equine Protection Development Officer will focus on securing substantially more funding for both the Equine Protection Fund (www.EquineProtectionFund.org) and the Equine Protection Program. Funds will be sought for immediate Equine Protection Fund direct services and long-term needs such as funding the Equine Protection Fund endowment, held in the New Mexico Community Foundation, to perpetually support direct services and program needs.
The Equine Protection Development Officer will also work with APNM's Disaster Preparedness Coordinator to identify and pursue grants that could expand New Mexico’s capacity for keeping horses safe in disasters. Expanded infrastructure designed for disaster response could potentially also be used to address immediate and current equine needs.
The Equine Protection Development Officer will work collaboratively within a larger organizational fundraising context and coordinate work with the existing fundraising team, consisting of the Executive Director, Deputy Director and Development Associate, to avoid duplicating efforts and to organize fund development in a strategic framework.
• Undergraduate degree required.
• Minimum three years successful experience in the field of development, including prospect identification, research, preparation and successful solicitation of major gifts and foundation grants, building endowments, planned giving and special events. Provide details on gifts secured. No exceptions.
• Successful experience with creating and implementing short-term and long-term development plans.
• Successful experience with grant reporting and follow-up.
• Successful experience with researching, writing, securing and reporting for federal grants.
• Ability to work with a diverse constituency
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal and persuasive skills
• Excellent time management skills
• Highly detail-oriented and thorough
• Highly computer, Internet and email literate
• Work well under pressure, able to manage priorities
• Excellent follow-up and responsiveness to deadlines
• Travel, perhaps extensively, within New Mexico is required. Must have a valid driver’s license.
• Evening and weekend work occasionally required.
• Media experience a plus.
• Preferred candidates will be familiar with New Mexico and its communities.
• Preferred candidates will be knowledgeable about animal welfare/protection issues.
• Preferred candidates will be knowledgeable about equines and equine-related issues.
A competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous health benefits package are
Only qualified applicants should email a cover letter and resumé to Elisabeth Jennings at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 20, 2012.
Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM) is fully engaged in an ambitious Equine Protection Program that has already created numerous direct services that save lives and prevent suffering from cruelty and neglect. The Program works to ensure that affordable, humane options are available statewide for horses and the people who care about them. To accomplish this goal, the New Mexico Community Foundation (NMCF) is APNM's partner in the Equine Protection Fund, which was established to create a “neutral corner,” separate from any advocacy organization, to ensure participation from a broad segment of New Mexicans. While crucial program services have already been created and used by many New Mexicans, resulting in almost 300 horses given relief to date, additional program services are necessary to achieve comprehensive coverage of the needs of equines and their families who are struggling.
More importantly, even with the existence of program services infrastructure, all services need significantly more funding to help New Mexicans fulfill their obligation to the magnificent and iconic equines who made our state what it is today. That funding needs to be sustained for many years to address the scope of horse overpopulation and the homeless horse problem made worse by New Mexico's poverty and the current state of the economy.
The Equine Protection Development Officer needs to achieve significant short and long-term funding goals that will allow the Fund's equine program services to be dramatically expanded to help thousands of horses.