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Title: Equine Protection Development Officer Closing Date: November 21, 2012
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 ismade 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 Fund has helped almost 300 horses. Much more can be done to help our state’s horses with broad participation from caring New Mexicans.
The Equine Protection Development Officer will focus on securing substantially more funding for both the Equine Protection Fund 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 email@example.com by November 21, 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 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.