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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s most effective animal protection organization, is seeking a Program Coordinator for its Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association – Rural Area Veterinary Services (HSVMA-RAVS). This position will work as part of RAVS core professional team to plan, coordinate and operate veterinary field teaching clinics, outreach and community development projects and support overall management of the RAVS program.

This position will be responsible for

  • Participating in preparation, planning, community coordination, advertising and implementation of community outreach and clinic projects, as well as leading direct care veterinary wellness visits, veterinary field teaching clinics and targeted spay/neuter clinics;
  • Identifying and coordinating care for animals in need of medical care and spay/neuter;
  • Serving as a liaison to connect community members with services provided by RAVS and by partner agencies;
  • Overseeing, training, teaching, mentoring, and motivating veterinary students and volunteer veterinary professionals in regards to clinic protocols and operations, clinical skills and humane ethic;
  • Providing high quality veterinary field nursing care which may include: wellness and preventative health care for dogs and cats; clinical care for infectious disease conditions; management and administration of skilled anesthesia services; assessment of anesthetic risk and development of appropriate protocols;
  • Overseeing projects to include protocol and curriculum development, data management and reporting; research and assessment projects; social media communications and other outreach efforts, assistance with fundraising and program planning;
  • Preparing and submitting project reports as well as maintaining confidential client files and information;
  • Recruiting, interviewing, assigning and managing professional and student volunteers;
  • Coordinating volunteer logistics and pre-trip preparation requirements;
  • Managing inventory, ordering, organizing, packing and transporting of equipment/supplies for field clinics as well as identifying and pursuing sources of donated supplies;
  • Maintaining a system of distribution of controlled substances for clinic use and maintenance in accordance with legal guidelines/regulations;
  • Engaging community residents in program activities;
  • Developing contacts and relationships to support increased awareness and participation in community animal health and welfare issues;
  • Actively seeking professional development opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree preferred;
  • Minimum three years’ experience in veterinary medicine or animal sheltering required;
  • Experience in field medicine and/or high quality high volume spay/neuter setting desired;
  • Credentialed veterinary technician (CVT/LVT/RVT) highly preferred;
  • High degree of knowledge and demonstrated skillset in veterinary medicine including knowledge of wellness and preventive health protocols for dogs and cats; clinical nursing care for infectious disease conditions; anesthetic induction, monitoring and recovery; field medicine decision making approaches;
  • Ability to present oneself and the organization professionally; to teach and communicate respectfully and engage positively with individuals of varying backgrounds and education levels;
  • Computer literacy and competency in Windows/Microsoft products, including Word, Outlook, and Excel required. Experience with PowerPoint preferred;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills with a strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to work long hours under difficult physical and emotional conditions;
  • Willingness to travel; ability to navigate using maps and/or GPS;
  • Fluency in English required;
  • Self-motivation, responsibility and ability to work well independently as well as part of team and with or without direct supervision;
  • Ability to lift/move up to 50 pounds.

Please submit a cover letter and resume using this form or fax to 301-548-7701. This position will be based out of a home office preferably in Arizona.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identify, disability, marital or parental status, or protected veteran status.


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