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Illinois State Director

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Illinois - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 28/03/2011
Company Name The Humane Society of the United States
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s largest animal advocacy organization is seeking a State Director for its state Affairs Division.  The main responsibility for this position is to carry out national and state agenda items and priorities within the state of Illinois.  Other duties include, but are not limited to: advance state and federal legislative priorities; build activist coalitions and work with grassroots supporters;  establish and build professional working relationships with government agencies; facilitate enforcement of animal protection laws; develop localized strategies to implement campaigns; promote emergency and disaster preparedness; network with animal shelters and federations; address wildlife issues; advance development opportunities;  and assist region with other projects as necessary.  A Bachelors Degree or equivalent, 2-6 years of experience in the animal protection field, 1-2 years lobbying experience, and grassroots advocacy and political campaigning are highly desirable.   In addition, strong organizational skills, strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to work independently and take initiative and maintain good communication, and a willingness to travel are necessary. Please submit cover letter and resume to hrjobs@HSUS.org or fax to 301-548-7701. This position is located in the state of Illinois.

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