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Campaign Manager, End Inhumane Culling, N. America

World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)


Description
The Campaign Manager, IHC will work to invest key North American stakeholders in the global IHC strategy, making them aware of the economic, human health and animal welfare benefits of our work, urging them to adopt our solutions in their policy documents and leveraging them to support our key messages in national forums. S/he will also seek to engage pharmaceutical companies in becoming part of the solution by supporting communities or governments who wish to implement humane solutions with free or discounted vaccines. Additionally s/he will communicate our evidence-based solutions and successes with the media and the public to gain widespread support for our initiatives and to show the benefits of good animal welfare to humans and communities. S/he will work across both Canada and the USA.

Responsibilities:
-To develop and implement an effective regional campaign strategy to progress the goals of “End Inhumane Culling Program.” -Provides effective project management of the IHC campaign in North America to ensure agreed strategic goals are delivered in a timely and effective manner. -Actively engages pharmaceutical companies in the debate seeking out their assistance in providing free or low cost dog rabies vaccines to communities/governments that are willing to implement a humane and sustainable solution. -Engages key organizations (for example, the CDC, Health Canada, The Rabies Alliance, CVMA, AVMA) on WSPA’s solution to canine rabies control and encourages them to adopt policy statements supporting it. -Contributes to the development of innovative and groundbreaking organizational strategies. -Monitors and reports on allocated budget expenditures. -Monitors and evaluates campaign progress and liaises with IHC staff to ensure good communication between the region and the global campaign team. -Develops and maintains the highest standards of communications and relationships internally and externally and the highest standards of coordination in the execution and delivery of public campaigns. -Represents WSPA interests at events, conferences and external stakeholder meetings with an aim to build contacts and increase positive relationships with desired partners. -Develops and maintains constructive and influential working relationships with key stakeholders relevant to the campaign. -Conducts research for relevant campaign activities as required. -Follows and assesses key developments in the delivery and management of a canine rabies inoculation program. -Develops suitable materials (reports, leaflets, videos, etc.) for the campaign. -Organizes events where appropriate. -Acts as the main media spokesperson for matters relating to IHC. -Produces budgetary proposals, implementation of plans and project updates.

Qualifications:
-Bachelor's Degree required -Minimum 6 years policy campaigning and public advocacy experience Proven negotiation skills, able to persuade effectively and deliver convincing arguments -Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry -Excellent interpersonal and diplomacy skills; proven track record of interacting effectively with people and external stakeholders of diverse cultural and professional backgrounds and building and maintaining positive relationships in order to create change Proven and comprehensive track record of successful and innovative development and implementation of strategies through planning and managing policy campaigns, communications and public advocacy projects Excellent communication skills, including written, oral and presentation -Demonstrated ability to articulate the mission and vision of the organization Ability to multi-task, with excellent organizational and management skills -Ability to lead and inspire and to work well within a team environment -Ability to work under pressure of deadlines Demonstrable ability for accountability and to deliver on agreed activities to a high standard -IT / computer literate using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

How TO APPLY:
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. Please send your resume and salary expectations to the attention of: recruiter@wspausa.org. For consideration HR109-CM must be in the subject line. Postion will remain open until filled. WSPA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.

About Organization:
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has an ambitious strategy to create a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended – and we are seeking talented and passionate individuals to join our team and help us reach this goal.

WSPA is the world’s largest international animal welfare organization and continuing to grow. Across our 15 offices, we are developing programs and launching campaigns that will improve the lives of millions of animals.

WSPA employs 300+ people worldwide and partners with more than 100 local organizations. With consultative status at the United Nations, we have a unique perspective– grounded in science and results-driven, WSPA connects animal welfare with sustainable development and is focused on delivering truly sustainable practical and policy solutions.


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