Summary of Position:
Position Responsibility: To bring about systemic change in animal practices and policies in New Mexico by ensuring robust and effective program services that augment organizational program and policy efforts.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
• Develop and ensure effective implementation of Humane Communities projects in target communities in New Mexico, including McKinley County, Mora County, Santa Fe County, City of Albuquerque, and Guadalupe County
• Ensure the effective implementation of the Teaching Compassion for Animals program and it services
• Ensure the appropriate delivery of superior services through APNM’s Helplines and Hotlines
• Ensure the management of prioritized local ordinance improvement projects
• Prioritize, plan, and implement efforts that support animal control/care, animal shelter, and spay/neuter programs
• Evaluate and implement adjusted strategies for APNM’s priority community programs
Skills and Competency Areas:
· Experience with effective management and team leadership
· Ability to assess and solve problems, identify issues and address conflicts, and articulate potential solutions
· Ability to effectively and professionally communicate and work with a diverse constituency (diverse in ethnicity, gender, age, opinions, etc.)
· Excellent “people skills,” including negotiation skills
· Desire to work in and support a team environment and its goals
· Self-motivated, self-confident, persistent, resourceful
· Excellent and persuasive writing skills, verbal communication skills, and listening skills
· Can respond with flexibility to reasonable changes in work priorities and circumstances
· Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines
· Computer-literate and experienced in using a variety of computer software including e-mail, Excel, Word, Powerpoint
· Familiarity with New Mexico preferred
Only occasional/intermittent travel is required to locations throughout New Mexico.
Minimum Physical Requirements: No special requirements
• Experience working with local, state, and/or federal government employees to plan, implement, and assess policies and programs
• Experience in researching and pursuing program funding from private and other sources
• College degree preferred, but extensive relevant experience is an adequate substitution
About Animal Protection of New Mexico, Inc.
Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM) is a statewide nonprofit animal advocacy organization that started in 1979, with a paid staff 20 individuals and numerous volunteers. With offices in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, Animal Protection of New Mexico is an equal opportunity employer whose work, approaches, and decisions are informed by guiding principles. Our dedication to employee health and wellness is reflected in the generous benefits package we offer, including opportunities for mindfulness training to help employees build resilience over time, the ability to earn flexible work arrangements, and more.