Rescue Group Coordinator Position with HSUS in Gaithersburg, MD

We are happy to share this posting for an open position on behalf of our friends at The Humane Society of the United States:

Rescue Group Coordinator

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the largest animal protection organization in the nation, seeks to fill a newly created position, Rescue Group Coordinator, to serve as a liaison between The HSUS and the all-pet and breed-specific rescue group communities and to enhance ability of HSUS to meet the unique needs of rescue groups.

The general responsibilities of the new Rescue Group Coordinator will include creating new tools and programs to assist rescue groups in their work, improve relationships and collaboration between rescue organizations and traditional brick-and-mortar shelters, and assess existing HSUS programs to enhance rescue group participation and support to ultimately increase pet adoption and rescue. Candidates for the position must not only have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 4-6 years personal experience with rescue groups, they must demonstrate a strong history of coalition building, community activism, and program implementation and development.

Candidates must also have excellent writing, research and verbal communication skills, a willingness to travel, and media savvy. Salary range for this position is in the low $40s, based on qualifications and experience. Please submit a cover letter and resume via The HSUS website at by following the directions within the Rescue Group Coordinator job description or fax to 301-548-7701. This position is based in Gaithersburg, MD (candidates must be willing and able to relocate upon hiring).