The Humane Society of the United States
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Program Manager, Animal Research Issues

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal advocacy organization, is seeking a Program Manager, Animal Research Issues for its Animal Research department. The primary purpose of this position is to assist with planning, executing, tracking, and delivery of strategic objectives and priorites related to the use of animals in research and testing. 

This position will be responsible for:

  • Assisting  the department’s senior leaders in developing plans to achieve the program’s defined objectives, including identifying action items and resources, defining timelines and schedules and establishing metrics to evaluate program success;
  • Executing, managing, and reporting on the assigned program activities; will also monitor program progress and identify problems and make necessary recommendations/adjustments to ensure successful outcomes;
  • Drafting and developing materials and related communications in support of advancing organizational program positions;
  • Ensuring program information is documented and updates and reporting are provided as needed or in accordance with specified timeframes;
  • Assisting with program-related presentations and briefings:
  • Participating and  developing relationship-building with individuals and institutions to proactively influence and gain action and support of our organizational programs;
  • Incumbent will also be responsible for drafting and submitting comments to regulatory agencies; meeting with staff at the regulatory agencies; drafting legislation and/or testimony and attend meetings and work with the legislative team to coordinate these efforts;
  • Communicating assigned efforts with the rest of the Animal Research team, and utilize resources/connections from other departments in support of program objectives;
  • Assisting and influencing universities, scientists, corporations and others in support of adopting better practices that will replace the use of animals or reducing the number of animals used in testing, etc. and help drive public involvement to influence decision-makers to do the same;
  • Working to provide updates and reports for the department and for the board and assist with budget and other associated tasks.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Public Policy. Life Sciences  or other related degree or equivalent year’s of  related experience;
  • Minimum  three year’s related experience required to include general knowledge regarding the use of animals in biomedical research and testing and non-animal alternatives along with associated regulations;
  • Must have ability to comprehend scientific documentation and literature;
  • Must have proficiency with MS Office;
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills required, along with strong collaboration and influencing skills;
  • A passion and commitment for animal welfare issues is strongly desired.

Please submit a cover letter and resumé using this form or fax to 301-548-7701. This position is located in Gaithersburg, MD.

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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