The Humane Society of the United States
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Public Policy Coordinator, Puppy Mills

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal advocacy organization, is seeking a Public Policy Coordinator, Puppy Mills for the Campaigns department. The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate state and local legislative efforts for puppy mill campaigns, including commercial breeder regulations, puppy mills sales bills, and ballot measures.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing strategies to enact stronger puppy mill laws and regulations to include working closely with bill sponsors, State Directors, Animal Protection Litigation, other HSUS Departments, local and national animal welfare groups, and advocates;
  • Lobbying lawmakers to enact stronger puppy mill laws and defeat pro-puppy mill bills by testifying at hearings, drafting letters and meeting one-on-one with legislators;
  • Supporting legislative efforts with media coverage to include conducting interviews, publishing opinion editorials and letters to editors as well as maximizing social media;
  • Researching, drafting and coordinating materials to support puppy mill legislative efforts;
  • Reviewing non-priority bills that relate to puppy mills for other HSUS departments and state directors.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field or equivalent year's of experience required;
  • Minimum of one to three years of experience working on legislation or in a policy-related field required;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as public speaking skills;
  • Strong organizational skills, multi-tasking skills, time management skills, and the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team;
  • Working knowledge of local policymaking, structure and legislative processes;
  • Strong legal research skills;
  • Knowledge of animal protection issues, including puppy mills desired;
  • Professionalism, enthusiasm, and dedication to improving animal welfare;
  • Must be able to travel.

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