The American Veterinary Medical Association, the national not-for-profit professional association established in 1863 and representing more than 84,000 veterinarians, is seeking an Assistant Director for our Animal Welfare Division, located at AVMA headquarters in Schaumburg, IL.
Reporting to the Director of the Animal Welfare Division, this position will assist the Director and other Division staff in implementing AVMA policies and objectives relating to the welfare of animals used for companionship, working and performing. The position carries secondary responsibilities for welfare issues and programs affecting laboratory animals, aquatic animals, and horses, and assists with human-animal bond-related projects. The Assistant Director provides scientific staff support for assigned committees that develop and recommend policy for the AVMA, and oversees approved programs (including field service programs) to achieve the Association’s purpose, goals and communication strategies related to the welfare of companion, working and performing animals, and their interactions with people. This individual will work collaboratively with volunteer leadership and other staff to identify and research related issues of importance to the profession. The Assistant Director will also work with other staff to develop and maintain informational and educational materials and programs addressing the welfare of animals used for companionship, working and performing.
The AVMA offers a supportive work environment and excellent benefits. The application deadline is 2/19/14. Submit applications with salary requirements to: email@example.com.
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The qualified candidate will hold a DVM/VMD and must be able to synthesize information, and write clearly, logically, and persuasively on complex scientific subjects for scientific and nonscientific audiences. Shelter medicine training/experience and clinical practice experience a plus. Must be able to critically review the scientific literature, as well as be skilled in facilitation of consensus among multiple perspectives. Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills are required, because this individual must be able to interact effectively with the scientific and nonscientific communities. Strong computer skills and some travel required.