Equine Program Manager

  • Animal Protection of New Mexico, Inc.
  • 301 Gold Avenue Southwest, Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Jan 23, 2019
Full time Non-Profit Other Science Strategy-Planning

Job Description

Job Title: Equine Program Manager

Employment Start Date: Immediately

Employment Category: Regular, non-exempt, hourly, full-time employment

Compensation & Benefits: Competitive salary, generous paid time off, 100% employer paid health insurance, 70% employer paid dental insurance; employee paid group vision insurance, and up to 1% of salary employer contribution to a 401k retirement plan annually.


Location: Based primarily in APNM’s Albuquerque office.


Reporting: This position reports to the Chief Program & Policy Officer.


Summary of Position:

Responsible for leading, planning, and implementing the equine protection program for Animal Protection of New Mexico, and collaborating with Animal Protection Voters staff on equine-related legislative priorities. The equine program manager’s scope of work will include domestic and free-roaming equines across New Mexico, focusing activities and resources to support the greatest number of equines.


Skills and Competency Areas:

  • Excellent assessment and planning skills, including the ability to identify issues and potential solutions/resources/tools that facilitate positive outcomes
  • Ability to implement a plan, overcoming obstacles along the way using collaboration, creativity, and innovation
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage details and multiple tasks while meeting deadlines
  • Ability to effectively and professionally communicate and work with a diverse constituency (diverse in ethnicity, gender, age, opinions, etc.)
  • Excellent “people skills” including collaboration, persuasiveness, sensitivity to others, team and rapport building, listening skills, conversational ease, flexibility, and assertiveness
  • Desire to work in and support a team environment and its goals, and experienced with team leadership, while also demonstrating independence, self-motivation, and self-confidence
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Can respond with flexibility to reasonable changes in work priorities and circumstances
  • Macintosh computer-literate, and experienced in using a variety of computer software programs including e-mail, Microsoft Office products, web-based software products, databases, and social media
  • Familiarity with New Mexico required


Travel Requirements: A moderate amount of travel around New Mexico is expected, particularly to rural areas of the state. Must have a valid New Mexico driver’s license and be able to use personal vehicle for work-related travel as appropriate.


Minimum Physical Requirements: Must be able to perform job duties in a normal office/work environment.


Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Ideal candidates will be knowledgeable of equine care and equine-related issues, with at least five years experience in program planning and management. Formal education preferred but not required.


Applying: Submit resumé and cover letter via email to Daniel Abram, Deputy Director.