o Brief Description: A program or campaign assistant assists the program manager and staff with a specific campaign within a larger, national animal welfare organization (ASPCA, HSUS, etc.). This person helps by acting as a customer service representative, developing informational materials on the subject matter, and providing assistance to the campaign or program in any other way that may be needed. This is generally a good starting position for someone who wants to work their way up within a larger animal welfare organization.
o Approximate Annual Salary: This job has a pay range that starts in the lower $30’s.
o Education Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is generally required, along with general knowledge or experience with the subject matter.
o Course Suggestions: ANSC 250 (Companion Animals in Society), ANSC 305 (Human-Animal Interactions), and ANSC 370 (Companion Animal Policy).
o Internship/Volunteer Opportunities: Interning with a larger, national animal welfare organization is a good way to “get your foot in the door” as many of their internships involve this type of work.
o Additional Resources:
§ An example of a campaign by Best Friends Animal Society: http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/campaigns/
§ Some additional internship opportunities: http://www.humanesociety.org/about/employment/internships/internships_hsus.html
§ Some additional volunteer opportunities: http://www.humanesociety.org/assets/maps/volunteer/volunteer_list.html?state=IL&state=National