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5 August 2001 Issue
Job Opportunity


Lawrence Carter-Long
Communications Coordinator
Animal Protection Institute
phone: 916-447-3085 ext. 201
fax: 916-447-3070 

The Animal Protection Institute seeks to achieve equal opportunity for all staff members as articulated by federal, state and local laws. API actively seeks to recruit individuals without regard to race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, age or physical characteristics. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, training, promotion, transfer, job benefits, pay and dismissal.

Each year, API participates in the Management Center's "Wage and Benefit Survey of Northern California Nonprofit Organizations." The results of the survey are used by API to provide competitive compensation and benefits for all of our employees.

The following position is currently available at API's Sacramento, CA. headquarters:

Program Director

Job Duties: Direct all program activities including development of program materials and information for API publications. Supervise program department staff and field representatives. Coordinate news releases, media relations, and web site information with the Communications Coordinator. Represent API as appropriate at meetings, conferences, and events. Establish cooperative efforts
with other animal protection/rights organizations. Develop quarterly reports and an annual budget and campaign plan for the program department. Participate in individual animal advocacy campaigns as appropriate.

Qualifications: Bachelors degree required; advanced education in public administration, law or public policy preferred. 3+ years of management experience required. Background with a nonprofit advocacy organization, experience in public policy, and a strong knowledge of animal protection/rights issues is essential. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong leadership skills; ability to work in a team environment.

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

Please submit résumé with cover letter by September 30, 2001
by mail, fax or email (no phone calls, please) to:

Alan H. Berger, Executive Director
Animal Protection Institute
P.O. Box 22505
Sacramento, CA 95822
916-447-3070 (fax) (email)

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The following position(s) are currently available at API's Texas Snow Monkey Sanctuary:

Texas Snow Monkey Sanctuary: Internship/Volunteer Program

Job Duties: Assist staff in feeding and caring for over 400 rescued primates. Other duties may include, but are not limited to, cleaning cages, facility maintenance, updating computer records and general office tasks.

Qualifications: Graduate student, recent graduate or upper division undergraduate student. Prior experience in animal care and educational course work in primatology required for internships. Must be able to handle hard physical labor and be able to relocate to Dilley, Texas, about 75 miles south of San Antonio.

Housing provided. No benefits.

These are temporary, full-time positions. Internships are for four to six month periods and only two positions are open each year. Volunteer positions are for two to six month periods. Applications are accepted year-round.

Résumés with cover letter for the positions above may be submitted anytime by mail, fax or email (no phone calls, please) to:

Alan Berger, Executive Director
Animal Protection Institute
P.O. Box 22505
Sacramento, CA 95822
916-447-3070 (fax) (email)

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