Senior Manager of Equine Welfare

The ASPCA has launched the new Department of Equine Welfare with a strategic and ambitious plan aimed at assuring all equines have good welfare.  We have opened a Senior Manager of Equine Welfare position to play a vital role implementing the ASPCA’s Equine Welfare work. The senior manager will be responsible for project management, program measurement as well as relationship development within the equine industry.  If you have outstanding interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment or independently, with a high degree of integrity and accountability, read more below and click the link to learn more


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Program Management (45%)

  • Manage equine related projects and pilots aimed toward achieving our outcomes
  • Manage, with other team members,  the Help a Horse Day contest aimed at increasing the homes for horses in rescue facilities
  • Work with internal teams and external clients to develop and execute project plans
  • Gather sufficient information to recommend new opportunities and, in partnership with the VP, Equine Welfare, act swiftly to propose a course of action
  • Provide operational support as appropriate for other ASPCA departments that support equine work
  • Seek to understand others’ perspectives and come together with others to achieve collective goals
  • Other duties as required

Data Tracking and Analysis (20%)

  • Work with Strategy, Research and Development and the Equine Data Coalition to develop processes for impact measurement
  • Manage data input and basic analysis of impact
  • Create documents for communicating data findings for multiple stakeholders
  • Guide interpretation of findings and their application to decision making for Equine Welfare projects
  • Work collaboratively with the ASPCA’s Strategy and R&D department

Equine Strategy and Relationship Development (35%)

  • Assist in the development of relationships within the equine industry
  • Stay abreast of the latest developments affecting equines including technologies, products, standards, media and campaigns
  • Form authentic, trusting relationships across ASPCA departments to enhance individual and team performance


  • Bachelor’s Degree required in a relevant field such as Equine Science and Equine Studies
  • Graduate Degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience a plus


  • At least 5 years’ experience working directly in the equine industry
  • At least 3 years’ experience in managing projects
  • At least 2 years’ experience in data management
  • Ranch experience a plus
  • Experience working with government organizations and regulatory agencies a plus

Knowledge Requirements:

  • In-depth knowledge of equines and the equine industry
  • Knowledge of agricultural practices relating to equines
  • Basic awareness of positions of animal welfare organizations, veterinary associations and industry groups on equine issues

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