Equine Disease Communication Center
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is seeking a Communication Manager for the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC). The EDCC works to protect horses and the horse industry from the threat of infectious diseases in North America. The communication system is designed to seek and report real-time information about disease outbreaks similar to how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alerts the human population about diseases in people.
The EDCC Communication Manager will seek, receive, coordinate and communicate infectious disease information for industry consumers including horse owners, veterinarians, and state and federal animal health officials. The individual in this position is expected to have a basic understanding of horse husbandry as well as excellent communication skills. Candidates must be organized and committed to coordinating receiving, recording and the immediate transfer of information using a variety of communication systems including telephone, texting, email, Facebook, Twitter and the EDCC website http://equinediseasecc.org/. The individual in this position will help with documentation, message composition and reporting of information in coordination with the AAEP Infectious Disease Committee and AAEP staff.
Communication Manager Duties:
Required skills and qualifications:
This is a full-time, entry-level to 3 years of experience position funded annually by the equine industry.
This position is based at the AAEP’s International Headquarters located at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
Please apply by May 24, 2019.
To apply for the position send a cover letter, a resume and the names and contact information of three individuals who can serve as references to AAEP:
Director of Industry Relations
4033 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 233-1968 (fax)