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Food for Thought California & Southwest Coordinator

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Food for Thought California & Southwest Coordinator
Part-Time, Contract, Remote Position (must reside in California)

Organization Description:
Animal Place is a non-profit animal rights organization promoting the complete protection of farmed animals and a vegan lifestyle. We operate several facilities throughout California. Our 600-acre sanctuary is in Grass Valley, CA; it serves as a permanent safe haven for farmed animals as well as an education and advocacy center. In conjunction with the sanctuary, Grass Valley is also home to our 15-acre residential internship property and a 7-acre onsite guest house and educational site (next door to the sanctuary). The 60-acre Rescue Ranch facility in Vacaville, CA, provides temporary home for adoptable farmed animals with a special emphasis on chickens from the egg industry. Our non-profit brick and mortar vegan store, Vegan Republic, is located in Berkeley, CA. If you are unfamiliar with Animal Place, please review our website before considering applying.

About the Position:
The Food for Thought (FFT) California & Southwest Coordinator is responsible for establishing and expanding the FFT campaign within their assigned region, which includes: California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah. The regional coordinator will identify and recruit campaign endorsers, encourage and assist relevant nonprofits to adopt vegan/vegetarian menu policies, develop content for the FFT website and social media, and network with sheltering organizations at conferences and events. Please visit foodforthoughtcampaign.org to familiarize yourself with the campaign.

Reports to: Campaign Manager

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Construct and maintain contact database of potential campaign endorsers and supporters
• Conduct research on target organizations’ management staff and relevant internal policies
• Introduce and present the FFT program to appropriate staff members by email and telephone
• Professionally and convincingly discuss veganism and animal rights in service of the FFT campaign
• Perform site visits as needed to recruit campaign participants and endorsers
• Table on behalf of the campaign at relevant festivals, conventions, and conferences
• Develop content for the FFT website and Animal Place social media that furthers the goals of the campaign
• Teleconference weekly with Campaign Manager and four other Regional Coordinators
• Understand Animal Place’s policies and positions regarding key animal protection issues; appropriately and accurately represent those policies when interacting with the public or otherwise representing Animal Place.
• Perform other duties and functions as assigned by Campaign Manager

Qualifications:
• Able to work independently but also as part of a small team
• Excellent organizational skills: can set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track information and activities
• Excellent oral and written communication skills; able to communicate effectively with senior management
• Understanding of the needs and concerns of animal shelters, humane societies, and other animal protection organizations
• Computer literate and internet savvy; experience with Google Drive is an asset
• Consistent and reliable internet access
• Personal cell phone with service plan
• Willing to dress and otherwise present in a professional manner
• Reliable personal transportation and current driver’s license
• Experience in non-profit settings preferred (not required)
• Campaign experience preferred (not required)
• Bachelor’s degree preferred (not required)

Job Status: Part-Time Contract, 20hr/week, Hourly wage based on experience

How to apply: Send résumé and cover letter with subject line: FFT Southwest Coordinator to humanresources@animalplace.org