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Want to put your compassion into action and join a dedicated team of activists and animal lovers at Animal Place sanctuary? Check out our job openings!

Education and Membership Coordinator

Animal Place

Membership & Education Coordinator

About the position: The Membership & Education Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the donor database, processing gifts through the database as well as developing and implementing activities designed to attain and retain donors. Additionally, the Coordinator assists the Education team with events, tours, and other educational activities.

Main job tasks and responsibilities

Donor communication

  • Prepare and edit donor correspondence
  • Generate donor prospect leads through a variety of sources
  • Identify and invite donors to Animal Place events
  • Prepare acknowledgement letters and thank donors for their gifts
  • Contact donors to resolve questions, inconsistencies, and issuing data related to their donations
  • Return phone calls and emails from donors with questions/issues
  • Phone donors to thank for their contributions
  • Call donors to solicit gifts

Donor database

  • Input donor information into database (Salesforce)
  • Merge data from the database, print letters, check for errors, route for signing and mailing
  • Make necessary corrections to information entered in the database and keep track of the corrections

Generate detailed and appropriate reports through Salesforce

  • Create and implement a donor recruitment plan
  • Promote Animal Place to prospective donors
  • Develop and implement plan for upgrading giving level of existing donors

Monthly donors

  • Coordinate the monthly giving program (craft monthly correspondence letter, prepare mailing labels, oversee credit card deductions, send monthly communication via snail mail and email
  • Assist the director increase number of monthly donors and giving amounts
  • Familiar with or quick to learn Pardot marketing tool and Classy fundraising platform


  • Assist with sanctuary events
  • Assist Education Director when requested
  • Provide support with social media
  • Schedule guided and private tours


  • Compile donor packets
  • Assist Executive Director when requested
  • Submit matching gift request forms
  • Supervise data entry staff

Required skill sets

  • Familiar with donor management systems (e.g. Salesforce)
  • Writing and copy editing (include samples)
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Familiar with social media channels and technology
  • Computer and relevant software
  • Understanding of standard office administrative practices and procedures
  • Able to analyze and problem solve individually and cooperatively
  • Sound judgment and decision-making


Animal Issues

  • Knowledge of and interest in veganism and animal rights issues
  • Support of Animal Place’s mission and campaigns
  • Adherence to a vegan lifestyle


  • Experience in communications, public relations or nonprofit membership
  • Excellent written and verbal skills


  • Experience working with donor databases, specifically Salesforce (or comparable)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Work style

  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Comfortable working collaboratively
  • Possess an open communication style
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Self-motivated, energetic learner
  • Highly organized with ability to meet tight deadlines


  • Experience with nonprofit organizations
  • Familiarity with Salesforce, Pardot, and Classy ideal but not required
  • College degree preferred but not required
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.
  • Comfortable with country and small town living

Salary and benefits: Salary based on experience, medical coverage, paid vacation and holidays.

How to apply: Send resume and cover letter with Subject Line: Education/Membership Coordinator to humanresources@animalplace.org

About Animal Place: Animal Place is a nonprofit sanctuary for farmed animals and an education/advocacy organization. It operates several facilities: a 600-acre permanent sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA; a 60-acre farmed animal adoption center in Vacaville, CA; a brick and mortar vegan store in Berkeley, CA; a 15-acre residential internship property in Grass Valley; and a 7-acre onsite Guest House and educational site in Grass Valley, CA (next door to the sanctuary).

Please visit our website prior to applying: www.animalplace.org

Part-Time Store Clerk

Animal Place’s Vegan Republic Store

Organization Description: Animal Place is an animal rights organization promoting the complete protection of farmed animals and a vegan lifestyle. There are three facilities: a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA that serves as a permanent safe haven for farmed animals as well as education center, the 60-acre Rescue Ranch adoption facility in Vacaville, CA, and our brick-and-mortar vegan store the Vegan Republic. Rescue Ranch provides temporary home for adoptable farmed animals, with a special emphasis on chickens from the egg industry. Animal Place’s Vegan Republic is located in Berkeley, CA and delivers vegan food and merchandise to customers with all profits benefiting the sanctuary. If you are unfamiliar with Animal Place, visit our website at www.animalplace.org before considering applying.

Job Title: Store Clerk at Animal Place’s Vegan Republic, 1624 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

Job Status: Part-time, 12-20 hours/week

Job Description: The Store Clerk assists with placing orders, tracking inventory, customer relations, organizing store events, assisting with product placement, social media, and promoting the store.


  • Experience in retail, preferred
  • Team player
  • Interested in promoting animal rights and Animal Place’s mission
  • Able to follow detailed instructions and meet time sensitive requests
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds comfortably
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record (subject to verification)
  • Familiarity with Shopkeep preferred but not required
  • Vegan

Job Duties

  • Work closely with Manager in all store duties
  • Assist in placing orders with vendors
  • Tracking inventory and modifying purchasing based on results
  • Maintaining a clean and organized floor and office
  • Assist in coordinating onsite events
  • Assist in communicating to Grass Valley social media and outreach staff
  • Maintaining and enforcing pricing policies
  • Picking up local orders
  • Help recruit, train, and schedule volunteers
  • Table at outreach events
  • Assist customers
  • Respond to consumer complaints, concerns, and requests
  • Determine marketing strategy changes by reviewing operating and financial statements
  • Submit weekly reports that include income, expenses, details of best sellers
  • Help maintain daily sales log

Hours/Days: 12-20 hours/week, part-time, required to share holidays.

Salary: Hourly rate TBD based on experience

Start Date: Immediate

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume via email to humanresources@animalplace.org. In subject line, write Store Clerk application.

Faxes cannot be accepted. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.