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Food for Thought California & Southwest Coordinator

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


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

Education

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

Administration

  • 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

Qualifications

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

Communication

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

Administration

  • 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

Other

  • 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


Animal Care Supervisor, Live In, Full Time

Animal Care Supervisor, Live in, Full-Time

Animal Place’s Rescue Ranch

Organization Description: Animal Place is an animal rights organization promoting the complete protection of farmed animals and a vegan lifestyle. There are two facilities: a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA that serves as a permanent safe haven for farmed animals as well as education center and the 60-acre Rescue Ranch facility in Vacaville, CA. Rescue Ranch provides a temporary home for adoptable farmed animals, with a special emphasis on chickens from the egg industry. If you are unfamiliar with Animal Place, visit our website at www.animalplace.org before considering applying.

Rescue Ranch began in 2010 and since then, more than 25,000 animals have been saved, primarily hens rescued from egg farms prior to slaughter but also turkeys, sheep, goats, llamas, and pigs.

Job Title: Animal Care Supervisor

Job Status: Full-time, live-in (single occupancy studio)

Immediate Supervisor: Rescue Ranch Manager

Job Description

The full-time live-in animal care supervisor is responsible for assisting the Rescue Ranch manager in the oversight of animal care and caregivers. Duties include cleaning barns, feeding animals, and providing veterinary/medical care to the animals. Additional responsibilities include working with adopters who pick up animals and supervising staff and volunteers and filling in for the manager when requested.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 1-yr supervisory experience
  • Passionate about working for and with farmed animals, previous experience required
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Good animal behavior and observation skills
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions, including cold/wet weather (average low is 35F) and hot summers (average high is 95-100F)
  • Able to lift 30-40 pounds and perform strenuous/manual labor
  • Works well with a variety of people
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Able to follow detailed instructions and meet time sensitive demands
  • Able to learn and process new information quickly
  • Team player and self motivator
  • Comfortable dealing politely with the general public
  • Committed to Animal Place’s mission and a desire to be a part of the Animal Place family
  • Willing to work on weekend/holidays/varying shift times
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record (subject to verification)
  • Personal cell phone required (not paid for by Animal Place)
  • Vegan

Responsibilities

  • Supervising animal care and staff and volunteers during Rescue Ranch manager weekends
  • Overseeing property when Rescue Ranch manager is offsite
  • Animal feeding/watering and maintaining animal feed schedules
  • Daily animal health care and maintaining treatment records
  • Dispensing medications to sick animals
  • Daily cleaning duties and maintaining the shelter areas
  • Aiding with weekly animal health checks
  • Training and supervising shelter volunteers
  • Handling or supervising staff when adopters pick up animals

Extra Live-In Responsibilities

  • After hours responsibilities as needed
  • On-call responsibility 2-3 days/week

Hours/Days: 40 hours

Compensation: Salary based on experience, studio housing provided (including utilities), paid vacation, health insurance. Furnishings of studio apartment optional. Studio apartment is single-occupancy only.

Start Date: flexible

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume via email to humanresources@animalplace.org In subject line, write Rescue Ranch Animal Care Supervisor application.

Faxes cannot be accepted. Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing.

 


Part-Time Store Clerk

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, 8-12 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.

Qualifications

  • 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: 8-12 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.


Social Media and Outreach Coordinator

Organization: Animal Place is a nonprofit sanctuary for farmed animals and an education/advocacy organization. It operates three shelters in northern California. Its headquarters is located on 600-acres in Grass Valley, (60 miles north of Sacramento). This position will be working out of the Grass Valley site alongside a staff of twelve.

Position Objectives: To expand and maintain a thriving social media, expand our presence offline and online, and provide administrative assistance to the Education Department

Job Title: Social Media and Outreach Coordinator
Reports to: Education Director

Social Media Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist with the management of social media for the organization included but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Blog, Pinterest, YouTube
  • Expand online presence
  • Write articles/blogs related to Animal Place’s mission
  • Create content related to Animal Place and its mission for social media channels
  • Assist in the update and maintenance of website
  • Coordinate the weekly e-alert to subscribers
  • Stay informed on news and media related to social media and animal rights
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Education Director
  • Work directly with Education department on effective use of social tools to promote our message, content, and campaigns
  • Assist in the integration of social and mobile media into organization’s platform and messaging
  • Manage potential advertising in social media
  • Track analytic data with certain social media platforms and track effectiveness

Outreach Coordinator Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Coordinate Animal Place onsite and offsite events
  • Promote, assist in the scheduling of, and run guided sanctuary tours throughout the year
  • Partner and work with schools to facilitate onsite experiential learning and tours.
  • Schedule and table at offsite events related to Animal Place’s mission
  • Work to facilitate increased community awareness
  • Assist in fundraising efforts included but not limited to: facilitating email acquisition via Care2 petitions, writing text for small fundraising campaigns, utilizing crowdfunding technology for small fundraising campaigns

Qualifications

  • Strong interest in promoting veganism and animal rights, specifically farmed animals
  • Experience managing social media platforms effectively
  • Familiarity with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Tumblr
  • Experience with data-tracking analytics (e.g. Google Analytics, FB Insights, Hootsuite, etc)
  • Strong and proven ability to communicate effectively and tactfully online
  • Experience publishing on blogs, photo/video sharing sites, social networking with a good online reputation
  • Experience and familiarity with Google Docs, HootSuite, WordPress, etc.
  • Well organized with ability to coordinate large events.
  • Excellent public speaking and writing skills (samples required)
  • Comfortable and confident working collaboratively in a group setting
  • Flexible schedule
  • Skilled at managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines
  • Familiarity with fundraising platform Classy
  • Not required, but familiarity with Pardot and Salesforce encouraged

Salary and benefits: Based on Experience

Start Date: ASAP

How to apply: Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@animalplace.org with Social Media & Outreach Coordinator in title.

 


Job Opening – Full-Time Animal Caregiver

Full-Time Animal Caregiver

Animal Place Sanctuary

Organization Description: Animal Place is an animal rights organization promoting the complete protection of farmed animals and a vegan lifestyle. There are two facilities: a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA that serves as a permanent safe haven for farmed animals as well as education center and the 60-acre Rescue Ranch facility in Vacaville, CA. Rescue Ranch provides temporary home for adoptable farmed animals, with a special emphasis on chickens from the egg industry. If you are unfamiliar with Animal Place, visit our website at www.animalplace.org before considering applying.

Job Title: Animal Caregiver

Job Status: Full-time, Grass Valley

Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Director

Job Description: The Full-time Animal Caregiver assists in the care of the 200 animals (pigs, chickens, cows, turkeys, sheep, goats, rabbits) living at the sanctuary under supervision of the Animal Care Director.  Animal Caregivers are responsible for the cleaning, feeding, and medical care of the animals.  See below for specific responsibilities and duties.

Qualifications

  • Passionate about working for and with farmed animals
  • Keen interest in the animal welfare/rights movement is encouraged
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Good animal behavior and observation skills
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions, including cold/wet weather (average low is 35F) and hot summers (average high is 95-100F)
  • Able to lift 40-50 pounds and perform strenuous/manual labor
  • Work well with a variety of people
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Able to follow detailed instructions and meet time sensitive demands
  • Able to learn and process new information quickly
  • Team player and self motivator
  • Committed to Animal Place’s mission and a desire to be a part of the Animal Place family
  • Willing to work on weekend/holidays/varying shift times
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record (subject to verification)
  • Vegan or vegetarian diet preferred

Job Duties

  • Animal feeding/watering and maintaining animal feed schedules
  • Daily animal health care and maintaining treatment records
  • Daily cleaning duties and maintaining the shelter areas
  • Aiding with weekly health checks
  • Assisting with veterinary visits and setting up treatment protocols
  • Completing shelter projects as assigned

Hours/Days: 40 hours/week, part-time, at least one weekend day required, required to share holidays.

Salary: TBD based on Experience

Start Date: ASAP

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume via email to humanresources@animalplace.org In subject line, write Full-Time Animal Caregiver application.

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