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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!

Program Director

JOB TITLE: Program Director
REPORTS TO: Executive Director

JOB DESCRIPTION: Oversee all Animal Place programs, including but not limited to volunteers, interns, tours, events, campaigns, social media, website, guest house, and Vegan Republic store.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Management

  • Supervise employees in the Program Department
  • Hold weekly program department meetings
  • Meet weekly with Executive Director
  • Attend weekly manager’s meetings
  • Conduct weekly one-on-one meetings with each employee who reports to you

Volunteers/Interns

  • In collaboration with Volunteer manager, ensure the volunteer and residential internship program runs smoothly
  • Interface with Volunteer Council

Adoptions

  • Schedule and coordinate rescues in collaboration with other departments (fund development, animal care, the Rescue & Adoption Center – RAC)
  • Oversee the volunteer needs at RAC
  • Collaborate with adoption manager on flock partner/shelter and adoption placement
  • Collaborate with RAC staff on intakes and rescues

Campaigns

  • Work with outreach coordinator in creating education campaigns
  • Monitor effectiveness of each campaign.

Social Media and website

  • Supervise website content and ensure content is kept updated
  • Work with social media manager in determining content for each channel
  • Supervise and approve social media content

Newsletter

  • Develop annual timeline of newsletter production
  • Work in team environment to determine newsletter content and assigning writing responsibilities
  • Oversee the production of newsletter from content, copy editing, design, and print

Events

  • Develop annual calendar of onsite events
  • Oversee offsite tabling events specific to Animal Place and RAC
  • Assist Outreach Coordinator in developing timeline and implementation for events
  • Oversee several larger onsite events such as the Farmed Animal Conference, Music in the Meadows, Community Day, Thank the Turkeys, Fun Run, Mother’s Day Brunch, and Community Day
  • Explore new events to hold at Animal Place
  • Ensure projected attendance, income and expenses are met for each event
  • Work with Outreach Coordinator in researching speaking opportunities
  • Oversee the training and approval of tour docents

Commercial Enterprises

  • Direct and monitor merchandise purchases and sales
  • Supervise the Vegan Republic
  • Oversee the Guest House marketing and property management

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A strong commitment to Animal Place’s mission of veganism and animal rights.
  • Team player and interested in working collaboratively
  • Three years of experience in management preferred
  • Proven organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Able to meet deadlines.
  • Comfortable learning Salesforce, Classy, and Pardot.
  • Extensive familiarity with farmed animal issues and veganism.
  • Public speaking skills preferred
  • Vegan

 

SALARY: TBD

BENEFITS: Health insurance, vacation package and sick time

 HOW TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and 3-5 professional references to kim@animalplace.org

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Animal Place is a non-profit animal rights organization promoting the complete protection of farmed animals and veganism. It runs several facilities throughout California. A 600-acre sanctuary is in Grass Valley, CA serves as a permanent haven for farmed animals as well as an education and advocacy center. In conjunction with the sanctuary, Grass Valley is also home to a 15-acre residential internship property and a 7-acre onsite guest house. The Rescue & Adoption Center is in Petaluma. And, a nonprofit brick and mortar vegan store, Vegan Republic, is in Berkeley, CA. If you are unfamiliar with Animal Place, visit its website at www.animalplace.org before applying.

Please become explore our website prior to applying: www.animalplace.org


Food for Thought Wildlife & Environmental Coordinator

Organization Description: Animal Place is a non-profit animal rights organization promoting the complete protection of farmed animals and veganism. We operate several facilities throughout California. Our 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA, 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. The Rescue & Adoption Center is situated on 12-acres in Petaluma, CA, and provides a 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, visit our website at www.animalplace.org before applying.

Food for Thought Program Description: Animal Place’s Food for Thought (FFT) program works with animal and environmental nonprofits to formalize healthy, sustainable, and compassionate menu policies for sponsored events. The program is run by a remote team of part-time campaign coordinators located throughout the United States and Canada. We work with animal rescues and shelters, wildlife rehabilitation and protection groups, and environmental protection and advocacy groups to help them adopt vegan or vegetarian food policies that align with their missions. Please thoroughly review the campaign website before applying: www.foodforthoughtcampaign.org

Job Title: Food for Thought Wildlife & Environmental Coordinator

Job Status: Part-time employee, 20hr/week, $14-$15 per hour depending on experience, vacation and sick time accrued hourly

Supervision: Reports to Food for Thought Campaign Director

Location: Remote, must be U.S.-based

Job Description: The Food for Thought Wildlife and Environmental Coordinator is responsible for expanding the Food for Thought campaign to wildlife and environmental nonprofit organizations. Campaign coordinators encourage and assist relevant nonprofits in adopting vegan/vegetarian menu policies, develop resources for organizations and content for the FFT website and social media pages, and network with organizations at conferences and other events. 

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a database of potential participating organizations
  • Maintain clear, organized records within a shared Google Drive and follow standardized rules of record-keeping
  • Conduct research on target organizations’ staff, Board, supporters, and relevant internal policies
  • Introduce and present the FFT program to appropriate staff members at organizations by email, telephone, and occasionally in person
  • Professionally and convincingly discuss veganism and animal rights to organizations in service of the FFT campaign
  • Perform site visits as needed to recruit campaign participants
  • Travel, table, and speak 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
  • Co-manage FFT social media accounts
  • Teleconference weekly with Campaign Director and a team of 3+ other Campaign Coordinators
  • Work collaboratively on campaign materials and strategic planning
  • Lead projects and take direction from other coordinators on projects
  • 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 Director

Qualifications:

  • Able to work independently and as part of a small team with regular communication and rotating project-based leadership
  • Comfortable with collaborative teamwork and editing by committee 
  • Excellent organizational skills: can set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track activities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills: able to communicate effectively with colleagues and senior management, able to skillfully represent the campaign to other nonprofit professionals in a variety of settings
  • Comfortable leading difficult conversations with prospective campaign participants
  • Understand the needs and concerns of animal and environmental groups
  • Computer and social media savvy; experience with Google Drive, Weebly, Asana, Facebook, Instagram, Pardot or other email marketing software is a strong asset
  • Willing to dress and otherwise present in a professional manner
  • Consistent and reliable internet access
  • Personal cell phone with service plan
  • Experience in a non-profit setting preferred 
  • Campaign or advocacy experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

How to Apply: Send résumé and cover letter with subject line: FFT Wildlife & Environmental Coordinator to humanresources@animalplace.org


Full-Time Animal Care Assistant

Full-Time Animal Care Assistant
Animal Place Sanctuary

Organization Description: Founded in 1989, Animal Place is one of the oldest and largest sanctuaries for farmed animals in the United States. As an animal rights organization, we promote 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 an education center, a 12-acre rescue and adoption facility in Petaluma, CA, and a brick-and-mortar vegan store, Vegan Republic, in Berkeley, CA. If you are unfamiliar with Animal Place, visit our website before considering applying: www.animalplace.org

Job Title: Animal Care Assistant

Job Status: Full-Time, Grass Valley

Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Director

Job Description: Full-Time Animal Care Assistants are responsible for the daily cleaning and maintaining of animal living quarters, completing animal feeding shifts,  assisting caregivers with basic medical care for the 400+ animal residents, as well as many miscellaneous tasks such as laundry, restocking supplies, grooming animals, and cleaning vehicles. 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
• Patient and able to maintain composure in stressful situations
• 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)
• Ability to lift 50 pounds and perform strenuous/manual labor
• Ability to work well with a variety of people
• Strong communication and listening skills
• Ability and willingness to follow detailed instructions and meet time sensitive demands
• Ability to learn and process new information quickly
• Team player and self-motivator, comfortable working on own
• 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)

Job Duties

  • Daily cleaning duties and maintaining the shelter areas
  • Re-stocking feed, straw, and supplies
  • Completing animal feeding shifts
  • Assisting caregivers with basic animal health care
  • Monitoring animals and reporting animal health concerns directly to Animal Care Manager and/or Director
  • Supervising and assisting in the training of interns and volunteers

Hours/Days: 40 hours/week, full-time, five days a week, 8hr days, days off and shift times vary, evening hours required in the summer months; schedule subject to change anytime, required to work weekends, required to work most holidays

Salary: $29,120 – $31,200, depending on experience

Start Date: Immediate

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume via email to Humanresources@animalplace.org, send resume in the body of email do not send attatchments
In subject line, write Full-Time Animal Care Assistant application.

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Animal Care & Property Manager (Live-in)

Animal Care & Property Manager (PETALUMA, CA)

Animal Place Rescue & Adoption Center

Organization Description: Animal Place is an animal rights organization promoting the complete protection of farmed animals and a vegan lifestyle. The main sanctuary is located on 600-acres in Grass Valley, CA. The Rescue & Adoption Center is operated out of 12-acres in Petaluma, CA. Our rescue and adoption program 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, please visit our website at www.animalplace.org before considering applying.

Our large scale hen rescue began in 2010 and since then, more than 22,000 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 & Property Manager

Job Status: Full-time, Live-in, Petaluma location

Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Director, Hannah Beins (Grass Valley)

Job Description:

The Animal Care & Property Manager oversees the care of rescued animals, including up to 1,500 rescued hens, adoptable and permanent goats, sheep, llamas, and other smaller animals. You are responsible for managing and scheduling two part-time caregivers, including one who will reside on the property in separate housing. The Manager must be comfortable working with staff, volunteers, interns, and adopters in a polite and engaging manner. Additionally, the Manager is responsible for ensuring the 12-acre property is well-maintained and managed.

 

Training requirement: A two-month paid training commitment in Grass Valley, housing next door to sanctuary provided.

 

Qualifications

  • Prior supervisory experience preferred
  • Previous experience working with farmed animals required
  • Strong interest in saving as many lives as possible through intake, rehabilitation, and placement in private homes or other sanctuaries.
  • Passionate about working for and with farmed animals
  • Comfortable with adopting out rescued animals (current foster experience a plus)
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Can lift 30-40 pounds and perform manual labor
  • Comfortable working both in an office and outdoors
  • Strong and proven communication and listening skills
  • Able to follow detailed instructions, meet time sensitive demands
  • Outgoing, social, enjoys working with humans as well as nonhumans
  • Extremely comfortable interacting compassionately with the general public
  • Skilled at direct communication, conflict resolution, and active listening.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record (subject to verification) – this job requires being able to drive rescued animals to and from the veterinarian, to and from rescue sites, andor to adopters
  • Able to disconnect from work, take weekends, and engage in appropriate self-care.
  • Committed to Animal Place’s mission

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Animal Care Director to develop and maintain animal care schedules
  • Maintain an organized schedule and calendar of work for self and staff
  • Maintain daily animal health care and treatment records in an organized fashion
  • Oversee and aid in daily cleaning duties and maintaining shelter areas
  • Schedule and supervise health-checks, of rescued hens or other animals
  • Assist with rescues
  • Train and supervise part-time staff and volunteers
  • Work with Adoption Manager at scheduling consistent adoptions and aid adopters with that process
  • Set up veterinary visits, as needed
  • Complete shelter office projects
  • Regular and ongoing communication with Grass Valley staff regarding health, adoption status, population.
  • Supervise contract staff with grounds maintenance, and land needs.

Extra Live-In Responsibilities

  • Modification of work schedule to accommodate late-night responsibilities
  • On-call (onsite) responsibility 3-4 days a week.

Hours/Days: 40 hours/week

Salary: based on experience

Benefits Package: Health insurance, 10 days vacation and 6 days holiday pay; housing provided; utilities covered; companion animals allowed (subject to approval)

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume via email to humanresources@animalplace.org.

 

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