Animal Place Job Openings
Current openings: F/T Social Media & Outreach Coordinator (Grass Valley), F/T Volunteer and Campaigns Coordinator (Grass Valley)  F/T Animal Caregiver (Grass Valley), Live-in unpaid p/t caregiver (Vacaville)

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

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

Additional responsibilities

  • Assist the adoption coordinator when needed in screening and scheduling adopters.
  • Assist the adoption coordinator with adoption follow up surveys 

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

Salary and benefits: Salary TBD, medical coverage, paid vacation.

How to apply: Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@animalplace.org 


JOB OPENING: Volunteer and Campaigns Coordinator

Animal Place, 17314 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949

 

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 volunteer program, manage and facilitate all campaign programs, and provide administrative assistance to the Education Director 

Responsibilities and Duties

Volunteer management

- Process and retain forms and records to document the volunteer activities

- Create the volunteer position descriptions in consultation with staff

- Develop and implement effective strategies to recruit volunteers

- Implement  interview and screening protocol for volunteers

- Orient and facilitate training of volunteers to increase their understanding of Animal Place, its mission and the role and responsibilities of interns and volunteers

- Ensure volunteer check-in protocols are followed, and records maintained

- Ensure that volunteers receive the appropriate level of supervision

- Assist with conflict resolution among staff, and volunteers

- Plan and implement volunteer recognition activities

- Conduct ongoing evaluation of the volunteer program and implement improvements as necessary

- Administer and review policies and procedures that guide the volunteer programs and services

Campaigns

- Oversee the Food for Thought program and supervise current contract employee coordinating the program

- Oversee and implement strategic planning for Food for Thought campaign with the Food for Thought coordinator

- Plan and implement campaign activities

- Assist with event planning as needed

- Interface, network and collaborate with other local and national animal groups as needed

- Represent Animal Place at events and conferences, as needed

- Assist the Education Director with all campaigns

- Perform any other duties assigned by the Education Director

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assist the education department in administrative duties, outreach, and events

Qualifications

- Strong interest in and commitment to animal rights and veganism

- Knowledge of farmed animal issues

- Excellent oral communication skills

- Experience supervising/managing employees or volunteers

- Well organized: set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities

- Relationship builder: establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization

 - Ability to professionally advocate Animal Place’s positions on issues

- Solve problems: assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.

- Experience in navigating different social media platforms

- Self-starter: can work independently; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives

- Previous work in animal protection strongly preferred (paid or volunteer)

- Personable and friendly

- Creativity/innovation: develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.

- Strong writing skills desired

Salary and benefits: Salary TBD, medical coverage, paid vacation.

How to apply: Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@animalplace.org 

Job Title: Animal Caregiver

Job Status: Full Time, Grass Valley

Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Director

Position: The Animal Caregiver assists in the care of the 300 animals (pigs, chickens, cows, turkeys, sheep, goats, rabbits) living at the sanctuary under supervision of the Animal Care Manager.  Animal Caregivers are responsible for the cleaning, feeding, and medical care of the animals.  See below for specific responsibilities and duties.

Responsibilities

  • 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 species health checks
  • Training and supervising  shelter interns and volunteers
  • Assisting with veterinary visits and setting up treatment protocols
  • Completing shelter office projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • Passionate about working for and with farmed animals
  • Previous farmed animal sanctuary experience required (1-2 years)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Comfortable living in a smaller town (next large city is >1 hour away, Sacramento)
  • Vegan diet required as a live-in

Extra Live-In Responsibilities

  • Cover shifts as necessary due to illness/vacation
  • After hours responsibilities as needed (i.e. bottle feeding infant animals, overnight animal checks for ill animals)
  • On-call responsibility 2-3 days/week

Hours/Days: 40 hours/week, days of vary; schedule subject to change at anytime, required to work most holidays

Salary: based on experience and qualifications

Benefits Package: Health insurance, vacation and some paid holidays

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

 

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



Job Title: Animal Caregiver, Live-in (UNPAID)

Job Status: Part-time (UNPAID), Vacaville location

Immediate Supervisor: Rescue Ranch Manager

Job Description

The live-in part-time animal Caregiver assists in the care of the approximately 500-2000 laying hens and additional animals, when needed. Animal Caregivers are responsible for the cleaning, feeding, and medical care of the animals.

Qualifications

  • 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)

Responsibilities

  • 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 species health checks

Extra Live-In Responsibilities

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

Hours/Days: Up to 20 hours unpaid in exchange for small studio apartment and utilities, days off vary; will work with your schedule, required to work most holidays

Start Date: August 1, 2014

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume via email to Rescue Ranch Manager Jan Galeazzi at jan@animalplace.org In subject line, write Rescue Ranch Caregiver application.

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


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