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Adoption Coordinator (Remote)

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Organization: Animal Place is a nonprofit sanctuary for farmed animals and an education/advocacy organization. It operates two shelters in northern California. Its headquarters is located on 600-acres in Grass Valley, (60 miles north of Sacramento) with a Rescue & Adoption Center in Petaluma. This is a remote position.

Position Objectives: To find permanent placement for hens rescued from the egg industry, various other farmed animals, and dogs. To expand and maintain adoption outreach and database.

Job Title: Adoption Coordinator

Job Status: Part-time, remote 

Reports to: Animal Care and Property Manager

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Secure placement for adoptable animals
  • Screen adoption applicants
  • Interview potential adopters
  • Outreach and engagement with animal shelters to grow Flock Partner program
  • Communicate with all potential & approved adopters
  • Maintain adopter database
  • Coordinate adoptions onsite and offsite
  • Coordinate and run adoption events
  • Coordinate transport of animals as needed
  • Develop and keep adoption ads/sites up to date
  • Collaborate with programs department to advertise adoption events accordingly
  • Assist with placement of farmed animals not in Animal Place custody
  • Monitor California shelters for farmed animals needing placement
  • Communicate with partnering shelters and sanctuaries


  • Strong communication skills
  • Volunteer or employment work in adoption management preferred
  • Strong people skills
  • Comfortable communicating on the phone
  • Enjoys interacting with the public
  • Comfortable managing sensitive situations, including declining prospective adopters
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Experience and familiarity with Google Drive
  • Comfortable and confident working collaboratively in a group setting and individually
  • Comfortable working remotely 
  • Skilled at managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines
  • Strong interest in promoting veganism and animal rights, specifically farmed animals

Salary: 17$/hr if fully remote, 18$/hr if located near Grass Valley or Petaluma CA and able to perform additional responsibilities including adoption events and animal transports- evaluation after 3-mos with potential pay increase 

How to apply: Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@animalplace.org with Adoption Coordinator in subject line.