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Events & Outreach Coordinator

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Job Title: Events & Outreach Coordinator

Job Status: Full-time, Grass Valley

Reports to: Program Director

Job Description: Assisting in the scheduling and managing of events, coordinating and conducting tours (guided and private); supervising tour docents and interns; running guided tours. Secure sponsorships for larger events. Expanding outreach efforts locally and onsite. Assist with day-to-day operations of Animal Place’s Guest House.


  • A strong commitment to Animal Place’s mission of veganism and animal rights
  • Ability to work independently in a fashion that maintains strong and open lines of communication with supervisor and colleagues
  • Outgoing personality and ability to tactfully deal with difficult community questions
  • Comfortable working collaboratively and able to manage stressful situations calmly
  • Proven organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Able to meet deadlines, under pressure
  • Willingness to learn and ask questions
  • Comfortable with Google Drive (docs, spreadsheets)
  • Experience assisting with or coordinating events a plus
  • Flexible schedule (Tuesday – Saturday, evenings/nights as needed)
  • Vegan

Job Duties

  • Events & Tours
    • Assist in the coordination, development, and implementation of small and large onsite and offsite events.
    • Table at our offsite events and be an Animal Place representative
    • Develop, maintain, and reach out to businesses and other non-profits to secure sponsorships for events (fiscal, in-kind)
    • Create forms in Classy for registration and follow up for all events and tours
    • Ensure all visitors are inputted into engagement spreadsheet for donor nurturing
    • Add all events and tours to Google calendar
    • Become familiar with animals and stories
    • Get trained on tours in order to run private and public guided tours
    • Monitor and track results from tour surveys
    • Communicate effectively with visitors and answer any questions, comments, or concerns
    • Secure sponsorships (fiscal, in-kind) for events and Guest House
    • Expand onsite visitorship through increased community outreach and events
  • Outreach
    • Increase outreach efforts locally to the Nevada/Placer/Sacramento County areas
    • Expand student outreach through direct contact with schools – tours, speaking engagements
    • Secure speaking engagements for appropriate staff
    • Coordinate and host local events
    • Table at local and northern California events
    • Work with local businesses and other non-profits on collaborative efforts
    • Increase engagement with local animal non-profits
  • Management
    • Train and supervise Tour Docents and ensure they are adequately trained on running tours; schedule them to run guided tours
  • Guest House duties (to be shared)
    • Process bookings and communicate with guests
    • Take on 30 minute guided tour or 2 hour paid private tour (or coordinate with tour docent)
    • Laundry and maintain cleanliness of house
  • Other tasks as assigned by Program Director

Salary: $31,500 or TBD based on experience – evaluate in 3-mos with pay increase 

Benefits: Health care (includes optometry) after 3 months; 6 paid holidays; 10 days vacation

How to Apply: Send a cover letter, resume to humanresources@animalplace.org with Events & Outreach Coordinator in subject line