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Intern and Volunteer Coordinator

INTERN AND VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

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 Status: Full-Time Employee, 40 hours per week
Supervision: Reports to Program Director
Salary: $32,000 – $34,000, depending on experience
Benefits: Paid vacation/holiday time. Health insurance after probation period.
Location: Grass Valley, California
Start Date: Immediate

Job Description: The Intern and Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and developing all aspects of Animal Place’s residential intern program and volunteer programs throughout all facilities. They will recruit, screen, hire, and train interns and volunteers, provide mentoring and education, manage scheduling and day to day coordination, maintain personnel records, and facilitate evaluations and appreciation activities.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Volunteer Coordination

  • Develop and implement effective strategies to recruit volunteers
  • Process and retain forms and records for volunteer personnel and document volunteer activities
  • Orient and facilitate training of volunteers to increase their understanding of Animal Place, its mission, and the roles and responsibilities of volunteers
  • Ensure volunteer protocols are followed and volunteers receive appropriate level of supervision
  • Contact and schedule volunteers for all volunteer needs across Animal Place’s programs and facilities
  • Coordinate volunteers for events
  • Use scheduling software and e-marketing tools for communications
  • Write and distribute quarterly volunteer newsletter and ongoing communications with volunteer personnel
  • Assist with conflict resolution among staff and volunteers
  • Plan and implement volunteer recognition activities
  • Oversee Volunteer Facebook group and direct a Volunteer Council of experienced volunteers
  • Conduct ongoing evaluation of the volunteer program and implement improvements as needed
  • Conduct annual volunteer program evaluation survey
  • Prepare quarterly and annual program reports

Intern Management

  • Develop and implement effective strategies to recruit interns for Grass Valley sanctuary
  • Screen applicants via email, phone, and Skype interview and maintain relevant records of screening process
  • Process intern scholarship applications and arrange stipend payments; interface with scholarship donor as needed
  • Provide or arrange transportation for interns to/from Sacramento Airport, weekly grocery shopping, and weekly enrichment activities
  • Orient interns to familiarize them with Animal Place, the rules and policies of the intern program, and intern housing
  • Develop, schedule, and execute weekly educational enrichments for interns at the sanctuary and off-site
  • Mentor interns in becoming more familiar with sanctuary work, animal advocacy, and the animal rights movement
  • Oversee intern house and ensure that necessary maintenance is performed, and house supplies remain stocked
  • Oversee Animal Place Sanctuary Interns Facebook page and Intern Alumni Facebook group
  • Assist with conflict resolution among interns and between interns and staff
  • Conduct exit interviews for departing interns
  • Conduct ongoing evaluation of the intern program and implement improvements as needed
  • Prepare quarterly and annual program reports

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assist the education department with other duties as needed, particularly community outreach and events

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in and commitment to animal rights and veganism
  • Knowledge of farmed animal issues
  • Extremely well organized: set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, and activities
  • Relationship builder: establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization
  • Problem solver: assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem
  • Creativity/innovation: develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities
  • Self-starter: can work independently and enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Personable and friendly
  • Ability to professionally advocate Animal Place’s positions on issues
  • Valid Driver’s License and good driving record
  • Experience supervising/managing employees or volunteers strongly preferred
  • Previous volunteer or paid work in animal protection strongly preferred
  • Experience in navigating different social media platforms preferred
  • Experience with Google Drive preferred

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume via email to humanresources@animalplace.org. In subject line, write “Intern and Volunteer Coordinator Application”.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.


Events & Outreach Coordinator

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.

Qualifications

  • 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


Part-Time Animal Care Assistant

Part-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: Part-Time, Grass Valley

Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Director

Job Description: Part-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: Part-time TBD

Salary: Based 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.

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


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: Based 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.

Faxes cannot be accepted. Please allow 2-3 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, a 12-acre Rescue and Adoption Center in Petaluma, 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, 15-20 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) – preferred but not necessary
  • 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: 15-20hours/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.