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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!

Social Media Coordinator

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.

Position Objectives: To expand and maintain a thriving social media, expand our presence offline and online, and provide administrative assistance to the Programs Department

Job Title: Social Media Coordinator

Job Status: Full-Time, Grass Valley, CA

Reports to: Program Director

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist with the management of social media for the organization including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Blog, Pinterest, YouTube, TikTok
  • 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 Animal Place websites
  • Coordinate the weekly e-news to Animal Place and Vegan Republic subscribers
  • Communicate and engage with social media and website audience, responding to comments and messages in a timely and effective manner
  • Stay informed on news and media related to social media and animal rights
  • 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
  • Assist programs department with onsite/offsite events
  • Assist with writing and the coordination of Animal Place’s printed magazine
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Program Director
  • Guest House duties (to be shared amongst programs department)
    • 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 the cleanliness of the house

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, TikTok
  • 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 and creating content for and on blogs, photo/video sharing sites, social networking with a good online reputation (samples required)
  • Experience and familiarity with Google Docs, Hootsuite, WordPress, Weebly, etc.
  • 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
  • Familiarity with Pardot preferred but not required

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

Benefits: Health care after 3-month probation; 6 paid holidays; 10 days vacation

How to apply: Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@animalplace.org with Social Media Coordinator in the title.


Full-time Animal Caregiver, Live-In

Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Director

Position: The Animal Caregiver assists in the care of the 350+ animals (pigs, chickens, cows, turkeys, sheep, goats, rabbits, Donkeys) living at the sanctuary under supervision of the Animal Care Director. 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
  • Maintaining sanctuary grounds

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 50 pounds and perform strenuous/manual labor. Large portion of this position is cleaning barns, restocking supplies such as feed bags(50lbs), and working with other animal care staff to move straw and hay bales weighing up to 100lbs.
  • Works well with a variety of people
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Able to follow detailed verbal and written 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
  • Able to maintain varied shift times. Early shifts beginning as early as 5am and late shifts ending as late as 9:30pm. Each caregiver is on a variety of these shifts each week.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record (subject to verification) Ability to drive Animal Place vehicles including trucks, cargo vans, and stock trailers is required for this position.

On-site Housing: ONE person only unit
Additional live-in responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • On-call 2-3 days a week, on-call must remain on the property overnight
  • Covering shifts as needed
  • Being available for emergency situations when not on shift
  • Able to handle emergency situations independently

Salary: $13-14/hr DOE, performance review after 3 months

Hours/Days: 40 hours/week, days off vary; schedule subject to change at any time, required to work weekends and most holidays. Shift times vary, opening shifts start as early as 5am, closing shifts end as late as 9:30pm, every caregiver is on a variety of these shifts each week.

Benefits Package: Health insurance, vacation, and some paid holidays

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 attachments
In subject line, write Full-Time Animal Caregiver application.

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


Full-Time Animal Caregiver

Organization Description: Animal Place is an animal rights organization promoting the complete protection of farmed animals and a vegan lifestyle. We operate a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA that serves as a permanent safe haven for farmed animals and an education center. Adjacent to the Grass Valley Sanctuary is our Guest House, which houses visitors and volunteers. We also have a 12-acre rescue and adoption facility in Petaluma, CA, which provides temporary home for adoptable farmed animals, with a special emphasis on chickens from the egg industry. We operate an all-vegan store in Berkeley, CA, and facilitate multiple educational campaigns throughout the United States.

Job Title: Animal Caregiver

Job Status: Full-Time, Grass Valley

Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Director

Job Description: The full-time Animal Caregiver assists in the care of 350+ animals (pigs, chickens, cows, turkeys, sheep, goats, rabbits, donkeys) at the sanctuary under supervision of the Animal Care Director. Animal Caregivers are responsible for the cleaning, feeding, and medical care of the animals. 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
  • Good animal behavior and observation skills
  • 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
  • Follows directions
  • Reliable and dependable
  • 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
  • Work well with a variety of people
  • 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)
  • Vegan diet preferred

Job Duties

  • 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 health checks
  • Assisting with veterinary visits and setting up treatment protocols
  • Completing shelter projects as assigned

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

Salary: $15/hour

Benefits: Health care coverage after 3-month probation period

Start Date: Immediate

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to humanresources@animalplace.org
Please send both in the body of email and do not send attachments. In subject line, write Full-Time Animal Caregiver.