Food for Thought Coordinator
About this role: Animal Place seeks a coordinator to join our unique and impactful Food for Thought (FFT) program. Food for Thought Coordinators are responsible for establishing and expanding the Food for Thought Program within their assigned region(s). Coordinators encourage and assist relevant nonprofits in adopting a vegan or vegetarian menu policy, develop content for the FFT website and social media, network with animal welfare organizations, and work on expanding the programs influence and visibility.
Job Status: Full-time employee (40 hours per week).
Supervision: Reports to the Program Director.
Benefits: Health insurance after 90-day employment, 403b (Animal Place matches 3% after one year), vacation, holiday, sick time package, and annual veterinary care stipend.
Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
- Develop and maintain a database of potential participating organizations
- Maintain clear, organized records within a shared Google Drive and Salesforce account; follow standardized rules of record-keeping and up-to-date information
- Conduct research on target organizations staff, board members, supporters, and relevant internal policies
- Introduce and present the FFT Program to appropriate staff members at organizations by various methods of communication
- Professionally and convincingly discuss veganism and animal rights to organizations in service of the FFT Program
- Travel, table, and speak on behalf of the program at relevant festivals, conventions, and conferences
- Set and meet outreach goals and deadlines
- Develop content for the FFT website, quarterly e-newsletter, and Animal Place social media that furthers the goals of the program
- Co-manage FFT social media accounts
- Teleconference weekly with the Program Director and other Coordinators
- Work collaboratively on program materials and strategic planning
- Lead projects and take direction from other Coordinators on projects
- Understand Animal Places policies and positions regarding key animal protection issues; appropriately and accurately represent those policies when interacting with the public or otherwise representing Animal Place
- Perform other duties and functions as assigned by Program Director
- Strong interest in and commitment to animal rights and veganism
- Able to work independently and as part of a small team with regular communication and rotating project-based leadership
- Comfortable with collaborative teamwork and editing by committee
- Excellent organizational skills: can set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track activities
- Excellent oral and written communication skills: able to communicate effectively with colleagues and senior management, able to skillfully represent the program to other nonprofit professionals in a variety of settings
- Comfortable leading difficult conversations with prospective program participants
- Understand the needs and concerns of animal groups
- Computer and social media savvy; experience with Google Drive, SquareSpace, Salesforce, Asana, Slack, Facebook, Instagram, Pardot or other email marketing software is essential.
- Flexible schedule to accommodate travel to out-of-state conferences (2-4 per year) and the annual staff retreat
- A personal computer and phone are needed with consistent and reliable internet access/phone service
- Nonprofit, campaign or advocacy experience preferred
- Bachelors degree preferred
- Passionate about expanding veganism
- Ready to help change attitudes and behaviors of others to move our world towards kindness and compassion for all
- Must be based in the United States.
How to apply: Send your resume and co