Program Director | Animal Place




Job Title: Program Director (hybrid) 

Reports to: Executive Director 

Job Description: We are seeking an experienced Program Director to join our team who oversees all the education and advocacy programs: Compassion Campaign, social media, events, outreach, volunteers, interns, and campaigns. Our ideal candidate is skilled in project coordination and managing people. The Program Director will also be expected to revamp and relaunch programs that have been lying dormant during the pandemic, such as the volunteer program, outreach, and in-person events.   



  • Supervise employees in the Program Department 
  • Meet weekly with Executive Director to report and strategize 
  • Hire, train, lead and motivate program staff 


  • Oversee Food for Thought program; Animal Place’s oldest and largest campaign 
  • Oversee Compassion Campaign, the advocacy arm of programs 
  • Monitor effectiveness of each campaign 

Marketing and Communications 

  • Oversee and provide support to the social media coordinator to determine and measure the effectiveness of content for each platform, including Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, TikTok, and Twitter 
  • Supervise website content creation and ensure content is kept up to date. Monitor and make sure that Animal Place’s websites are running efficiently and securely 
  • Oversee the production of the newsletter from content, copy editing, design, and print 
  • Work with staff to develop content, edit and monitor the effectiveness of weekly email communication to supporters 

Virtual Events & Outreach 

  • Develop annual calendar and budget for virtual events  
  • Develop timeline and implementation for each event 
  • Oversee several large onsite events such as Thank the Turkeys and Sanctuary Run 
  • Explore, develop and implement educational virtual events & webinars 
  • Ensure projected attendance, income and expenses are met for each event 
  • Research virtual and in-person speaking opportunities 

Re-Establish Dormant Programs Post Covid 


  • Re-establish volunteer and intern programs 
  • Once programs are established, hire and train volunteer coordinator 

In-Person Events and Outreach 

  • Oversee offsite tabling events specific to Animal Place and Rescue & Adoption Center 
  • Plan and implement larger onsite events 


  • A strong commitment to Animal Place’s mission of veganism and animal rights 
  • Three or more years of experience in management  
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to effectively lead program staff to create a cohesive and positive work environment 
  • Team player and interested in working collaboratively 
  • Ability to strategize, problem solve and take initiative 
  • Proven organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Able to meet deadlines and balance multiple projects 
  • Comfortable learning Salesforce, Classy, and Pardot 
  • Extensive familiarity with farmed animal issues and veganism 
  • Public speaking skills preferred 
  • Vegan 

Salary: Starting salary $65,000 

Benefits: Health insurance after 90-day probation, 403b (up to 3% match after one year), vacation, holiday and sick time package. 

Location: This position is based out of main sanctuary in Grass Valley, Ca 

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and 3-5 professional references to with Program Director in the subject line 

Organization Description: Animal Place is a non-profit animal rights organization promoting the protection of farmed animals and a vegan lifestyle. We operate a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA serves as a permanent haven for farmed animals. We also have a satellite sanctuary in Petaluma that is home to our Rescue & Adoption Center. Please visit our website at before applying. 

Equal opportunity Employer: Animal Place is fully committed to equal employment opportunity, and company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, gender, religion, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, medical condition, ancestry, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. 



Program Director | Animal Place

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