United Poultry Concerns
15 October 2009
Animal Place Seeks Rescue Ranch Manager for California Sanctuary

Organization Description: Animal Place is a sanctuary for farmed animals and an advocacy organization. The 600-acre Sanctuary in Grass Valley, California serves as a permanent safe haven for farmed animals as well as an education center. The 60-acre Rescue Ranch facility in Vacaville, Ca. provides a temporary home for adoptable farmed animals, with a special emphasis on chickens. The vast majority of the animals we will be rescuing and finding homes for at Rescue Ranch will be spent hens.

Job Title: Rescue Ranch Manager
Job Status: Full-time, live-in
Immediate Supervisor: Kim Sturla, Executive Director

Job Description
Responsible for the oversight of Rescue Ranch adoption and placement program, care of the 60-acre property, management of volunteers, interns and possible animal care staff, and communications with farmers and shelters.

Job Duties
-Assist in the development of a farmed animal adoption program
-Maintain and update animal adoption database and partnership farms
-Arrange and coordinate animal rescues
-Supervise placement of animals
-Oversee care of rescued farmed animals and dogs
-Develop a working relationship with commercial farmers
-Supervise and train volunteers, interns and animal care staff
-Conduct volunteer training classes
-Oversee sanctuary maintenance and repair
-Manage inventory and ordering of supplies

Physical Requirements
-Physically fit
-Ability to lift 40 pounds
-Comfortable working in all weather conditions

-Keen interest in animal protection movement and promoting veganism
-Animal care and handling experience, particularly with chickens
-Supervisory experience
-Strong interpersonal communications skills
-Program development experience
-Comfortable living in a rural area and working outdoors
-Competent with computers, database management programs, telephone system
-A minimum of two years professional experience in the animal protection field
-Vegetarian, vegan preferred
-Valid California driver’s license

Hours/Days: Five-days-a-week. Flexibility is essential.

Accommodations: Live on sanctuary grounds. Rent and utilities included.

Salary: Negotiable, dependent upon experience.

Start Date: Flexible, possibly January 1, 2010.

How to Apply: Include a resume and cover letter and submit one of two ways:
Email: Marji@animalplace.org. In subject line, write Rescue Ranch application.

Mail: Animal Place, c/o Marji Beach, 3448 Laguna Creek Trail, Vacaville, CA 95688

Faxes cannot be accepted. Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing.

If you have questions, please call (707) 449-4814.

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