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Operations Generalist

Employer
Farmed Animal Funders
Location
Working from home
Salary
$38/hour
Closing date
Aug 7, 2021
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Farmed Animal Funders (FAF) is a donor learning community of 35+ foundations and high net worth individuals donating USD $250,000 or more annually to charitable initiatives that fight factory farming. Members don’t pool funds; they have full autonomy over their own philanthropy and have diverse theories of change. Our mission is to expedite the end of industrialized animal agriculture through learning, collaboration, and philanthropic advice to support each donor’s theory of change. 

About the role: 

You would work closely in support of other FAF staff (Executive Director Mikaela Saccoccio and Director of Research Kieran Greig) mostly on internal-facing operations. As a small team of two (soon to be three!) staff, you’d have the autonomy to build FAF’s operations capacity from the ground-up. Your core responsibilities would include:

  • Tracking financials, assisting with payroll, processing grant requests to and from FAF, communicating with FAF’s fiscal sponsor, and potentially spearheading our transition to independent 501(c)(3) status 
  • Authoring some of the organization’s communications and materials, such as bi-weekly newsletters, updates to our website, responding to external inquiries about our work, and proofreading for colleagues
  • Working with the Executive Director and retreat planning committee to organize an annual in-person retreat (as pandemic safety allows), from deciding on the agenda to meals, venue, speakers, travel logistics, vendors, accommodation, and more
  • Taking notes and summarizing key takeaways during steering committee meetings, large monthly affinity calls with all FAF members, and some small group calls
  • A variety of administrative tasks including scheduling calls with a large number of participants, booking flights or accommodation, cleaning spreadsheets, and more
  • Help facilitate decision making processes for FAF members and staff 
  • Manage vendor and stakeholder relationships with integrity and authenticity
  • As part of an early-stage funder group, you may be asked to manage other projects and assignments as requested (e.g, launching a member portal for FAF’s website)

Please note this position description is not designed to cover all possible activities, duties, or responsibilities. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may evolve or change over time.

About you:

  • Share FAF’s commitment to collaboration, impact, inclusivity, and learning; embrace a big-tent approach to social change; and a deep passion for ending factory farming
  • Reliable, organized, and extremely attentive to detail
  • Are comfortable with a support role that’s integral but not necessarily glamorous; are a team player
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; treat stakeholders with respect while resolving issues in ways that preserve and strengthen key relationships
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and tasks
  • Are comfortable with uncertainty and have the ability to pivot quickly
  • Are tech savvy: skilled with Google Suite, particularly Google Sheets and Slack, and experience with WordPress is a plus

Additional information:

  • We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and especially encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability status.
  • The start date, number of hours, and days of the week you choose to work are flexible, but we prefer someone who could start in early September.
  • You must be based in the US. Some occasional travel may be required 1-2 times per year (e.g. attending FAF’s annual in-person retreat as pandemic safety allows). 

To apply, please send your resumé, cover letter, and preference for a part- or full-time position to mikaela@farmedanimalfunders.org by Friday, August 6, 2021. 

 

 

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