Rescue Ranch Manager Position Open

Rescue Ranch Manager Job Description

Organization Description: Animal Place is a sanctuary for farmed animals and an advocacy organization. The 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley serves as a permanent safe haven for farmed animals as well as education center. The 60-acre Rescue Ranch facility in Vacaville provides a temporary home for adoptable farmed animals, with a special emphasis on chickens. Rescue Ranch is a project of Animal Place.

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 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 communication skills

- Program development experience

- Comfortable living in rural area and working in outside environment

- Competent with computers, database management programs, telephone system

- Self-motivator

- 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.

Benefits: Medical Insurance plan; vacation and paid holidays; sick leave

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:

E-mail: 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


Tamara said...

In a different life, I would be so thrilled to be able to have this job... I hope you find someone great (I know you will).

Krissy said...

If only I had experience :(