Education and Advocacy ManagerEducation and Advocacy Manager, Woodstock Farm SanctuaryLocation: High Falls, NYOrganizational DescriptionWoodstock Farm Sanctuary rescues farmed animals and gives them care and sanctuary, connects animals with people to advance veganism, and advocates for animal rights in alliance with other social justice movements. We welcome visitors to come and meet animals who are most commonly exploited, abused, and killed in animal agriculture. Our animal residents are given lifelong sanctuary and are treated with respect as individuals. By giving farmed animals the chance to live their lives with dignity and by sharing their stories, we advocate for veganism and aim to reduce suffering for all.Job OverviewThe Education and Advocacy Manager is full-time, year-round, non-exempt position (hourly) and reports to the Executive Director. The Education and Advocacy Manager directs seasonal weekend educational programming and weekend visitor experience, as well as overseeing both onsite and offsite advocacy efforts, primarily involving outreach and tabling efforts. It is a forward facing position key to the Sanctuary’s mission.Key Responsibilities Manage seasonal weekend visitor education experience April – October:Supervise team of 2 – 4 PT seasonal tour guidesSupervise 1 PT seasonal kiosk attendant and 1 PT seasonal store cashierWeekend visitor center and gift store managementGive humane education tours each weekendRecruit and train weekend teamDesign tour content alongside key staff and coach tour guides on tour deliveryEvaluate weekend team for continuous improvementResearch animal ag industry and pedagogical / change psychology trends to keep tour content current, compelling and accurateCoordinate with shelter staff to ensure animal and visitor safety and design best tour routesCoordinate with events staff on weekend programmingCoordinate with marketing and development staff to ensure messaging consistencyWork with volunteers and interns to meet program goalsOversee and execute advocacy efforts:Offsite and onsite outreach and tabling opportunitiesLiterature distribution through the remote organization of volunteer street teamsWork closely with other departments and constituents on advocacy campaignsExperience and QualificationsAt least two years of supervisory experienceDemonstrable commitment to organization’s mission and valuesPrevious experience in education or public speakingExperience working with farmed animals a plusSkillsDemonstrated knowledge of farmed animal advocacy and veganismStrong written and verbal communication skillsAbility to improvise in a fast-paced and fluid work environmentAbility to work well collaboratively across departmentsExcellent customer service skillsHigh degree of comfort interacting with farmed animalsThe position description is not all inclusive; other duties may be assigned as needs and opportunities emerge. This position involves standing and sitting for hours at a time, interacting with farmed animals, and moving around the large Sanctuary property for tours and other purposes. It requires working some evenings and most weekends during the season (April – October) with a more flexible and traditional schedule during the rest of the year. Willingness to travel occasionally including overnight stays, reliable transportation important. Pay and benefits are competitive, including retirement, paid holidays, paid vacation, and good health insurance with optional dental and vision.To apply: Please send resume and cover letter by December 16th to Rachel McCrystal at firstname.lastname@example.orgNo phone calls please. We regret that the number of applications make it so that we can only respond to those candidates chosen for interviews.Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is an equal opportunity employer, deeply committed to values of diversity and inclusion.