Education Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator (Acton, CA)

Responsibilities & Duties:
Internship Program:

• Oversee Acton, CA intern program including:

  • Conducting monthly orientations
  • Updating intern materials on yearly basis
  • Maintenance and upkeep of intern house
  • Mediating intern disputes and responding to needs/concerns of interns
  • Conducting or arranging weekly intern presentations
  • Preparing lunch weekly for interns
  • Holding weekly house meetings
  • Weekly grocery shopping trips
  • Supervising end of month housecleaning and ensuring cleanliness of houses on ongoing basis
  • Recording intern information for Farm Sanctuary database
  • Conduct exit interviews with departing interns

Volunteer Program

• Oversee monthly Acton volunteer work parties including:

  • Reviewing applications and securing volunteers
  • Holding monthly orientations
  • Overseeing volunteers day of the work party
  • Recording volunteer information in Farm Sanctuary database

Visitor Program

• Assist with Visitor Program as needed, including

  • Conducting shelter tours
  • Staffing shelter gift shop
  • Maintaining facilities


  • Provide administrative support at the Acton location
  • Weekly shelter errand trips
  • Monthly bank trips
  • Work with national office and local vendors to provide technical support for all IT systems in Acton
  • Process incoming and outgoing mail
  • Maintain vendor and local services files
  • Shelter administrative projects as assigned
  • Assist with HR functions including staff meetings, staff lunches and safety programs


  • Assist with shelter events
  • Additional projects TBD


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of animal protection movement and vegan issues
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong communication skills, including public speaking and writing
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Resourcefulness and ability to work independently
  • Previous clerical work experience required
  • Strong computer skills, with help desk/tech support experience a plus
  • To represent organizational mission in member relations, candidate must be vegetarian/vegan and aspiring to vegan by the time of accepting this position.
  • Must have flexible schedule and be able to deal with intern emergencies

Job Specifics

  • Full-time
  • Position requires regular Sunday hours and occasional Saturday hours

Click here to apply online.

Additional materials to supplement application including cover letter, resume or references may be sent to:

Farm Sanctuary Human Resources Dept.
Fax: 607-583-2041
P.O. Box 150
Watkins Glen, NY 14891