Working with Dharma Voices for Animals (DVA) is an opportunity to bring the practice of right livelihood into your life. DVA is committed to building a diverse staff and offers equal opportunity to all applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, and age.


  • Vegan or Vegetarian
  • Preferably live in the US
  • Preferably some interest in Buddhism and Dharma practice
  • Some interest in animal rights or animal advocacy and/or experience working for social action, a political campaign, or in some other area of advocacy
  • Excel, Word, and other Microsoft Office skills, and familiarity with Google applications is highly desired
  • Experienced working across multiple projects and teams simultaneously

Job Description:

  • Approximately 30 hours per week (negotiable)
  • Support grant applications
  • Keep donor records and correspond with most donors
  • Work with President, Board, Communications Director, and Director of US Operations in growing membership
  • Liaison with four Project Directors in the US, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam
  • Tech support as backup to Communications Director
  • Keep Manage human resources records
  • Record expenses and revenue, and manage monthly/annual financial reporting in coordination with President, Treasurer, and accountant.
  • Liaison with other animal organizations that DVA is involved with, such as Synergia Animal, 50by40, Animal Interface Alliance, Aquatic Animal Alliance, Jewish Veg, Interfaith Vegan Alliance, Compassion Consortium, etc.
  • Work with Chapter Leaders and look for opportunities to start and develop DVA Chapters in other countries
  • Help provide content for our social media platforms
  • Respond to general DVA emails
  • Support management of the President’s Calendar


About Dharma Voices for Animals

Dharma Voices for Animals (DVA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed both to practicing the teachings of the Buddha (the Dharma) and to speaking out when the actions of those in Dharma communities and the policies of Dharma centers lead to animal suffering. We want to be the voice of the animals who cannot speak our language. We speak out about the harm we cause other sentient beings when we eat them, use their body parts as clothing, or use products that are tested on them. While DVA recognizes the challenges of living in a complex, modern society, we wish to promote the choices that provide the greatest reduction of animal suffering.

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