What do we do?
FFAC is a growing nonprofit that educates people across the country on factory farming’s devastating impacts on people, animals, and the planet, and empowers them to advocate for systemic change in their communities. Our approach is designed to build significant and lasting capacity for the movement to end factory farming.
How do we do it?
- We believe our competence must be as fierce as our compassion.
- To amplify our impact through collective action, we call people in rather than out, always striving to see beyond our egos to meet others where they’re at rather than treat them like they should already be where we are.
- Because we care deeply about each other and our mission, we elevate accountability, openly addressing issues with honesty and directness and holding ourselves to a standard no lower than excellence.
- We recognize that we don’t have all the answers and will listen to others, including those we believe we disagree with, to grow as individuals and as an organization.
- The magnitude of the systemic change we’re aiming for requires readiness to adapt. As circumstances and information around us shift, we update our approach.
- Last but not least, we genuinely enjoy our co-workers and have fun despite the tragic nature of what we’re up against. (Check out our Rotten Truth series on YouTube to see how we use humor to grapple with the grim reality of factory farming.)
If all of this appeals to you, we encourage you to apply!
About the Position:
As an educational coordinator at FFAC, you’ll be in charge of empowering thousands of high school and college students each year with the know-how to make more sustainable, compassionate food choices. You’ll engage them in hour-long discussions about the impacts of factory farming on animals, people, and the planet, and inspire the future leaders among them to join FFAC’s Advocacy Institute. During the summer, you’ll work with our Advocacy Institute, where you’ll mentor these future leaders on the tools they’ll use to dismantle the system.
This position is part-time with the potential for full-time in the future. The number of hours each week and precise schedule will be largely determined by the Educator in close coordination with the Classroom Program Manager. For this reason, it’s difficult to provide an average number of hours per week, as it could vary anywhere from 1-40 hours depending on the Educator’s availability and the demand from the area schools.
Skills Required (non-negotiables):
- Be good at speaking to high school and college audiences
- Be able to facilitate classroom discussions and willing to engage those who are less inclined to speak
- Know enough about factory farming and the food system to confidently educate others about it
- Be conversant in workplace technology such as Google Workspace, Asana, and Airtable—or very willing to learn
- Have a strong grasp of English grammar and punctuation
- Be able and willing to work remotely/independently
Other requirements (non-negotiables):
- Desire for honest and direct critique and interest in growing from it
- Be excellent at not missing details or deadlines
- Love working hard for a mission you deeply care about—while understanding how to differentiate between working really hard (good) and unsustainable self-sacrifice (not so good)
- Enjoy networking and building relationships with individuals and organizations
- Be willing to meet people where they are and promote gradual dietary change
- Share vegan values
Compensation and benefits:
- The annual base compensation will be $14,560, payable every two weeks. You will continue to be paid during the times of the year, such as summer and winter break, when there are few or no lessons. Should you reach more than 2,000 students per semester, you will receive $300 for each additional 100 students reached, payable at the end of semester. You may also be given the option to lead a cohort for Advocacy Institute during the summer. For each virtual cohort you lead, you will receive $2,400; in-person cohorts will be $2,800.
- In addition to a collaborative and innovative work environment, full-time hires will be able to take part in our benefits package, including
- Health insurance
- Unlimited paid time off after your first year (with a mandatory two week minimum)
- Eleven paid federal holidays
- Generous sick leave
- Budget for continuing education and conferences
- Phone, internet, and computer reimbursement
We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications and carefully review each resume and cover letter. We encourage you to state how you would add to our culture; what we would gain from having you on our team; and how you align with our organizational vision, mission, and values.
We are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization. We envision a team that not only reflects the demographics of our country but also continues to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of our audiences. We strongly encourage people of the global majority especially Black and Indigenous folks, LGBTQIA+ individuals, persons living with disabilities, women, non-binary individuals, and people of various socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position.
Follow the link below to submit your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position. You can direct questions to rkeelor at ffacoalition.org.
About Factory Farming Awareness Coalition
From social justice to public health to sustainability, factory farming is one of the most serious issues facing the planet.
By educating young people and stakeholder audiences about the realities of factory farming, FFAC works to build both a consumer base for a sustainable, compassionate food system and an informed citizenry that supports cultural and legislative change.