Summary: The Education & Community Engagement Specialist manages Farm Sanctuary’s Community Learning and Alumni Programs and the development of a community engagement program.


Social Justice & Equity

  • Ensures community learning and engagement programs align with the values of equity and social justice and reflect an understanding of the food system and animal protection issues through a historical and social justice lens
  • Collaborates within and beyond the organization to foster a just and equitable organizational culture and cross-movement collaborations that ensure accessibility and belonging for a diverse set of community members

Community Learning and Alumni Programs

  • Oversees operational functions of community learning and alumni programs, including program marketing, registration and participant correspondence, program reporting, and program assessment
  • Co-facilitates live online community learning and alumni program sessions and monitors online forums
  • Supports the Director of Education & Community Engagement in program visioning and the development of curriculum, programming, and supplemental resources

Community Engagement

  • Manages the development of a new activist engagement program in collaboration with Policy and Communications Teams, that fosters community and mobilizes action in support of Farm Sanctuary’s mission and strategic priorities
  • Collaborates across movements to identify and facilitate mission-aligned activist opportunities in partnership with food, worker, and climate justice organizations
  • Facilitates a Community Partners hub within Farm Sanctuary to manage and track relationships with community leaders and partner organizations

Humane Education

  • In-Classroom Instruction: The Education & Community Engagement Specialist will conduct in-classroom instruction through our virtual programs, as needed


  • Proven professional interpersonal and relationship skills
  • Ability to think critically and strategically
  • Experience with program or project management
  • Experience in grassroots advocacy and activist engagement preferred
  • Experience with youth or adult education (in-person and/or virtual) preferred
  • Knowledge of animal agriculture, the lives of farmed animals, veganism, and interrelated social justice issues of our food system preferred
  • Highly motivated toward promoting plant-based diet choices
  • Knowledge of equity and social justice frameworks, as well as contemporary and emerging justice movement trends
  • Personal commitment to the mission of Farm Sanctuary
  • Degree in Education, Social Justice, Social Change, or a related field preferred
  • Spanish language proficiency preferred

Job Specifications:

  • This is a full-time, non-exempt position
  • This position is based remotely
  • The salary range is $49,000 – $59,000,  commensurate with experience
  • Flexibility to work some weekends and evenings for special programs, as needed
  • Ability to travel, as needed
  • Competitive benefits package, including 13 paid holidays; generous paid time off; health, dental, vision, and life insurance; 403(b) plan; flexible spending accounts; long-term disability insurance; free access to the CALM meditation app; and access to the Nivati wellness platform

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required for this position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Any photos or videos taken in the scope of employment and/or related to Farm Sanctuary are considered work products and intellectual property of Farm Sanctuary.

Farm Sanctuary is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or age.

Tagged as: activism, advocacy and outreach, animal sanctuary, community, culture, education, lifestyle, local organising, logistics, recruitment, social movement, volunteer management, youth

About Farm Sanctuary

Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming, advocate for institutional reforms, and encourage a new awareness and understanding of farm animals and the benefits of cruelty-free, plant-based living. In recent years, science has confirmed the inhumane and destructive impact of animal agriculture — a food system based on interrelated oppression and injustice.

As the founding farm animal Sanctuary in the U.S., Farm Sanctuary has rescued and provided refuge for countless survivors of the animal agriculture system. Today, at Farm Sanctuary’s Los Angeles, CA and Watkins Glen, NY Sanctuaries you will find nearly 1,000 rescued animals—each with an individual story to tell. These survivors are ambassadors, representing the billions of farm animals currently in the system. They, and others like them, have changed the hearts and minds of a generation.

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