Luvin Arms is a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal sanctuary for abused or neglected farmed animals in Erie, Colorado. Our rescued residents include cows, pigs, turkeys, chickens, horses, goats, sheep, and ducks. These beautiful residents were rescued from horrific situations, including abuse and neglect cases, factory farms, religious rituals, slaughterhouse-bound trucks, bankrupt farms, and more. They were left with nowhere to turn and would have been slaughtered if they hadn’t been saved.
Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary’s Humane Education Program Manager provides critical insight into farmed animals’ plight and the importance of compassionate lifestyles to thousands of visitors every year. This is an incredible opportunity for a compassionate, dynamic, and experienced individual who thrives on the opportunity to make the world a better place. Our sanctuary lives and breathes principles of Ahimsa, the philosophy of nonviolence toward all living beings. We strongly believe in the power of diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Therefore, we encourage people of various cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds to be involved in all aspects of our community.
Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary is a place of refuge for abused and neglected farmed animals. We work to inspire people to embrace a more compassionate lifestyle through education and outreach programs. Since our founding in 2015, we have directly rescued hundreds of farmed animals in need and spared thousands more.
We seek an experienced Humane Education Program Manager to create and evolve the educational activities of Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary. Educational programming will significantly impact farmed animals through humane education, volunteerism, and outreach programming.
Through a strong business acumen, sound leadership, and proven experience of strategic thinking and implementation of initiatives, the Humane Education Program Manager will lead, manage, and grow the ability of Luvin Arms to reach more people with effective messaging. We seek someone who will bring new ideas for program initiatives and effectively implement those initiatives from start to finish.
A successful Humane Education Program Manager must have a broad knowledge of program management principles, a strategic mindset, and excellent leadership skills to lead and develop their reportees. The Humane Education Program Manager must be passionate about the organization’s missions’ success, growth, and program quality.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Envision, plan and execute humane education and outreach programs according to strategic objectives of Luvin Arms
Develop new program initiatives to further the Sanctuary’s mission
Plan all programs from conception to execution involving deadlines, milestones, staff and volunteer management
Oversee and lead the programs team, including programs interns and volunteers
Recruiting, hiring, and managing additional programs staff as the Sanctuary grows
Analyze and provide monthly, and ad hoc reports for Sanctuary leadership to aid in strategic decision-making
Develop, present, and work within programs budgets
Keep senior management and board of directors informed with detailed and accurate reports and presentations
Work with Development Director to provide reports and engage with donors as needed
- Coordination of Humane Education Tours
- Managing Visitor/Education Center
- Development of Humane education program virtual and onsite
- Educational/Outreach Communications
- Program Statistics
- Intern Management
The above items are not an exhaustive and complete list of responsibilities. Other educational and outreach-related requirements may be needed on time to time basis.
Due to the international scope of our outreach and programs on weekends, the flexibility to work weekend hours and work with groups in other time zones is required.
- Excellent presentation skills
- Excellent and engaging interpersonal skills
- Savvy with multi-media platforms and social media
- Comfortable and able to work in a fast-paced, fluid environment
- Excellent event planning and execution skills
- Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
- Ability to consistently meet deadlines
- Strong attention to detail
- Proven experience as a program director or other managerial position
- Outstanding knowledge of data analysis, reporting, and budgeting
- Business acumen with a strategic thinking ability
- An analytical mindset with problem-solving abilities
- Knowledge of or willingness to learn effective messaging techniques to further the organization’s mission
Qualifications For The Role
Strong sense of affinity with the mission and goals of Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary
Experience in designing and delivery of educational materials, preferably exposure to humane education philosophy
While we are interested in applicants who have a Masters-degree in Education or a related field, we are also interested in candidates who have studied Humane Education or received accreditation as Humane Educators and those who have experience with monitoring and evaluation (M&E). We are also interested in exploring anyone who may have a non-traditional educational background which strongly believes they would qualify for the role. Experience as an educator for an existing animal-based organization is a big plus.
Three years in program development and direct people management experience
Living a lifestyle in alignment with the mission, values, and goals of Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary
Full-depth understanding of and passion for ending the plight of farmed animals
The Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary strives to provide a welcoming workplace to individuals of all backgrounds and experiences. Individuals of every race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, health, age, economic status, family status, or religion are encouraged to apply and be equally considered for this position.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $42,000 – $52,000 per year
Reports to the Executive Director
Flexibility to work weekends and be on-call when necessary
HOW TO APPLY
Cover letter clearly stating: your qualifications for this position, why you wish to be a Humane Educator & Programs Manager, and what you feel you can contribute to this vital education program.
- Why would you like to work at Luvin Arms?
- How does this position align with your values?
- Your Resume
- Three references, with email and phone numbers listed
Pay: $42,000.00 – $52,000.00 per year
Paid time off
Supplemental Pay: Bonus pay
Education: Bachelor’s (Preferred)
Work Location: One location
Work Remotely: No
About Luvin Arms
Luvin Arms is a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal sanctuary for abused or neglected farmed animals in Erie, Colorado. Our rescued residents include cows, pigs, turkeys, chickens, horses, goats, sheep, and ducks. These beautiful residents were rescued from horrific situations including abuse and neglect cases, factory farms, religious rituals, slaughterhouse-bound trucks, bankrupt farms, and more. They were left with nowhere to turn and would have been slaughtered if they hadn’t been saved.
Ahimsa – Nonviolence Toward All Living Beings
We are working to provide exceptional lifelong social, emotional, and cognitive care to rescued farmed animals, and to advocate for those who have not been rescued by sharing our residents’ stories to inspire, educate, and empower others to embrace a more compassionate and sustainable lifestyle.
Our vision is to create a sanctuary of inspiration and connection where people are empowered to create change that leads to more compassionate choices for themselves, for the planet, and justice for all beings.
Luvin Arms opened its doors in August 2015 after founders Shaleen and Shilpi realized farmed animals were in need of refuge. The Shahs began their journey toward providing a safe haven for rescued farmed animals with a horse named Jale, (pronounced Haalee) who came from a situation of neglect. After saving Jale, they received a call about a pregnant mare at an auction. When the Shahs visited the auction, they discovered there were not only horses there, but a variety of suffering farmed animals who also needed help. This inspired the Shahs to start a sanctuary for farmed animals. As more animals came to call Luvin Arms home, more hands were required for the work involved in caring for them. Since the beginning, passionate community members have volunteered their time and talents to continue to help Luvin Arms and its residents thrive.