This is your chance to join a rapidly growing sanctuary for farm animals and help create a kinder world! We are seeking a full-time operations manager. As a new position, the job and its specific duties may evolve over time. This means that the right person could grow in any number of directions within the organization as it grows.
The Operations Manager reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for all aspects of daily on-site operations, including:
· Direct animal care and oversight of other caregivers
· Lovingly feeding, watering, and caring for the animals
· Meticulous barn and stall cleaning
· Coordinating veterinary care, including making appointments, transporting animals, discussing all care decisions with executive director, and implementing treatment plans
· Coordinating and participating in hoof trimming, sheep shearing, equine dentistry, and similar appointments
· Placing feed and hay orders
· Maintaining buildings and fences
· Maintaining grounds and pastures
· Hiring and managing contractors as needed
· Screening, training, and managing volunteers
· Leading tours and managing or co-managing events
· Advocating for veganism
· Creating and maintaining records for each individual animal
· Managing and staying within budget and timelines
· Regularly contributing content for social media and website
This is a dirty job involving heavy physical labor. It is also intense, emotionally challenging work. The Operations Manager will work weekends and some holidays, and with advance notice, s/he may be asked to stay at the sanctuary overnight to care for the animals. At the same time, the Operations Manager’s voice will be heard, s/he will be fully supported, and we will all be flexible with each other so that we can manage personal as well as professionally responsibilities.
If you are the right person for the job and give it your all, you will have limitless potential. You will only love this job if you truly love other animals and are committed wholeheartedly to their liberation.
The ideal candidate is:
· Committed to and passionate about Indraloka’s vision and values
· Experienced in caring for rescued farm animals
· Able to carry 50 pounds or more
· Able to work outside in every weather extreme
· Happy working in solitude, but also comfortable working with others
· Is disciplined
· Able to work independently
· Able to understand and precisely follow oral and written directions
· Extremely observant and able to notice and communicate subtle changes in animals’ appearance and behavior
· Able to fix and sometimes build things
· Terrific with humans, and will enjoy giving tours and helping out with events
· Open-minded and willing to learn (even when new information contradicts previously held beliefs)
· Committed to personal responsibility
· An excellent communicator, both orally and in writing
· An excellent listener, and one who listens more than speaks
· Creative / artistic: S/he has some creative gift(s) s/he is willing to bring to the table in order to enrich the animals and beautify the sanctuary. This could be anything, from being creative in how s/he designs or repairs animal housing, painting portraits of the animals, playing music for the animals, or something else entirely.
· Able to skillfully manage individuals and a team
· Able to work in a busy and ever-changing environment
· Calm under pressure
· Committed to environmental responsibility
Additionally, candidate must have a valid driver’s license, pass criminal history, child abuse, and FBI clearances, and be willing to work long hours including weekends, some holidays, and some overnights, although the usual workweek will be an average of under 50 hours. Modest salary and benefits are negotiable based on experience.