About the Role
The Advocacy Institute is a fellowship program that trains and prepares students to be effective leaders in the movement to end factory farming. The program’s goal is to set students up to make contributions to this movement in their future careers, whatever they may be.
Institute students deepen their understanding of impacts of—and solutions to—factory farming through a robust curriculum of readings and workshops. We provide effective communication training, evidence-based social change strategy skills, and hands-on professional experience.
Through the Advocacy Institute, students are exposed to career networking and mentorship opportunities through connections with movement leaders in nonprofit, business, and policy. Students form invaluable friendships and community during their time in the program, and FFAC’s Leadership Collective supplies lifelong career support after completion.
The Advocacy Institute is supported by foundations and by individual donors.
About the Organisation
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.)