About the Role
Grade: Full-time (40 hrs/week)
Salary: $85,000-$95,000 USD + competitive benefits
Location: The United States (remote)
Reports to: Executive Director
The deadline for applying for this role is January 15, 2023. Apply here.
About the Role
Farmed Animal Funders is a donor network whose members give $250K+ annually to charitable initiatives fighting factory farming. Our membership consists of 40+ high-net-worth individuals, foundations, and companies with diverse theories of change. As the only funders group in the farmed animal protection movement, Farmed Animal Funders plays an outsized role in leading major donors to give more, give better, and give together to end industrialized animal agriculture.
We seek a Director of Programs to join our small but growing team that prides itself in being nimble, opportunistic, impact-minded, and collaborative. The Director of Programs will have a large degree of latitude and responsibility to lead Farmed Animal Funders and the broader movement towards exciting opportunities to alleviate farmed animal suffering. The Director of Programs will interface directly with major donors up to 50% of their time.
Primary Work Function
Philanthropic advising (approx. 35%)
* Create and refine methods for conducting charity evaluations
* Identify, evaluate, and report on promising, high-impact giving opportunities for members of Farmed Animal Funders and external partners (e.g. Founders Pledge). Philanthropic advising could amount to upwards of $10M annually
* Maintain a 10,000 foot view of the movement. Keep up with the latest literature, attend relevant events, talk regularly with domain experts, and think critically about levers to alleviate farmed animal suffering. Of the bullets in this category, this responsibility will take up the majority of your time
Special projects (approx. 60%)
* Ideate and lead miscellaneous programs requiring critical thinking, creativity, and initiative to advance the mission of Farmed Animal Funders in collaboration with FAF members, staff, and external partners. Projects might look like:
* Creating and deploying pooled funds
* Conducting surveys and writing reports, including:
* Biannual global landscape scan of thousands of NGOs in our sector
* Annual giving database of FAF members’ grantees
* Annual survey of FAF member preferences and interests
* Writing blog posts to help inform the wider farm animal protection movement
* Pursuing other projects as they emerge (e.g. funder subgroups or meta- or mega-projects)
Organizational support (approx. 5%)
* Provide input on the agenda for our annual member retreat
* Foster funder relationships as needed in support of the Executive Director and to advance special projects above
* Represent FAF articulately with media and funder grantees
* Weigh in on the strategic direction and programs of FAF
* Collaboratively implement monthly events for FAF members
* Strong experience working in the farm animal protection or related movements
* Familiarity with the ideals, arguments, and values of effective altruism
* Team player; ability to skillfully navigate diverse and opinionated stakeholders
* Excellent critical thinking and quantitative skills
* Alignment with FAF’s big-tent approach to fighting factory farming
* Excellent oral and written communication skills, particularly the ability to clearly describe your reasonings, findings, and uncertainties to diverse audiences
* The ability to learn quickly and independently with limited structure or supervision
* Demonstrated ability to prioritize ambiguous tasks with many pathways forward
* High tolerance for uncertainty and comfort with pivoting in light of new evidence
We expect the hiring process to last between 2-3 months, depending on the number of applications we receive.
While plans may change, we currently plan for the hiring process to consist of:
1. Initial application
2. Work test #1 (1 hour) – we will compensate you $60 for submitting this work test
3. Interview #1 with FAF’s Executive Director (1 hour)
4. Work test #2 (2 hours) – we will compensate you $120 for submitting this work test
5. Interview #2 with FAF staff (1 hour)
6. Interviews with FAF members (20 minute interviews x 3)
Farmed Animal Funders is an equal opportunity employer. We aim to employ people with many different experiences, perspectives and backgrounds who share our passion for accomplishing as much good as we can. We are committed to creating an environment where all employees have the opportunity to succeed, and we do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other legally protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws. We particularly encourage applications from self-identified women and people of color.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.