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Director of Fundacja Alberta Schweitzera

Fundacja Alberta Schweitzera

Fundacja Alberta Schweitzera








Senior management

Mgmt responsibilities: 

Animal Charity Evaluators Review: 

Not reviewed


Date posted:



About the Role

As the Director of Fundacja Alberta Schweitzera you’ll be responsible for turning our strategy into reality. You will manage our team in Poland and will work closely with the Co-Directors of Internationalization at our mother organization. Come take the lead in this important work that helps to abolish factory farming!
Start date: May 2, 2023
Duration and type: Permanent full-time position for an indefinite period (35 hours/week, 6 months probationary period)
Application deadline: February 15, 2023
Location: Office of the Fundacja Alberta Schweitzera in Warsaw, occasional travel will be required. Working from home is possible on a temporary basis, working from a remote office is possible under certain circumstances though we prefer candidates that will work regularly with the team at the office.
Languages: Polish and English
Your tasks
* You will provide oversight for all of our initiatives, projects, campaigns and communications in Poland, with focus on corporate outreach and campaigning to raise farmed animal welfare standards and reduce the use of animal products
* You will take responsibility for achieving quarterly goals, giving input for, and implementing the strategic plan of the foundation
* You will provide leadership and support to our team and ensure their most impactful performance
* You will optimize the structure and expand the team together with our Co-Directors of Internationalization
* You will carry out corporate outreach and campaigning activities such as negotiating with food companies and running campaigns
* You will represent the foundation externally – within the animal advocacy movement, in corporate and campaigning contexts and serve as a media spokesperson as necessary
* You will maintain a positive work environment and a good cooperation with Albert Schweitzer Foundation in Germany
* You will work with our accountant and lawyer to ensure all administrative and legal needs are met and daily business runs smoothly
Your profile
* You have professional leadership experience of at least three years – ideally you have already founded or managed an organization or company yourself or have had a senior leadership position
* Several years’ experience in corporate affairs, CSR, advocacy, campaigning or a closely related area is an asset
* You have the necessary initiative, perseverance and hands-on mentality to immerse yourself quickly into our campaigning and corporate outreach work
* You have excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills
* You are confident when dealing with media representatives and negotiating with decision-makers – even in stressful situations
* You are highly motivated, reliable and work independently
* You have good knowledge of farmed animal welfare issues
* Your written and oral Polish language skills are at C2 level
* Your written and oral English skills are at least at C1 level
* You identify with our mission statement as well as our vision and strategy
Our offer
* You have the opportunity to take the lead in a modern, effective NGO that makes a real difference for the welfare of farmed animals
* The management team and the colleagues provide a structured onboarding
* We offer flexible working hours with the option to partly work from home, and under certain conditions from a remote location
* All employees are offered ergonomically equipped workstations and dogs are welcome guests at the office
* You receive support for selected health benefits
If you would like to apply for this position, please send your detailed application (all documents in one PDF file with the title „Application Director First Name Last Name”) with information on your possible starting date and your desired salary by email to Silja Kallsen-MacKenzie and Jeremias Endres via
As part of an equal opportunity-oriented HR policy, we value the diversity of people, their experiences and perspectives. We expressly encourage candidates to apply regardless of their origin, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disability or age.

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