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Administrative Director

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge

United States

Operations, administration, HR, project management, finance or accounting

Marketing or communications






Volunteer management

Mgmt responsibilities: 


Date posted:



About the Role

We are seeking a full time Administrative Director to join our dedicated team of passionate animal lovers! Our ideal candidate would be committed to becoming a longterm member of our team, and would be excited to work alongside other staff members to help our organization continue to grow.

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge is a sanctuary for farmed animals who are rescued from abuse, neglect and abandonment. Located in Pittsboro North Carolina, the Refuge is home to over 100 cows, goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese who are provided with high quality healthcare, daily enrichment, and animal-centered homes. The Refuge offers tours, vegan cooking classes, and other educational programs designed to inspire a compassionate vegan lifestyle.

The Refuge is located about 20 minutes from Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Saxapahaw and about 45 minutes from Raleigh, Durham and Greensboro. Job responsibilities, qualifications and specifics are listed below.

Marketing our programs & events via website, social media and email

Creating quarterly E-Newsletters in MailChimp

Maintaining merchandise and office supplies inventory, including volunteer supplies

Monitoring, re-channeling and answering emails sent to general email inbox

Mailing out merchandise, membership, sponsorship, and sustainer packets

Writing and mailing donor acknowledgement letters

Filing paperwork, updating and maintaining various excel spreadsheets

Monitoring activity and posting content in organization’s social media channels

Taking photographs and videos of animal residents and events

Organizing and leading vegan food sampling events, including applying for grants

Conducting bank deposits, coding receipts and delivering various reports to Accountant

Updating volunteer sign up pages

Leading ‘Volunteer of the Month’ program and yearly ‘Volunteer Appreciation’ event

Answering office phone calls

Sorting mail and paying bills

Keeping the office space clean and tidy

Other duties as assigned


Commitment to the mission of the Refuge

Knowledge of and passion for animal rights issues and veganism is strongly preferred

Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to interact constructively with volunteers, staff, and the general public

Experience working with volunteers is strongly preferred

Resourcefulness and ability to work independently

Ability to follow detailed instructions and meet time sensitive demands

Ability to learn and process new information quickly

Strong time management skills with ability to multi-task efficiently and meet deadlines

Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Drive, and social media platforms

Experience with Squarespace, MailChimp, and Salesforce is a PLUS

Schedule flexibility to meet onsite program requirements; some weekend, evening and holiday hours are required

Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Job Specifics

Full time permanent position at 40 hours per week

Starting wage is $17 per hour

Schedule may include weekend, evening and holiday hours as needed

BENEFITS: 120 hrs of Paid Time Off per year (equivalent of 3 weeks), ICHRA health insurance, opportunities for professional development & networking, mental health support, access to Premium Calm App, and discounts through the Working Advantage Program

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to Lenore Braford at:

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge is an equal opportunity employer. Piedmont Farm Animal prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Piedmont Farm Animal conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

Posted 6/14/24

About the Organisation

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge provides lifelong care to rescued farm animals, educates people about the realities of animal agriculture, and promotes veganism by offering knowledge, support, and community.

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