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Sanctuary Manager/Director

Vietnam Animal Aid & Rescue

Vietnam Animal Aid & Rescue



Campaigns, corporate engagement, or volunteer management






Middle or junior management

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About the Role

VAAR is seeking a hardworking, self-motivated Sanctuary Director and Shelter Manager who has multiple years of experience working with rescues, shelters, or sanctuaries to oversee the higher-level management of our sanctuary in Hoi An, and help the organization expand into projects that will prevent animal suffering on a mass scale in central Vietnam.

The Director will be working alongside the sanctuary’s original Founder to understand the intricate challenges and systemic solutions to prevent animal suffering so that the Founder can eventually step back and let the Director take charge. We’re looking for a get-shit-done kind of person.

The right candidate will be a diehard vegan and anti-speciesist warrior with years of experience caring for many different species. You must be able/willing to drive a motorbike, have lived and worked abroad, and have excellent people management skills.

An experienced international vet nurse burned out on clinical work is ideal for this position. They’ve always made our best staff!

Facility management isn’t unskilled labor and we really need people who can jump in and take over with high standards of care particularly for our farmed animals and seniors. We need someone who can get our mobile vet clinic up and running within the year as well, so experience in this field is vital. As the Founder ran their own nonprofit veterinary clinic for several years, they will train you on how to maintain clinic standards and you’ll be by our side as we develop our mobile sterilization/vaccination clinic projects.

Fundraising and media/communications experience is vital. What we need is someone who wants to really take what we’ve built over the last 10 years and take our team towards a future of high impact, long term veterinary capacity building and vegan education.

Vietnam's borders are now open and there are currently no COVID restrictions. We support our team with their monthly visa runs!

About the Organisation

Vietnam Animal Aid is an animal rights organization that has a rescue shelter and vegan farm animal sanctuary in Hoi An, Vietnam. Our mission is to end the suffering of all species through mass sterilization/vaccination, education, and improving veterinary care across Vietnam. We advocate for a fully vegan lifestyle and for the abolition of all animal use and exploitation.

We had our own international nonprofit veterinary clinic for 3 years before it had to close due to lack of funding. We are looking for professionals who are interested in managing the daily operations and veterinary care of our animal sanctuary while helping to expand into projects such as a mobile veterinary clinic which will help to prevent suffering and the need for rescue before it's created.

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