Hiring a Program Coordinator for Farmed Animal programs

How to apply:
Qualified and interested applicants are invited to email their resume with a cover letter to info at We thank all interested applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

About Vancouver Humane Society

The Vancouver Humane Society has existed since 1985 to provide an alternative to sheltering animals. Over time, animals have been helped through trap-neuter-return programming and more recently, providing funding for veterinary assistance for people and their pets who are in need. The Vancouver Humane Society is also an organization working to end the exploitation of animals, and has programming focused both on the reduction of animal use in food and in entertainment. The office is a vegan environment, with vegan defined as: “a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.”

The Opportunity

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the Vancouver Humane Society’s farmed animal advocacy programs, particularly focused on plant-based food advocacy for individuals and institutions, and the maintenance and promotion of the website.

Ideal skills and competencies:

Marketing, Sales, Customer Relationship Management, Excel, WordPress, Canva, knowledge of food systems, advocacy.

Duties and responsibilities:

Coordinating the promotion of to individuals, including:

  • Developing a strategy for advertising, including print media and social media,
  • Purchasing advertising,
  • Coordinating volunteers and contractors for graphic design,
  • Coordinating with Communications Director to promote advertising,
  • Engaging in public outreach, including presentations, attending events, etc.
  • Managing and monitoring funds in and out,
  • Tracking success by meeting identified targets;

Coordinating the promotion of to institutions and achieving commitments to a reduction in the volume of animal products served, including:

  • Preparing written information briefs for municipalities, food service agencies and the province,
  • Coordinating with volunteers and consultants to develop and update web-based print marketing materials, recipes and a recipe database, and guidance materials around purchasing for food service providers, and
  • Conducting research around potential partners and target audiences, organizing phone calls and in-person meetings and presentations where appropriate to partner with public and private agencies (e.g. schools, municipal parks and community centres, retirement homes, hospitals, corporate cafeterias) to assist with increasing their plant-based options and associated commitment.

Collaborating with agencies working towards the reduction of farmed animal suffering,

Providing program-specific information to VHS team members for publications, including newsletter, fundraising appeals, board reports, annual reports and grant applications,

Working in collaboration with the Campaign Director on farmed animal advocacy opportunities,

Adhering to VHS’s ethical standards in accordance with the Society’s mission and vision whenever representing the Society, and

Completing other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and skills (note, VHS is happy to employ someone who may not have every listed knowledge and skill if they are a good fit for the role):

  • Completed degree at the undergraduate level or 2 years of related work or community experience;
  • Demonstrated experience of working on a project with people with backgrounds other than your own;
  • Demonstrated experience of working to eliminate institutional isms such as racism/ableism/transphobia in previous jobs;
  • Demonstrated customer service/stakeholder relations and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with staff, Board, donors, vendors, and the public;
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing marketing strategies;
  • Well-developed planning and organizational skills necessary for effective project management;
  • Demonstrated experience using social media platforms effectively;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and use software and web applications efficiently, including WordPress;
  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office effectively;
  • Demonstrated trustworthy nature, able to use discretion when handling confidential information;
  • Demonstrated experience in the supervision of volunteers;
  • Demonstrated experience giving presentations and engaging in advocacy, including the ability to engage effectively with target audience/decision-makers; and
  • Capacity to travel locally for meetings, presentations, and outreach, including transporting materials from the office, and setting up outreach materials.
  • Familiarity with food systems and foodservice industry considered an asset.
  • Comfort and familiarity using Canva an asset.
  • Comfort and familiarity editing videos an asset.

As individuals working or volunteering for the Vancouver Humane Society, we commit to expanding our awareness of social justice issues, checking our privilege, listening, learning, and unlearning about how to disrupt oppressive institutions in our community through our mission work. We recognize that every person has a basic right to human dignity, respect, and equitable access to resources.

Benefits of Joining the VHS Team

Use of a vehicle is reimbursed at $.50/km.

Pet-friendly workplace.

Supportive & friendly work environment.

Health & dental benefits.


· Start Date: Flexible, as soon as possible.

· Permanent – Full-time, 37.5 hrs – week / Flexible schedule.

Reports to: Executive Director

· Salary: $48,750/year

How to apply:
Qualified and interested applicants are invited to email their resume with a cover letter to info at We thank all interested applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Application deadline: March 6, 2022