48 Genthiner Straße
Title: Program Director
Reports to: Founder/President
Location: Berlin (preferred)
The Program Director will oversee administrative and organizational operations, staff, and programs to help expedite Beyond Carnism’s global mission to expose and transform carnism. They will also help develop a new vision and strategic plan for the organization, since the conceptual framework the organization was built on has expanded significantly. The Program Director will help conceptualize and run new campaigns and programs and will also help expand existing ones.
The Program Director will supervise staff (respond to questions, make sure staff are on task, etc.), coordinate and facilitate staff meetings, clarify and revise current job descriptions, determine current and future staffing needs, and help hire candidates.
The Program Director will oversee and manage the budget, and will oversee bookkeeping, accounting, and legal activities that are managed by external consultants. Since we will be merging with ProVeg, administrative operations will be minimized.
Operations and Functions
The Program Director will develop, revise, and/or streamline operations and functions, such as program management, the Beyond Carnism newsletter and other outreach methods, and metrics. The Program Director will also oversee contracts and contractors, such as website developers and technicians, graphic designers, fundraisers, etc. The Program Director will work with the President to enhance and promote Beyond Carnism’s branding and global presence.
The Program Director will support the President to ensure that programs are and continue to be strategic, and to develop initiatives to assess and improve programmatic impact.
We are looking for a highly-organized, action-oriented, decisive individual who has a strong commitment to social justice, intersectionality, animal rights, and the mission of Beyond Carnism. The Program Director will embody the core values of Beyond Carnism and should also be self-directed, able to work independently, and possess the following:
● Bachelor’s degree or higher
● Commitment to emotional maturity and personal development
● Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and with a familiarity and comfort with nonviolent/effective communication methods
● Familiarity with methods of assessment and metrics
● Familiarity with accounting, including budgetary development
● Excellent interpersonal skills
● Experience supervising others
● Understanding of Internet and technology sufficient to oversee social media programs and work with an international team
● Excellent strategic and critical thinking skills
● Thorough knowledge of carnism and animal rights, and a familiarity with other social justice issues, including a basic level of privilege-literacy
● Fundraising experience a plus
● Experience in nonprofit management preferred
● Experience working remotely a plus (if not based in Berlin)
Beyond Carnism is a US-based, international organization dedicated to exposing and transforming carnism , the invisible belief system that conditions people to eat certain animals. Beyond Carnism is the first and only organization that focuses exclusively on carnism, making it a pioneering and landmark institution and a hub of international carnism-awareness activity. Our programs and campaigns are innovative and powerful, and have been proven to have a significant global impact. We are run by a team of committed, compassionate, and exceptionally talented volunteers and staffers. Our main program is the Center for Effective Vegan Advocacy (CEVA), whose goal is to increase the impact of vegan advocacy worldwide, through offering on-site trainings, grants, and online resources. Beyond Carnism is a young, vibrant organization with significant potential to grow its programs and increase its impact under the right leadership. We are seeking a talented, dedicated, self-directed individual with a commitment to strategic thinking, global justice, and personal integrity to join our team and help take our work to the next level. Beyond Carnism and CEVA will likely become programs of ProVeg International this year.
About ProVeg for Prospective Staff
ProVeg is a very driven team striving to create a world in which people make healthy and delicious food choices which are beneficial for all humans, animals, and the planet. Harmonious and effective teamwork and a pleasant work culture are important to us. We value candour, mindfulness, and tolerance, as well as high commitment and willingness to learn. ProVeg offers the chance to do the most good in the most effective way possible and to promote and accelerate the transition to a sustainable society.
Moreover, we offer:
For all employees:
· many possibilities to contribute with your strengths and interests
· low hierarchy
· trust-based working time
· possibility to work remotely
· training budget for each employee
For employees working in our Berlin headquarters:
· office in the center of Berlin
· common vegan lunch
· team events like board games and/or movie nights, table tennis tournaments, etc.
For employees located in Germany:
· company pension scheme
Your application should include a cover letter, a CV and references.
We’ll then be in touch and inform you about further steps in the application process. Depending on the position, those steps usually include online trial tasks, two interviews conducted via phone or skype, and possibly a “trial day” (taking place in our office in Berlin or remotely).
Minimum Education Required