Animal Welfare Approved


Program Assistant

Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) seeks a Program Assistant to manage the AWA office headquarters in Alexandria, VA. This is a full-time position located in Alexandria, VA.


• Keep track of all program promotional material inventory; order as needed
• Put together and ship all packages to farmers, staff and volunteers
• Manage AWA egg carton sales department, including inventory, packing, payments and shipping
• Update database and website content
• May be called upon to manage internship program

• Manage AWA’s headquarter office including handling office needs, UPS shipping services, and directing incoming and outgoing mail
• Serve as point of contact for AWA by phone, in person, and by email. Must represent AWA with courtesy and professionalism and must make customer service a priority.
Review and submit staff expense reports and invoicing
• Handle other administrative needs as necessary (mailings, conference registrations, membership renewals, etc.) for off-site staff

• At least two years of administrative office experience required
• Must be able to work independently and be a motivated, enthusiastic team player
• Must be detail-oriented with very strong organizational skills and ability to think outside the box
• Must have excellent customer service skills and be comfortable on the phone
• Must be delivery focused and result-oriented
• Proficiency in Microsoft Suite required (Word, Excel, Outlook)
• Experience with QuickBooks a plus
• Must be capable of lifting 40+ pounds on a regular basis

Location: 1007 Queen Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Free parking. Metro Accessible: Braddock Road or King Street on the yellow line.

Reports to: Program Coordinator
Key relationships: Program Director, Lead Farmer and Market Outreach Coordinator, Regional Farmer and Market Outreach Coordinators

How to Apply
• Send cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three references to: Please list “Program Assistant” in the email subject line.
• Deadline for applications is September 5, 2014 with a preferred starting date of October 1, 2014.



Animal Welfare Approved Seeks Winter/Spring 2010 Marketing Intern

The Animal Welfare Approved program is seeking interns for Winter/Spring 2010. The Animal Welfare Approved program and food label promote the well-being of animals and the sustainability of humane family farms. We unite conscientious consumers with farmers who raise their animals with compassion.

Marketing Intern Tasks –

·Search engine optimization

·Research and increase links from relevant websites to AWA

·Update social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

Consumer and Farmer Outreach:

·Assist with mailings to prospective farmers, consumers, chefs, extension agents, etc.

·Research and attend conferences when necessary to assist with tabling, giving out materials, and informing attendees about Animal Welfare Approved’s services

·Maintain contact lists from conferences and events

·Contact AWA farmers to update vendor listings on website

·Research prospective farmers


·Research press contacts, and send press releases

·Implement photograph filing system

·Write content for Animal Welfare Approved blog

·Write farmer profiles for website

·Monitor news about program farms through Google Alerts

Other marketing and public relations tasks as assigned.


Ideal candidate is a graduate student, although undergraduate students may be considered. Intern should have an interest in farm animal welfare, sustainable agriculture, or food policy as well as communications and public relations.

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Detail-oriented, with strong organizational, communication, and writing skills.


1007 Queen Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314 (King Street or Braddock Road metro access)


January 11, 2010 to May 28, 2010

Reports to:

Director of Marketing and Public Relations

How to apply:

Submit 300-500 word statement describing interest in farm animal welfare and communications work, a resume, cover letter, and three references to: Winter/Spring 2010 Marketing Intern Application at or by fax at (202) 446-2151.