ProVeg International

ProVeg International, USA Branch - Executive Director


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ProVeg is a food awareness organisation with the mission to reduce global animal consumption by 50% by the year 2040. We are active in eight countries across four continents and are growing rapidly. We work with governments, private companies, public institutions, medical professionals, and the public to help the world transition to a more plant-based society and economy that is sustainable for humans, animals, and our planet.

We base our strategy on empirically-based evidence whenever possible. We seek to stay abreast of the latest research to inform our strategic considerations and outreach materials. We evaluate all of our programs to make sure we are allocating our resources in the best way to reach our goal.

ProVeg fosters a culture in which challenges become opportunities to learn through constructive feedback. Changing the global food system is a big task, and we seek out team members who think outside the box. Creative thinking and critical problem-solving skills are vital to accomplishing our ambitious goals. We believe that an organisation that includes all types of voices is a more effective organisation.

Diversity Statement ProVeg is committed to equal employment opportunity for all, regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, refugee background, genetic information, disability, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, HIV status, gender identity, or gender expression. People of colour, women, people with disabilities, people from LGBTQIA+ communities, elderly people, refugees and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


The Executive Director is the key management leader of the ProVeg International USA branch. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organizationā€™s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. In program development and administration, other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and stakeholder engagement.


General Responsibilities:

Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.

Provide leadership in developing programs, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.

Promote active and broad participation by stakeholders in all areas of the organizationā€™s work.

Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

Maintain a strong working knowledge of significant developments and trends and significant players within the field of the vegan and animal rights movement in the US.

In communications, the Executive Director will:

See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.

Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.

Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with stakeholders and relevant organizations.

Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.

In relations with staff, the Executive Director will:

Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and redundancy of all personnel.

Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.

See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.

Encourage staff and volunteer development and training, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the overall program of the organization.

Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse workforce of top quality people.

In budget and finance, the Executive Director will:

Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.

Work with staff and the board in preparing the budget; see that the organization operates within budget.

Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.

Jointly, with the president and secretary of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.

In fundraising and donor relations, the Executive Director will:

Engage with major donors, foundations, and other relevant stakeholders

Actively seek new fundraising opportunities


5+ yearsā€™ experience in senior nonprofit management in the US

Masterā€™s Degree, graduate degree or professional certification strongly preferred

Excellent leadership skills with integrity and authenticity

Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting

Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating and program development

Ability to convey the vision of ProVeg Internationalā€™s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers, donors and other stakeholders

Expert knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations

Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to motivate and engage

Strong written and oral communication skills in English, additional language skills desirable

Strong public speaking skills

Willingness to travel nationally and internationally

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, small yet rapidly growing nonprofit work environment.

Sound knowledge and understanding of the US Animal Rights movement

Good understanding of and alignment with ProVeg Internationalā€™s vision and mission

Dedication to a vegan lifestyle strongly preferred

Experience in working with people from different backgrounds and a strong commitment to equal opportunities


Salary dependent upon experience and qualification

Health care

3 weeksā€™ paid vacation, 10 paid national holidays, 5 paid sick days

Provision of work laptop

Flexible, trust-based working arrangements and home office arrangements

Strong organisational focus on personal development and designated training budget

Career development support

Mindfulness Program

Net wage optimization

We are a workplace that encourages everyone to bring their whole selves to work. We are an inclusive workplace for our diverse employees around the world

And last but not least: Become part of a great team and work with us towards a world where everyone chooses delicious and healthy food that is good for all humans, animals, and our planet!


Application deadline: open until filled Phone interviews: Flexible Face to face interviews: Flexible Start date: Immediate


Your application should include a cover letter and CV. Please tell us how you found this job ad. Please send us your application using our online form. ( Thank you!

The upcoming steps include 1. Online test 2. Online trial tasks 3. A first phone interview 4. Additional interviews as needed 5. final decision


Reports to: ProVeg International, USA Branch Board of Directors Department: ProVeg International USA branch Location: Remote Hours: 40hrs per week

Time commitment: Full time

  • Category Long-Term Future
  • Created by Nina Stummvoll
  • Submitted 14 Dec
  • Last updated 14 Dec