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Mercy For Animals is the largest and most effective international charity focused exclusively on preventing cruelty to farmed animals.

As part of an international team of innovators changing the world, you will do the most meaningful work of your life at MFA.

We’ve obtained unprecedented convictions of factory farms, pressured major companies to change how they treat animals, inspired millions to pledge to go vegetarian, and won major legislative victories.

We believe each of us deserves to bring our whole self to a safe environment where we can do our best work. At MFA, we foster an inclusive workplace where we lift one another up. Surveys and a staff-led culture committee elevate our staff’s voices.

We provide strong protections for our staff, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, or race. We extend these policies to interactions with donors, volunteers, interns, and contractors. We also celebrate LGBTQ pride, support women's rights, and encourage diversity.

We offer employees ample time off, flexible schedules, telecommuting opportunities, and generous benefits. Self-care, mindfulness, and work-life balance are essential to building a sustainable movement for animals. Our offices are also dog-friendly and vegan.

Our staff is our most valuable asset. Continual learning is part of everything we do. Employees have access to a resource library with thousands of training videos. MFA also offers excellent opportunities for advancement.

Ready to join the MFA team?

Email general inquiries to Jobs@MercyForAnimals.org.

Check out our current openings:

    Social Impact
  • Content Manager

    Content Manager

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Nonexempt
    Reports to: Vice President of Social Impact
    Position Location: Los Angeles (with flexibility to work remotely)

    Position Objectives:
    To create relevant and viral content for the organization’s blogs and specific social media channels; to research and investigate social media trends, news, and updates; to help maintain and grow Mercy For Animals’ social presence; to gain followers and increase traffic on the organization’s social media channels; and to gather and analyze social media and blog metrics

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
    ● Write five to 10 blog posts per week for the MFA blog
    ● Create and manage content for MFA’s social channels, specifically Twitter and YouTube
    ● Assist with community management of social media platforms
    ● Assist in development and execution of campaign strategies for Social Impact Department
    ● Keep abreast of the latest social media trends, including hashtags, memes, and viral campaigns
    ● Stay apprised of local, national, and international news stories relating to MFA’s mission
    ● Steward relationships with celebrities and social media influencers through engagement on social media
    ● Manage social media during live events
    ● Travel as necessary to produce and launch content, meet with internet celebrities, work events, and attend social media industry conferences
    ● Assist vice president of Social Impact Department with videos, photo shoots, and other communications projects as needed
    ● Adhere to all human resource and administrative policies and procedures
    ● Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

    Position Requirements:
    ● Minimum of two years’ experience in social media advocacy or closely related field
    ● Thorough knowledge of or willingness to learn existing and emerging social media channels
    ● Thorough knowledge of or willingness to learn Google Analytics and related measurement software, tools, and procedures
    ● Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
    ● Support for MFA’s philosophy and ability to professionally advocate MFA’s positions
    ● Commitment to the mission and objectives of the organization

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

    By submitting your information, you are indicating that you have read our Privacy Policy and accept its terms.

     

    Apply Now!
  • Administration
  • Finance Director

    Finance Director

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Exempt
    Reports to: Vice President of Administration
    Position Location: Los Angeles, CA or Remote

     Position Objective:

    To oversee the financial management of Mercy For Animals’ global operations through localized partnerships with accounting firms and regional staff; serve as primary liaison and workflow manager between staff, auditors, and accountants in the U.S. and Canada; and support senior leadership in financial planning and analysis, financial strategy, financial reporting, and budgeting while maintaining and improving internal controls

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Prepare budgets and forecasts, analyze financial performance, and monitor cash flow for a budget of up to $16 million (revenue streams include membership and foundation support and individual and corporate giving in six primary countries of operation)
    • Design, implement, and manage systems and procedures to support project planning, budgeting, and tracking to ensure reconciliation and compliance with financial policies
    • Support international staff and accounting firms with best practices, troubleshooting, and monthly reconciliation
    • Oversee U.S. and Canadian credit card accounts, manage transaction card flow, and reconcile accounts payable and receivable in partnership with MFA’s accounting firm
    • Prepare monthly global financial reports and provide updates on financial status to key leadership
    • Work with the people operations systems manager to process monthly payroll contributions and prepare annual financial payroll compliance testing for U.S. and Canada
    • Manage independent audit of financial statements; preparation of local, federal, and state or provincial tax returns; and compliance with local, federal, and state or provincial reporting obligations in U.S. and Canada
    • Maintain relationships with external auditors and international accounting firms, bankers, and legal counsel to determine best practices
    • Conceive of and implement continual improvement of financial management and reporting system to achieve peak operational efficiency, including but not limited to cash-flow modeling, evaluation of third-party vendors, negotiating fees, vetting and implementing new software solutions, and ongoing cost-saving analysis
    • Establish internal controls, policies, and procedures to mitigate risk and remain compliant with local, federal, and state or provincial laws and regulations
    • Provide best-practice guidelines with respect to organization-wide processes, including planning annual budgets, maintaining operational efficiencies, and managing the financial structure of international entities
    • Work with the fundraising team to manage revenue channels, including grants and all other donation types
    • Lead monthly meetings with department heads to discuss budget-to-actual comparisons and make adjustments
    • Prepare monthly reports with financial summary to senior leadership and quarterly performance reports for board of directors
    • Perform daily finance operations tasks that may include processing accounts receivable and accounts payable and gathering information to prepare balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and inventory reports
    • Manage direct reports in daily finance operations
    • Work with financial advisor to make recommendations for investment accounts
    • Follow all human resources and administrative policies and procedures
    • Perform any other duties assigned by supervisor

    Position Requirements:

    • CPA or bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration
    • Five to seven years’ professional experience
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel, Google Sheets, QuickBooks, or other accounting software
    • Experience supporting international entities (preferred)
    • Proven track record of budgeting, forecasting, and project planning
    • Ability to problem solve effectively and meet deadlines
    • Work experience in nonprofit finance (preferred)
    • Regular domestic travel to meet with senior leadership
    • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

    Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k retirement plan, and a pleasant vegan work environment.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

    By submitting your information, you are indicating that you have read our Privacy Policy and accept its terms.

    Apply Now!
  • Global Evaluation and Impact Manager

    Global Evaluation and Impact Manager

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Exempt
    Reports to: Senior Vice President, International
    Position Location: Los Angeles or São Paulo Office, or Remote

     Position Objective:

    To monitor, measure, and evaluate the impact of the organization’s programmatic work in all regions and strategically communicate global impact and findings to internal and external stakeholders

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Monitor the impact of programs and initiatives as set by the global strategy in all regions and departments and provide evaluations for global leadership
    • Ensure that all deliverables of the global dashboard project, including all measures of impact against the global strategy, are met and communicated in cooperation with the senior vice president, international
    • Liaise with program teams, leadership, regional heads, and external researchers and consultants as needed
    • Support regional heads, department heads, and team members in all aspects of monitoring, evaluating, and reporting impact
    • Perform monthly analysis of regional progress toward defined global goals
    • Assist senior vice president, international; and president with global strategic planning meetings
    • Ensure all documents for the global dashboard are updated by the document owners in each region
    • Collect relevant information from the global dashboard and work closely with the communications and creative teams to create accurate, concise, and visually appealing monthly reports, charts, graphics, and presentations for internal and external use
    • Compile information from the global dashboard into monthly public progress reports on the MFA website
    • Adhere to all human resource and administrative policies and procedures
    • Perform any other duties assigned by supervisor

    Position Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in program evaluation, education, planning, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Proficiency in Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel
    • Familiarity with Google Data Studio (a plus)
    • 3–5 years of professional experience related to research or evaluation, planning, communications, and preferably international nonprofit work
    • Global and cultural awareness and sensitivity
    • Excellent judgment and problem-solving ability
    • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
    • Strong project management skills
    • Adherence to a vegan lifestyle
    • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization

    Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k retirement plan, and a pleasant vegan work environment.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

    By submitting your information, you are indicating that you have read our Privacy Policy and accept its terms.

    Apply Now!

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Our Leadership Team

Changing Hearts. Changing Minds. Changing the World.

Leah Garcés

President

Leah Garcés serves as MFA's president. Leah has nearly 20 years of leadership experience in the animal protection movement. She oversaw international campaigns in 14 countries at the World Society for the Protection of Animals and launched Compassion in World Farming in the United States. Leah is also on the advisory boards of Encompass and Seattle Food Tech.


Leah lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, three kids, and two cats.

Lucas Alvarenga

Senior Vice President, International

Lucas Alvarenga serves as MFA's senior vice president of international programs. As a marketing professional, he was a serial entrepreneur in the digital arena. After deciding to dedicate his life to helping animals, he created Veggo.co, partnered with the Brazilian Vegetarian Society on a 21-Day Meatless Challenge, and organized Festival Veggo, the largest Brazilian vegan funfest. Lucas celebrated his 15th vegetarianism birthday by joining MFA’s team.

LeAnn Harris

Senior Vice President of Support

LeAnn Harris serves as MFA’s senior vice president of support. Her role provides strategic leadership to our support areas of communications, creative, optimization, and administration. In various industries from broadcast media to financial services, she has gained years of experience driving organizational growth and efficiencies. She is grateful for the opportunity to give a voice to the voiceless and help further our mission. LeAnn lives in Southern California and loves vegan burgers, her morning coffee, and discovering new cruelty-free fashion brands.

Lindsay Wolf

Vice President of Investigations

A former undercover investigator, Lindsay Wolf has gone behind the closed doors of factory farms, pet stores, vivisection labs, and other facilities to expose animal abuse. She is currently MFA's vice president of investigations.

Ari Solomon

Vice President of Social Impact

Ari Solomon is MFA's vice president of social impact, managing all things social media. He also serves as the liaison to celebrities involved in MFA’s campaigns. Ari is a prolific writer whose work appears regularly on The Huffington Post and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and The Advocate. Ari’s videos on veganism, including Sh*t Vegans Say, have become viral sensations, with nearly 2 million combined views.

Jake Morton

Vice President of Creative

Jake Morton is MFA's vice president of creative. A longtime MFA supporter and once volunteer, Jake first became involved in animal protection as a teenager after meeting MFA’s then president, Milo Runkle, during an outreach event in his hometown.

Geetika Sripathi

Vice President of Optimization

Geetika Sripathi is MFA's vice president of optimization. With a background in integrated marketing communications and digital media, Geetika applies best practices from the corporate sector to advocate for farmed animals. A lifelong vegetarian, Geetika felt compelled to go vegan after seeing shocking undercover footage of the dairy and egg industries. She lives in New York City with her rescued pup, Mookie.

Lena Ludwig

Vice President of Administration

Lena Ludwig is our vice president of administration, spearheading efforts to maintain a strong infrastructure. Lena oversees the organization's policies, operations, and finances. She has been vegan for almost two decades. Although she flourished in the corporate sector, Lena's true calling is to be a career animal rights activist. With her experience and passion united, Lena becomes more inspired and dedicated every day as part of MFA's team.

Alanna Devine

Managing Director, Canada

Alanna Devine is managing director of MFA in Canada, responsible for government and industry relations, media relations, financial and human resources, and MFA’s overall strategy in the country. Prior to joining MFA, Alanna spent over a decade as director of advocacy at the Montreal SPCA where she oversaw the advocacy and cruelty investigations departments; worked to improve municipal, provincial, and federal protection of animals; and led major awareness campaigns. After earning a BA in criminology, she obtained degrees in civil and common law from the McGill Faculty of Law. Alanna has clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada and is a member of the Ontario and Quebec bar associations. Alanna also co-teaches animal law at the McGill Faculty of Law.

Magnolia Martínez

Managing Director, Latin America

Magnolia Martínez is MFA’s managing director for Latin America. She became vegan in 2004, thanks to Rita, a dog she rescued from the streets while living in Mexico. Before joining MFA as a volunteer in 2013, Magnolia focused her career on social services and research. She was born in Colombia and currently lives in Texas with her husband, Mike; five dogs (Juana, Pelusa, K.C., Olivia, and Pablo); and Julia the cat.

Liz Quick

Director of Development

Liz Quick serves as MFA's director of development and supervises all MFA fundraising efforts and development staff. Liz went vegan over five years ago, after becoming aware of the harsh realities of factory farming. She lives in sunny Los Angeles and is a proud pug mama to her very, very lazy pug, Penny.

Kenny Torrella

Director of Communications

Kenny Torrella serves as MFA’s director of communications. He works with MFA’s team of writers and editors and has garnered media coverage for farmed animals in mainstream news outlets, such as the Associated Press, The Washington Post, and Fortune magazine. After watching undercover investigation footage from factory farms and slaughterhouses 10 years ago, Kenny became vegan and has been active for animals since. He lives in Washington, DC, with his partner and their rescue dog, Rihana.

Kelcey Meadows-Lucas

Philanthropy Officer

Kelcey Meadows-Lucas is one of MFA's philanthropy officers, helping our donors fulfill their dreams of ending farmed animal cruelty. Adopting a feisty terrier 15 years ago opened her heart to all animals. Kelcey soon became vegan and dedicated her life to helping animals. She brings more than a decade of fundraising experience to her position. Kelcey shares her home with her husband and toddler son.

John Karas

Philanthropy Officer

John Karas is MFA's philanthropy officer for the East Coast and the South. He works with friends and supporters who wish to match their personal philanthropic goals with MFA strategic initiatives. John is a graduate student researcher of social change and brings more than a decade of development experience to his position. John and his wife are parents of three great kids and share their home with adopted cats Rico and Captain, and rescue labs Baylor and Lola.

Tracy Keys

Philanthropy Officer

Tracy Keys is one of MFA’s philanthropy officers, helping donors make the greatest impact for animals with their giving. Prior to joining the MFA team, Tracy was executive director at the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation. Tracy received her BA in comparative literature from the University of California at Irvine. Her passion for animal rights began after reading Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation and participating in campus vivisection protests. She lives in Laguna Beach with her husband, two mixed-breed cats, and a Shih-Tzu rescued from the local shelter where she volunteers every Sunday.

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