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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:

    Optimization
  • Backend Developer

    Backend Developer

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

    Position Objective:

    Contribute to the development of web applications at all levels of the LAMP stack and proactively maintain internet-based Linux servers running the CentOS operating system

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Contribute to the development of web applications using PHP, MySQL, and Javascript
    • Maintain Linux-based servers hosting websites and internet-based server applications
    • Monitor and improve remote server health and security
    • Work with and advise the web and application development team to ensure security and proper functioning of servers, networks, and other systems
    • Create and update scripts performing various activities on the servers and perhaps elsewhere
    • Configure and optimize server applications
    • Complete other low- to medium-priority tasks in a timely manner as assigned by supervisor
    • Keep on top of relevant new trends
    • Follow all human resource and operational procedures
    • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor
     
    Position Requirements:
    • Four to eight years of backend development and server administrative experience
    • Experience with network security
    • Mastery of LAMP web technologies
    • Expertise in Linux servers (knowledge of the CentOS distribution a plus)
    • Familiarity with configuring and monitoring Apache, Postfix, and MySQL
    • Proficiency in server-scripting languages, such as bash and csh
    • Ability to recognize the technological needs of the organization
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Ability to problem solve effectively and meet deadlines
     
    Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, and a 401k retirement plan.
     
    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.

  • Database Associate

    Database Associate

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will
    Reports to: Research and Analytics Manager
    Position Location: Remote
     

    Position Objective:

    To support Mercy For Animals’ work through development, management, and manipulation of its data and information resources

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Contribute to the design, development, and strategy of database schemas and data dictionaries
    • Use SQL or other tools to write queries in order to generate custom reports, analyze proprietary data, and uncover valuable insights, including the following:
      • Creating and maintaining reports, dashboards, and data analysis tools to evaluate a variety of functions
      • Developing and/or managing audience segmentation logic and lists
    • Update, edit, and combine data from a variety of sources to conform with local standards and industry-wide best practices
    • Analyze data for errors and deficiencies and correct as needed
    • Transfer and upload data among formats and systems
    • Identify common problems in datasets and report patterns to supervisor
    • Comply with policies regarding data integrity and security, keeping contact information confidential
    • Develop and coordinate quality control and assurance processes and policies to monitor and maintain data integrity
    • Train and support staff on database schemas, data entry guidelines and functionality and use of internal tools and applications related to data and information resources, as needed
     
    Position Requirements:
    • Extensive experience with relational databases, such as MySQL or PostgreSQL
    • Hands-on experience with CRM and marketing automation tools such as Salesforce
    • Working knowledge of phpMyAdmin
    • Understanding of MySQL storage engines, disk I/O, and indexing performance
    • Experience in Unix command line or terminal
    • Some experience with PHP (preferred)
    • Some experience with Python, R, or similar tools (preferred)
    • Some experience with Tableau or similar tools (preferred)
    • Ability to perform complex technical and analytical tasks
    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, data science, information science, or a related field (master’s degree preferred)
    • Experience with database administration and help desk functions (preferred)
    • Ability to problem solve, learn quickly, and work well in collaborative team environments
    • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
     
    Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, and a 401k retirement plan.
     
    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.

  • Full Stack Developer

    Full Stack Developer

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will
    Reports to: Vice President of Optimization
    Position Location: Remote
     

    Position Objective:

    Contribute to the development of web applications at all levels of the LAMP stack

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Contribute to the development of web applications using PHP, MySQL, and Javascript
    • Assist with creating, updating, and fixing issues with websites and applications
    • Work with web and application development team to ensure timely completion of digital projects to support Mercy For Animals’ advocacy work
    • Complete other low- to medium-priority web and application tasks in a timely manner as assigned by supervisor
    • Keep on top of relevant new trends
    • Follow all human resource and operational procedures
    • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor
     
    Position Requirements:
    • Three to five years of full stack development experience
    • Knowledge of Wordpress
    • Advanced knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, Sass, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, and Linux systems
    • Mastery of LAMP web technologies
    • Ability to recognize the technological needs of the organization
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Ability to problem solve effectively and meet deadlines
    • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
     
    Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, and a 401k retirement plan.
     
    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.

  • Social Impact
  • Content Specialist, India

    Content Specialist, India

    Terms of Service: Full Time, Independent Contractor
    Reports to: Global Content Manager
    Position Location: Remote (India)

     

    Position Objective:

    To create relevant viral content for MFA India’s blogs and specific social media channels; to research and investigate social media trends, updates, and new platforms; to help maintain and grow MFA India’s audience; to gain followers and increase traffic on the organization’s social media channels; to liaise with internet personalities, including YouTube celebrities; and to assist with videos, photoshoots, and other social impact projects

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Write a minimum of five to 10 blog posts a week for ChooseVeg.in, Shakahar.in, and MFA India blogs
    • Translate and adapt relevant American English content for Hindi and Indian English blogs, investigation videos, and other social media copy
    • Create and manage content (such as blog posts, videos, photos, and photo memes) for MFA India’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media channels as directed by global content manager
    • Respond to comments, messages, and general interactions on MFA India’s social media platforms
    • Manage social media during live events
    • Assist in development and execution of campaign strategies for Social Impact Department
    • Serve as liaison between MFA and domestic Indian vegan or farmed animal advocacy organizations
    • Create images for social media content, including memes, image posts, GIFs, and other graphic materials
    • Steward relationships with social media influencers and internet personalities through networking, cold-calling, in-person meetings, and liaising with talent and booking agents
    • Research and assess all new and emerging social media platforms and determine how they can be used to expand MFA India’s audience and reach
    • 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 India’s mission
    • Travel as necessary to produce and launch content, meet with internet celebrities, work events, and attend social media industry conferences
    • Adhere to all human resource and administrative policies and procedures

    Position Requirements:

    • Minimum of two years’ experience managing social media platforms
    • Strong writing skills in both Hindi and English
    • Proficiency in multiple social media platforms, both established and emerging
    • Familiarity with animal rights issues and MFA’s campaigns
    • Knowledge of or willingness to learn Google Analytics and related measurement software, tools, and procedures
    • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, etc.)
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
    • Support for MFA’s philosophy and ability to professionally advocate MFA’s positions

    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.

  • Corporate Engagement
  • Director of Campaigns

    Director of Campaigns

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Exempt
    Reports to: Vice President of Corporate Engagement
    Position Location: Remote
     

    Position Objective:

    To plan, oversee, and execute strategic, cost-effective, public awareness campaigns that result in public animal welfare commitments from major food retailers, food producers, fast-food chains, foodservice companies, restaurants, consumer packaged goods companies, and other food industry entities

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Set the vision, direction, and strategy of MFA’s campaigns program on a global scale in collaboration with the VP of corporate engagement
    • Direct and expand the reach and influence of campaign activities with key stakeholders in the food industry to secure and implement commitments to eliminating cruel practices from their supply chains
    • Provide leadership, oversight, and support to all campaigns managers and staff, including establishing clear goals and expectations in partnership with managers
    • Oversee the design of campaign materials that are compliant with internal legal, editorial, and messaging standards
    • Monitor and evaluate all campaign activities and adjust program priorities and strategies as necessary
    • Oversee the Hen Heroes volunteer program and all other volunteer activities geared toward urging companies to reduce the amount of animal suffering in the food industry
    • Attend public events and stakeholder meetings to advance MFA’s mission, working closely with relevant MFA departments whenever appearances will result in materials or media coverage that might be shared with the public
    • Serve as a spokesperson for the organization
    • Maintain a close collaborative working relationship with the director of corporate relations to streamline and enhance communications and strategy when moving companies to campaign level
    • Work closely with MFA’s vice president of corporate engagement, the vice presidents and managing directors of each region, and other directors and key staff to help ensure the organization’s efforts are synergistically coordinated
    • Keep informed of local, national, and international issues, research, and advocacy related to the food industry and corporate campaigns
    • Adhere to all human resource and administrative policies and procedures
    • Perform any other duties assigned by supervisor

    Position Requirements:

    • Demonstrated leadership experience and ability to motivate, inspire, and lead remote staff
    • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years’ experience in campaigning, issue advocacy, or related area
    • Public speaking, communications, and outreach experience
    • Proven exceptional skills in project management, research, and strategic planning
    • Support for MFA’s philosophy and ability to professionally advocate MFA’s positions
    • Commitment to the mission and objectives of the organization
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle

    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.

  • Vice President of Corporate Engagement

    Vice President of Corporate Engagement

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

     

    Position Objective:

    To provide global strategic leadership and oversight for the corporate engagement department, including public awareness campaigns, corporate outreach, food policy/meat reduction programs, and animal welfare policies; set short-term and long-range goals; and establish, oversee, and implement strategies, plans, and policies to further the mission of Mercy For Animals

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Develop and implement innovative and effective strategies for MFA’s work with government agencies and major food industry companies and associations to expand cruelty-free food options and identify, solicit, and leverage meaningful animal welfare policies, including elimination of cruel supply chain practices
    • Provide leadership and support to all corporate engagement employees, including establishing clear goals and expectations in partnership with global managers
    • Prepare and deliver effective presentations to corporate and government executives to encourage and facilitate meaningful animal welfare policies and meat reduction programs
    • Attend and speak at annual shareholder meetings of major food industry companies to educate shareholders and positively influence corporate animal welfare guidelines and purchasing policies
    • Assist the legal department in drafting shareholder resolutions and supporting statements regarding farmed animal welfare issues within major corporations
    • Research the animal welfare guidelines of major corporations and inform MFA’s campaigns and investigations departments of such guidelines insofar as they are relevant to these departments’ work
    • Ensure corporate campaign and relations strategies are harmonized with MFA’s overall strategy by working closely with the investigations, legal, and social impact departments
    • Ensure all public-facing departmental communications are consistent with MFA messaging guidelines
    • Serve as a media spokesperson as necessary for MFA and its corporate engagement program
    • Cultivate respectful and cordial relationships with major corporations and key executives
    • Follow all human resource and operational policies and ensure the corporate engagement department is in full compliance

    Position Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in business, public relations, or related field or equivalent experience
    • Minimum of five years’ experience in corporate affairs, campaigning, advocacy, or closely related area
    • Exceptionally strong work ethic and drive to succeed
    • Strong business acumen and leadership skills
    • Understanding of the food industry and key farmed animal welfare issues
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate professionally and persuasively
    • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and relationships at one time
    • Willingness and ability to travel with moderate frequency
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle

    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.

  • Administration
  • Executive Project Coordinator, Programs

    Executive Project Coordinator, Programs

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Nonexempt
    Reports to: Senior Vice President, Programs
    Position Location: Los Angeles, CA 

    Position Objective:

    To provide high-level, confidential project execution and administrative support to the senior vice president of programs and general counsel of Mercy For Animals

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Initiate, manage, and complete projects as assigned by the senior vice president that may involve convening or coordinating with groups of staff, consultants, and others
    • Research, collect, analyze, and present data related to all MFA program areas
    • Manage and support the senior vice president’s schedule by maintaining and tracking the calendar, booking all travel arrangements, and scheduling and confirming meetings
    • Draft letters, correspondence, presentations, and general informational materials
    • Manage all general inquiries to the senior vice president, including telephone, visitor reception, and mail
    • Provide administrative and accounting support to the senior vice president, including completion of expense reports
    • Travel both domestically and internationally to assist the work of the senior vice president
    • Follow all human resource and administrative policies and procedures

    Position Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, nonprofit management, or communications (preferred)
    • Minimum of three years’ work experience in a high-level administrative capacity, preferably including project management (nonprofit experience preferred)
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a high degree of organization and efficiency
    • Self-motivation with ability to work well independently and under pressure, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines
    • Ability to work creatively and effectively as a member of a team
    • Friendly, positive, customer-service-oriented personality
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
    • Thorough knowledge of or willingness to learn Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive
    • Professional appearance and 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.

  • Managing Director, Asia (Hong Kong, Mainland China) MFA亞洲主管(香港、内地)

    Managing Director, Asia (Hong Kong, Mainland China) MFA亞洲主管(香港、内地)

    Terms of Employment: Full Time

    雇傭條款:全職,獨立合約員工

     Reports to: Senior Vice President, International

    報道給:主席

    Position Location: Hong Kong or Mainland China

    職位地點:最好是香港或者内地

    Position Objective:

    Oversee Mercy For Animals’ work in Hong Kong, and mainland China by providing strategic leadership in the principal areas of fundraising, administration, investigations, corporate engagement, legal, and social impact; manage new hires and key relationships; and help implement short-term and long-range goals, plans, and policies to further the organization’s mission

    職位目標:

    視察MFA憫惜動物於香港與内地的一切工作,包括與所有活動和計劃保持同步,管理新人員以及重要地關系,並且協助所有戰略上的決策。

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Help identify, recruit, interview, and select new team members in Hong Kong and mainland China
    • Create and build relationships with key companies, supporters, politicians, and others to grow MFA’s reach and impact
    • Assist in development of operational processes and communication channels to foster and sustain strong team cohesion and high morale among all team members
    • Assist with development, corporate outreach, and public policy work as needed
    • Help execute any and all programs for which dedicated staff have not been hired or for which vacancies have arisen, including translation; operations and human resources; creating and sharing social media content and blogs; and meeting with lawmakers, corporate officials, and donors
    • Serve as a spokesperson for MFA at press conferences, meetings, and other events
    • Work closely with vice presidents, managing directors, and program heads to ensure program activities in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan are maximally successful and culturally appropriate
    • Help develop MFA’s presence in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan with optimal tone, approach, positioning, and branding
    • Provide all necessary conditions for all departments to achieve their goals in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan
    • Maintain strong working relationships with other nonprofit organizations working on farmed animal welfare and other causes related to MFA’s mission
    • Identify new opportunities for program growth, including novel programming, fundraising, and partnerships in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan
    • Adhere to all human resource and administrative policies and procedures
    • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor

    主要工作職責:

    • 創建並保持與關鍵公司,支持者,政客等的關系,以幫助MFA在宣傳與影響上的擴大
    • 確保所有在香港與内地的員工和合約員工的團隊凝聚力和士氣,並幫助發展所
    • 需要的達到此目的的方法以及溝通渠道
    • 幫助識別,招募,面試,以及選擇新加入的員工和合約員工
    • 如有需要,協調與發展部,企業推廣部,公共政策部的工作
    • 在尚未成功招募新人員或者職位空缺的時候,幫助執行任何以及所有活動所需區域的工作,包括翻譯,操作,人力資源,創造並分享社交媒體內容和博客
    • 為MFA憫惜動物在新聞發布會以及其他活動上擔任發言人
    • 與其他副主席密切地合作與管理,確保於香港與内地的活動是文化上適宜並能將成功最大化
    • 使用最佳的格調,方式,定位,品牌術,幫助MFA憫惜動物發展在香港與内地的形象
    • 幫助香港與内地的所有部門實現目標而提供所有需要的支持
    • 與其他農場動物福利的非牟利組織以及其他與MFA目標相關的組織保持密切的工作關系
    • 識別有助於香港與内地的計劃成長的新機會,包括創新的計劃,籌款,合作

    Position Requirements:

    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate professionally and persuasively, both verbally and in writing
    • Comfort with public speaking
    • Strong work ethic and drive to succeed
    • Keen judgment with respect to hiring and other decisions for MFA in Hong Kong and mainland China
    • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and relationships at once
    • Willingness and ability to travel with great frequency
    • Verbal and written fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese
    • Preferred fluency in Cantonese
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
    • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

    崗位要求:

    • 英語能力(中等水平;並不需要您是英語專家,因為我們可以為您購買學習英語的工具幫助您改進)
    • 強大的人際交往能力,以及在口語和寫作中專業並說服力強的溝通技能
    • 普通話的聽說讀寫能力
    • 最好能夠粵語流利
    • 無懼於公開演講
    • 非常有職業道德以及成功的動力
    • 保持判斷力,包括在選擇MFA員工的時候
    • 出色的組織技能,以及同時管理多項任務和關系的技能
    • 願意並能夠經常性地旅遊
    • 對於組織的目標作出承諾

  • Managing Director, India

    Managing Director, India

    Terms of Service: Independent Contractor
    Reports to: President
    Position Location: Remote, India

     

    Position Objective:

    Oversee Mercy For Animals’ work in India, including staying abreast of all programs and activities, managing new hires and key relationships, and assisting with all strategic decisions

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Create and build relationships with key companies, supporters, politicians, and others to grow MFA’s reach and impact
    • Ensure strong team cohesion and high morale among all contractors in India by developing necessary processes and communication channels
    • Assist with development of corporate outreach and policy work as needed
    • Aid in identifying, recruiting, interviewing, and selecting new staff and contractors
    • Help execute areas of work for which dedicated staff have not been hired or for which vacancies have arisen
    • Serve as a spokesperson for MFA at press conferences and other events
    • Work closely with program heads and other vice presidents to ensure program activities in India are carried out successfully with all necessary cultural knowledge
    • Help develop MFA’s brand in India with proper tone, approach, positioning, and branding
    • Provide all necessary conditions for all departments to achieve their goals
    • Maintain strong working relationships with other nonprofit organizations focused on farmed animal welfare and other causes related to MFA’s mission
    • Identify new opportunities for MFA in India including program growth, novel programming concepts, fundraising opportunities, and partnerships

    Position Requirements:

    • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Hindi
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate professionally and persuasively
    • Comfort with public speaking
    • Strong work ethic and drive to succeed
    • Keen judgment with respect to hiring and other decisions for MFA in India
    • Highly organized workstyle and ability to manage multiple projects and relationships simultaneously
    • Willingness and ability to travel frequently
    • Commitment to the 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.

  • People Operations
  • Learning and Culture Specialist

    Learning and Culture Specialist

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Nonexempt
    Reports to: Director of People Operations
    Position Location: Los Angeles, CA

     

    Position Objective:

    To design and facilitate culturally competent training programs that enhance employee engagement, performance, and satisfaction in alignment with the organization’s core values and mission and to support organizational and employee development, diversity, equity, and inclusion

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Work with director of people operations to identify organizational training needs via annual and ongoing needs analysis
    • Collaborate with leadership and supervisors to advance global people operation initiatives that promote and sustain diversity, equity, and inclusion across the organization
    • Design, develop, and evaluate engaging training curriculum
    • Establish and manage incentive program to encourage employee use of Lynda.com and other learning resources for independent personal and professional development
    • Apply adult-learning methodologies and ADDIE principles to all course content creation
    • Create and maintain standard operating procedures for all course content development
    • Track and report training activities
    • Effectively and dynamically facilitate organization-wide, small-group, and individual training sessions in person and online
    • Support, track, and evaluate annual performance review process and assist supervisors with individual employee development plans
    • Train and coach supervisors and others involved in employee development efforts
    • Assess organizational culture and foster employee engagement in collaboration with the culture committee
    • Ensure organizational culture and values are embedded in all training and development activities
    • Adhere to all human resource and administrative policies and procedures

    Position Requirements:

    • Three to five years’ experience in employee training and talent development
    • Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, human resources, i/o psychology, or related field (preferred)
    • CPLP certification (preferred)
    • Thorough knowledge of adult learning and instructional design
    • Excellent written, verbal, and cross-cultural communication skills, with the ability to convey information clearly and meaningfully
    • Strong interpersonal skills and understanding of cultural diversity
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle

    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.

  • Legal
  • Legal Assistant

    Legal Assistant

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Nonexempt
    Reports to:Director of Legal Compliance and Vice President of Legal Affairs
    Position Location: Los Angeles, CA

     

    Position Objective:

    To provide administrative support to MFA’s legal department and have primary responsibility for routine corporate governance and operational tasks for the organization

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Work with third-party charitable registration administrator to carry out routine state and federal filings with various secretaries of state and state attorneys general
    • Monitor and ensure compliance with unemployment, workers’ compensation, insurance, and other state corporate compliance laws, regulations, and policies
    • Conduct legal and factual research as needed
    • Assist with coordination of MFA’s international legal advocacy and compliance efforts
    • Maintain various legal department databases
    • Respond to requests for information and prepare correspondence on behalf of legal department attorneys
    • Facilitate meetings and maintain attorney calendars, including scheduling travel when necessary
    • Provide administrative support to legal department attorneys, including day-to-day office management and coordination of legal department interns
    • Assist legal department attorneys with substantive workload on an as-needed basis
    • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

    Position Requirements:       

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Paralegal certification (preferred)
    • Minimum of two years’ experience as a legal assistant or paralegal (strongly preferred)
    • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
    • General knowledge of legal concepts and procedures
    • Ability to work well in a team setting
    • Superior writing and interpersonal skills
    • Thorough knowledge of animal protection issues and MFA’s campaigns
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
    • 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.

  • Staff Attorney, India

    Staff Attorney, India

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will
    Reports to: General Counsel and Director of Legal Compliance
    Position Location: India 

     

    Position Objective: To ensure the organization’s legal compliance in all aspects of its operations and assist MFA’s efforts in effectively using the legal system to advocate on behalf of farmed animals

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Research and analyze Indian and international laws and policies concerning free speech, defamation, and intellectual property
    • Ensure legal compliance of corporate campaigns materials
    • Draft and review contracts, leases, and other legal documents
    • Oversee corporate and governmental compliance, adherence to charitable fundraising requirements, and regulatory and tax filings in India
    • Provide analysis and review of corporate campaigns materials and strategies
    • Oversee and manage all intellectual property issues
    • Manage the organization’s various insurance policies
    • Conduct research and provide guidance on HR and labor and employment issues
    • Assist the development department with trusts, estates, and other planned giving matters
    • Develop and implement standard operating procedures for the organization
    • Assist with the supervision of legal interns
    • Develop and maintain close working relationships with attorneys in other organizations
    • Handle any other legal issues that may arise during the day-to-day operations of the organization
    • Follow all human resource and operational procedures
    • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

    Position Requirements:

    • Law degree from an accredited law school
    • Preferred minimum of five years’ experience practicing law
    • Fluency in English and Hindi
    • Thorough knowledge of animal rights legal issues and MFA’s campaigns preferred
    • Demonstrated ability to address and overcome problems and negotiate with third parties
    • Strongly preferred ability to conduct press conferences and interviews with media
    • Proven exceptional organizational and writing skills
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills
    • Willingness and ability to travel on short notice
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
    • Commitment to the 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.

  • Vice President of Legal

    Vice President of Legal

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Exempt
    Reports to: Senior Vice President, Programs
    Position Location: Los Angeles, CA

    Position Objective:

    To effectively use the legal system to advocate on behalf of farmed animals and to ensure the organization’s legal compliance in all aspects of its operations

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Assist the investigations department by conducting necessary legal research into state-specific laws and regulations and address any legal issues arising during the course of investigations
    • Oversee the organization’s requests for criminal prosecutions of animal abusers by reviewing investigative footage, drafting legal petitions, and meeting with and assisting law enforcement
    • Work to advance farmed animal interests in state and federal legislation
    • Research, develop, and implement proactive legal initiatives including lawsuits, petitions, and complaints to state & federal agencies
    • Review and draft contracts, leases, agreements, and other legal documents
    • Maintain compliance with all corporate governance requirements and human resources and employment regulations, including but not limited to secretary of state and attorney general annual filings, sales tax remittance, unemployment fund contributions, IRS filings, board of director protocols, labor laws, and insurance matters, with the Vice President of Administration
    • Ensure the legal compliance of the various campaigns and undertakings of the different departments and competently handle any other legal issues that may arise during the day-to-day operations of the organization
    • Serve as a spokesperson for the organization by drafting press releases and media statements, conducting press conferences, and participating in media interviews regarding any of the organization’s undertakings  
    • Develop and maintain close working relationships with private pro bono counsel and attorneys in other animal protection organizations
    • Oversee the organization’s legal internship program, and supervise and manage all members of the legal advocacy department
    • Communicate and meet with members and supporters of the organization as appropriate
    • Follow all human resource and operational procedures and ensure that the legal advocacy department is in full compliance
    • Supervise and manage all members of the legal department
    • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

    Position Requirements

    • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school.  
    • Minimum of ten years of previous experience practicing law  
    • Thorough knowledge of animal rights legal issues and Mercy For Animals campaigns  
    • Demonstrated ability to create and deliver presentations, address and overcome problems, and negotiate with third parties
    • Proven exceptional organizational and writing skills  
    • Ability to work well in a team setting
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills
    • Willingness and ability to travel extensively on short notice
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle  
    • Commitment to the mission and objectives of the organization

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

    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.

  • Development
  • Philanthropy Officer

    Philanthropy Officer

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Exempt
    Reports to: Associate Director of Major Gifts 
    Position Location: Los Angeles or Southern California 

    Position Objective:

    To advance the impact of Mercy For Animals by cultivating and stewarding a sustainable portfolio of high-value major-donor partners; meet or exceed revenue targets through solicitation of major gifts; and manage a portfolio of major-gift donors located in a defined territory primarily encompassing Southern California, with additional territory responsibilities across the southern United States

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Manage a portfolio of 120-150 major gift donors
    • Execute annual strategies based on varied priorities within the assigned portfolio of donors
    • Meet or exceed monthly metrics for visits, solicitations, proposals, and gifts
    • Work with team supervisor to routinely review donor portfolio and qualify or cultivate new prospects
    • Coordinate inclusion of executive and programmatic leaders in the cultivation and solicitation process whenever appropriate
    • Implement core components of donor cultivation and fundraising events and collaborate with events team and other departments as necessary
    • Assist with securing corporate sponsors and leadership gifts in advance of annual gala
    • Maintain meticulous records of all donor contacts and related action items
    • Frequently travel within defined territory, including trips up to two weeks in duration
    • Accurately track individual receipts and business expenses required for accounting purposes
    • Serve as member of the development project team to assist with fundraising appeal planning and execution, donor relations, database conversion, and other joint projects within the department
    • Collaborate with other major gift team members effectively and with a focus on shared goals and priorities
    • Adhere to all human resource and administrative policies and procedures

    Position Requirements:         

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Minimum of five years’ previous development experience, including working in a major gifts officer capacity
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Outgoing and friendly personality
    • Adeptness at building strong rapport with donors, volunteers, and colleagues
    • Collaborative, team-playing spirit
    • Transparent and reliable work style (experience with a remote organizational structure a plus)
    • Experience writing fundraising proposals
    • Strong time management skills, organizational ability, and attention to detail
    • Enthusiasm for frequent travel (25 percent of work time), including some evening and weekend work
    • 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.

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Matt Rice

President

Matt Rice serves as president of Mercy For Animals. He oversees all of MFA's departments and work in six countries. For more than 15 years, Matt has been a central leader in the animal protection movement. He has overseen many of MFA’s biggest cases, most successful campaigns, and other victories. Matt began in MFA’s New York office carrying out grassroots outreach before being promoted to director of operations. He later took over as director of investigations, working closely with our brave undercover investigators, before moving on to the role of executive vice president. Matt lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Tammy, and rescued parakeets, Buffy and Winnie.

Vandhana Bala

Senior Vice President of Programs and General Counsel

Vandhana Bala serves as our senior vice president of programs and general counsel. She oversees MFA's legal, investigations, corporate engagement, and social impact programs. After becoming interested in animal rights in law school, Vandhana led MFA's legal department for 7 years, obtaining unprecedented progress for animals in courtrooms, on ballots, and within government institutions. In addition, she has played a leading role in expanding MFA’s life-saving work internationally. Vandhana sees how quickly compassion for animals resonates with people across all cultures, and she believes we are unstoppable when we work together.

Blanka Alfaro

Senior Vice President, International

Blanka Alfaro serves as our senior vice president of international programs. Blanka worked in graphic design and marketing before leaving the world of commercial advertising to apply her skills to helping animals.

 

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 vice president of investigations.

Ari Solomon

Vice President of Social Impact

Ari Solomon is our 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 our 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 president, Nathan 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.

Lucas Alvarenga

Vice President, Brazil

Lucas Alvarenga serves as vice president for MFA in Brazil. 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.

Liz Quick

Director of Development

Liz Quick serves as our 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 Mercy For Animals’ 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 serves as philanthropy officer, 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 our 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.

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