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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.

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Check out our current openings:

    Development
  • Development Assistant

    Development Assistant

    Los Angeles, CA (Headquarters)

    As development assistant, you will advance the work of Mercy For Animals as our front-facing donor relations representative, helping coordinate gift acknowledgments, cultivate donors, steward gifts, and provide administrative assistance to the Development Department.

     

    You will bring much-needed support to the Development Department by coordinating the influx of gift-related communications and responding in a timely and courteous manner to donors and third-party fundraisers.  

     

    You will do invaluable work:

    • Draft and regularly update acknowledgment letters and process gift-related mail 
    • Regularly update and review donation records
    • Serve as liaison to caging- and acknowledgment-processing vendors and submit check requests for vendor services 
    • Create reports as needed to assess development and annual giving performance
    • Research major gift prospects and provide philanthropy team with reports 
    • Assist with portfolio-related data entry 
    • Scan and upload necessary documentation for record keeping
    • Conduct in-person bank deposits
    • Retrieve mail from Mercy For Animals’ post office box weekly
    • Manage development materials stock
    • Provide support to the Development Department during events and special campaigns
    • Follow all organizational policies and procedures
    • Perform any other duties assigned by supervisor

     

    Your qualifications will take our development team to the next level:

    • One year of professional experience in customer service, communications, or a related field
    • Fundraising or nonprofit experience (preferred)
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow Mercy For Animals’ style and editing guidelines
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • High level of organization and efficiency
    • Self-motivation and ability to work well independently and under pressure
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet competing deadlines
    • Willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes weekends and overtime during development events and heavy work periods
    • Ability to work creatively and effectively as a team member
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Google Docs
    • Experience with Salesforce or donor databases (preferred)
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
    • Friendly, positive, and service-oriented personality
    • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization

     

    Is this the right fit? Absolutely, if this sounds like you:

    I am highly organized and self-motivated, with a knack for devising out-of-the-box solutions to complex problems. Globally minded, I am adept at culturally competent communications. As a vegan, I am passionate about the mission, vision, and values of Mercy For Animals. 

     

    Compensation and Benefits

    Earn an annual salary of $30,000–$38,000, depending on qualifications. Our paid-time-off policy, including 20 vacation days a year, staff-appreciation days, holidays, and sick leave is as generous as our no- or low-cost health insurance. We also offer a 401(k) plan, not to mention a collaborative and innovative work environment.

     

    We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications, so be sure to clearly convey in your cover letter your general fit for the role. A few things we would love to learn about are professional experience, internships, volunteer work, and side projects, as well as your overall alignment with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

     

    Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization, and we value diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability are encouraged to apply. We are committed to providing an inclusive, positive, respectful, safe, and supportive work environment where equal opportunities are available to all team members. 

     

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  • Director of Annual Giving

    Director of Annual Giving

    Director of Annual Giving

    Los Angeles Office or Remote in the U.S.

    As director of annual giving, you will create and manage a comprehensive, year-round fundraising plan for annual giving that will increase, diversify, and engage our donor base in support of Mercy For Animals’ strategic plan.

    You will help build and mentor a successful annual-giving team and partner with the senior vice president of development to devise and implement a comprehensive annual-giving plan to meet strategic objectives and financial goals.  

    You will do vital work:

    • Direct the entire annual-giving and donor-relations program in the Development Department
    • Coordinate communications and set strategy between our external direct-marketing provider and relevant Mercy For Animals staff to effectively and efficiently implement digital and direct-mail campaigns 
    • Supervise and mentor development coordinators and specialists, directing their efforts and leveraging their unique skills to generate revenue and maximize efficiency for the department
    • Manage and develop the sustained-giving program for maximum growth and retention 
    • Develop and implement strategies to promote donor growth and engagement in all areas of the annual campaign 
    • Research and propose new processes or systems to best utilize Mercy For Animals’ resources to support annual giving
    • Collaborate with the senior vice president of development to define, track, and meet the monetary, participatory, and qualitative goals for the program 
    • Generate weekly and monthly reports on direct-marketing metrics and revenue 

    Your qualifications will bring our team to new heights:

    • Minimum of five years’ experience in nonprofit fundraising or a closely related field 
    • Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, public relations, communications, or related field, or equivalent experience 
    • Experience building and managing a team
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
    • High level of organization and efficiency 
    • Self-motivation, with the ability to work well independently and under pressure 
    • Supportive, team-oriented attitude 
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet competing deadlines 
    • Experience with Salesforce or donor databases (preferred) 

    Is this the right fit? Absolutely, if this sounds like you:

    I’m a positive and proactive leader with an innate ability to inspire and motivate others. A strong communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills, I enjoy collaborating and interacting with people from all backgrounds. I thrive under pressure and deadlines, and I know how to effectively manage time and resources. I’m vegan and fiercely passionate about animal welfare. 

    Compensation and Benefits

    Earn an annual salary of $60,000–$70,000, depending on qualifications. Our paid time-off policy, including 20 vacation days a year, staff-appreciation days, holidays, and sick leave, is as generous as our no- or low-cost health insurance. We also offer a 401(k) plan, not to mention a collaborative and innovative work environment. 

    We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications, so be sure to clearly convey in your cover letter your general fit for the role. A few things we would love to learn about are professional experience, internships, volunteer work, and side projects, as well as your overall alignment with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

    Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization, and we value diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability are encouraged to apply. We are committed to providing an inclusive, positive, respectful, safe, and supportive work environment where equal opportunities are available to all team members. 

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

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  • Director of Events

    Director of Events

    Director of Events

    Remote in the United States 

     

    As director of events, you will advance the revenue and work of Mercy For Animals by providing strategic leadership and oversight of the events program and direct all aspects of events hosted or sponsored by Mercy For Animals, including the annual gala in Los Angeles and smaller fundraising events in other key supporter cities.

     

    You will spearhead a mission to plan, design, manage, and oversee Mercy For Animals’ event program and ensure the program supports the Development Department and organizational strategies, goals, and objectives by partnering with the major gifts team.

     

    You will do invaluable work:

    • Create an annual overarching strategy for fundraising events to increase Mercy For Animals’ brand recognition and significantly expand our fundraising pipelines
    • Plan and execute event strategies designed to support the organization’s strategic goals and objectives
    • Create, seek approval for, monitor, and ensure adherence to event budgets 
    • Scout, select, and book event venues
    • Design event layout, program, flow, and timeline
    • Manage and ensure proper training of event-day volunteers and team members
    • Select vendors, negotiate contracts, and ensure invoice fulfillment 
    • Develop policies and standard operating procedures for Mercy For Animals events
    • Lead a cross-functional team comprising the development team and other departments on events; sponsorship and partnership outreach; and fundraising efforts, including mobile giving, donation cards, and live auctions
    • Conduct post-event analyses, lead event staff, and prepare event analysis reports for leadership and volunteers 
    • Hire, train, and supervise professional staff; establish and monitor goals; provide performance feedback and coaching; and support professional development
    • Follow performance management procedures; manage performance issues; use independent, consistent, and fair judgment in exercising authority 
    • Develop project management procedures, assign and prioritize work, and ensure that the resources needed to accomplish work are provided
    • Prepare annual event budget  
    • Oversee and ensure effective events data management in partnership with the technology team
    • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
    • Perform any other duties assigned by the team leader

     

    Your qualifications will take our event program to the next level:

    • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, nonprofit management, or communications
    • Five or more years’ experience managing special events
    • Three or more years’ experience in a related field, preferably nonprofit or customer service 
    • Prior experience with sales or donor databases 
    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
    • Efficiency and outstanding organizational skills 
    • Self-motivation with the ability to work well independently and under pressure, manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines 
    • Ability to work creatively and effectively as a team member 
    • Friendly, positive, and customer-service-oriented personality 
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle 
    • Commitment to Mercy For Animals’ philosophy and mission 

     

    Is this the right fit? Absolutely, if this sounds like you:

    I am highly organized and self-motivated, with a knack for devising out-of-the-box solutions to complex issues. I am globally minded and adept at culturally competent communications. I am vegan and passionate about the mission, vision, and values of Mercy For Animals.

     

    Compensation and Benefits

    Earn an annual salary of $60,000–$70,000, depending on qualifications, and enjoy a commute-free life as an at-home worker. Our paid-time-off policy, including 20 vacation days a year, staff-appreciation days, holidays, and sick leave is as generous as our no- or low-cost health insurance. We also offer a 401(k) plan, not to mention a collaborative and innovative work environment.

     

    We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications, so be sure to clearly convey in your cover letter your general fit for the role. A few things we would love to learn about are professional experience, internships, volunteer work, and side projects, as well as your overall alignment with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

     

    Mercy For Animals is a globally-minded organization, and we value diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability are encouraged to apply. We are committed to providing an inclusive, positive, respectful, safe, and supportive work environment where equal opportunities are available to all team members. 

     

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  • Director of Leadership Giving

    Director of Leadership Giving

    Director of Leadership Giving

    Los Angeles Office or Remote in the United States

    As director of leadership giving, you will advance the work of Mercy For Animals by leading the leadership-giving (midlevel) donor program in collaboration with the annual-giving team, leveraging a strong direct-response program focused on higher-level offers and bringing a major-gift approach to midlevel donors. 

     

    You will manage a pool of 500–600 prospects and donors with a giving potential of $500–$5,000, connecting with leadership donors through telephone calls, email exchanges, and meetings. Prospect management includes the qualification of new prospects and the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors. Additionally, you will cultivate prospective major donors and solicit gifts of $5,000 or more, creating long-term relationships with major donors. 

     

    You will partner with the senior vice president of development to devise and implement a comprehensive fund-development plan to meet financial goals and strategic objectives. You must be able to reach goals related to portfolio revenue and donor advancement. 

     

    You will work closely with major gifts, annual giving, and advancement services to coordinate a fundraising strategy for midlevel premium donors. You will work collaboratively within the Development Department and with several other teams, including marketing, operations, finance, and programs.

     

    The mission of the leadership-giving program is to double the number of leadership-level donors over two years, securing $1 million in donations annually, and identify 10 top-tier prospects each year who have the potential to make major or principal gifts.

     

    You will do vital work:

    • Oversee the leadership-gifts component of Mercy For Animals’ fundraising efforts
    • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with midlevel donors, with the goal of transitioning them into major-gift portfolios, traveling occasionally as needed
    • Develop and draft annual work plans, set performance goals, and prepare reports on activities 
    • Ensure the integrity of information in the organization’s Salesforce database relevant to assigned prospects and donors, including visit reports, stages, strategies, and tasks
    • Create an international leadership giving strategy 
    • Devise annual strategies for all portfolio donors
    • Meet or exceed monthly metrics for donor visits and leadership-gift solicitations
    • Work collaboratively with other philanthropy team members and Mercy For Animals staff
    • Maintain donor data in our fundraising database and prepare funding proposals and stewardship reports

    Your qualifications will bring our team to new heights:

    • Bachelor’s degree in business, nonprofit organization, communications, public relations, or a related area or equivalent experience
    • Minimum of three years in midlevel giving, major gifts, campaign funding, or similar areas of development strategy (a combination of education and experience possibly considered)
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively and respectfully in a diverse and inclusive environment 
    • Demonstrated ability to cultivate donor relationships, including gift solicitation
    • Experience working with volunteers and a proven track record of collaboration in a team environment
    • Ability to speak credibly about the animal rights movement and Mercy For Animals’ mission and vision
    • Skill in developing relationships with individuals in a broad range of professions
    • Ability to travel and attend organizational functions during and after normal business hours
    • Deep personal integrity and strong work ethic
    • Understanding of leadership gifts and donor-pipeline development (preferred)
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
    • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Outgoing and friendly personality

     

    Is this the right fit? Absolutely, if this sounds like you:

    I’m a positive and proactive leader with an innate ability to inspire and motivate others. A strong communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills, I enjoy collaborating and interacting with people from all backgrounds. I thrive under pressure and deadlines, and I know how to effectively manage time and resources. I’m vegan and fiercely passionate about animal welfare. 

     

    Compensation and Benefits

    Earn an annual salary of $60,000–$70,000, depending on qualifications. Our paid-time-off policy, including 20 vacation days a year, staff-appreciation days, holidays, and sick leave, is as generous as our no- or low-cost health insurance. We also offer a 401(k) plan, not to mention a collaborative and innovative work environment.

     

    We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications, so be sure to clearly convey in your cover letter your general fit for the role. A few things we would love to learn about are professional experience, internships, volunteer work, and side projects, as well as your overall alignment with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

     

    Mercy For Animals is a globally-minded organization, and we value diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability are encouraged to apply. We are committed to providing an inclusive, positive, respectful, safe, and supportive work environment where equal opportunities are available to all team members. 

     

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    Apply Now!
  • Philanthropy Officer (East Coast)

    Philanthropy Officer (East Coast)

    Philanthropy Officer

    Remote (East Coast region)

     

    As philanthropy officer, you will advance the work of Mercy For Animals by identifying prospective major donors, cultivating and sustaining relationships with them, and soliciting major gifts ($5,000 and above).

     

    You will formalize and manage major donor programs, create annual strategies for all portfolio donors (including monthly benchmarks and reviews), and coordinate visits between the development director and major donors during the development director’s travel time and trips to the Los Angeles office.

     

    You will do crucial work:

    • Manage a portfolio of about 120 major gift donors
    • Meet or exceed monthly metrics for visits, solicitations, and proposals
    • Consistently review portfolio, cultivate new prospects, and disqualify others as necessary
    • Involve directors in the cultivation and solicitation process whenever appropriate
    • Serve as event-planning liaison for major donor fundraising events
    • Maintain donor data in fundraising database and prepare funding proposals and stewardship reports 
    • Assist with fundraising appeal planning and execution, donor relations, database conversion, and other joint projects within the Development Department
    • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
    • Perform any other duties assigned by the team leader

     

    Your qualifications will take our major gifts program to new heights:

    • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, nonprofit management, or communications
    • Five or more years’ experience in a major gifts officer or philanthropy officer capacity
    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
    • Outgoing and friendly personality
    • Experience writing fundraising proposals
    • Outstanding rapport-building skills
    • Team-playing, collaborative attitude 
    • Ability to work effectively under the pressure of constant deadlines
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • Careful attention to detail
    • Frequent travel and some evening and weekend work
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
    • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization

     

    Is this the right fit? Absolutely, if this sounds like you:

    I am highly organized and self-motivated, with a knack for devising out-of-the-box solutions to complex issues. I am globally minded and adept at culturally competent communications. I am vegan and passionate about the mission, vision, and values of Mercy For Animals.

     

    Compensation and Benefits

    Earn an annual salary of $75,000–$90,000, depending on qualifications, and enjoy a commute-free life as an at-home worker. Our paid time-off policy, including 20 vacation days a year, staff-appreciation days, holidays, and sick leave, is as generous as our no- or low-cost health insurance. We also offer a 401(k) plan, not to mention a collaborative and innovative work environment.

     

    We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications, so be sure to clearly convey in your cover letter your general fit for the role. A few things we would love to learn about are professional experience, internships, volunteer work, and side projects, as well as your overall alignment with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

     

    Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization, and we value diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability are encouraged to apply. We are committed to providing an inclusive, positive, respectful, safe, and supportive work environment where equal opportunities are available to all team members. 

     

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

    Apply Now!

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