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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 Mercy For Animals.

We’ve obtained unprecedented convictions of factory farms, pressured major companies to change how they treat animals, inspired millions to choose more plant-based foods, 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 Mercy For Animals, 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 team members, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, race, religion, ability, veteran status, or origin. We extend these policies to interactions with donors, volunteers, interns, and contractors. Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Mercy For Animals celebrates LGBTQ+ pride, supports women’s rights, and promotes the anti-racist principles of the Black Lives Matter movement. Join our mission to build a just and compassionate food system.

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. Mercy For Animals also offers excellent opportunities for advancement.

International

Remote in Singapore

Mercy For Animals aims to end industrial animal agriculture by constructing a just and sustainable food system. We envision a world where animals are respected, protected, and free.

As a leading farmed animal advocacy organization, we know that achieving this goal requires a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment—one that welcomes and sparks new perspectives and innovative ideas. If you are passionate about our mission, driven to make a big impact for animals, and eager to be part of a dedicated team, join us!

 

We currently seek a managing director, Southeast/East Asia, to join our team.

You will do invaluable work:

  • Lead the development and oversee the execution of the regional strategic plan and operational priorities in alignment with the organization’s global strategy and vision
  • Proactively identify and explore new opportunities for the organization to maximize its impact and deliver on its mission, including creating and developing programs, campaigns, projects, and partnerships
  • Lead the development and implementation of the regional annual operating plan, including defined priorities and goals, budget distribution, and analysis of results and performance
  • Regularly evaluate the progress, impact, and budget outlined for each department and country and partner with departmental leaders to develop action plans, effectively manage the budget, rethink approaches when necessary, remove barriers, and maximize results
  • Ensure robust operational and financial processes as well as compliance with all regulatory requirements for every country in which Mercy For Animals operates in the region
  • Create executive reports and present them to the global senior leadership team
  • Act as a mentor and leader, supporting alignment among departments and countries and ensuring high performance of each team and country
  • Help develop Mercy For Animals’ brand and identity and position the organization as a leading voice for farmed animals in the region in alignment with its international brand
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with external stakeholders
  • Act as Mercy For Animals’ representative in the region to strengthen its brand and communicate its vision, mission, and objectives
  • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned

Your qualifications will take our team to the next level:

  • Five or more years of executive management experience
  • Proven ability to set and oversee the successful execution of strategy
  • Experience building and managing regional, interdisciplinary, and intercultural teams
  • Excellent English written and spoken communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills, such as emotional intelligence; active listening; assertive and persuasive communication; and ability to negotiate, inspire, build consensus, and effectively manage conflict
  • Excellent organizational and delegation skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize effectively, and achieve results
  • Strong intrapersonal skills, such as resilience and stress and change management, as well as a growth mindset and a positive can-do attitude
  • Willingness to travel regionally and internationally
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization and ability to represent Mercy For Animals’ positions effectively
  • Commitment and openness to continued personal and organizational growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles
  • Fluency in Malay, Indonesian, Thai, Korean, or Japanese (preferred)

 

About Your Team Leader

Lucas Alvarenga founded Mercy For Animals in Brazil and led the team’s growth for nearly three years before stepping into a role where he supports the work of our managing directors internationally.

As a former managing director himself, Lucas believes that there is no one better than a great local leader to make the biggest impact for animals by analyzing risks and opportunities and defining the organization’s strategies and tactics. Lucas’s relationship with his team is based on trust and a great sense of ownership, promoting open communication, responsibility, and autonomy.

Compensation and Benefits

Earn a monthly salary of S$8,000–S$10,000, depending on qualifications. In addition to a competitive benefits package and a collaborative and innovative work environment, you will have the ability to work from home, flexible working hours, and the opportunity to create impact for animals.

Application Details

We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications and carefully review each application, resume, and cover letter. Feel encouraged to go outside a traditional cover letter and state how you would add to our culture; what we would gain from having you on our team; and how you align with our organizational vision, mission, and values.  

Our Commitment to You

Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization. We are committed to the principles of equity and justice, and our culture celebrates authenticity—enabling every team member to shine. All employment decisions are based solely on individual qualifications, job needs, and job requirements, and potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, veteran status, and ability are encouraged to apply. We strive to include candidates from historically marginalized communities and those from or in communities impacted by environmental, social, and economic injustice. 

Come as you are, and help us transform our society and construct a truly compassionate food system.

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Full-time positions
Public Engagement

Remote in the United States

Initial Application Review: Thursday, August 11, 2022

This job posting will close at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern time) on Thursday, August 25, 2022.

 

Mercy For Animals aims to end industrial animal agriculture by constructing a just and sustainable food system. We envision a world where animals are respected, protected, and free.

As a leading farmed animal advocacy organization, we know that achieving this goal requires a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment—one that welcomes and sparks new perspectives and innovative ideas. If you are passionate about our mission, driven to make a big impact for animals, and eager to be part of a dedicated team, join us!

 

We currently seek a digital marketing specialist to join our public engagement team. In this role, you will help develop messaging strategies and promote supporter engagement by telling powerful stories that drive meaningful, measurable action. You will build and create conversion-driven emails using HTML and determine performance to inform best practices and effective conversion strategies. 

You will do invaluable work:

  • Collaborate across departments—executive, government affairs and public policy, corporate engagement, development, investigations, editorial, and others—to create cohesive marketing strategies and increase impact
  • Cross-sell users on internal initiatives that may differ from their interests at point of entry (e.g., soliciting donations from someone initially engaged through institutional policy) 
  • Synthesize a unified organizational voice and messaging across departments by collaborating effectively with internal stakeholders
  • Manage email templates, automations, and platform and overall email marketing strategy in Pardot
  • Generate and report on conversion-focused email and website content
  • Act as lead project manager for email campaigns for teams across the region
  • Collaborate with the digital marketing team to determine overall digital marketing strategy
  • Create comprehensive email reports and analyses to help inform strategy, drive donations, and encourage maximum impact of campaigns
  • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned by team leader

Your qualifications will take our public engagement team to the next level:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, marketing, communications, or related field or equivalent experience
  • Two or more years’ experience in digital content creation and email marketing
  • Solid grasp of web-based user experience, web best practices, and site analytics, as well as SEO and digital marketing strategies and procedures
  • Firm understanding of copy’s essential role in creating a strong digital presence
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with experience communicating successes and opportunities to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in tracking and post-project analysis to determine opportunities and iterate successes and creative learning
  • Knowledge of email marketing and HTML
  • Experience or interest in online creative writing, animal welfare content, marketing, or advertising and managing various deliverables within these projects
  • Ability to travel one to two times per year for conferences and retreats
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Mercy For Animals
  • Commitment to continued personal and organizational growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles

 

About Your Team Leader

Your team leader, Rachel, is the digital marketing manager, U.S., at Mercy For Animals. She joined Mercy For Animals in October 2020 after having held various technical roles at marketing agencies, focusing primarily on the nonprofit, politics, higher education, and healthcare spaces. Rachel believes that digital marketing is one of the most effective strategies to advance our world toward the compassionate food system we envision and is always searching for ways to become more effective and make the greatest impact in her work. 

Rachel is located in the Indianapolis area and has spent all her life in the Midwest. Her connection to animal agriculture is one of the main reasons she became an advocate for farmed animals and chose to join the Mercy For Animals team.

Outside work, she enjoys cooking vegan food for her friends and family, spending time with her fur children (which currently includes two foster rabbits), visiting local community theaters, and binge-watching the latest TV shows.

Compensation and Benefits 

Earn an annual salary of around $46,000–$51,500 (paid hourly), depending on qualifications. In addition to a collaborative and innovative work environment, you will be able to take part in our benefits package, including no- or low-cost health, vision, and dental insurance; generous paid time off and sick leave; and 401(k) retirement plan, with a dollar-to-dollar employer match of up to 3 percent of your annual earnings.

Application Details

We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications and carefully review each application, resume, and cover letter. Feel encouraged to go outside a traditional cover letter and state how you would add to our culture; what we would gain from having you on our team; and how you align with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

Our Commitment to You

Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization. We are committed to the principles of equity and justice, and our culture celebrates authenticity—enabling every team member to shine. All employment decisions are based solely on individual qualifications, job needs, and job requirements, and potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, veteran status, and ability are encouraged to apply. We strive to include candidates from historically marginalized communities and those from or in communities impacted by environmental, social, and economic injustice. 

Come as you are, and help us transform our society and construct a truly compassionate food system.

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Remote in Brazil, Mexico, or the United States

Mercy For Animals aims to end industrial animal agriculture by constructing a just and sustainable food system. We envision a world where animals are respected, protected, and free.

As a leading farmed animal advocacy organization, we know that achieving this goal requires a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment—one that welcomes and sparks new perspectives and innovative ideas. If you are passionate about our mission, driven to make a big impact for animals, and eager to be part of a dedicated team, join us!

 

We currently seek a vice president of marketing and communications, global, to join our global public engagement team. You will play a high-impact and mission-critical role, leading our global public engagement program and providing strategic support, as needed, to regional public engagement teams. You will be responsible for setting and maintaining our unique global brand identity. You will also set short-term and long-range goals and establish, oversee, and implement campaigns and initiatives to erode global support for factory farming and further the mission of Mercy For Animals.

You will do invaluable work:

  • Manage and lead Mercy For Animals’ global public engagement program
  • Develop and lead multinational and global communications campaigns to erode support for factory farming and increase support for plant-based food systems, grow support for Mercy For Animals, and mobilize people for action
  • Cultivate relationships with external contributors, such as advertising agencies and influencers, to increase Mercy For Animals’ reach and impact
  • Own and oversee Mercy For Animals’ global brand positioning, guiding teams and leadership on how to establish brand differentiation, gain cut-through, build brand awareness, and maintain consistency in message and voice
  • Provide strategic support and guidance to regional public engagement teams, as needed, sharing best practices and advising on goals and strategies, while respecting regional autonomy
  • Stay on top of current trends in communications and topical issues to identify ways Mercy For Animals can tap into trends and increase support for our work
  • Research and implement initiatives to diversify Mercy For Animals’ supporter base, engage underrepresented communities in the animal protection movement, and build support in key regions for Mercy For Animals’ global programs 
  • Identify and proactively pursue opportunities to improve processes, tools, metrics, and cross-departmental and cross-regional collaboration to increase our impact
  • Provide strategic input and practical support on communications strategy as Mercy For Animals expands the public engagement program into new regions
  • Work with other Mercy For Animals departments (particularly development, corporate engagement, government affairs and public policy, and organizing) to align global strategies, identify opportunities to support Mercy For Animals’ strategic goals, and amplify our impact for animals
  • Partner with the development team to write grants, manage grant implementation, and meet with major donors to cultivate relationships
  • Serve as a media spokesperson as necessary for Mercy For Animals
  • Perform all other duties assigned by team leader

Your qualifications will take our global public engagement team to the next level:

  • Mid- to high-level experience in marketing, advertising, or brand management (strongly preferred)
  • Mid- to high-level experience in communications, digital marketing, public relations, celebrity relations, or another closely related area (considered)
  • Strong understanding of the farmed animal protection movement and key issues related to factory farming
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (Spanish, Hindi, or Portuguese as a first or second language a major plus)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to convey information clearly and persuasively
  • Proven ability to take market or audience insights and turn them into effective strategies to reach target audiences and build support for an issue or a brand
  • Proven creativity and ability to develop compelling communications pieces to gain cut-through or tap into trends
  • Experience leading advertising or communications campaigns in either advocacy or fundraising
  • Experience developing brand identity and leading brand strategy
  • Exceptional leadership and collaboration skills, ideally working with multinational teams
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and relationships
  • Experience writing and managing grants and engaging with major donors (preferred)
  • Ability to travel approximately six times per year for team or coalition meetings and project production
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Mercy For Animals
  • Strong understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles and experience applying these in a communications setting

 

About Your Team Leader

Your team leader, Jesse (he/him), is the senior vice president of programs. Originally from Australia, Jesse joined Mercy For Animals in January 2019 and now lives in Northern California. He oversees our global programs teams. Jesse has over two decades’ experience in advocacy, campaigns, and communications for animals. Before joining Mercy For Animals, he was the director of farmed animal advocacy at Animals Australia, where he ran campaigns, led protests, developed communications strategies, and oversaw volunteer outreach. 

Jesse is inspired by strategy and big ideas to have the greatest impact we can for animals. He values a growth mindset, open and authentic communication, emotional intelligence, and a good sense of humor. He believes in empowering the people around him, offering a sounding board and support where useful, but supporting others to own their work and be the experts in their domain. He strives to create a space for team members to bring their whole selves to work and feel comfortable to take risks and innovate.

Jesse loves to travel and learn about cultures. He learned Portuguese while living in Brazil and knows some Spanish. Outside Mercy For Animals, he enjoys outdoor adventures (hiking, biking, snowshoeing) with his wife and their dog, Nina. He is an avid audiobook listener, enjoys juggling, and will gladly play board games with anyone who is willing.

Compensation and Benefits 

Earn an annual salary of $87,500–$98,500 (in the United States*), depending on qualifications. In addition to a collaborative and innovative work environment, you will be able to take part in our benefits package, including no- or low-cost health, vision, and dental insurance; generous paid time off and sick leave; and 401(k) retirement plan, with a dollar-to-dollar employer match of up to 3 percent of your annual earnings.

*Benefits and salary outside the United States will be shared early in the interview process.

Application Details

We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications and carefully review each application, resume, and cover letter. Feel encouraged to go outside a traditional cover letter and state how you would add to our culture; what we would gain from having you on our team; and how you align with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

Our Commitment to You

Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization. We are committed to the principles of equity and justice, and our culture celebrates authenticity—enabling every team member to shine. All employment decisions are based solely on individual qualifications, job needs, and job requirements, and potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, veteran status, and ability are encouraged to apply. We strive to include candidates from historically marginalized communities and those from or in communities impacted by environmental, social, and economic injustice. 

Come as you are, and help us transform our society and construct a truly compassionate food system.

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People Operations

Remote in the United States

Mercy For Animals aims to end industrial animal agriculture by constructing a just and sustainable food system. We envision a world where animals are respected, protected, and free.

As a leading farmed animal advocacy organization, we know that achieving this goal requires a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment—one that welcomes and sparks new perspectives and innovative ideas. If you are passionate about our mission, driven to make a big impact for animals, and eager to be part of a dedicated team, join us!

 

We currently seek a director of people operations, U.S., to join our people operations team. In this role, you will design, develop, and oversee Mercy For Animals’ U.S. and Canadian people operations strategy, policies, procedures, initiatives, and programs, including talent acquisition, talent development, and team member rewards and relations.

You will do invaluable work:

  • Partner with the managing director for the United States and Canada, regional leadership team, and the U.S. people operations team to develop the region’s objectives for talent acquisition, talent development, team member rewards, and team member relations in alignment with Mercy For Animals’ global and regional strategic plans
  • Actively partner with senior leadership to foster proactive engagement, build strong partnerships, and ensure alignment with and adherence to organizational programs, policies, and procedures
  • Partner with the global senior vice president of culture to foster an intentional regional culture based on Mercy For Animals’ core values, leadership principles, and ongoing commitment to a work environment that is engaging, inclusive, equitable, and just
  • Partner with the regional managing director and the finance team on the development and management of the regional people operations budget
  • Oversee, guide, and mentor the U.S. people operations team to successfully implement the region’s people operations objectives, including oversight of three direct reports: talent development manager, U.S.; talent acquisition manager, U.S.; and rewards and relations manager, U.S.
  • Ensure the organization’s compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations by staying current on U.S. employment law and ensuring timely reviews and modifications of people operations policies, procedures, and practices
  • Partner with the regional managing director, the regional leadership team, and the deputy general counsel on sensitive or confidential team member relations issues, such as complaints, disciplinary actions, and separations, as necessary
  • Regularly collect, analyze, and review U.S. people operations metrics and regional trends and discuss them with the regional managing director and regional leadership team, making recommendations and implementing improvements as necessary
  • Conduct research on people operations trends, best practices, and technologies, and recommend new or changes to existing policies, programs, initiatives, and practices to the regional managing director and regional leadership team
  • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned by team leader

Your qualifications will take our people operations team to the next level:

  • Minimum of five years’ work experience in human resources, at least three of them in a leadership role
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, psychology, or a related field or an additional three years of work experience in human resources
  • Demonstrated understanding of strategic work in human resources, including talent development, talent acquisition, employee relations, employee engagement, compliance, and compensation
  • Payroll experience (preferred)
  • Extensive knowledge of U.S. federal and state employment laws and regulations, specifically California employment law
  • PHR or SHRM-CP certification or a willingness to obtain either within one year of employment 
  • Proven experience in developing and accomplishing organizational strategic and budget objectives 
  • Strong spoken and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, persuasion, negotiation, and conflict-management skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills 
  • Good judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Proven leadership skills, including the ability to build and maintain high-performing teams 
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to delegate effectively 
  • Ability to travel one to three times per year for conferences and retreats
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Mercy For Animals
  • Strong understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles and experience implementing these within a people operations setting 

 

About Your Team Leader

AJ Albrecht is Mercy For Animals’ managing director for the United States and Canada. A licensed attorney, AJ has a deep understanding of the law and legislative policy work. More importantly, she is an animal lover, an environmentalist, and a social justice activist and believes we will not create a just and sustainable food system without an intersectional and inclusive movement.  

Compensation and Benefits

Earn an annual salary of $80,000–$89,500, depending on qualifications, and enjoy a commute-free life as a remote team member. In addition to a collaborative and innovative work environment, you will be able to take part in our benefits package, including no- or low-cost health, vision, and dental insurance; generous paid time off and sick leave; and a 401(k) retirement plan, with a dollar-to-dollar employer match of up to 3 percent of your annual salary.

Application Details

We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications and carefully review each application, resume, and cover letter. Feel encouraged to go outside a traditional cover letter and state how you would add to our culture; what we would gain from having you on our team; and how you align with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

Our Commitment to You

Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization. We are committed to the principles of equity and justice, and our culture celebrates authenticity—enabling every team member to shine. All employment decisions are based solely on individual qualifications, job needs, and job requirements, and potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, veteran status, and ability are encouraged to apply. We strive to include candidates from historically marginalized communities and those from or in communities impacted by environmental, social, and economic injustice. 

Come as you are, and help us transform our society and construct a truly compassionate food system.

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Organizing

Remote in the United States
This job posting will close at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern time) on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

Mercy For Animals aims to end industrial animal agriculture by constructing a just and sustainable food system. We envision a world where animals are respected, protected, and free. 
 
As a leading farmed animal advocacy organization, we know that achieving this goal requires a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment—one that welcomes and sparks new perspectives and innovative ideas. If you are passionate about our mission, driven to make a big impact for animals, and eager to be part of a dedicated team, join us!

We currently seek a grant manager for The People’s Fund to join our U.S. organizing team. In this role, you will oversee The People’s Fund, a U.S. grant program that aims to advance Mercy For Animals’ mission and vision while addressing racial inequity in funding in the animal protection and vegan movements. You will lead work to fund mission-aligned advocates and organizations, expand grantees’ access to nonfinancial resources, and foster community and collaboration among grantees and with Mercy For Animals. 

Learn more about The People’s Fund.
 
You will do invaluable work:

  • Create a program vision and strategy in service of Mercy For Animals’ mission, vision, and core values with support from the senior organizing manager, U.S.
  • Execute the program from start to finish, including by overseeing all stages from application solicitation through grant disbursement
  • Cultivate trust, community, and mutual accountability with grantees according to the principles of trust-based philanthropy, and ensure the program structure reflects these principles to the extent possible
  • Involve former grantees or community partners in grantmaking (e.g., through a participatory grantmaking process) to ensure decisions are led by those closest to the areas of need
  • Develop program components to support grantees beyond grants, such as through mentorship and networking opportunities
  • Gather feedback from grantees and adjust the program accordingly
  • Collaborate with internal teams to promote the program, highlight grantees’ work, and foster grantee collaboration with Mercy For Animals teams
  • Explore the potential to expand the program to regions outside the United States, such as Asia and Latin America, in collaboration with the global senior vice president of culture
  • Partner with Mercy For Animals’ philanthropy team to fundraise for the program, including by drafting donor proposals, meeting with donors, and preparing reports
  • Manage The People’s Fund program budget, tracking expenses and grants
  • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned

Your qualifications will take our U.S. organizing team to the next level:

  • Three or more years’ experience working in a social-change setting, including the following:
    • One to two years of project management experience, with the ability to plan, execute, and deliver on project objectives (experience managing a project budget a plus)
    • Experience working for or in support of grassroots initiatives or organizations led by marginalized communities
    • Experience in grant management or fundraising (preferred)
    • Experience in the animal protection/animal rights sector (preferred)
  • Racial equity literacy and a deep understanding of how racism, patriarchy, and other forms of oppression show up in culture and structures, with a passion for advancing equity by shifting the power dynamics and narratives that built and enable these structures
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to cultivate trust and mutual accountability
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to inspire and align on shared values and goals
  • Humility and a growth mindset, with the ability to prioritize progress over perfection
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically three to four times per year
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization
  • Commitment to continued personal and organizational growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles

About Your Team Leader
Your team leader, Shayna (she/her), is the senior organizing manager for the United States. She volunteered with Mercy For Animals before coming on full time in 2016. Her early experiences as a volunteer taught her the importance of meeting people where they are and leading with compassion. She believes people are our greatest power and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in our movement is critical to achieving our mission and vision. Shayna strongly values a growth mindset, open communication, teamwork, and a solutions orientation. Outside Mercy For Animals, she enjoys reading; listening to audiobooks; trying to keep her many plants alive; engaging in anything competitive; and spending time outdoors with her chihuahua, Marchesa.

Compensation and Benefits
Earn an annual salary of $55,000–$62,000, depending on qualifications, and enjoy a commute-free life as a remote team member. In addition to a collaborative and innovative work environment, you will be able to take part in our benefits package, including no- or low-cost health, vision, and dental insurance; generous paid time off and sick leave; and a 401(k) retirement plan, with a dollar-to-dollar employer match of up to 3 percent of your annual salary.

Application Details
We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications and carefully review each application, resume, and cover letter. Feel encouraged to go outside a traditional cover letter and state how you would add to our culture; what we would gain from having you on our team; and how you align with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

Our Commitment to You
Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization. We are committed to the principles of equity and justice, and our culture celebrates authenticity—enabling every team member to shine. All employment decisions are based solely on individual qualifications, job needs, and job requirements, and potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, veteran status, and ability are encouraged to apply. We strive to include candidates from historically marginalized communities and those from or in communities impacted by environmental, social, and economic injustice. 

Come as you are, and help us transform our society and construct a truly compassionate food system.

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Technology

Remote in Brazil, Mexico, or the United States

Mercy For Animals aims to end industrial animal agriculture by constructing a just and sustainable food system. We envision a world where animals are respected, protected, and free.

As a leading farmed animal advocacy organization, we know that achieving this goal requires a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment—one that welcomes and sparks new perspectives and innovative ideas. If you are passionate about our mission, driven to make a big impact for animals, and eager to be part of a dedicated team, join us!

 

We currently seek a lead web developer to join our DevOps team. In this role, you will mentor and lead a team of three web developers, providing hands-on guidance and helping establish best practices within current and new technologies through code reviews and nurturing a team culture of technical excellence and innovation. The lead web developer will also lead and execute stakeholder projects for web-development work throughout the organization, as well as infrastructure projects for the DevOps team.

You will do invaluable work:

  • Provide technical leadership for web developers in the coding of websites, plug-ins, and SaaS customizations, implementing code review processes for increased collaboration and knowledge sharing
  • Mentor web developers in current and new technologies, providing expertise through hands-on guidance and recommending professional-development resources
  • Write testable, scalable, and efficient code in a WordPress development environment in support of organizational projects 
  • Establish and maintain coding and development standards, automating processes and standards where possible
  • Provide technical leadership for infrastructure projects, ensuring systems and processes are scalable, secure, and reliable
  • Collaborate with the QA specialist and director of DevOps in establishing and implementing best practices throughout the software-development cycle
  • Manage change and incident-management policies and procedures in collaboration with the director of DevOps 
  • Collaborate cross-departmentally in reference to UX/UI design standards and integrations, collecting data as needed
  • Stay current with technology trends, introducing new technologies where appropriate, ensuring the DevOps team spends 10 percent of its time on innovation
  • Contribute to the creation of documentation for newly developed features or processes, for both the DevOps team and the organization
  • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned by team leader

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

  • Senior-level, hands-on web-development experience, with a deep knowledge of XHTML, CSS, JavaScript/AJAX, PHP, consuming and developing APIs, WordPress development, and change/release management processes
  • Relevant experience in a technical leadership role
  • Relevant certifications in computer science or related field (a plus)
  • Experience in mobile-first development
  • Solid understanding of UX/UI and accessibility principles
  • Deep knowledge of the software-development cycle, with experience implementing and administering best practices in a highly collaborative environment
  • Problem-solving capability, with an ability to listen and understand stakeholders’ questions and needs
  • Ability to operate in a highly detailed and organized manner while remaining flexible as the organization’s needs and priorities change
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (Spanish or Portuguese as a first or second language a plus)
  • Availability for occasional travel for conferences or retreats
  • Comfort working autonomously or hyper-collaboratively in a fully remote environment
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, with the ability to consistently meet deadlines (project-management experience a plus) 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with all levels of the organization
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Mercy For Animals
  • Commitment to continued personal and organizational growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles

 

About Your Team Leader

Your team leader, Tash, the director of DevOps, is a mission-driven technologist who joined Mercy For Animals in February 2020 after having held various technical and leadership positions in the arts and cultural nonprofit community for 13 years. She believes that a strong technology strategy and its effective implementation are vital for mission-driven organizations to maximize their impact. As a former database administrator, she is highly detailed and risk aware. As a former CRM strategist, she is always looking to the future—keeping her eye on where we want to be so we can identify opportunities and grow in the right direction.

She values a growth mindset and promotes a healthy work-life balance. And as someone who “thinks out loud,” she encourages people to voice even so-called bad ideas—because you never know where inspiration might come from.  

Outside the world of Mercy For Animals, your team leader enjoys creating abstract art, spending time with her six (foster fail) cats, cooking, participating in social justice causes, and watching stand-up comedy. 

Compensation and Benefits

Earn an annual salary of $80,000–$89,500 (in the United States*), depending on qualifications. In addition to a collaborative and innovative work environment, you will be able to take part in our benefits package, including no- or low-cost health, vision, and dental insurance; generous paid time off and sick leave; and 401(k) retirement plan, with a dollar-to-dollar employer match of up to 3 percent of your annual earnings.

*Benefits and salary outside the United States will be shared early in the interview process.

Application Details

We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications and carefully review each application, resume, and cover letter. Feel encouraged to go outside a traditional cover letter and state how you would add to our culture; what we would gain from having you on our team; and how you align with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

Our Commitment to You

Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization. We are committed to the principles of equity and justice, and our culture celebrates authenticity—enabling every team member to shine. All employment decisions are based solely on individual qualifications, job needs, and job requirements, and potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, veteran status, and ability are encouraged to apply. We strive to include candidates from historically marginalized communities and those from or in communities impacted by environmental, social, and economic injustice. 

Come as you are, and help us transform our society and construct a truly compassionate food system.

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Development

Remote in the United States

Initial Application Review: Thursday, August 11, 2022

Mercy For Animals aims to end industrial animal agriculture by constructing a just and sustainable food system. We envision a world where animals are respected, protected, and free.

As a leading farmed animal advocacy organization, we know that achieving this goal requires a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment—one that welcomes and sparks new perspectives and innovative ideas. If you are passionate about our mission, driven to make a big impact for animals, and eager to be part of a dedicated team, join us!

 

We currently seek a philanthropy officer to join our development team. In this role, you will help advance the work of Mercy For Animals by identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts ($25,000 and above) and creating and sustaining long-term relationships with major donors.

You will do invaluable work:

  • Manage a portfolio of 75–125 major-gift donors and prospects with giving capacity of $25,000 or more 
  • Create and execute annual strategies for all portfolio donors, including monthly benchmarks and reviews
  • Meet or exceed monthly goals for visits, solicitations, and proposals
  • Consistently review portfolio, cultivate new prospects, and disqualify others as necessary
  • Develop and draft strategies and plans for cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation meetings with donors
  • Involve directors in the cultivation and solicitation process whenever appropriate
  • Manage senior leadership major-gifts work, coordinating and scheduling visits 
  • Assist with management of Mercy For Animals’ legacy giving program, employing a deep understanding of the principles and techniques associated with planned giving and financial and estate planning
  • Serve as event-planning liaison for major-donor fundraising events
  • Maintain donor data and contacts in the fundraising database, and prepare funding proposals and stewardship reports 
  • Serve as a 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
  • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures 
  • Perform any other duties assigned by team leader

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

  • College degree and a minimum of five years’ experience working as a major-gifts or philanthropy officer 
  • CFRE certification (preferred)
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Outgoing and friendly personality
  • Experience writing fundraising proposals
  • Excellent ability to build rapport with donors, volunteers, and colleagues
  • Collaborative attitude and drive to be a team player
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure of constant deadlines, excellent organizational and time-management skills, and careful attention to detail
  • Ability to travel one to two times per month and work some evenings and weekends
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Mercy For Animals
  • Commitment to continued personal, organizational, and movement-wide growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles

 

About Your Team Leader

Caitlin has spent her professional career pursuing her lifelong passion: animal protection. For many years, she has dedicated herself to raising funds to help animals both locally and globally, with a focus on bringing supporters closer to the causes they love most. She has impacted a wide range of animals in need—from local homeless dogs and cats to lions, tigers, and other exotic animals in abandoned roadside zoos around the world. Caitlin enjoys using her years of experience to help farmed animals and build a compassionate food system at Mercy For Animals.

A graduate of Boston College, Caitlin resides in Watertown, Massachusetts, with her husband and their twin daughters.

Compensation and Benefits

Earn an annual salary of $103,500–$116,500, depending on qualifications, and enjoy a commute-free life as a remote team member. In addition to a collaborative and innovative work environment, you will be able to take part in our benefits package, including no- or low-cost health, vision, and dental insurance; generous paid time off and sick leave; and a 401(k) retirement plan, with a dollar-to-dollar employer match of up to 3 percent of your annual salary.

Application Details

We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications and carefully review each application, resume, and cover letter. Feel encouraged to go outside a traditional cover letter and state how you would add to our culture; what we would gain from having you on our team; and how you align with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

Our Commitment to You

Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization. We are committed to the principles of equity and justice, and our culture celebrates authenticity—enabling every team member to shine. All employment decisions are based solely on individual qualifications, job needs, and job requirements, and potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, veteran status, and ability are encouraged to apply. We strive to include candidates from historically marginalized communities and those from or in communities impacted by environmental, social, and economic injustice. 

Come as you are, and help us transform our society and construct a truly compassionate food system.


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Paid internships
Paid Internship Opportunities

Spring 2023

Four Months, 10-15 Hours per Week

Remote in the United States

Mercy For Animals, a leading global nonprofit working to end the exploitation of animals for food and construct a compassionate food system, seeks internship candidates wishing to develop and apply skills in a nonprofit animal protection organization committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Mercy For Animals’ U.S. paid internship program is a short-term opportunity open to students and entry-level or transitioning applicants

We know that to achieve our goals and realize our vision, we need diverse perspectives, drawn from a wide range of backgrounds, that help us expand and elevate our efforts in a united way.

We are publicly recruiting for paid internships to ensure we move beyond our immediate network and honor our ongoing commitment to inclusion and diversity to create a robust animal protection movement, organization, and society. We strongly encourage candidates from historically marginalized communities to apply. 

As an intern in the U.S. Government Affairs and Public Policy Department at Mercy For Animals, you will gain experience and participate in the following:

  • Legislative advocacy, including participating in coalitions and meetings with policymakers or government affairs staff
  • Public policy research and writing
  • Legislative and regulatory processes

We are looking for mission-aligned candidates with interest in key elements of our work:

  • Advocacy
  • Coalition building 
  • Environmental justice
  • Food justice
  • Grassroots activism
  • Legislation
  • Racial justice

Compensation

Interns are paid an hourly rate between $17.31 and $20.00, depending on education or experience, as well as given consistent weekly feedback. Additionally, interns will have opportunities to collaborate with other team members in the organization and grow their professional networks. Students may also work with their institutions to obtain academic credit.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Join our growing network of compassionate outreach volunteers and interns.

Volunteer! Intern!

Become a Monthly Supporter

Your monthly gift will bring hope to suffering animals.

“What keeps me focused is to remember that we are their only hope.”

—Camilla, an undercover investigator in Brazil