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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, or race. 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.

Strategy, Impact & Research

Remote in the United States

Mercy For Animals aims to construct a compassionate food system by reducing suffering and ending the exploitation of animals for food. We envision a world where animals are respected, protected, and free to pursue their own interests.
 

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 to help spread compassion around the globe.

 

We are currently seeking an economist to join our research team. In this role, you will do invaluable work:

  • Conduct detailed research using insights from agricultural, behavioral, and experimental economics and econometric modeling to answer a variety of questions related to animal and plant farming; consumption of animal products and plant-based proteins; the interrelation of advocacy outcomes, such as corporate animal welfare commitments, with market and policy outcomes, such as consumer food preferences and subsidies; and animal agriculture’s connections to the environment and public health
  • Create viable transition models for factory farmers participating in our Transfarmation Project 
  • Collect information from farmers regarding the economics of factory farming and potential plant-based models 
  • Innovate creative solutions to financial challenges faced by contract farmers, such as indebtedness and dependency on integrators 
  • Stay abreast of corporate and legislative progress relating to animal welfare and plant-based food policy 
  • Develop research methods based on the best economic theory to identify the impacts of corporate and legislative progress
  • Conduct cost-benefit analyses of current and prospective animal-advocacy tactics and use findings to recommend action
  • Work with the research director to identify knowledge gaps and create methodologies for filling them
  • Collect data using observational and experimental methodologies
  • Analyze, evaluate, and interpret research data
  • Document and report research findings and present them to internal and external stakeholders
  • Attend and present research findings at relevant conferences 
  • Build relationships and collaborate with other researchers 
  • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the team lead

Your qualifications will take our research to the next level:

  • Master’s degree in a field of applied economics, such as agricultural or behavioral economics (doctorate preferred)
  • Three to five years of quantitative research experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Research experience using econometric methods (familiarity with discrete choice, fixed effects, random effects, time series, and other tangential econometric methodologies a plus)
  • Excellent research and analytical skills, with enthusiasm for finding and handling large and complex datasets
  • Experience using statistical software packages for complex quantitative analysis or comfort with at least one programming language typically used in data science (such as R, Stata, or Python)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as a high degree of organization, efficiency, and attention to detail
  • Ability to translate complex results for lay audiences
  • Commitment and openness to continued personal and organizational growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles

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

I’m a strategy-driven researcher with a robust econometric skill set. I can cater to a variety of requests and apply economic thinking to contexts ranging from public-policy development and analysis to data cleaning and statistical modeling for fellow researchers. I take initiative to identify problems, develop methodologies, and find solutions. I am empathetic and enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds, and I can effectively communicate economic rationale to lay audiences. I’m comfortable working independently and eager to serve as the organization’s authority on economic questions and research projects.  

About Your Team Leader

Your team leader, the director of research, is a mission-driven researcher who joined Mercy For Animals in November 2020. She has a background in human-animal interaction with training in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience methodologies. She has extensive experience in organizational direction and has served in various research and leadership positions in academic and nonprofit environments. A strategy-focused team player, she aims to leverage individual expertise and collaboration to create meaningful, evidence-based change aligned with Mercy For Animals’ mission. She values innovation, communication, and authenticity, and she deeply enjoys supporting and celebrating the team’s work and accomplishments. Outside Mercy For Animals, your team leader enjoys photographing wildlife, listening to live music, and spending time outdoors with her husband and companion dog.

Compensation and Benefits 

Earn an annual salary of $50,000–$55,000, 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 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 the United States, Mexico, or Brazil

Mercy For Animals aims to construct a compassionate food system by reducing suffering and ending the exploitation of animals for food. We envision a world where animals are respected, protected, and free to pursue their own interests.

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 to help spread compassion around the globe.

 

We are currently seeking an information technology and web developer generalist to join our technology team. In this role, you will do invaluable work:

  • Develop and implement a systems maintenance plan for all servers in our internal environment—remote and cloud-based—including but not limited to alerts, upgrades, security protocols, disaster recovery, and routine health checks 
  • Respond to incoming requests from team members from all regions—providing remote technical support and troubleshooting issues to reach a full resolution 
  • Contribute to WordPress or Sass-integrated development projects that include SSO, XML, HTML, CSS, and JS components
  • Work closely with the logistics team to support our hardware and software security policies and staff utilizing our cloud-based virtual private networks (VPNs) and end-point management solutions
  • Create and maintain technical documentation and knowledge base articles for Mercy For Animals’ technical infrastructure
  • Stay up to date with technology trends—identifying and recommending opportunities for improvement at Mercy For Animals
  • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned by team lead

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

  • Junior- to mid-level relevant work experience, ideally in a service-based environment (help-desk or consulting experience)
  • Proficiency with PHP, XHTML, CSS, Javascript/AJAX, and consuming/developing APIs
  • Familiarity with SAML, Google GSuite, device management, network security, VPNs, and MacOS 
  • Experience providing technical support to people with varied backgrounds 
  • Fluency in English written and oral communication (Spanish or Portuguese as a first or second language a plus)
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or relevant certifications (a plus)
  • Critical thinking skills, with the ability to recognize the technological needs of the organization
  • Ability to listen to team members’ needs and translate them into creative technology solutions 
  • Ability to problem-solve effectively and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to operate in a highly detailed and organized manner while remaining flexible as the needs and priorities of the organization change
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization
  • Commitment and openness to continued personal and organizational growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles

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

I’m a highly motivated technology professional who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects with a diverse group of people. I take pride in my ability to break down technical ideas to non-technical team members, and I’m always willing to jump in and troubleshoot an issue—even if I don’t have all the answers up front or the subject is outside my immediate expertise. I understand the importance of accurate, secure, and well-maintained technical documentation and approach this task with a high level of detail and organization. Technology is ever changing, and I recognize this in my work by looking out for ways to improve current processes, introduce new technologies, and constantly learn new skills. As a team member, I strive to be collaborative, reliable, and kind. 

About Your Team Leader

Your team leader, the director of development operations, is a mission-driven technologist who joined Mercy For Animals in February 2020 after having held various technical and leadership positions in the arts & cultural non-profit community for 13 years. She believes that a strong technology strategy and its effective implementation is 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 authenticity, and as someone who “thinks-out-loud,” she encourages people to voice even the so-called bad ideas—because you never know where inspiration might come from.  

Outside the world of Mercy For Animals, your team leader enjoys abstract drawing, spending time with her six (foster fail) cats, cooking simple vegan food, and watching stand-up and sketch comedy. 

Compensation and Benefits 

Earn an annual salary of $60,000–$68,000 (in the United States*), 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.

*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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Transfarmation

Remote in the United States

Mercy For Animals aims to construct a compassionate food system by reducing suffering and ending the exploitation of animals for food. We envision a world where animals are respected, protected, and free to pursue their own interests.
 

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 to help spread compassion around the globe.

 

We are currently seeking a director for our innovative Transfarmation project, which aims to create a just, equitable, and sustainable food system by building a global movement of farmers transitioning out of animal agriculture into growing crops.

You will do invaluable work:

  • Lead the Transfarmation program alongside Mercy For Animals’ president and a cross-departmental team dedicated to transitioning farmers from animal- to plant-based agriculture
  • Expand the program from its pilot year to a full-fledged, streamlined program with sizable and scalable impact
  • Set the program vision, strategy, and goals in collaboration with the president and senior vice president of advocacy and track and report on progress
  • Develop and manage the program budget
  • Organize regular meetings with external partners seeking to collaborate under the Transfarmation umbrella
  • Manage and grow the Transfarmation corporate certification program
  • Liaise with farmers, aligned business and nonprofit leaders, crop consultants and scientists, and others to build a broad and diverse network of support for Transfarmation
  • Collaborate with the research team to develop the expertise necessary to help farmers transition to plant-based agriculture
  • Work closely with the government affairs and public policy team to promote local, state, or federal policy measures to advance the project and build broad political interest in reforming the food and farming system via farmer transitions
  • Oversee the farmer outreach manager, who will recruit farmers and support their transitions
  • Promote Transfarmation by speaking with media and at events or conferences
  • Collaborate with the development team to fundraise for Transfarmation via existing relationships and market the project to new and diverse supporters
  • In cooperation with the president and senior vice president of advocacy, organize the Transfarmation Business Advisory Committee, a group of mission-aligned executives offering pro bono advice to ensure the project’s success
  • Collaborate with the video, creative, and communications teams to help tell farmers’ stories, highlight project success, and amplify Transfarmation’s visibility and impact
  • Support Mercy For Animals’ global teams in implementing Transfarmation or similar programs in their regions

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

  • Minimum of three years’ team-leadership experience
  • Passion for creating a just, equitable, and sustainable food system through collaboration and movement building, especially with farmers raising animals in industrial models
  • Knowledge of and experience in rural development or community building, rural economics, or agricultural sciences/systems
  • Experience working with farmers
  • Strong track record of innovation and ability to realize a bold vision
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects to benchmarks and long-term goals 
  • Ability to empathize and communicate with people with different life experiences and values
  • Understanding of contract farming and other challenges modern farmers face (a major plus)
  • Proven commitment and openness to continued personal and organizational growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and willingness to speak at conferences, to the media, and via other public platforms
  • Willingness to travel locally and nationally and possibly globally once the program matures

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

I am excited to lead the Transfarmation team in defining, constructing, expanding, and promoting the program beyond its pilot year. I have a deep interest in agricultural science, policy, and rural development and seek to use my experience to create a just and sustainable food system, especially by offering farmers a way out of intensive animal agriculture. My empathetic mindset allows me to effectively communicate with people whose life experiences and views differ from my own. 

About Your Team Leader

Your team leader, the senior vice president of advocacy, is a results-oriented strategist who joined Mercy For Animals in March 2018 after working in both for-profit and nonprofit sectors. He values resilience in his colleagues because transforming a broken food system takes a lot of humility, persistence, and creativity. He hopes that Transfarmation will help people find common ground and recognize the many values we share. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and companion animals and hiking (unless he’s tired), and he has an unhealthy emotional investment in the New York Giants.

Compensation and Benefits 

Earn an annual salary of $65,000–$71,000, 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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