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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.

Finance

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 of accounting to join our finance team. In this role, you will oversee and direct Mercy For Animals’ accounting operations and work with the department to ensure organization-wide financial management and controls.

You will do invaluable work:

  • Manage and oversee general day-to-day accounting 
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts with department, analyze financial performance, and monitor cash flow for a budget of up to $16 million 
  • Maintain, develop, and document processes for finance and accounting
  • Support international team members and accounting firms with best practices, troubleshooting, and monthly reconciliation
  • Prepare and analyze monthly global financial reports, including grant reporting, and provide updates on financial status to key leadership 
  • Maintain relationships and connect with external auditors and international accounting firms, bankers, and legal counsel to determine and implement best practices
  • Lead the organization’s efforts in annual audits and tax filings
  • Devise and implement strategies for continual improvement of financial management and reporting systems to achieve peak operational efficiency, including cash-flow modeling, evaluating third-party vendors, negotiating fees, vetting and implementing new software solutions, and conducting ongoing cost-saving analysis
  • Establish internal controls, policies, and procedures to mitigate risk and remain compliant with local, federal, and state or provincial laws and regulations
  • Partner with the development team to ensure proper management of revenue channels and alignment of revenue reporting
  • Follow all organizational policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned 

Your qualifications will take our finance department to the next level:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field
  • CPA license or enough experience to obtain one
  • Five to seven years of accounting experience, preferably as a financial controller
  • Advanced knowledge of QuickBooks
  • Strong understanding of and ability to interpret and apply generally accepted accounting principles
  • Work experience in nonprofit finance and grant management (preferred)
  • Experience supporting international entities (preferred) 
  • Experience with Excel and Google Sheets
  • Ability to solve problems effectively, communicate clearly, and meet deadlines
  • 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 am an innate problem solver, driven by analytics and metrics. A humble leader, I enjoy working collaboratively. I thrive under pressure and deadlines and can effectively manage time and resources. I am passionate about the mission and vision of Mercy For Animals.

Compensation and Benefits 

Earn an annual salary of $65,000–$75,000, 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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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–$57,000, 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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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 farmer outreach manager to join our Transfarmation team. In this role, you will identify, organize, and empower farmers to transition out of intensive animal agriculture within Mercy For Animals’ innovative Transfarmation project, which seeks to create a just, equitable, and sustainable food system by building a global movement of farmers transitioning out of animal agriculture to sustainable crop farming.

 

You will do invaluable work:

  • Lead and implement outreach efforts in the United States focusing on farmers wanting to transition out of intensive animal agriculture
  • Manage recruitment by developing and implementing a recruitment strategy
  • Arrange and attend one-on-one meetings and farm visits with farmers interested in Transfarmation
  • Conduct regular check-ins with existing farmers in the program to determine how best to support them
  • Develop strong relationships with farmers and map out their needs for transitioning
  • Coordinate and supervise technical consultants, such as crop experts, to best support farmers in their transitions
  • Collaborate with the economist to help farmers gain financial security as they transition
  • Develop a program for and recruit farmer ambassadors who can expand outreach to other farmers
  • Create and manage an online Transfarmation network for farmers to learn from one another and share best practices
  • Run regular farmers meetings to create learning opportunities and a coordinated strategy
  • Promote Transfarmation by speaking with media, as well as attending and speaking at events or conferences
  • Collaborate with the Transfarmation director to plan and implement the project’s vision, strategy, and goals
  • Maintain records and regularly report on all outreach efforts
  • In collaboration with the director, work with the video, creative, and communications teams to help tell farmers’ stories, highlight the project’s success, and amplify Transfarmation’s visibility and impact

 

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

  • Passion for creating a just, equitable, and sustainable food system through collaboration and movement building, especially with farmers raising animals in industrial models
  • Experience in community organizing, nonprofit work, or social service 
  • Ability to empathize and communicate with people with different life experiences and values
  • Deep understanding of, or direct experience with, animal agriculture, preferably industrial-scale chicken farming and the contract-farming system
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
  • Proven commitment and openness to continued personal and organizational growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to travel locally and nationally

 

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

I am passionate about creating a more just, equitable, and sustainable food system by building an empowered movement of farmers transitioning out of animal agriculture. I am a natural networker with a strong ability to create rapport, empathize, and effectively communicate with people whose views and life experiences may differ from my own. My knowledge about the farming system is robust. I am a self-starter great at bringing people together to work effectively and collaboratively toward a common goal.

 

Compensation and Benefits 

Earn an annual salary of $48,000–$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 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 Greater Chicago Area (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.

 

We are currently seeking a regional organizer, Midwest U.S., to join our organizing team. In this role, you will help grow Mercy For Animals’ U.S. organizing program and increase the movement’s capacity through regional community building, leadership development, and action initiatives. This includes designing and piloting a fellowship program to empower volunteers, grassroots advocates, and coalition groups to work toward a just and compassionate food system.

You will do invaluable work

  • Grow the Mercy For Animals volunteer network by recruiting, training, and leading people from across the region
  • Engage and inspire both new and existing volunteers to take action
  • Design and pilot a fellowship program aimed at identifying, engaging, and developing grassroots advocates in the animal protection or food justice space by coaching leadership and organizing skills
  • Coordinate organizing events, including recruitments, trainings, gatherings, and actions, to advance Mercy For Animals’ campaigns and support volunteer fellowship and leadership teams
  • Communicate regularly with volunteers, volunteer leadership teams, and coalition partners to establish strong working relationships that advance organizing and campaign initiatives, including cultivating relationships with community leaders, decision-makers, funders, media, and other stakeholders in the region
  • Manage and co-create efficient organizing systems and materials, including engagement tools, communication systems, volunteer records, and supply inventory
  • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned

Your qualifications will take our organizing work to the next level:

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in organizing and leading volunteer efforts, preferably in the animal protection movement (volunteer experience considered)
  • Action research, campaign strategy, training design, coalition building, coaching, media engagement, or fundraising experience (a plus, volunteer experience considered)
  • Strategic and analytical thinking; strong problem-solving skills; and a deep commitment to feedback, learning, and improvement
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills (public speaking experience a plus)
  • Strong attention to detail, as well as project management and organization skills to meet competing deadlines, whether independently or collaboratively
  • Enthusiasm and skills for engaging, empowering, and motivating a diverse group of people
  • Ability and willingness to travel two or three times a year and work flexible hours, including occasional weekends
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Mercy For Animals, including comfort with pressure campaigns for animal welfare and campaigns concerning plant-based menu additions, legislation, and public policy 
  • Commitment to continued personal, organizational, and movement-wide growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles

 

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

I’m a dynamic, team-oriented leader who loves working and connecting with people from a wide range of backgrounds. I am adept at relating to people with differing opinions owing to my highly effective communication and interpersonal skills. I want to build power through volunteer leaders and teams who will engage in and advance campaigns and help people achieve shared purpose despite uncertain conditions. I am creative yet practical, bringing innovative ideas and solutions to the table while focusing on process and impact and embracing feedback as key to growth. I am deeply committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in my work and the animal protection movement.  

 

About Your Team Leader

Your team leader, Shayna (she/her), is the 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 organizing 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 hourly wage of $20–$23 (annual salary of $41,600–$47,840), 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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