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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.

Full-time positions
Corporate Engagement

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

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 campaign specialist to join our corporate engagement team. In this role, you will plan and execute sustained-pressure campaigns to effectively influence public opinion and motivate major corporations to adopt animal welfare policies or increase the market share of plant-based foods.

You will do invaluable work:

  • Work with the team leader to develop and execute effective campaign strategies for working with the food industry to secure and implement animal welfare commitments or to increase market share of plant-based foods in the United States and Canada
  • Research key details of major corporations, including corporate structure, history, animal welfare standards, menu items, leadership, social media handles, and affiliates
  • Work with corporate relations staff to foster coordination between the campaigns and outreach teams
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date, and consistent campaign materials that are compliant with internal legal, editorial, and messaging standards
  • Maintain relationships with other nonprofit organizations driving food industry policy changes
  • Collaborate with other departments at Mercy For Animals to manage the creation and execution of campaign materials, including videos, websites, advertisements, demonstrations, and public relations materials
  • Represent Mercy For Animals during on-the-ground actions, such as demonstrations, and other events
  • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned 

Your qualifications will take our corporate engagement to the next level:

  • Minimum of one year of professional experience in corporate relations, campaigning, issue advocacy, project management, sales, or related area
  • Strong organizational, time-management, and project-management skills
  • Self-motivation, resourcefulness, and creative research skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate professionally and persuasively
  • Superior written and spoken communication skills
  • Comfort with confrontation and public advocacy
  • Willingness and ability to travel as needed
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • 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

 

About Your Team Leader

Your team leader, Chelsie Schadt, is Mercy For Animals’ senior corporate campaigns manager. Working in the animal protection movement for nearly 10 years, Chelsie is passionate about fighting for the rights of farmed animals and has an especially soft spot for chickens. Chelsie shares her home with her partner, Bill, and their two pups, Dex and Lupin. Chelsie loves reading, crafts, and spending time with her family.

Compensation and Benefits (nonexempt)

Earn an hourly wage of $21–$23 (annual salary of $43,000–$48,000), 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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Engagement

Remote in the United States (East Coast preferred)

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.

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 director of communications to join our engagement team. In this role, you will set and guide U.S. communications strategy for Mercy For Animals, leading our public relations, celebrity engagement, editing, and social media teams to increase Mercy For Animals brand awareness and amplify our campaigns, investigations, and videos.

 You will do invaluable work:

  • Pitch our campaigns, investigations, and videos to news-media outlets
  • Manage media relations and maximize media opportunities 
  • Oversee and support our partnerships with celebrities and influencers
  • Develop communications strategy and execute programs to deliver communications objectives across the organization
  • Support and manage our U.S. communications specialist, a celebrity relations manager, and two editors 
  • Oversee the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic content, including our main website, e-newsletter, blogs, and Compassionate Living magazine
  • Ensure all print and electronic content is engaging, optimized for search engines, and aligned with our goals and objectives
  • Serve as spokesperson and media liaison in the United States and Canada
  • Perform any other duties assigned 

Your qualifications will take our communications to the next level:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or equivalent work experience in public relations and celebrity relations (experience in marketing, advertising, social media, digital marketing, fundraising, campaigning, advocacy, or lobbying welcomed) 
  • At least three years of management and leadership experience, with proven ability to manage, mentor, and motivate others
  • Fluency in English, with excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Detailed understanding of the news-media industry and experience pitching the media
  • Ability to work collaboratively, take direction, demonstrate initiative, and represent Mercy For Animals professionally
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Mercy For Animals
  • Commitment and openness to continued personal and organizational growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles
  • Experience working with celebrities and influencers (desired)
  • Thorough knowledge of social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube (desired, with experience managing social media platforms with a large following a plus)
  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish (desired)

 

About Your Team Leader

Diane May is vice president of public engagement at Mercy For Animals, managing our communications, social media, and video teams. Before joining Mercy For Animals, she served as director of communications for Our Revolution, the grassroots organization founded by Sen. Bernie Sanders. Diane has more than 10 years of experience working on messaging and communications for successful national, state, and local campaigns across the United States. Diane lives in Washington, DC, with her rescue dog, Cookie.

Compensation and Benefits 

Earn an annual salary of $64,000–$72,000, 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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People Operations

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.
 

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 an employee relations manager to join our people operations team. In this role, you will design and implement total rewards and team-member relations strategy, including compensation and benefits, people-operations policies and procedures, team-member data and relations, performance management, onboarding, and offboarding.

You will do invaluable work:

  • Partner with the SVP of people operations to design and implement Mercy For Animals’ HRIS, total rewards, performance management, and team-member relations strategies in alignment with our organizational strategy
  • Lead the rewards and relations team
  • Partner with the senior leadership team to identify, implement, and communicate a consistent and equitable compensation philosophy
  • Conduct annual compensation reviews to ensure alignment with our compensation philosophy
  • Review, approve, and implement individual pay increases in alignment with our compensation philosophy 
  • Prepare and process semimonthly, multistate payroll for Mercy For Animals USA and monthly payroll for Mercy For Animals Canada
  • Implement and manage our benefit plan
  • Conduct benefit reviews as necessary, as well as recommend and implement changes to our benefit plan as needed
  • Manage COBRA enrollment and reporting
  • Manage individual short-term, long-term, family and medical, and related leaves of absence
  • Manage all required reporting and prepare, collect, or distribute all required team-member paperwork
  • Partner with the SVP of people operations, the legal team, and people-operations managers in other regions to create, review, and update all Mercy For Animals people-operations policies and procedures, including handbooks
  • Serve as point of contact and respond to and meet with team members who have questions about their benefits, personnel files, and internal conflict resolution
  • Investigate and resolve team-member relations issues and complaints
  • Partner with the talent development manager to ensure that organizational and governmental HR policies, HR-related trainings, and benefit-enrollment information sessions are delivered to all team members as needed
  • Oversee the maintenance of our HRIS to ensure accurate data and maximize team-member satisfaction
  • Oversee all on- and offboarding activities, including payroll and processing required paperwork
  • Prepare and distribute internal communications regarding compensation, benefits, performance management, individual taxes, team-member rights and responsibilities, and any other relevant personnel policies
  • Review developments in HR, benefits, payroll trends, policies, and laws in the United States and Canada and recommend areas for improvement
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Your qualifications will take our team to the next level:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or a related field (or equivalent work experience)
  • More than three years’ experience in human resources, specifically payroll and benefits administration, performance management, team-member relations, and HRIS management 
  • PHR, SHRM-CP, or equivalent certification (preferred)
  • Extensive knowledge of federal and state employment and payroll laws and practices, specifically California employment law 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including effective listening skills
  • Proven track record of strong personal ownership and sharp focus on quality of work
  • Ability to work independently and follow through on projects with minimal direction
  • Persistence in problem-solving, with a positive, action-oriented attitude
  • Proven skill in establishing rapport and building trust 
  • Comfort with giving and receiving feedback and following a disagree-and-commit approach
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate
  • 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, Melanie (she/her), joined Mercy For Animals about three years ago, bringing more than 13 years of experience in human resources with her. She leads with passion and authenticity and likes to build strong, trusting relationships. For Melanie, connectedness comes first and performance second (a strong second though), and she doesn’t believe either can be sacrificed for the other. Melanie strongly values empowerment, ownership, and accountability, and she expects these to be nurtured in her as she nurtures them in others. She values transparency and honesty as well; in her mind, there’s always a way if you’ve got those covered. 

Compensation and Benefits

Earn an annual salary of $51,000–$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 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.


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

Legal Affairs

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.

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!

 

As general counsel, you will ensure the legal compliance of all Mercy For Animals affiliates in all aspects of day-to-day operations, including but not limited to corporate governance, fundraising, tax, intellectual property, privacy, labor and employment, contract, and insurance law.

In partnership with other senior leaders, you will spearhead a mission to develop, implement, oversee, and evaluate Mercy For Animals’ global strategic plan and objectives, as well as participate in managing the organization. 

You will do invaluable work:

  • As a member of the senior leadership team, work with the president and other senior vice presidents to provide strategic leadership and guidance to Mercy For Animals
  • Advise staff on the legal issues affecting the operations of an international nonprofit organization, including corporate governance, finance and tax, charitable solicitation, planned giving, international grantmaking, labor and employment, and lobbying
  • Manage the organization’s intellectual property portfolio, various insurance policies, and contracts
  • Support and advise the board of directors, including drafting and revising corporate policies, bylaws, minutes, agendas, and resolutions
  • Advise staff on legal issues associated with programmatic advocacy for corporate campaigns, investigations, public policy, and volunteer organizing
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with private pro bono counsel and attorneys in other animal protection organizations 
  • Communicate and meet with members and supporters of the organization as appropriate 
  • Follow all organizational policies and procedures and ensure legal department is in full compliance 
  • Work closely with the president to navigate the complex and evolving legal landscape as it pertains to our organizational mission and vision 
  • Perform any other duties assigned

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

  • Juris doctor degree from an accredited law school and admission to practice in at least one state
  • Minimum of eight years’ experience practicing law 
  • Familiarity and experience with international law (preferred) 
  • Familiarity and experience with nonprofit law (preferred)
  • Thorough knowledge of animal rights legal issues and Mercy For Animals campaigns  
  • Demonstrated ability to create and deliver presentations, address and overcome problems, and negotiate with third parties 
  • Proven exceptional organizational and writing skills  
  • Comfort exercising strategic judgment to help navigate complex legal situations in furtherance of the organization’s mission.
  • Ability to work well in a team setting 
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills 
  • Willingness and ability to travel 
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization 
  • Commitment to continued personal and organizational growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles

Compensation and Benefits 

Earn an annual salary of $92,000–$98,000, 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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Logistics

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.
 

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 service desk technician (level 2) to join our logistics team. 

You will do invaluable work:

  • Provide remote technical assistance and support for concerns or issues related to systems, software, or hardware
  • Complete assigned support requests daily
  • Manage day-to-day tasks relating to the general administration of the Mercy For Animals U.S. office and our global virtual tools
  • Respond to all incoming correspondence to Mercy For Animals, including voicemails, emails, phone calls, and physical mail, as well as handle incoming and outgoing shipments as needed
  • Maintain and administer the organization’s electronics inventory, manage software licenses, and complete related onboarding and offboarding duties for all U.S. and Canadian team members
  • Schedule, coordinate, and host organization-wide team meetings
  • Oversee organization-wide standard operating procedures while maintaining up-to-date materials on the Mercy For Animals intranet
  • Proactively offer process-improvement suggestions and opportunities 
  • Assist with special projects as needed
  • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned by team leader

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

  • Two or more years of relevant experience in technical assistance, support, and administration
  • Proficiency in office software, including Google Workspace and MacOS
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and troubleshooting proficiency with MacOS or Google OS
  • Willingness to learn a variety of processes and the use of new software
  • Ability to work well in a team, take direction, demonstrate initiative, respond calmly under stress, manage conflict effectively, and represent Mercy For Animals professionally and zealously
  • Self-motivation and comfort prioritizing responsibilities with minimal direction and guidance 
  • Superior written and spoken communication skills and strong interpersonal skills 
  • Orientation to detail and well-organized work style
  • Availability to travel as needed
  • Support for Mercy For Animals’ philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate Mercy For Animals’ position on issues
  • 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

About Your Team Leader

Your team leader, Jorge (he/him), joined Mercy For Animals almost five years ago. He values freedom, equity, and strong relationships in the workplace. Jorge leads with fairness, authenticity, transparency, and a focus on problem solving, and he strongly believes that work should—and can—also be fun.

Compensation and Benefits 

Earn an hourly wage of $24–$27 (annual salary of $51,000–$57,000), 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.

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

 

Paid internships
Paid Internship Opportunities

Four Months, 20 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

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