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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.

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!

 

We are currently seeking an assistant general counsel to join our legal team. In this role, you will provide legal support to Mercy For Animals programs and operations while furthering our mission to construct a compassionate food system by reducing suffering and ending exploitation of animals for food.

 

You will do invaluable work:

  • Provide legal advice on Mercy For Animals’ various activities and legal support to the organization’s departments and programs, competently handling legal issues that arise during day-to-day operations, including relating to programmatic work (e.g., corporate campaigns and government affairs and public policy) and to corporate and business matters (e.g., employment, insurance, lobbying, data protection, and intellectual property)
  • Draft, review, and negotiate contracts and other legal documents
  • Provide legal research, advice, and other assistance as requested by internal clients or directed by the deputy general counsel or general counsel
  • Assist with impact litigation
  • Develop and deliver trainings for staff on legal and corporate issues
  • Assist with supporting and delegating work to staff attorneys, paralegals, and interns on the legal affairs team
  • Assist with ensuring strong corporate governance and corporate record-keeping practices
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with private pro bono counsel, outside counsel, and attorneys in other animal protection organizations
  • Communicate and meet with Mercy For Animals supporters as appropriate 
  • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the deputy general counsel or general counsel

 

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

  • Admission to practice law and good standing in at least one U.S. state
  • Minimum of seven years’ experience practicing law (preferred)
  • Minimum of three years’ in-house experience (preferred)
  • Proven exceptional organizational and writing skills
  • Ability to take initiative and complete projects independently, including handling multiple projects simultaneously  
  • Ability to work well in a team setting and outstanding interpersonal skills 
  • Any combination of the following (preferred): professional or personal experience in an international setting, lobbying (legal) experience, demonstrated interest in animal law issues, experience representing or serving in leadership for a nonprofit organization
  • Commitment to Mercy For Animals’ mission and values
  • Commitment and openness to continued personal and organizational growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles

 

About Your Team Leader

Your supervisor, Jodi Medoff, is our deputy general counsel, providing legal support and advice on our organizational programs, operations, and corporate matters. Jodi has practiced law for more than 15 years, including 10 years of in-house counsel work. Jodi is a passionate advocate for animals and the nonprofit community.  

 

Compensation and Benefits 

Earn an annual salary of $80,000–$84,000, 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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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 staff attorney to join our legal affairs team. In this role, you will provide legal support to all departments, with a particular focus on supporting Mercy For Animals’ corporate engagement department and related campaigns work.

 

You will do invaluable work:

  • Provide legal support across departments and programs, handling legal issues that arise during day-to-day operations, including those relating to programmatic work and corporate matters  
  • Focus legal support on the corporate engagement department, which includes significant attention to corporate campaigns  
  • Review and draft contracts and other legal documents, such as consents and license agreements, including coordinating with internal stakeholders and negotiating with outside parties
  • Manage Mercy For Animals trademarks and other intellectual property matters 
  • Provide legal research, advice, and other assistance as requested by internal stakeholders or directed by the deputy general counsel or general counsel
  • Assist with impact litigation
  • Develop and deliver staff trainings on legal and corporate issues
  • Supervise legal interns
  • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the deputy general counsel or general counsel

 

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

  • Juris doctor degree from an accredited law school 
  • Admission to practice law and good standing in at least one U.S. state
  • Preferred minimum of two years’ experience practicing law
  • Proven exceptional organizational and writing skills 
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team setting
  • Any combination of the following (preferred): professional or personal experience in an international setting, experience with defamation and freedom of speech laws, demonstrated interest in animal law issues
  • Commitment to Mercy For Animals’ mission and values
  • Commitment to continued personal and organizational growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles

 

About Your Team Leader

Your supervisor, Jodi Medoff, is our deputy general counsel, providing legal support and advice on our organizational programs, operations, and corporate matters. Jodi has practiced law for more than 15 years, including 10 years of in-house counsel work. She is a passionate advocate for animals and the nonprofit community. 

 

Compensation and Benefits 

Earn an annual salary of $65,000–$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, or economic injustice. 

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


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Government Affairs and Public Policy

Remote in the United States (Washington, DC, metro area)

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 to help spread compassion around the globe.

Currently, Mercy For Animals is looking for a federal policy manager to identify opportunities, design policies, and partner with the director of government affairs on strategies for driving U.S. federal policy change that will help create a more compassionate food system.

 

You will do invaluable work:

  • Identify opportunities, conduct policy analyses, and develop strategies that further Mercy For Animals’ legislative and regulatory objectives, specifically at the federal level
  • Draft legislative language and write letters, comments, policy briefs, and fact sheets to support Mercy For Animals’ federal policy priorities
  • Lobby at the federal level, working with legislators and regulatory agencies to advance policy initiatives
  • Join and develop coalitions, including those with political organizations and associations not traditionally involved in animal protection, to expand support for Mercy For Animals’ legislative priorities
  • Foster bipartisan relationships with individuals, institutions, and organizations to positively influence and gain support for initiatives
  • Ensure Mercy For Animals’ compliance with state and federal laws regarding lobbying and lobbyist registration
  • Adhere to all people operations and administrative policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned

 

Your qualifications will take our government affairs department to the next level:

  • Minimum three years’ experience in government affairs or public policy, including policy analysis and design, as well as both grassroots and direct lobbying
  • Understanding of U.S. federal policymaking processes and a proven ability to develop and implement strategies to influence these processes
  • Good judgment and a strong sense of political discernment, with the ability to identify threatening legislation and opportunities for positive reform 
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and political trends, prioritize and balance competing issues, and direct resources accordingly
  • High level of integrity and strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain trusted relationships
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and time-management skills
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple issues of varying complexity while meeting deadlines with deliverables
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including drafting legislation and speaking about it publicly
  • Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization
  • Willingness to travel
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Commitment and openness to continued personal and organizational growth in principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice

 

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

I’m a highly motivated government affairs professional with a strong track record of building political strategies and drafting legislation. I have exceptional interpersonal skills and can articulately speak about complex issues to a variety of audiences. I enjoy collaborating, thrive under pressure and deadlines, and manage time and resources effectively. Fiercely passionate about animal welfare initiatives and Mercy For Animals’ mission, I am determined to think creatively and strategically about how to advance this mission through federal policy.

 

About Your Team Leader

Your team leader, the director of government affairs in the United States, joined Mercy For Animals in July 2019. She has a deep understanding of the law and legislative policy work. A lifelong animal lover, environmentalist, and social justice activist, she believes we will not create a more compassionate food system without an intersectional and inclusive movement. She values ambition, encourages out-of-the-box thinking, and believes a whiteboard is the secret to any successful brainstorming session. Your team leader shares her home office with a motley crew of pit bulls and foster dogs and apologizes in advance for background noise.  

 

Compensation and Benefits 

Earn an annual salary of $70,000–$85,000, 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 the norm of 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 and encourage 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 

 

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 foundation and corporate relations manager to join our development team. In this role, you will help ensure financial support of the organization by developing and implementing a strategic fundraising plan to identify, cultivate relationships with, and solicit foundations for funds to increase revenue for Mercy For Animals. This position also provides oversight and strategic management of the workplace giving program.

 

You will do invaluable work:

  • Conduct research to identify corporate and foundation funding prospects for both Mercy For Animals as a whole and specific programs and projects
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive foundation fundraising program to generate gifts from private-sector foundations, family foundations, and corporations, including individualized strategies for prospects and donors
  • Proactively solicit and build lasting relationships with foundation and corporate donors through meetings and regular communication
  • Develop and execute strategies for cultivating ongoing alliances with influential players in the foundation grant-making community
  • Assist in the development and execution of a long-term growth plan for funding from foundations
  • Maintain an intense focus and a high level of personal activity, including writing letters of inquiry and proposals, regularly reporting on activities and progress toward goals
  • Manage and secure sponsorships for our signature gala
  • Lead all aspects of tracking, creating, and submitting corporate and foundation grant proposals and reports, including drafting, preparing supporting documentation, and collecting required attachments
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and partners to identify, promote, and frame aspects of existing programs and plans that could attract grant and sponsorship funding
  • Maintain accuracy of the donor tracking system and database for corporate and foundation constituents while maintaining confidentiality of donor information
  • Oversee Mercy For Animals’ workplace giving program
  • Maintain regular reporting and reconcile income reports with the finance team
  • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of the organization and its mission, programs, activities, resources, and fundraising needs, and persuasively articulate these needs to funding sources 
  • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned

 

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

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent record of professional achievement and qualifications
  • Five years of proven success in corporate and foundation fundraising (preferably with at least three of those years in a national or global nonprofit)
  • Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques, particularly in corporate and foundation fundraising
  • Demonstrated experience in proposal writing, securing gift commitments, and developing relationships with corporations and foundations
  • Experience preparing timely, accurate, and comprehensive written reports and presentations
  • Ability to understand and utilize fundraising databases, software, and internet search engines to identify funding prospects
  • Advanced written and spoken communication, interpersonal, analytical, collaboration, and project management skills
  • Proven ability to effectively articulate clear and compelling messages and stories
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, as well as self-motivation and discipline to regularly set and achieve work goals with minimal supervision
  • Excellent planning, tracking, and follow-up skills, with keen attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and limited resources
  • Ability to handle confidential and proprietary information with discretion
  • 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 highly organized and self-motivated, with a knack for devising out-of-the-box solutions to complex issues. I am globally minded and adept at culturally competent communications. I am vegan and passionate about the mission, vision, and values of Mercy For Animals.

 

About Your Team Leader

Your supervisor, Susan, is Mercy For Animals’ senior vice president of philanthropy. She oversees and manages development and execution of fundraising strategy. Through all channels of fundraising, her team’s mission is to engage donors and prospects in a way that both educates and inspires them to give. A fundraising leader for more than 20 years, Susan is a passionate advocate for farmed animals and the nonprofit community. She is married to Tom, an estate and tax attorney, and is the proud mother of Emily. Susan is an avid reader and enjoys traveling, music, theater, and gatherings with friends and family.

 

Compensation and Benefits 

Earn an annual salary of $52,000–$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.

 

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People Operations

Remote in the United States (Los Angeles 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 rewards and 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 rewards and relations 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. 

Melanie also likes to be silly. 

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.


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