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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 MFA.

We’ve obtained unprecedented convictions of factory farms, pressured major companies to change how they treat animals, inspired millions to pledge to go vegetarian, 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 MFA, 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 staff, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, or race. We extend these policies to interactions with donors, volunteers, interns, and contractors. We also celebrate LGBTQ pride, support women's rights, and encourage diversity.

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. MFA also offers excellent opportunities for advancement.

Ready to join the MFA team?

Email general inquiries to Jobs@MercyForAnimals.org.

Check out our current openings:

    Corporate Engagement
  • Corporate Campaign Specialist

    Corporate Campaign Specialist

    Corporate Campaign Specialist

    Remote in the U.S. 

    As corporate campaign specialist, you will plan and execute sustained-pressure campaigns to effectively influence public opinion and motivate major corporations to adopt animal welfare policies that eliminate the cruelest practices in their food supply chains.

    You will do invaluable work:

    • Research and monitor key details of major food companies, including corporate structure, history, animal welfare standards, leadership, and affiliates
    • Identify, research, and propose prospective campaign targets
    • Execute action plans for public awareness campaigns, including developing effective tactics and timelines for implementation
    • Write and disseminate platform-appropriate messaging for social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn
    • Analyze and navigate barriers while conducting high-impact campaigns 
    • Maintain accurate, up-to-date, and consistent campaign materials that comply with internal legal, editorial, and messaging standards
    • Draft letters to board members, shareholders, and other key stakeholders at targeted corporations
    • Manage logistics of placing advertisements in newspapers, creating mobile billboards, coordinating demonstration tours, writing and publishing petitions, and other creative tactics
    • Collaborate with other departments at Mercy For Animals to advance the organization’s strategic objectives
    • Work with other nonprofit organizations to foster solid relationships and coordination between Mercy For Animals and other corporate engagement professionals
    • Plan and run on-the-ground actions, such as demonstrations, petition drops, and other public actions
    • Engage with Mercy For Animals supporters and volunteers
    • Serve as a Mercy For Animals spokesperson at events, including demonstrations, industry gatherings, and press conferences, as needed

    Your qualifications will add value to the corporate campaigns team:

    • Bachelor’s degree in corporate affairs, campaigning, issue advocacy, or closely related area or equivalent work experience
    • Minimum of one year’s professional experience in corporate relations, campaigning, issue advocacy, sales, or related area
    • Self-motivation, resourcefulness, and creative research skills 
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate professionally and persuasively
    • Superior written and oral communication skills
    • Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills
    • Willingness and ability to travel as needed
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality

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

    I am persistent, persuasive, and driven. A good communicator with strong interpersonal skills, I enjoy collaborating with others. I work well under pressure and deadlines, and I effectively manage time and resources. I’m vegan and fiercely passionate about animal welfare and animal rights. 

    Compensation and Benefits

    Earn an annual salary of $40,000–$46,000, depending on qualifications. Our paid time-off policy, including 20 vacation days a year, staff-appreciation days, holidays, and sick leave, is as generous as our no- or low-cost health insurance. We also offer a 401(k) plan, not to mention a collaborative and innovative work environment. 

    We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications, so be sure to clearly convey in your cover letter your general fit for the role. A few things we would love to learn about are professional experience, internships, volunteer work, and side projects, as well as your overall alignment with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

    Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization, and we value diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability are encouraged to apply. We are committed to providing an inclusive, positive, respectful, safe, and supportive work environment where equal opportunities are available to all team members. 

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  • Vice President of Corporate Engagement

    Vice President of Corporate Engagement

    Vice President of Corporate Engagement

    Remote in the United States, Mexico, or Brazil

    As vice president of corporate engagement, you will provide strategic global leadership and oversight for Corporate Engagement Department initiatives, including corporate outreach, campaigns, plant-based and meat-reduction programs, and animal welfare policies; set short-term and long-range goals; and establish and implement strategies, plans, and policies to further the mission of Mercy For Animals.

    You will ensure your team’s highest and most impactful performance:

    • Develop and implement innovative, effective strategies for working with major food companies and associations to expand cruelty-free food options, secure meaningful animal welfare policies, and ensure implementation of policies
    • Provide leadership and support to all team members across corporate relations and campaigns, including establishing clear goals and expectations in partnership with global managers
    • Manage and mentor six direct reports and a full department of over 20, spanning the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico, to achieve high performance and impactful progress for animals
    • Prepare and deliver effective presentations to corporate executives to encourage and facilitate adoption of meaningful animal welfare policies, meat-reduction programs, and plant-based foods
    • Work with team members to research industry sectors and major corporations’ animal welfare and sustainability policies to inform strategy and support other departments with corporate information related to their work
    • Identify and proactively pursue opportunities to optimize processes, tools, and cross-departmental collaboration to streamline our work and increase our impact
    • Provide strategic input and practical support as needed for corporate-related work as Mercy For Animals expands into India, China, and other regions 
    • Align corporate campaign and relations strategies with Mercy For Animals’ overall strategy by working closely with the investigations, public engagement, volunteer engagement, government affairs and public policy, and development teams
    • Ensure all public-facing departmental communications are consistent with Mercy For Animals’ messaging
    • Serve as a media spokesperson as necessary 
    • Maintain strong relationships and align strategies with other nonprofit organizations that are driving animal welfare improvements and plant-based adoption at major food companies
    • Cultivate respectful and cordial relationships with major corporations and key executives

    You will fortify the corporate engagement department with your qualifications:

    • Minimum of five years’ experience in corporate affairs, supply chain management, CSR, campaigning, advocacy, or a closely related area 
    • Exceptionally strong work ethic and drive to succeed
    • Strong business acumen and leadership skills
    • Understanding of the food industry and key farmed animal welfare issues
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate professionally and persuasively
    • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and relationships
    • Willingness and ability to travel with moderate frequency

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

    I am persistent, persuasive, and driven. A good communicator with strong interpersonal skills, I enjoy collaborating with others. I work well under pressure and deadlines, and I effectively manage time and resources. I’m vegan and fiercely passionate about animal welfare and animal rights. 

    Compensation and Benefits 

    Earn an annual salary of $65,000–$80,000, depending on qualifications. Our paid time-off policy, including 20 vacation days a year, staff-appreciation days, holidays, and sick leave, is as generous as our no- or low-cost health insurance. We also offer a 401(k) plan, not to mention a collaborative and innovative work environment.

    We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications, so be sure to clearly convey in your cover letter your general fit for the role. A few things we would love to learn about are professional experience, internships, volunteer work, and side projects, as well as your overall alignment with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

    Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization, and we value diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability are encouraged to apply. We are committed to providing an inclusive, positive, respectful, safe, and supportive work environment where equal opportunities are available to all team members. 

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  • Development
  • Director of Annual Giving

    Director of Annual Giving

    Director of Annual Giving

    Los Angeles Office or Remote in the U.S.

    As director of annual giving, you will create and manage a comprehensive, year-round fundraising plan for annual giving that will increase, diversify, and engage our donor base in support of Mercy For Animals’ strategic plan.

    You will help build and mentor a successful annual-giving team and partner with the senior vice president of development to devise and implement a comprehensive annual-giving plan to meet strategic objectives and financial goals.  

    You will do vital work:

    • Direct the entire annual-giving and donor-relations program in the Development Department
    • Coordinate communications and set strategy between our external direct-marketing provider and relevant Mercy For Animals staff to effectively and efficiently implement digital and direct-mail campaigns 
    • Supervise and mentor development coordinators and specialists, directing their efforts and leveraging their unique skills to generate revenue and maximize efficiency for the department
    • Manage and develop the sustained-giving program for maximum growth and retention 
    • Develop and implement strategies to promote donor growth and engagement in all areas of the annual campaign 
    • Research and propose new processes or systems to best utilize Mercy For Animals’ resources to support annual giving
    • Collaborate with the senior vice president of development to define, track, and meet the monetary, participatory, and qualitative goals for the program 
    • Generate weekly and monthly reports on direct-marketing metrics and revenue 

    Your qualifications will bring our team to new heights:

    • Minimum of five years’ experience in nonprofit fundraising or a closely related field 
    • Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, public relations, communications, or related field, or equivalent experience 
    • Experience building and managing a team
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
    • High level of organization and efficiency 
    • Self-motivation, with the ability to work well independently and under pressure 
    • Supportive, team-oriented attitude 
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet competing deadlines 
    • Experience with Salesforce or donor databases (preferred) 

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

    I’m a positive and proactive leader with an innate ability to inspire and motivate others. A strong communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills, I enjoy collaborating and interacting with people from all backgrounds. I thrive under pressure and deadlines, and I know how to effectively manage time and resources. I’m vegan and fiercely passionate about animal welfare. 

    Compensation and Benefits

    Earn an annual salary of $60,000–$75,000, depending on qualifications. Our paid time-off policy, including 20 vacation days a year, staff-appreciation days, holidays, and sick leave, is as generous as our no- or low-cost health insurance. We also offer a 401(k) plan, not to mention a collaborative and innovative work environment. 

    We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications, so be sure to clearly convey in your cover letter your general fit for the role. A few things we would love to learn about are professional experience, internships, volunteer work, and side projects, as well as your overall alignment with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

    Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization, and we value diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability are encouraged to apply. We are committed to providing an inclusive, positive, respectful, safe, and supportive work environment where equal opportunities are available to all team members. 

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  • Capacity Building
  • Director of Organizing

    Director of Organizing

    Director of Organizing

    Remote in the United States, Mexico, or Brazil

    As director of organizing, you will plan, oversee, and execute Mercy For Animals’ global volunteer-engagement strategy by working closely with the senior vice president of engagement and regional managing directors to build highly involved communities of volunteers, develop community leaders, and create exciting opportunities for volunteers to contribute to the mission of Mercy For Animals.

    You will do crucial work:

    • Lead Mercy For Animals’ volunteer strategy, overseeing and expanding global volunteer-organizing initiatives in keeping with the mission and vision of the organization
    • Work with other departments (particularly corporate, legislative, public engagement, and development) to identify opportunities for volunteer teams to support Mercy For Animals’ strategic goals and have a positive impact for animals
    • Provide leadership, oversight, and support to the organizing team, including setting clear goals and expectations in partnership with managers
    • Lead and motivate team members to foster morale, promote employee engagement, and develop high-performing teams
    • Support the organizing team in developing tools and trainings for volunteers to grow into leadership roles and meaningfully contribute to Mercy For Animals’ goals
    • Keep abreast of the latest trends in customer service and volunteer management, mobilizing, and organizing to identify opportunities for improvement
    • Build relationships with other organizations to strengthen collaboration in the movement
    • Identify initiatives to diversify Mercy For Animals’ supporter base and engage underrepresented communities in the animal protection movement 
    • Identify and lead initiatives that enable Mercy For Animals to support and strengthen the broader animal protection movement
    • Serve as a spokesperson for the organization

    Your qualifications will take the organization to the next level:

    • Minimum of five years’ experience in managing volunteers, community organizing, or a similar field
    • Strong understanding of mobilizing and organizing principles and best practices
    • Excellent team-management skills
    • Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and advocacy
    • Experience using CRMs or other volunteer-management tools
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to convey information clearly and effectively 
    • Self-motivation and the ability to work well independently and under pressure
    • Ability and willingness to travel 

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

    I’m a positive and proactive leader, with an innate ability to inspire and motivate others. A strong communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills, I am a highly effective advocate and can smoothly navigate even the most difficult conversations and situations. I thrive under pressure and deadlines, and I know how to manage time and resources effectively. I’m vegan and fiercely passionate about animal protection. 

    Compensation and Benefits

    Earn an annual salary of $60,000–$75,000, depending on qualifications. Our paid time-off policy, including 20 vacation days a year, staff-appreciation days, holidays, and sick leave, is as generous as our no- or low-cost health insurance. We also offer a 401(k) plan, not to mention a collaborative and innovative work environment. *If you are based in Brazil or Mexico, annual salary and benefits may be different from those listed above. 

    We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications, so be sure to clearly convey in your cover letter your general fit for the role. A few things we would love to learn about are professional experience, internships, volunteer work, and side projects, as well as your overall alignment with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

    Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization, and we value diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability are encouraged to apply. We are committed to providing an inclusive, positive, respectful, safe, and supportive work environment where equal opportunities are available to all team members. 

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  • Legal
  • Legal Fellow: Programs Support

    Legal Fellow: Programs Support

    LEGAL FELLOW

    Legal Fellow: Programs Support, One-Year Fellowship

    Remote in the U.S. 

    As a legal fellow, you will gain the skills and experience needed to build a legal career in effective animal advocacy while furthering Mercy For Animals’ mission to construct a compassionate food system by reducing suffering and ending exploitation of animals for food.

    You will support Mercy For Animals’ legal affairs division with analysis, drafting, and guidance regarding corporate engagement, investigations, public engagement, capacity building, government affairs, public policy, and legal compliance.

    You will gain invaluable experience and do impactful work:

    • Research and analyze laws and policies relating to Mercy For Animals’ corporate engagement, investigations, public engagement, capacity building, and government affairs and public policy work
    • Advise corporate engagement and public engagement divisions regarding free speech, defamation, and intellectual property matters
    • Review materials created by corporate engagement and public engagement divisions for compliance with applicable laws and policies
    • Advise investigations department regarding legal issues that arise during investigations and assist the organization with requests for criminal prosecutions of animal abusers
    • Assist in drafting and reviewing contracts, including intellectual property licenses, privacy policies, and agreements with contractors

    Your qualifications:

    • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited U.S. law school
    • Admission or pending admission to at least one state bar or intention to sit for the next available bar examination
    • Ability to work well in a team setting at a fast pace
    • Ability to work remotely with national and international team members
    • Proven exceptional organizational and writing skills
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle

    Compensation and Benefits

    Earn an annual salary of $50,000 plus benefits. 

    Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization, and we value diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability are encouraged to apply. We are committed to providing an inclusive, positive, respectful, safe, and supportive work environment where equal opportunities are available to all team members. 

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  • Senior Staff Attorney

    Senior Staff Attorney

    Senior Staff Attorney

    Remote in the U.S. 

    As senior staff attorney, 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 the exploitation of animals for food. 

    You will have a unique opportunity to help realize Mercy For Animals’ vision while gaining expertise in the legal and corporate affairs of an international nonprofit organization.

    You will do invaluable work:

    • Provide legal advice on Mercy For Animals’ various activities, handling any legal issues that arise during day-to-day operations, including those relating to programmatic work (e.g., corporate campaigns and undercover investigations) and corporate matters (e.g., employment, insurance, data protection, intellectual property, and contracts)
    • Provide legal research, advice, and other assistance as requested by internal clients or directed by the general counsel
    • Review and draft contracts and other legal documents, including coordinating with internal stakeholders and negotiating with outside parties
    • 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
    • Help ensure strong corporate governance and corporate recordkeeping practices
    • Develop and maintain close working relationships with private pro bono counsel, outside counsel, and attorneys for other animal protection organizations 
    • Communicate and meet with Mercy For Animals supporters as appropriate 

    You must be admitted to practice law and in good standing in at least one U.S. state and possess these additional qualifications:

    • Minimum of eight years’ experience practicing law  
    • Proven exceptional organizational and writing skills
    • Ability to take initiative and complete projects independently, including handling multiple projects simultaneously  
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team setting 
    • Commitment to Mercy For Animals’ mission and values

    One or any combination of the following is a positive

    • Second-language skills, especially in Spanish or Portuguese 
    • Professional or personal experience in an international setting
    • Management experience
    • Nonprofit experience
    • Demonstrated interest in animal law or animal protection issues

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

    I possess the utmost integrity and easily build and maintain trusted relationships. I am highly organized with meticulous attention to detail. My written and oral communication skills are exceptional. I manage my time well and enjoy working on issues of varying complexity. I am passionate about ending the exploitation of animals for food.

    Compensation and Benefits

    Earn an annual salary of $70,000–$80,000, depending on qualifications, and enjoy a commute-free life as an at-home worker. Our paid time-off policy, including 20 vacation days a year, staff-appreciation days, holidays, and sick leave, is as generous as our no- or low-cost health insurance. We also offer a 401(k) plan, not to mention a collaborative and innovative work environment.

    We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications, so be sure to clearly convey in your cover letter your fit for the role. A few things we would love to learn about are professional experience, internships, volunteer work, and side projects, as well as your overall alignment with our organizational vision, mission, and values.  

    Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization, and we value diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability are encouraged to apply. We are committed to providing an inclusive, positive, respectful, safe, and supportive work environment where equal opportunities are available to all team members. 

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

    Apply Now!
  • Investigations
  • Vice President of Investigations

    Vice President of Investigations

    Vice President of Investigations

    Remote in the U.S.

     As vice president of investigations, you will lead a dedicated and dynamic team of investigative professionals focused on innovative global investigations of the meat, egg, and dairy industries.

     Your strategic leadership will enable Mercy For Animals to achieve its mission of reducing suffering and ending the exploitation of animals for food. 

     You will do highly confidential and sensitive work:

    • Oversee all aspects of the investigations process
    • Participate in and supervise investigator recruitment and training
    • Manage the budget and develop the international strategy for the Investigations Department
    • Provide support, guidance, and feedback to investigators
    • Work with Mercy For Animals’ Legal Affairs Department to ensure legal compliance in all investigations activities
    • Assist in preparing investigations for public release, including reviewing undercover footage, providing input for website development, and obtaining expert-witness statements 
    • Serve as a spokesperson for the organization by conducting press conferences and participating in media interviews
    • Communicate and meet with members and supporters of the organization as appropriate

    Your qualifications will take the organization to the next level:

    • Minimum of five years’ experience with investigations or a closely related field
    • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times
    • Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and Mercy For Animals campaigns and investigations
    • Demonstrated ability to create and deliver engaging and informative presentations
    • Strong problem-solving ability
    • Proven exceptional organizational skills and the ability to balance many tasks simultaneously
    • Willingness and ability to travel extensively 

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

    I’m a subject-matter expert in investigations, and I understand the potential liability and the high degree of confidentiality required. I thrive under pressure and deadlines, and I know how to effectively manage time and resources. I’m vegan and fiercely passionate about animal protection.

     Compensation and Benefits

    Earn an annual salary of $65,000–$80,000, depending on qualifications. Our paid time-off policy, including 20 vacation days a year, staff-appreciation days, holidays, and sick leave, is as generous as our no- or low-cost health insurance. We also offer a 401(k) plan, not to mention a collaborative and innovative work environment.

    We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications, so be sure to clearly convey in your cover letter your general fit for the role. A few things we would love to learn about are professional experience, internships, volunteer work, and side projects, as well as your overall alignment with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

    Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization, and we value diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability are encouraged to apply. We are committed to providing an inclusive, positive, respectful, safe, and supportive work environment where equal opportunities are available to all team members.  

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

    Apply Now!

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