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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:

    Strategy, Impact & Research
  • Agricultural Economist

    Agricultural Economist

    Agricultural Economist

    Remote in the U.S.

    As agricultural economist, you will plan, design, conduct, manage, and report on economic research projects to further Mercy For Animals’ mission and establish the organization as a leader in effective animal advocacy. 

    You will do invaluable work:

    • Conduct detailed research using insights from agricultural, behavioral, and experimental economics and econometric modeling to answer questions concerning animal and plant farming; consumption of animal products and plant-based proteins; the interrelatedness of advocacy outcomes (e.g., corporate animal welfare and food policy commitments and legislative change) and key market and policy elements (e.g., price points, consumption, consumer food preferences, subsidies, the number of animals raised for food, and international trade in animal products); and the relationships between the environment, public health, and animal agriculture
    • Keep up to date on corporate and legislative progress regarding animal welfare and incorporation of plant-based options into corporate and institutional menus and develop research methods based on the latest and best economic theories to identify how these changes impact animal agriculture
    • Conduct cost-benefit analyses of current and prospective tactics in animal advocacy and provide recommendations for action based on these analyses
    • Work with the director of research to identify gaps in knowledge and create a research program to address them
    • Collect data using both observational and experimental methodologies
    • Analyze, evaluate, and interpret research data
    • Document, report, and present research findings to internal and external stakeholders
    • Attend and present research findings at relevant scientific and animal advocacy conferences 
    • Build relationships and collaborate with other researchers in animal advocacy

    You have the following qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics, behavioral economics, or a related field (master’s or doctorate preferred)
    • Three to five years of research experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Research experience using econometric methods
    • Excellent research and analytical skills, with enthusiasm for finding and handling large and complex data sets
    • Experience using statistical software packages for complex quantitative analyses, or comfort with at least one programming language typically used in data science (such as R or Python).
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as a high degree of organization, efficiency, and attention to detail
    • Ability to translate complex results for lay audiences

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

    Curious by nature, I want to use my experience in agricultural economics to better understand the current and potential impacts of animal advocacy on animal agriculture. I love a good data set and enjoy learning and going outside my comfort zone. I am a collaborative team player, with a high degree of emotional intelligence. I am self-motivated and driven by a desire to make a positive difference in the world.      

    Compensation and Benefits

    Earn an annual salary of $48,000–$60,000, 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.

    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 Major Giving

    Director of Major Giving

    Director of Major Giving

    Los Angeles Office or Remote in the U.S.

    As director of major giving, you will advance the work of Mercy For Animals by leading the major gifts team in identifying grant opportunities, cultivating prospective major donors and soliciting gifts of $5,000 or more, and creating long-term relationships with major donors.

    You will manage and mentor a successful major gifts team and partner with the senior vice president of development to devise and implement a comprehensive major gifts fund-development plan to meet strategic objectives and financial goals.  

    You will do vital work:

    • Oversee the major gifts component of Mercy For Animals’ fundraising efforts and supervise all major gifts team members
    • Create an international major gifts strategy 
    • Lead a team that manages a portfolio of about 150 major gift and foundation donors
    • Create annual strategies for all portfolio donors
    • Meet or exceed monthly metrics for donor visits, major gift solicitations, and grant proposals
    • Consistently review portfolio and cultivate new prospects 
    • Disqualify prospects as necessary
    • Serve as event planning liaison for major donor fundraising events
    • Maintain donor data in fundraising database and prepare funding proposals and stewardship reports

    Your qualifications will bring our team to new heights:

    • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, public relations, or a related area or equivalent experience
    • Minimum of five years’ experience working as a major gifts or philanthropy officer
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Outgoing and friendly personality
    • Experience writing funding proposals
    • Outstanding rapport-building skills
    • Ability to work effectively under pressure of constant deadlines
    • Excellent organizational skills, time management efficiency, and attention to detail
    • Availability to travel frequently and perform some evening and weekend work 

    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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  • 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. 

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

    Apply Now!
  • Government Affairs and Public Policy
  • Policy Advisor

    Policy Advisor

    Policy Advisor

    Remote in the U.S. 

    As policy advisor, you will research, draft, and advance legislation, regulations, and policies that reduce suffering of animals used for food and enable increased market share of plant-based foods.

    You will partner with the senior policy advisor and counsel to develop strategies that further the mission and objectives of Mercy For Animals’ legislative and regulatory priorities.

    You will do invaluable work:

    • Review legislation, research policy implications, and provide recommendations in the form of written memoranda
    • Stay abreast of current events and political developments and think creatively about how Mercy For Animals’ policy initiatives relate to and may impact them 
    • Lobby at the local, state and federal levels, working with legislators and regulatory agencies to advance Mercy For Animals’ policy initiatives
    • Draft persuasive letters, other correspondence, fact sheets, op-eds, grassroots action alerts, and testimony 
    • Expand support for Mercy For Animals’ policy priorities through coalitions comprising organizations and associations with varied but intersectional interests, including groups not traditionally associated with animal protection
    • Foster bipartisan relationships with individuals, institutions, and organizations to positively influence and gain support for Mercy For Animals’ policy initiatives
    • Empower grassroots advocates to amplify Mercy For Animals’ efforts by training them on effective advocacy techniques

    Your qualifications will take our legislative advocacy to the next level:

    • Over two years’ government affairs or public policy experience, including reviewing and researching legislation and working with policymakers to advance a legislative agenda
    • Bachelor’s degree (preferred)
    • Strong research and analytical skills that include keen attention to detail 
    • Ability to distill complicated bills, regulations, and information into simple, compelling recommendations 
    • Creative, solution-oriented, outside-the-box thinking to achieve incremental change
    • Knowledge of state and federal legislative processes and ideally federal regulatory processes
    • Ability to work independently and as an effective team member
    • Willingness to travel about 20 percent of work time

    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, including public speaking, are exceptional. I manage my time well and enjoy working on issues of varying complexity. I am vegan and passionate about ending the exploitation of animals for food.

    Compensation and Benefits

    Earn an annual salary of $50,000–$60,000, 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!

Jobs Around the World

We are also hiring in Mexico, Asia, India, and Brazil.

Other Ways to Get Involved

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"What keeps me focused is to remember that we are their only hope."

—Camilla, an undercover investigator in Brazil