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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:

    Optimization
  • Backend Developer

    Backend Developer

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Nonexempt
    Reports to: Senior Backend Developer
    Position Location: Los Angeles, CA
     

    Position Objective:

    Contribute to the development of web applications at all levels of the LAMP stack and proactively maintain internet-based Linux servers running the CentOS operating system

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Contribute to the development of web applications using PHP, MySQL, and Javascript
    • Maintain Linux-based servers hosting websites and internet-based server applications
    • Monitor and improve remote server health and security
    • Work with and advise the web and application development team to ensure security and proper functioning of servers, networks, and other systems
    • Create and update scripts performing various activities on the servers and perhaps elsewhere
    • Configure and optimize server applications
    • Complete other low- to medium-priority tasks in a timely manner as assigned by supervisor
    • Keep on top of relevant new trends
    • Follow all human resource and operational procedures
    • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor
     
    Position Requirements:
    • Four to eight years of backend development and server administrative experience
    • Experience with network security
    • Mastery of LAMP web technologies
    • Expertise in Linux servers (knowledge of the CentOS distribution a plus)
    • Familiarity with configuring and monitoring Apache, Postfix, and MySQL
    • Proficiency in server-scripting languages, such as bash and csh
    • Ability to recognize the technological needs of the organization
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Ability to problem solve effectively and meet deadlines
     
    Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, and a 401k retirement plan.
     
    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
     
    Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

  • Social Impact
  • Content Specialist, India

    Content Specialist, India

    Terms of Service: Full Time, Independent Contractor
    Reports to: Global Content Manager
    Position Location: Remote (India)

     

    Position Objective:

    To create relevant viral content for MFA India’s blogs and specific social media channels; to research and investigate social media trends, updates, and new platforms; to help maintain and grow MFA India’s audience; to gain followers and increase traffic on the organization’s social media channels; to liaise with internet personalities, including YouTube celebrities; and to assist with videos, photoshoots, and other social impact projects

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Write a minimum of five to 10 blog posts a week for ChooseVeg.in, Shakahar.in, and MFA India blogs
    • Translate and adapt relevant American English content for Hindi and Indian English blogs, investigation videos, and other social media copy
    • Create and manage content (such as blog posts, videos, photos, and photo memes) for MFA India’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media channels as directed by global content manager
    • Respond to comments, messages, and general interactions on MFA India’s social media platforms
    • Manage social media during live events
    • Assist in development and execution of campaign strategies for Social Impact Department
    • Serve as liaison between MFA and domestic Indian vegan or farmed animal advocacy organizations
    • Create images for social media content, including memes, image posts, GIFs, and other graphic materials
    • Steward relationships with social media influencers and internet personalities through networking, cold-calling, in-person meetings, and liaising with talent and booking agents
    • Research and assess all new and emerging social media platforms and determine how they can be used to expand MFA India’s audience and reach
    • Keep abreast of the latest social media trends, including hashtags, memes, and viral campaigns
    • Stay apprised of local, national, and international news stories relating to MFA India’s mission
    • Travel as necessary to produce and launch content, meet with internet celebrities, work events, and attend social media industry conferences
    • Adhere to all human resource and administrative policies and procedures

    Position Requirements:

    • Minimum of two years’ experience managing social media platforms
    • Strong writing skills in both Hindi and English
    • Proficiency in multiple social media platforms, both established and emerging
    • Familiarity with animal rights issues and MFA’s campaigns
    • Knowledge of or willingness to learn Google Analytics and related measurement software, tools, and procedures
    • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, etc.)
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
    • Support for MFA’s philosophy and ability to professionally advocate MFA’s positions

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

  • Corporate Engagement
  • Corporate Relations Specialist

    Corporate Relations Specialist

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Nonexempt
    Reports to: Corporate Relations Manager
    Position Location:  Remote (Canada)

    Position Objective:

    Engage with major food retailers and producers, fast-food chains, grocery stores, food service companies, restaurants, consumer packaged goods companies, and other food industry entities to eliminate cruel supply chain practices inflicted on farmed animals

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Work with supervisor to develop and execute effective strategies for working with the food industry to secure and implement commitments to eliminating cruel practices from industry supply chains
    • Identify, research, and propose prospective outreach targets
    • Maintain accurate, up-to-date, and consistent outreach materials that comply with internal legal, editorial, and messaging standards
    • Assist in communicating corporate outreach strategy to associate staff, including approaches to interacting with companies and identifying priority animal welfare issues
    • Cultivate positive working relationships with key executives at food industry companies, producers, associations, and government agencies and attend in-person meetings as needed
    • Track communications with companies and share updates with supervisor
    • Serve as MFA spokesperson at events, including industry gatherings and press conferences, as needed
    • Follow all human resource and operational procedures
    • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

    Position Requirements:         

    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (preferred)
    • Minimum of one year experience in corporate affairs, campaigning, issue advocacy, or closely related area
    • Self-motivation, resourcefulness, and exceptional research and strategy skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate professionally and persuasively
    • Understanding of the food industry and key farmed animal welfare issues
    • Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Willingness and ability to travel as needed
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle

    Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k retirement plan, and a pleasant vegan work environment.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

  • Director of Campaigns

    Director of Campaigns

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Exempt
    Reports to: Vice President of Corporate Engagement
    Position Location: Remote
     

    Position Objective:

    To plan, oversee, and execute strategic, cost-effective, public awareness campaigns that result in public animal welfare commitments from major food retailers, food producers, fast-food chains, foodservice companies, restaurants, consumer packaged goods companies, and other food industry entities

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Set the vision, direction, and strategy of MFA’s campaigns program on a global scale in collaboration with the VP of corporate engagement
    • Direct and expand the reach and influence of campaign activities with key stakeholders in the food industry to secure and implement commitments to eliminating cruel practices from their supply chains
    • Provide leadership, oversight, and support to all campaigns managers and staff, including establishing clear goals and expectations in partnership with managers
    • Oversee the design of campaign materials that are compliant with internal legal, editorial, and messaging standards
    • Monitor and evaluate all campaign activities and adjust program priorities and strategies as necessary
    • Oversee the Hen Heroes volunteer program and all other volunteer activities geared toward urging companies to reduce the amount of animal suffering in the food industry
    • Attend public events and stakeholder meetings to advance MFA’s mission, working closely with relevant MFA departments whenever appearances will result in materials or media coverage that might be shared with the public
    • Serve as a spokesperson for the organization
    • Maintain a close collaborative working relationship with the director of corporate relations to streamline and enhance communications and strategy when moving companies to campaign level
    • Work closely with MFA’s vice president of corporate engagement, the vice presidents and managing directors of each region, and other directors and key staff to help ensure the organization’s efforts are synergistically coordinated
    • Keep informed of local, national, and international issues, research, and advocacy related to the food industry and corporate campaigns
    • Adhere to all human resource and administrative policies and procedures
    • Perform any other duties assigned by supervisor

    Position Requirements:

    • Demonstrated leadership experience and ability to motivate, inspire, and lead remote staff
    • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years’ experience in campaigning, issue advocacy, or related area
    • Public speaking, communications, and outreach experience
    • Proven exceptional skills in project management, research, and strategic planning
    • Support for MFA’s philosophy and ability to professionally advocate MFA’s positions
    • Commitment to the mission and objectives of the organization
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle

    Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k retirement plan, and a pleasant vegan work environment.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

  • Vice President of Corporate Engagement

    Vice President of Corporate Engagement

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Exempt
    Reports to: Senior Vice President, Programs
    Position Location: Los Angeles, CA or Remote

     

    Position Objective:

    To provide global strategic leadership and oversight for the corporate engagement department, including public awareness campaigns, corporate outreach, food policy/meat reduction programs, and animal welfare policies; set short-term and long-range goals; and establish, oversee, and implement strategies, plans, and policies to further the mission of Mercy For Animals

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Develop and implement innovative and effective strategies for MFA’s work with government agencies and major food industry companies and associations to expand cruelty-free food options and identify, solicit, and leverage meaningful animal welfare policies, including elimination of cruel supply chain practices
    • Provide leadership and support to all corporate engagement employees, including establishing clear goals and expectations in partnership with global managers
    • Prepare and deliver effective presentations to corporate and government executives to encourage and facilitate meaningful animal welfare policies and meat reduction programs
    • Attend and speak at annual shareholder meetings of major food industry companies to educate shareholders and positively influence corporate animal welfare guidelines and purchasing policies
    • Assist the legal department in drafting shareholder resolutions and supporting statements regarding farmed animal welfare issues within major corporations
    • Research the animal welfare guidelines of major corporations and inform MFA’s campaigns and investigations departments of such guidelines insofar as they are relevant to these departments’ work
    • Ensure corporate campaign and relations strategies are harmonized with MFA’s overall strategy by working closely with the investigations, legal, and social impact departments
    • Ensure all public-facing departmental communications are consistent with MFA messaging guidelines
    • Serve as a media spokesperson as necessary for MFA and its corporate engagement program
    • Cultivate respectful and cordial relationships with major corporations and key executives
    • Follow all human resource and operational policies and ensure the corporate engagement department is in full compliance

    Position Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in business, public relations, or related field or equivalent experience
    • Minimum of five years’ experience in corporate affairs, campaigning, advocacy, or 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
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate professionally and persuasively
    • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and relationships at one time
    • Willingness and ability to travel with moderate frequency
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle

    Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k retirement plan, and a pleasant vegan work environment.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

  • Development
  • Development Associate

    Development Associate

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Non-exempt
    Reports to: Senior Donor Relations Specialist
    Position Location: Los Angeles, CA

     

    Position Objective:

    Coordinate gift processing and acknowledgment, and provide administrative and logistical support to development department

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Manage gift processing workflow and process incoming donations, including documenting and ensuring correct tracking, proper allocation, and timely donation acknowledgment
    • Draft and regularly update acknowledgment letters and process gift-related mailings
    • Prepare all in-house donation acknowledgments
    • Record and respond to all donor inquiries in a timely manner
    • Scan and upload all necessary documentation for record keeping
    • Maintain record of all workplace giving and employee matching programs and confirm matching gifts
    • Answer development-related questions from online “contact us” form and from donation email accounts
    • Create reports as needed, including monthly comparisons to previous year’s income
    • Assist with research of major gifts prospects and provide philanthropy team with research reports
    • Assist with portfolio-related data entry
    • Manage stock of development-related envelopes, stationery, and pamphlets 

    Position Requirements: 

    • Bachelor's degree with preferred focus on public relations, nonprofit management, or communications (preferred)
    • Minimum of one year’s work experience in a related field, preferably nonprofit or customer service
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow proper MFA style and editing guidelines
    • High level of organization and efficiency
    • Self-motivation and ability to work well independently under pressure
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet competing deadlines
    • Willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes weekends and overtime during development events and heavy work periods
    • Ability to work creatively and effectively as a team member
    • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and Google Docs
    • Experience with sales or donor databases preferred
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
    • Friendly, positive, and service-oriented personality
    • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

     

    Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, and a 401k retirement plan.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

  • Development Manager

    Development Manager

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Exempt
    Reports to: Director of Development
    Position Location: Los Angeles, CA

    Position Objective:

    To advance the work of Mercy For Animals by managing and executing a successful mid-level giving program and engagement program for next-generation donors and by creating and sustaining long-term relationships with mid-level donors and next-generation donors

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Manage a portfolio of MFA’s mid-level donors with the goal of year-over-year retention and upgraded gifts
    • Research, define, plan, and execute giving strategies for MFA’s mid-level donors
    • Analyze reports to help track the progress of the mid-level giving program while identifying areas of improvement
    • Promote the mid-level giving program within the annual campaign and run individual mid-level giving campaigns as appropriate
    • Manage MFA’s Next Gen program, One to Change the World (OCW) Society, and OCW Society volunteer managers by creating specialized strategies to form a group of socially conscious young adults who have the potential to be major benefactors of MFA
    • Implement and market the OCW Society giving program in coordination with MFA’s existing development plan
    • Work with philanthropy officers and OCW Society volunteer managers to identify and cultivate prospects for the group
    • Create new strategies to enhance MFA’s relationships with young philanthropic OCW Society members
    • Establish and manage an OCW Society newsletter
    • Oversee planning of the group’s events
    • Serve as a member of the development project team to assist with joint projects within the department
    • Identify ways to partner mid-level donors and OCW Society members with MFA’s leadership when beneficial
    • Adhere to all human resource and administrative policies and procedures

    Position Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, nonprofit management, or communications (preferred)
    • Minimum of five years’ work experience in a related field, preferably nonprofit fundraising
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • High level of organization and efficiency
    • Self-motivation with ability to work well independently and under pressure
    • Ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet competing deadlines
    • Willingness and ability to travel and work some evening, night, and weekend hours
    • Ability to work creatively and effectively as a team member
    • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and Google Docs
    • Experience with sales or donor databases (preferred)
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle

    Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k retirement plan, and a pleasant vegan work environment.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

  • Philanthropy Officer

    Philanthropy Officer

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Exempt
    Reports to: Associate Director of Major Gifts 
    Position Location: Los Angeles or Southern California 

    Position Objective:

    To advance the impact of Mercy For Animals by cultivating and stewarding a sustainable portfolio of high-value major-donor partners; meet or exceed revenue targets through solicitation of major gifts; and manage a portfolio of major-gift donors located in a defined territory primarily encompassing Southern California, with additional territory responsibilities across the southern United States

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Manage a portfolio of 120-150 major gift donors
    • Execute annual strategies based on varied priorities within the assigned portfolio of donors
    • Meet or exceed monthly metrics for visits, solicitations, proposals, and gifts
    • Work with team supervisor to routinely review donor portfolio and qualify or cultivate new prospects
    • Coordinate inclusion of executive and programmatic leaders in the cultivation and solicitation process whenever appropriate
    • Implement core components of donor cultivation and fundraising events and collaborate with events team and other departments as necessary
    • Assist with securing corporate sponsors and leadership gifts in advance of annual gala
    • Maintain meticulous records of all donor contacts and related action items
    • Frequently travel within defined territory, including trips up to two weeks in duration
    • Accurately track individual receipts and business expenses required for accounting purposes
    • Serve as member of the development project team to assist with fundraising appeal planning and execution, donor relations, database conversion, and other joint projects within the department
    • Collaborate with other major gift team members effectively and with a focus on shared goals and priorities
    • Adhere to all human resource and administrative policies and procedures

    Position Requirements:         

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Minimum of five years’ previous development experience, including working in a major gifts officer capacity
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Outgoing and friendly personality
    • Adeptness at building strong rapport with donors, volunteers, and colleagues
    • Collaborative, team-playing spirit
    • Transparent and reliable work style (experience with a remote organizational structure a plus)
    • Experience writing fundraising proposals
    • Strong time management skills, organizational ability, and attention to detail
    • Enthusiasm for frequent travel (25 percent of work time), including some evening and weekend work
    • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization

    Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k retirement plan, and a pleasant vegan work environment.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

  • People Operations
  • Director of People Operations

    Director of People Operations

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Exempt
    Reports to: President
    Position Location: Los Angeles, CA

     

    Position Objective:

    Plan, design, develop, oversee, and evaluate all people operations (human resources) initiatives, policies, and programs to support and strengthen organizational culture and advance the strategic goals and vision of Mercy For Animals

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Direct and manage the overall administration of all people operations functions for all MFA offices to ensure compliance with best practices in all aspects of the organization’s activities
    • Provide strategic guidance and operational assistance for diversity, inclusion, and equity, including policies, procedures, training, action plans, and metrics to effectively support leadership accountability
    • Maintain responsibility for organizational compliance with federal, state, and local requirements pertaining to all personnel matters
    • Provide supervision and support to all people operations employees, including global operations managers
    • Oversee the design and implementation of organizational and employee development programs, employee orientation and training programs, recruitment and position management programs, benefits plans, payroll policies and guidelines, database management procedures, equal opportunity employment programs, employee handbooks, and employee records and documentation policies
    • Assist senior leadership in annual performance evaluations and the annual review, preparation, and administration of the organization's compensation plan
    • Annually review and make recommendations to senior leadership for improvement of the organization's policies, procedures, and practices on personnel matters
    • Consult with legal counsel on employee relations and other confidential and sensitive personnel matters, including grievances, harassment, disciplinary actions, and separations as necessary
    • Follow all human resources and operational policies and ensure all people operations program areas are in full compliance

    Position Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration, or related field (master’s degree preferred)
    • Three to five years’ job experience in human resources, preferably in a leadership capacity
    • PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SCP (preferred) or willingness to obtain within one year of employment
    • Global and cultural awareness
    • Excellent judgment and problem-solving ability
    • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
    • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization

    Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k retirement plan, and a pleasant vegan work environment.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

  • Learning and Culture Specialist

    Learning and Culture Specialist

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Nonexempt
    Reports to: Director of People Operations
    Position Location: Los Angeles, CA

     

    Position Objective:

    To design and facilitate culturally competent training programs that enhance employee engagement, performance, and satisfaction in alignment with the organization’s core values and mission and to support organizational and employee development, diversity, equity, and inclusion

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Work with director of people operations to identify organizational training needs via annual and ongoing needs analysis
    • Collaborate with leadership and supervisors to advance global people operation initiatives that promote and sustain diversity, equity, and inclusion across the organization
    • Design, develop, and evaluate engaging training curriculum
    • Establish and manage incentive program to encourage employee use of Lynda.com and other learning resources for independent personal and professional development
    • Apply adult-learning methodologies and ADDIE principles to all course content creation
    • Create and maintain standard operating procedures for all course content development
    • Track and report training activities
    • Effectively and dynamically facilitate organization-wide, small-group, and individual training sessions in person and online
    • Support, track, and evaluate annual performance review process and assist supervisors with individual employee development plans
    • Train and coach supervisors and others involved in employee development efforts
    • Assess organizational culture and foster employee engagement in collaboration with the culture committee
    • Ensure organizational culture and values are embedded in all training and development activities
    • Adhere to all human resource and administrative policies and procedures

    Position Requirements:

    • Three to five years’ experience in employee training and talent development
    • Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, human resources, i/o psychology, or related field (preferred)
    • CPLP certification (preferred)
    • Thorough knowledge of adult learning and instructional design
    • Excellent written, verbal, and cross-cultural communication skills, with the ability to convey information clearly and meaningfully
    • Strong interpersonal skills and understanding of cultural diversity
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle

    Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k retirement plan, and a pleasant vegan work environment.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

  • People Operations Coordinator

    People Operations Coordinator

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Nonexempt
    Reports to: Director of People Operations
    Position Location: Los Angeles, CA

     

    Position Objective:

    To assist in day-to-day people operations (human resource operations), including benefits administration and other administrative tasks; employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, and separation; policy implementation; recruitment and employment; and employment law compliance

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Provide administrative support to the director of people operations and people operations team, including meeting coordination, data entry, intranet maintenance, travel arrangement, project management, and other generalist duties
    • Administer human resource policies regarding benefits, time and attendance, and other personnel actions
    • Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment and benefits laws and regulations
    • Assist in recruitment process, post job ads, conduct phone screens, and schedule interviews as needed
    • Administer background and reference checks with external vendor to ensure timely information and process flow
    • Assist with onboarding and orientation for all new employees, contractors, and interns
    • Collaborate with the recruitment manager to create and update job descriptions
    • Compile staffing, termination, time and attendance, hiring, and turnover reporting
    • Maintain personnel files and audit them quarterly for incomplete and missing documentation
    • Assist in creation and implementation of employee wellness and betterment programs
    • Support performance management, employee development, and training programs as needed
    • Participate in internal investigations when employee complaints or concerns are reported
    • Prepare and maintain SOPs and the employee handbook
    • Adhere to all human resource and administrative policies and procedures

    Position Requirements:

    • Two years of human resource or related administrative experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field (preferred)
    • Knowledge of and ability to apply basic human resource policies and procedures
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle

    Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k retirement plan, and a pleasant vegan work environment.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

  • Administration
  • Executive Assistant to the President

    Executive Assistant to the President

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Nonexempt
    Reports to: President
    Position Location: Los Angeles, CA

     

    Position Objective:

    To provide high-level, confidential project execution and administrative support to the president of Mercy For Animals

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Manage and support the president’s schedule by maintaining and tracking the schedule, booking all travel arrangements, scheduling and confirming meetings, and managing general calendar  
    • Ensure donor database is up-to-date with president’s notes from donor meetings and other oral and written donor communications  
    • Initiate, manage, and complete projects as assigned by the president that may involve convening groups of staff, consultants, and others; collect and analyze data; carry out research; and present data
    • Draft letters, correspondence, keynote presentations, and general information/materials  
    • Manage all general inquiries to the president, including telephones, visitor reception, mail, and shipping  
    • Provide administrative and accounting support to the president, including completion of expense reports
    • Travel both domestically and internationally to assist the work of the president  
    • Follow all human resource and operational procedures
    • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

    Position Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in public relations, nonprofit management, or communications (preferred)  
    • Minimum of three years’ work experience in a related field (nonprofit or customer service position highly preferred)  
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as high degree of organization and efficiency  
    • Self-motivation with ability to work well independently and under pressure, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines  
    • Ability to work creatively and effectively as a member of a team  
    • Friendly, positive, client/customer service-oriented personality  
    • Proficiency in MS Word, Keynote, and MS Excel  
    • Thorough knowledge of or willingness to learn Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle  
    • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization

    Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k retirement plan, and a pleasant vegan work environment.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

  • Managing Director, Asia (Hong Kong, Taiwan) MFA亞洲主管(香港,臺灣)

    Managing Director, Asia (Hong Kong, Taiwan) MFA亞洲主管(香港,臺灣)

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will

    雇傭條款:全職,獨立合約員工

     Reports to: Senior Vice President, International

    報道給:主席

    Position Location: Position Location: Hong Kong preferred, China and Taiwan also possible

    職位地點:香港、臺灣、內地都可

    Position Objective:

    Oversee Mercy For Animals’ work in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan by providing strategic leadership in the principal areas of fundraising, administration, investigations, corporate engagement, legal, and social impact; manage new hires and key relationships; and help implement short-term and long-range goals, plans, and policies to further the organization’s mission

    職位目標:

    視察MFA憫惜動物於香港,內地,與臺灣的一切工作,包括與所有活動和計劃保持同步,管理新人員以及重要地關系,並且協助所有戰略上的決策。

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Help identify, recruit, interview, and select new team members in Hong Kong and China
    • Create and build relationships with key companies, supporters, politicians, and others to grow MFA’s reach and impact
    • Assist in development of operational processes and communication channels to foster and sustain strong team cohesion and high morale among all team members
    • Assist with development, corporate outreach, and public policy work as needed
    • Help execute any and all programs for which dedicated staff have not been hired or for which vacancies have arisen, including translation; operations and human resources; creating and sharing social media content and blogs; and meeting with lawmakers, corporate officials, and donors
    • Serve as a spokesperson for MFA at press conferences, meetings, and other events
    • Work closely with vice presidents, managing directors, and program heads to ensure program activities in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan are maximally successful and culturally appropriate
    • Help develop MFA’s presence in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan with optimal tone, approach, positioning, and branding
    • Provide all necessary conditions for all departments to achieve their goals in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan
    • Maintain strong working relationships with other nonprofit organizations working on farmed animal welfare and other causes related to MFA’s mission
    • Identify new opportunities for program growth, including novel programming, fundraising, and partnerships in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan
    • Adhere to all human resource and administrative policies and procedures
    • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor

    主要工作職責:

    • 創建並保持與關鍵公司,支持者,政客等的關系,以幫助MFA在宣傳與影響上的擴大
    • 確保所有在香港,內地,臺灣的員工和合約員工的團隊凝聚力和士氣,並幫助發展所
    • 需要的達到此目的的方法以及溝通渠道
    • 幫助識別,招募,面試,以及選擇新加入的員工和合約員工
    • 如有需要,協調與發展部,企業推廣部,公共政策部的工作
    • 在尚未成功招募新人員或者職位空缺的時候,幫助執行任何以及所有活動所需區域的工作,包括翻譯,操作,人力資源,創造並分享社交媒體內容和博客
    • 為MFA憫惜動物在新聞發布會以及其他活動上擔任發言人
    • 與其他副主席密切地合作與管理,確保於香港,內地,臺灣的活動是文化上適宜並能將成功最大化
    • 使用最佳的格調,方式,定位,品牌術,幫助MFA憫惜動物發展在香港,內地,臺灣的形象
    • 幫助香港,內地,臺灣的所有部門實現目標而提供所有需要的支持
    • 與其他農場動物福利的非牟利組織以及其他與MFA目標相關的組織保持密切的工作關系
    • 識別有助於香港,內地,臺灣的計劃成長的新機會,包括創新的計劃,籌款,合作

    Position Requirements:

    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate professionally and persuasively, both verbally and in writing
    • Comfort with public speaking
    • Strong work ethic and drive to succeed
    • Keen judgment with respect to hiring and other decisions for MFA in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan
    • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and relationships at once
    • Willingness and ability to travel with great frequency
    • Verbal and written fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese
    • Preferred fluency in Cantonese
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
    • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

    崗位要求:

    • 英語能力(中等水平;並不需要您是英語專家,因為我們可以為您購買學習英語的工具幫助您改進)
    • 強大的人際交往能力,以及在口語和寫作中專業並說服力強的溝通技能
    • 無懼於公開演講
    • 非常有職業道德以及成功的動力
    • 保持判斷力,包括在選擇MFA員工的時候
    • 出色的組織技能,以及同時管理多項任務和關系的技能
    • 願意並能夠經常性地旅遊
    • 對於組織的目標作出承諾

  • Managing Director, Canada

    Managing Director, Canada

    Terms of Service: Full Time
    Reports to: Senior Vice President
    Position Location: Remote, Canada

     

    Position Objective:

    Oversee Mercy For Animals’ work in Canada by providing strategic leadership in the principal areas of fundraising, administration, investigations, corporate engagement, legal, and social impact; manage new hires and key relationships; and help implement short-term and long-range goals, plans, and policies to further the organization’s mission

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Help identify, recruit, interview, and select new team members in Canada
    • Create and build relationships with key companies, supporters, politicians, and others to grow MFA’s reach and impact
    • Assist in development of operational processes and communication channels to foster and sustain strong team cohesion and high morale among all team members in Canada
    • Help execute any and all programs for which dedicated staff have not been hired or for which vacancies have arisen, including translation; operations and human resources; creating and sharing social media content and blogs; and meeting with lawmakers, corporate officials, and donors
    • Serve as a spokesperson for MFA at press conferences, meetings, and other events
    • Work closely with vice presidents, managing directors, and program heads to ensure program activities in Canada are maximally successful and culturally appropriate
    • Help develop MFA’s presence in Canada with optimal tone, approach, positioning, and branding
    • Provide all necessary conditions for all departments to achieve their goals in Canada
    • Maintain strong working relationships with other nonprofit organizations focused on farmed animal welfare and other causes related to MFA’s mission
    • Identify new opportunities for the organization in Canada, including program growth, novel programming concepts, fundraising opportunities, and partnerships
    • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor

    Position Requirements:

    • Minimum of three years’ management experience
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate professionally and persuasively, both verbally and in writing
    • Comfort with public speaking
    • Strong work ethic and drive to succeed
    • Keen judgment with respect to hiring and other decisions for MFA in Canada
    • Highly organized workstyle and ability to manage multiple projects and relationships at once
    • Willingness and ability to travel with great frequency
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle
    • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

  • Managing Director, India

    Managing Director, India

    Terms of Service: Independent Contractor
    Reports to: President
    Position Location: Remote, India

     

    Position Objective:

    Oversee Mercy For Animals’ work in India, including staying abreast of all programs and activities, managing new hires and key relationships, and assisting with all strategic decisions

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Create and build relationships with key companies, supporters, politicians, and others to grow MFA’s reach and impact
    • Ensure strong team cohesion and high morale among all contractors in India by developing necessary processes and communication channels
    • Assist with development of corporate outreach and policy work as needed
    • Aid in identifying, recruiting, interviewing, and selecting new staff and contractors
    • Help execute areas of work for which dedicated staff have not been hired or for which vacancies have arisen
    • Serve as a spokesperson for MFA at press conferences and other events
    • Work closely with program heads and other vice presidents to ensure program activities in India are carried out successfully with all necessary cultural knowledge
    • Help develop MFA’s brand in India with proper tone, approach, positioning, and branding
    • Provide all necessary conditions for all departments to achieve their goals
    • Maintain strong working relationships with other nonprofit organizations focused on farmed animal welfare and other causes related to MFA’s mission
    • Identify new opportunities for MFA in India including program growth, novel programming concepts, fundraising opportunities, and partnerships

    Position Requirements:

    • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Hindi
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate professionally and persuasively
    • Comfort with public speaking
    • Strong work ethic and drive to succeed
    • Keen judgment with respect to hiring and other decisions for MFA in India
    • Highly organized workstyle and ability to manage multiple projects and relationships simultaneously
    • Willingness and ability to travel frequently
    • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

  • Operations Manager

    Operations Manager

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Nonexempt
    Reports to: Vice President of Administration
    Position Location: Los Angeles, CA

    Position Objective:

    To manage all day-to-day operational and administrative functions; serve as the organization’s representative at MFA headquarters during normal business hours; respond to general phone and email inquiries; and provide accounting, vendor, and logistical support

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Oversee all office operations, including controlling building access and issuing keys; designing filing systems; reviewing and approving supply requisitions; monitoring and handling payment of utilities; and assigning duties and monitoring clerical functions, telephones, visitor reception, mail, shipping, and general MFA email account
    • Maintain office efficiency by planning and implementing office systems, layouts, and equipment procurement
    • Supervise operations staff
    • Process general office payment requests and staff reimbursement requests
    • Utilize QuickBooks to complete bookkeeping tasks assigned by supervisor and CPA
    • Assist with Corporate Card program and card maintenance, and monitor credit limits
    • Supervise the maintenance of office equipment (copier, fax machine, etc.)
    • Maintain organization's electronics inventory
    • Assist with annual audit
    • Provide administrative and accounting support to leadership
    • Coordinate and schedule organization-wide staff meetings
    • Create and distribute meeting agendas, attachments, and information decks
    • Adhere to all human resource and administrative policies and procedures
    • Perform any other duties assigned by supervisor

    Position Requirements:         

    • Three years of relevant office experience, preferably including bookkeeping
    • Familiarity with accounting and office software, such as QuickBooks Online and G-Suite
    • Attention to detail and superior organizational skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Proven time-management and decision-making abilities
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
    • Commitment to the mission and objectives of the organization

    Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k retirement plan, and a pleasant vegan work environment.

    Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

  • Senior Vice President, Support

    Senior Vice President, Support

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Exempt
    Reports to: President
    Position Location: Los Angeles, CA

     

    Position Objective:

    To provide strategic leadership for the organization in the support areas of communications, creative, optimization, and administration by working with the president, senior leadership, department heads, and other staff to set short-term and long-range goals and to establish, implement, and oversee strategies, plans, and policies to further the mission of Mercy For Animals

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Direct the organization’s support departments in keeping with the vision outlined by the president and board of directors
    • Take the lead in implementing measurable and progressive steps toward organizational and programmatic consistency and fiscal sustainability
    • Oversee—in accordance with the matrix model—all support operations to ensure they produce the intended results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission of the organization
    • Provide leadership and support to all department heads for finance, administration, operations, communications, information technology, advertising, video production, design, merchandise, and special events
    • Oversee quality control for support departments, establishing clear goals and expectations in partnership with department heads
    • Create or improve, implement, and enforce systems that enhance the overall operation and effectiveness of support departments
    • Lead and motivate team members to foster morale, improve communication, promote employee engagement, and develop high-performing teams
    • Engage in long-range planning and evaluate and advise on the impact of new support programs and strategies
    • Analyze problematic situations and provide timely solutions to ensure the organization’s survival and growth
    • Represent the organization as required, including serving as a spokesperson and attending important functions, events, press conferences, and meetings
    • Maintain the utmost integrity in all activities and dealings as a senior representative of the organization
    • Follow all human resource and operational policies and ensure all program areas are in full compliance
    • Perform any other duties assigned by the president

    Position Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in business, public relations, nonprofit management, communications, or related field
    • Minimum of 10 years’ job experience, preferably in a similar field
    • Strong business acumen with proven background in effective strategy execution
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with ability to convey information clearly and meaningfully
    • Self-motivation with ability to work well independently and under pressure
    • Strong leadership skills with ability to drive inspired action and creative and technical innovation
    • Organizational expertise and ability to manage multiple projects and relationships at one time
    • Willingness and ability to travel regularly
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
    • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization

    Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k retirement plan, and a pleasant vegan work environment.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

  • Legal
  • Staff Attorney, India

    Staff Attorney, India

    Terms of Employment: Full-Time, At Will
    Reports to: General Counsel
    Position Location: India 

     

    Position Objective: To assist MFA’s legal advocacy efforts in India by advocating on behalf of farmed animals and ensuring the organization’s legal compliance in all aspects of its operations

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Provide legal support to the investigations department by conducting necessary legal research into all relevant laws and regulations and addressing any legal issues arising during the course of investigations
    • Assist in the organization’s requests for criminal prosecutions of animal abusers by reviewing investigative footage, drafting legal petitions, and meeting with and assisting law enforcement
    • Work to advance farmed animal interests through legislation
    • Undertake thorough and accurate legal review of corporate campaign materials
    • Research, develop, and implement proactive legal initiatives, including lawsuits, petitions, and complaints to government agencies
    • Draft and review contracts, leases, and other legal documents
    • Assist the general counsel with governmental compliance and labor and employment issues
    • Handle any other legal issues that may arise during the day-to-day operations of the organization
    • Develop and maintain close working relationships with other animal protection organizations and attorneys in private practice
    • Follow all human resource and operational procedures
    • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

     

    Position Requirements:

    • Law degree from an accredited law school
    • Preferred minimum of five years’ experience practicing law
    • Fluency in English and Hindi
    • Thorough knowledge of animal rights legal issues and MFA’s campaigns preferred
    • Demonstrated ability to address and overcome problems and negotiate with third parties
    • Strongly preferred ability to conduct press conferences and interviews with media
    • Proven exceptional organizational and writing skills
    • Ability to work well in a team setting
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills
    • Willingness and ability to travel on short notice
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
    • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

     

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

  • Staff Attorney: Investigations

    Staff Attorney: Investigations

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Exempt
    Reports to: General Counsel
    Position Location: Los Angeles, CA or Remote

    Position Objective:

    To assist MFA’s investigations and legal advocacy department in effectively advocating on behalf of farmed animals through undercover investigations and criminal prosecutions of farmed animal abusers.

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties: 

    • Provide legal support to the investigations department by conducting necessary legal research into state, federal, and international laws and regulations and addressing any legal issues arising during the course of investigations
    • Assist in the organization’s requests for criminal prosecutions of animal abusers by reviewing investigative footage and field notes, drafting legal petitions, and meeting with and assisting law enforcement
    • Advise investigators of relevant federal and state laws implicated by investigations
    • Work with investigators for meetings with law enforcement and/or testifying in connection with criminal prosecutions of farmed animal abusers
    • Prepare and update SOPs for investigations-related best practices
    • Create and maintain databases recording results of investigations
    • Prepare press releases, blog posts, and op-eds on legal department accomplishments and significant other legal developments for farmed animals
    • Conduct press conferences and interviews with reporters
    • Assist with recruitment, training, and supervision of legal interns
    • Draft and review contracts on an as-needed basis
    • Develop and maintain close working relationships with attorneys in private practice and other animal protection organizations

    Position Requirements:

    • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
    • Preferred minimum of 1–3 years’ experience practicing law
    • Thorough knowledge of animal rights legal issues and MFA’s campaigns
    • Demonstrated ability to create and deliver presentations, address and overcome problems, and negotiate with third parties
    • Strongly preferred ability to conduct press conferences and interviews with media
    • Proven exceptional organizational and writing skills
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team setting
    • Willingness and ability to travel on short notice
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
    • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

     

    Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k retirement plan, and a pleasant vegan work environment.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

  • Vice President of Legal

    Vice President of Legal

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Exempt
    Reports to: Senior Vice President, Programs
    Position Location: Los Angeles, CA

    Position Objective:

    To effectively use the legal system to advocate on behalf of farmed animals and to ensure the organization’s legal compliance in all aspects of its operations

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Assist the investigations department by conducting necessary legal research into state-specific laws and regulations and address any legal issues arising during the course of investigations
    • Oversee the organization’s requests for criminal prosecutions of animal abusers by reviewing investigative footage, drafting legal petitions, and meeting with and assisting law enforcement
    • Work to advance farmed animal interests in state and federal legislation
    • Research, develop, and implement proactive legal initiatives including lawsuits, petitions, and complaints to state & federal agencies
    • Review and draft contracts, leases, agreements, and other legal documents
    • Maintain compliance with all corporate governance requirements and human resources and employment regulations, including but not limited to secretary of state and attorney general annual filings, sales tax remittance, unemployment fund contributions, IRS filings, board of director protocols, labor laws, and insurance matters, with the Vice President of Administration
    • Ensure the legal compliance of the various campaigns and undertakings of the different departments and competently handle any other legal issues that may arise during the day-to-day operations of the organization
    • Serve as a spokesperson for the organization by drafting press releases and media statements, conducting press conferences, and participating in media interviews regarding any of the organization’s undertakings  
    • Develop and maintain close working relationships with private pro bono counsel and attorneys in other animal protection organizations
    • Oversee the organization’s legal internship program, and supervise and manage all members of the legal advocacy department
    • Communicate and meet with members and supporters of the organization as appropriate
    • Follow all human resource and operational procedures and ensure that the legal advocacy department is in full compliance
    • Supervise and manage all members of the legal department
    • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

    Position Requirements

    • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school.  
    • Minimum of ten years of previous experience practicing law  
    • 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  
    • Ability to work well in a team setting
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills
    • Willingness and ability to travel extensively on short notice
    • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle  
    • Commitment to the mission and objectives of the organization

    Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, and a 401k retirement plan.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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Our Leadership Team

Changing Hearts. Changing Minds. Changing the World.

Matt Rice

President

Matt Rice serves as president of Mercy For Animals. He oversees all of MFA's departments and work in six countries. For more than 15 years, Matt has been a central leader in the animal protection movement. He has overseen many of MFA’s biggest cases, most successful campaigns, and other victories. Matt began in MFA’s New York office carrying out grassroots outreach before being promoted to director of operations. He later took over as director of investigations, working closely with our brave undercover investigators, before moving on to the role of executive vice president. Matt lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Tammy, and rescued parakeet, Buffy.

Vandhana Bala

Senior Vice President of Programs and General Counsel

Vandhana Bala serves as our senior vice president of programs and general counsel. She oversees MFA's legal, investigations, corporate engagement, and social impact programs. After becoming interested in animal rights in law school, Vandhana led MFA's legal department for 7 years, obtaining unprecedented progress for animals in courtrooms, on ballots, and within government institutions. In addition, she has played a leading role in expanding MFA’s life-saving work internationally. Vandhana sees how quickly compassion for animals resonates with people across all cultures, and she believes we are unstoppable when we work together.

Blanka Alfaro

Senior Vice President, International

Blanka Alfaro serves as our senior vice president of international programs. Blanka worked in graphic design and marketing before leaving the world of commercial advertising to apply her skills to helping animals.

 

Lindsay Wolf

Vice President of Investigations

A former undercover investigator, Lindsay Wolf has gone behind the closed doors of factory farms, pet stores, vivisection labs, and other facilities to expose animal abuse. She is currently vice president of investigations.

Ari Solomon

Vice President of Social Impact

Ari Solomon is our vice president of social impact, managing all things social media. He also serves as the liaison to celebrities involved in MFA’s campaigns. Ari is a prolific writer whose work appears regularly on The Huffington Post and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and The Advocate. Ari’s videos on veganism, including Sh*t Vegans Say, have become viral sensations, with nearly 2 million combined views.

Jake Morton

Vice President of Creative

Jake Morton is our vice president of creative. A longtime MFA supporter and once volunteer, Jake first became involved in animal protection as a teenager after meeting MFA’s president, Nathan Runkle, during an outreach event in his hometown.

Geetika Sripathi

Vice President of Optimization

Geetika Sripathi is MFA's vice president of optimization. With a background in integrated marketing communications and digital media, Geetika applies best practices from the corporate sector to advocate for farmed animals. A lifelong vegetarian, Geetika felt compelled to go vegan after seeing shocking undercover footage of the dairy and egg industries. She lives in New York City with her rescued pup, Mookie.

Lena Ludwig

Vice President of Administration

Lena Ludwig is our vice president of administration, spearheading efforts to maintain a strong infrastructure. Lena oversees the organization's policies, operations, and finances. She has been vegan for almost two decades. Although she flourished in the corporate sector, Lena's true calling is to be a career animal rights activist. With her experience and passion united, Lena becomes more inspired and dedicated every day as part of MFA's team.

Lucas Alvarenga

Vice President, Brazil

Lucas Alvarenga serves as vice president for MFA in Brazil. As a marketing professional, he was a serial entrepreneur in the digital arena. After deciding to dedicate his life to helping animals, he created Veggo.co, partnered with the Brazilian Vegetarian Society on a 21-Day Meatless Challenge, and organized Festival Veggo, the largest Brazilian vegan funfest. Lucas celebrated his 15th vegetarianism birthday by joining MFA’s team.

Liz Quick

Director of Development

Liz Quick serves as our director of development and supervises all MFA fundraising efforts and development staff. Liz went vegan over five years ago, after becoming aware of the harsh realities of factory farming. She lives in sunny Los Angeles and is a proud pug mama to her very, very lazy pug, Penny.

Kenny Torrella

Director of Communications

Kenny Torrella serves as Mercy For Animals’ director of communications. He works with MFA’s team of writers and editors and has garnered media coverage for farmed animals in mainstream news outlets, such as the Associated Press, The Washington Post, and Fortune magazine. After watching undercover investigation footage from factory farms and slaughterhouses 10 years ago, Kenny became vegan and has been active for animals since. He lives in Washington, DC, with his partner and their rescue dog, Rihana.

Kelcey Meadows-Lucas

Philanthropy Officer

Kelcey Meadows-Lucas serves as philanthropy officer, helping our donors fulfill their dreams of ending farmed animal cruelty. Adopting a feisty terrier 15 years ago opened her heart to all animals. Kelcey soon became vegan and dedicated her life to helping animals. She brings more than a decade of fundraising experience to her position. Kelcey shares her home with her husband and toddler son.

John Karas

Philanthropy Officer

John Karas is our philanthropy officer for the East Coast and the South. He works with friends and supporters who wish to match their personal philanthropic goals with MFA strategic initiatives. John is a graduate student researcher of social change and brings more than a decade of development experience to his position. John and his wife are parents of three great kids and share their home with adopted cats Rico and Captain, and rescue labs Baylor and Lola.

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