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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.

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.

Director of Public Outreach

Director of Public Outreach

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

 

Position Objective:

To plan, oversee, and execute global public outreach strategy in the primary areas of volunteer outreach, public engagement, and vegetarian support initiatives working closely with the vice president of social impact and global managers to expand global outreach efforts and more effectively engage the public in support of the mission of Mercy For Animals

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Oversee, direct, and expand global volunteer outreach and vegetarian support programs in keeping with the mission and vision of the organization
  • Support the public outreach team to identify new and emerging outreach and engagement trends, align outreach priorities with organizational needs, and better engage the public and organizational allies in MFA’s work
  • Provide leadership, oversight, and support to all public outreach managers and staff, including establishing clear goals and expectations in partnership with managers
  • Assist the vice president of social impact with public outreach projects as needed
  • Ensure the growth and maintenance of MFA’s global volunteer database
  • Keep abreast of the latest trends in public engagement, volunteer outreach, and customer service
  • Stay informed about local, national, and international news relating to MFA’s mission
  • Lead and motivate team members to foster morale, promote employee engagement, and develop high-performing teams
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the organization
  • Follow all human resource and administrative policies and ensure all public outreach areas are in full compliance

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of four years’ experience in grassroots outreach
  • Minimum of four years’ experience managing volunteers and staff
  • Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and advocacy
  • Thorough knowledge of, or willingness to learn, existing and emerging customer response technologies
  • Thorough knowledge of, or willingness to learn, measurement software, tools, and procedures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to convey information clearly and effectively
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work well independently and under pressure
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • 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.

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: Executive Vice President

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 healthy 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.

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.

Senior Vice President, International

Senior Vice President, International

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

 

Position Objective:

To provide strategic international leadership for the organization by working with the president, senior leadership, department heads, and other staff to establish, oversee, and implement short-term and long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies to further the mission of Mercy For Animals abroad

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Direct the international operations of the organization in keeping with the vision outlined by the president and board of directors
  • Assist the president and senior leadership with establishing and developing international teams and programs
  • Oversee—in accordance with the matrix model—all international operations and programs to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission of the organization
  • Provide leadership and support to international vice presidents and managing directors
  • Implement quality-control systems for international departments, establishing clear goals and expectations for each department in alliance with department heads, country heads, and other senior leadership
  • Create or improve, implement, and enforce systems that enhance the overall operation and effectiveness of international departments
  • Lead and motivate team members to foster morale, promote employee engagement, and develop high-performing teams
  • Engage in long-range planning and evaluate and advise on the impact of new international programs and strategies
  • Analyze problematic situations and provide 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 (preferred)
  • Minimum of 10 years’ work experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to convey information clearly and effectively
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work well independently and under pressure
  • Strong leadership skills to drive inspired action and creative and technical innovation
  • Organizational expertise and dexterity in managing multiple projects and relationships
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively and work some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively as a team leader and team member
  • 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.

Senior Vice President, Programs

Senior Vice President, Programs

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

 

Position Objective:

To provide strategic leadership for the organization relating to the core program areas of investigations, corporate engagement, legal advocacy, and social impact by working with the president, senior leadership, department heads, and other staff to establish, oversee, and implement short-term and long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies to further the mission of Mercy For Animals

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Direct the organization’s program areas in keeping with the vision outlined by the president and board of directors
  • Lead—in accordance with the matrix model—all program operations to ensure they produce effective, measurable outcomes and are consistent with the priorities, overall strategy, and mission of the organization
  • Provide leadership and support to department heads in the program areas of investigations, corporate relations and food policy, social media, grassroots activism, and legal advocacy
  • Implement quality-control systems for program 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 program departments
  • Lead and motivate team members to foster morale, promote employee engagement, and develop high-performing teams
  • Direct all legislative and policy efforts on local, state, and federal levels
  • Engage in long-range planning and evaluate and advise on the impact of new programs and strategies
  • Analyze complex and problematic situations and determine prudent 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

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, public relations, nonprofit management, communications, or related field
  • Minimum of 10 years’ work experience in a closely related field, with thorough knowledge of animal protection and advocacy
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to convey information clearly and effectively
  • Self-motivation with the ability to work well independently and under pressure
  • Strong leadership skills to drive inspired action and creative and technical innovation
  • Organizational expertise and dexterity in managing multiple projects and relationships at once
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work some evenings and weekends
  • 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.

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.

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 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.

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Changing Hearts. Changing Minds. Changing the World.

Nathan Runkle

Founder

Nathan Runkle is the founder of Mercy For Animals. Raised on a farm in rural Ohio, Nathan has long had a deep connection with farmed animals. After a local farmed animal abuse case involving a piglet slammed headfirst into a concrete floor during an agricultural project at a nearby high school, Nathan founded MFA to give "food" animals a much-needed advocate in his local community.

Since founding MFA over a decade ago, Nathan has overseen the organization's growth into a leading international force in the prevention of cruelty to farmed animals and promotion of compassionate food choices and policies.

A nationally recognized speaker on animal advocacy, factory farming, and veganism, Nathan has presented at colleges, conferences, and many other forums from coast to coast.

Through his work with MFA, Nathan has been an outspoken advocate for animal rights, featured in hundreds of television, radio, and newspaper interviews, including on ABC's World News Tonight, Nightline, and 20/20, CNN, and National Public Radio, and in USA Today, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune.

Nathan has worked alongside elected officials, corporate executives, heads of international organizations, academics, farmers, celebrities, and film producers to pass landmark farmed animal protection legislation, raise public awareness about vegetarianism, and implement animal welfare policy changes.

VegNews magazine has recognized both MFA and Nathan for making substantial contributions to the vegetarian movement, naming Nathan one of the "25 Most Fascinating Vegetarians" and one of the country's "Top 20 Activists Under 30 Years Old," and twice naming MFA "Non-Profit of the Year." In 2009, at the age of 25, Nathan became the youngest person ever inducted into the US Animal Rights Hall of Fame.

 

Matt Rice

President

Matt Rice, our president, works with MFA’s Investigations, Legal Advocacy, Communications, Development, and Operations departments. A former U.S. Marine, Matt now has well over a decade of experience in the animal protection movement, coordinating cutting-edge campaigns, releasing hard-hitting undercover investigations, and helping secure landmark criminal animal cruelty convictions against animal abusers.

Vandhana Bala

General Counsel

Vandhana Bala serves as our general counsel, working to put animal abusers behind bars. Vandhana became interested in animal rights in law school, became a vegetarian, and spent nearly a decade working at animal shelters and hospitals. Vandhana is now a committed vegan, and envisions a day when animals are viewed as more than personal property in the eyes of the law.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Blanka Alfaro

Vice President, Mexico

Blanka Alfaro serves as our vice president for MFA in Mexico, creating, managing, and translating social media content and other communications for our Latin American audience. Blanka worked in graphic design and marketing before leaving the world of commercial advertising to apply her skills to helping animals.

 

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.

Robin Moler

Philanthropy Officer

Robin Moler serves as a philanthropy officer. She loves to share MFA’s impact and vision with our supporters, whose generous investments are changing the lives of millions of farmed animals. After watching footage of a brutalized pig, Robin quickly decided she could do the most good by focusing on farmed animal advocacy. That was 26 years ago and it has been her passion ever since. Her family of six includes four rescued cats and an exceedingly affectionate Chihuahua. 

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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