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Mercy For Animals is the largest and most effective international charity focused exclusively on preventing cruelty to farmed animals.

As part of an international team of innovators changing the world, you will do the most meaningful work of your life at Mercy For Animals.

We’ve obtained unprecedented convictions of factory farms, pressured major companies to change how they treat animals, inspired millions to choose more plant-based foods, and won major legislative victories.

We believe each of us deserves to bring our whole self to a safe environment where we can do our best work. At Mercy For Animals, we foster an inclusive workplace where we lift one another up. Surveys and a staff-led culture committee elevate our staff’s voices.

We provide strong protections for our team members, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, or race. We extend these policies to interactions with donors, volunteers, interns, and contractors. Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Mercy For Animals celebrates LGBTQ+ pride, supports women’s rights, and promotes the anti-racist principles of the Black Lives Matter movement. Join our mission to build a just and compassionate food system.

We offer employees ample time off, flexible schedules, telecommuting opportunities, and generous benefits. Self-care, mindfulness, and work-life balance are essential to building a sustainable movement for animals. Our offices are also dog-friendly and vegan.

Our staff is our most valuable asset. Continual learning is part of everything we do. Employees have access to a resource library with thousands of training videos. Mercy For Animals also offers excellent opportunities for advancement.

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Check out our current openings:

    Strategy, Impact & Research
  • Economist

    Economist

    Remote in the United States

    Mercy For Animals aims to construct a compassionate food system by reducing suffering and ending the exploitation of animals for food. We envision a world where animals are respected, protected, and free to pursue their own interests.
     

    As a leading farmed animal advocacy organization, we know that achieving this goal requires a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment—one that welcomes and sparks new perspectives and innovative ideas. If you are passionate about our mission, driven to make a big impact for animals, and eager to be part of a dedicated team, join us to help spread compassion around the globe.

     

    We are currently seeking an economist to join our research team. In this role, you will do invaluable work:

    • Conduct detailed research using insights from agricultural, behavioral, and experimental economics and econometric modeling to answer a variety of questions related to animal and plant farming; consumption of animal products and plant-based proteins; the interrelation of advocacy outcomes, such as corporate animal welfare commitments, with market and policy outcomes, such as consumer food preferences and subsidies; and animal agriculture’s connections to the environment and public health
    • Create viable transition models for factory farmers participating in our Transfarmation Project 
    • Collect information from farmers regarding the economics of factory farming and potential plant-based models 
    • Innovate creative solutions to financial challenges faced by contract farmers, such as indebtedness and dependency on integrators 
    • Stay abreast of corporate and legislative progress relating to animal welfare and plant-based food policy 
    • Develop research methods based on the best economic theory to identify the impacts of corporate and legislative progress
    • Conduct cost-benefit analyses of current and prospective animal-advocacy tactics and use findings to recommend action
    • Work with the research director to identify knowledge gaps and create methodologies for filling them
    • Collect data using observational and experimental methodologies
    • Analyze, evaluate, and interpret research data
    • Document and report research findings and present them to internal and external stakeholders
    • Attend and present research findings at relevant conferences 
    • Build relationships and collaborate with other researchers 
    • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
    • Perform any other duties assigned by the team lead

    Your qualifications will take our research to the next level:

    • Master’s degree in a field of applied economics, such as agricultural or behavioral economics (doctorate preferred)
    • Three to five years of quantitative research experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Research experience using econometric methods (familiarity with discrete choice, fixed effects, random effects, time series, and other tangential econometric methodologies a plus)
    • Excellent research and analytical skills, with enthusiasm for finding and handling large and complex datasets
    • Experience using statistical software packages for complex quantitative analysis or comfort with at least one programming language typically used in data science (such as R, Stata, or Python)
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as a high degree of organization, efficiency, and attention to detail
    • Ability to translate complex results for lay audiences
    • Commitment and openness to continued personal and organizational growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles

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

    I’m a strategy-driven researcher with a robust econometric skill set. I can cater to a variety of requests and apply economic thinking to contexts ranging from public-policy development and analysis to data cleaning and statistical modeling for fellow researchers. I take initiative to identify problems, develop methodologies, and find solutions. I am empathetic and enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds, and I can effectively communicate economic rationale to lay audiences. I’m comfortable working independently and eager to serve as the organization’s authority on economic questions and research projects.  

    About Your Team Leader

    Your team leader, the director of research, is a mission-driven researcher who joined Mercy For Animals in November 2020. She has a background in human-animal interaction with training in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience methodologies. She has extensive experience in organizational direction and has served in various research and leadership positions in academic and nonprofit environments. A strategy-focused team player, she aims to leverage individual expertise and collaboration to create meaningful, evidence-based change aligned with Mercy For Animals’ mission. She values innovation, communication, and authenticity, and she deeply enjoys supporting and celebrating the team’s work and accomplishments. Outside Mercy For Animals, your team leader enjoys photographing wildlife, listening to live music, and spending time outdoors with her husband and companion dog.

    Compensation and Benefits 

    Earn an annual salary of $50,000–$55,000, depending on qualifications, and enjoy a commute-free life as a remote team member. In addition to a collaborative and innovative work environment, you will be able to take part in our benefits package, including no- or low-cost health, vision, and dental insurance; generous paid time off and sick leave; and a 401(k) retirement plan with a dollar-to-dollar employer match of up to 3 percent of your salary.

    Application Details

    We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications and carefully review each application, resume, and cover letter. Feel encouraged to go outside a traditional cover letter and state how you would add to our culture; what we would gain from having you on our team; and how you align with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

    Our Commitment to You

    Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization. We are committed to the principles of equity and justice, and our culture celebrates authenticity—enabling every team member to shine. All employment decisions are based solely on individual qualifications, job needs, and job requirements, and potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, veteran status, and ability are encouraged to apply. We strive to include candidates from historically marginalized communities and those from or in communities impacted by environmental, social, and economic injustice. 

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


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  • Technology
  • IT/Web Developer Generalist (Global)

    IT/Web Developer Generalist (Global)

    Remote in the United States, Mexico, or Brazil

    Mercy For Animals aims to construct a compassionate food system by reducing suffering and ending the exploitation of animals for food. We envision a world where animals are respected, protected, and free to pursue their own interests.

    As a leading farmed animal advocacy organization, we know that achieving this goal requires a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment—one that welcomes and sparks new perspectives and innovative ideas. If you are passionate about our mission, driven to make a big impact for animals, and eager to be part of a dedicated team, join us to help spread compassion around the globe.

     

    We are currently seeking an information technology and web developer generalist to join our technology team. In this role, you will do invaluable work:

    • Develop and implement a systems maintenance plan for all servers in our internal environment—remote and cloud-based—including but not limited to alerts, upgrades, security protocols, disaster recovery, and routine health checks 
    • Respond to incoming requests from team members from all regions—providing remote technical support and troubleshooting issues to reach a full resolution 
    • Contribute to WordPress or Sass-integrated development projects that include SSO, XML, HTML, CSS, and JS components
    • Work closely with the logistics team to support our hardware and software security policies and staff utilizing our cloud-based virtual private networks (VPNs) and end-point management solutions
    • Create and maintain technical documentation and knowledge base articles for Mercy For Animals’ technical infrastructure
    • Stay up to date with technology trends—identifying and recommending opportunities for improvement at Mercy For Animals
    • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
    • Perform any other duties assigned by team lead

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

    • Junior- to mid-level relevant work experience, ideally in a service-based environment (help-desk or consulting experience)
    • Proficiency with PHP, XHTML, CSS, Javascript/AJAX, and consuming/developing APIs
    • Familiarity with SAML, Google GSuite, device management, network security, VPNs, and MacOS 
    • Experience providing technical support to people with varied backgrounds 
    • Fluency in English written and oral communication (Spanish or Portuguese as a first or second language a plus)
    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or relevant certifications (a plus)
    • Critical thinking skills, with the ability to recognize the technological needs of the organization
    • Ability to listen to team members’ needs and translate them into creative technology solutions 
    • Ability to problem-solve effectively and meet deadlines
    • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with all levels of the organization
    • Ability to operate in a highly detailed and organized manner while remaining flexible as the needs and priorities of the organization change
    • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization
    • Commitment and openness to continued personal and organizational growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles

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

    I’m a highly motivated technology professional who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects with a diverse group of people. I take pride in my ability to break down technical ideas to non-technical team members, and I’m always willing to jump in and troubleshoot an issue—even if I don’t have all the answers up front or the subject is outside my immediate expertise. I understand the importance of accurate, secure, and well-maintained technical documentation and approach this task with a high level of detail and organization. Technology is ever changing, and I recognize this in my work by looking out for ways to improve current processes, introduce new technologies, and constantly learn new skills. As a team member, I strive to be collaborative, reliable, and kind. 

    About Your Team Leader

    Your team leader, the director of development operations, is a mission-driven technologist who joined Mercy For Animals in February 2020 after having held various technical and leadership positions in the arts & cultural non-profit community for 13 years. She believes that a strong technology strategy and its effective implementation is vital for mission-driven organizations to maximize their impact. As a former database administrator, she is highly detailed and risk-aware. As a former CRM strategist, she is always looking to the future—keeping her eye on where we want to be so we can identify opportunities and grow in the right direction.

    She values a growth mindset and authenticity, and as someone who “thinks-out-loud,” she encourages people to voice even the so-called bad ideas—because you never know where inspiration might come from.  

    Outside the world of Mercy For Animals, your team leader enjoys abstract drawing, spending time with her six (foster fail) cats, cooking simple vegan food, and watching stand-up and sketch comedy. 

    Compensation and Benefits 

    Earn an annual salary of $60,000–$68,000 (in the United States*), depending on qualifications, and enjoy a commute-free life as a remote team member. In addition to a collaborative and innovative work environment, you will be able to take part in our benefits package, including no- or low-cost health, vision, and dental insurance; generous paid time off and sick leave; and a 401(k) retirement plan, with a dollar-to-dollar employer match of up to 3 percent of your annual salary.

    *Benefits and salary outside the United States will be shared early in the interview process.

    Application Details

    We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications and carefully review each application, resume, and cover letter. Feel encouraged to go outside a traditional cover letter and state how you would add to our culture; what we would gain from having you on our team; and how you align with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

    Our Commitment to You

    Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization. We are committed to the principles of equity and justice, and our culture celebrates authenticity—enabling every team member to shine. All employment decisions are based solely on individual qualifications, job needs, and job requirements, and potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, veteran status, and ability are encouraged to apply. We strive to include candidates from historically marginalized communities and those from or in communities impacted by environmental, social, and economic injustice. 

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

     

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

    Apply Now!

Jobs Around the World

We may also be hiring in Mexico, India, and Brazil.

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

—Camilla, an undercover investigator in Brazil