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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.

Ready to join the Mercy For Animals team?

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Check out our current openings:

    Operations
  • Senior Vice President of Operations

    Senior Vice President of Operations

    Los Angeles Office or Remote in the United States

    As senior vice president of operations, you will be responsible for the strategic leadership and general oversight of the finance, technology, and operations teams. You will set short- and long-term goals for the operations division to ensure ongoing efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability in Mercy For Animals’ business operations. 

    In partnership with other senior leaders, you will spearhead a mission to develop, implement, oversee, and evaluate Mercy For Animals’ strategic plan and objectives, as well as participate in managing the organization. 

    You will do invaluable work:

    • Guide and oversee the design and implementation of short- and long-term objectives of the finance, technology, and operations teams, and ensure alignment with the organization’s overall vision, mission, and goals
    • Partner with the senior leadership team on the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategic plans, goals, and objectives, and proactively participate in managing the organization as a whole
    • Provide leadership, oversight, and mentorship to the finance, technology, and operations teams, and promote a culture of empowerment, ownership, and accountability aligned with our core values and leadership principles
    • Lead the design, review, evaluation, and improvement of operations policies, procedures, processes, and systems toward organizational and programmatic efficiency, effectiveness, and fiscal sustainability
    • Represent the organization as necessary, including serving as a spokesperson and attending important functions, events, press conferences, and meetings 
    • Follow all organizational policies and procedures
    • Perform any other duties as assigned 

    Your qualifications will take our operations division to the next level:

    • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or another relevant field
    • Minimum of 10 years’ related professional experience, with three years in a strategic operational leadership role 
    • Minimum of five years’ team-leadership experience
    • Strong business acumen, with a proven background in effective strategy design and execution
    • Proven strategic problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
    • Excellent communication, presentation, and people skills
    • Strong mentoring, coaching, and leadership skills, with the ability to motivate, engage, and influence others
    • Ability to remain calm and focused under pressure
    • Willingness and ability to travel regularly
    • Commitment to the mission, vision, and objectives 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 positive and proactive leader, with an innate ability to inspire and motivate others.

    A strong communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills, I am a highly effective

    advocate and can smoothly navigate even the most difficult conversations and

    situations. I thrive under pressure and deadlines, and I know how to manage time and

    resources effectively. 

    Compensation and Benefits 

    Earn an annual salary of $90,000–$98,000, 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 401(k) retirement plan, with a dollar-to-dollar employer match of up to 3 percent of your annual salary.

     

    We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications, so be sure to convey in your cover letter your general fit for the role, outlining relevant experience and your overall alignment with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

    Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization. We embrace new perspectives and innovative ideas that come only from a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment. We are committed to the principles of equality, equity, and justice, and our culture celebrates authenticity, enabling every team member to be their best self. 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 and encourage 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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  • Finance
  • Vice President of Finance

    Vice President of Finance

    Los Angeles Office or Remote in the United States

    As vice president of finance, you will be responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of Mercy For Animals’ global and regional financial management strategy, serving as the management liaison to the board and finance and audit committees and effectively delivering financial updates and presentations.

    You will spearhead a mission to develop, implement, and oversee short- and long-term goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures for the global and regional finance teams to ensure Mercy For Animals’ financial health, sustainability, and growth.  

    You will do invaluable work:

    • Advise the president and senior leadership team on financial strategy, planning, budgeting, cash flow, investment priorities, and financial policies
    • Serve as management liaison to the board and finance and audit committees and effectively communicate and present financial updates and information at board and committee meetings
    • Provide sound business judgment, strategic thinking, and broad financial and business perspective across the organization
    • Lead, oversee, and mentor the finance team, and promote a culture of empowerment, ownership, and accountability, aligned with our core values and leadership principles
    • Establish short- and long-term goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures for the global and regional finance teams
    • Partner with our development team to ensure proper management of all revenue channels
    • Guide and oversee the preparation of budgets, forecasts, and analyses of financial performance
    • Plan, coordinate, and ensure the successful and timely completion of the annual budget process in partnership with our strategy, impact, and research team
    • Oversee the preparation and presentation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting, and ensure timeliness and accuracy 
    • Review, evaluate, and improve financial policies, processes, and procedures, including reporting, internal controls, systems, and accounting standards, regularly and as necessary
    • Oversee the planning and implementation of the annual audit of financial statements, ensure timely communication and completion, and provide recommendations for procedural improvements
    • Represent the organization externally, as necessary, and maintain strong relationships with external auditors, international accounting firms, bankers, financial advisors, and others
    • Follow all organizational policies and procedures
    • Perform any other duties assigned by team leader

     

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

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration
    • Minimum of five years’ professional experience in a strategic finance-leadership role in a nonprofit organization
    • Minimum of five years’ team-leadership experience 
    • Solid experience with budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and developing financial strategy for a nonprofit organization
    • Proven strategic-thinking and creative problem-solving skills with excellent judgment
    • Strong analytical skills and data-driven mindset with attention to detail 
    • Energetic, flexible, proactive, and collaborative leadership skills, with proven ability to drive, implement, and impact strategic and tactical finance initiatives
    • Strong mentoring and coaching skills, with the ability to motivate, engage, and influence others
    • Excellent communication, presentation, and people skills 
    • Ability to travel domestically for board and leadership meetings regularly and events as necessary
    • Commitment to the mission, vision, and objectives of the organization
    • Experience overseeing or supporting international entities (preferred) 
    • 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 finance professional and a positive and proactive leader with an innate ability to inspire and motivate others. A strong communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills, I enjoy collaborating with others and can smoothly navigate even the most difficult conversations and situations. I thrive under pressure and deadlines, and I know how to manage time and resources effectively. 

     

    Compensation and Benefits 

    Earn an annual salary of $80,000–$90,000, 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 401(k) retirement plan, with a dollar-to-dollar employer match of up to 3 percent of your annual salary.

     

    We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications, so be sure to convey in your cover letter your general fit for the role, outlining relevant experience and your overall alignment with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

    Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization. We embrace new perspectives and innovative ideas that come only from a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment. We are committed to the principles of equality, equity, and justice, and our culture celebrates authenticity, enabling every team member to be their best self. 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 and encourage 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.

Other Ways to Get Involved

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

—Camilla, an undercover investigator in Brazil