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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.

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.

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Our Leadership Team

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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