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

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

We’ve obtained unprecedented convictions of factory farms, pressured major companies to change how they treat animals, inspired millions to pledge to go vegetarian, and won major legislative victories.

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

We provide strong protections for our staff, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, or race. We extend these policies to interactions with donors, volunteers, interns, and contractors. We also celebrate LGBTQ pride, support women's rights, and encourage diversity.

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

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

Ready to join the MFA team?

Email general inquiries to Jobs@MercyForAnimals.org.

Check out our current openings:

    Social Impact
  • Content Specialist, India

    Content Specialist, India

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

     

    Position Objective:

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

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

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

    Position Requirements:

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

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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

  • Administration
  • 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.

  • Legal
  • Staff Attorney, India

    Staff Attorney, India

    Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will
    Reports to: General Counsel and Director of Legal Compliance
    Position Location: India 

     

    Position Objective: To ensure the organization’s legal compliance in all aspects of its operations and assist MFA’s efforts in effectively using the legal system to advocate on behalf of farmed animals

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Research and analyze Indian and international laws and policies concerning free speech, defamation, and intellectual property
    • Ensure legal compliance of corporate campaigns materials
    • Draft and review contracts, leases, and other legal documents
    • Oversee corporate and governmental compliance, adherence to charitable fundraising requirements, and regulatory and tax filings in India
    • Provide analysis and review of corporate campaigns materials and strategies
    • Oversee and manage all intellectual property issues
    • Manage the organization’s various insurance policies
    • Conduct research and provide guidance on HR and labor and employment issues
    • Assist the development department with trusts, estates, and other planned giving matters
    • Develop and implement standard operating procedures for the organization
    • Assist with the supervision of legal interns
    • Develop and maintain close working relationships with attorneys in other organizations
    • Handle any other legal issues that may arise during the day-to-day operations of the organization
    • 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
    • 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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We are also hiring in Mexico, Asia, India, and Brazil.

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Our Leadership Team

Changing Hearts. Changing Minds. Changing the World.

Matt Rice

President

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

Vandhana Bala

Senior Vice President of Programs and General Counsel

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

Blanka Alfaro

Senior Vice President, International

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

 

Lindsay Wolf

Vice President of Investigations

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

Ari Solomon

Vice President of Social Impact

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

Jake Morton

Vice President of Creative

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

Geetika Sripathi

Vice President of Optimization

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

Lena Ludwig

Vice President of Administration

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

Lucas Alvarenga

Vice President, Brazil

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

Liz Quick

Director of Development

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

Kenny Torrella

Director of Communications

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

Kelcey Meadows-Lucas

Philanthropy Officer

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

John Karas

Philanthropy Officer

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

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