Researcher, Social Change
Remote in the U.S., Brazil, or Latin America
As a social change researcher, you will plan, design, conduct, manage, and report on social change research projects to further the mission of Mercy For Animals and establish the organization as a leader in effective animal advocacy.
You will do invaluable work:
- Conduct detailed research of social issues related to effective animal advocacy, including tactics in social change; influential messaging; demographic outreach; increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the animal protection movement; and understanding and addressing compassion fatigue
- Apply a variety of research techniques to gather relevant information, including literature reviews, case studies, and interviews (face-to-face, telephone, and online)
- Design surveys, questionnaires, and polls
- Analyze, evaluate, and interpret research data
- Document, report, and present research findings to internal and external stakeholders
- Attend and present research findings at relevant scientific and animal advocacy conferences
- Build relationships and collaborate with other researchers in animal advocacy
You have the following qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in sociology or a closely related field (master’s or doctorate preferred)
- Three to five years of research experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Excellent research and analytical skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as a high degree of organization and efficiency
Is this the right fit? Absolutely, if this sounds like you:
Curious by nature, I want to research a wide range of topics beyond my area of specialization, including nutrition, animal welfare, and the environmental impacts of animal agriculture. I am a collaborative team player, with a high degree of emotional intelligence. I am self-motivated and driven by a desire to make a positive difference in the world.
Compensation and Benefits
Earn an annual salary of $48,000–$60,000, depending on qualifications. Our paid time-off policy, including 20 vacation days a year, staff-appreciation days, holidays, and sick leave, is as generous as our no- or low-cost health insurance. We also offer a 401(k) plan, not to mention a collaborative and innovative work environment.*If you are based in Brazil or Latin America, annual salary and benefits may be different from those listed above.
We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications, so be sure to clearly convey in your cover letter your general fit for the role. A few things we would love to learn about are professional experience, internships, volunteer work, and side projects, as well as your overall alignment with our organizational vision, mission, and values.
Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization, and we value diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability are encouraged to apply. We are committed to providing an inclusive, positive, respectful, safe, and supportive work environment where equal opportunities are available to all team members.