Remote in the United States

Mercy For Animals, a leading global nonprofit working to end the exploitation of animals for food and construct a compassionate food system, seeks a U.S. board member with animal advocacy experience, committed to anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Mercy For Animals’ U.S. board of directors is a volunteer board. Members are not paid and dedicate their time and expertise to support Mercy For Animals and its mission.

As a member of Mercy For Animals’ U.S. board, you will do crucial work:

  • Provide guidance and support that promote the organization’s mission of animal protection and anti-oppression objectives
  • Support the president in setting strategy, ensuring progress, and advancing the mission and vision of the organization
  • Ensure productive, inclusive, and equitable governance by reviewing our programs, overseeing risk management, advising senior team members, and reviewing and approving budgets 
  • Serve as an advocate of our mission

We are looking for mission-aligned professionals:

  • A proven leader with high emotional intelligence, strong collaboration skills, solid strategic planning experience, a demonstrated commitment to DEI, and expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Advocacy
    • Community building for historically marginalized communities
    • Corporate strategy
    • Environmental justice
    • Finance
    • Food justice
    • Fundraising
    • Grassroots activism
    • Human resources
    • Legislation
    • Media
    • Nonprofit management
    • Racial justice
    • Technology 

In serving, you are willing to do the following:

  • Commit to a three-year term and active participation on the board
  • Integrate DEI and anti-racism into animal protection in line with Mercy For Animals’ mission and objectives
  • Challenge the status quo and provide expert guidance in collaboration with other board members
  • Attend four board meetings each year (two in-person meetings if possible, with virtual attendance also supported); key Mercy For Animals events, including the gala; consultations in special advisory roles; and calls as needed

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

We know that to achieve our goals and realize our vision, we need diverse perspectives, drawn from a wide range of backgrounds, that help us ask the right questions and avoid groupthink.

We are publicly recruiting for board positions to ensure we move beyond our immediate network and honor our ongoing commitment to inclusion and diverse perspectives to create an equitable board. 

We encourage candidates from historically marginalized communities (e.g., Black, indigenous, and people of color; people with disabilities) and those running nonprofits to apply.

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