Remote in the United States
Mercy For Animals aims to construct a compassionate food system by reducing suffering and ending the exploitation of animals for food. We envision a world where animals are respected, protected, and free to pursue their own interests.
As a leading farmed animal advocacy organization, we know that achieving this goal requires a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment—one that welcomes and sparks new perspectives and innovative ideas. If you are passionate about our mission, driven to make a big impact for animals, and eager to be part of a dedicated team, join us.
We are currently seeking a distributed and digital organizing manager, U.S., to join our organizing team. In this role, you will manage and grow Mercy For Animals’ U.S. organizing program and increase the movement’s capacity by implementing distributed and digital strategies that develop grassroots leadership. This work will entail building people power through recruitment and management of volunteers, using online and offline tactics to activate volunteers, designing and executing training programs, and supporting campaigns.
You will do invaluable work:
- Develop distributed organizing strategies to build a network of trained, action-oriented volunteers and organizers
- Manage digital mobilizing and action to advance strategic goals and specific campaigns (animal welfare, plant-based, legislative, and public policy)
- Direct strategy for email engagement and mass communication, targeted ads, and digital content for the organizing team
- Introduce and oversee mobile structures and tools, including broadcast SMS and peer-to-peer tools, and enable volunteer leaders to help run our programs, including communication channels, trainings, and outreach
- Manage systems and platforms used to maintain records and engage volunteers, including CRM programs, email listservs, communication and social platforms (such as Slack and Facebook groups), and contact lists
- Assist with coordinating, designing, and facilitating training events, strategy sessions, field meetings, visibility events, or other large events as needed
- Communicate and engage with volunteers regularly, and manage affiliated volunteer leaders and teams
- Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
- Perform any other duties assigned
Your qualifications will take our digital organizing work to the next level:
- Minimum of three years’ experience in distributed or digital organizing or campaigning (distributed campaign technology and advocacy or political organizing experience strongly preferred)
- Experience in training design and facilitation, grassroots advocacy, or volunteer management, preferably in the animal protection movement (volunteer experience considered)
- Experience using digital organizing tools and advocacy software or the ability to learn new software quickly and independently (experience using Salesforce or comparable CRM program, Engaging Networks, Hustle, Spoke, ThruTalk, or ThruText a plus)
- Strategic and analytical thinking skills; strong problem-solving skills; and a deep commitment to feedback, learning, and improvement
- Careful attention to detail, as well as project-management and organizational skills for complex projects and competing deadlines, whether working independently or collaboratively
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills (public speaking experience a plus)
- Ability and willingness to travel two or three times per year and work flexible hours, including occasional weekends
- Commitment to the mission and values of Mercy For Animals, including comfort with pressure campaigns for animal welfare and campaigns concerning legislation, public policy, and accessibility of plant-based foods
- Commitment to continued personal, organizational, and movement-wide growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles
Is this the right fit? Absolutely, if this sounds like you:
I’m a dynamic, data-driven leader who is excited about developing digital teams and building power for change. I thrive in fast-paced environments where I can launch and test new projects and tools, engage in rapid prototyping, and embrace giving and receiving feedback as a means of continual improvement. I am a systems thinker and structure creator. Working with volunteers energizes me, and I am adept at fostering long-term relationships while recruiting, training, and supporting activists in grassroots campaigning. I’m a people person who enjoys connecting with folks from a wide range of backgrounds, and I am especially excited about increasing volunteer engagement, retention, and development.
About Your Team Leader
Your supervisor, Michael (he/him), is Mercy For Animals director of organizing. Michael has been active in social movements as an organizer, a campaigner, and a trainer since the ’90s. Michael believes that distributed people power and a commitment to collective action are critical to building a compassionate food system. He strongly values healthy relationships, gumption, a growth mindset, clear communication, and a commitment to effective teamwork. Outside Mercy For Animals, Michael enjoys parenting, reading, trail running and hiking, board games, baking, martial arts, and live music.
Compensation and Benefits
Earn an annual salary of $51,000–$55,000, 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 a 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 and carefully review each application, resume, and cover letter. Feel encouraged to go outside a traditional cover letter and state how you would add to our culture; what we would gain from having you on our team; and how you align with our organizational vision, mission, and values.
Our Commitment to You
Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization. We are committed to the principles of equity and justice, and our culture celebrates authenticity—enabling every team member to shine. 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 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.